Hogan's Heroes is my favorite TV Show. It was originally aired in the 1960's.
The show centers around a group of Allied POW's in a German Prisoner-of-War camp during World War II. It is a comedy, and the humor is just as funny today as it was when the show was first produced.
The chemistry between all the cast members is amazing, and no matter how many times I've watched the episodes, they are still funny every time.
Just to clarify, this show is not about concentration camps, but about POW camps. The actors that portrayed the main German officers were all Jewish, and the actor that played the French POW was a concentration camp survivor. They all agreed to be in this show as long as Hogan always gets the best of Colonel Klink, the camp commandant. Hogan does, in every episode.
If you're looking for a new (old) show to watch, give this one a try - you won't be disappointed! There are a lot of full episodes on YouTube.
My siblings and I all play Guitar. While I took lessons I played regularly, and was a barely decent guitarist. Then I stopped lessons, and have barely touched my guitar in the past year. I do pick it up once in a while, and it feels great every time, but I haven't pushed myself to get back into practice again. I do hope to start playing regularly again, especially since my parents bought me such a pretty guitar while I was still taking lessons.
For this past Friday's letter F, Faith. God has really been causing me to grow in my ability to trust Him for things I can't explain, and am anxious about. Some of the verses that He's used to speak to me are:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1
He has made everything beautiful in it's time. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11a
O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. ~ Psalm 16:5-6
I've been trying to read more, both the Bible and other books. I'm really loving it so far.
Exercise is something I don't like doing but am very glad I've done after-the-fact. A few years ago, I really never exercised, and lived a pretty much sedentary lifestyle. But, spurred on by my Dad who knew exercise was good for me, and the desire to lose some weight, I began exercising and eating better a couple of years ago.
With my Mom after my second 5k in October 2010.
I'm so glad I started exercising regularly two years ago. Not only did I lose weight, but I feel better, too. I used to be cold all the time, but I'm really not anymore. I also used to lay in bed for 30 minutes trying to go to sleep every night; now, I go to sleep within 5 minutes of getting in bed.
Speaking of, I need to get some exercise in this week. I've been busier than usual lately and haven't gotten in very much exercise, and I have a 10k race at the end of this month, which will be the longest distance I've run yet.
Determination is something I lack when it comes to exercise. I'm always so glad I did it afterwards, but getting myself into running shoes and out for a run is a different story. Signing up for races does help with forcing me to run, though, and that's a large part of why I run them. So here's to race season - hoping I'll be able to beat my 3 races last year!
California is the state my parents grew up in, my siblings and I were born there and all our family and several friends are there. We moved when I was 11 and for the past few years some of us have gone back to visit about once a year.
California is my favorite place to visit, and I can't wait for our next visit. And if the beach wasn't enough to look forward to, there is also this:
You know the time of year. Winter is finally over, and the warmer weather is finally here. You can put away the wool sweaters and winter coats, and pull out the pretty spring colors, shorts and sandals. Finally, the weather is sunny and warm, and being outside is so much fun. Until the sneezing, itchy eyes and itchy throat hit. Yep, allergies are the only thing I don't like about springtime.