Hands down. No contest. Mic drop.
Now if you'll pardon me, I have to go search these out online. I still haven't been able to find them in stores, and I need these in my life.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 11:04 PM
This blog is mostly just my own musings, and food reviews, and other random ramblings, but every once in a while, I do try to share information of value--IF it's something I truly believe in.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 9:48 PM
Wow. This John Lewis Christmas ad is absolutely beautiful, and it made me think of my Dad. He was an electrical communications engineer, and he worked on the Gemini and Apollo space projects for NASA. He helped design the circuit boards that were used in the lunar module, and because of that, his name is written on a scroll that was left on the Moon.
He's been gone for almost exactly 9 years now, but I still think of him every single day, especially when I look up at the Moon.
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Last night, a commercial for Campbell's soup depicted a young boy at mealtime, along with his Star Wars-obsessed dad...and, his other Star Wars-obsessed dad.
I thought the commercial was cute, but I knew immediately that there would be people who found it offensive, and point to it as an example of the "gay agenda."
Honestly, THIS COMMERCIAL by Campbell's, which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, is the REAL culprit when it comes to being offensive. Double dipping--the horror!
But really. It's just soup, people.
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Yes, Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas" has been in full swing for two weeks already, with a daily lineup of holiday-themed movies to choose from. I'll admit it--they're my guilty pleasure this time of year.
Unfortunately, not all of these sappy romance movies are worth tuning in for--some are painfully trite and obvious--but every once in a while, there's a gem hidden in there that is absolutely worth watching.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 8:42 PM
Last year when my daughter started high school, we had to adjust to a new bus stop: instead of being located right outside my next door neighbor's driveway, the high school stop is 1/4 mile away, at the top of our long, steep hill. No more waiting inside until the last second on a cold, blustery day--now, if she wants to make it in time for the bus, she has to leave the house at least 6 minutes ahead of the scheduled pickup window, lugging a huge backpack, laptop, and lunchbox for a power-climb to the top.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 8:30 AM
I only post links to videos on this blog that are absolutely "click worthy," and this one is no exception. It's from an article on Shutterbug about a fascinating experiment, where 6 different photographers were each given the same subject to capture on film. The twist? The subject's backstory was changed for each photographer: one was told he was shooting a self-made millionaire, while another was advised her subject was a just-released ex-convict.
The results are astounding, and proof-positive that professional photographers possess a talent and an artistry that deserves to be appreciated.
VIEW THE ARTICLE AND VIDEO HERE: http://www.shutterbug.com/content/lab-pushes-boundaries-photography-decoy
Posted by Lisa Yak at 11:54 PM
Today, Pope Francis advised families to turn off their cell phones, televisions and other electronic devices during meal times, and focus on conversing with one another. This seems like common sense to me, so the fact that it's making headlines and is considered a bold and revolutionary idea is surprising.
I agree with the Pope's advice 100%. In my home, meal time has always been a daily opportunity for my husband, my children and me to sit down together and converse about what's going on in each other's lives. It's when we hear about the latest drama at school, a new dream or goal for the future that is starting to take shape, upcoming weekend plans, or just a silly joke that someone overheard in the cafeteria. We share our ups and downs, offering a daily dose of love and support, and reinforcing the concept that we are all connected as a family unit.
As a parent, having a sit-down dinner as a family is a valuable time for sharing and staying plugged in to what my children are feeling and thinking, and it saddens me to think this daily ritual for us is more the exception than the rule for others.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 3:34 PM
Seen today at the Phoenix Zoo:
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