Monday, April 28, 2008

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I wonder if people really know what it means to go green? And when did consuming become activism? I don't know, I would think that using less waste and being more resourceful would be more "green." I would love to reduce my footprint on this Earth... I'm taking small steps towards it. I've stopped all my junkmail from reaching my apartment, i only drive my car to work and long distances where a bike wouldn't go, I don't eat which reduces animal waste, etc. I'm no saint that is for sure... but I do try. It is just funny when people have these shirts that say "peace now" or "go green" and there does not seem to be action behind it. I feel that there is a lot of other things besides environmental concerns that have that lack of support behind it.

The more and more I read about the Earth being destroyed, the more and more I get excited about having a house of my own. I read about collecting rainwater and making rain barrels for flowers, I can't wait to grow vegetables in a garden, I can't wait to have my own chickens so I dont ever have to buy eggs again (ha!), I just can't wait to breathe fresh air. I hope thats a kind of life I can have. Just enjoying what God gives me. I know I have a lot of stuff to take care of and learn before I can do that, but a girl can dream :)

Speaking of dreaming, I cannot wait for summer... because I often find myself blanking out in class thinking of the beach or just brilliant sunshine.

I finished about 100 surveys today for a comm class. UGH. one made me miss a person terribly when I saw their name. :(

Well now that I am done with homework... its time for some sleep. class tomorrow at 8:30. :(

Friday, April 25, 2008

and I'm glad cause I ate crappy food and it knows now that I cant handle that kind of stuff anymore. Yay being used to good healthy food!

boo bad 65 cent box of mac and cheese. i should of known anyway.

oh temptation is creepin.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Which is a good thing I suppose? This weekend was kind of uneventful but I got some work done. Friday was a good day with going to the Justice Revival at the Vineyard Church in Westerville, OH. I missed Shane Claiborne the previous night though which is a bummer :(. Really wanted to hear him speak because I read his book this past summer while I was in California.

Speaking of California, I'm waiting for my internship opportunity to give me the yay or nay. AHH! It is so frustrating waiting for something you want so badly! Story of our lives, eh? I know that God has some amazing stuff planned for me but its definitely a bummer when you know you can't control what you want. But then again, it's definitely a good thing... Less stuff for me to worry about :)

So friday, heard the Justice Revival about mentoring and basically being a servant of God. It was pretty good. I have not been in awhile. They brought up Isaiah 58:6 through I'm pretty sure 14... and used that in their service.

6 Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness [a] will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

9 Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
"If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.

11 The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

13 "If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
and the LORD's holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,

14 then you will find your joy in the LORD,
and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land
and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob."
The mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Saturday was a great lazy day. I went swimming for the first time in forever. Since I think this past summer in August. I swam out in California when I was on vacation and I have not been since. Bummer cause it is awesome! I have goggles and everything :) Watched two huge surfing movies too. Riding Giants and Step into Liquid. Amazing people those surfers. I do not know why I love this culture so much but I just do. I love that with this sport you do it for the pleasure. It's like a drug that is amazing for you and they say once you catch your first wave... you're hooked. I want to be part of that. SO BAD. But so yes, Saturday made me want to buy every surf video available. :)

Riding Giants Trailer

Step into Liquid trailer

Rest of saturday just worked... and it was so dead. Weird. My dad came home that night after finishing a 190 bike race. 190!!! I am so proud of my father. I admit that for awhile we didn't like each other. At least i did not. I thought my father was childish and socially handicapped for awhile. But I love and appreciate him so much. He tries so hard in everything he does and he finally found something he's good at. He's good at everything after awhile because he has incredible dedication and willpower but this time he is really amazing. He has lost about 50 pounds and at the beginning of his journey in biking he could barely bike 10-15 miles. Now he is finishing 190 miles in about 12 hours in less than a year. What progress!!!

<>My dad skiing in the Alps in the 70's :) What a stud.

But when he was sitting down on my couch, drinking green tea with his 40 spoons of sugar (ha!), he had me sit next to him and just held me in his arm and I cuddle next to him. I just snuggled up and felt his warmth. I love my father. Ha, i was watching Rock of Love: The Reunion last night... and as trashy as that show is, there was a very touching moment. Destiney, a contestant on the show, lost her father two weeks ago due to liver cancer. She started bawling and even Bret Michels shed a tear. I cannot imagine my father gone. Who would help me? Who would comfort me when no one else would? Who would believe in me? I'm tearing up as I write this. He is freaking incredible. I'm so proud of him. I have the best father in the world.

