Sunday, April 30, 2006

How about a TV update??
- Cheerleader Nation
Since my good pal Amy B. (shout out!) posted about this show, I figured I'd add a few thoughts. This is a docu-drama about a high school cheerleading squad on Lifetime Television for Women. Now, I know I just lost all of the men, so feel free to move on. I must say I have loved watching this show. Those girls are so cute and they did such a great job- National champs, woo-hoo! I must be honest, when they won at the end, I cried, and it wasn't a little cry. I just got so emotional thinking about high school and all the great memories. I guess I'm about to get my period or something. Anyways, only a great show could create that type of reaction.
- Extreme Home Makeover
Is it just me or is this show not as good as it used to be. I can't put my finger on it, but something is different and I don't like it as much. It's like they're trying too hard or something. I still love Ty and all the great things they do though.
- Desperate Housewives
At every commercial break I find myself saying "Oh my gosh, What the crap!" Gabby giving away the baby was so sad. What does everyone think about Bree's new man? Why in the world did Bree's daughter's boyfriend send his brother over there?? What were they hoping to accomplish. Do you think his mother will really kill him? What a crazy show.
- Grey's Anatomy
I'm so glad George came home. And, Alex has become the biggest jerk of all time. What the crap? I think it's funny that whenever they try to make Christina look beautiful, she just looks more constipated. If you were a musical prodigy, would you give up your life for it? What do you think about Izzy and Denny? And I'm a little sad, because tonight they truly cut any shred of hope for Derek and Meredith. It feels like when Carrie and Aidan broke up. I'm sure this is what is best for them, but you can't help but feel a little sad that they'll never be together.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Since Lynsey put up some beautiful pictures of her scenery in Portland, I thought I'd put up some nice West Texas photos.

Don't you just love spring around here.
Just a few more thoughts:
- I'm on a serious Cherry 7-Up kick. It is so good. I can't get enough.
- Did anyone see Danielle's horribly long arm pit hair on Survivor the other night? It was unbelievable. I always thought those women shaved because they run around in bikinis and you never see any leg hair. I guess I was wrong.
- I just have one more paper and two finals and I'll be done for the semester. I just can't believe that. This year has gone by so fast!
- Last night I went to a party and won the dessert contest. For my winnings I brought home a chocolate fountain. How cool is that! I would try it, but you have to use 3-5 pounds of chocolate. That's way too much chocolate for one gal.
Well, that's all for now. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Make sure your catch the new Grey's Anatomy tomorrow night!!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Here is a great website:
All you do is enter a song or artist and they put together a playlist of that type of music. If a song comes up that you don't like they reformat the playlist to not include songs like that. It's pretty cool.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I have absolutely no desire to get my work done. It's all just blah, blah, blah...

Monday, April 24, 2006

Not a lot to blog about these days. Just a couple more papers to write, a couple more weeks of school, a couple of weeks in the big Lubb, then I'm off to Kansas City.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thoughts for Thursday:

Will the pompadour hair style ever come back? I know that Conan O'Brien is doing his best to keep his. Maybe he's not trying to hold on to the past. Perhaps he's leading the hair of the future. And what about the mullet? I really can't see a time when it will come back. But I thought the same thing about leg warmers. Speaking of the past, if you ever want to take a trip back to the 80s musically, let me recommend the band Poison. Now, I know what you're thinking, Poison sucks. But you really can't beat songs like "Every Rose has it's Thorn" or "Something to Believe In."

So, I've really been missing Grey's Anatomy lately. And I know that you've been missing my posts about it. What's the deal? Does anyone know anybody at ABC. I know what is going to happen though. They're going to have Meredith sleep with Chris O'Donnell. My brother Stephen keeps reminding me that Meredith acts like a slut. I'm sad that they continue to prove him right. Come on Mere, keep your panties on!

The music on Grey's is great too. Go to the ABC website they've got a list of songs from every episode. You should down load some of them. Need a recommendation? Here you go: Rosie Thomas- "Since You've Been Around" or Jem- "Flying High or The Fray- "How to Save a Life" or Umbrellas- "The City Limits."

I absolutely love the way head wraps look in my hair, curly or straight. Not the wraps that cover your whole head, just the ones that look like a headband. If you ever need a birthday present idea for me, a head wrap/band will do. (My birthday is in less than a month by the way)

Hmmm, what else... My love life has been a little dry lately. (Well, not a little.) So, to all the single men of Abilene: here's your chance for a super girl. Come and get it. (With statements like that, I'm going to have to change my name to Meredith!)

I must close by asking a favor. I'm about to leave for Dallas because I have an important doctor's appointment in the morning. I'm not ready to post the details on the world wide web, but if you wouldn't mind, please say a little prayer for me in the morning around 9:00. Thanks a million.

I hope you all have a great Thursday evening. Root for Terry tonight on Survivor.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Ahhh, another paper down. This was a big one. Quite a load is lifted. Just two more. Well today was just splendid. I got a lot done at work, went to chapel, had a super lunch with friends, took a nap, went to church, had a productive women's ministry meeting and now I'm winding it down. I love the end of the day because Will and Grace comes on four times in a row. What could be better than that?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Oppps. I just layed down for quick nap, maybe an hour at the most. Yeah that was at three, it is now almost eight. Is someone a little sleep deprived?

