Tuesday, December 18, 2007

2007: A Year in Review

January 2007: I celebrated New Year's with my family and was asleep by 12:30. I made New Year's resolutions that I ultimately broke within two weeks.

February: I turned 21 and celebrated with my mom, Bill, and the sister. Then, I went to an LST meeting. One good thing: it snowed. I went home and watched movies by myself. It was at that time that I realized that I will be single the rest of my life.

March: I was doing what all good students do and was procrastinating. While procrastinating I turned on the TV and found a little show called The Office and was forever hooked.

For Spring Break I went to Houston to spend time with my grandparents and cousin Lemondrop. It was an amazing time. We went to an art museum, watched 300 and ate Sour Patch kids and Popcorn, ate Mexican food, and sang at the top of our lungs while not getting lost in downtown Houston. You know, the usual. It was a great time. Towards the end of March, the last day of Spring Break, I got into a wreck and totaled my car. It was completely my fault and was carless for months.

Next, I passed out in Dr. Kraft's Art class (in the discussion of Warhol and Pop Art) and spent three days there. I had test after test run on me where I was first diagnosed with pancreatitis. Next, it was something with a long name ending in -itis. Finally, it was found that I had a cyst on my ovary that caused me to pass out. I passed out again while at the hospital and was diagnosed with Neurocardipathic Syncope. So basically if I get too hot, don't get enough to eat or other things I can just pass right out. Now I am supposed to eat breakfast every morning and wear these old grandmother socks that keep the circulation flowing in my legs every night. I now do not eat breakfast and have lost the socks.

April: March was a bad month, but April was even worse for my dad. Dad found out Kim was having an affair and filed for divorce. Dad and Hannah moved into a trailer and stayed there until she graduated. As soon as she graduated Dad moved to Lamesa and hated his new job. I took Bree and Mike with me to Anton to celebrate Easter and had a pretty great time. I was procrastinating again and found a little show called Friday Night Lights and it too was phenomenal.

May: Hannah turned 18 on the 3rd and graduated on the 25th. Three days later I left for Japan. I wished my brother a happy 20th un-birthday and Caitlin called and we laughed for a bit. It was great, yet terribly sad.

June: I spent the entire month in Japan and it was an amazing experience. Going back the second time was like coming home. I saw people I knew, recognized buildings, and just re-fell in love with the culture. I had the best time in my life there and dream of one day returning. The Lord's work is hard work, but it is truly rewarding and memorable. To the people in Japan: I enjoyed every single day there and miss you all desperately. Just know that one day I will return and see you all again. While in Japan I mourned my brother's, and un-celebrated the two year anniversary of his death.

July: I left Japan on the 9th and that was probably the saddest day of my life. I remember standing there at the bus stop, blinking back tears as I hugged every person who came to see us off. The cool morning air swept over me in a heap of emotion and as soon as I took my seat on that bus, the tears fell. I read all the notes and sweet letters and they fell harder. Who knew that I could fall in love with those wonderful people and that amazing country after only six weeks. I left a piece of my heart in Japan and I will return one day to retrieve it.

Lived with Libby and Dennis for a while while Bree and I looked for an apartment. Found a great one and moved in.

August: Got completely moved in and found that I could not really afford my own place. Started back to school and saw all my old friends, and made new ones. Complained about professors and spoke of new crushes. Started life planning and began to worry about the future.

September: Dropped Anatomy and Physiology because I realized I did not need it. Skipped a lot of classes. Oops.

October: Got a second job to cover the expense of the apartment. I now come home with baby formula and dog hair all over me. I work forty hours a week and go to school full-time. I also made the decision not to go back to Japan this summer, and that was one of the hardest decisions of my life. Dressed as a nerd for Halloween and passed out candy with Melanie at the mall and went to Lindsey's party. Met some cool new people!

November: Found out I can definitely graduate in December of 2008 and was amazingly relieved. That puts me at a little over four years. Since I changed my major six times, I am pleasantly surprised. Hannah and I made the ten hour trek to Houston for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. We ate Nanna's newest creation: a Pumpkin Cream Cheese pie. Amazing! Hung out with Lemondrop for a bit until we left a day early due to the weather.

December: What a great month so far! We had a wonderful graduation party for Carla at my apartment and then I went to a Christmas party at Lindsey's. Had a work party at job number one, and was blessed by gifts at the church. What amazing people the Lord has blessed me with. As a result of late night studying (playing around on the computer) I am now addicted to coffee, thanks in whole to the lovely roommate. There was a huge confrontation in chapel and an incident in which an idiot radio announcer took something out of context and there was a huge controversy on campus. Also, Dr. Byars's office is so messy that he lost our tests, but finally found them. What's the deal with a grade of "B?"

So, this year has been one of growth. I have learned to treasure friendships and become more bold in asking for things that matter to me. I have learned to stand up for myself and say the right things, when they needed to be said, and I learned to be silent when needed. I was able to mourn over loss and rejoice in Him again. I learned to always be postive, no matter the situation. I learned to expect a package from grandmother filled with homemade cookies and also full of tea bags, marshmallows, and socks. I love my grandmother, obviously. I have learned that gossip hurts people, and the truth is always the right way to go, no matter what. I have learned to keep an open mind and resist temptation. I am now stronger than I ever thought I would be!
Currently watching : The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Widescreen Edition)Release date: By 13 September, 2005

Sunday, December 09, 2007

What I'm Watching: Pushing Daisies

I wrote this article for the paper the other day. Check it out:

It is a simple fact that I love television. My television viewing as of late, however, has been at an all time low. I have two part-time jobs, which equals one full-time job (of course) and I am also a full-time student. Granted, I do not focus on my studies as much as I should, but that is neither here nor there. Basically, every night of the week I am working, so that leaves my six-inch television in a lonely place. I'm sure it hates me, now. Anyway, I digress. When I get home the first thing I look forward to doing is watching television. Thanks to a wonderful little invention known as the internet (thanks again, Al Gore!) I am able to watch practically any episode of any show. Ever.

Now, I'm not sure if any of you have been following the WGA writers strike, but I now feel guilty for all the internet TV I've been watching. In short, the writers who wrote that episode get zero dollars when you watch it. Oops! Not the time for that, though.

When it was time to do this article, only one show popped into my head. That was "The Office." Now, anybody who knows me knows at all knows that is my favorite show on television. Hands down. However, there are more shows that I watch: "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights," "Bones," "House," "My Name is Earl," "Chuck," sometimes "Heroes," the new miniseries "Tin Man" and whatever else is on. There is one show that surpasses all but "The Office" and that is "Pushing Daisies."

"Pushing Daisies" is a series that is unique in itself. It is unlike anything I have ever seen before. This seasons pilot (the series premiere) has been one of the best television premiers I have ever seen. It is one of those defining pilots that will go down in television history. Please, go watch it online, but wait until the strike is over.

"Pushing Daisies" is a series about love, death, and the power of human contact. The series is narrated by the voice of Jim Dale (narrator of the "Harry Potter" audio books, for you nerds out there) and he keeps the series up to date for us viewers. The synopsis of "Pushing Daisies" is, well, strange and very unique. Meet Ned (the adorable Lee Pace), a pie maker with a special gift. He has the gift of bringing people back to life with a simple touch. However, there is a catch. If he touches them again they will be dead, for good this time. Also, if he keeps the undead person alive for more than 60 seconds then whoever is within close proximity will kick it instead of the undead person. Together with Private Investigator Emerson Cod (huggable Chi McBride) Ned and Emerson go into the morgue and find out how the dead person died and collect the reward money for the unsolved murders.

Next, we meet Charlotte (brilliantly played by Anna Friel). "Chuck" (Ned's pet name for Charlotte) and Ned were childhood sweethearts. All of a sudden, Chuck shows up dead one day, and Ned is there to ask her what happened. When Chuck shares her story with Ned he refuses to touch her again, thus keeping her alive. For more than 60 seconds! DUN DUN DUN! As a result, the mortician in the next room dies in Chuck's place.

Chuck and Ned are mesmerized with each other, yet they cannot touch. If Ned ever touches Chuck, she will be dead forever. The two find meaningful ways to touch and connect, and this invests the viewer in this relationship. For example, in Ned's car there is now a sheet of plexiglass dividing the two in the front seat, with a rubber glove sticking out so the two can hold hands. Awww! I still, however, shudder every time the two sit next to each other or when they are in the room together. Too close for comfort. I want Chuck to stay around as long as possible.
This is not the only thing between them, though. As a child, Ned inadvertently killed Chuck's dad when he touched his dead mother to revive her back to life. Later that night, Ned's mother kisses him goodnight and upon contact, she falls over dead. Yes, confusing, but very believable. Somewhat. Trust me on that.

This show is different visually as well. It looks like something from Tim Burton, yet for adults. The Pie Hole (as in shut yours) is the central location and where most of the action happens. The restaurant is colorful and just whimsical. Beautiful perfection. The waitress at The Pie Hole, Olive (tiny Kristen Chenoweth), loves Ned but Ned only has eyes for Chuck. Olive has no idea about Ned's secret, though. This love triangle sometimes causes Olive to bust out in song when she is alone in the Pie Hole, or driving a car, or … By the way, anyone who busts out singing a They Might Be Giants song is alright in my book.

This show really catches at my heart strings and I get emotionally attached. I was completely hooked after the pilot (or Pie-lette and it is better known to us "Pushing Daisies" fans) was a fantastic episode, yet all the episodes have been stellar. Each undead person has a unique and funny story to tell, and we get to see Emerson, Chuck, Ned, and sometimes Olive work together and solve the mystery.

