Monday, November 30, 2009

Piano Pants Project: Round 3

Guess what. It's time for another piano pants participate.
It's amazing how many people can fit in these pants. I'm not even close to being mad at that fact. Whoever made these pants were amazing.

Person 3 is Katelyn. She is amazing: so full of life and joy. She is my personal bucket of sunshine. Just look at her hair. That blonde bombshell reminds me of all things happy and joyous. Speaking of hair, she is now officially a brunette. In fact she inspired me and 4 others to dye their hair today. Don't ya just love college?
Anyways, back to Katelyn. She is so sweet and always thinks of others. She is smart, considerate, and my gansta buddy and dancing partner.... but of course we don't dance at Asbury where there is no dancing allowed.....haha... I love you Katelyn and am so glad that we are friends.

look at that roomie love :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Door Knob Lock

Dear little door knob lock,
I know in the past years, we haven't been as close as we should have been but I want to thank you for your help this weekend.Thank-you for helping save my dignity this weekend from curious kids peeping into the bathroom. Thanks for saving me the worry... But I do have one thing to say. What was with you getting stuck every time I tried to get out of the bathroom.It wasn't nice. I didn't like worrying that I was going to be stuck in the bathroom indefinitely without my phone while everyone was far away downstairs. You just wanted to see if anyone would actually hear me if I yelled, well I didn't like it. I've had some close calls this weekend and I know you're old but I just needed some extra help with all the kiddies in town.

p.s. In case you were wondering door knob lock, I got back safely and the ride was very uneventful but we made very good time. The boys took turns sleeping or singing along with me to songs like "Kiss the Girl" by Ashley Tisdale or "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls. I think they secretly liked it haha

p.s.s I'll be back soon so I hope you and I can have a better relationship over Christmas break.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Good One

I was told to make cookies tonight. I mixed up the batter and discovered that the batter didn't taste good at all. Well, actually not me but Amy who was snitching some of the batter. Strike one.

I tried to make these cupcakes (Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes). Both the cake part and the frosting called for 2 sticks of butter of softened butter. When I had finished making the cupcakes and was making the frosting, I went to soften the butter for the frosting and found the sticks of butter for the cupcakes still in the microwave. (I will not make fun of my mom for being absent-minded anymore) Strike two.

I finished making the frosting and tasted it and didn't like it at all. I had used mom's "bad" vanilla from Mexico and it's way too strong. Strike three.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Real Thanksgiving.

Black Friday might be my favorite day of the year. And no it's not because of the crazy people waking up early for "good" deals and ridiculously long lines. It's because ,unlike the rest of America who pigs out on ridiculously good food the day before, our family has our Thanksgiving every year the day after. As we've gotten older, this has become the only day of the year that we get together (and even that isn't always guaranteed). I wish you guys could see what it's like at a family dinner. There are at least 3 adult conversations going on and all the kids talking at the same time. It's craziness but it's worth it for all the good company and the wonderful food. I think I could blog about all the interesting conversations that went on or funny inside jokes for a month but it just wouldn't be the same. So I'll just show you some pictures from the day.

I've gotten to spend a lot of time in the last couple days with this cool kid (my only brother). We've changed so much that now we're actually friends instead of trying to kill each other. It's really fun. We jammed in his car on the way to my Grandma's yesterday and it made the trip go so fast. He even called me today to tell me to get my camera because the sky looked awesome and he was picking me up in a minute. He's so cool.

This chica is one of my many nieces. Ainsley so sweet and cute. She told me, " You very silly, Aunt DJ." She also told me that she wanted to play with "Baby Ryan" but he wasn't there (he's actually still in the hospital). So I offered to play with her. She said, "Okay but you have to play for a very long time."

The sweet potato casserole that I have been craving for days, not only met expectations but went way beyond. (And yes, I am eating out of the pan with a little kid's spoon. Don't judge the college student.)

