Hey. It’s One and Done Sunday. One picture, and five links that are worth your time.
It’s been very quiet around here this weekend. The men were away on a Scouts campout and #1 was gone as well. I let everybody else sleep in , including the dogs. The TV wasn’t on. I didn’t have to break up any fights.
Nobody complains while they’re asleep.
CC and #5 returned from their trip just a while ago. Apparently CC indoctrinated #5 into the family mantra this weekend (Life grades on a curve, in case you were wondering).
#5: Hey, you know what Dad told me about bears?
#5: He said you don’t have to run faster than the bear. You just have to run faster than the other campers.
Words to live by.
Here’s your picture. We have two utility cars: a mini van and one of those sedans that is so nondescript I can only find it in a parking lot by our license plate. Then there’s Miss Lucy, my ’66 Mustang convertible. I drive her whenever I can. There are only two situations in which I prefer not to drive her. One is rain.
The other is when I have to do the Costco run.
Now for your links.
So this dude skydived (skydove?) from space last Sunday. For reasons I can’t quite fathom, there are people arguing about it. One side accuses it of being irrelevant while we live in a world with all these basic human rights violations; another side claims superiority for science while blaming all human rights violations on religion. I would like to present all of these people with a Douchebag award for making a political issue out of skydiving. From space.
Look, some people are really good at stopping crimes against humanity. Other people are really good at jumping from outer-freaking-space with a parachute. Both are heroes. Both demand balls of steel.
Felix Baumgartner has them. This link has some great pictures, plus a couple videos including the entire thing condensed into a minute and a half. I think it’s amazing. The Blaze: Felix Baumgartner’s Historic Red Bull Stratos Skydive.
Yeah, Red Bull. They financed the whole thing. Talk about taking marketing to new heights. . .
Speaking of marketing, you may have seen Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. You may have wondered how real it is. Here’s a real person I know writing a real story on her very real blog as part of it. It’s on her teenage girls and self-esteem: Inspiring Beauty at Life Well Blended.
Funny. The debate, in stills, with irrelevant but oh-so-fitting captions from The Good Greatsby: The Presidential Debate on Mute.
I loved this post from Growing Grace Farms: Lessons Learned: Farming Boots and Defining Ourselves.
I love these pictures. The Full Punch: 20 Truly Weird But Awesome Photos.