Monday, April 17, 2006

Okay, today was hot. Too hot for April. I got in my car and it said 101 degrees. Whatever temp my car says when I first get in is always a few degrees above what the temp actually is, and after I drive a bit it will go down. But today as I was driving it kept going up! It went up to 105! The weather man said it only got up to 98, but honestly I don't believe him. The Impala doesn't lie. Is that how you spell Impala? Hold on, I'll google it.

Yep, that's right, i-m-p-a-l-a. Oh, the impala. You may not believe me, but the impala is the sexiest car out there. I have picked up so many guys with that car. I'll just be walking across the parking lot and some random guy will say, "Hey is that an impala? Do you want to go on a date? I think I may be in love with you." I'm telling you, the Chevy impala is the key to a happy life. If I ever get scared or lonely or lost while driving all I have to do is push the little blue onstar button. Then a voice will come on and say, "Welcome to Onstar. If you want to use this feature, you have to pay for it..." Okay, so it doesn't fix the lost thing, but it sure is nice to have another voice in the car with me. I never have a reason to get lonely. Sometimes I'll be in my apartment and think to myself, hmmm I'm lonely. So, I'll go out and sit in the car and push that little blue button of love. I always feel better.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Another paper down. I'm starting to see a small light at the end of the tunnel.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

On this day in history:
1633 Galileo was convicted of heresy
1861 The Civil War began
1945 President Roosevelt died
1981 The first space shuttle was launched

On this day in my history I had my first leg surgery. April 12th always sticks out to me. I've had other surgeries since, but this one was particularly altering in my life. I guess it marked the beginning of a journey, what looks like it will be a life long journey. Just a few months before the surgery, a neurologist told me that the nerves in my legs and arms were deteriorating. He said that they would continue to deteriorate throughout my life. Without the proper use of my nerves, my muscles would suffer greatly. My legs would never look right. I would have a hard time keeping my balance. I would fall a lot. Walking would always be a struggle. I would never be able to run or jump like other people. So far, the doctor's predictions have been very accurate. That surgery on April 12, 1995 was the first step in dealing with this disease. So I left the hospital in a wheelchair, legs dressed in hot pink casts, ready to face the world as a broken person. That's when it hit me: I would never be the same. I would have to deal with this forever. I would always have something wrong with me. So, how do you deal with the realization of permanent brokenness. I know I've have many ups and downs in my journey, but there is one thing that I am confident of: I may be broken, but God is not. He is so much greater than this disease. If I was perfect, I wouldn't need Him.

2 Corinthians 12
7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

I can delight in my brokenness because through my weakness God's power is made perfect. That's a God I can worship. That's a God I can have faith in. That's a God worth giving my life to.

Monday, April 10, 2006

I took this little quiz, and I think it's pretty accurate. Does is work for you too?

Your Scholastic Strength Is Inspiring Others

You are great at developing a vision, and getting others to adopt your way of thinking.
You are talented at leading, balancing tasks, and helping people work together.

You should major in:

Environmental studies
Social work
Political science

Sunday, April 09, 2006

What's with the re-runs??
Paper update: Second exegesis paper is well under way

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Today was a brown sky day in Abilene. I'm sure my sinuses are filled will dirt.

My papers are still far from over, but I'm taking a little break to watch Thursday night tv. Terry survived another night! He is definitely my fav. What a hoss.

I also saw "The Squid and the Whale." Not sure what to think yet. Has anyone else seen it? Your thoughts?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

It's paper time people. I am currently working on one of my two exegesis papers due next Monday. I'll keep you updated because I know you all care so much!

Big news of the day!!:
In my Greek class my awesome professor Dr. Cukrowski gives a candy bar to the people who had perfect scores on their last test and to the person who correctly answers the very difficult Hershey challenge question. Well, every week I try and try and never get that candy. But today I got two bars!! That's right baby, perfect quiz score and winner of the Hershey challenge!! Has anyone done that before?? Nope, only me! (I do realize that I am the biggest of nerds because I'm so excited about answering Greek questions, but it's a big deal to me!)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Okay, I'm going to change the name of my blog to "Things I see on tv" because that is the only interesting thing in my life and therefore the only thing I write about.

<--- Before

I was just flipping through the channels and saw our beloved John Corbett aka Aidan Shaw, Carrie's perfect love from Sex and the City in a country music video on CMT. Yuck. It was not sexy. Apparently he has his own country band and they all wear denim button down shirts. Don't get me wrong, there are some guys out there who can definitely pull off the hot cowboy look, I even thought I loved one once. But a denim button down shirt and a shovel DO NOT make you a hot cowboy. The nicest thing I can say about the video was that it was cheesy the entire way through. Oh Aidan, what were you thinking? Are you really a weirdo? That's unfortunate.

After --->

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Holy Crap. Holy Crap. I'm freaking out! Let me tell you, Chris O'Donnell is my favorite male actor ever!! He is the perfect choice for Meredith. Is he going to be on the show all the time now?? Does anyone know the scoop? Now, Meredith can be happy and Derek can stay with his wife (I'm never a fan of infidelity!) And what about Meredith's family! Oh my, it's really sad. Thank you ABC for giving me this wonderful show.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Meet the Roloffs:

This is a really neat family who are currently starring in their own reality show/documentary about living life as little people on TLC. Matt and Amy as well as one of their sons are little, and the other three kids are average height. I think this show teaches a powerful lesson about living life above your circumstances. You should check it out.

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