I wish I had at least one more photo that I could show you of the whole family but for some reason we didn't take one this year :( I guess we'll have to wait until next year.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's Thanksgiving...

so be happy and thankful. (doesn't your mouth just water at the sight of these good looking cupcakes? I wish I had made them)
I'm about to leave for my grandma's where I will have dinner 8 other people. I hope it's fun.
Anyways, I'm thankful for all the people in my life. I'm thankful for Asbury, my house, and my sleeper pajamas. I'm also thankful for my little nephews who woke me up this morning with their cute little voices. Okay I have to get ready so we're not late. I don't want to feel grandma's wrath.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Piano Pants Project: Round 2

Participant number 2 is my dear mother. Madre de siete niños. She is a strong woman to raise all of us especially because of our family circumstances. I know my mom gets a lot of crap from different people but she is a truly amazing woman. I look up to her and acknowledge all that she has done/does for my family. This Thanksgiving, I realized I am more and more thankful for her. She's not perfect, but then again who is?

Thanks Mom!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

G baby love

I've never been on a blind date but today sure felt like one. Two single people, who had never met, forced to be in the same place for an extended span of time. Asking the typical "getting to know you" questions and feeling carefree because the other person doesn't know anything about you. Before today I even had many people give me pointers and tips to keep it from being awkward.
"Ask him about the NBA and he'll talk forever."
" Put on rap music and he'll be chill."
"Put the divider down in the middle of the seat so that he can't sit next to you."
"I'll tell him to be nice to you."

All of these statements made me feel semi-confident about today's event. Ha The only problem is this wasn't a blind date. It was me giving a ride home to a friend of a boy who lives semi-near me. So definitely a potentially awkward situation because g-baby thought the trip was going to be 4-5 hrs when in reality it was 8-9.

All in all, he was really mellow. Kind crazy, I know because if you saw this guy at a basketball game you would call me a liar but for reals I'm telling the truth.
Hour 7 was the test of our newly found friendship when a 18 wheeler tried to come into our lane, we drove through the worst fog I've ever seen and he helped me know where to go by looking at the gps, and my ipod froze twice and we thought we would be forced to listen to country music for the remainder of the trip. Anyways, I'm not even mad I gave him a ride and would much rather give him a ride in the future then give his friend .
End of story.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little letters

Dear School,
I refuse to do anything that is related to you right now.

Dear Marie,
I'm listening to you sing John Elton... I'm not even mad.

Dear Swine Flu,
you better not come back in full swing in January.

Dear Rainy day,
I really wanted to take advantage of the lack of light today and take a nap but I didn't get to. The point is Rainy day, I'm asking if you'll come back at a more convenient time. Thanks.

Dear G-baby,
I'm awaiting your call and dreading our ride together tomorrow even though I think it's going to be okay.

Dear Sweet-potato casserole,
I can't wait for you to be in my belly.

Dear sleep,
I can't wait to get more of you.

Dear Family,
Can't wait to see you... well most of you that is. Haha.

Dear Friends,
I love you lots and am sad we'll be apart. But I know we'll have fun separately.

Dear I.D. card of Marie,
is that all you had, hiding in between our beds? thought you could hide from us so that she wouldn't be able to do anything related to Asbury, did you? well we got the best of you.

Dear Internet,
I don't know what's wrong with you but please work.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spontaneity is the spice of life. I'm not doing anything right now that I originally planned and it's awesome. In fact I'm blogging from marie's I phone in the movie theater. Hope you had a lovely nappy Sunday, I know I did.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Go Big Blue

ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh C-A-T-S. CATS, CATS, CATS.

Marie and I had the opportunity to go to a Cats basketball game today. It was so fun. Even though they were playing a team no one has ever heard of (Rider), the stadium was full of people who just love UK baskeball. Marie was sitting next an old guy who yelled at this one particular ref the whole time. It was hilarious. He would yell such things as "Higgins, ya old goat. Go collect your social security check. You're 95, you're too old to be on the court. You North Carolina lover, you're useless." Even his wife got into it. We beat the team by almost 30 points. Didn't matter though to the "Higgins" hater

The game was an experience and one that I've wanted to have since I arrived here at Asbury. This has been on my list for a while so I'm happy to be able to cross it off.
My next mission is to be able to sit in the student center. This is a nearly impossible task for someone who isn't a UK student but I'm going to see if I can make it happen.

