Monday, March 20, 2006


I told you they were up to something!

Squirrels Give Age of Grand Canyon

Isaiah 44:24

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and He who formed you from the womb: 'I am the Lord, who makes all things, who stretches out the heavens all alone, who spreads abroad the earth by Myself.'

Who would have thought that squirrels would tell us how old the Grand Canyon is? Yet creation scientists tell us that the tassel-eared squirrel, who lives near the rim of the canyon in Arizona, has done just that.

Tassel-eared squirrels are found on both north and south rims of the canyon. Scientists have assumed that the squirrels were there before the canyon was formed, supposedly millions of years ago. However, since the canyon has kept the two populations apart for so long, the differences between them should show what millions of years of evolution will do to squirrels.

There are minor differences between the squirrels on the north rim and the south rim. But they're not even enough to classify the squirrels as separate species. North rim squirrels have white tails and black bellies. Squirrels on the south rim have white bellies and dark tails. But many north rim squirrels have coloration like those on the south, and many on the south rim are colored like those on the north. Creation scientist Dr. John Meyer has carefully studied these squirrels. He has concluded that the squirrels on the north and south rim are actually one population that has a complete range of fur colors.

According to a law of evolution accepted by evolutionists, there should be a much larger difference between the north and south squirrels if the Grand Canyon is really millions of years old. The conclusion must be, then, that the Grand Canyon is quite young - only thousands of years old.

References: Meyer, J.R. 1985. Origin of the Kaibab Squirrel. Creation Research Society Quarterly, v. 22. ICR Grand Canyon Field Study Tour Guidebook. 1990.

Monday, March 13, 2006


Er, um yeah. :-D

Yesterday, my last day of spring break, of freedom, is over. But boy it was fun while it lasted. First, it was BEAUTIFUL. I got up and got to wear sandals to church, which is so cool. And then I got to drive to church, with the windows down and singing with the radio. First time I've been able to do that. Then we got to church and had sunday school outside in the sun and warmth. It was really nice. Then after church we were going over to our pastor's house for lunch. Since I'd driven my car, my dad and I set out to find their house on our own. Daddy said he knew how to get there. Haha.

We drove around for a half an hour before we found it. But it was so pretty out, and the windows down and the birds singing, and driving on these really fun roads that twist and turn. Wow. It was a lot of fun.

Then we hung out at Pastor D.'s house, talking about dogs and stuff, cracking up with Scott and Liz, our youth pastor and his wife, also the son in law and daughter of our pastor, but... :-P that's another story. Bethany got to talk about all the things that happened at Brian's Tae Kwon Do tournament, which he won, of course. It was her first one.

A little girl moved up a division to fight, and there were fouir boys in that one. They thought they had her beat. She beat them all and made two of them cry.

Back to sunday. Then Bethany and I went with Dave (pastor's son, who I've known well, since I was born I guess) because he got his liscence and a truck, so he took us downtown for coffee and it was great fun. (He drives fast, but don't tell anyone, haha)

After evening church, which was also good, about worshipping and praising God, even when we're not at the top, or happy or ...insert human emotion here...


The crowning moment of my day was the ride home. I finally took the leap. I drove at night. In the rain no less. And I didn't even scare Daddy once. It was really cool.

I used to drag my feet so much about driving, but now... I love it. I mean, I still am not so sure about everything, like the interstate, but it's all good. I'll get it, no worries. I'm going to get my liscence soon. Woot! :-P Later

PS Jason, today I rode through your old neighborhood. Funny stuff. And memories. Chicken pizza and star wars monopoly. I still don't get either one.

Saturday, March 11, 2006


Think about that word
It's an oxymoron
Of a sort
Chili is hot
Unless it's cold
But have you ever EATEN cold Chili?
Sounds gross to me
And what good is Chili if it's not SPICY HOT! ?
And what do you do with no good chili?
Think about the spelling
If you type it out a few times
It begins to look odd
Like it is not spelled correctly
I'm a stickler for correct spelling
The moral is:
Don't eat chilly chili
Especially if you spell it
Chili Chilly

Sunday, March 05, 2006

1. First Name? Marguerite
2. Were you named after anyone?My great grandmother
3. Do you wish on stars? Nope. Even during meteor showers.... weirdness.

