Saturday, January 28, 2006

my two loves

Monday, January 23, 2006

not to complain....

but i have a splinter in my foot.

and it really hurts.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

i love full house



i am home sick today and my head feels like it weighs 1000 pounds and i have a mountain of kleenexes covering every surface in my home.

but there is a light at the end of this tunnel, a lining on this cloud:

i have gotten to watch a unreasonable amount of full house today.

i don't know what it is about this show...because it kind of used to make me nauseous when i thought of it (like family matters, huh, allie?) but now even though it is still way cheesy, i cannot get enough of these tanners.

i always wanted to be Deej. kimmy just said, "Hola, Tanner-inos!"

commercial break's over. gotta get back to it.

ahhhhh...ahhh...ahhh....ahhhhhhhhhhhh
whatever happened to predictability?

Monday, January 16, 2006

MLK DAY

i am reading a fabulous book called "SEARCHING FOR GOD KNOWS WHAT" by donald miller. tenelle gave it to me about 10 days ago...and i have not put it down since*.

and in case some of the commentators of my "god movie" blog are dissecting the wording of this entry, too,.......... ("I'm going to assume that your statement about taking 27 hours to read your post was sarcasm, or do fundies generally have 4th grade reading levels?")....... I have included a disclaimer at the bottom, and will strive to do so anytime I use an exaggeration in the future. I will no longer ask anyone to "assume" when I am or am not employing the device of sarcasm. (<------sarcasm)

i watched the movie Gattaca with Jason this afternoon. It seems like the guy in the wheelchair could have chosen a much more suitable way to end his suffering. (<-----not sarcasm, I'm serious about this one)

I also went to the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend, which is where I read a lot of the forementioned book, and then put it down, and then later read some more. I don't know if everyone is like this, but I really need time to just be totally alone.** I suspect that not everyone is wired this way, but I definitely am. I feel recharged.

tobe and I often discuss frequently misspelled words. not because we're nerds or because we are stuffy, or because we don't make REDiculous*** mistakes ourselves, but because we just think it's something that should be out in the open. for instance: the word DEFINITELY. often spelled DEFINATELY.

also, tenelle and I are on this "a word a day" definitions email list, and each week they have themes and one week the theme was words that have been so-widely misspelled, that they have become a part of culture. and now the misspelled version is available in some dictionaries as an alternate spelling. The most misspelled words they listed were minuscule, millenium, embarrassment, occurence, accommodate, perseverance, supersede...

I challenge you to use these words in a sentence today. all of them. one sentence. correct spelling. (<----not kidding here either, you actually have to do this.)

you can tell it is a slow sunday-ish-but-not-really-sunday type of day when you are blogging about grammar. i don't even have that great of grammar. i just like words.

and may I say a quick, but heartfelt, thank you, to MR. MLK! for all your important work. (and for the day off, too)




* I did, on some occasions, put the book down.
**When I say totally alone, I should confess that Wilbur was with me. So as not to offend/confuse/frustrate people.
***I know that this is not the correct spelling of the word "ridiculous"

Thursday, January 05, 2006

vexed and perplexed


does anyone else feel paralyzed by indecision?

this is pretty much a theme of my life that God is revealing to me. I have become increasingly impaired by it (or increasingly aware of it) ever since I finished school. i know this age...this life stage is... inherently...a time of searching. a time of angst. and everyone is faced with confusion from time to time. forced to make a blind choice and learn by the consequences.

i just feel especially confused. kind of lost in corporate-land. flushing down 8 hours a day. day day after day.

I know God has a purpose for me. And I know that part of his purpose for me could be the actual search for my purpose...
which means that maybe my longing to do more (that is crescendo-ing daily) is part of his purpose after all. and it is developing in me a hunger...a hole...which will guide me to the shape...the type of work I will have to find to fill it.

can we count on fulfillment at work? especially at our age? is there a rule that we have to put in our time doing the less-than-satisfying work before we can do what we really want to do?



RELATED QUOTES:

People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that.
•••George H.W. Bush

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. . . . What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.
•••Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

first blog of the sixer



nothing blogworthy is happening here tonight...wilbur and i are playing fetch with a little toy chick. drinking coffee even though it's too late to. watching felicity.

so i will post a doodle i doodled and a quote i like (unrelated)

here it comes:
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Proust

look for more frequent postings in 2006. its a semi-resolution of mine. : ) hopefully they will be more exciting than this one.