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Monday, April 26, 2004

alright, so this will have to be a super quick blog entry. right now i am in pei!!!! (how super exciting is that!) choir tour is going really really well... yesterday we sang in the most amazing church ever! well i do have to go! that is all... praise God from whom all blessings flow! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADRIENNE!

Posted by lowercaseg :: 10:22 PM :: |

Thursday, April 22, 2004

the story of a trip...

every once and a while i make the long and tretcherous trip from dorm 15 to the academic building of redeemer university college. a trip that includes such obsticals as: drifts (otherwise known as my pathway in the winter time), rivers (a.k.a. the parking lot during rainy weather), and forests (a.k.a. i'm from new mexico... there are more trees and the grass here grows substantially taller). this trip includes other perils as well, at any time an unknown speciman could intercept the mission, or, even worse, a daranged driver could decide that they no longer wish to wait for pedestrians... oh the amount of people one impatient driver could harm. if, by chance, i manage to conquere these obstacles, new and menacing challenges await me upon entering the building. foliage, posts, vending machines, and small cafe tables have been scattered about the hallway to prevent me from reaching my final goal: the book store. along this trecherous journey i met both people who encourage me along my path and those who hinder my progress, but in the end, i almost always make it to my destination... for the perils are not insurmountable and the encouragement is usually greater than the attemt to derail my mission (sidenote: this may be because the previously mentioned persons that try to hinder me in fullfilling my goal do not actually exist, they were created for dramatic purposes to make this story more climactic...end sidenote). upon entering the bookstore i immediatly experience a rush of relief... the goal has been attained, i arrived saftly at my desired destination and i am now free to peruse the contents of the bookstore at my leisure. for the most part this means just wandering about the bookstore, from shelf to shelf and doing what a procrastinater does best... avioding studying but finding something else to do. but, in spit of all the perils i faced on the way to the bookstore, there remains one danger greater than all of the others put together; a danger that threatens to pull me into its trap. this danger is the temptation to deny my dutchness and buy a book that i cannot afford. the lure to buy a book that i should not read before the pile of textbooks sitting in a pile on the floor of my room. this temptation is not an easy one to supress and on one particular day the temptation became to much. . there it was, on the humor shelf... the book non campus mentis world history according to college students. i knew that my bank account was dwindling, i knew that i would read this instead of my psychology text book. i caved, denying my dutch instinct and my practical sence i bought the book. up to the register i walked, hauling out my debit card, i payed for the book. the nice cashier placed it in a snazy redeemer campus bookstore bag, and i began the equally as perilous journey back to the dorm. thankfully, on this day i arrived back home saftly. i huridly opened my bag and excitedly flipped through the pages of my brand new book. as i did this i enjoyed the crisp pages and the arouma of "new book". aaahhh... how wonderfull. the best news of the day was that the book was great. filled with so many great laughs and overflowing with stress releaving potential, the book was great! since that day, i have made many more trips to the redeemer academic building, and even many more trips to the bookstore, but my purchase on that day has filled many a time with laughter and has proved to be a great means of procrastination.... for who could resist having fun with a book filled with things such as:

"babylon was similar to egypt because of the differences they had apart from each other. egypt for example had only egyptians, but babylon had summarians, acadians, and canadians, to name just a few."

"helen of troy launched a thousand ships in her face. the trojan war was faugh against the tories. the greeks finally won because they had wooden horses, while the trojans were only able to fight with their feet."

"caesar inspired his men by stating, 'i came, i saw, i went.' when he was assasinated, he is reported to have said, 'me too brutus.'"

"when they finally got to italy, the austrailian goths were tired of plungering and needed rest. italy was ruled by the visable goths, while france was ruled by the invisible goths."

"medieval people were violent. murder during this period was nothing. everybody killed somebody"

"kings resented popal authority. this caused the so-called divestiture controversy and lead to the bolivian captivity of the church. the french king moved the popes to arizona where he could keep an eye on them."

