Monday, April 27, 2015


Hey guys!
Dog will be writing Monday Pun-Day today. She ran away Friday afternoon; it rained all weekend, which she hates, but God brought her back to us yesterday morning. His love endures forever!

(Please excuse her spelling errors. She is a dog, after all.)

hello peeples

ferst of all i'd like 2 apologize 4 runing away

i think i saws a bunny and i wanted 2 b friends

but the peeple still luvs me and they give me food and i luv them 2

i'm reely sleepy and i wuz dirty but Deddy gaves me a bath twice so i smells good now

so they says 2 me i needs to make joke, i has lots of jokes

my jokes r pawsome

they is very fetching

sum finds them ruff but i thinks they r funny, heres is my my joke

did u knos that when dogz do science homeswork its called a lab report

its funny cuz i is part lab

okay peeples haves a good week keep ur pets safe so they dont look for bunnys
Dog (+ Your Royal Paleness)

**P.S., We're on Royal Baby Watch here in the Paleness house! Are you?

Monday, April 20, 2015


I just wanted to show y'all real quick that 20 (today's date) is divisible by 4 (April), and the quotient is 5, which is the last digit of the year we're in.

I'm sorry, I just couldn't go on without pointing that out. Pardon my geeky-ness.

So, I've noticed lots of new international readers lately! I welcome you to my blog.

I can't really think of anything huge going on for me this week. We're supposed to have a game or two, but our past few have been cancelled due to rain. And, of course, all the weatherman says is that we're gonna get more.

Although, we do get out of school early on Friday for prom, so that's pretty good. I'm obviously going with Prince Harry.

Brochacho: u cant dance

Excuse me, but I've been watching Dancing With the Stars, so I'm a pro now.

Speaking of DWTS, today is Team Dance Night, which I actually like watching. Disney Night will always be my absolute favorite, though. Chris, Nastia, Willow, and Riker all did terrific, and great job to the makeup/costume crew. Mark's rabbit costume was amazing!

So the pun today is about dancing, as well as Dog, because her real birthday is sometime this month. When we adopted her she was about 5-6 weeks old.

Dog isn't a very good dancer. She has two left feet.

Happy Birthday, Dog!
Your Royal Paleness

Monday, April 13, 2015


Ugh, school starts back today.

I guess it had to sometime. But let's not talk about that, let's talk about spring break!

I'm not really sure what you guys did, 'cause that's not how the internet works (but you could comment...), so I'll just tell you guys what I did.

As you know, we went to Washington, DC! The cherry blossoms were in bloom, so that was really pretty. Here's a picture of some near the Capitol:

(Heh, I totally took that picture... It certainly wasn't a poster in the cafeteria, that's for sure...)

So, like I said, the first day we went to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing via the Metro (which is pretty much their subway system). First of all, let me say that the Metro smells like Brochacho after football practice on hot summer day. At the dump.

Also it is a giant moving box of motion sickness. And death.

Speaking of death, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving might just be the most boring thing in the existence of literally anything and everything. I mean, money is great and all, really great, but that...

No offense to the people at the Bureau, I just don't think we found a jammed ink machine as interesting as you did.

After that we didn't actually go to the Smithsonian, we went to the Holocaust Museum.

I can't really say a lot about that museum. I can only describe it as very real, and very somber. If you ever get the chance to go you definitely should, because the tragedy of the Holocaust is something that should never be forgotten. Here are some pictures:

Then we went to Arlington Cemetery which is huge; there are just tons and tons of grave markers. Kennedy's grave is also there, along with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The changing of the guard was really cool. And Prince Harry was totally there, guys... Once again, not a poster.

That was really pretty. I enjoyed it very much. We also went to the Iwo Jima Memorial:

It was a lot bigger than I thought.

We went back to our hotel room for a little while after that, then visited some monuments and memorials at night. First was the Vietnam War Memorial with all the names. My great uncle was in the war, but not for very long. He was a Private First Class when he was killed. Second was the Lincoln Memorial, which was unbelievably lifelike, then the Korean War Memorial, World War II, and finally Jefferson.

The rest of the week we went to places such as the Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, the Library of Congress, and the White House. The Smithsonians weren't really all that great because they were so crowded, and it was very pro-evolution. The Capitol was still undergoing some improvements too, but it was all very pretty.

That pic of the statue is Moses overlooking the Library. Lastly on the way home we stopped at the Air and Space Museum in Dulles, which had many air crafts. The Discovery space ship was even there.

So that was our trip! It was really tiring, and kind of dirty, but I'm glad I went.

Since our last Monday Pun-Day was about Washington DC, I thought this week we could pun about The Masters. I'm not watching myself, but Brochacho is.

