I Don't Do Forwards . . . But This Isn't Really A Forward, Is It?

I usually don't like forwards. I get somewhat annoyed when a person never seems to have time to send me an actual e-mail, but I still get a steady stream of forwards from them. It's just so impersonal.
However, recently I have recieved a few forwards from my mom. These forwards do not bother me, because my mom only sends them to me if she gets one that she thinks I will find interesting, and she also writes a nice little note to me at the top of the forward. Aren't moms great?
Any of you who I e-mail occasionally should rest assured, I will not send you forwards unless I think they are important, and I will always send a nice little note at the top along with them!
Here are some of the forwards I have recieved recently. I am only sharing them because I thought they were kind of neat, so here they are!

1. Amazing Inauguration Photo!
Link: http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullsc...648c2b4b06233c .
This actually is pretty cool! I don't particularly care for President Obama, but the picture is pretty cool, and I'm told that if you look closely you can see snipers hiding on rooftops! If you use the cool little zoom in feature it makes whatever portion you zoomed in on really clear, almost like a whole new picture. that camera must have been really expensive!

2. Second Ammendment (Quick) Poll
Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/quickquestion/2007/november/popup5895.htm .
This is really important guys. USA Today is doing a poll on whether the Second Ammendment does indeed grant individuals the right to bear arms. I think the Second Ammendment is pretty clear - I am rather shocked that this is even in question! The right to bear arms is very important - it would be a sad and scary day if the goverment was ever able to take that away. We need to support our constitution and defend our rights as Americans - if they take away our right to bear arms, what will be next? Here's your chance to make your statement.

3. Interesting Ice Cream Analogy
I did find this rather interesting, and unfortunately it is all too true.

From a teacher in the Nashville area

We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream."

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches, Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Every one applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium.

Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to. A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it. She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a land slide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and fifty-two percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other forty-eight percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

4. A Mother is a Mother
This was just really cute and amusing! If I knew who took the pictures I would mention them here, but that kind of info tends to get lost in forwards. This is a mother squirrel as she saves her baby.

As I said, I usually don't do forwards, but these were kind of good ones, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to pass them on . . . and to all who may be reading, consider this the personal note at the top! Hope your day is blessed!
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katie said...

hi! Thanks for stopping by.

I am enjoying your blog as well!

Maybe I can talk the Mr. into the boots as a Valentines day gift ;)... probably a little too extravagant!

Thanks for sharing the forward-non-forward. I especially enjoyed reading the ice cream story!

Hope you will come back again.

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