Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Roundup

Just a few random links I found while checking out some of the blogs I read.

Egg White Face Mask

Are you as cheap as I am when it comes to beauty-but have large pores on your face?

The Beauty Shop shows you how to use an egg white face mask to shrink pores! (those yolks?

(How would you use the yolks? I’d use them to make ice cream)

Professional Photographer’s Blog


Food and Lifestyle Professional Photographer Sheri Giblin’s blog.

(Some call it a blog, I call it my kind of “porn.”)

Star Wars Crafts!!


Have a 4 year old who knows he’s Darth Vader? Here’s some crafts to spark his/her imagination.

(Death Star Piñatas and make your own Star Wars Lucha Libre Masks sound like my kind of a party, really. Really.)

Utah School To Apologize To Kilt-Wearing Student

The principal of a Utah middle school has been asked to apologize to a student for forcing him to change out of his kilt. The student says he wore it twice recently for an art project. The principal said the kilt could be misconstrued as cross-dressing. The school district says the kilt was an expression of the boy's Scottish heritage and not inappropriate.

(Where in Utah was this? I’m too lazy to look it up.)

President Obama's address to Notre Dame's graduating class.

By Common Consent had an interesting post today about faith and doubt in the context of Pres. Obama's speech to Notre Dame graduates.  Here's an excerpt of the speech below:

In this world of competing claims about what is right and what is true, have confidence in the values with which you’ve been raised and educated. Be unafraid to speak your mind when those values are at stake. Hold firm to your faith and allow it to guide you on your journey. Stand as a lighthouse.

But remember too that the ultimate irony of faith is that it necessarily admits doubt. It is the belief in things not seen. It is beyond our capacity as human beings to know with certainty what God has planned for us or what He asks of us, and those of us who believe must trust that His wisdom is greater than our own.

This doubt should not push us away from our faith. But it should humble us. It should temper our passions, and cause us to be wary of self-righteousness. It should compel us to remain open, and curious, and eager to continue the moral and spiritual debate that began for so many of you within the walls of Notre Dame. And within our vast democracy, this doubt should remind us to persuade through reason, through an appeal whenever we can to universal rather than parochial principles, and most of all through an abiding example of good works, charity, kindness, and service that moves hearts and minds.


Kat said...

Sherpa: The kilt wearing incident was in Weber County (near Ogden) The principal was apparently have brain cramps that day. :) He had a lot of support from teachers and students.

Steve said...

Ha, the kilt thing is funny. Are goths and emos not allowed in Utah schools either? hehe.

I liked Obama's speech.

Richard and Nicole said...

i had yolks leftover from something.....i made pudding. oh man that was gooooooood pudding.

Sherpa said...

Kat-Which community in Weber County?

Steve-Not Goths and Emos in a kilt apparently. ;) Or kids for a school project.
Skirts are the most comfortable piece of clothing-I could see why a 13 year old boy might dig a kilt. I don't want to know though if he was "completely traditional." Now, that might be a problem. :)

Nicole-Yum, pudding.

Kat said...

West Haven...Rocky Mountain Jr High I think?

Steve said...

Sherpa, for all the bemoaning women do about clothing, they have it made in the warm months. I wish I could wear a skirt and comfy shoes when we have our notorious swarmy summers here. Instead, I'm stuck in the same outfit I wear when it is 20 degrees out!?!? Not fair! :)

Sherpa said...

Steve- I completely agree. Skirts are a girl's best friend during a DC summer. Guys still have to toast in their suits and jackets here.

Lucy Stern said...

Loved the egg mask tips.... I can't believe that school asked that little boy to change out of his kilt. That is not considered cross dressing. it was a knee jerk reaction.

Putz said...

i wanted to thank you for noticing big O's spiritual talk at notre dame.....i like you really always believed he had great respect for all people and concern for the unborn, those just to be born{even though many think he only concerns himself with the poor expectant single mothers] i kind of wish i were in washington right now....i think it would be neat to try and make a differance, even if i were just on the side lines...

Sherpa said...

Thanks Putz.