{five favourites}: Miscellanea (LXXV)

#5Faves

One

Tim Hawkins’ “Hedge of Protection” bit. I have spit coffee out of my nose before when people have prayed for a “hedge of protection” for me because of this video.

Two

My boys winning tonight. It’s always wonderful when my boys (the San Francisco Giants) annihilate the Dodgers. #BeatLA

Three

My accounting class. I hated math. Let me make that more emphatic — HATED math. I got through Calculus by the skin of my teeth and swore I would never do anything else involving it once I ran screaming from Organic Chemistry. My Macroeconomics class in college had a little bit but it was just computation and a little bit of basic algebra.

Well… I discovered that I loved the accounting work I had to do at UPS-SCS when I worked for them and all the tax/records/reimbursement stuff I did as a pastor’s wife. I think it says something that I’m going to campus on my day off from class to curl up in the library and start my Practical Accounting homework early!

Four

My friend Gina. Girlfriend wrote an amazing piece on autism and suicide.

Five

Wrigley (maker of Skittles). Wrigley, maker of Skittles, weighed in today on Donald Trump Jr.’s odious Skittles analogy (which I am not sharing here because I don’t believe in posting hate on this blog):

Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t feel it’s an appropriate analogy. We will respectfully refrain from further commentary as anything we say could be misinterpreted as marketing.

By the way, the photographer who took the picture says that he is horrified that Trump Jr. is using the picture for his malevolent purposes because he (the photographer) is a refugee and Trump Jr. used it without his permission.

And for those who are ignorant as to why I’m making a big to-do over this, the origin of the Skittles analogy was a picture book in Germany called Der Giftpilz (The Toadstool) which was used to explain to children why it would only take one Jew to ruin the German people. The author, Julius Streicher, was hanged at Nuremburg for crimes against humanity.

Go love up Bonnie, DeBalino, and the others.

3 thoughts on “{five favourites}: Miscellanea (LXXV)

  1. I hated math too when I was in high school and this discovered that I enjoyed it in university. I think it depends on what sort of math you’re doing – and why. I found high school math pointless and didn’t care. I also think “math” is a very broad term, like “history” – maybe you don’t like medieval history but you do like Egyptian history or Canadian history or ancient history or Viking history or… 🙂 Thanks for sharing and linking up!

    • Definitely! I love medieval history and some parts of American history but modern European history is not my thing.

  2. I always love visiting your 5Faves list – such a fun and interesting read :). I am looking forward to reading Gina’s post on the rate of suicide among Autistic adults. Also – coming from LA, my fellow Dodger fans would probably give me a talking to for saying this – but congrats on your team’s win and blatant annihilation! Haha! Thanks so much for linking up! 🙂

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