May 16, 2014

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 72 (Precinct hijinks, porcelain purchase, shoe cheese and more)

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Everyone knows that an airport security checkpoint is not the place to crack jokes. But what about the voting booth? The local school district had a bond election the other day, and as the precinct manager was checking me in she looked at my ID and said, "Oh, you look just like one of your neighbors who voted earlier." So I joked, "I swear I'm not trying to vote twice." I guess she didn't get it, because she said, "No, sir, the computer would not let you do that!"


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Everything's bigger in Texas, including the state pride of quiz writers. My daughter's second grade class had a multiple choice quiz about various Texas trivia (state bird, state flower, state song, etc.). Check out the last question. Pretty smart of my kid to pick all of them.


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When I see something this hilarious on the side of the road, I just have to pull over and snap a picture. I saw this on the same day that my wife and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. Thankfully, porcelain is not the traditional tenth anniversary gift.

Seeing them right next to each other reminded me of the Love Toilet from Saturday Night Live:



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I was surprised when my seven-year-old daughter tried brie cheese and said she liked it. When I was a kid, I thought it tasted terrible, In fact, my brother and I used to call it "shoe cheese" because it tasted like old shoes. Then I grew up and appreciated it.


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I finished reading Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler last Sunday. I need more room than a quick take to tell you what I thought of it. You can read my review over here. And if you want to buy the book, it's available on Amazon.


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As soon as I finished the book, I handed it over to my wife to read it. As an unplanned Mother's Day gift, the kids and I were so well behaved all day that she was able to read the whole thing in one day.


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In my quick takes last week about my daughter's First Communion, I left out something really special. After Mass, my daughter's favorite deacon presented her with a Rosary and gave her a special blessing. He's the same deacon who told the amazing story back in January about the death of his 101-year-old father.

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