Oh Friday

Okay so this is getting harder and harder, especially when I keep forgetting to write it early on in the day instead of cramming before midnight.
Today was hard to function after 3 1/2 hrs of sleep. Everything seemed 10x longer and harder to do. I couldn't really talk haha but nothing was as bad as the awkward moment at lunch. Our newer friend (Adam) sat with us at lunch and the guy next to him(Jared) asked him if he was engaged yet. Adam responded with, " to who? the girlfriend I haven't had for 4 months?"
The other guy: "Oh I guess I haven't talk to you since then."
guess you had to be there but so awkward.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

7 quick take Thursday

(this image doesn't really have anything to do this post but I just like it)

1. Jon Weece (from Southland Christian Church) spoke in chapel yesterday and it was so good. He didn't mess around at all, he just got up there and went straight into his message. It was such a good reminder about the crucifixion of Christ. I feel like we only have those types of messages at Easter so I'm glad that he shared that with us yesterday.

2. My friends and I are going to the midnight showing of New Moon tonight and I am so excited. Even if a lot of people are giving us a hard time about it. When do you ever get to go to a movie about vampires at midnight? ...Well, other than last year and probably the next two years.

3. When I came to work yesterday, I was told to make sure and check the big dryer because it had towels in it needed for swimming practice. I was thinking about how we don't usually use the big dryer as I walked back to the laundry room to see if they were done and needed folded. I opened the dryer door and felt the towels and found they were damp. I was pulling the towels out when I saw a human head. Yeah, you read that right. I was shocked until I realized it was just a CPR dummy that my boss had put in there to scare me. It scared me alright but not as bad as the next girl. She screamed and then went and sat down and wouldn't go close to the dryer for at least 5 minutes.

4. I was at work today and this guy was behind my desk trying to do that soccer move when you step on the ball to roll it backwards and then kick it straight up (someone just told me it's called 'a rainbow'). However he was using a dodge ball and there wasn't very much room behind by desk. Needless to say, he didn't quite execute the move but instead tripped and fell into the file cabinet and then the swinging door. It was hilarious and I couldn't stop laughing which I'm sure didn't help his self-esteem. Even now I'm trying to hold back the laughter so that Marie and Katelyn won't think I'm weird.

5. Our Volleyball team (Boom Boom Pow) had our first game and it was so fun. Although for some reason I kept rotating at the wrong time and actually tried to rotate myself out 4 times in a row. Whoops...

6. It was 2:13 and I was still in my room despite my class starting at 2:10. So I ran out into the unit and yelled bye to the freshies as I ran out. But then I realized I had forgotten something in my room so I ran back through the unit passing Lauren running to class. I got what I needed out of my room and ran back out almost running into Lauren who had also forgotten something. The freshmen just all laughed at us crazy upperclassmen.

7. For Thanksgiving break, I may be giving a ride home to two of the most obnoxious and random people at Asbury. One was the only one without a shirt on at the Homecoming game and the other one calls himself "G-baby". It's probably going to be hilarious.


i lost... okay so I thought I lost at this NaBloPloMo thing but I didn't. Crisis adverted.

Anyways, I'm just dealing with finding balance. I feel like it's hard to find balance especially right now in this time of my life. When to say something, when to keep my mouth shut, when to care and when to just let it roll off my back. When to go out with friends and when to say back and do homework or actually sleep. The line from the Taylor Swift song, Breathe, "we know it's never simple, never easy" keeps going through my head.Sometimes I just wish it was a little simpler but I guess life never really is.

p.s. thank-you google for that very complex image

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


It's hard to complain when you pray just to thank God for things and don't ask for anything. Hard to do but also really good. I don't really have time tonight but maybe I'll "enlighten" you tomorrow.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Piano Pants Project

This a project I thought about starting 3 months ago. Remember when I found these pants in my closet back in August? My sisters use to wear them all the time even though I'm pretty sure they were never in style. Well, my project was to see how many people I could get a picture of wearing the pants. I'm convinced that these pants are like the sisterhood of the traveling pants where no matter who it is they fit each person. Here to prove that point is my first victim, er I mean participant.

