January 31, 2007

Bring Back the Ska!

So with the death of my 1gig Sansa MP3 player, I have come to rely on CDs. My collection is rather small, because in recent years I have not added much to it. Which means that most albums I own are from my highschool/community college years. Back in the good old days when Ska was in full swing and I went to a different youth group every night. Oy oy oy!

I am really getting into these old albums. Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy, a few old WOW cds have been making me smile. I have an urge to start wearing my hair in a bun and find some black and white checks. Anyone want to skank with me?

Pick it up!

January 20, 2007

A Prayer

I was reading through my old diary and I found a prayer I had written back in March of 2004. I really liked it so I'm going to post it here.

Lord, give me your wisdom, I want to live for you and honor you in what I do. Help me to know your will, in your time. I don't want to do things that only please me. Let me please you, that is what will give me true joy. Honor is something I now understand. Its to follow because I know your wisdom surpasses mine. Its to trust - You know things I don't and its to do it with a humble attitude. In the whole scheme of things I'm nothing, yet Jesus would have died for only me.

January 19, 2007

The Nod

Does anyone else have this problem?

What do you do when you see someone in passing in a hallway? You don't really want to have a conversation with them, but its someone that you know. I always feel obligated to smile or nod or do the Hokey Pokey. Sometimes I get a response, sometimes I don't. Other people do the same thing. We will pass in the hallway and they'll say "Hi, whats up?" but walk away not really wanting an answer to the question. Can we just make some kind of universal "I know you, so I acknowledge your presence, but I don't know you well enough, that I want to have a converstaion" motion? Maybe we can do a youtube video similiar to this one?

January 15, 2007

The Nothing Weekend

It seems like its easy to just get so busy, so this past weekend was the nothing weekend. When Levi (the new boyfriend's blog nickname) asked me what I wanted to do I answered with "nothing". Friday we had some dinner and watched some Family Guy. Then Satruday he came to my house and watched Ocean's 11. I needed a time to just be. I have been constantly running for so long.

For a nothing weekend it was rather eventful. In local-now-become-national-news there was a 13 year old kid that was kidnapped. They found him and another child that had been missing for 4 years. Its interesting to see how God works things out. It reminds me of Joseph, something bad had to happen to him, to make things good in the long run. Had the second kid not been taken, the first one probably would have never been found. It took him having to go through that to save the first child.

We also had a big Ice Storm. We were really lucky at my house, we didn't lose power and the many tree branches that fell did not fall on anything important. Although some came really close to my car. Had I parked it about 3 feet up the street I'd probably have to take Jet Black ~the mystery car~ to the car doctor. I feel so bad for my friends who have been without electricity. My family is very prepared, but many people aren't.

January 1, 2007

A Good Year

2007 is here. Its going to be the best year ever. I'm optimistic beyond my usually Pollyanna attitude. Things are going to happen this year. Good things.

I didn't make a resolutions, because I think its pointless. Most people end up breaking them. I'd rather just decided to do something and stick with it.