Friday, January 14, 2011 “Notes from God”
Notes from God
Maybe you’ve done this…as you face a big decision in life, maybe a crossroads, you collect every bit of information you can to help you make the best decision. Maybe you’ve even resorted to reading your horoscope. Admit it we all have at least once.
But, if you’ve ever read your horoscope in the newspaper you’ve probably read the wrong sign. Astrologists now say that the signs are one month off. The Star Tribune reported “The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was “in” on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon’s gravitational pull has made the Earth “wobble” around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars’ alignment”.
Wouldn’t we all love a little glimpse of our future. Sometimes maybe even cried out to God asking if he could just tell you what your future holds. I think that’s why people sometimes read their horoscope. It gives a moment of clarity for your future in this most uncertain life. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could open up the newspaper and there was a little personal note to you from God?
Something like, “Good morning…just wanted to let you know that there is nothing that’s going to happen to you today that you and I can’t handle together…have a good day…talk to you soon.”
Brennan’s Idea Box
Brennan has resolved to keep an “idea box” just a shoe box full of ideas to do with his son Chris. As he comes across them he puts a note in his box, or rips out a page from a magazine of STUFF to do later.
Brenformation (aka Brennan’s newscast)
Metro is toying with selling off naming rights to metro stops to bring in more cash…1 to 2 million for each station that gets renamed…
If you’re a commuter who parks at Potomac Mills Mall, you might have to find a new place to park. The owners of the mall are planning on cutting the number of parking spaces available to commuters…it’s part of their plan to attract new retailers…they’re only required to provide 275 spaces, they’ve got 1300 spaces available to commuters…
Big milestone could come today for Congresswoman Giffords – the congresswoman who was shot last weekend – she could have her breathing tube removed…
You could see a bump in your bill from WSSC if you live in Montgomery or Prince George’s county. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission needs to bring in a few million dollars to repair its old pipe network…to do it, they’re thinking of a rate hike of close to 9 percent more on monthly bills. A town hall meeting has been scheduled for February 2 and 3 where residents can voice their opinion.
Family Safety Tip
We sit in the car, we sit when we work, and we sit when we watch TV. And that’s not good for our health. It’s time to STAND UP!
It might be a good idea to stand up while you make phone calls at work, get up and walk around from time to time because scientists found that people who sat for more than six hours a day were 20% more likely to die during one 14-year study. That’s opposed to people who sat for less than three hours a day.
The reason? Standing burns calories, helps insulin lower the glucose levels in your body, and activates enzymes that remove fat from the bloodstream, and boost your heart health.
Safe and Fun Stuff to do with your Family
Take the family ice skating! Skate in a park-like setting. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Admission. Lessons and skate rental available. Location : National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.Contact : 202-216-9397. www.nga.gov/ginfo/skating.shtmnga/gov/skating
Take the family ice skating at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. Skating Pavilion hotline: 703.709.6300 firstname.lastname@example.org; 1818 Discovery Street, Reston, VA 20190; Admission Rates:Adults – $9.00 Children under 12 – $7.00 Senior citizens (55 & up) – $7.00 Skate rentals (figure & hockey) – $4.00http://www.restontowncenter.com/pavilion.html
It’s a 3 day weekend…why not try out one of the ski resorts nearby? If skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and tubing are your thing, you could want to check out Wisp Resort (wispresort.com). Maryland’s premiere ski resort is less than 3 hours from Washington, DC and Baltimore- so it makes for a perfect winter weekend trip with the kids.They’re not in Maryland, but nearby Pennsylvania also offers fabulous skiing at Ski Liberty (skiliberty.com), Roundtop (skiroundtop.com), and Whitetail (skiwhitetail.com).
Teach your kids that Martin Luther King Day is more than just a day off of school by checking out the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. It’s the largest African American Museum on the East Coast. Enjoy three days of family activities, including living history performances, tours of Freedom’s Sisters, book readings, arts and crafts, movies, and more. All ages. For MLK weekend special admission of just $5. www.africanamericanculture.org.
Enjoy special programs that celebrate the life, work, and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All ages. Free w/ admission.Location : Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore.Contact : portdiscovery.org.
January 15–17, 2011, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The National Museum of American History remembers King’s legacy and the contributions of thousands of other Americans to justice and freedom during the Civil Rights Movement with a weekend of special events. Visitors can participate in Student Sit-ins, a Freedom Riders Roundtable Discussion and experience a stirring and inspirational tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the museum’s Freedom Singers present songs of the Civil Rights Movement, followed by a dramatic presentation of Dr. King’s own words.