28 February 2006

why am I here?

No, not on this earth. No, not even sitting here in the library.

Why am I posting on this, when I should be doing everything but this? I don't know. Honestly, I should be studying for a test, writing a take-home test, studying for 2 quizzes, and ready a 30-page chapter. But here I am, writing on the good 'ol blog instead. It's been a good amount of days and it was about time for another post.

Besides, I'm in a really good mood, so I thought I'd post a happy post. So, I really don't have much to say. Jack comes home in 2 days and my grandparents come in 4. I have a lot to do before then, but I'm at least not as busy as I thought I would be.

I was sick last night - not nice. But I feel better - lots better - so I'm glad that it wasn't the nasty flu or something like that.

I'll leave you with some words of comparison, courtesy of a fun e-mail from a friend:

"From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30."

23 February 2006


I'm inspired to post, thanks to some great posts from others, but I don't have anything inspiring to say.

But...I have been wondering, who reads this, anyway? Seems few and far between...so if you're a reader, faithful, new, or delinquent, tell me! I'd love to know who actually reads!!

22 February 2006

time for a real post

Today, is the list of things that I miss:

1. Sleeping in a hammock
2. Having random people say random things constantly
3. Having Jack around (that will be remedied soon!)
4. Getting enough sleep
5. having free time to do the things I'd like to do
6. Rachel, who's in Costa Rica (who I won't see until December...??!!)
7. 65 degree weather

Here's the list of things I am so thankful for:

1. An awesome bed to sleep in (when I get there)
2. A fun, funky, random apartment
3. Friends who sit down and talk with me
4. Time to complete my homework (even if I don't have free time...)
5. Haircuts to make me feel better
6. Time for devotions
7. My lovely kids at work

21 February 2006

The dark side

So, here's the other side of Johari...try this one, too...

20 February 2006

GO here. I blame too many people to count for this one.

19 February 2006

don't want to do, would like to do instead

Ever find yourself doing all the things you don't want to do?

Here's what I don't want to do:

1. Read about some crazy religion
2. Record myself in Spanish
3. Deal with 8th graders with attitude
4. Find myself frustrated [with myself]
5. Wait another week and a half until fun people come to Iowa
6. Be jealous of people who have good rooming situations

Here's what I'd like to do:

1. Make wedding gift (sorry, can't be any more specific...)
2. Read books
3. Write
4. Travel
5. Be able to get along with people
6. Be on top of things in terms of school
7. Enjoy my classes more than I do.

That's my story and I'm

16 February 2006

mush mush mushity mush

somewhere between 1:00 this morning and 6:00 this morning, I slept. After taking the test, my first thought, was "Crap! I should have slept less and studied more." That's never a good sign.

Also not a good sign: When one classmate says "3 hours? You only studied three hours? I studied 12."

That's right. And she wasn't kidding. That's 2 days in a row that I've studied like crazy for a test and only felt so-so about the test. What have I gotten myself into this semester?

The good news is, this week is on a downhill roll now. The rest of my day is consumed with high school string festival events. I had hoped it would get cancelled due to snow, but, alas, it was not.

Tomorrow, I only have a one class's worth of homework due...it's a beautiful things when profs feel sympathetic.

I'm thinking about changing my blog title. Anyone got anything good? I want something intelligent, lasting, profound, and "me-like".

15 February 2006


my head has turned into mush. 3 hours of studying for a Greek test. Still some things I didn't know. That's what happens when you're effectively tested of 20 chapters worth of material.

now to focus on another mammoth test: hispanic literature. I have no idea how I'm even going to start to study, much less study enough to get to where I feel ready for the test. study enough? if only I had the time.

I am spending my time right now doing nothing useful. You may frown upon it if you so desire, but the main reason is in order not to feel like a crazy person. i've done it every day this week, and so far I feel successful. I don't feel as stressed today as I did a week ago at this point in the week.

My World Religions class is possible cancelled today. That would provide effective study time...maybe.

that's my week. one test to another.

14 February 2006

news in brief

It's official: I will be a camp counselor at Inspiration Hills this summer. I was offered the job on Friday and accepted yesterday.

In other news, selling the candy went bastante bien - pretty well. We sold all of our suckers plus some that we discovered in the SAC closet (that we didn't know about!!). We also sold most of our chocolate bars - especially helpful that we marked the bars down last night.

I have a Greek test tomorrow. I had better study - there's a lot of Greek grammar terms that I don't know. Also have to read 30 pages in a grad-school level book, do a phonology assignment, and read and write some more about Buddhism. Eek!!

10-4 good buddy.

How much have you lived?

(ripped from Dave's Xanga)

How much have you LIVED?

[x] I have eaten more than 5 meals in a day.
[x] I have read a lot of books.
[ ] I have been on some sort of varsity team.
[ ] I have run 2 miles without stopping.

[x] I have been to Canada.
[x] I have been to Europe.
[x] I have watched cartoons for hours.
[x] I have tripped UP the stairs.
[ ] I have fallen down an entire flight of stairs.
[x] I have been snowboarding/skiing.

