Friday, August 8, 2008

My Darling Brother

I am just so proud of my brother. He is now on his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Scotland Edinburgh Mission. He is having the best time of his life and is loving every minute of it. Here is a photo of him 'studying' in his sexy glasses (he doesn't wear glasses and is the only member of our family that doesn't need them - but he really REALLY wants glasses and loves to try them on!!!).

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A thousand things before thin!

I love J.K. Rowling. Hurrah for her and her stand against the crazy 'thin is in' obsession' that is consuming girls everywhere!!!!!!!!

Here is the article:

Best-selling British author J.K. Rowling took a moment out from her work on the next Harry Potter book to launch a withering attack on rail-thin models on her Web site, the AFP news agency reports. In a posting titled "For Girls Only, Probably…," Rowling tears into the subject of girls and weight after being inspired by a magazine model whose appearance led Rowling to conclude the girl was "either seriously ill or suffering from an eating disorder." "(The model) can talk about eating absolutely loads, being terribly busy and having the world's fastest metabolism until her tongue drops off," Rowling wrote, "but her concave stomach, protruding ribs and stick-like arms tell a different story." Rowling said she found an unwitting ally in the pop star Pink, whose new song "Stupid Girls" satirizes what Rowling calls "celebrities whose greatest achievement is un-chipped nail polish, whose only aspiration seems to be getting photographed in a different outfit nine times a day, whose only function in the world appears to be supporting the trade in overpriced handbags and rat-sized dogs." The author said she was partly moved to write her critique because of her own daughters, ages 1 and 12, whom she doesn't want to grow up in a thin-obsessed world. "I'd rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before 'thin,'" she wrote.
Amen and Amen.