Saturday, August 22, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
My Middle name is Angeline.
It's been handed down by generations. I'm the fifth. It's a tradition that the eldest daughter in this maternal line is given the middle name Angeline.
And we pronounce it AngeLINE, as in eye, time, line, fine, etc. In the same way you end Madeline, Caroline, Adaline, etc.
It's such a special name to me that I got my middle name on my class ring instead of my first.
And I collect items, particularly antiques and collectibles, that bear the name Angeline. I don't have that many, but some special pieces, like this antique book: Angeline of the Hill Country, printed in 1925.
And this old bottle of Dr. J Kauffman's Angeline internal rheumatism cure, from Hamilton Ohio. In the bottle are shells I collected while visiting Moonstone Beach, Cambria, back when I was growing up.
I was excited when I bought the new Lifehouse album "Out of the Wasteland." I got the CD at Target with 4 bonus tracks. Tract #15 is titled ANGELINE. When I got home and noticed the name of this tract I was hoping the pronunciation matched that of how my family pronounces the name.
typically the line in Angeline seems to be pronounced as lean, not line.
In both my High School and College graduation the speaker announced me as Sarah AngeLEAN Stufflebeam, which rhymes -_-;;, instead of Sarah AngeLINE. It's happened on a few occasions.
So a couple nights ago I'm listening to the song and start think they might go with my pronunciation, because the words Time and Mine are found in the chorus. My mind sings AngeLINE at the end of the verse. But it wasn't until I got the lyric book and saw that Angeline was being rhymed by Everything.
The website Behind the Name says Angeline is of French origin and pronounced "awn-zhə-LEEN" with no other pronunciation offerings.
So maybe we have been saying it wrong this whole time. As in for the last 142 years.
But regardless, I like the tradition my family has. And our pronunciation is beautiful. It feels like a name lost in time. Angeline.
With that all said. I love my name. And if I'm fortunate enough to get married and have a daughter I hope to name her Sophia Angeline.
(As a note, Emeline spells her name the French way, and not the English way, Emmeline. I've hoped for the longest time that I have French ancestry. I wonder if this is a clue that I might. Emeline and Angeline both being French spellings.)
(Second note: I'm totally obsessing over the new Lifehouse album Out of the Wasteland. It's fantastic.)
(Third note: Not to worry all of you, but I'm dead. I found my gravestone.)
Saturday, August 15, 2015
This is my amusement for the week. (It's good to find amusements; they make life a little more worth while.)
A little bit ago my Mom bought my two nieces a Tinker Bell and Fawn costume. The Disney Store has the wings for Tink, but not Fawn, and they have a deal that if they order the item from the online Disney Store site, sent to your house, you get free shipping. Pretty sweet. So she ordered the wings.
When the package arrived it was ginormous!!!
And as the box was opened it was, sure enough, nothing but a thin pair of wings and air bags.
My family and I had a good laugh over it.
It is nice that the Disney Store takes great care that the item you buy arrives in perfect condition.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Movie Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Wow, wow, wow.
I LOVE Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the 5th Mission Impossible movie in the series. My family loves it. I've seen it twice and can easily see it again. My Grandfather has seen it three times and is ready to see it a forth, which he requested yesterday.
Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, is an IMF agent trying to prove the Syndicate's existence, an expert shadow terrorist organization. Ethan is close, but is quickly foiled when Europe is compromised and he's captured. I know this isn't a thorough plot teaser, but the less you know, the better your movie viewing experience will be.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is a beautiful balance between crescendo and diminuendo. Humor and tenseness. Build up and release. The opening sequence is just brilliant. I'm laughing and enjoying, freaked out at the suspense, and wondering, "This is how you start a movie?! Throw in a fantastic action sequence at the get go? How do you follow up?" But follow up they do. Each moment of suspense unique to its situation.
Really, this is a well balanced movie with tight plot and great cast. Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames all have great chemistry together. New to the series Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust is a great addition. She's such a strong, interesting character, and easily Ethan's match in every way.
This is the great Summer flick I've been waiting for. My favorite movie of the year.
When is Mission Impossible 6 coming out? I'm ready.
Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity.
Check Parent Guide and movie content here.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
For the 18th year in a row BYU, aka Brigham Young University in Provo UT, won the No. 1 stone cold sober school award by the Princeton Review.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered a BYU shot glass sitting next to a coffee mug. I found them at a Walmart in Utah Valley this morning.
More like Imagine my amusement.