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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Smörgåsbord

Fair warning: This blog might be a little lot disjointed.

1.
What sounds happier to you?


the beginning of spring

or


the end of winter

I must admit that I like the sound of the end of winter better.
It sounds like it's been long awaited, almost given up on – a hope realized.

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2.

All my hair is gone! Yep, I got a whopping 10 inches cut off!


It feels funny to run my fingers through it, but I'm loving it so far!
I'm having a little trouble getting the ends to stay under rather than turning out, but I'm hoping to get the hang of that soon.

It feels quite spring-y to me.

3.

Have you seen Phoebe in Wonderland?


I watched it a couple of nights ago, and I highly recommend it.
(It's an instant play option on Netflix.)

Elle Fanning, Dakota's sister, plays the main character, a little girl who has Tourette syndrome. I was seriously amazed at what a brilliant little actress that girl is.


I have a soft spot in my heart for people with Tourette's because the summer before last I got to work with a little 14-year-old girl who had it. This movie did such a good job of showing what people with the syndrome have to go through.



4.

Remember that time I embarrassedly admitted that I really liked Miley Cyrus's then-new song, "The Climb"?

Well, I have another confession to make. . .

I might really like her new song.


And I might kind of want to see her new movie as a result.

(I also might have thought that if I were Billy-Ray, I would have told my 17-year-old that she needed to wear more in the way of a top in her music video.)

What can I say, I just really like her voice!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Make-Me-Happy Mondays Tuesdays

Want to know what made me happy today (and the last three days)?

Not being on a schedule.

And I am exercising my lack of schedule by posting this on Tuesday rather than Monday.

So far on break I have:
  • designed two posters
  • read three chapters of my Spanish textbook (¡en español!)
  • read all of this book for my Spanish paper
  • read half of this book for my Spanish paper
  • outlined my Spanish paper
  • finally come up with a topic for my screenplay for narratives
  • downloaded a program that will make writing said screenplay much quicker/easier
  • read five chapters of my narratives textbook
  • met best friend Brooke's boyfriend
  • hung with best friend Lindsay
  • missed best friend Taylor
  • called my workplace from last year and secured a summer job
  • scheduled a much needed haircut
Which reminds me. . . I can't decide what to do about my hair!!!

Remember when I had this dilemma, oh, eight months ago?

Well, for several weeks I've been planning to get it chopped off like this...


And I've been majorly looking forward to it,
but I just keep thinking about best friend Emily's wedding this summer, and I can't DECIDE!

Bridesmaids (minus Brooke and Laura) and the lovely bride!
(My right arm has never looked more awkward than it does in this photo.)

Maybe I want it to be long for the wedding!? Can't decide!

I usually get it all cut off in the spring. In fact, 2009 was the first year in five years that I didn't get it all cut off

. . . as evidenced by this compilation photo I made while watching American Idol.

2005-2008 (clockwise from top left)

Am I ridiculous for making a compilation photo of my haircuts? YES.
Does it help indecisive and visually-learning people like me? YES.

The haircut is tomorrow at 4:00!
What to do? What to do? What to do?

More reading for Spanish. . .
Well, that I don't have much of a choice about.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thrilled

Remember those shirts I mentioned in the last post?
The ones we stayed up forever painting for Jenelle's election?

Well, we wore them today, and here's a pic:


I'm happy to say...

JENELLE WON!

Why, yes, that mustached man in the back is the vice president for student development.
And the crazy girl in the overalls is none other than Miss Sarah.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Make-Me-Happy Mondays

Dear blog,

It has been too long.
And I apologize for this.


I'm bummed that I haven't been able to keep up with this blog as much as I'd like to. I've kept up with MMHM's for the most part, but I feel like all of my recent posts have been about how much work I have to do. Every week I think the next week will be different. And every week I am wrong. There is simply too much to get done. I don't even know what to do about it.

But I am taking this short break from studying (for my marketing test Wednesday...bleh) for MMHM.

There have been a lot of things I have wanted to blog about recently:

1. That I recently learned that two of my all-time favorite people have gotten blogs

(She cared for Haiti before it was cool to care for Haiti. )

(He's kind of a celeb. Don't believe me?
I took a photo of a text message one of my friends got the other day from one of her friends, who happens to stalk follow him on Twitter.)


(And, okay, she spelled his last name wrong, but who cares?
She acted like she'd spotted a celeb.)

2. Asbury's switch from Asbury College to Asbury University

It feels much weirder than I expected it would. A bunch of board members visited the school to celebrate the switch, and one of them asked me what the students' general opinion of the new name was.

I said it was bittersweet.

Bitter because every memory until that point had been made at Asbury College, and it was sad to say goodbye to something we've loved so much, even if that something is only seven letters.

Sweet because I think we all feel like the best is yet to come for this place. It's so exciting to see where it's headed with the new buildings and programs, etc., etc., and to know that the Lord who has brought Asbury to this transition will never change. [Why, yes, we did sing "Great is Thy Faithfulness" in chapel on Friday ("Thou changest not; thy compassions, they fail not / As thou has been, thou forever wilt be"). Good choice, chapel song pickers.]

So what's my first memory at Asbury University? Staying up until 2:00 a.m. on Friday night to paint variations of "Vote for Jenelle" on pink t-shirts. Oh, how I love campaigning for things. Pictures to come.

Also, having my picture on the site. Is it lame that I'm excited about that...because I am.


(Can you spot me?)

3. That I haven't had time to watch American Idol

That is when you know this girl is busy. When she hasn't watched American Idol. But this week will, in fact, make week number 3 that I haven't watched my favorite TV show in the history of time.

I know. I have to quit something.

4. That I think Burger King should SUE THE CRAP out of Justin Timberlake and Timbaland for writing this ridiculous song


We talked about trademarks in marketing class about three hours ago, and with this song in mind, I asked my prof. if a company could sue somebody for using their slogan and win in court.

And he said yes.

So please sue away, Burger King Corp. (or IHOP, for that matter) because I'm pretty sure Justin Timberlake has a ton of money and is making even more off that song.

(I'm not even sure why it bothered me so much. Maybe it's all my PR classes. If I worked in Burger King PR, I would not be too happy with JT and his buddy.)

4. Various other things that I am now struggling to remember
Perhaps that is a pointless thing to say, but it is true.

Oh, oh, wait. I remembered one.

5. That I think this movie looks really interesting.


6. What made me happy today

Which was getting a text message from Abby saying, "Cookout at 6:30!"
Because, let me tell you, friends and hamburgers are just about the best study break there is.

What made you happy today?

*Disclaimer: this blog was not, in fact, posted at 5:26 Monday as indicated. That is when I started the post. It was actually published on Tuesday morning. Sorry, Monday.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Make-Me-Happy Mondays

What made me happy today was writing
3-1-10
at the tops of my papers.

Because February means

snow
and slush
and bitter winds,

but March

means blossoms


and green grass


and sunshine.


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