Sunday, November 30, 2008

Just What I Needed

And wanted...

I have spent the break with the people most loved around me. I've gone shopping, played games, ate food, gone out to eat, played the piano, sighted my gun in, and made caramel popcorn.

It feels like the holidays. And it's good to be...*sighs*...home.


(what a sloppy sentimentalist, psh)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Blogging on Blogging

Proving that I can quote without quoting a movie:
"I hate it that its 5:30 and its dark already." -Roommate Brent Lavy

Woke up from my nap this Sunday afternoon and on the way down the hall to the restroom Jesse asked me with curiosity in his voice,
"Are you happy thanksgiving's coming?"
"Yea." I replied in a deep and sleepy voice.
"Me too." He replied. "It feels like I have a little more joy in my heart."
I laughed out loud to myself. I honestly feel the same. It was just amusing to hear him say it.

Talked with Janeane, Paige, Sarah, Kimberly and Isaac at supper tonight. Apparently a bunch of Freshman don't like me. Reason is, I suggested to Mr. Profitt last year that blogging is a great way to improve your writing. We had to write personal essays for EC2 and I used part of a blog entry to write it. He liked the idea and now Mr. Singleton has started the blogging requirement in English Comp. Therefore, all these non-writers and novice bloggers now dislike me extremely. I'm even famous. Singleton mentioned my blog in EC1 class, which makes me smile with surprise. Anyway, we enjoyed a great conversation, laughed hard at morbidity, and I tried hard at amusing them with my wittiness.

Part of the conversation including an explanatory confession on my blogging style. I prefer when I can to exclude the personal pronoun, I. However, as just evidenced, this is not always possible. See beginning of paragraphs 2 and 3 for examples. I also use run-on sentences as part of my style sometimes, as evidenced in this post.

Leanna was heading back home and said something to me on the ramp tonight from a distance as I was going to supper. I didn't understand and walked up to her and said, "I'm sorry." She said something to the effect of, "You really were serious. You're in your slippers, and you have been in your room all weekend." Yes, ladies and gentleman I feel like a burrowing, hibernating mammal.

Thanksgiving its Thursday. What?!? It is?

I figuratively, "can't wait."

Method #3: Square Knot
Length: Medium
Difficulty: 2
Begin with the scarf around your neck hanging at even lengths. Take the left side and tie it by crossing the left over the right side and bringing it up through to form a single overhand knot. Pull it snug up to your neck as this is where the knot will end up being. Now take the right side and cross the right over the left, again pulling it through the loop as you would an overhand knot, only backwards. Summary: tie two knots by tying left over right and under, and right over left and under. It should look something like this:


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quoting Rules

Yes, there are etiquette rules to quoting movies and other media recordings. These are unwritten and unspoken rules, well, until now that is. Please find the following list a helpful and incomplete review of how to properly quote movies and include them for much humor in your daily conversations.

Rule #1: Always use quotations to add humor to conversations.

Rule #2: Use quotations in context. This is very effective.

Rule #3: Always interrupt when you've just thought of a brilliant quote. Louder, generally equals better. Especially when preceded by an "Oh, oh, oh!" or a gleeful hand clapping.

Rule #4: Always mix and match your quotations so that outsiders will never know what you are talking about.

Rule #5: Make sure to look at people weird when they stare at you for quoting movies and laughing hysterically.

Rule #6: Feel free to break all rules, when at any moment you feel they would hinder a delightful conversation full of riotous laughter.

Rule#7: Make a game of it. Quote back and forth from different movies, shows, and episodes, always keeping a theme or context in the quoting. This is much fun and increases bonding among friends and family.

Rule #8: Random is good. Always quote from movies in any pattern you wish. Switch from movie to movie without any warning.


Friday, November 21, 2008

A Pathetic Efficient Weekend.

Did I mention the feeling of excitedness I have for Thanksgiving? Yea, I'm going home next week. The break I long coming.

This weekend I am doing something that I have not done yet. I am practically locking myself in my room and avoiding most social contact. I considered taking the battery out of my cell phone, but don't want to be accused of hermitage. This anti-social behavior will help me complete the large amount of homework I have due on Monday.

