Friday, January 30, 2004

Two more things I forgot to mention:

First of all..............I still think Mark Curry is the mole!!

There is another album EVERYONE in the whole world should check out, especially girls!!
PLUMB, Beautiful Lumps of Coal. It is music of salvation, love, and healing. It is so beautifully written. It is AWESOME!!!!

This week has been quite busy, sorry for the lack of posts. .
I am officially DONE with school. I just have a few revisions on my Final Project but that won't take long at all. All, in all it was extremely worth it. I came away from the program with a HUGE amount of respect for my professor, Dr. Durfield. For our final night of class he invited us all over to his home (which is amazingly beautiful) and his wife served us dinner. It was really fun.
The interview with Children of the Nightwent extremely well. I am super excited. They didn't say when they would contact me, but maybe it will be within the week.
I am filled with mixed emotions about leaving the church as a job and moving into something I have NEVER done before. I am sad, and yet super thrilled. I feel really confident that this is the Lord's timing. We'll see what happens.
On a side note, the plummer is here right now fixing our washer and dryer, this is a good thing because finally I can wash my clothes again!!! Praise the Lord.

And now for The Friday Five:

You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?
I would call Justin first.

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?
I would pay back my student loan for school.

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?
I would buy Justin this midi sequencing system that he used in his last class.

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?
absolutely, I would give a lot of money to my church, specifically to buy some vans.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?
Yes I would, but I have no idea how so I would have to ask some smarter people than me!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Monday, January 26, 2004

The weekend is over. It was fairly eventful. Saturday Night I went with some friends to the CSUN Men's Basketball Game. They won and it was a fun game to watch. My friend Karen's husband Jamie gets real into these games so it was hilarious to listen to him yell and heckle the other team. I laughed.
Sunday morning was church and after that a rousing game of basketball. I stink so badly at basketball it is hard to believe I once played for Bubank High School. It was fun nonetheless.
Sunday Night I went with some friends to the House of Blues to hear Tyrone Wells and our friend Mark Chipellos band Stafford. I really enjoyed Tyrone's set and Stafford wasn't bad either but it seemed as though when Stafford came up to play it became social hour. People were chatting up a storm instead of listening to the music.......SO annoying.
Sunday was also an eventful day because Justin told me that for the past two days I have had BAD BREATH!! This is actually pretty unusual for me but he said for some reason its been bad the past two days. Upon reflection, I think that it is because I have had a sore throat. I haven't eaten anything real different but I also have been using a different toothpaste. I am glad Justin mentioned it to me, but at the same time it is sorta embarassing. This morning I checked out WebMD so I am going to try and wipe this problem out. I will let you know.
As I said it was a fairly eventful weekend. Now its Monday. Tomorrow is my last night of class and the big news of the week is I have an interview with
Children of the Night on Thursday. DON'T TELL ANYONE YET. I will let you know what happens.
Okay, have a great day!

Friday, January 23, 2004

Last night Justin and I went on a date (hee hee) to Universal City Walk's Tony Romas. It was super yummy and as usual I had the baked potato soup and Strawberry Daquiri.
As we were leaving City Walk I spotted someone note worthy. Theo from Road Rules. Now, I have not seen this show in about two years BUT I do remember this guys face. Justin had no idea who he was so I thought I would share that news with the blogging world!
Today is Friday and we all now what that means The Friday Five.
At this moment, what is your favorite...

1. ...song?
The New Amsterdams, Hanging on for Hope

2. ...food?
The Macaroni Grill, the make your own pasta!

3. ...tv show?
Celebrity Mole, now I think the mole is Mark Curry

4. ...scent?
The same as it has been since forever. Victoria's Secret Vanilla Lace body lotion!!

5. ...quote?
"It's okay buddy."

Well, thats it for now. Have a great weekend everybody.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Watched Celebrity Mole last night. Now I am convinced that the mole is Dennis Rodman. We shall see.
In other news, I interviewed with Jamba Juice today. I am excited about the potential of working there. I have always wanted to know how to make a killer smoothie, NOT TO MENTION OF COURSE that when you work at Jamba Juice you get a free membership to the gym across the street. This is actually why I want to work there BUT I did not mention that in my interview. I will keep you updated on whether I get this job or not.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Happy Wednesday!!
Tonight is my new favorite show and the only current TV show I am watching. Celebrity Mole!!!I know that you may think it is stupid and boring, but this game is awesome!! If you have ever played MAFIA, then you will love this show. Currently, after only viewing one episode I think the mole is Keisha Knight Pulliam (Rudy from the cosby show), but we shall see.
Tonight is also SURGE. It is our first week meeting since Winter Camp, and its always a fun one. I am excited.
So, yeah I am excited about today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Back from Winter Camp. It was a good weekend. Our kids had a wonderful time. I am thankful to be back in the world of working toilets and showers though I must admit.
Tonight is my second to last night of class. I couldn't be more thrilled!! Although I do have quite a bit of work to get done in the next week.
Then my search for the new job will begin. I am excited and nervous. We'll see what happens.
I also wanted to mention in my post this morning that I just love music. I think there is a lot of great music out there that not alot of people know about. Jill Paquette being one of them. I love this album. It has the rootsy, folk, acoustic feel to it. Not to mention that I think her lyrics speak right to the heart. Check her out for yourself. She's a winner!!!

