Thursday, 30 April 2015

Minute Mediation (April 30, 2015)

There is nothing better that you can do in this world than to totally give yourself to God in the person of the poor and our needy brother. – Blessed Dulce Lopes Pontes

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

St. Peter Chanel (Saint of the Day -- April 28, 2015)

St. Peter Chanel was born in 1803 at Clet, France. At the young age of seven he was merely a shepherd boy, yet the local priest noticed something unusual in him - Peter had exceptional intelligence and simple piety. The boy began to study in a little school the priest started. After that, he entered the seminary. It was said of him:" He had a heart of gold with the simple faith of a child, and he led the life of an angel."

Peter was ordained a priest and assigned to a worn down parish at Crozet that he greatly transformed in his stay there. In 1831, Peter joined the newly formed Society of Mary. Just five years later, the Society was given the New Hebrides as a field for evangelization - Peter was appointed as superior of the small group of missionaries sent to teach the Faith to its inhabitants.

Following a hard ten month journey, when they finally arrived, they seemed to be well accepted. However, after a while only a few were baptized and the chieftain was suspicious and hostile. Finally, when the chief's own son desired to be baptized, the chief grew angry and he sent a group of warriors to dispose of Peter.

On this day - April 28 - in 1841, St. Peter Chanel was clubbed to death by those he had desired to save. However, his death brought his work to finish - the island was soon converted to Christianity.


Sources:
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=403
https://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/PCHANEL.HTM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Peter_Chanel.jpg


Oooooooooh

Ok. Can we just relax and watch this mesmerizing gif?!?


Monday, 27 April 2015

St. Zita (Saint of the Day -- April 27, 2015)

St. Zita

St. Zita was born in 1218 at Montsegradi, Italy - about the time that St. Francis was entering spiritual knighthood. Her family was poor but holy and she was brought up by her virtuous mother. The girl grew up with a love a God, and even at an early age she never lost sight of Him in all her actions.

Her older sister became a nun, and her uncle was a hermit who the locals considered a saint. Zita herself was sweet, modest, and prayerful. She ate waste scraps and wore poor, ragged clothes. 

Since Zita was taught thoroughly that labor was a punishment for sin and a remedy for spiritual diseases, she thanked God heartily when, at only twelve years of age, she was put into service for the Fatinelli family in Lucca. She would work hard all day, and every morning she rose early to attend Mass and say prayers. Her work was a part of her religion: "A servant girl is not pious, if she is not industrious; work shy piety is sham piety," Zita would say.

Zita often gave food to the poor and visited those sick and in prison. So kind and good was Zita, that one cannot understand how she could not be admired; however, she was unjustly despised, overburdened, reviled, and often beaten. Through all this, she never complained nor lost her patience.

One time, Zita stayed longer at church than she intended to. As she was traveling home, she realized she was far behind in her work; it was baking day. As she hurried into the kitchen to begin work, however, she found the bread ready to be baked. Was it a miracle?

Word spread in Lucca of Zita's good deeds and the visions that appeared to her; she was sought out by important people. In 1278, at her death, a brilliant star shone above her attic room.

St. Zita is the patroness of domestic workers. Her feast day is today - April 27.


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Saturday, 25 April 2015

It's World Penguin Day!

Soo.. basically since I am obsessed with penguins.. I had to post this. Let's celebrate!

Hmm... what's that? YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PENGUINS ARE?!?!? Fine, then I'll have to enlighten you.

Penguins are flightless birds that live not only in Antarctica (as many of you may think) but even in warmer places, including the Galapagos Islands. There are 17 types of penguins, including:

Rock hopper penguins (Northern and Southern)

Chinstrap penguins

Emperor penguins

All penguins have the appearance of wearing  a tuxedo, though each species has a different look. For example, chinstrap penguins (see above) look like they have a a strap on their chin, and macaroni penguins (see below) have a tuft of yellow-orange feathers perched on their heads.

Macaroni penguin
Fun facts:
  • Emperor penguins can dive for up to nearly 20 minutes without coming up for air.
  • Penguins have excellent hearing, despite their lack of visible ears.
  • The fastest penguin, the Gentoo, can reach top speeds of 22 mph.
  • Penguins don't have teeth.
  • Penguins are carnivores.
Let's celebrate!




Totally Me


The Ox and the P

Ok, so I made a joke. It's not a great joke.. but here ya go.


Whad'ya think? It's not that great, right..

Oh well. I tried.

So. A little bit about me. I want to be a veterinarian or, better yet, a penguinoligist. I like any kind of physical activity but swimming is my favourite. I am abnormally short and one of my friends always calls me shortie. *wink wink* I know you're there.

My favourite movies include the Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and some great Disney ones like Treasure Planet or the Emperor's New Groove. I also like the TV series All Creatures Great and Small.

As for books.. well, again there is Lord of the Rings and Narnia up there.. and All Creatures Great and Small. I also like the Young Gilbert Keith Chesterton Series, the Percy Jackson books,  and the Ranger's Apprentice series. Etc.

