Thursday, March 30, 2006

I've been tagged. Thank you Lynsey Moudy!

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Babysitter
2. Secretary/Receptionist
3. Camp Counselor
4. Church Intern

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Good Will Hunting
2. Walk the Line
3. Clueless
4. Shawshank Redemption

Four places you have lived:
1. Lubbock, TX
2. Abilene, TX
3. Prescott, AZ
4. Las Vegas, NM

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy (big surprise, I know!)
2. Will and Grace
3. Survivor
4. Unsolved Mysteries

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Orlando
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. San Diego

Four websites you visit often:
1. Blogworld
2. Yahoo Mail
3. Myspace
4. Facebook
(What a life I lead...)

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Cheese
2. Bread
3. Chicken
4. Ice Cream

Four places you would rather be right now:
1. In my bed napping
2. Working at a real job -- not being student anymore
3. At a David Crowder Concert
4. Living in the 1920s, gotta love that swing music.

Two people who are tagged to do this:
1. Katie Riggs, just so you'll update
2. Smash

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Well, the Soulforce train has come and gone and I really think this was a great thing for ACU to go through. The group got here on Sunday night and they were greeted by faculty and staff with a hot meal. This was a first for the group. In their six previous stops they hadn't been offered a single meal. They also were very impressed with the fact that they were given name tags. They said that no one had asked their names yet. They said that this was the first time they felt like people actually cared about getting to know them as humans. My biggest fear about this for me was the buba syndrome. I was worried that some "good ole boys" would get in their trucks and hold up God Hates Fags signs and throw tomatoes or something. Luckily, none of this happened. For the most part ACU was extremely welcoming and hospitable. Some of the riders were sick and were treated by the ACU doctor. An atheist lady on the ride said that she was going to rethink her opinion of Christianity based on her experience here. She told someone that she hadn't ever met a Christian who didn't hate her until now. That is very sad. I think the best thing about this experience is that it got people to think. I don't think a single faculty, staff, or student has gone through the last couple of days without really considering what they believe about this issue, what it means to be a Christian in a secular world, the importance of love and hospitality, and I'm sure many other questions. Here is a picture of the police barricade blocking the Soulforce riders out of Oral Roberts University. I just don't see how this image depicts anything Christian, even with the praying hands in the background.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Well, this week has been a bit of a downer. A wonderful couple from Broadway was killed in a plane crash. That's so sad. I've heard that their family is doing well though.

I always get in this spring time slump. I'm totally overwhelmed with school. I get a little lonely. And I always start to think about Mr. C a lot. I've loved him since I was sixteen. Will I ever get over it? I don't know.

In a totally different direction... A group called Soul Force is coming to ACU this week. This is a gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender organization that is going around to spread awareness at Christian and Military Universities. ACU is their sixth or seventh stop and the first school to actually allow Soul Force on campus. It should be pretty interesting to see what happens. All of the Bible grad students have a question and answer time tomorrow afternoon with them. The issue of homosexuality is really big right now. There have been a lot of things going on around campus this year concerning homosexuality and the church. This will be the next big issue that churches have to deal with and I must say it is much more important than issues like instrumental music and women's roles. So, let me encourage you to start studying and figuring out where you stand on the issue.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

March Madness Baby!

I hate sports. Let me say this again, I hate sports. I grew up in a house of boys. My whole life consisted of me going from one game to another and then coming home to watch sports center. Once I even had a birthday party at the ball park because my mom couldn't miss just one baseball game. That seems a little messed up to me (but I'm not bitter). Did my brothers come to all of my choir concerts? No they didn't! So maybe I am a little bitter.

Even with these bad feelings towards sports, I absolutely love March Madness. I love filling out my bracket. Is there anything better than a 64th ranked team getting a chance to win the whole thing? I always cheer for the underdogs. I love the upsets. This tournament is what it's all about. I put my hatred towards sports on hold for this one event (and only this event!).

I'm feeling better than I was on Monday. My head is still all stuffed up though. I can't hear how loud I'm talking so I always feel like I'm yelling (but how is that different than normal?) I just hate being sick. It takes so long to recover.

I've found a new internet obsession. Myspace is pretty awesome. It's better than facebook. I've found so many people on there from high school. I loved high school. I had the greatest group of friends. We had so much fun. Ahhhh, memories.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Feed a cold, starve a fever... is that how it goes? I'm sick. I'm running a fever and my throat hurts really bad. Would anyone like to drive down here and give my New Testament presentation in the morning?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

My spring break was pretty quiet. I think I was the only person in my whole building. It was somewhat productive though. I got some school done and a little work too. This certainly wasn't my most exciting spring break ever, but it was still pretty good. I'm just glad I'm still at the point in my life when the word break is a positive one. We use it for things like spring break, coffee break, break dancing... I'm not excited for the time in my life when the word break is only negative, like break ups, break ins, and hip breaks...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Oh, Derek you are driving me crazy!
I love watching Christina try to live with George.


I've been doing a little research about my summer home: Kansas City. Here's a few pictures I found:
This is the farmer's market. It's been in operation since 1857.

Here are pictures of the KC Renaissance Festival. How entertaining.

Here is a cute animal found at the KC zoo. I just love zoos!

There ya have it. I think I'll be having a blast this summer.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

**** Edit: Nate and Kristin did have their baby and he's really cute!! I have Nate's blog linked to the right! Jeffrey Jaxon Bundy, he's going to have a hilarious life.

Okay, this internet fast is total crap. I still read blogs everyday and I've been dying to update. So, in the grad tradition of my Lenten seasons, I didn't make it. What can I say, I'm weak!

Huge news: Nick Lachey had a fling with Kristin from Laguna Beach. Oh my goodness. That's crazy. She is a freshman in college. And he's like 30 or something. I'm still mourning over the divorce of Nick and Jessica, and he's out there whoring it up.

Spring Break is here! Unfortunately, part of growing up means that you no longer get spring break. So I will be spending my "days off" at the office and in the library. I've got to get started on my papers, or I'm going to fail out of grad school. I don't think my folks would like that too much.

Have you ever noticed that when you spell check your blog, the word "blog" comes up as a misspelled work. What's up with that? I'm at updating my blog in blogworld. How can blog be a misspelled word?

Does anyone know if Nate and Kristin have had their baby yet?

Well guys, it's good to be back. Parting words: watch Grey's Anatomy tonight. It comes on at the same time as Knight School (I love that Bobby Knight!), so I tape Grey's, then I can watch it all week long! (Can you tell why I'm behind in school??)

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