[x] I have played ping pong.
[x] I have swam in the ocean.
[ ] I have been on a whale-watch.
[x] I have seen fireworks.
[x] I have seen a shooting star.

[x] I have seen a meteor shower.
[ ] I have almost drowned.
[x]I have peed my bed/pants when I was younger.
[x] I have been so embarrassed I wanted to disappear.
[x] I have listened to one CD over & over & over again.

[ ] I have had stitches.
[x] I have been on the honor roll.
[ ] I have had frostbite.
[ ] I have licked a frozen pole and got stuck there.
[x] I have stayed up til 2 doing homework/projects.

[x] I have had a job before/currently have a job.
[x] I have been ice skating.
[x] I have been rollerblading.
[x] I have fall en flat on my face.
[x] I have tripped over my own two feet.

[ ] I have been in a fist fight.
[x] I have played videogames for more than 3 hours straight.
[ ] I have passed out from being drunk.
[ ] I have watched the power rangers.
[x] I have/I do attend Church regularly.

[x] I have played truth or dare.
[x] I have already had my 16th birthday.
[x] I have already had my 17th birthday.
[ ] I have gained weight since one year ago.
[x] I have lost weight since one year ago.

[x] I have called someone stupid, and meant it.
[x] I have been in a verbal argument.
[x] I have cried in school.
[ ] I have played basketball on a team.
[ ] I have played baseball on a team.

[ ] I have played football on a team.
[ ] I have played soccer on a team.
[ ] I have been on a cheerleading/dance team.
[ ] I have played softball on a team.
[ ] I have played tennis on a team.

[ ] I have been on a swim team.
[ ] I have been on a track team.
[x] I have been swimming more than 20 times in my life.
[ ] I have bungee jumped/been sky diving.

[ ] I have climbed a rock wall.
[ ] I have lost more than $20.

[x] I have called myself an idiot.
[x] I have called someone else an idiot.
[x] I have cried myself to sleep.
[x] I have had pets.

[ ] I have owned a Spice Girls CD.
[ ] I have owned a Britney Spears CD.
[ ] I have owned an N*Sync CD.
[ ] I have owned a Backstreet Boys CD.
[ ] I have mooned someone.

[x] I have been in the newspaper.
[x] I have been on TV.
[ ] I have been to Hawaii.
[ ] I have eaten sushi.
[x] I have been on the other side of a waterfall.

[ ] I have watched all of the Lord of the Rings movies.
[ ] I have watched all of the Harry Potter movies.
[ ] I have watched all of the Rocky movie(s).

[x] I have watched the 3 stooges.
[x] I have watched "Newly Weds" Nick & Jessica.

[x] I have watched Looney Tunes.
[ ] I've been stuffed into a locker.

[x] I have been called a geek.
[x] I have studied hard for a test and got a bad grade.
[x] I have not studied at all for a test and aced it.

[x] I have hugged my mom within in the past 24 hours.
[x] I have hugged my dad within the past 24 hours.
[ ] I have met a celebrity/music artist.
[x] I have written poetry.
[ ] I have been arrested.

[x] I have been attracted to someone older than me.
[x] I have been tickled till I've cried.
[ ] I have tickled someone else until they cried.
[x] I have had/have siblings.
[ ] I have been to a rock concert.

[x] I have listened to classical music and enjoyed it.
[ ] I have been in a play.
[x] I have been picked last in gym class.
[ ] I have been picked first in gym class.
[x] I have been picked in that middle-range in gym class.

[x] I have cried in front of my friends.
[ ] I have read a book longer than 1,000 pages.
[ ] I have played Halo 2.
[x] I have freaked out over a sports game.
[ ] I have been to Alaska.

[ ] I have been to China.
[ ] I have been to Spain.
[ ] I have been to Japan.
[ ] I have had a fight with someone on AIM.
[x] I have had a fight with someone face-to-face.

[x] I have forgiven someone who has done something wrong to me.
[x] I have been forgiven.
[x] I have screamed at a scary movie.
[x] I have cried/teared up at a chick flick.
[x] I have watched a lot of action movies.

[ ] I have cried at a commercial.
[ ] I have told someone to fuck off.

[x] I have screamed at the top of my lungs.
[ ] I have been to a rap concert.
[ ] I have been to a hip hop concert.

[ ] I have lived in more than 2 houses.
[x] I have driven on the highway.
[x] I have driven more than 40 miles in a day.
[x] I have been in a car accident.
[ ] I have done drugs.

[x] I have been homesick.
[x] I have thrown up
[x] I have puked all over someone.
[x] I have been horseback riding.
[ ] I have filled out more than 10 myspace surveys.

[x] I have spoken my mind in public.
[x] I have proved someone wrong.
[x] I have been proved wrong by someone.
[ ] I have broken a leg.
[ ] I have broken an arm.