Since I work at church every Wednesday night, I always miss it, and since I am old school and still use a VCR (which I've stolen from my roommate), I record this series and watch with eager anticipation. It is a sad Wednesday when there are no new episodes. I could easily go into much more detail, but I will digress. Please, just check out the show (Wednesday's at 7:00 pm on ABC) and get hooked in. When I watch it, all I want to do is eat a pie and make sure the two stars never, ever touch.

Sure, "The Office" is the best show on TV, but "Pushing Daisies" is most definitely my new favorite, and a unique one at that.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

My Favorite Rivalries

So, as the title suggests, these are some of my all-time favorite rivalries. These are in no particular order.

Mario v. Bowser
David Lee Roth v. Van Halen
Rocky and Bullwinkle v. Boris and Natasha
Fred Flinstone v. Barney Rubble's Fruity Pebbles
Ned Flanders v. Homer Simpson
Persia v. Sparta
Peter Pan v. Captain Hook
Ron Burgundy v. Wes Mantooth (Anchorman)
The Brain v. The World (Pinky and The Brain)
Janiter v. J.D. (Scrubs)
The Breakfast Club Kids v. Principal Vernon
Ahab v. Whale
The Smurfs v. Gargamel
Deborah v. Marie (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Freddy v. Kids on Elm Street
Alex Trabeck v. Sean Connery
Michael Scott v. Toby Flenderson (The Office)
Harry Potter v. Voldemort
Autobots v. Decepticons
Peter v. Giant Chicken (Family Guy)
Garfield v. Odie
Yogi Bear v. The Ranger
Stephen Colbert v. Bear
Star Wars v. Star Trek
The Boomtown Rats v. Monday
Maximus v. Commodus
Inspector Gadget v. The Claw
Leeroy Jenkins v. WoW Community
Ninja v. Samurai
Republicans v. Democrats
Mr. Whipple (RIP) v. The Charmin Squeezers
Marty McFly v. Biff Tannen (Back to the Future)
Elizabeth Bennett v. Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
Alexander Hamilton v. Aaron Burr
Coke v. Pepsi
Spy v. Spy (from Mad Magazine)
Archie Bunker v. Meathead
Roe v. Wade
G.I. Joe v. Cobra
Sylvester v. Tweety
Dennis the Menace v. George Wilson
Me v. Those Lame Head-On Commercials
Kimmy Gibler v. Uncle Jessie (Full House)
Jack Bauer v. Time (24)
William Wallace v. England
Red Sox v. Yankees

Ok, so that is my list. Pretty short. I'm sure I could expand quite a bit, but this is all you get.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Spanish Lesson

Ramos Robles Ruiz es programador. Su esposa Rosaura es artista.

What an unfortunately named guy. Since he is so discouraged by his name he sits in front of computers all day installing Microsoft Word on Mac's. Rosaura hates Mac's, but loves her slacker husband, so she paints pictures of him in front of the computer.

A Rosaura Robles le encanta regatear en el mercado.

Rosaura likes to shop at thrift stores for half-priced merchandise.

Ramon nunca regatea...le aburre regatear.

Ramon never buys things on sale. Like a typical guy, he walks in and pays full price for useless items. Like a burrito regulator.

Rosaura siempre compra cosas baratas.

Rosaura likes to paint in a baret, so she likes to haggle the salesperson to give her the faux-French hat at a discount. Also, a Coca Cola sounds nice right now.

Ramon no es rico pero prefiere comprar cosas muy caras.

Ramon is not careful with money and prefers to buy gold instead of food for his beautiful, artistic, unfortunately named wife. Because of that, he has to sleep on the couch.

(upside down exclamation point)El martes Ramon compro un carro nuevo!

Ramon's back was hurting, so on Tuesday he went and bought a brand new car. His wife sold her first painting and served him divorce papers through the broken windshield.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

These are a few of my favorite things (part one)
Current mood: long-winded

So, these are a few of my favorite things (part one...maybe):

1. Making lists.
2. My family
3. The Office. Everything about The Office. EVERYTHING! I think this is the first television show that I have actually been obsessed with.

4. Movies with big song-and-dance numbers
5. Cupcakes with cute decorations
6. Semicolons
7. Penguins
8. God
9. Thanksgiving
10. Sugared cereals
11. Blue Bell ice cream (all flavors! and found only in Texas...I think)

12. Socks
13. Zombies
14. Board games
15. My allergy medicine
16. When I pay my rent and I still have money in my account. (This month I had two dollars! Wooo!)
17. Saying "y'all"
18. Shopping at Target
19. Little kids with British accents
20. People who think I'm funny
21. The sunrises in Japan. I took this picture when I was there this summer:

22. P.G. Wodehouse. I am still upset they took the butler Jeeves off of the ask.com website.
23. iTunes
24. Flavored cream cheese
25. Movie theatre popcorn
26. Cute shoes
27. Plastic sushi displays in Japanese restaurants. And sushi
28. The Toy Story poster I got in Japan
29. Things that are on sale
30. The awesomeness that is Friday Night Lights
31. The sun shining on my face
32. Singing
33. Lefties
34. Brocolli
35. Mexican food
36. This picture still makes me laugh. Our class took all the trophies and placed them on Mr. John Wayne Head to see who would notice. Then we moved them into the auditorium. Awesome.
37. Thrift shopping
38. Cashews
39. Staying home and skipping chapel
40. Grilled cheese sandwiches
41. Cheese
42. Music of all kinds...except rap. Mostly
43. Crazy people
44. Pygmy hippos and baby hippos. They are still scary. They can still kill me.
45. Writing
46. Hoodies
47. Boggle
48. DVD extras
49. Singing
50. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
51. The dollar bins at Target
52. Laundry detergent
53. Nice dogs
54. Silver colored metals
55. Little Miss Sunshine
56. This dude from Pan's Labyrinth or El Laberinto del Fauno

57. Sleeping late
58. Monkeys
59. Original Chapstick
60. My ten year old piece of crap car
61. Languages
62. The moment the lights go down in the movies
63. When I take a drink of an ice cold Coca-Cola and I can feel it in my stomach
64. Converse shoes
65. That scene in Rocky III where Rocky is wearing short-shorts and racing Apollo Creed on the beach in slow motion
66. Babies
67. Fisher Price toys. Three reasons: 1) If it weren't for these toys the kids I look after would have nothing to do. 2) They contain no lead or any part of the date rape drug. 3) They are still fun for big kids to play with
68. Sharks
69. Silver colored metals
70. Meerkats

71. Modesty
72. Introverts
73. Pancakes
74. Taking pictures
75. The 'snooze' button
76. Analyzing the differences in literature and film
77. Swimming
78. John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer (Jim and Pam from The Office) Teh cute!

79. Cranberry juice
80. Red buttons
81. Pretending I can play the guitar
82. Fine Japanese cuisine. Including sushi. Again.
83. Any music by John Mayer; Jon McLaughlin; John Legend; Johnny Cash; and John, Elton
84. Also, Johnny Depp
85. Sandwiches
86. The fact that I finally live someplace that actually will deliver a pizza
87. The cotton fields this time of the year. Beautiful.
88. Mustard
89. Puppies
90. Iced tea
91. Tina Fey and the amazing 30 Rock

92. Japan, and all things Japan
93. Sleeping.
94. Sleeping in
95. The Godfather Pigeons
96. Walking each day without falling
97. Thrift shopping
98. Cold Weather
99. Pulling pranks on Dr. Klein
100. These people and my summer in Japan. This was taken inside the Tokyo Tower elevator

So, this is quite an extensive list, but it is my list. Feel free to take and add. Let me know what I forgot and what I was stupid to put up there. These are in no order, so know that.

Mantanay! (See you in Japanese)

Currently listening :
Wincing the Night Away
By The Shins
Release date: 23 January, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

I'm hungry

So, my mom called me the other day to go and eat dinner with her. Since I had been living off of yogurt and water, I immediately said yes. I got into my tiny car I made my way to the Loop.

The Loop is under a lot of construction due to the useless Marsha Sharp Freeway. I saw the 50th street exit in sight and noticed that some dudes were painting or welding the overpass. I took the exit and all of a sudden I see one of the dudes fall! He continued to fall and landed on my car!!! OH MY GOD! I screamed. "What the hel..." And then I woke up.

"Du du du du du du du du du du, du du du..." the sweet sounds of Beethoven's "Fur Elise" shook me awake. "Hello?" "Hey lady bug, wanna get dinner?" It was mom, and she wanted to go eat. I of course said yes and made my way to the Loop. Deja Vu anyone? Luckily the 50th street exit was closed, so I knew it was just a nightmare.

Wait, since it happened in the day, is it considered a daymare? Is having a Beethoven ringtone too pretentious? Please answer my questions! I am so lost!


Something happened Monday, and it was awesome. I got an email asking if I wanted to go to the Colin Powell dinner on Tuesday, sit with the media, and cover the event. I immediately responded "YES!" until I realized that I had to work Tuesday night. I contacted the rest of the writers, and Melissa was the only one that also wanted to go.

Kelly, the guy from the email, said he could not get us into the banquet, but only into the lecture. Who cares about fancy food and lots of forks? Not me! I was able to get off of work and get all fancy, yet I still felt under dressed. We had to be there at 6:45 and I figured the General was going to be speaking about 7. Nope! The dinner started at 7, Kelly managed to get us tickets to eat with the media! Awesome!

Melissa and I were escorted to our table and when we took our seats we were greated with the rest of our table: "Even Onstot, KLBK 13, Lubbock." "James, KLBK 13, Lubbock." "Some Chick From Some Paper in New Mexico." "Some Other Chick Who Was Not From Around Here." I looked at them and said "Jordan Williams, Lubbock Christian University." So, I do not belong to some prestigious paper, or work for CBS, but still. James, I think was his name, remarked that he was waiting for some random blogger to show up and sit at the media table. Wait, was that a jab at me? Couldn't tell.

