Saturday, October 29, 2005

New lyrics

I forgot to mention last night that my dear sweet study buddy, Lisa, got more lyrics wrong. There were two songs but I can't remember the other one. This is the same woman who messed up Margaritaville, 'member?

Anyway, long boring story of how we got to the topic but I was singing, "My bonnie lies over the ocean, my bonnie lies over the sea...." Lisa, in all her educated wisdom thought that it was "BODY" instead on "BONNIE!" Now I'll give her that probably a lot of people might think that but it is still funny.

oooh, it doesn't take much to entertain me.


You have got to see this and turn the sound up. Not offensive and fun for all. Someone from work told me about it and it's a riot! Apparently these two kids were wasting time and not studying (hmmm, sounds familiar) and now they have some sort of commercial gig with Nikkon, maybe? I can't remember. Maybe I could waste some more time trying to find out. It's an Asian company that starts with an "N" I believe.


You can also find this by going to Google and searching for 2 Chinese students. It's the 2nd listing that comes up.

Friday, October 28, 2005

My life

I was talking with a friend last night about community. I love living in community. I'm brainstorming ways to get to know my own apartment community, and I'm kinda excited about that opportunity when my thesis is finished. Anyway, in case you haven't taken a moment to check out my links. Here's a fun one to see one of my most favorite communities here in the Frozen Tundra. Click here and go to ministries and singles and enjoy the fun. Would also love to know what you think of our goals, schedule, etc and any ideas that you have for our group.

Well, Lynnae and I are heading to the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning in downtown St. Paul. Then Craig is going to fix my car for free (minus supplies). Then Jeff and I will go buy some wine and make supper for Richard and Lynnae and then we all head to the church to watch Craig's horrible movie. I love these people and God really blessed me with this church community.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Try this one

An old college friend is posting to this site and I have not read it all, but have now happened upon what appears to be a blog worth visiting. By the way, the one I know is Gentry.

Every Square Inch

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

my job

Does this help explain why I hate my job. Oh, and notice that I am posting a very unflattering photo of me (referencing previous comment by the Friar).

Time for a cup of tea!

Found some more tasty tee, my friends. This one came to me from Shawna (links to her blogs on side). I've only had the Mint Energy but it's delightful! So smooth! Better than this green tea I"m drinking right now that I forgot about and steeped a bit too long. Anyway, I don't think I get anything free for linking these folks on my blog (I did for Adagio though, yea!). Now to find out if the tea is available here and if it's cheaper here or online. Oftentimes, when shopping online the shipping makes it all the same. Anyway, I ramble. May you all have a glorious day, filled with the joy of the simple treasures of life -- like a nice glass of hot tea!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

The theses sorta roll on...

"He's long dead. You can quote me on that." Words of delirious wisdom from my study partner, Lisa.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Can you believe this one?

OK, I am not a sports fan of any kind really, although I am a bit mournful about my dear Cards not making it to the Series. Anyway, even though I'm not a sports buff, I don't really think that anyone would count this as a real sport. You have got to check this out! Let's all revert back to childhood for just a moment, shall we...with...that's right... rock ..paper..scissors!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Texas Laura

She's on a roll and has posted 3 times this week! Be sure to check her out on the link to the side.

The Lottery...

As I lay in bed last night, I prayed for whomever might win the lottery. That the Lord would guide them and help them as they dealt with everything that might come with the sudden wealth of over $3million. I was sorta hoping for that to convince God to let me win, but I don't live in OR. bummer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Time for another

Hadn't added a photo in awhile so here you go.

This is from my trip in early Oct for Mike's wedding. I love these guys!


OK, I admit it. I bought 3 powerballs this morning. I paid $2.35/gallon for gas and then bought 3 tickets, one for each of us girls. I mean, really, as a friend mentioned, if God wanted to show me His grace and mercy this way, I want to humble myself before Him and allow for His will to be done in my life.

Sick & Dizzy

Now I've got a cold. Nothing really, might turn into a sinus infection, but life goes on, ya know.

I met with my advisor yesterday. The time line is longer than I had hoped but we'll make it work. Next major deadline is Nov. 4, then Nov. 21 for the entire thing and then defend the week of my birthday. Happy Birthday to me. yea.

I'm going to proof Ch. 2-3 tonight so that I can email to my prof tomorrow. Then go to praise band worship, yup, praise band worship. I think I said yes in the fog of my cold. yikes! I can hardly hear myself because I'm so stopped up right now, we'll see how that goes. Then cokes with a few friends and home to bed.

The school is calling me the next 3 days. ick. OK, I'm all about education, but you have to really want it. It's a royal pain in the butt.

Friday, October 14, 2005


I am currently wearing a diamond ring belonging to a patient. It's beautiful, but not mine. I am just the caretaker for a short time. I'm so nervous that I'm going to lose it and get sued or something. I'm not enjoying the gift of the moment. I am wearing a lovely DIAMOND!

