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.