10/1/2005 - Fire, Bunnies, Spontaneous Combustion and Wonder

Southern California is burning down. There was a fire that started in Chattsworth and burned over 21,000 acres. It ended up affecting Thousand Oaks, Chattsworth, Moorpark and Simi Valley. Surprisingly, only 1 home was lost and only a few structures. That's amazing to me considering how enormous the fire is/was. It's still burning as of tonight. They say they have it 30% contained but are worried about the Santa Anas kicking up again, the weather report has those kicking up again tomorrow and Monday.

Burbank also has a pretty big fire, too. It's in the hills and has been burning since Thursday. Friday morning I heard a report that it was out, but the winds kicked up again and sent it racing. So far it's burned 12,000 acres, I think, and it's not contained at all. Tonight I don't see the flames and glow like I did last night, scary!

So, my friend sent me this link
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1541732.html

WOW! That's some bunny! I'd like to go see it! hahahaha, and? "knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool". Awesome! My freind Laura said it looked like aliens had spat out some bubblegum and that was the result. Dude, I think it's spectacular!

"Group member Wolfgang Gantner said: "It's supposed to make you feel small, like Gulliver. You walk around it and you can't help but smile."

And Gelatin members say the bunny is not just for walking around - they are expecting hikers to climb its 20 foot sides and relax on its belly."

Look! I'm smiling!

Then, there was this one
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050916/od_nm/australia_electricity_dc;_ylt=ArvE

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How do you get a 40,000-volt charge of static electricity??? And? Well, how do you NOT KNOW you have a 40,000-volt electrical charge? He was burning the carpet as he walked and leaving a melting path as he went.

"Clewer, who after leaving the building discovered he had scorched a piece of plastic on the floor of his car, returned to seek help from the firefighters."

That was the FIRST time he notice?

"We tested his clothes with a static electricity field meter and measured a current of 40,000 volts, which is one step shy of spontaneous combustion, where his clothes would have self-ignited," Barton said."

Wow, amazing!

I love Pamie's Web site. She's great! In particular, I enjoy this post
http://www.pamie.com/jan04/12jan04.html

Heee, wonder killer. One who kills the wonder is one that cannot let a question go without answering it. Sometimes my friend Laura kills the wonder, sometimes something happens and she feels the need to explain it. She'll usually answer the question "Wow, I wonder how that happened". Hee, luckily she knows this about herself and we joke about it. It's funny.

Today General Conference started. I love conference! I missed the morning session because we TiVo'd the wrong channel and ended up with some Armenian or Hebrew church service. Heeee. My favorite talk was by Elder Holland, he talked directly to the young women but urged all to follow the council. The crux of his talk was that everyone's body is different and there is no perfect body and if there is, it comes at too high a cost. I can't do it all justice, I wish I could. At one point he said that if the girls wanted to be like those on TV it would take a "great and spacious make up kit". heeee! Word, Elder Holland! I taught a lesson on health last week and I felt really impressed to talk to them about anorexia/bulemia. I don't know why, but I do think it's something that is very wide spread and I don't think our girls are troubled with it, but I could be wrong...and maybe their friends are. I don't know.