Friday, September 12, 2014

7 Quick Takes

Yay! Quick Takes! It's been way too long since I've done this.  So, without further ado . . . .

1. Thanks to the way-too-fascinating bulk bins at Sprouts, I've made a new discovery: I love roasted pepitas. Especially in coleslaw. They add the perfect salty crunch.

2. I read it when it first came out, but I only recently got around to posting my review of "Something Other Than God", the book written by this link-up's hostess, Jennifer Fulwiler. You can read my review here.

3. This past week, I turned in the last of my edits for the complete volume of "Let Us Keep the Feast". I'm so excited to see it come out!

But reading it through again (and again - editing's intense, y'all), made me realize that I'd love to hear from anyone who's read it and tried any of the ideas the authors suggest in there. If you've incorporated any of the book's ideas in your celebration of the church year, I'd love to hear about it - I'd even love to have you write a guest post here, if you're interested. :)  Just shoot me an email (jessica *dot* snell *at* gmail *dot* com), or leave a note in the comments, and I'll get back to you.

4. I think Pinterest is really interesting, but I haven't dived in yet. I'm kind of standing on the edge, testing the water with my toe.

So, does anyone have a how-to-Pinterest tutorial they'd recommend? I'm especially interested in good how-to's about making pinnable images. I'd love to hear about any resources you've found useful!

5. Here is a pair of socks I knit. There's nothing special about them, except that they're green, and they're handknit, and they're mine. :)

6. Recently, my six-year-old twin girls decided Frozen was "too sad", so they decided to watch "Return of the Jedi" instead . . . it's wrong to be proud of them, right?


7. Speaking of Star Wars, I don't think I've ever told this story on the blog, but I have a special connection to the series:

The summer "The Empire Strikes Back" came out, my parents went to see it in theatre.  During the intermission (this is back when they had to switch film rolls, mind), my mom called the doctor . . . to get the result of her pregnancy test. :)  Result? She was expecting.  :)

My dad swears she spent the rest of the movie completely out of it. There's Darth Vader, cutting off Luke's hand, and my dad looks over to my mom, and she's sitting there, smiling beatifically, murmuring, "I'm going to have a baby . . ."  :D

Later that summer, they went back and watched the movie again. My mom didn't remember any of it! She's staring at the screen, exclaiming, "Darth Vader is Luke's father?!?!?"  :D

So, yeah. "The Empire Strikes Back" is always going to be special to me, because it was in the intermission of that film that my parents found out they were going to have me. :)

For more Quick Takes, please visit the link-up over at Conversion Diary.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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Renee said...

The days when theaters would play the same movie for weeks.... No idea when you see a movie again, with VHS.

Glad they went back a second time.

Anonymous said...

From the beginning, dear Jess, you have been a distraction, and have made me smile. love you, Mom

jen said...

My Star Wars story is that my parents had to give up their "Empire Strikes Back" tickets because my brother and I came two days early (May 19th).

Jessica Snell said...

:D Thanks, Mom!

Jen, I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love the Star Wars story--that is just so great! --Carolyn