Harley Benjamin Day IV (Or has we all call him, "Buck")
He has been married to my 4th sister, Chrissy for over 4 years. They coached my basketball team my junior and senior year of high school because we were so bad, they felt obligated. Or they love basketball and wanted be involved in my and the other girls' lives. Either way it was fun to hang out with them all the time and actually be good at basketball.
I'm actually surprised he was willing to put on the pants and that they fit him because he's a guy and all. But fit them they did. I'm actually really proud of Buck because he lost over 50 pounds this summer and got back into shape. He did p-90x all summer and then a team triathlon a month ago. The guy who would eat a burger for an appetizer is now so disciplined. Way to go, Buck. I'm glad I get to see him in just over a week.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


So my roomie and I went to church at Southland today and were challenged by Jon Weece to pray, sing, and mediate for 7 days.

Pray a simple pray from his blog or your own. Go on a 15 minute prayer walk and don't ask for anything. Just simply thank God for any and everything.

Sing a joyful noise unto the Lord. And his big challenge (to me) was to listen to only Christian/worship music all week. No Taylor Swift, Ben Rector, or T-pain for me. The pastor even said he would put some songs on his blog so that we would have some new songs to listen to.

Meditate on verses every day. He is going to post verses everyday on his blog.

Marie and I were talking after the service and just saying how a lot of people give Southland crap for being a mega church and what all comes along with that but really Southland is doing a lot for people. If people actually go along with this all week, it will be about 10,000 people praying the same praying, abstaining from secular music, and mediatating on the same verses everyday. That's cool to think about. Also Southland may spend a lot of money to keep their property going but they also give a lot of money away. They just bought a single mom a car so she wouldn't have to walk to her many jobs and could get her kids to school. They also gave money to an elderly lady so she could get hearing aids and move into a better apartment. In doing that, the lady was out signing a lease when her old apartment burned down. She never would have heard the fire alarm without her hearing aids. So she was saved on both accounts. I just think it's really cool how they are trying to impact the people of Lexington and surrounding towns.

On a different note, I just learned that my mom accidentally backed over our really old cat. Although I feel bad for my mom, it's ironic how everyone has threatened to kill the cat and my mom always was on his side and then she was the one who killed him.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

blah blah blah

NO quiero escribir un blog. Mañana será mejor que hoy pero no tengo tiempo. Voy a pasar tiempo con mis amigos. Pero antes de voy a pasarlo yo te digo sobre a muy buena cantante que sabé ayer. Ojos que no Ven por Alexis y Fido. La cantante es cantante de rap.

Friday, November 13, 2009

That's all folks.

So I got sick today and skipped everything but it was great because a visitor sat in my chapel seat and my 2'clock was cancelled. Yay, God loves me. Also I went to Target twice. The second time was to buy a movie we really wanted to watch and also to buy a jacket that one of my friends walked out without paying for haha it was hilarious.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

7 quick take Thursday

(I couldn't find a picture to really go with this post so I just got one of how I feel.)

1. I randomly thought about how Hosea felt when God told him to marry a prostitute. Did he have another girl in mind or high hopes for his future wife? Did he fight with God over the issue or just accept it? I think I would have fought it.

2. My roommate and I are getting sick. I hope we don't have the swine. Although I kind of want to have the swine enough to be quarantined in my room and be able to take lots of naps and watch movies all day. But I don't want to feel awful for days. Is this possible?

3. Marie and I re-arranged our room so that we now have one huge bed vs. two abnormally sized twin beds. Now I want to sleep more than ever but for some reason can never fall asleep when I try.

4.The refrigerator is so high right now that my ginger ale is a little icy. I just tried to spell refrigerator with a "d" before the "g" and realized that I always thought it was spelled that way.

5. I'm eating popcorn in my room, which reminds me of all the times I ate popcorn as a kid. Basically every night, My mom would make popcorn and we would all gather around the table and talk. Now even when I go home, it's fun when everyone comes over and we eat popcorn together.

6. i miss florida warmth. I don't know how I'll survive Kentucky January-March. Those are the God-forsaken months of continuous precipitation and morning death marches to class.