Friday, January 16, 2004

Today we are leaving for Winter Camp today. I am excited for the weekend, we have some awesome kids coming with us BUT with school being so close to an end, I find myself feeling a little stressed!!! Oh well, I am going to let God be God and just sit back and be apart of it. Have a great weekend, talk to you guys on Monday.

And now, The Friday Five

1. What does it say in the signature line of your emails? Nothing

2. Did you have a senior quote in your high school yearbook? What was it? If you haven't graduated yet, what would you like your quote to be? Hmmm, i think it said something like, Life is an adventure. SHoot I can't remember the rest. Kat/Jenny do you know it?

3. If you had vanity plates on your car, what would they read? If you already have them, what do they say? I don't think anything, I am not into vanity plates

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say? I got a cute little glass heart with my name engraved on it for being in my friend Sarahs wedding

5. What would you like your epitaph to be? And she will be called an OAK OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, A PLANTING OF THE LORD FOR THE DISPLAY OF HIS SPLENDOR (Isaiah 61:3)

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

In other news, I just found out there is a new radio station out there.
Indie 103.1 FM. I have yet to check it out, but I am on the dial right now. Hopefully this will be a nice alternative to the amazingly dull, repetitious music that I hear on all the current stations. We'll see!!!

ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth

Then took the other as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads onto way
I doubted if I should ever come back

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference


Man, I love this poem. What a reminder, to not fear the road less taken. It reminds me of the passage of Scripture in Matthew 7. To go the narrow road, and enter through the smaller gate, and there, find myself with life.
I am encouraged this morning through these thoughts!!! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

As I mentioned before I am nearing the end of my time in the California college System, which I might add I could have completely done without (you may sense my bitterness). I am feeling such stress that I can not even seem to sleep well at night. For the past two night I have had dreadful dreams that wake me up feeling rattled and unnerved. Here is part of my beef: I needed a 1 unit science lab to complete my requirements for my Azusa Pacific University degree. So, I proceed to sign up for this class finding out that for 1 unit I will pay $405. This is a work at our own pace class. NO ONE IS TEACHING THIS CLASS TO ME!!!! Then I come to find out I have to take 3 field trips (paying for each) and complete 3 at home lab assignments (paying for all the crap as well). ALL THIS FOR A CLASS NO ONE IS TEACHING ME!!! I am so bitter. Then I have to answer all these questions, that I have no book for. I email the teacher and find out, I can look these answers up on the internet!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! This is such crap, a waste of time. Man, I am upset. Like I am not stressed out enough in this process, they need to make it worse by stealing my money and making me learn useless to me information!
needless to say, today is a bad day and I don't feel well. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

Saturday, January 10, 2004

So, recently I decided after many months of thought, to cut my hair. I cut it pretty short, considering how long it was. It is chin length and layered. NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, having shorter hair is much harder than having longer hair. At least with my head of hair, I MUST style my hair everyday or else it simply looks awful!!! I have in the past month shortened the length of time I must spend to about 25 minutes.........BUT still it takes time. But some benefits of my new quaff, are that now I can style my hair in about 3 different ways, whereas when it was long, I really almost always wore it back or up, simply because I was lazy.Overall, I like my new haircut, I think I needed a change. Plus, the awesome thing about hair, is that it grows back!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Happy New Year!!! Wow, I can hardly believe how quickly the holidays flew by. 2004 is gonna be a big year for me, I can feel it already. I have only 3 more classes left before I am officially DONE WITH COLLEGE forever!! This is very exciting. After that, I am going to be looking for a new job, a job that isn't working at a church. This is very exciting and yet very scary. I have worked at a church for my primary job since I was 17 years old, so it is what I know and where I am comfortable. Although recently I have felt a strong sense to move on into something else. We'll see where He leads me, this is really an exciting time!!