[x] I have fallen off a swing.
[x] I have swung on a swing for more than 30 mins straight.
[x] I have watched Winnie the Pooh movies.
[x] I have forgotten my backpack when I've gone to school.
[x] I have lost my backpack.

[ ] I have come close to dying.
[ ] I have seen someone die.
[x] I have known someone who has died.
[ ] I have wanted to be an actor/actress at some point. (yes)
[ ] I have done modeling.

[x] I have forgotten to brush my teeth some mornings.
[x] I have taken something/someone for granted.
[x] I have realized how good my life is.
[x] I have counted my blessings.
[x] I have been made fun of by classmates.
[x] I have made fun of a classmate.
[x] I have been on a date.

[ ] I have been asked on a date and said no.
[ ] I have asked someone on a date and been turned down.
[x] I have slapped someone in the face.

[ ] I have been skateboarding.
[x] I have been backstabbed by someone I thought was a friend.

[x] I have lied to someone to their face.

[x] I have told a little white lie.
[ ] I have taken a day off from school just so I don't go insane.

[ ] I have blacked out.
[x] I have had an argument with someone about whether cheerleading is a sport or not.
[x] I have pushed someone into a pool.
[x] I have been pushed into a pool.

[ ] I have had/have a broken nose.

[x] I have had a black eye.
[ ] I have lost a tooth.
[ ] I have chipped a tooth.
[ ] I have been called an under achiever.
[x] I have been called an over achiever

10 February 2006


Driving home from Sioux Falls today was not fun. Low visibility and blowing snow is no fun. But it means Suz stayed the night, which is good :)

07 February 2006

I blame Wes (the man of multiple posts all in one day)

Four jobs I've had:
1. janitor
2. respite provider
3. tutor
4. slave to Duitman

Four movies I can watch over and over:
1. Return to Me
2. Zoolander
3. Napoleon Dynamite
4. Sneakers

Four places I've lived:
1. Sioux Center, IA
2. sioux center, ia
3. see above
4. see above above

Four TV shows I love:
1. gilmore girls
2. alias
3. survivor
4. Las Vegas

Four places I've vacationed:
1. terra ceia, north carolina
2. philadelphia, pa
3. san diego, ca
4. australia

Four sites I visit daily:
1. blogs
2. weather.com
4. the TODAY

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. merida
2. costa rica
3. los angeles
4. maybe hawaii?? (i'm with you wes...a good possibility.)

06 February 2006

Shame on me

I was about to complain that other people hadn't posted in a while when I realized that it's been a while for me, also. So here I am, posting.

Would you like to buy some Valentine's day candy? Club Hispano is selling chocolate bars for $1 and suckers for $.50. I'm the president, so I'm obligated to sell away like a good saleswoman. Okay, task done.

In other news, I can hardly believe it's already February 6th! Spring break is a mere 31 days away. That's quite the scary news, if you ask me, since I'm sure I have a lot to do before then.

Tonight was my first night being out of NISO. THey had practice and I didn't have to go. It was a wonderful opportunity for meeting, homework, and catching up with people.

K, that's all I gots. Your turn.

02 February 2006


I faced a large frustration today:

People with no respect. I drive my car to and from Dordt. On T/Th, I drive from the Classroom building over to the Beej in order to go to chapel. On my way from CB to the BJH, there was, as always, a mass migration of people going from class over to East Campus/Covenant/Southview. These people decided to walk across the whole expanse of the road I drive on to get to the beej. And then looked at me, saw I was waiting to turn to go that way, and kept walking the way they were. Excuse me? I believe your mama taught you a bit more respect thant that.

Then, to top it all of, I was leaving the beej after chapel to come home for laundry/lunch. There, people were migrating from east campus/covenant/southview in order to go to class. 2 people walking right down the middle of that "road," saw me coming, could have moved over, looked right at me with a lovely little smirk, and kept right on walking so I couldn't get by. Excuse me?

I'm disappointed by the way people act. Sure, it's on campus and it's not down the middle of the highway or anything. But a little respect would mean you would scoot yourselves over so I can keep on driving by. But no, wait, I'm sorry, I forgot. You're better than me because you're living on campus and you have the right to do whatever you want.

01 February 2006

Cancelled Class...

What a beautiful thing, when class is cancelled. Now, don't get me wrong - I don't want my prof to be sick. Sick is no fun. But it's a bittersweet thing for me, because I don't mind at all if we don't have class. More time to do other things for me. Makes my crazy Wednesday a little bit less crazy.

In other news, I'm sore from my HPER fitness test. Walking is painful, sometimes... Ah, well, at least now it's over and I don't have to do it again.

The biggest excitement right now is that Chris Rice is giving a concert at Dordt in just over 2 weeks. Yay! I'm super excited for this, excited to see him perform, excited that Mason might get me backstage, excited for everything. Rock on! I might have to on an all Chris Rice diet when the concert nears...I do have 3.6 hours worth of Chris Rice on my computer.

Okay, well, I'd better get going...