7. my uncle sent me homework... i actually meant to say money but i got a little distracted. Anyways i really needed it and didn't expect it at all. So it was really nice.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holy Discomfort

Today was Student Chapel. I love these chapels because you get to hear from your peers and it's usually more applicable to your life. Also it makes me feel closer to the student body when a student shares than we anyone else preaches/shares. The theme of chapel this year is Holy Discomfort. I was really convicted today with the testimonies of the two people in chapel in that I've given in to comfort instead of having discomfort for the Lord. I've either been tempted or actually given up on tough friendships this semester. It's hard to be nice to the cynical and miserable people that were once your friends. It's hard to love them like Jesus would and not give up or talk about them. It's hard to continually see through their facade and rude behavior and see the hurting and wounded person beneath who just needs the love of Jesus. This is what Jesus has been impressing upon my heart this week and it's a hard thing to swallow but with his help I'll try.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-31

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Gal. 2:20

"You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." 1 Cor 6: 19b-20

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I've taken over 850 pictures in the last 6 days so I thought I would share some with you guys.

Pictures from my Small Group leader/friends- Abby and Aaron Wilkinson- Family Photo shoot on Saturday.

Marie and James did awesome at the Variety show. They did this song

The Figg on Sunday...

Travis before he hurt his ankle :( yesterday.Boyd's orchard
Jenelle was my model :)
Photo experiment due in class on Thursday.
This looks like it's from a Photo book in the 70's

Monday, November 9, 2009

La Felicidad

I could blog about how tired I was today or how long today was but what I really want to say is that happiness is contagious. Happy people make people happy. And if this video doesn't make you happy I don't know what will.
(sorry I don't know how to upload it)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Who to blame?

There is this specific chocolate cake that Marie and I get from Wal-mart. It's a triple chocolate creme cake that we get when we're sad, or angry, or really happy, or need a chocolate fix or... any other excuse we can come up with to rationalize the purchase and consumption of a really chocolatey, rich, and simply delicious cake. (all this talk of cake is making me want some... okay I'm back now from eating the cake ) Well, today I got one and it's not as good as usually because not only did they change the icing but they stopped drizzling it down the side. So the cake was really dry vs. being so moist it melted in your mouth. I blame it on the economy. Now the cake makers can't afford to put on enough good frosting on my cake.

I bought plastic cutlery for Marie from Wal-mart, which has holes in the handles. I'm not sure if they meant for it to be decorative cuterly but I still blame on the economy. Now the plastic makers can't afford to give us full silverware. This makes me sad.
(I wasn't lying when I said I ate some cake, there's the evidence around my mouth haha)

I ran by a creepy guy in Wal-mart who proceeded to hit on me and not give up. He even started following me as I ran off yelling that I didn't know him even though he insisted that he did know me or recognize my face or whatever his dumb pick-up line was. I blame his mom for not teaching him manners or how to be nice to a lady. Actually I take that back. I blame it on his dad for not being a good example to his son.

I'm was just talking to my friends about being made fun of for different things in middle school. Middle schoolers are so mean. Marie once told me that "middle school happens to you. At least with high school you have a little control of it." It's so true. Middle school was awful. I blame society and our sinful natures. Also maybe hormones. Oh you know what? I actually blame it all on puberty because that is a gross sounding word that explains why Middle School is so bad.

I have $13.90 in my account. I blame my huge phone bill and those in control of that who I won't mention. Oh and I blame the economy. That's three strikes against you economy.

My body has been torturing me the last three weeks with daily headaches and stomach aches. I don't really know what to blame but I hope this isn't a long term thing. I guess I'll just blame hormones.

I lost an earring from two separate pairs of earrings this weekend. I'm actually kind of annoyed at the fact because they were two of my favorite pairs of earrings. I'm going to blame it on the earring makers for not designing the earrings to better stay in my ear. I mean I can't blame myself for not wearing earring backs so I'm going to stick with the earring makers.

