Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Photographers and Oh Dear Summer.

"Photographers are violent people.
First they frame you.
Then they shoot you.
Then they hang you on the wall . . .
but if you're real good they'll scrapbook you."

I just thought this was funny when I can across it today.
Also if I were to write a letter to summer,
I would ask it to please come quickly. 
I can't wait to spend days doing what I want to do.
For instance I often just want to do the following:
I want to make a mud pie.
I want to climb a tree.
I want to go camping.
I want to sleep on a lake shore.
I want to read a book outside under a tree.
I want to make a sandcastle.
I want to swim in a lake.
I want to stick my feet in a creek and 
listen to the bird sing and the leaves rustle.
I want to take a nap on the grass . . .
If I have to wait - I will. 
You'll be worth it.

50 years.

Yesterday (if you haven't already heard) -
debuted on DVD/Blu-ray.
This = happiness.

My roommies and I (+Shayna)
took time out of our lives to watch it
(we did homework too - yes be impressed)

At the end of the DVD this came on:
I LOVE it! 
It just radiates happiness for me.

Bless that Walt Disney man for his dream.

On another note remember this quote?
(I am assuming everyone has heard it at some point in life)
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~ Plato

Never in my life has this ever been more true.
Decisions to be made 
and those that have been and their consequences,
questions, doubts, fears, insecurities, health issues,
struggles of every kind from the past, 
in the present, 
or coming in the future . . .
I have been blessed to be let into some of them 
for many people and it has opened my eyes 
to the truth of that quote.
These are happy, loving, beautiful, 
talented people and they have struggles, 
struggles that are often hidden 
but nonetheless affecting their lives . . .
So Be Kind - We're all on our own journeys.
I sure appreciate when people don't bite back at me
when in my bitter mood . . .
Sorry this is such a long post but along with being kind
remember these on you trial apparent days:

I am SO excited to hear from these men 
and others like them this weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Today church was perfect.
Just what I needed and my heart is so full.
One thing that really stuck out was in the story found in John 6:3-14.
What did Christ have to work with? 
 5 loaves of barley bread and 2 small fishes.
Where did he get them? 
A lad.
And Christ gave thanks for those few things,
and fed 5000 people ending with leftovers of 12 basketfuls!

Now the miracle is the part often focused on because it is a miracle.
But we talked about the lad. 
He gave what small contribution he had,
and it affected thousands of people.
His effect was somewhat small too -
he stopped their hunger-
but he did something greater, 
he helped Christ perform a miracle.
An ordinary, everyday person with something small to give.

We each have talents, abilities, and other things to give.
Giving those makes a difference to people
and can indeed perform miracles.
Consider the Lilies - Simon Dewey

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's just another, oh oh, oh ordinary day.

Cleaning a bedroom is much more fun with a six year old 
and I learned sometimes even a little Justin Bieber helps.
Crayola doesn't make a color for your eyes.
I could never get sick of excited kids and storybooks.
And I truly believe this:

"For Attractive lips, 
speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, 
seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, 
share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, 
let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, 
walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, 
have to be restored, renewed, revived, 
reclaimed, and redeemed. 
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, 
you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, 
you will discover that you have two hands, 
one for helping yourself 
and the other for helping others."
Audrey Hepburn

I love my school for reasons such as this:
I really like these:
Oh the random joys of life.

Speaking of Life, I think am going to get me some at the store. ;)


I have written THREE blog posts out
and there are more in my head,
but I still don't know what to post . . 
so here it goes for now.

I haven't learned the lesson of studying well and keeping up in school as evident by my freaking out a little about the big lab report due tomorrow and three tests this week and one more Monday and everything else I have the rest of this semester which by the way only lasts another 8 weeks and then I am no longer an official student (unless grad school comes into the picture but for now . . .)

Am I terrified? A little. 
Excited? Some of that too.
While I haven't learned that lesson I have learned another. I have learned a lot about myself. ME. And in coming to realized my value it's heightened me to the value of others. I have always loved this quote by C.S. Lewis:

"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors."

That's me but more importantly that is YOU.
Don't forget you ok?
Because I think you are great. Nay,
I know you are great!

Friday, March 11, 2011

90% H2O

While I was in high school my mom introduced me to this study 
and it fascinated me.
The next two videos are the same but they are just pictures.
I don't love the music in either of them but they are cool.
I decided to just show you this picture instead of the other video.
So cool to me.

I love the concept. 
Thoughts and words are powerful.
We are made of 90% water.

So sticks and stones may break my bones 
But words will never hurt me?
May not be true (was it ever? and why would you try
to hurt someone through words?)

I want ALL of the crystals possible inside me
to resemble those of love, joy, family love, happiness. 
Here's to yours to! :)

*sorry for the gross water crystals  - I guess we need to see them too though.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Well you see I can explain that.
It's spring break.
And before that . . . well I had tests and stuff.
Plus nothing much to write about.

Oh spring break. How it brings back memories of this:
Oh I love adventure. *the SaraLee bagel bag is not a part of the story . . .
I miss that Black Rock Country - but mostly the fun getting there and back.

Also lately I really want to:
My family and I. We love frogs. . . and I don't think any of us kissed any in all the years we've been . . .
Go camping.

Or maybe just 
Make pizza with my friends with no worries or cares allowed.


Although I've relaxed and recuperated,
I think I need a break of some other sorts 
but I am not sure what I need to satisfy that . . .

wasn't much of a post but it's what you get for now. 

p.p.s. kend when are you coming for some guac? 
If all else fails I guess we could schedule a night and a movie 
and just pretend we are enjoying deliciousness together.