Saturday, August 7, 2010

No this is not a ad for Cannon...or some juice...or myself...but I do think that they work well, and taste good, and look good! Just kidding! Have a great week!   ~Nathanael

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Psalm 8

A week or two back I was in the car with my little sister and she looked out the window and saw a cloud with the sun behind it and it lit up the edges oh the cloud.  After she saw it, she pointed it out to me, "Wow, look at that cloud, doesn't it look cool?" Or something like that. It reminded me of one of my favorite Psalms, and one that I had memorized recently, which is Psalm 8.

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings [2]
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Yesterday I (my sister and brothers are also in it) had a orchestra concert with the Northern Illinois Christian Youth Orchestra.  We played some really cool pieces like Amazing Grace, Hoe Down (by Aaron Copland), and God Bless America. We played several other nice songs but you probably haven't heard of them.  When the concert was over and we were leaving, there was a really awesome lightning storm that was looked spectacular.  On the way home I tried to count how many seconds I could count in between each sheet of lightning - I only got to three. After I got tiered of that I decided to take a nap, but it was like trying to sleep with someone blinking a dull flash-light at your eyes every other second. I had a lot of fun and I am about to do it all over again in an hour or so at a different church. ~Nathanael

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I did some posts recently about the new pennies that came out last year, but I did not know what they were about and why they were doing it. So I did some research on it and found out that in 2009, the United States Mint issued four different one-cent coins to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent. The reverse designs were unveiled September 22 at a ceremony held at the Lincoln Memorial while the obverse continues to assume the likeness of Lincoln currently on the one-cent coin. The reverse reflects four different designs, each one representing a different aspect of President Lincoln's life. Aspects include...

Birth and early childhood in Kentucky (1809-1816)
Formative years in Indiana (1816-1830)
Professional Life in Illinois (1830-1861)
Presidency in Washington, DC (1861-1865)
This really made some things clear to me and I hope I did not confuse anyone on the earlier posts. ~Nathanael

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Toy Story 3

I went to the theaters yesterday and got to see Toy Story 3, finally! Its was great, and funny, and a awesome continuation of the last two movies. I think that it is my favorite PIXAR movie other than Ratatouille.  The PIXAR short film, Day and Night, was also very funny.
One thing I noticed was that they did not show a trailer for there next movie like they normally do, so I wonder if they are a little behind on their next creation. ~Nathanael

Monday, July 19, 2010


I got asked a question on what 'E PlURIBUS UNIM' means in a comment, and since I was also curiuos what it meant, I did a little research on it.  Heres what I found out.  E Pluribus Unum is Latin for "out of many, one. E Pluribus Unum refers to the fact that the United States was formed as a cohesive single nation as the result of the thirteen smaller colonies joining together. E PlURIBUS UNIM used to be the motto for the U.S. and is on the Great Seal of the United States. Even though the motto has changed to, "In God We Trust," it still is on all U.S. coins.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Since I took a brake from blogging for a while I was unaware that Blogger had upgraded there design setup. I used to get very frustrated that I could not change some things on my blog like how big the side bar was and adding a picture to the back ground, and I even thought about swiching to Wordpress(until I found out that Wordpress did not do this either. Now, all these features and more have been added to a nice (but slow) section called Design where you can click on a button that is called template designer.  As you might have noticed, I changed the template for this blog witch I like a lot better. Please comment if you have any reactions. ~NATHANAEL

Saturday, July 17, 2010

2010 Penny

Two post back I posted about the 2009 penny and how it looked different. Now, just recently, I found a 2010 penny which looked even more different.  You know how from 1999 to 2008 they made state hood quarters? Well, maybe the person who designs the US coins is working with the pennies now.
This is how it looks. I don't really like the way it looks. It just looks kind of bland with the shield and the scroll. Well, maybe next year they can come up with something a little more...creatively, historical.

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Coin Folders

On Wednesday, some coin folders came in the mail that I had ordered the week before.  I like to use these folders to keep my coins organized, and to see all the years and how many were made that year. Check out these pictures that I tok of them.
This is a picture of all the folders that I own

One of my oldest pennies

This is the inside of some of the folders.
Have an Awesome Possum Week!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


 I was sorting some pennies earlier today when I found a 2009 penny that had the Capital building on it.  They still (of course) have Abraham Lincoln on one side, but on the other side they got rid or the treasury and put the Captital building under construction.  Here are some pictures that I took of the penny  I found.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Blog! - Than's photo collection

I guess I kind of always wanted two sections for my blog. One for photos, and one for thoughts. I never was able to figure out how to add a section to my blog. So, the only thing I could think of was to make a new blog and link to it. I did just that. If you look at the bottom of my header you can see a bar that has a link to my new blog. Than's Photo Collection. Of course, I haven't posted any pictures on it yet because of I've been a bit busy, but as soon I get the time I have some picks would want to post on it. If you wanted to you could follow that blog as well. Hope you enjoy the new header!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

        Some of my readers might have wondered why my blog is called Than's thought collection. Well, Than, is my nickname. It's funny how people get nicknames. I came about getting mine when I was about one or two years old, when my brother, who is about eight-teen months older then I, had a bad time pronouncing my name, Nathanael. So he just said Than instead.  Which if you notice, its part of my name, Na(than)ael. So now, almost all of my friends call me Than.  One thing that I would like to do is make a tag where you say what your nickname is and how you got it. If anyone wants to do it, you can, but I don't want to tag anyone. Have a great sunday!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm Back

 I took a brake from writing on my blog for a while, but, to make a long story short.... I'm back! So, I will try to post about once a week (I know I don't post very often, but school has been really busy lately)

So, all I want to say this week is that Apple just demoed their new multi-touch iPad a day or so ago, and it is awesome! Sense I have to go to be now, I just show some pictures of it.