Melissa and I sat down and there was some sort of salad in front of us. It was a piece of lettuce, some feta cheese, tomatoes and some sort of balsamic vinegar dressing. It was not too bad.
It was weird sitting at that table. It was almost like some sort of power play. Evan began every conversation with "Oh, I graduated from Mizzou and worked in the St. Louis market for a few years." Chick: "I graduated from Penn State." Maybe James: "Montana is great!" Me: "I go to LCU." Blah blah blah fishcakes. The guys were kinda arrogant and I did not like being in their company.

Food! Steak and chicken! Wow, it was amazing. I had no clue which fork to use, so Melissa just told me to start with the outside and work my way in. Done! I scarfed down the food because I had not eaten all day, and it was delicious. There was also mashed potatoes, veggies, and a roll, and there was nothing left. Who cares if I looked like a pig, it was great.

Chocolate raspberry cake for dessert. Can I have some ice cream? Nope!

After dinner, the general spoke for an hour and it was amazing. Here is the article: http://media.www.lcudustertoday.com/media/storage/paper1194/news/2007/11/08/News/an.Evening.With.Colin.Powell-3089408.shtml. Check it out.

So, what a great evening. As soon as we left the Convention Center I had to call the sister and brag. I care nothing about being a broadcast journalist, but she does. I told her about the evening and all she said was "you suck." Yup, I do. I told her it is ok to be cool, but don't be arrogant. Preach it!

I love those Sonic commercials. They are so cheesy and great. The two original guys are great. Example dialogue:

"Who is Steve?"
"Steve is the guy that lives in your car."

I love the dashboard camera and the whole "real" feel about it. The husband and wife are pretty funny:

"I have a moustache!" (It is whipped cream)
"Oh honey, so in the sunlight...oh, you have a moustache...now...and only now. Hehe."

Ok, so they do not sound funny, but they are. Check these out:

Ok, enough. Now I'm hungry and I have no money. Story of my life.

I hate the Campbell's soup commercials. He's an idiot.

Monday night we had Rally at the Rip and it was lame...I mean awesome. The best part: free pizza and a shirt. There was like 200 boxes of pizza. I tried to grab a whole box and take it to the stands (not just for me...) but they told me not to. I grabbed two pieces and went to get a coke, but I slipped on a piece of ice and dropped my pizza. Idiot! Plus, there were no napkins or plates, so my hands were all greasy. Grease is awesome! During the rally they threw out really cool black shirts. The guys get to our section and Becca and I stand up to get a shirt and it goes over our heads. The rest of our group easily sat down in their stadium seats (you know, the kind that fold up when you don't sit in them) without a problem. Becca and I go to sit down in our seats and "BAM!" I meet the concrete. Ouch. Becca fell as well. If someone had recorded it, it would have been in perfect unison. I helped her up and we rubbed our sore backs/butts.

I fall a lot. One time, when I was in first grade I was going down stairs for dinner when I slipped down the stairs. Next thing I remember there were french fries everywhere and two dudes in EMT uniforms looking over me. I was not hurt, just a little bruised, but it was a great way to get out of school and eat ice cream.

Back to the present day:

I did get a shirt, but it was the white ones they gave out a long time ago. Boo! The good thing: it was a small and I can now wear a small again! Yay!

It is so cold here in the mornings (high 30's, low 40's) and by noon it is 80 degrees. What? It is crazy. Monday the high was 73, Tuesday the high was 51 and Wednesday and today it was back in the 80's. I hate Lubbock weather. I just want it to get cold and stay cold.

I support the WGA strike. STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE! Guys, check it out. It is important and I completely stand for what they are fighting for.

Cultural Awareness Week is next week, and I only go for the free food. Ok, Irish? Really? Bagpipes and Braveheart? A mechanical bull for...America? Texas? I don't get it.

I love it when cell phones go off in chapel, interrupting the speaker. It's great guys. Let's do it all the time. So what if I have my iPod on?

I'm tired of the whole "Green Week" thing on NBC. I loved how 30 Rock made fun of it tonight. Sweet!

Dr. Klein gave us more writing prompts for Wednesday and the only stipulation is that we could not write about any violence, blood, or gore. Ok, that is like telling a little kid not to touch the stove because it is hot. I couldn't not write about that! I wrote about me punching a friend, who had become violent. Her nose got all bloody and it was all gory. The class laughed and the prof faked a laugh. I ended the story by stabbing people in the eyes. Hehe.

I'm pretty sure she hates me.

Melanie wrote something about Al Gore, but since Gore was not allowed, she ended it. Abruptly. Awesome. I don't think I'm going to go tomorrow. Sorry, class.

That is all. I have a prospectus, abstract, and two journal reviews due on Thursday so I need to do some research. I'm thinking that my topic will be over Arthurian literature, and more specifically Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Awesome. Help??

Currently listening : Rockin’ the Suburbs By Ben Folds Release date: 11 September, 2001

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Pardon Me

This week was great! Truly great. Not great like a paid vacation, but great like eating for free all week. Anyway, onward!

Monday and Tuesday, some things happened. Can't really remember. I know I skipped chapel and a class (gasp, the horror!) and worked. Pretty much the usual.

Wednesday, which was Halloween! I went as a nerd (see previous post) and it was great. I was basically paid to hand out candy all night. Yay! Mike came in to watch the front while Melanie and I handed out 1,000 pieces of candy. We gave one piece to every kid, and ran out within an hour and a half. Wow. Yeah, we were busy. After work I had to get a few things so I ran to Wal Mart on my way home, still in my costume. Wasn't even thinking. Oh well, I looked like a nerd. Sweet!

Thursday was the best day of the week, and not because it is the day before Friday. Being an English major is great because all of my Tuesday/Thursday classes are Humanities classes. All the HUM professors went on some sort of retreat for the weekend and they left on Thursday. Nice! What a great day! First of all, who does that on a Thursday morning, knowing they have classes all day, and even more on Friday. I'm not complaining by any means. I would have paid big money to see the professors all chillin' at some camp site and trying to be all cool. An office retreat? Hmm. Interesting.

I picked up my eleventh chapel absense (tehehe) and slept until noon. Went to work at 2 and realized that I only had to work until 5. Dawsome! What a nice surprise. I got to watch The Office, and how great it was.

I got home and found a "Courtesty email" from the school. You see, I get 14 chapel absences a semester, and I just picked up my 11th. Three more I get fined, and one more after that I get on academic probation. Whatever. I love God, but hate chapel. Boring! The email was telling me of my "astounding" number of absences. Pfft. Delete!

Thursday was a great day because my questions over Samson Agonistes were originally due, but pushed back to Tuesday. That was great because I had not read the story yet. I love John Milton, but didn't want to read Samson just yet. Still haven't. Help?

Friday I had to be up early and attend out weekly Duster meeting. You see, we do ten stories a week, and we only have six writers. We REALLY need writers. Badly. If you know words, and with those words you can create sentences, then we need you. It is an exclusive club, and sort of awesome. I say sort of because we really don't do much. We meet once a week, go over story ideas for the following week, and that is all. Not much to it. If you are on staff for a year, then there is a scholarship with your name on it! Trust me, I know. So, basically, if you ask me personally to join, I will most likely wait 1.2 seconds and say, nay scream, "YES!" at you. I would probably then want to share germs and embrace you in a hug. Please do not be afraid.

Went to Spanish and laughed at the dorks in class. We celebrated Dia de los Muertos for a half a second. Senora Perez brought cookies! With pumpkins and spiders on them. Oishi...wait, that's Japanese...I'm so confused.

No Creative Writing Friday! I'm so sick of that class. The best part of Wednesday, was ironically her class. We had a few prompts to write about and I do believe that Alan had the best one. One prompt was: Smashing pumpkins! Someone is smashing pumpkins in your neighborhood. You stay up late one night and catch the culprit in the act. You are surprised to find out it is..." Alan's was awesome and he thought it was a Richard Nixon. A Nixon zombie. An articulate Nixon zombie. Awesome. Richard Nixon as a zombie...haha. I liked Kristy's as well. Especially when she referred to a bra as an "over the shoulder boler holder." HAHAHA! Awesome. I've heard it before, but in the context she used it--awesome. I used the prompt "deset island." Here it is: "You are stranded on a desert island with three items. What are they, and how do you use them?" I picked a bowling trophy, a vacuum cleaner and a Herman Munster bobble head. I ran out of time before I could figure out what to use them for.

I did not have to work Friday night, but with the crazy weather we have been having my allergies were bugging me, so I skipped out on game night. Also, Saturday was ballin' because I did not have to work. Yay! What a great week.

I have the greatest job in the world. I get paid $10 an hour to hold a six month old and watch two two-year olds play. I occasionally have to change a diaper, but I also work with puppies, so it's all good. Plus, they cancelled church service tonight, so I got paid even though I didn't have to go. How great is that?

So, I now get paid to play with puppies, kittens and little kids. Jealous?

In my first, and main job, we have a fish room and on the entryway leading into the room there are big letters that spell FISH on the wall. The S is positioned the highest and I have never been able to jump and touch it. Not anymore! I touched the S so now I can die happy. Actually, I still want to ride in a hot air balloon...all in due time, I guess.

Rally at the RIP tomorrow night. Who can say no to free food and t-shirts, and games? Not me. You should join us.

Colin Powell will be speaking at LCU Tuesday. I wanted to go but the tickets are $100.00. Seriously, what college student can afford that? Not many. If you can, bless you. I would like to go, but I can't. Sigh. He's going to be speaking about the 50 years of LCU. Umm....he has never been here, so how is he qualified to make this speech? What? He used to be the Secretary of State? He's a general? Oh, ok, I guess that makes sense. Whatever. Drew writes for the paper and is working as a volunteer (ie serving food) but does not want to write an article about the event because he knows nothing about politics. Dude, neither do I. Still, it's cool.

