’cause when she sings i hear a symphony, and i’m swallowed in sound as it echoes through me – i’m renewed, oh how i feel alive, and though autumn’s advancing, we’ll stay young, go dancing

ooooh goodness.  i’ve left y’all for a week and two days.  there’s quite a bit that’s happened:

i played in the rain by the pavilion a few weeks ago…

i went to a waffle house for the first time with a study group.  good service and good food, even though the place was pretty ghetto. :P  here’s a picture of me and my friend, katy, at the waffle house:

my brother trey-boy visited over two weekends ago! :)

and then, best of all, i went back home over fall break this last weekend, which was fabulous.  i also finally got my hair trimmed, which is what i needed terribly. anyhoo, the hair stylist also flat ironed my hair which made me happy to posses model-like hair for the next ten hours. :}

i miss my family so much… we watched ‘it’s the great pumpkin, charlie brown’, ate festive foods, and i made caramel apples!  momsy had fall candles placed and lit all over the place.  so no matter where you went in that house, it smelled like pumpkins or apples.  i’m so in a fall mood!

well, today i did two stupid things.

(1) i dropped my computer on it’s charge cord.  thankfully, the computer slid to the floor more so than an actual fall, so the impact wasn’t too bad.  but i’m kind of worried about my charge cord – it was slightly bent and is still like that.  it still works (thank you Lord!) but i’m praying that it doesn’t get a short in it; i can’t afford a new charger, and i haven’t finished all my Christmas shopping yet! :-/ i’d appreciate lots of prayer…

(2) i dropped the heavy corner of a ten pound weight on the end of my finger. yeeeeeoowwwww! although that happened an hour and a half ago and i’ve had it wrapped in ice since then, it hurts. so. bad. :'(  i can’t tell if it’s broken though since my fingers are naturally odd shaped anyway.  dozens of little blood cells are peaking through the top of my finger.  please pray for me on that note as well.

anyway, i thought y’all would be proud to know that  continued my workout without stopping and didn’t cry until i was finished. :P

a happy song i heard the other day :)

title from: stay young, go dancing by death cab for cutie
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i don’t want wanna be nobody’s fool – i’ve played that part so many times before; how long to be a shadow on the wall? i will make no sound at all, and when the sun goes down, the shadow on the wall – it cannot be seen at all

hello void. :)

maybe because i’ve suddenly been thrown into the busy, social world of going to school, i want more of it. eh, the social – not the school. ;)  i’ve been getting a lot lonelier faster than i should, i mean.  i had made a few really good friends here and have been lame enough to not try to make anymore friends.  which was/is wrong.  even though it is hard for me to make new friends, i really shouldn’t use that as an excuse while my other friends make friends.  i am happy and content with the peoples i have – not saying that’s a problem – but i’ve shied away from meeting new people.  which isn’t cool, peoples.

and now when my friends are with their friends (not saying that i’m not their friend, they’ve got to make time for them all), i start to feel… lonely (duh).  i hate being selfish.  that’s a big one i’m going to have to work on.  that and being outspoken enough to hug the whole school without feeling embarrassed.  where did that girl go? the one who wanted to be friends with the whole school? the one now who sits shy and quiet in the corner of the world, afraid to shine the light God gave her?

oh bob.  my nose is excessively stuffy tonight.  which doesn’t make for an attractive speaker.  and my nose has been running.  i’m definitely not a ‘looker’.  i don’t have a fever anymore, but my sinuses, oooh my sinuses…

i was studying in the student center (that was past tense, folks ;).  but after the people quieted and left, after piano playing stopped, it was like a spell had been broken.  i’m sitting in a big empty place.  people walk in and out.  but it’s so quiet… it’s so much easier to study with a hum of busy, laughing, swearing (it’s not like you can hear it amid the rest of the chaos, but it’s pretty darn constant :P) people.

this moment is just one of those moments i miss all of my family and friends, and wish that it was christmas vacation.  three months left.

epic quote of the night from meg ryan’s character kathleen kelly from you’ve got mail:

sometimes i wonder about my life. i lead a small life. well, not small, but valuable. and sometimes i wonder, do i do it because i like it, or because i haven’t been brave? so much of what i see reminds me of something i read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? i don’t really want an answer. i just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. so good night, dear void.

title from: shadow on the wall by brandi carlile

she was looking kinda dumb with her finger and her thumb in the shape of an ‘L’ on her forehead

i knew it was coming.

