Monday, January 7, 2013

The Penning Board 2013-1

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Vlog: Happy New Year!!! And Happy Travels! Thanks for watching! :)

Check out Grant Terry's song of the week below.

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Movie: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (2002) with Nia Vardalos and John Corbett

This movie is one of my favorite "wedding" films. It's an appropriate topic because this weekend was one of my close friend's first wedding showers. I'm a bridesmaid, so I attended to support her and help with the event. It was a nice experience and nothing like the mad house wedding events in this movie. The film never fails to make me laugh and cheer me up. I highly recommend it for everyone. Enjoy. 

Interesting News: "Quadruple Amputee's New Hands"

Losing a limb poses great challenges, but losing four is what happened to a young woman named Jessica Ess. Thanks to a new experimental procedure--a hand transplant. Yes, you heard right. She has someone else's hands. Hear more about Ess's story and the results at the link below.

What do you think of this new breakthrough procedure? Will we one day have all mixed match parts like in some sci-fi movie? Will we create clones like in the movie, "The Island," to use for spare parts?

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/quadruple-amputee-lindsay-ess-hands-life/story?id=18126139

Book: "Digging For the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaelogical Mysteries" by Josh Bernstein

Survival Expert-Adventurer-TV Host-Author Josh Bernstein has penned an excellent travel book about a few of his life and travel experiences while filming his popular History Channel TV show, "Digging For the Truth." The show is no longer airing, but the seasons can be purchased here and here. I highly recommend the show and this book. I especially loved re-visiting places I have visited such as Egypt and Petra in Jordan.

Check out Bernstein's website here and the book here.

Bible Verse: "...your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven..." - Matthew 6:10

Quote: “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'" - Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Song:Beautiful” by Grant Terry

I've been a fan of this Louisiana singer-songwriter for several years now. His songs are catchy, upbeat, and just really great listening. I attended his concert this past weekend and enjoyed his performance, which included a few new songs.

Check out his song, "Beautiful." Click here.

For more info about Terry, check out his website here.

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