I filled my car (not my cat, as I originally typed) with gas about three weeks ago and I am just now needing gas. Cool right? No, my car does not have outstanding gas mileage; I just don't go anywhere. It takes three minutes to get to school and six to get to work. My new job takes about 15. That is about the extent of my drive. Not much, guys.

The sister got a speeding ticket and also got a ticket for running a stop sign. Same time, two different offenses. Hahahaha. Sorry, had to laugh for a second. Ok, composure regained. She has to pay like $230 bucks and take defensive driving. If she does DD, then only one gets taken off her record. She was going 27 in a 25 zone. On campus. So, campus cops can give out real tickets now? I thought they were more like fake security guards. Not even worthy to carry a night stick. Whatever.

I was going to check my email the other day and I saw a picture of a one-eyed cat. I got to thinking about our old one-eyed cat, Tom. Tom turned out to be a girl, but whatever. Jacob found her in a tree once, and trapped her, tamed her, and she became a house cat. We also had Tac (get it, CAT backwards? Nevermind) and the two did not get along. Tom was an outside kitty. We were getting ready to move to West Texas one summer seven years ago, and of course we had to take Tom. Tac died because I'm sure she had too many kittens. We had two U-Hauls and our suburban. In one U-Haul we had Tom and in the other we had Bilbo, our Italian Greyhound. What a dumb, loveable dog. Tom spent the entire 500 plus miles on the seat with us and genuinelly loved the ride. She died a few years later of old age, and I was sad. I'm allergic to cats and am more of a dog person, but I loved Tom. She was the best cat. Ever. Sorry, I had reminisce about my one-eyed cat.

The sister and I hung out tonight for the first time in a while. She pinched my arm when I tried to sit on her. She called me weird. Yeah, we all knew that. She tried on aborable skirt/jacket combo and almost bought it. I told her to put it on hold so mom can buy it for her for Christmas. Deal! See what a good sister I am? She came over and criticized the placement of my dresser in my room. Whatever.

Why does my arm itch?

I need a topic to write for my Constitutional Law class (ugh). Hate that class. Who cares about the Constitution? I'm glad it works for me, but whatever. I'm thinking about doing something over the Miranda Rights. Easy as pi. I also need a topic for my British Literature class. I love John Milton, and Edmund Spenser, but I might do something over Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Great story. Both of these papers are due after Thanksgiving break.

16 days til Thanksgiving break. Can't wait. Still bummed that we don't get a full week off. La-ame!

I need a little more You in me. This, I can do.

The red extinguishes the hope that the green ignites.

I hate these consequences because I know I let You down.

I lift Your name on high.

Ok, that is enough. Gotta read Samson. Anybody got an audio tape? No? Man, you guys let me down.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween pictures, yo!

Halloween party Friday night at Lindsey, Emily, and Katie's apartment. What a bunch of dorks.

Better picture. Awww!!

Erin and a nerd. I passed out candy at work on Halloween night.

This is the full effect. Cost me a whopping $3.00. Oh, yeah!

So, that was Halloween. I didn't feel like writing so I just posted a bunch of pictures. Well, just a few, but you get the point. Halloween was fun. I got paid to hand out 1,000 pieces of candy to youngsters and it was great. So many good costumes. All, well most, were great. I did not want ot give any candy to those who did not wear a costume. Seemed like cheating to me, but what do I know.

Peace, dudes.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I'll Still Be Me

I got a job!! Well, I already have a job, but I got another one! Yay! I am now in charge of infants to three year olds at Slide Baptist Church. I get paid $10 an hour (whether there are kids there or not!) and work about 8-10 hours a week. Sunday mornings and evenings, and Wednesday nights. I am so excited! This extra money will pay for my rent, so that is a plus.
Now combined with my other job, I will now be working 40 hours a week and taking 17 hours of school. Whoops. I dropped A&P so now it is only 13. I've never taken this few hours! It's kind of nice, actually.

Katie's birthday was on October 20 something....so we had a big party for her Friday night. It was held at Linsdey, Katie, and Emily's apartment, and what a cute place they have. Katie was BJ from M.A.S.H, Lindsey was a nurse, and I was a nerd. Seriously! I was going to wear a cape and be a super nerd, but the cape I had was just way too big. It looked more like an invisibility cloak that Harry, Hermione, and Ron used. It is a major character in the last book. Great book by the way. You should all read it. I called it from the beginning though and knew Harry would not die. Oh well.

It was a great party! Katie rented 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later and we put in the first one while we ate hot dogs and hamburgers, and then we turned it off and played games. In one room there was karaoke! In the living room we played Scene It and then Apples to Apples. For Scene It we had Team A and Team 1. Team A (my team) won! Yay! I guess all that useless movie knowledge went to good use. Melissa and I helped our team win. After Scene It Melissa, me, and Emily's sister played Six Degrees to Kevin Bacon. Wow. You can link him to anybody! Amazing. We even linked him to Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant.

We started playing Apples to Apples and got to meet Jim from Dublin. Jimmy from Denver City was there as well. Many others, but two dudes with the same name. Kinda cool. Katie and I were not too sure if Jim was really from Dublin but his accent was great. Nicole kept calling him John. Awesome. I wanted to just call him James, but I was too distracted by his accent. He left because I am pretty sure we freaked him out.

Becky came in after she got off of work and had a story to tell. We work together, and she is just great. Apparently there was some altercation with a customer. We have a pretty standard policy when it comes to looking at animals. You have to be 18 or older and you have to give us a picture ID. No problem. Once we have your ID you can take the puppy (except the small ones) into the puppy play room. This dude apparently wanted to take the puppy out of the store and show his family. Yeah right, dude. You ain't leaving our store without buying the thing. He got angry that he was not allowed to leave the store with the animal. Luckily Becky had not given him the dog yet. He became beligerent and refused to leave. Security! 10 minutes later they show up and by this time he apparently grabbed Nancy's (the manager) arm and shouted profanities at her. Wow. The assitant manager and Becky looked on and were pretty much terrified. That all happened on a Friday night. At 5:10 p.m. She got to the party around 9:30 and was still pretty freaked. I would have been scared too. Idiot guy.

Anyway, back to the party.

After the game Melissa just starts singing Willie Nelson's The Gambler. Wha? What a random song choice. I start singing along with her and I asked her if she watches The Office. "No," she said. I told her of the episode where they sang that song on the bus. She laughed.

Later on in the night we all drew names for door prizes and I drew Michael Meyers. Halloween!! Coincidentally, Melissa drew Dwight. She had no clue who that was, but we told her he was from The Office. She laughed. I won a spider goblet and Jimmy won a nerf gun. Haha! I think he was Frodo or something like that. Maybe he was a zombie. Blah! I'm going to get you and then he shot me in the eye. True story. Thank goodness I wear glasses or that could have been one big ouchie. Come on! It was a nerf gun, or something like that. I know nothing about guns.

Saturday I worked. Ugh. Katie called me and I went over to their apartment and we watched 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. Wow. I really enjoyed the first one, but the second one is a little scarier. Oh. My. Gosh. Pretty creepy. Plus, zombies are awesome, and these were pretty cool. Great movies.

I got home and wanted a lighter movie so I put in one of my favorites, The Princess Bride (Inconceivable!), and fell asleep to it. Awesome movie. I love the R.O.U.S's. Totally great. Buttercup. Tehehe.

After church this morning (did I mention I got another job?) mom and the sister called and wanted to go shopping. I needed new clothes and I knew mom had money so I went along. I got a few sweaters and it was great. We went to Johnny Carino's and I took home leftovers. "I think I'm in love with Italian food." Sigh. I love that show.

I had to see a movie for the paper and I just got back from seeing Dan in Real Life. Wow. Great, great movie. I truly loved it. Steve Carell was amazing. Loved every minute of it. Please, go see it. I give it 4 out of 5 Chap Scratches. Whoohoo.

I have to write a story (due in the morning) and the topic is this: Moving Day! Your boss just got a promotion to another company and you are moving to a bigger cubicle(?). As you are cleaning out your bosses desk, you find some embarrassing items. What do you do with them? Intaresting. Say it like Dracula. The other is this: you go to the movies and on the marquee there are three movie titles that are up there but they are smushed together so it looks like one sentence. Ex: Seven Cars Gone in Sixty Seconds. Not mine, but it is great. So, I need to get on those. I have the article to write and then the little thing with the boss thing. Too many things. I need to stop saying things.

Hold on, if my boss got a promotion why am I cleaning out his desk? Am I getting his office? I don't get the prompt. Since I have not written it yet, can I argue that it is too ambiguous to do anything with? No? Well, ok then.

Hey, I like your picture of him on your profile. I might steal it and post it on my page. You know, just like the other one.

Not looking forward to the 10 (mom says 9) hour drive to Crosby for Thanksgiving. So far it looks like we are leaving Tuesday afternoon. Hannah does not get out of class until 2:15 so as soon as she gets out we will head out. Hopefully by 3. Cousin Macy might come as well. Steve, DeeDee, Matthew, and Micah will probably be leaving earlier. Yay for car rides. We will be leaving cold, wintery Lubbock for hot, humid Houston. Haha, an alliteration.

My 88 year old great grandmother might need back surgery so pray for her. Her back has been hurting for some time now, and she is in all sorts of pain. She is 88 years old, so if she is complaining, she must be in excruciating pain. I fell once and landed on my butt and had this shooting pain up my back for like a week. I acted like a little baby and it was nothing. "Oh Jordan, you'll be fine." Didn't help that the brother kept hitting my back to make it worse. "Jacob, stop torturing your sister" is all the parents would say. I punched him in his nose. I even made him bleed once. Another time we were fighting and...

This blog is boring. I should probably stop writing and begin writing....hmm.