it started maybe on friday.  i sat down to supper and i swallowed – and then i realized, ‘oh snap. my throat’s getting sore’.  it could’ve been anything other than the terrible cold it turned out to be, but i knew it wasn’t.  see, one of my dear friends has a terrible cold too and i’ve been sure to give her lots of hugs (because don’t you hate it that when you’re sick, nobody hugs you so that they don’t get sick too? it’s an awful feeling).  so yeah, i knew the risks.  and now that i have the cold, i’m very grateful that she returned the throat lossanges when she did. :P

i accidentally missed my ride to church because i overslept.  i could have walked to another church, but it looked like rain and i really didn’t want to risk that.  but by divine providence, i heard from sarah who was going to church twenty minutes from when i got up.  so, i put some clothes on that didn’t need ironing and ran out the room in order to go to my first ever non-denominational church service. :)

after lunch, i crashed onto my bed.  i slept and lay there most of the afternoon.  maybe it’s because i’m sick that i feel so drowsy.  my papa came and took me out to dinner, which was fun and nice (i got to get off campus! WOOT! ;).

i was planning on going to the guys’s ‘open hall’ tonight, but i’m seriously not in the mood.  i should be working on my last paper, but i’m just exhausted.  which doesn’t make sense considering i’ve gotten more than enough sleep.  drat – i really need to get laundry done too…

oh bob. i’m just really tired and i’ve got a really bad headache.  hopefully it’ll skip off soon so i don’t have to deal with it this week. :)

title from: allstar sung by smash mouth

so what if it hurts me? so what if i break down? so what if this world just throws me off the edge, my feet run out of ground? i gotta find my place, i wanna hear my sound – don’t care about all the pain in front of me, i juts wanna be happy.

the 'music man' cast

this last monday was the cast party for the music man.  it was fun, but at the end, i cried.  there were a few people i wouldn’t see again before i move. :( i’m really glad i was able to do something like this with all of my friends before i move though… it gave me a huge chance to hang out with them all more.  i love them and miss them already. <3

well, on sunday, the day before the cast party, i decided to dye my hair. yes, dye it. (i had to wait until after the play – that was part of the contract.) i’m sticking with the color brown though – i figured that since God gave me the color brown for my hair, i must look good in it. so, it is now some sort of a copper shade. not too much of a difference, but it does look nice i suppose. my sweet friend elaine helped me with it (after all, it was my first time and heaven knows i might’ve done something terribly wrong! :D).

woot! :D

yesterday, i saw ‘kung fu panda 2′ which was just as good as the first one! i was so pleased. :) it was a bit sad though… good story and the same ole’ dry humor though. :D

i had a lot of ‘likes’ for this movie (or ‘loves’ :P).  i like the fact that po is friends with the furious five in this movie. i like the bond and relationship build between the panda and his father, the goose.  i like how it’s about being at peace with one’s past, present, future, friendship, and familial bonds. it was an all around sweet and funny movie. it so lived up to the first one. :}  poor johnny bravo thought that it was fifty-one percent happy and forty-nine percent sad (the thing is, po realizes that his dad, the goose, really isn’t his dad – so po starts struggling with that issue of who his real parents were).  but still, fabulous movie. :)

well, at the movie theater, auddie and i were uber thrilled to see harry potter posters up! :D BAH! i can’t wait to see that movie! :D

:D

title from: happy by leona lewis

all the other kids in the pumped up kicks you better run, better run faster than my bullet

buh-dee-ya, buh-dee-ya, buh-dee-ya…

life has been hectic. increasingly busy. insanely busy. so. without further ado, i must inform you that there won’t be any posts until after this friday.  momsy and i have been running all over the place getting last minute, trying to deal with the air force base’s ridiculous requirements so we can have guests at our graduation, and we’ve just been pulling our hairs out in general. it’s crazy. and we’re all tired. which doesn’t help. we would appreciate prayers though. :)

a plus: i’m done with school for the semester. hooray!

another plus: we have allot of friends to help us organize and set up stuff we’ve been stressed about.

a big plus: we got God and He’s faithful to stick with us. ‘…all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.’ (romans 8:28).

and i know that i’ve promised and have planned to post pictures of music man rehearsals, but i’ve just been so busy. so here are only a few:

:)

:D

i’m still working on my bell kicks though. can’t you tell? ;)

title from: pumped up kicks by foster the people

sugar, ah honey-honey, you are my candy girl and you’ve got me wanting you…

*drools*

today, google announced that it is the 119th anniversary of the first documented ice cream sundae.  and today, i announced to mama that we need ice cream sundaes in order to celebrate the occasion.  she laughed.

never the less, this has made me all the more crave an ice cream sundae.  i think it is also important for y’all to know that i can’t even remember the last time i had an ice cream sundae.  that’s saying something; something that sounds allot like years. well, i’ve found an appropriate recipe on a website that i’m anxious to try out:

Winter Blues Chocolate Peppermint
Ice Cream Sundae

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream

Peppermint hot fudge dessert sauce

Crushed peppermint candies for the topping

Candy Canes and dessert mints for decoration.

Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream in a dish or a bowl. Ladle the Peppermint Hot Fudge on top. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top and garnish with candy canes and dessert mints.

i’m sick of winter.  although it technically isn’t winter, i don’t think colorado has figured that out yet.  it was sunny and pleasant enough this morning for me to wear a sleeveless dress to church, but after we got home it started snowing.  i’m afraid that the weather here has multiple personality issues. :P

stressed :D

after reading this picture, i took it as a sign. :D

title from: sugar, sugar by the archies

this is my winter song to you

two servings of fruit everyday.  *sigh.*  i get easily sick of apples – when i can’t eat them with peanut butter, anyhow.  thankfully, mama found something on the web about apple smoothies.  i was willing to try almost anything than eat another raw apple, so here goes…

apples-to-apples

it turned out pretty good.  i dropped several ice cubes on the bottom of the blender and then put two apples in after i put them through our apple-peeler/corer/slicer.  i blended it until the ice cubes were no more and then dropped a few more ice cubes in along with a teaspoon of cinnamon (cinnamon is good brain food; that’s why i put in so much).  and then – voila! – it is ready to be served.  i usually have it as a snack during the day to keep me going through my homework. :P

i’m trying to finish my second last chapter today… it’s turning out a lot longer than i thought it would.  i would still appreciate prayers as i’m trudging through it; it is getting awful tedious now.  but i like to think sometimes, ‘if i get this chapter done by today, and then the last chapter by next weekend, it’ll be the first time ever that i’ve written three chapters in a span of three weeks!’ *sigh.* i’m excited to be done with it. :)

title from: winter song sung by sara bareilles and ingrid michaelson

let’s waste time chasing cars around our heads

friends

 friends

these pictures are from mine and trey’s Christmas party, and our new year’s shin-dig.  i was going through the pictures and i was like, ‘hey! i never showed the blog world!’  good times with good peeps.  i love them all so much. God has greatly blessed me.  :)

unfortunately, i don’t have much to update on.  see, i have my book that i need to finish writing in less than three weeks… ::falls out of chair and then recovers herself:: yes. things have been hectic.  forgive me, peoples.  forgive me and pray for me.  i need all the help i can get.  i have to go and work. :P

title from: chasing cars sung by snow patrol

hoppipolla

this week has been long.  my throat has been scratching and every now and then hurting.  the night before last i woke up several times in the middle of the night because of a serious ear infection.  it hurt :(  but besides my allergies, sinus headaches, and all other forms of this thing called a ‘cold’, i’ve had a good week.

last wednesday, trey, me, and three other friends to see ‘the last airbender‘.  as we walked toward the movie theater, we saw my parents drive by.  just so happens that mom and dad made a last-minute decision to go out on a date to see ‘inception’.  heehee, i love my parents. :)

we get to the movie theater and find a handicap seat that was like a theater love seat.  it was very tempting to sit there…  anyhoo.  we all sit down (not in the love seat, but in the middle row).  we all goof off some.  and then the previews start.  now, ‘the last airbender’ is rated pg, a total kids movie, and the previews they start showing are incredibly and i mean incredibly raunchy.  so, after suffering and frequently covering the guys’ eyes through twenty minutes of previews, the movie finally starts.  yay! you might think.  well, think again.  the movie, ‘grown ups’ starts playing.  now, i’m sixteen (until tomorrow happens! woot! :) and all i’ve heard about this movie were news that it was pg-13 and adam sandler was in it, and those things just told me ‘don’t watch’.  so after we complained to the theater peeps, they said they’d start the real thing soon.  so i waited outside the theater room until it actually started.  then it did, thank goodness. :)

the last airbender

now, trey and i are fans of the tv series so we were a tad disappointed; we believe they could’ve added a bit more of the story if they made it longer.  so the plot was kind of vague.  another downer was the fact that they added a lot of the spiritual crud in there… i mean, they had the spiritual stuff in the tv show, but the tv show had a lot more of the story too. :P  so i guess they didn’t do a good job about evening things out.  but the martial arts and the special effects were amazing!  none of the martial arts were computerized and the battle scenes were totally epic.  so, despite some of the downers, i liked the movie a lot :).

you also have to understand the people with whom we watched it.  we had this thing going on during the movie… it all started once a six-legged bison flew on screen (… literally).  my dear friend anna, the gal i was sitting next to, leaned next to my ear and whispered, ‘that’s you!’.  and then it continued from there throughout the rest of the movie: zach is a flying lemur, bekah became a komodo dragon, anna was a dood with dreadlocks and whiskers, and trey was the guy who randomly starts howling like a wolf right before the big battle (and believe me, that guy was pretty random… none of us saw it coming and burst out into fits of laughter :).

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