Friday, December 30, 2011

7 Quick Takes: Volume 54

The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.

Hello, friends! The semester is done, family celebrations are complete, and I have a couple of weeks to breathe and think about what to write about in 2012. (That's as close as I get to the bloggy version of New Year's resolutions.)

And today, we have a new 7 Quick Takes. Enjoy!


This week, my cousin Brian posted this video:


When we were kids, Brian once brought over some Legos. I'd never seen anything like them. I loved them immediately and wished I had some of my own. I had dolls, a tea set, and lots of arts and crafts supplies, but I really liked building stuff. My Lincoln Logs were favorites. I wanted to be an architect.

Lego ad from 1981, found at Sociological Images


I still like Legos.

So I think this photo series on Bryan Lopez's site is really cool:

The Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William
from 2011 Lego Year in Review


And speaking of Legos, my friend John made a time-lapse video of his assembly of the 3152-piece Star Wars "Executor" Lego set:

The "Executor" from Coastline Studios on Vimeo.


Have you been waiting for the annual List of Banished Words from Lake Superior State University? I know I have.


As always, Calvin College's January Series has an amazing lineup. I was pretty excited to learn the schedule includes Eric Metaxas, N.T. Wright, and several other great speakers.


So, Happy New Year, friends! Do you do anything special to mark the turning of the calendar? Resolutions, or a year-in-review, or something different?

Speak up in the comments!


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