I see the progress I'm making in Greek, and the hard work that preparing a sermon requires. Discipline and hard work, ech! Oh, how they get you places. Anyway, a few things figuratively call my name. Namely: shower, homework, food and Carlisa. I leave you with another scarf tying technique.

Method #2: Ascot
Length: Short, Medium, or Long
Difficulty: 3
Place scarf around your neck, and looking down you should adjust the length of the scarf so that left side is much longer. Take the left side and cross it in front of the right side and wrap it around back to the left side. Wrap it across a second time, then holding the knot with your left hand take the piece you just wrapped and tuck it from behind into the V-section right beneath your neck. Pull it through and let this section hang down in front. Adjust the knot by flaring the front piece, and pulling down on the back end of the scarf and pulling up on the knot of the ascot.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Grab Your Scarf. It's Cold.

So Monday I was accused of wearing all black due to my alleged mourning over the cold weather. This comment was due to my appearance of black dress pants, shoes, and a black fleece coat. However, I had a colored dress shirt and tie on and found it very offensive, that two souls would accuse me of being a mournful scrooge in this season of happy dragon-breath blowing!


This morning I donned appropriate attire and went jogging, to Christ Hospital and back. Oh, what a burning in my lungs. It made me feel so very joggeresque, and horribly, pitifully sick, and yet so alive.

Confession: My sleeping pattern is all out of kilter. Monday: 2 hours. Tuesday: 15 hours. Wednesday: 3 hours.

Only 4 more weeks of school left. I just need a break so bad. The holidays approach, and I am doing everything in my power to stay above being a wreck.Let's run away.

Method #1: Lark's Head Knot
Length: Medium to Long.
Difficulty: 3
Fold scarf in half. Place your hand in the loop on the top end of the scarf, and then lay the scarf around your neck. Your right hand should still be in the loop and your left hand holding the two ends of the other end of the scarf. With your right hand grab the two ends and pull through them through the loop. Pull the scarf around your neck, while tugging down at the two ends, and adjust snugly according to your comfort.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's Cold

So in light of the recent...snow, I am happy. I left church tonight with flurries in my headlights. Turned the music on loud and thought of [not] only cold and Christmas. I don't wanna be alone for my birthday. I'm tired and wish it would end. I'll be up, right after midnight. And then, wa oh, and then...

[τις ουκ αποθνησκει]
The one who is not dying,

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

600 AM

I wish something other than procrastination would motivate me for a little while.

Wait, I can think of something: σπουδαζω. (I hasten, make every effort.)

2 Tim. 2:15: Make every effort/do your best [σπουδασον] to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

I'm learning

−Σαμ (τις ουκ αποθνησκει)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Dismal Day

She told me, "Thank you for improving my cottage cheese." I'm so glad my life is fulfilled now.

A little Greek homework:
I will call to my Lord and he himself will answer me.
καλεσω προς τον κυριον μου και αυτος αποκρινσει με.

Today is a cold, wet, dismal day, and my heart is soft. Worked short, and ran to the store to acquire necessities. I even found much happiness there. Yes. Today is simply a fitting day to sell roses in the rain.

Also, I watched a squirrel dart across the road right in the path of an oncoming car. He slipped on the wet road as he scurried his little legs as fast as he could go, just barely missing being hit by the car, running up a tree to safety. I laughed after this scene unfolded before me.

Over the weekend I acquired some friends. Spike and Narcissus, respectively.

Narcissus is a particularly vain plant, he sits in front of the mirror all the time. I also added another lamp to my room. This one does not have a name, but neither do the other two. Why? I do not know.

I also put up several strands of Christmas lights around my room - the C-7 type. I, however, will not do the courtesy of posting a picture of the results. And for those who are bothered by my Christmas decorating, I do you the courtesy of saying, Get over it!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

That And So Much More

"Αγαπησεις κυριον τον θεον σου εν ολη τη καρδια σου και εν ολη τη ψυχη σου και εν ολη τη διανοια σου." Matthew 22:37

We prove our love for God by obeying his commands (I John 5:3). What is Christ's command? Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (Matt. 22:37) What a revelation - so simple, so paradoxical. While I must confess my failure, I here express my commitment and determination, to love God with all I've got.