I once knew a man who was obsessed with golf. It drove a wedge between him and his work.

There you have it! I hope your week back from spring break (or maybe you're on spring break) isn't too exhausting.

By the way, Prince Harry, that Hope Diamond up there would be a really cool gift.
Your Royal Paleness

Monday, April 6, 2015


Happy Monday!

Brochacho and I are actually on spring break right now. In my opinion it's kind of hot for "spring," but no one asked me.

So, earlier in the year I mentioned we were going somewhere for spring break, and now that we're here, I think it's a good time to tell you guys where we are!

I'll give you a hint: it sounds like "Washington DC."

Brochacho: nyc

You're here with me, Brochacho.

Brochacho: birmingham

No. We're in Washington DC.

We actually got here yesterday after church and lunch with my Yankee grandma. Today we're going to the National Bureau of Printing and Engraving, then to one of the Smithsonian museums- we haven't decided which one yet.

You: What's that engraving thing?

I'm glad you asked!

The BEP is a lot like the US Mint; that is, they both print currency. I'm not sure exactly what the difference between the two is, if there is one, but I'm sure we'll find out today.

In honor of our nation's capitol, I have a presidential pun to start off your day:

Did you know a popular spice in the 1980's White House kitchen was O-Reagan-o?

Happy Spring Break!
Your Royal Paleness

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Meaning of Easter


Easter's just around the corner, and everyone's hunting for eggs and hopping around for last-minute candy. But Easter is not just about bunnies or eggs- Easter is about the resurrection of Christ on the third day after His death, therefore creating a way for me and you to one day be in God's presence. John 11:25-26 says:

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die...' "

This does not mean followers of Christ will never die a physical death- everyone will either die here on earth or be taken up into heaven during the rapture of the Second Coming of Christ (but that story is for another time). The point is, every one of us will one day stand before God's throne and have to give an account for our actions.

Some say, "Hey, I'm a good person, I'll get into heaven." So why do we need Jesus?

We need Jesus because we are not good people. In fact, the Bible says our hearts are "deceitful above all things, and desperately [wicked]" (Jeremiah 17:9). Even what we think are "righteous deeds" are "like filthy rags" (Isaiah 64:6). If our efforts to be good are polluted by sin, how do you think our wicked deeds are seen by God?

Let me give you an example. As y'all know, I am a follower of Christ. I was saved in 1st grade after listening to the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21). But I am still trapped in my wicked, earthly body; I am still a sinner. Recently I lied straight to my parents' faces for probably the millionth time. We all know lying is terrible; even God hates a lying tongue (Proverbs 6:16-17).

Yet I still did it.

In recent years I have learned the true meaning of Romans 7:15, which states:

I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Although I completely understood what I was doing when I was being dishonest, the feeling I had afterwards was awful. I felt sick, dizzy, and all I wanted was forgiveness; first from God, then from my parents. I was willing to do anything for it.

I didn't want to rebel against God; I didn't want to hurt my parents. That was never my intention. But, because I am a selfish being, I did, and that was my own choice. For that, I am sorry to the utmost degree.

This is where Jesus' death and resurrection comes in. You see, before God's Son, people were required to cause the death of an innocent animal before God as a penalty for their sin, because "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Those who did/do not follow God's statutes and rules pay the penalty themselves- they die physically, and are put to death eternally in hell (separated from God).

But Jesus, an innocent man who did no wrong, came to the earth He created to take our place in death. His own rejected Him; they beat Him, spit on Him, killed Him. Jesus died, but that's not all; Jesus died in my place.

I was condemned to death, to crucifixion (a terrible, torturous way to die), and He came to take my cross.

But that's not the end of the story. Not only did Jesus die in my place, putting away my sins along with those of the world, but after 3 days He was raised back to life; in fact, He appeared to over 500 people after His crucifixion (1 Corinthians 15:6). He defeated sin and its death, that we might have life in Him and one day be in the presence of His Father.

Jesus' righteousness was, at His sacrifice, transferred over on top of my transgressions. I am now seen as clean before God.

Like I said before, that does not mean I will never sin again (even though my sins are my choice). It means that I strive not to fail, and to be more like my Savior.

I am a liar. I am self-centered, rebellious, corrupt sinner. But I am also redeemed. Through Jesus' sacrifice, God has forgiven me, and so have my mother and father.

You too can receive forgiveness; Christ died for all who would accept His free gift of grace, and His saving hand is always stretched out to you. For more information regarding your salvation, click here.

This Easter season, let us all remember the true meaning of our celebration, that Jesus died and rose again that we might one day know Him.

Happy Easter!
Your Royal Paleness

"Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9