I keep falling for guys who get back together with their ex-girlfriends. Just seems to be a pattern in my life. Hmmm... what to blame this one on? I guess I'll just blame it on the economy again, even though that doesn't really make sense. I just want to blame that again because I hate the economy right now.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Give a little love.

Hey I just got this e-mail and I wanted to encourage you all to do this.
A 5 year old boy has been battling cancer for 2 and 1/2 years and his family is worried he won't make it till Christmas. So they are celebrating the holidays next week. All he wants for Christmas is a lot of Christmas cards so they are trying to get as many as they can. The little boy's name is Noah and here is his address:

Noah Biorkman

1141 Fountain Viewcirlce
South Lyon, Mi 48178

I really encourage you to make a difference in this little boy's life.

I hope you guys have a good weekend and if you think about it pray for this boy's family.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Can we talk about these pictures?

dear me, my friends are cute.
Yesterday I had a wonderful afternoon. I completed my survey which felt good to participate in Assessment day, I hung up a framed poster in our unit (the living room of our hall) that has been leaning against the wall since I arrived at school, and had a wonderful photo shoot with my friends. It was one of the first afternoons I had had off in a while, so it felt great.
Then last night I studied/ fell asleep on my bed, played wallyball for the 2nd night in a row, and watched office. Oh and the glee album that I pre-ordered downloaded last night. Although I was sad today to discover that the 2 songs that I really wanted from glee weren't included in the album. They were basically the only reason I decided to get the album. Also the frame I hung up already fell down. Bummer. Oh well I'm trying not to let it bother me.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

7 quick take Thursday

(I tried to find the happiest picture ever, what could be happier than rainbows and butterflies?)

1. Today is Assessment Day therefore all classes were cancelled (well most of them except for those science professors who are somehow getting away with having classes) and we're given online surveys to take. It has been so relaxing. I've gotten to reconnect with friends and actually have an afternoon off. Thank-you Asbury College for allowing this to happen and despite internet/server problems, your surveys weren't that bad.

2. Yesterday at work, someone left 3 cookies at the desk. I might have ate 2 of them.

3. This week is Great Commission Congress. We have extra chapel services and it's all themed or whatever. Well our chapel speaker is a missionary from a country that we aren't allowed to name and we only know our speaker by an alias which again we aren't allowed to mention. Yet I looked on our chapel schedule and his name is written right there for all to see. Good one Asbury. Now I know where he is serving, his alias, and he real name if that is really him on the schedule.

4. Today is beautiful and some girls and I are about to have a photo shoot.

5. I'm finally going to have my Spanish test tomorrow. It was supposed to be 3 weeks ago but the Professor kept pushing it back for some reason.

6. There are no more home soccer games and that makes me sad because most of my guy friends play soccer. Also soccer games are fun to go to and cheer/be with all my friends.

7. I can't stop listening to Ben Rector. He has an amazing voice and his songs are super catchy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Things that are bi-polar

I just experience a mini hail storm which is weird because I checked the weather today and it said nothing about hail or precipitation for that matter. In fact I'm still looking at the weather page and it doesn't say anything about it. The weather is so weird here. Just like relationships on Asbury campus (or any small Christian college). Random people who should never be together are all over each other and think they are destined for each other because they both believe in God. So weird. It's like that Relient K song

I think these posts are going to get worse as the month go on. I have nothing to write about today. Sorry.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just one of those days