I do this a far bit in my life. Not wear diamonds that aren't mine, but not using what I've been given. I'm a saver. I'll save something for a 'special occasion' and then it goes bad. This could be as simple as a box of corn muffin mix having wevils. It could be waiting to say something important about Jesus to someone special until just the right time and missing the 'time' altogether.

Why do we wait? Why not dive in and enjoy the diamonds? Those little (and sometimes big) treasures that God puts in our lives for a season should be well, treasured.

My prayer for those reading is that you will have open eyes to see the treasures that are in your life and jump on them, use them to their fullest joy. Who knows what the Lord might show us and bless us with through that gift?

Wait, the patient has returned. It's time to give back the diamond.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Mark your calendar NOW!

Ladies and gentlemen, now is the time to start planning.

FEB. 28 IS SHROVE TUESDAY AKA PANCAKE DAY! You will find their site under my links. Now that Sarah-Ruby has moved back home, she will be qualified to run in the International Pancake Race again. She's already started training! I'm so proud (and a bit jealous) that I can burst!

I don't know where I'll be in Feb as a whole, but I will guaran-damn-tee ya that I try my hardest to get to L-town for all of the festivities. Yee-haw!


Last night I scored tickets through a friend, to go to a MN Wild hockey game. They were good seats and we won 6-0. We had such a great time. I'm not s sports enthusiast, nor do I understand hockey fully (although I do know that they have new rules this year that are supposed to help increase scoring) it's great when your team is winning. There was also one good fight, which is really what hockey is all about, doncha know.

Yea! Went to hockey in the Frozen Tundra and walked a mile back to my car in the rain, but at least I parked for free! Oh, but I did eat a sausage with onions, cheese curds, mini-donuts and a coke. Hey, I shared the curds and donuts! Since the ticket was free it was ok. Kinda like drinking diet pop with a candy bar. It all evens out.

A great big thanks to Lynnae for hookin' me up with the ticket! Hooray!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

randomness from my world

As I start typing, I have no idea what will come forth here, which is an interesting turn of a phrase seeing as how one patient near me just puked. yea.

I'm looking for a job all over, not madly, but I'm ready to move on. Trying to focus on the ol' thesis, but somedays you have to take a break, you know. Looked at jobs with the State of Kasas today. Don't think so. Random things that I think to look up, really.

Boss is on the phone, guess I should actually do work today...

Monday, October 10, 2005

a bit bummed

My dear friend, Shari, from CO was supposed to visit this coming weekend, but plans change. Now it will be Dec until I get to see her. woa is me. Life goes on and I'll get more library time this way and when she's here, I'll be finished with the thesis, and we can celebrate our birthdays together, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I ramble and it's time for a pop. Started reading a book the Friar loaned me last night which is good, and thought provoking in an odd way. It's about a woman who loves living in her small town and OPENS A CAFE. Lot to think about. Enjoying it though. Bad to read something for fun in the midst of study crunch time, I'm too easily distracted. Off for some hot tea to warm the bones and pop to get them moving!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Pet Peeves

Inspired by a response on another blog...

EVERYONE should wear a seatbelt. ALL THE TIME while riding in a vehicle. More people die from NOT wearing their seatbelts than those who do not. Unfortunately it's not always a quick and painless way to meet the Lord, either. But a horrible and terrifying experience for everyone. Where's the good in that I ask?

Also a pet peeve of mine -- people who park in the handicapped space without proper markings (license or sticker or tag or something).

Oh, yea, the TP should come over the top and you should always squeeze from the bottom of the tube of toothpaste, just like the directions say.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Thesis update

I met with my advisor this week and she thinks that I can still meet the deadline of Thanksgiving. YEA! YIKES! and OHMYGOSH! Guess where I'm going tonight -- the school to work on the paper, surprise.

Wedding Reception Fun

It became the rule that everyone who sat at our table had to pose with the flowers. I have more that are still on the roll in my camera and will add them when they're finished. Enjoy the fun! Clint, Miss Kara (can you believe that she's a freshman in high school?) and Mom (can you see where I get it from?)

The latest wedding

I went to Colorado last weekend for my cousin Mike's wedding. It was so awesome and I'm so happy for him. Here are a few shots for you to enjoy.

The first shot is of my mom wearing the new pair of sexy shoes that I got and wore to the wedding. They are super fun and have about a 2.5 inch heal. Crazy!

The next one is Aunt Loly and me and I love my Aunt Loly! She is in her 80's and a hoot! It's her grandson, Mike, who got married. Isn't she pretty in pink.

Speak of the devil, the next photo is Mr. Groom himself, Mike. I didn't get a good shot of Kristy, bummer.

The final shot is my dear friend, the Friar, who was willing to hang with my family and carry my purse. (It's a good thing it matched his shoes!)

New job

I have just applied to be a hotdogger for Oscar Meyer. How freakin' cool is it to think that I might be able to drive the Wienermobile across the country! I'll keep you posted.