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the daily checkmark...

the title of this post was a suggestion given to me when i was looking for a name for my blog...it made me laugh in a clever way, so i wanted to use it somehow :)
i've decided that in the interest of keeping my blog interesting, i don't want to go too long between posts. i have no insightful thoughts for the day and i've decided that in this event, i will pull three cards from our 'question box' (yes, i am referring to a literal box) and post my answers. kind of a get-to-know-you type thing. feel free to comment with your answers too.
* disclaimer - i often stress about having the exact, perfect answer to these types of things, but tonight, i'm just going with my first instinct * if you could give all human beings one virtue which would you choose? compassion
what was your most memorable meal ever? my answer doesn't refer to a specific meal, but whenever i travel overseas the meal i dream about coming home to is hot chocolate chip cookies, a box of mac and che…

officially in business...

most of you probably know that i am a photographer and that i try to sell my work from time to time. and now thanks to the encouragement of my faithful bible study girls and my friend missy, i am the proud seller of boxed notecards!

they are blank inside, and the great part is they are custom made by yours truly, so anyone's favorite photo can be made into a card! they come in boxes of four ($6) and eight ($10). you can check out more on my website @ www.flickr.com/photos/shellylynnphotography/sets.

i was the object of an undercover investigation...

here's what went down...last night about 10:20pm my friend casey calls to tell me she just saw me on the news. why? apparently a local tv news station decided to send a couple undercover to different tax preparers to find out who is most accurate, and how the fees compare. little did i know, i had been the unsuspecting tax associate who had these clients at h&r block. they came into the office packing a hidden camera, and all of a sudden...i'm famous. mind you, my face is blurred out, but i don't think you'll have trouble recognizing me.
i haven't figured out how to download the video yet, so for now i'll just have to leave you with the link to the nbc news site. happy watching!
http://www.nbcactionnews.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=321222@kshb.dayport.com

in case you were wondering...

i've come up with a few lent ideas i'm pretty excited about.
first off, i'm going to try to attend lent services at churches of different denominations over the next few weeks. on ash wednesday i went to a luthren church and 'got ashed' (pretty sure that's not the technical term, but they put a cross on my forehead with ashes) which is something i had heard about, but never had done before. i'm thinking i might hit up the catholics, episcopalians...and basically whoever else i can find with wednesday services.
next, i found a site with daily lent readings. if you want to check it out, it's from creighton university.
and last, as easter gets closer, i want to read a book about pontius pilate that i borrowed from a friend a few months ago, but have yet to get around to read (sorry joy!)
and there you have it.

lent ideas

every year i wish i was more intentional about observing lent. i usually have this conviction a week or so after lent starts, and due to my self-diagnosed ocd, i can't find it in myself to start partway through. so here it is, fat tuesday, and i've remembered to remember lent. now my problem is, what do i do with lent? does anyone out there have any thoughts? are you giving something up? do you have daily lent readings? help me please!