Monthly Archives: July 2008

Here is today’s inspiring message about food storage and the end of the world.

WHY PREPARE?

By Marti Grobecker

Some think of preparedness as either overwhelming or boring but it is neither. It is actually a spiritual journey. You may be asking how in the world can anyone have spiritual experiences relating to food storage. I am here to tell you that I have never had as many spiritual experiences as I have had over the last year and it all has to do with preparedness. I KNOW I was led by the hand of God and what I have learned has changed my life. I would like to share a personal experience because I know you can have similar experiences. Keep in mind that the first law of heaven is obedience – that is an all-encompassing commandment that brings forth so many blessings.

There is also the Law of Mercy and the Law of Justice that the Lord Governs by. If we are disobedient we repent and Mercy (or Christ) claims us. If we are disobedient and do not repent, then Justice claims us. As Pres. Benson said: When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.

Read the whole article here:

http://preparetodaynewsletter.blogspot.com/2008/02/prepare-today-special-why-prepare.html

What’s your VARK?

What is VARK?
VARK is a questionnaire that provides users with a profile of their learning preferences. These preferences are about the ways that they want to take-in and give-out information.

Is VARK a learning style?
Technically No! A learning style has 18+ dimensions (preferences for temperature, light, food intake, biorhythms, working with others, deep and surface approaches). VARK is about one preference -our preference for taking in, and putting out information in a learning context. Although it is a part of learning style we consider it an important part because people can do something about it. Some other dimensions are not open to change.

http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire

Your scores were:

  • Visual: 6
  • Aural: 2
  • Read/Write: 15
  • Kinesthetic: 10

You have a mild Read/Write learning preference.

So basically, when I want to learn something, I prefer reading and writing about it, then tinkering and fiddling with it, then seeing someone demonstrate it, and lastly, having someone tell me all about it. Salesmen, in particular, annoy me.

So hit me up on IM instead of calling me, mmmkay?

(Oddly, however, my preferred love language is quality time, with a helping of words of affirmation on the side. Go figure. Seems I like doing things that don’t require much conversation, or with upbeat topics.)

A poor implementation of a good idea

Have you seen those nifty sink faucets in public restrooms that have motion sensors, so that you don’t have to knob-share with all the filthy, disease-ridden, public-restroom-using people you so frequently encounter out in public?

Well, that’s basically a good idea. You don’t have to touch the knobs to turn the water on or off – and it’s turning the knobs after washing your hands that gets them dirty again – so everyone’s hygiene level increases.

And as long as the motion detector and the faucet actually work, you get water when you want it, and it shuts off when you’re done, and you’re on your way. Easy, frugal, and environmentally friendly.

However, here at work, they have one of those motion-sensor faucets on the break room sink. It’s the sink where you’d wash your dishes, and stuff like that. And since the sensor is at the base of the faucet, and not in the sink, it forces you to wave your hands around above the level of the sink in order to make the water come out.

Which means, when washing a dish, you have to hold the dish in the stream of water above the back of the sink, and water splashes all around the counter, instead of in the sink.

I’m guessing that like a drug dealer, guy who invented that particular sink doesn’t use his own product. Or maybe he was on crack.