7:43- wake up to Abby telling me we have to leave. I spent the night at her house because her husband is out of town
8:07- crawl back in bed for just a little more sleep.
8:30- alarm goes off... push snooze
8:40- fine, I'll get up and run.
8:52- start running and hate every part of it. Passed a girl from my hall twice and 4 other Asbury people running the roads of Wilmore
9:15- hurry and start getting ready for work
9:53- rush out of my room and speed walk to the Luce
10:00- hear the bells and am still walking to work
10:03- take over the desk and shove a bite of pop tart in my mouth as someone asks me a question.
10:43- gladly answer the phone to end one of the many awkward conversations that happen to me at work. (People know I can't leave my post and so take the opportunity to talk my ear off with lots of pauses.)
11:57- start 2 separate gym memberships
12:02- run off to change and hurry to the library to fix my project due at 4 (really 4:15 because the professor is late every Tuesday)
1:06- run off to our College Post Office to send the sister book off to one of my lucky sisters. Ask how much it's going to be and run off to the Cashiers.
1:12- pay for the package and a stamp for a birthday card for grandma
1:18- walk by Corbitt (Media Comm building) to drop off my Olympic internship and see my adviser heading to class. (Guess I'll talk to him tomorrow.)
1:22- walk into the local print shop and wait for him to get off the phone. Have him print my movie poster and dvd cover even though he is almost out of ink.
1:26- notice my dvd cover is looking really small and I have to run back to my dorm to get a dvd case to put it in for class
1:38- see a lady almost get hit by a van and then see two of my friends across campus.
1:42- realize my dvd cover is in fact a cd cover and that I must skip photo class to fix it
3:15- done fixing it as best as i can. Grab some pretzels and run to the admin building
3:20- Run into Abby's office and between breaths and brain farts try to tell everyone why I'm in such a hurry. Rush out, yelling my apologies. (Sorry Provost who was standing right there.)
3:23- Run into some girls from my class who say that the local printing shop is having difficulties with the computer now. They're going into Nicholasville to get their project printed, would I like to come? Yep, I forget their names but I would like a ride to Nicholasville.
3:33- left campus
3:49- arrived at Office Depot. The girls I were with hadn't saved their files right so they froze the computer there and next door at the printing company. I just stood there trying to wait patiently despite my headache and growling stomach.
4:33- left Office depot without being charged because it took so long to actually open our files and print them. (mind you class started almost 20 minutes ago)
4:56- walk into class after running into the curriculum lab, cutting the white edges off my projects, buying poster board, taping down the poster and putting the dvd cover into a dvd case
5:38- finally head to dinner

I could go on and on about today but I can't.... My brain must rest now and I'm sure you don't really want to know what I did every minute of the day.

Monday, November 2, 2009

not enough time to come up with a title.

day two.
I already don't know if I'll be able to do this. I've been racking my brain all day to come up with something to write. Even now while I'm watching ATL beat NO, I don't really want to write this but I want to say I did it so.... here goes nothing. Here goes procrastinating graphic design some more.

Thursday I went to a Phil Keaggy Concert
His finger-picking was melodic dessert
I'd never heard of this guy before
but listening to him is not a chore
I've had his songs stuck in my head for a day
I have them on my computer on replay
He opens his mouth and his voice leaves me in awe
He is such a cute old man I wish he was my grandpa

Okay that's all I can come up with for now. But seriously, Phil Keaggy is considered one of the best. He has been doing this for over 30 years. He is the 9th of ten children. He only has 9 fingers (injured it while pumping water for his mom.) We had "bouncers" at our concert and one of the girls told him he needed to have a ticket. His response was " I was hoping to play tonight." I bet she felt really stupid but it's a good story.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Blog everday for a month... maybe

Yes, the picture is from 2007 but I am fully aware that it is in fact 2009.

NaBloPoMo. National Blog Posting Month. Post every day for a month. That's all you have to do.

This weekend has been so eventful that I can't even think of where to start so I will just tell you about NaBloPoMo. It got it's start from the National Novel Writing Month, which is where people try to write a whole novel in a month. Crazy, I know which is why NaBloPoMo seems a bit more attainable. You have to blog everyday if you want to have a chance at these prizes. The NaBloPoMo people take this seriously. This is an excerpt from their website of FAQs.
My cat died/my boyfriend asked me to marry him/I just spent the night in the hospital and I missed posting for a couple of days. Can I just post a little extra this month to make up for the missing days so I can still be eligible for the prize drawing?

First of all, I'm so sorry/congratulations/I hope you get well soon. Secondly, no. If I let you skip a couple of days then I'd have to let everybody post whenever they felt like it
and that would defeat the whole purpose of NaBlo which is to get you to sit down and write something every day...

Okay so I'm taking the challege and hoping to be able to remember to do this everyday. Chrissy and Katelyn this month is dedicated to you guys as my persistent readers haha. (doesn't mean I don't appreciate everyone else)