4. When did you last cry? hmmm... I can't remember, probably about a month ago over some stuff at work.

5. Do you like your handwriting? It's constantly changing. sometimes I wish I could write like someone else, but most of the time I like mine.

6. What is your favorite lunch meat? turkey.

7. What is your birth date? April 13, 1987

8. Mountains or Beach? um.... I love the beach, but at the same time, I like the mountains. So mountains in the fall and the beach in summer?
9. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? hmm. Yeah, probably
10. Do you have a Journal? yup
11. Do you use sarcasm a lot? not as much as I used to, and it depends on who I"m around.
12. Do you have a nickname? Pearl, Jael, margerine.
13. Would you bungee jump? um. Probably not.
14. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? no. I untie them when I put them on.
15. Do you think that you are strong? I'm not weak.
16. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? do I have to have one?
17. Shoe Size? 10 or 11 women's, 9 and 1/2 mens.

18. Red or pink? depends on the shade. Really it does. and what it's on.
19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? sometimes i feel so helpless, even when I'm not.
20. Who do you miss most? Old friends who have moved away and I've lost contact with.
21. Do you want everyone who reads this to post it on their blog and fill it out? yes. Everyone should have to. Mwhahahahaha!
22. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now? Blue stretchy pants and no shoes.
23. What are you listening to right now? Anastasia chewing loudly (hah! I"m not the only one!) me typing and faith going down the stairs, also cars driving by on the street.
24. Last thing you ate? An apple
25. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? hmmm. Perhaps a lovely brown. Or maybe a blue. Not a red, that's for sure, or a purple or yellow. Maybe a green.

26. What is the weather like right now? Lovely. Sunny, warm. Perfect for a hike. I hate being sick.
27. Last person you talked to on the phone? My mom. She couldn't find me at the tournament. Heh.
28. 1st thing you notice about the opposite sex? Height
30. Favorite Drink? I like Milk. Also raspberry iced tea.

31. What is your favorite sport? I like to ride horses, and play field hockey and soccer.

32. What is your Hair Color? red, with a tiny bit of brown showing at the roots. I only dyed it a couple weeks ago... it grows so fast. :P
33. Eye Color? Blue
34. Do you wear contacts? No, glasses

35. Favorite Food? Chinese, from my favorite chinese place. :)

36. Last Movie You Watched? Ocean's Twelve? I think...

37. Favorite Day of the Year? Christmas
38. Scary Movies Or Happy Endings? Happy endings
39. Summer or winter? Winter... i don't like humidity... and this being VA.... :P
40. Hugs OR Kisses? Hugs. I'm saving my kisses
41. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? um. I don't have one?
44. Living Arrangements? Little old farmhouse that is not quaint, but a hundred years old, I share a room with my two sisters, and the house with the other sister, three brothers and parents.
45. What is on Your Mouse Pad? Don't have one

46. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? I didn't.
47. Favorite Sounds? spring

48. What's the furthest you've been from home? Armenia or Georgia

Oh my. Head. I am sick!

this stupid cold. It came on yesterday, quickly, and now I can hardly talk.

Yesterday was the Odessey of the Mind meet. Jacob and Kate's team is going to states, on Three awards. They competed in two problems, something that is not common, they used the same skit for both, and they did the balsa wood problem. Their, structure, just over eight inches tall and weighing only 15 grams, held 311 pounds. They won that problem because they had no competition. They won the Jungle Bloke problem because their skit was marvelous. Clair played her harp, Patty and Kate danced, Benjamin and Jacob played Watson and Sherlock Holmes. They also won the Renatra Fusca (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) for their creativity in making the same answer to both problems. And doing an Excellent job of it. It was REALLY good. We had four or five homeschool teams from co-op, my three brothers were on one of them. They placed fourth. Another placed second and then there was J&K's team who placed first in two problems. When one of the groups was going up to recieve their certificate, a group of people yelled some anti homeschooler stuff at them. ARGH! That's so mean. Really. Unsportsmanlike. But at the same time, while the balsa team was setting up, one of the spectators sitting next to me turned to her neighbor and started talking about how she remembered one of our teams from last year and how good they were. :)

It's pretty neat that they won, because they used Bible verses and a moral and everything in their skit. :D Now the message will travel farther.