Or not. The yearbooks finally came in and I am in it once. Yay me. I did not show up for individual pictures but they managed to sneak a picture of me with the Duster staff. Boo! I don't want people to know me. Plus, I am socially retartded and if people know me then they come up to me and start talking to me. That's fine. I don't mind that. It's just that I don't know what to say and I make a fool of myself. Something along the lines of "hey, I collect snowglobes!" Or, "Did you know that there are no such things as miniature Shih Tzu's?" They then look at me and wave to their imaginary friend conveniently located behind the bush and walk away. Since we had that one conversation we would of course be friends so if I ever saw that person again I could say "hey, let's share germs" and procede to hug that person. I love hugs. Not higs. I don't know what those are.

Is it so wrong to be socially retarded? Can I say the word retarded? Or is it retarted? Who cares. It's my blog and I'll spell it like I want to.

What's this I hear about an Office convention in Scranton?? If I had known about this awesome experience I would have possibly gone. Not like I have to money or whatnot, but it would have been cool. Plus, I hear the entire cast (except for the four big stars) are there. What a fantastic idea. People keep saying the "First annual Office convention." First of all, how can it be annual if it is the first time? Makes no sense. You can say annual when it the second time. Makes more sense. Duh!

Hannah got to intern Friday night for KLBK, the CBS affiliate here in Lubbock. I'm glad we live in a town the size of Lubbock (200,000) because it is just big enough, yet not too big. She was so excited and when she told me she practically had to pull her car over on the side of the road to tell me the good news. I'm so proud of my little sister. She's gonna be famous one day. Probably not me though, you know, the whole me being socially retarded thing. I could be one of those eccentric reclusive writers who only comes out for book signings and creeps out the fans. Awesome. I would wear a homemade shawl and never comb my hair. Since my hair is curly and frizzy it would look hideous. Sweet!

So, I guess it's been a good week for the Williams sisters. I did not fall once and Hannah is well on her way of becoming a news broadcaster. What will happen next??

Wow. That was lame. Oh well. Alright, guess I better go and begin writing. Take care, world. Or my limited viewership

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Great Whales. Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado

Fall Break is almost over, and I got absolutely nothing accomplished. Yay, me. So, I know many people do not read my blog (the two of you who do are awesome!), but it received two comments on my last post. Do not click on them, because I feel they are traps! You will probably get a virus on your computer and it will never run the same again. Trust me, I know.

Yeah, I got a virus on my computer when school started and did nothing to fix it. It could have taken to the IT people on campus but all the people who were new were taking their computers to them, so I decided to wait. And wait. I finally took it in around the middle of September and got it fixed. Yay!

I was actually a little embarrassed to take it to them, because the virus on my computer always brought up nasty ads. Ads like "Hot singles in your area!" "Sexy singles!" or "Hot buttered rum..." They were all sex ads, and it was embarrassing taking my laptop to IT and he asked me what was wrong with it. It was Austin, and I was like "man, all these sex ads pop up and then it gets unresponsive." Austin was cool and just said "yeah, that happens." I'm glad it was him because I know him.

I can't believe I spent two paragraphs talking about a small virus. Actually, there were two on there, but they are gone.

Back to Fall Break: a lot of people I know were going to the state fair in Dallas. Sweet! I love fairs if only for the food. Every September there is a fair that comes to Lubbock and it is quite possibly the biggest thing ever to come to town. I like going to the fair and riding the rides, looking at the animals, and eating fried cheesecake. Oh yes, they have it. You can get anything fried, if you want. Usually I eat a turkey leg, funnel cake, lemonade, Texas taters, and cotton candy. Usually a fried pie as well. It takes time to eat all the food! I did not get to go to the fair this year because I was pretty busy and I got a little depressed.

I remember my senior year of high school and I was taking a Home-Ec class. You know the kind of class where you have to cook and take care of alien babies? Yeah, that class. Mrs. Kesey (I love her! One of my favorite teachers ever.) made us enter something in the fair food wise. I like cooking but I am a terrible cook, so since I did not want to fail the class I made my great grandmother's peanut patties. I actually won second place and won $5! Haha. It was great and I felt proud. I used the $5 on candy. Or socks. Can't remember.

I wish the Lubbock fair had more to it. Still it is fun. I love riding the rides and while doing so just pray that I do not get stuck. The Carny's (Carnies?) realy creep me out. I almost don't want to ever be in the midway because they are weird. I like watching the stock shows. Animals I love! I never got to show an animal in the South Plains Fair because I never entered to do so. Whatev.

Wow. What a total waste of time. I mean, viruses and state, county, and local fairs. I am so bored.

I can't wait for Thanksgiving. Yummy food!

I was working the other day and this lady walked into the store and looked like she could play Ms. Pac Man in a live action Atari movie. I mean, she had the yellow hair, bow, and made the "waa waa waa woo" sound. Maybe not the last part, but you get my drift. Maybe. Anyway, it was awesome. Now I am praying they do a live action Ms. Pac Man movie.

I got a new dresser for my room. Yay! Now my white wall looks less bland. I got it out of the pickup all by myself too. Amazon woman! I drove Bill's giant diesel pickup with the dresser in it, and felt tall. I could literally look into any vehicle and see what they were doing. There are a lot of people who talk and drive...well, I do it too. While driving the ginormous pick up, I felt as if there should be a shot gun in the back (there probably was), blast the country music, and chew tobacco. Yeah, I don't think so. I drive a little Matchbox car, so it was sort of cool to drive a giant pick up.

So, since I am sort of running out of words, I decided to make a list of things I hope to do/accomplish before I graduate but since I am lazy I decided not to finish it. Or even start. Maybe one day.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Post 101!

Current mood: awesomely alliterated

How excited am I that it is now Fall Break? Very let's just say. So, today and Friday we had off for some much needed R&R. Nice. However, due to Fall Break we only Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off for Thanksgiving. Hmm? Not a whole week? Lame! Anyway, I really needed a break for I have been pretty exhausted lately. It's exciting because I have an 8 a.m. class on Thursdays, so I really did not want to wake up at 7:45. I went to sleep around midnight and fully expected to be awake by 2, which is when I had to be at work. Yeah, right. I woke up at 2:53. What! I slept for like 15 hours! The first thing I did was call my boss Nancy and tell her I was on my way. I usually work 3-9 on Thursday, going to work as I got out of class. Since I had no class, I was going in at 2. No problem. She would have called, but forgot I was coming in at 2. Got to work at 3:13. Nice. So, I am not tired, but I really needed sleep. Lots of sleep, apparently. I'm not going to lie, it felt good.

I worked six hours today and had a sneezing fit. I was selling this expensive puppy (too cute) and midway through the sale I just started sneezing. After sneezing I took the $300.00 and pocketed....put it in the cash register and blew my nose. Next, I had a kitten crawling over me and sneezed more. I need some more allergy medicine.

I had to go to Dr. Byars's office and talk about my paper and test with him, and I was a little nervous. Oour paper was due like the middle of September, and he has not handed them back. He was pretty disappointed. I've been putting off going to his office, but he singled me out and I needed to meet with him. Turns out I got a big fat "B" so I was happy. Just needed to tighten up a few things. Next, the test. I got an "A" on that, and I was happy. Constitutional Law. Man, I hate that class. Plus, it was weird seeing Dr. Byars the other day at Target. Awkward! Haha.

I won $25.00 the other day! We had a health fair on campus Tuesday and the first 250 students got nifty gifties (free stuff!!) and were elligible for door prizes. I won $25 to the LCU Bookstore. We get these campus announcement emails, and I usally just delete them without reading them, but this one was different, not sure why. Yay for me. *Takes bow.*
What should I buy? Another hoodie?

The air is turning cooler, and it is great. I love my winter clothes! Plus, I hate being hot.
So, I got Bree, the roommate, addicted to The Office. She recorded The Office while I was at work, and she sent me text messages saying "Poor Dwight" and "you don't want to watch this episode. it is so sad." Yeah, I still wanted to watch it. Of course! It was great. It is so hard to pick one chatracter as my favorite on that show. I really like Pam, yet Dwight is such a dork and is really awesome. Jim is equally great, and Michael, is well, Michael. Steve Carell is a comedic genious. Awesome. Good job, show.

I need story ideas for The Duster, the mediocre LCU paper I am editor of. The students want opinions and entertainment stories, but what else can we give them? Hmm...

I am ready for Thanksgiving. 11 hour car ride, here we come! We are going to Houston and it will be great. Nanna and Pawpaw got a new house and I am anxious to see it. We usually do Thanksgiving at Libby and Dennis's big ole farmhouse in Southland...more like the middle of nowhere, but we are all heading down to South Texas. At least it won't be cold.

Friday Night Lights is such a good show, but I am afraid of what this season is becoming. I have faith that this season will be as fantastic as last season.

Pushing Daisies is my new favorite show on tv. It is amazing! Sort of Tim Burton-ish and whimsical. I love it. I really enjoy the two main characters. Adorable! I'm praying that they can continue to be unique and cute throughout the season. Saran wrap all around! Haha! Check it, yo.

We all know that I cannot do the gansta speak, so I think I will give up completely. It is completely unflattering, and I look like a dork. However, I pretty much look like a dork in anything I do...so...
It's been real windy here as of late. The other day I almost got swept away. Ok, maybe a little over dramatic on my part, but you get my thinking.

I get bored at work a lot so I sit at the counter and daydream. Yesterday I thought about vampires and werewolves and zombies and aliens. I figured out that aliens and werewolves were pretty similar, so they were not much fun. A vampire only kills his/her victims when they suck all the blood, but when they leave a little they are basically immortal. Sort of like a less scary zombie. I pick zombies as the overall winner, although aliens would be a good fight.
Hmm...I think it would be fun to have a Vampiric zombie. Sharp teeth!

Oh, best part of the episode. Shh, we must listen. Aw, he's in love with Italian food...named Pam! Cute!! Haha.