Sunday, no work... means homework. Finished French and enjoyed my sunday with Bethany and eating taco bell. :D I need to stop filling my body with crap and go back to eating raw, healthy, veggies and fruit. I was good up until like a week ago when I ran out of food money. :-P P.S. Taco Bell ran out of beef last night? Seriously. I don't eat beef (or just meat for that matter) but... taco bell? Out of beef? Seriously? ha!

But anyway, French test today... :) gotta study. Talk to you amazing people later :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

So, I just discovered this guy named Josh Pyke and I am in love with his music. My favorite song is "Middle of the Hill" and I found two versions of the video... So here they are, I suggest watching both :)

And my mother knew the words to a lot of different songs
And we'd always sing the harmonies, yeah we'd sing along
She had cold, cold hands when the fever hit
And then the noises that the trains made sounded like people in my head
And the stories that the ceiling told
Through the pictures and the grains in the pine-wood boards
And let me stay outside 'til the sky went red
And I could cool my head on the concrete steps
And you could never really see the top from the bottom
But I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em
And you could never really see the top from the bottom

I don't pay enough attention to the good things when I got 'em
- Josh Pyke "Middle of the Hill"

Just a real genuine story of childhood that isn't fabricated. Wonderful. Really. :)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I found a dog tonight under my porch. If anyone in the Columbus area wants him... please take him. He was very dirty and emaciated :( poor guy, prob got abused. I'm going to take him to a shelter tomorrow morning. :-\ i wanna keep him. He looks like a bulldog/pit bull mix. I hope he wasnt used for dog fighting... poor little guy. and STUPID people. Ugh.

Friday, April 4, 2008

This fridayfive is totally irrelevant to me. but I have nothing to write you tonight. so here it goes.

Where can you get some really good pancakes?
Wouldn't know. I hate the things.

How do you like your pancakes?
not on my plate.

What’s your theory on why restaurant waffles are so much more expensive than pancakes?
because they're better than wiggly pancakes... and they actually have pockets for your syrup!

The pancake chef is going whip up a batch of the most interesting, creative pancake invention you can imagine. What will you order?
if by pancakes you mean a really great egg omelet... mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, and onions. oh and green peppers! Thanks!

When was the last time someone made you pancakes, not counting visits to restaurants?
A long time ago. If someone proves to me, though, that not all pancakes are bad... I am willing to reconsider my comments about this evil little breakfast.

:) have a good friday!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I have a problem being happy sometimes... and it is definitely getting me down to know that. And I do not want to be that friend anymore. So I'm going to start giving you some little tidbits from my life that give me joy :)

It's 9:30 am and already...
1. The sun is shining. My Lord, I love the sunshine. I LOVE feeling the sun on my face. I don't know what i would do if i lived in a rainy, cloudy place. That would be Hell for me. Not only fire but just overcast skies. all the time. bleh

2. I don't work until 4pm, so I can enjoy that sunshine in it's prime hours and get out of class at 1:18 to do it. :)

3. My new hair still smells like the shampoo from the salon. One of the best smells in the world! Haha, I should write down later what my favorite non-food smells are or something... I did that with non-musical sounds a little while back.

4. Finding really sweet Bible verses in my email. Philippians 4:10-13 is such a great little passage. Paul is talking about how he knows how to have very little and how to have plenty. God gives him strength through all things and that is the source of his contentment. Knowing the Lord will provide and take care of him. Makes me definitely trust the Lord more... so I printed out that passage to stick by my desk :)

5. I get to see a certain handsome someone today :) Its always a good day for that!

a little treat for you guys to get your day going with your morning coffee (Thats what I did!) :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

From lord of the rings. get it? cause I'm blond.

No Seriously. I got my hair done today and I'm so freaking blond. First time for everything, eh?

And thats okay. My friend, Ryan, told me I was. haha, i bet he was joking. Either way, I was thinking that yea, some of the stuff i do is kind of considered weird. for example:

1. I don't only collect sunglasses cause I like them (p.s. a favorite pair of mine just got stolen during my 2 hour stay at the gym. ugh), but i also just like to wear them... all the time. I think its s security blanket going across campus. I don't say this to sound conceited... but a lot of people look at me. Sometimes it makes me feel like a freak-show so I just kind of put sunglasses on and hope to avoid people. It makes sense to me.

2. I don't like taking the first thing on the rack. I'll usually take the third. The first makes me nervous that other people might of shaken it/worn it/broke it, etc.

3. i write down everything I'm going to do.... not like super planning... but i write my to-do list like 3 times a day.. editing stuff. okay thats really OCD.

thats all i can think of right now. meeeehhh. brain fart.


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