Friday, February 12, 2010

Memory Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge him
And He will direct your path.
Proverbs 3:5-6

I've been saying this to myself a lot lately.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From the fam

Um, I wish I could express just how jazzed I was when I got this on Saturday. The Great Mouse Detective is the perfect blend of old Disney craziness, Sherlock Holmes, and Willy Wonka.

The thing is, now I'm watching the Daily Show and Jon Oliver is doing his bit. Makes me wonder how impossible it would be for me to be a comedienne in England.

Sad news: my camera broke some time between Tuesday and Friday. I don't use it often, but I really was fond of that particular camera.

But happy days will prevail: the sun was out today, the rain is gone for a little bit, and I just rocked my US History exam.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birthday List?

Can I be 8 for a minute and make a birthday wish list? kthx.

  1. A serger in order to "make more professional-looking garments." I don't know, that's what they always say and I do hate hemming things. I have a lot of dresses and skirts in my "Finish" pile only because I'm scared of hemming them unevenly.

  2. A Nikon SLR camera. Mom has a Canon and it's amazing, but I'm incredibly partial to Nikons.

  3. A Fleet Foxes CD.

  4. these vintage coffee cups. They look like ones I had when I was 3 that came in a tea set. They had Barbie on them instead of the pretty green and blue. Not going to lie: I like them both equally.

  5. This/A coin purse (in general) (This is also lovely)

  6. Any art in general, especially Jessica Gonacha Swift and Flapper Doodle

  7. Cher Pop ArtI love this. I actually may buy it for myself.

  8. Anything from Etsy.

  9. Anything directly or indirectly related to Cher, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, or Ryan Gosling in Young Hercules.

  10. A date with Ryan Gosling. Sorry, those pictures really made me regress.
I could never date Ryan Gosling, because we'd be having a great time eating dinner or something and I'd be far to distracted thinking of him in Young Hercules costumes. And I'd ask him everyday to reenact this scene from YH until he was so fed up that he'd break up with me. Being realistic and everything.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Philosophy 1

This semester's personal project is to find a philosophy each week (or every few weeks) and really try to apply it to my life. I'd like to see how my life could be changed just by thinking a little differently. The plan is to pseudo-/semi-document the occurrences here or other thoughts that come to my mind (you know, the general purpose of a blog) that are at least indirectly related to my new way of thinking.

This week's (and probably next week's, too) is "Fish where the fish are."

I have a tendency to be agoraphobic. I don't go out much without considerable coaxing. I could honestly stay in my room 23.75 hours a day as long as I had food, water, and a book. I like people, but I can often satiate my need for human contact by just listening to people, be it through walls, doors, or on the TV. Of course, there are sometimes when I wish I met new people easier. This is where the philosophy comes in: I KNOW that the new people aren't going to saunter into my bedroom and instantly befriend me. So in order to meet new friends, I must go where there are new people. Genius, I know :)

This also came to mind:
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
Luke 5:4-7

If you "fish where the fish are," sometimes God can come through in miraculous ways. It's a pleasant thought.

So here's to finding new opportunities and seizing them!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


This fell by the wayside, didn't it?

Right now, there are many people in my driveway trying to un-break our minivan. Hopefully, it will be better soon.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Quilted Coasters have a place in my heart, and now have a place on my coffee table!

Ugh, they're dark because I took them at night because I was exhausted and not thinking clearly. On the camera, they looked like they were the right exposure. It's okay. They're good enough for me.

Friday, June 26, 2009

A "Wild" 12th Birthday

Sister 1 and Sam
Sister 2
Dilapidated cake. I didn't notice the wonky bottom until just now.
The group we got together.
Grace and OUR best friend. I love her.
We don't look alike in this picture, but there was one on the camera where she could've been my blonde twin.
It was a good time. She received some great presents and spent time with some amazing friends (and one hilariously shy "boyfriend").

Happy birthday, sis!