Well, I must sleep. Can't be sleeping all day tomorrow!

Sayonara. Can't end that sentence with an exclamation point. Pretty sure I've used my quota for the month. Whatev.

Currently listening : The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place By Explosions in the Sky Release date: 04 November, 2003

Monday, October 15, 2007

P.S. Why The Office is so great


In this video, crazy Andy serenades Angela to ABBA's Take a Chance on Me. Of course, he does it in his own style- acapella. Haha.

I love this show. Here is another link of Andy singing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3nwnnUMtgE

Love it. Andy is not my favorite character, but I love his singing. He just breaks out into song whenever. Haha. Plus, he sings "The Rainbow Connection." In Pig Latin. Awesome.

About a year ago there was an SNL skit called "Lazy Sunday." Well, I saw this "remake" on The Office and thought it was too great not to share. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdbczhzZV28

You all should watch this show. Michael is awkward and should not be boss. Jim and Pam are adorable. Dwight is Dwight...'nuf said.

Look at what I'm doing and go tell somebody it.

You know what, I actually love LCU. Sure there are plenty of things that anger and annoy me, but for the most part, it is great. There is a young freshman here on campus that has a brain tumor. Sad, yes. Ending there, no. LCU has rallied around this young man and it is just fantastic. It is times like these that you realize LCU is truly like a family. If one of our own is sick, then we do all we can to help. Amazing. Truly great. His name is Jerrod Shelton and he needs our prayers. He is currently in Plano undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, and so far I have not heard if it is cancerous. We had a chapel the other day totally devoted to praying for Jerrod, and the entire auditorium got on their knees and prayed for this young man. Amazing. Truly fantastic, and that is why I love LCU.

Would that have happened if I had gone to Baylor? I almost lived in Waco for four years, instead of Lubbock. I could have been a green and gold bear instead of a red. white, and blue chaparrel.
Speaking of chapel, Mandy and I had the honor and privilege to deliver the chapel address the other day. The reason why this is special is because we were the first females to do chapel. Apparently ever. Daunting. We spoke to like 1,300 people and it was great. I also got to say "You are dismissed." Cheers from the audience. We received a lot of compliments. It was about LST and we think we did a good job and we have already received tons of questions from people who are interested.

I got cousin Lemondrop addicted to The Office. Fabulous! I knew she would love it because I love it. We are basically the same person, only I am two years older. Sucker! So, what was your favorite episode, and who is your favorite character? Just wondering. Also, try 30 Rock, it is also great. Boo-ya!

That was one of my goals: to get people addicted to The Office. Done! I need a new goal. Also, every February LCU does a little show called Master Follies. All of the clubs on campus perform a six minute musical routine and it is always great. Each club performs and it is usually themed. This year a men's social club, Sub-T 16, is doing their theme to The Office. Wow. Can I just say how fantastic this is already going to be? Wow. Patrick is one of those in charge of doing it, and he is going to be Michael. He is going to dye his blonde hair black and grow it out and cut it badly. Haha. I can't wait to see who plays Pam and the other females since they are all guys. Their shows are so funny and random, and they will always sing the Oscar Meyer wiener song. Is February here yet?

I am now a Woman of Destiny. I went on a church retreat in New Mexico and it wad great. I REALLY needed this in my life right now. I was carrying a lot of burdens and it was great to leave them in the mountains. Up there, among the trees and bees are my burdens. Thank you for leaving me.

I'm pretty sure I bombed my British Lit. midterm. The test was 25 short essay questions. The last five dealt with Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Not the point. The point is that I knew this information hands down. I mean, the story had trees that bled, so of course I was intrigued. Plus, I loved the allegory in it. The whole first book is about the Redcrosse knight trying to save Una's parents, who are being held captive by an angry dragon. Awesome. I love dragons. The evil Archimago comes and corrupts Redcrosse and he deserts Una because he feels as if she has failed him. Not! We get to see people in the House of Pride (hell), and then the House of Holiness (heaven). We meet the evil Error and Redcrosse defeats her. We finally meet the dragon and it takes Redcrosee three days to defeat him. Redcrosse and Una get married, but Redcrosse has to go back to The Faerie Queene before they can consumate the marriage. Nothing to it. Typical story right? Yeah, I completely got things mixed up. I confused Error and the dragon and the whole fight. I mean, the dragon took three days to kill! How could I forget that? I mixed up the two Houses, and that was not brilliant. Idiot! I'm pretty sure the professor already thinks I'm an idiot, so whatever. I did, however, answer all twenty-five questions. Boo-ya! I needed massaging hand oil when it was over.

I'm pretty tired. I have a lot of things to do, but I don't want to do any of them. Also, I am going through Target withdrawals. Target, as most of you know, is indeed my favorite store. I buy everything there. Everything. Well, since all the money I make goes to paying bills, I never get to buy anything from Target. I want to go so bad, but if I go I will definitely spend money I don't have. Grrr.

Forget about Wal-Mart! It is no fun!

I put my keyboard on eBay and I am trying to sell it. Free shipping! Go buy it, if you want it, because I really need the money. Do it folks!

I'm pretty much obsessed with writing this story I have in my mind. No tells, my friends, no tells. Only in do time. I need a really good character name. She is a kindergarten teacher who loves teaching, but hates parents and tries to kill them all. Yeah, she's psycho. Psycho I tell ya!

Ich, ni, son, shi, go, yo....see, I can count in Japanese! I love Japan, or as it is known, Nihon des. Watashi wa Jordan des! haha.

If I studied, I could possibly make all A's. Eh, it's not worth it. I'm already into my fourth year, and I'm just ready to get my degree and leave forever. Sure, I love my LCU family, but I have been in school nonstop since I was four. 17 years! Time for a change. Plus, I can finally quit my job at the pet store and find a real job. One that I enjoy and get compensated for. Well, more than what I make now, anyway.

So, until then, I will dream of the day I will walk across that stage and accept my diploma, take a picture with Dr. Jones and leave. Forever. My family will be there and it will be great.

I went to Erin's church this morning and she introduced me to the pastor. He shook my hand, smiled, and talked to Erin. She told him I went to Japan last summer and he looked at me and said "I bet you liked it there because you are taller than everybody there." Wow. Way to say I'm short. I played it off and was like "yeah, it was great looking people at eye-level" or something to that effect. When I am next to my sister, I feel like I am a dwarf. Or she is a giant. She is a whopping five inches (or more) taller than me. Gah!!!!

That is all. Good night.

Currently watching : The Office: Seasons One and Two Release date: 12 June, 2007
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Monday, October 08, 2007

Charley Patton Songs

"Because you fall in love most often that's what's the matter." I like Jason Mraz. He rhymes words well.

How are you? Oh really? That's cool. No, just sitting here. Yeah, that's great. I totally understand. Alright, I'll see you later. Call me!

I want to develop a language and call it my own. I shall call it....something profound and great. It will be awesome, and it will catch like wildfire and SNL will do a sketch about it. It will be unfunny of course, because, let's face it, it's really gone downhill. I mean it used to be sooo good! My favorite decades of SNL were the 70's and the late 90's early 00's. That just looks wierd.
I wish I was Michael J. Fox. Marty McFly!

The other day at work I sneezed nine times in four hours. It was a good day!

I have come to learn that actions speak louder than words first hand. I realize that somebody is always watching so I need to present myself in a manner that is both socially acceptable yet mature. Doesn't always happen.

I stole a case of water from mom last night only after I drove over there and used her washer and dryer and got a free meal. I mean, come on, I did drive thirty miles to see her, so it was great to steal her water. I also stole Hannah's small barbeque grill that I will probably never use. Thanks, guys!

I dropped Anatomy & Physiology. Here's the deal. If you know me at all then you know that I hate studying...with a passion. On the off chance that I do study it is usually done the night before. Hey, cramming works. Anyway, I studied for about two hours for my A&P test and got a 68 on it. Coincidentally that was the class average. I just did not want my GPA to lower due to a class that I don't really need. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

I'm not superstitious. Just a little stitious.

I know this dude who is an idiot. I mean, he is like a stappler that is missing staples. Idiot.

Not sure why I wrote about him, but I did. Whatever. I'm tired and procrastinating doing work for Mr. (Dr?) Hawley. Long live the Faerie Queene! I like the part with the bleeding trees. Spenser's my dawg, y'all! I actually started reading this one, but of course I did not finish. I mean, professors really expect us to read 60 pages in two days? It's like they want us to do work or something. I don't get it.

Basically I hate being told what to read. The Faerie Queene is a great story, and one I probably would have read eventually, but it's just the idea of someone forcing me to read it. Same with Shakepeare. I mean, I have blooks aplenty containing his fantastic works, yet I don't like being told what to read. Something I need to break out of, I suppose, but I have gotten this far, so I'm sure I'm ok. Or am I?

In response to my default picture (on myspace): no, I did not see a naked guy. I think my face would look far less interested. It would be one of shock, and concern for the poor man running around in his birthday suit. Sort of like the face that I have on now.

No, a naked guy did not just run past me.

Stop asking.

Anybody want a piano? Still? Let me know, I've got connections.

I've been thinking about life lately. No, really? Wow, what a surprise. I know right! Anyway, I feel as if this semester something big is going to happen. I say that now, knowing that the semester is almost half over (really!). Not sure yet, but I have a feeling that it will be up there with having my teeth cleaned and riding in a helicopter. Ok, maybe not the last one. Still, profound nontheless.

Did I spell that right? I wish I had spell checker on this thing. Is spell checker one word or two? How do you spell carrot? I'm so lost. Help me!

I just don't think I'll ever get over you. It's not a bad thing. I miss you daily. Well, mostly at night. My Documents has stories all about you. One day. One day, my dear, I will share them, but for now, they are our secret. Shh.

