Friday, February 27, 2004

Lego Violet

Picture of Lego Me
Here's something fun. Go to Mini Mizer and make yourself in Legos.

Lego ladies only come in one body size right now, but if Lego Violet keeps eating those healthy sandwiches she will be looking slimmer in no time.

Monette Music at the Miracle Movie
Picture of Miracle Movie Poster
My brother Dave Monette is one of several geniuses we have in the family. According to Wynton Marsalis, Dave is "the greatest trumpet maker in the world".

Dave's friend, Mark Isham, composed the film score for the new Disney movie "Miracle" with "outrageous trumpet parts" to be played by Calvin Price, the principal trumpet in the movie's orchestra. Calvin plays them on his new PRANA STC-1 C trumpet made by brother Dave.

Monette trumpets are played by professional trumpet players all over the world. This isn't the first time one has been played in the movies, but it's the latest and I wanted to take this opportunity to brag about my baby brother.

Now, when you see this movie and hear the trumpet, you can impress your friends by telling them that you read the blog of the sister of the guy who made the trumpet. Wow.

And Now For the Rest of the Prayer
Everyone knows the Serenity Prayer.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

But there's more. . .
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will.
That I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

This site gives a brief history of the prayer and discusses the different thoughts on who the author might be.