Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
-Hosea, the cheater, won Top Chef. It was kind of a cop out because he didn't do a dessert, but whatever... Next week Make Me a Supermodel starts on Bravo replacing Top Chef's time slot. Needless to say, I will likely get hooked on that too.
Lost was great... as always. But guess what?! Sayid was in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic... building houses!!! That's exciting to me because that is exactly where I plan to study abroad next semester. And I won't be building houses but I WILL be loving on people in some way or another, so that's fun. Almost a sign from God, as funny as that sounds!
Stay tuned... surely something substantial will happen in my life so that I won't have to blog about TV next time.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I saw many things but the thing that stuck out the most was three very eccentric looking people playing very classic instruments: a violin, a cello and some kind of percussion instrument (I'm unsure of what kind because my view was obstructed by a trash can...) and I loved the sight of it! A few people were gathered around and I was curious to know what their music sounded like. There was a man really grooving to the music and I thought that was fun until I realized that he was listening to a CD player and was grooving to THAT music. I thought to myself, "What a shame... there is a cool, rare musical experience on the sidewalk 10 feet away from you but you are listening to your own CD player!"
Then I realized I was kind of doing the same thing. Although a little farther away than 10 feet, I was sitting there, listening to my iPod, not appreciating the rare gift of their music. I wish I could tell you that I got up then and there and went outside to hear them play, but I didn't, I kept studying. It has been bothering me all day though... Lesson #2 Learned: I need to stop and smell the roses more, or listen to the street musicians, or whatever...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I wish that more of the women had colorful dresses this year though. Everyone was wearing white, off white, champagne, etc. No one really wore color except for the girl from Slumdog and Natalie Portman, which I think was probably my favorite dress of the night.
I was excited that Slumdog Millionaire won some awards. It's refreshing to see a happy movie (although it has some tough stuff in it too) win an award. I was glad that Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor and I am convinced that I need to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Reader because apparently they are really good.Oh, the Oscars... I love it.
Monday, February 23, 2009
2. This was on someone's car window. Got fairies? Really? No, no one has fairies... and who really wants fairies anyway besides Peter Pan?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
As for a thumbs up... today I randomly remembered a video that my brother Cory and I made over the summer. It was fun to make so maybe it will be fun to watch. You should check it out:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I have decided that I just want to be creative for a living (is anyone counting the number of jobs that I have decided to pursue... I think the number is almost in the double digits). I want people who lack creativity to come to me with a project that they can't do because they aren't creative, and I'll do it for them. Like decorating cupcakes, making artwork, decorating a room, arranging flowers, etc...
So if anyone is interested, my creativity is officially for sale. (I'm up for doing some pro bono work too...)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Today my outlook changed. He was talking about what the definition of an evangelical Christian is (because we have been reading this horrid book that rips them apart) and he totally and completely preached the Gospel. Not in a way that said, "This is what you should believe," rather, "This is what they believe." Either way, the truth about sin, God, Jesus, and the cross was communicated to about 30 students in a liberal college classroom. Maybe the environment and the way it was communicated wasn't how I'm used to, but it was spoken nonetheless. When I realized what was going on... I got goosebumps and almost started crying. Ridiculous, I know, but true.
The whole situation reminds me of what we are reading about in my Bible study in Philippians. Paul said,
"It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivaly, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice." (Philippians 1:15-18)And because of this I rejoice.
P.S. It's Wednesday! Only 4 hours and 20 minutes until my week becomes practically carefree!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
1. Because one of my new favorite photographers Kevin J. Miyazaki posted a similar picture on his blog here and I wanted to be just like him.
2. Because I never peel oranges this well and I was pretty proud of myself. It wasn't even a clementine, it was a navel, and I peeled it in 3 pieces!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
"Eran: luminosos, transparentes como las gotas de la lluvia que se resbalan sobre las hojas de los arboles despues de una tempestad de verano." ("[The eyes] were luminous, transparent like the drops of rain that trickle on the leaves of the trees after a summer storm.")And some more good stuff from Becquer's "Rimas IV" (Rhyme 4), about poetry...
"Mientras haya unos ojos que reflejenI don't really like mushy literature or poetry in general, but there's something cool to me about reading it in a different language. Basically I fell in love with Spanish all over again today, and that's great news... because this semester is going to be tough! What great timing...
los ojos que los miran;
mientras responda el labio suspirando
al labio que suspira;mientras sentirse puedan en un beso
dos almas confundidas;
mientras exista una mujer hermosa,
("While there are eyes that reflect
the eyes in which they gaze;
while the lips yearn
for the lips that yearn;
while one can feel in a kiss
two confused souls;
while a beautiful woman exists,
there will be poetry!")
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So, today I decided to try out the little guy that was sitting all alone on top of our refrigerator... and it dominated the other coffeemaker! It's the first cup of home-brewed coffee I've had in months... So, the little ugly coffeemaker has reclaimed its place in my heart and the bigger and "better" coffeemaker is now on top of our refrigerator. Oh, how the tables have turned.
(Thanks to Valeria for pointing out the coffeemaker incident to be a good blog opportunity. She's the greatest. I really like her a lot.)
Friday, February 6, 2009
When I opened the package I found my book looking like this... which it is supposed to look like this.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Above are all of the scarves that I have... at school. I probably have 10 more at home that I knit in high school. Like I said, I have a problem. But I just don't think I am ready to deal with it. So until the weather is too hot to handle, you will see my neck looking something similar to the picture below. (The scarf below was given to me by the love Ellis fam for Christmas!)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
-I just survived the longest day of my week. Work from 4:30-8:00 then class from 10:00-4:45! That's a long day...
-I only have one more class for the rest of the week, which is easy and doesn't start until 11:00 on Thursdays.
-Top Chef! I love this show and I don't know why.
-LOST! Best show on television. And I can watch it (and the above mentioned) guilt free because I have little to none homework to worry about.
-I always sleep wonderfully because I had a long day. And I love to sleep.
Special things about this particular Wednesday night:
-I went to Panera with two of my lovely roommates and I had a salad that encompassed pretty much everything I love about food: BBQ, corn, black beans, and chicken!
-Aladdin was on the Disney Channel!
Yay for Wednesdays nights!