I might have a second job and that is exciting. I love kids, and my second job will be watching kids while the parents are listening to the preacher preach. Hopefully I can too. It could be like listening to a sports game on the radio.

I'm sure I've babbled on long enough.

To leave you with:

What I'm Watching:
The Office seasons 1,2,3, and 4. Love it. Beware, season 2 is an ab workout.

What I'm (Supposed) To Be Reading:
Sonnets by Bill Shakespeare.

What I Want To Be Listening To:
Too many to put here. Mostly the new Cartel album.

Random word: palatial. adj. 1. suitable for, or like a palace. 2. magnificent; stately.

Random word used in a sentence: My aparment is not lavishly palatial. Yeah, I don't think so.

Number of times it took me to spell sentence correctly: three

Number of times I spelt "if" instead of "it": fourteen

Number of times I tried to end this blog: four

Number of people not reading this: priceless.

I don't care!

Currently listening : How We Operate By Gomez Release date: 02 May, 2006

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hey Monkey Noodle

Current mood: leafy, yet exquisitely dried out

I need to buy some conditioner. Last night, I had to use Bree's, so thanks Bree! I'm not sure she knows, but now she does.

I made a 73 on my A&P test and the class average was a...73. Boo-ya! I am actually happy with that grade. The labs are not too tough, and I like working with human matter...bones, blood, distilled water, sucrose, gloves. Pretty cool. Not cool- I have to learn all the bones in the body and all the organs and such. Yuck. It's not like I'm ever going to be treating a human being. Now a robot...you never know.

Friday I am doing an article titled "What I'm Watching" and am debating as to whether or not to use The Office or Friday Night Lights. Help! Possibly FNL because I am trying to recruit new viewers. Check it out! Please!

Stress takes time to come to me, but these days I am feeling something similar to stress. I am already getting burnt out before a month into school. *Sighs*

Washing clothes I hate. Honestly. I have to pay like two dollars for a wash and dry. One load! Crazy expensive. I do love the way my clothes smell after they have been washed and basically just stand in my closet and breathe in real hard. If I did drugs, I would do laundry detergent. I would then refuse to go to rehab with the excuse "laundry detergent never hurt anybody!" Maybe would not work.

Tyler and I are going to Dallas next weekend for LST stuff. I will be skipping all my Friday classes. Suckers!

Do you think there will ever be a time when robots and humans can peacefully coexhist? Me too. Honestly.

My thoughts are jumbled and the words flow out like vomit. Not good vomit. Nasty vomit that nobody wants to read. Nobody wants that.

I need a name for a character I am working on. She works all day long painstakenly painting hermit crab shells. Fun job! I imagine her as shy, fun, artistic, and pop culturey. My new word. Deal with it. Suggestions please, to the two people who read my blog. Love you both. Her male counterpart also needs a name. He, however, is not a hermit crab shell painter, but instead is an electronical technician who is trying to get his break by writing catchy jingles for commercials. Read my story, you will find out. Also, all rights reserved. Those who steal my ideas will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Whatever. I miss Japan! I am constantly praying and seeing if I should go again next summer. I really want to, but I also REALLY want to graduate, so that I can live there full time for a bit and teach English.

Now I am thirsty so I will go drink some cranberry juice and sprite. My new favorite. I call it Crite.

For now I leave you with these words of wisdom: I believe vampires are the best golfers in the world and their curse is that they'll never get to show it.
Currently watching : The Office - Season Three Release date: 04 September, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

While cooking macaroni and cheese...

School is ahead of me and going full force. Knowing that it is my senior year, there is something in me that does not want to do anything. I guess that is the senioritis talking, but I know that there is no way that I can graduate in May. Grr. This is getting frustrating. Oh well. So, I am taking 17 hours. My classes are as follows: Constitutional Law, Spanish 1, Anatomy and Physiology, Creative Writing, and British Literature. Man, A&P is going to be the death of me. That class is like having to learn a foreign language, and I am alrady taking a foreign language.

What's new. Well, not a heck of a lot. Just working like crazy, schooling like crazy, and missing Jacob like crazy. The usual.

I'm finally in a mood to start writing again. I am not confident in my writing anyway and I think that all of my ideas are useless. Most of the time, I am correct in my assumptions.

I wish life was easier. I wish that when making choices, the correct choice lit up like Times Square, while the wrong choice hides in the back, hiding from the pleasures and cruelties of the world. Things would be much simpler, yet what would we learn. Not a thing. I like challenges, but sometimes I want people to choose for me.

I found out how to make mice. Yes, you heard me correctly. It is an old 1400's recipe that I am dying to try out so my friends can make fun of me. You get a metal bucket and fill it with oats or wheat. Not too specific in that category. Next, pour alcohol over the oats/wheat and place some dirty ad used underwear in the bucket. Seven days later, there should be a mouse in there that you grew. I dare you all to try it. Dorks.

I have quite a few keychains that I use with my apartment and car keys, and I have concluded that I will begin writing a story about my keychains. They all came from Japan so they obviously have to speak Japanese. It will quite possibly be the worst story...ever. "Thank you thank you! You're too kind!"

I get my car tomorrow. Yay! It will be awesome and I am going to start charging people everytime they ride with me. I can make at least a little bit of money.

I am broke. Badly broke. Financially wise, not spirit wise.

I am a television nut, so I am eagerly awaiting the fall premiers. Without a doubt the ones that I will be watching will be: Friday Night Lights, House, The Office, and 30 Rock. Pushing Daisies looks to be good, so I will give it a shot. Shows that I might watch: Heroes, CSI, Grey's Anatomy, and Bones. Hmm...

I need the second half of Friday Night Lights! I cannot afford the ten dollars. Also, The Office and 30 Rock came out on DVD Tuesday and those are must haves. I hate having no money.

I am procrastinating because I do not want to do my British Lit. homework. I also do not want to read Beowulf. Again. High School was a long time ago. Booo!!!

That is all.

For now.

I desperately miss you, dear. Know that.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hey There Deliah

Hey there folks! How is life where you are? Life here is great. Super hot, but great. It has been a pretty mild summer in Texas (average about 94 degrees) but this past week (well, all of August) has been really hot. Triple degree hot. Wow!

So, Michelle and Keith bought this brand new tv the other day at Best Buy. Hannah was over there babysitting and Michelle wanted me to come over and set up the tv to the VCR, DVD, and satellite. Sure! Hannah called me so I went over there. Well, I went over to set everything up, but there was a problem- the tv would not turn on. Pooey! I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked. Sydney, Libby Grace, Carter, and Emmy tried to help me as well. No luck. It was busted. Sorry! Michelle got home and told her the problem, and she was upset, as she should be! It was a display model, but it was working in the store. Something was wrong with it.

I went ahead and stayed until Michelle got home to help out Hannah. It was great! Sydney got out the camera and started taking about a thousand pictures, and then wanted me to sit with her as she looked at them all. Libby Grace wanted a piggy-back ride, but she never said please, so she did not get on my back. Carter and Emmy played in the Dora the Explorer tent. Chandler watched tv on the computer. Sydney memorized my phone number and kept sending me messages from Hannah's phone. It was awesome. She wanted me to spend the night one night, and then she could come over and spend the night at my place. Ok! Deal! Michelle laughed and just said yes. Michelle is awesome. I mean, she has five kids (two ten years old, a five year old, four year old, and almost three year old) and she has the best patience in the world. Amazing. She is my hero. I have never seen her stressed or overworked (she is a Speech Pathologist (teaches people to talk and pronounce things) and a real estate agent). Two jobs! Crazy. She is a great mother and loves those kids with all her heart. Carter was so excited to tell me the books of the Old Testament, and when he got to Ruth he forgot the rest. Not bad for two! Michelle's husband Keith has a great job working for the Texas Department of Transportation and I am pretty sure that he is Boss. Capital B. Big-wig. Whatever you want to call it. The are currently building a giant house right outside of Lubbock sort of in the country. It is closer to the school that the kids go to, so much easier on everybody.

I got a new job! Well, not new in the fact that it is at the same place, but new in the fact that I am now working everyday 10-5 and working in the fish room. It is now my job to keep it clean and organized. I have plenty of chores to do and it is great. I love it. I knew that God would provide, and I am so grateful. I start Monday. Excited, I am. Also, today (Friday) I worked 11 hours and did not sit down much. I was exhausted when I got home.

My grandmother drove up from Houston and is staying with my great grandmother. Nanny had to have a minor back procedure done, so Nanna came just to be with her.

DeeDee attacked me and plucked my eyebrows. Nanny's dog Annie is black as are my eyebrows so we had to pretty much vaccuum the floor when we were finished. What a violent aunt I have.

I fell in love with the game Apples to Apples while in Japan, so I was telling my grandmother about it and she made me go buy the game. Well, gave me money and her car and told me to buy the game. We all played it last night and nobody wanted to stop. It was great!

Today at work I was cleaning the glass in the front of the aquariums and also fixing the lights. Above all the tanks we have flourescent lighting to show off the prettyful fish. Well, one of these lights was just not coming on. I reached under to fix it and totally got shocked. Ouch. It really hurt. My hand was twitching for some time. I made the Boss go back there and fix them, but she too was scared. Oh well. We left it like that the rest of the day.

Around 7:15 this lady came into the store looking for goldfish. Ok, we had several. She needed 22 in individual bags. We did not have 22 goldfish, so I told her we did not have 22 goldfish. She wanted 22 zebra danio's instead. Ok. She was getting married the next day and she wanted the fish as table decoration or something. I did not even pretend to understand. I got a huge bucket, filled it with water and proceeded to catch 22 tiny zebra danio's. Finally, I got them all and proceeded to fill up each bag with a fish. 22 bags later, I was finished. Took a good 25 minutes. It only cost her a little more than seven dollars. Not bad. Congrats!