Some of my hobbies are writing, swimming, and playing guitar. I sort of know how to play Oh When the Saints Come Marching In.. is that the title of it or am I just spewing words? xD

There's this one song I really like to play. It's called Playing in the Park. Note: I'm using something called Yousician to learn guitar on - you get about half an hour a day 'lesson time', and after that you can still practice, but without feedback and you can only play songs you already learned. Or.. you can buy premium. So yeah.


DID YOU KNOW?!?

Me:


Cya later, iternet.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

3 Animal Gifs to Brighten Your Day

1.

It's an ostrich skiing. Like, seriously, IT'S AN OSTRICH SKIING!!!

2.

When your mom says something and you're just like, "Yeah, yeah.. WAIT, WHAT?"

3.

Come on people it's a freakin' elephant saying goodbye! Just... IT'S TOO CUTE FOR ME!!!

Sea Sapphire: the Most Beautiful Animal You’ve Never Heard Of





Appropriately named Sea Sapphire (Sapphirina copepod), these creatures are only millimeters in length, however what they lack in size is made up in beauty! Don't you think?

Read more: http://deepseanews.com/2014/02/the-most-beautiful-animal-youve-never-seen/


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

20 Nerdy Gifts

Soo.. I thought to compile a list. I decided upon four categories, with 5 gifts in each (in no particular order).

  1. The Touchscreen Rubik's Cube
  2. High Precision Gaming Mouse
  3. Pocket SNES Console
  4. The World's Fastest Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  5. LOTRO (Best thing about this? It's free. But if desired, buy some TP - the special gaming)

For the Fan girl/guy










  1. Super Authentic 11th and 12th Doctor's sonic Screwdriver
  2. Captain America Battle Shield
  3. LOTR and The Hobbit Wooden Signs
  4. Supernatural Alarm Clock
  5. (different fandoms) T-Shirt

Soo... seriously. Check 'em out. Yea.. some are costly. But one's free! ;)

Heyyy

Hello fellow bloggers, friends, and anonymous people. Let's start this day off to a good start! With  a blog post, of course!

Anyways.. how are you guys? Do comment! As for myself, I am good. Just trying to learn guitar, do school, and not be bored. It's very difficult. 


Yeah.. soo...

Bleck. I have to go. But I'll be back with a list! So stay updated! And I'll leave you with this.. err.. cool..list.. thing. Enjoy!






Monday, 20 April 2015

RANDOM!!

Good afternoon everyone. I've got a few things to show you today! (Hint: Quite a few of these are from my Pinterest... do check it out, please. PLEASE! I'M BEGGING YOU!)

First of all..


Why did I show you this, you ask? So you can buy me some! Duh! 


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And... most importantly.. you need to improve your vocabulary! Yes, you do! So let's get this over real quick so we can get to more fun stuff!


Are you a galoot?

Are you boondoggling?

And, finally...


Which is your favourite? Do you know any of those? Are you happy I posted these? Please comment!


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Now.. on to some fun stuff!  Well, fun.. ish. There is also some very important stuff you need to know to continue your life with a face palm! Such as..


Yes, yes. No need to gawk. Just remember that and you'll do fine! Haven't I saved you a lot of trouble? *wink wink*

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Before I go.. and yes, I must go.. do any of you know any super easy guitar songs I could try? I am really beginner -  I have only had practice with a few chords such as mini E, G, and C.. and X and O.

LAST thing.. please, please, please leave me a comment! It would make my day brighter! I love comments! Thanks a lot for reading! BYE!!!

P.S. Ok, ok. I admit to making that last word up.. but, still, I made a picture for it and everything!

- Mia

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Mysterious Blue Snail ‘Glows’ Like It’s Radioactive!







P.S. Are you peeps getting tired of animal pictures? I just realized.. I post animals a lot. But I love animals.. so deal with it. xD

Did you know?










Do you want to be a penguinologist?

As y'all probably know, I love penguins. Not like. LOVE. They are just so cute and adorable and AWESOME!!!

I've always been fascinated by the idea of a penguinologist, but I told myself no such thing exists. Well, guess what, people. It exists. I have proof!


Yeah, yeah.. maybe he's the only penguinologist ever.. but STILL! Photo evidence, guys. Can't beat it.

Spotlight! Drum roll! Ready.. and..


IN THE SPOTLIGHT - TOM HART

Penguinologist Tom Hart loves penguins and is working hard to develop conservation strategies for them. So when he got the opportunity to visit an emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) colony with ANI last year he jumped at the chance. We caught up with Tom recently to ask him about that experience and about his ongoing research.


Saturday, 18 April 2015

I'm back!

Hi awesome followers, people, and more people. I know I haven't posted in a while.. but.. well... don't worry! I'm back now and will be posting regularly. Ish.

Here's a picture to ease (or add to) your new found excitement!  (You are excited.. right??)