Psychology research paper on Color Psychology handed in this morning. Pentateuch paper on the Sabbath due Monday. Lesson 12 Greek vocab due tomorrow. That and so much more...

The weekend lies ahead with some hope. Lying parallel to that hope is the discipline of homework.

Applied for a job at University Hospital.

And simply for the fun of it: ο θεος φως εστιν και εν αυτω ουκ εστιν αμαρτια. η καρδια μου περιπατει κατα την αληθειαν και ουκ ακολουθω ταις οδοις του κοσμου. ακουω της φωνης του κυριου μου και τηποσω τους λογους αυτου. δε πως περιπατησομεν εν εκειναις ταις οδοις ει ου γινωσκομεν αυτας;


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lacking Motivation

I found a dollar in the street.

So I can make this great barbecue chicken...

Your snowmen leads a tragic life...

Still dealing with this cold...

But in the great scheme of things...


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bandwagons, Animals, and Insights.

So it's been good to be home. And I don't say that casually, but yet at the same point I cannot remember the last time when it was bad to be home. In either case, things turned out to be better than I expected. So that's the advice, lower your expectations and then you'll be surprised...Just joking.

Fall is definitely here - showing its face more than it dares to in Cincinnati. It reminds me of a couple years ago, driving home on the highway, windows down, music up, little gray-green-brown leaves dancing across the road, trees in full color, and woodsmoke in the air. -And I just realized that I can't keep talking about autumn. Ech!

In other news, what a hype about politics! Ha.

I'm home with my sister and her friends for the weekend. Tomorrow is Rochelle's birthday and I'm home to help her celebrate. We went to a hayride last night. Complete with food, swing in the hay loft, corn maze, large fire, animals, and friends. (Notice how I join animals and friends at the end, and make the assumption that you would know that there would obviously be an actual real-live hayride.) Oh, what fun to sneak around in the corn, donning a t-shirt over my head and tying it behind to reveal nothing of my identity but my eyes to the people I would scare. And I did. Scare them, that is. Running to and fro, jumping, yelling and growling at innocent victims. Fortunately, my allergies to hay, straw, and dust didn't affect me as much as I dreadfully anticipated. Maybe it was because I sat on the first bandwagon on the hayride, thereby leaving behind the majority of the "fun" youth on the second wagon as they threw hay at each other, and turned each other into scarecrows. Yea, maybe that had something to do with it.

We also went down under the barn and petted the Democratic presidential candidates (two donkeys), well pet is a nice word, I more reached through the fence and patted the one donkey on its butt and watched as dust flew in the air. However, the calf redeemed the experience. I named him Buddy. I saw him and decided to pet him, so I just climbed over the small fence and went over to him. The little girls yelling scared him, but I eventually was able to coax him into letting me pet him, and he started sucking and chewing on my hand. It was a neat experience for me. Although I was questioned as to wanting to spend lots of time with the calf, I related to the questioners that I have always seen calves in the field and on farms and have never got a chance to pet them, or just even get close to one. Therefore I endeared the time I spent with buddy. Also, I got a chance to hold a black velvetine rabbit, so soft! However, equally enjoyable and more humorous was hearing Dani scream as the baby pig she was holding squealed up a storm. She was quite traumified as to its squeals and seeing that it did not like her terror, it promptly decided to relieve the situational stress by crapping over Dani. This brought me much laughter.

On the downside, I have been minimally sick with it getting increasingly worse over the past few days. Symptoms of sore throat and nasal congestion, and a little bit of laryngitis. Another reason to be home: Mom gave me a tea of hot water, vinegar and honey. I preffer adding extra honey, and it really is quite a throat reliever. My sickness has gotten so bad that last night there was so much mucus in my throat and esophogaus that after gargling with salt water and gagging I simply stuck my finger in the back of my throat and expelled it. However, I must say that it has been a pleasure hearing how low my voice has dropped - ridiculously low I tell you.

In all of this I'm trying to be estatic in Christ as Mer said in class. I was reading today and was struck by something. This is how we love God: by obeying his commands. (I John 5:3) I was thinking, what's the most obvious command about loving God? It came to me, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind." This is the most important thing in our life that we can do.

And that my friends is a good post.