Before I could even leave the fish room, this one guy wanted 12 zebra danio's, 12 black neon tetras, and 2 cory cats. Got all those together, and just separated species.

Long day at work but it was ok because Loc brought me lunch from Arby's. I was excited. It was delicious.

Hannah and I are going to Lamesa to spend the night with dad before school starts. He has already started two-a-days, but is usually off on Saturdays and Sundays. It will be hard to spend a lot of time with him when the season starts. I need to find out what classes he is going to be teaching. Would be good to know who and what my dad teaches. Haha.

My computer is running out of memory and I have a sneaking suspicion that it is because of the 1,400+ songs in my iTunes library. I do not know what else to do. I will think of something.

I went to Hasting's the other day and bought a few things. Among the things I bought was a book by Michael W. Smith titled "Make Every Moment Count." I have not started reading it yet, but it looks great. If I was to recommend only one of MWS albums, I would tell everybody to get out there and get his "Worship" album. Fantastic stuff. It is a live show, and it is phenomenal.

I just watched the movie "Because I Said So" and it was better than expected. Too cute! It is a story about a single mother and her three daughters. The two oldest have already gotten married, and the mother is putting all the pressure on her youngest daughter (whom the movie focuses on). The mom puts out an ad on the internet, and sets her daughter up with this handsome architect without her daughter knowing what her mother did. Also, this other guy (a hottie musician, who is just adorable!) also starts to date her. She likes the musician better but her mom is pushing the architect on her, so she is dating him only because she wants to please her mom. Craziness insues. Fights erupt. Words left unspoken. Daughter finds out and is dumped by McHottie Musician, and dumps Anal Architect. Loves McHottie Musician. Fall in love, but in the end it is the mom who gets married. It was a cute movie and I recommend it to anybody. Go watch it!

I can now watch movies instantly on NetFlix from my computer. It is pretty great! I love it! I have been doing NetFlix for quite some time now, and it is wonderful. They even lowered the price by two dollars!! Who-hoo!

So, that is about all. Hope all is well with all.

From my new favorite song "Hey There Deliah"

Hey there Delilah
What's it like in New York City?
I'm a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty
Yes you do
Times Square can't shine as bright as you
I swear it's true
Hey there Delilah
Don't you worry about the distance
I'm right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice it's my disguise
I'm by your side
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me
Hey there Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me girl
Someday I'll pay the bills with this guitar
We'll have it good
We'll have the life we knew we would
My word is good
Hey there Delilah
I've got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they've got planes and trains and cars
I'd walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us and we'll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Delilah I can promise you
That by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you're to blame
Hey there Delilah
You be good and don't you miss me
Two more years and you'll be done with school
And I'll be making history like I do
You'll know it's all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Delilah here's to you
This ones for you
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
Oh it's what you do to me
What you do to me.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Elephant Love Medley

So, welcome to August. Man, 2007 is really flying by. Fun! So, let me apologize for not posting. The internet on my computer is still not working. Sorry! I am borrowing Bree's for the time being. Apparently there is some sort of firewall on my computer from LCU that I do not know how to get off. Professional help needed!

I always put in a movie before I go to sleep. I just cannot sleep without any sound. Anyway, I put in The Incredibles and I did not even get to the part where Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible get married. I mean, that is a whole ten minutes into the film! I usually last until at least then. Oh well. I woke up to the menu screen. Lately I have been watching Pride and Prejudice (awesome! fantastic! show), Music and Lyrics (great movie), Little Miss Sunshine (cute!!), and Moulin Rouge (singing! dancing! love it!). I love movies in case you have not noticed. Also, High School Musical was on the Disney Channel last week so I watched that one twice. I cannot wait until August 17th! Hopefully I do not have to work.

So, what is new with all of you? Not much with me. My life is utterly boring. Not much to talk (write) about.

I got two job offers the other day that came out of the proverbially blue sky. I applied at the YWCA a few weeks ago to be a camp counselor, but they are no longer hiring. I received a phone call from Shirley Something-Or-Other asking me if I wanted a job as a teacher's assistant at the Shapes Head Start program. It is a school for children not yet in kindergarten, I think. I had to turn her offer down because it conflicted with school and such. I think she thought I was no longer in school. I dunno. Then she called me back a few minutes later and told me that she had another job- being in charge of the after school program. That one I was interested in, but again, conflicted with school. Bummer. I was really hoping to find a second job, but I will have to wait until school starts. I cannot get a job on campus until the first day of school. August 27th. Fun! So, until then I am struggling with my finances. It ok though because I know that God will provide. I have faith.

I am ready for school to start. I know I have mentioned this many times, but it is true. I hate just sitting at home doing nothing. I have no money to do anything anyway.

So, since I am going to be taking a fiction writing class I have been coming up with possible story ideas. None of them any good, of course, because I am not talented. Anyway, here are a few possibilities: A romantic story involving a boring office worker named Jane Austin who meets an electronic-al technician named Henry James. Or, how about one involving an arms dealer named Ardemus. Another about a group of wizards who meet a group of swashbuckling pirates on the high seas. The wizards make the pirates socially acceptable in society while the pirates teach the wizard a thing or two about doing things without the aid of a wand. That one could be promising. I have one final one who is a struggling musician and can only find work creating catchy jingles for commercials. That one can be fun. Hmm. Who knows. That class can be fun. Maybe.

High School Musical 2 in 12 days. Can't wait! I have been watching The Disney Channel and they have been promoting the movie like crazy. Awesome!

I need a new phone. My voicemail is not working at all, the phone freezes up and I have to turn it off and back on, it will just turn off whenever it feels like it, and it forgets to tell me when I have a missed call. Sometimes. The only good thing about it so far is that I have the game Tetris on it and currently I am on level 75 and have 6,920,260 points. That has got to be a world record. It has currently become my addiction. That, and all Michael Buble songs. I wish that this would put the little accent mark over the e, but alas it does not. Sigh. Oh well.

There are certain perks about my job. One good thing are the customers. One bad thing are the customers. See, we have a dillema. I'm pretty sure I misspelt that. Anyway, the other day I was at work and this 4-year old boy named Gabrielle comes in with his parents. Usually when kids walk in they look at the huge fish tank point out Nemo and Dory, run to the other fish tanks, beg their parents to hold a puppy, or just stand at the counter quietly. Well, 4-year old Gabrielle was the exception. They walk in and I say "Can I help you with anything" and Gabrielle just starts talking. He says "Hello, my name is Gabrielle. I am four. How old are you? What is your name? Do you like your job? Look what I found. It's a dinosaur pencil eraser. Somebody just dropped it outside. It's cool. You want to hold it? You have to give it back though. Daddy said I can keep it, but I have to keep it out of my mouth. Mommy and Daddy want to hold a puppy. They do not care which one as long as it is cute. I am not allowed to hold the puppy. Mommy and Daddy told me. I can just pet it. But I do not want to because I have this dinosaur. What should I name him? Who would drop this thing? It is really cool. Do you want to hold it?" Finally, his father started laughing. I just stood there and smiled. Kids like that make my day. His parents apologized, but I told them it was ok. I held his gray dinosaur for a bit and then I went and got them a puppy. It was adorable. Gabrielle just started talking to the puppy and showed him his dinosaur. Finally, they put the puppy back and before they left Gabrielle said "Goodbye. We will probably be back. If I find another dinosaur I will bring him back and let you have him. Thank you. I want to come back and buy some fish for daddy's aquarium." It was the cutest scene. I wanted little Gabrielle to stay and talk forever. He was awesome. We talked for a long time, and I even ignored a few customers because of him. Awesome. Sure enough, they came back and bought some fish. Gabrielle and his dad walk back in and Gabrielle goes "Hi! Remember me? I am Gabrielle. I did not find you another dinosaur, but look at mine! He is cool. Daddy wants to buy five fish. Can I watch you scoop them out of the tank? Daddy lets me watch at home." We went into the back and I got my net and bag ready to scoop the fish. Gabrielle stood next to me the entire time. We wear aprons to protect our clothes and mine is red. Well, I spilt a little water on my apron and Gabrielle wanted to help me clean it up. Adorable! Finally I got the fish into thier separate baggies and let him carry one up to the register. After they paid and left I was sad. I wanted Gabrielle to come back and entertain me. I still hade three hours left. Alas, he did not come back. I love kids like that.

I ran out of gas a little bit ago. I was on my way to drop off something for Bree at her work and I had jut taken the Indiana Ave. exit and I could not go anywhere. I managed to pull into the Buns Over Texas parking lot and called everybody I knew that lived in Lubbock. I got a hold of nobody. Sad. I called my cousin Macy and she brought me a gas tank and it had a little gas in it. You see, the gas gauge on the car that I am driving does not work. At all. I guess I thought I had enough gas to make it to the grocery store. Guess not. Oh well. I was thankful for Macy. Thanks Macy!! I love you!

I have an FM transmitter in my car. It is battery operated and i plug it into my iPod, find a radio station filled with static and I can listen to my iPod in my car through the car speakers. It is a great device. I love it. However, it is not working that great. Probably because I just bought a cheap one, and not a really nice expensive one. When we were going to Dallas for our GO Weekend for LST, Shane and I tried the entire time to fix it. It only worked in the middle of nowhere. If we were in any town, all we got was static. Not fun. Oh well. I am not in my car that much anyway, but I hate for it to silent. I put a few CD's in there and I am not happy. I need a new FM transmitter. Plus, the front passenger side speaker is going out. Not cool. Not cheap.

So, that is about all. I think that everybody who reads this to leave me a comment and tell me you read this. I have been thinking about stopping, but I can't decide. Make my decision for me.

Now is the time to eat ice cream and do some push-ups. Or, should I eat cookies and do some sit-ups? I can't decide. Oh well. Bye for now all of you. Peace.