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[Feb. 12th, 2006|02:22 pm]

While my husband's favorite cereal is getting harder & harder for me to find at the grocery store, I was almost tempted to buy this.. then I looked at all the frightening chemical-laden ingredients - so it was a pass

On a whim, I picked up some shiny foil heart decals in the grocery store, I wanted to affix them to nametags for a course one of my bosses will be having on Valentine's day. As I load up groceries, I realize that I forgot to put the stickers on the check out counter, so in essence, I had them without paying for them.
So I go back inside the store with said foily hearts & my receipt - to find that it would take me at least 15 minutes to get thru the shortest line.. & of course I couldn't remember where exactly I found them so I put them with some valentine candle display- Doh! So I don't know if it would have been worse to keep them without paying, or to just put them in any old spot like I did.

On a sillier note, I am a proud new owner of a brand spankin new Magna Doodle so I can practice kanji writing without going thru reams of paper.

^-^ Thanks to Vivid Board for the pic:

Leigh & I are watching an interesting documentary on PBS about Bonhoeffer, a German theologian who was opposed to Nazism. The documentary mentions the role of the Christian Church & their support of Hitler.
http://www.pbs.org/bonhoeffer/links.html One of the historians in the documentary mentioned an interesting activity she had teachers do as she prepared them for teaching Diary of Anne Frank to their students. She passed out cards with names of people who were all part of the chain of events leading to the death of Anne - i.e. The person who told the guards were the family was, Member of the SS, Adolf Hitler, ..etc Then the teachers were supposed to line up in order of 'responsibility'.
The person who received the card that read The preacher who taught hatred and anti sematism in the pulpit took their place in the front of the line and maintained that they belonged there, even before Adolf Hitler - because they used their position of influence from the Church.

It made me think of some of the many cringe worthy messages I hear today that come from people in positions of religious authority. They quite frankly, should know better.. It also makes me think that in a positive way we can be complicit in creating a better world, can't we? Even if it is as simple as a friendly hello or a smile, I think it's beyond measure.

I always try to play luck at getting files from our fanfriends at youyou board - then Doh! To soon realize it's Dir En Grey, ^^;; Popjam "yokan"

[User Picture]From: jackichen007
2006-02-12 09:19 pm (UTC)
hahah funny cereal :D

i think its ok just to put the stickers back in a different area, it would have been bad to just leave without paying >__>;;

ahhh i like diru's "yokan"! its a great song :
the "gauze" album is great :)
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[User Picture]From: hydeist_wannabe
2006-02-13 01:34 am (UTC)
i probably would've just left them anywhere too...on the other hand, if i'd already gotten home or something when i realised, then i'd just keep them (which probably isn't the best thing to do though...)

ah i love yokan too, one of my favourite diiru songs (it gets beat out by dead tree and macabre)
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[User Picture]From: peace2you
2006-02-12 10:01 pm (UTC)
I just bought that cereal for my son. Im poisoning him! lol! You're a good person for returning the hearts! Yay, magna doodles are fun!
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From: ilenebook
2006-02-13 03:18 am (UTC)
Is that a blue llama? Cool.
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[User Picture]From: difuordorate
2006-02-13 06:04 am (UTC)
Mmmmh Jack <3~ ewww marshmallows~ XD

It also makes me think that in a positive way we can be complicit in creating a better world, can't we? Even if it is as simple as a friendly hello or a smile, I think it's beyond measure.

I saw this documentary about something like this the other day.. I can't really remember what it was called but it had guidelines on the homepage how to improve the communication and the general public feeling.. It was really sweet, but I wondered why we already need guidelines~ I mean, it's normal to greet the bus driver when you enter a bus or say thank you when you buy something from someone, but many people said things like: "Oh, so I make the world a better place when I throw my cigartte into the garbagecan? Well, let's make the world a better place! *throws cigarette into the garbagecan*" XD"
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[User Picture]From: doap
2006-02-13 01:50 pm (UTC)
doh~ good luck to you & Leigh for finding his favorite cereal... i hope mine will never get out of stock otherwise i'll have nothing to eat anymore >_<

"Even if it is as simple as a friendly hello or a smile"
*chu* actually i think this is the best way to spread peace and love. we just have to take a look around to see that blaming or learning from the past is not working at all

+ really nice paintings, thx for sharing

C Céline**
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[User Picture]From: pimpinhyde
2006-02-13 11:14 pm (UTC)
you know, i've always heard that hitler had great appreciation for art and was a talented artist himself-- yet i have never seen a single piece attributed to his name. I've often wondered if you could see any of his insanity reflected in his work-- but at the same time, i truly believe it would be no less convoluted and contorted than any one elses'.
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