"charles v spent most of his reign aging"

"calvanists were the only ones who believed in pre-detonation."

...stay tuned... more to come... have a good night... and since it is 2 am on thursday, that would make choir tour only one day away!!!! :)

Posted by lowercaseg :: 2:00 AM :: |

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

DONE!!!! 20 pages and one sore hand later (gotta love those religion exams)... i am done with school for the year! hurray! now of i could only move my wrist everything would be perfect ;)
choir tour countdown: 2 days to go!
quote for the day " i believe in Christianity as i believe that the sun has risen: not only because i see it, but because by it i see everything else." C. S. Lewis

Posted by lowercaseg :: 1:31 PM :: |

Monday, April 19, 2004

here's to beautiful relaxing days!

spending time with friends, playing piano for an hour and a half, reading a book by c.s. lewis, and getting sunburn on my knees and nowhere else (gotta laugh at that!)... aaahhhh what a day! a day that was topped off by a great time at church in the box. for what else could cap of a day of enjoyment and rexlaxing more than a worship service! how incredible it is to worship God. not only that but i have had one of my alltime favourite songs stuck in my head all day long, an agnus dei that i sang at rehoboth last year (i admit it... i am indeed a choir geek ;). the words of the song still give me shivers... agnus dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. agnus dei qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem. Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace. so that is about it ... just the greatfulness to have a day of rest... to bad there are still those things called exams coming up... oh well, that worry is for tomarrow ;)

quote for the day: "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well."

countdown to choir tour: 5 days to go

Posted by lowercaseg :: 12:13 AM :: |

Saturday, April 17, 2004

random thoughts on useless trivia

random thoughts on useless trivia
-In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man. (hmmm... i wonder what exactly an 'ugly' potato is and did the men find the custom particularly endearing, my guess is not so much)

-Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol. (not surprised... i've been at university for a year;)

-The mad Emperor Caligula once decided to go to war with the Roman God of the sea, Poseidon, and ordered his soldiers to throw their spears into the water at random.

-Tiny Tim called his daughter Tulip after his 1968 hit 'Tiptoe through the Tulips'. (tulips, tulips, how exciting, I'M DUTCH!)

-Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" after his editor dared him to write a book using fewer than 50 different words.(gotta love doctor seuss... the man was a genius!!!)

-Grand Rapids, Michigan was the 1st US city to fluoridate its water in 1945. (hey thats cool... i live near there, to bad i have three cavities right now that need to be filled, the fluoride in the water must not have helped me to much.)

-The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.(i wish that were me!!!!)

-The average person laughs about 15 times a day.(i think this is sad, there should be much more laughter in the world!)

-The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words. (interesting)

-“Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo (that's super cool, i know some navajo, but only the words for yes, dry, where the red rock ends, white person, and hello subthoughth on this: wow those are random things to know!])

-The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap. (reminds me of a movie i saw recently...)

-In World War II, the German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet. (that would be terribly unfortunate)

quote:"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
-Mother Teresa
and the quote which comes from dorm 15: "if i didnt have a mouth, i could just sit here"

countdown to choir tour: 6 days to go!

Posted by lowercaseg :: 8:22 PM :: |

Friday, April 16, 2004

so much left to learn

before i really get into this post i would like to give a little bit of advise for any of you who might be thinking about starting a blog: never, i repeat, never start a blog in the middle exam week. i do not say this because i regret starting my blog site, nor do i think that blogging isn't fun (in fact it is quite enjoyable). BUT i say this in warning for all of you who might like to procrastinate... for i have found that working on formatting a blog and writing posts is a great way to procrastinate. the thought process goes something like this..."hmmmm... wow i have psych soon, i should start studying because i do have over 100 pages of notes, but then again... why not learn html, that sounds like fun too. oh and i should really work on getting all of the links on my blog that i think should be there... mabey i could upload some pictures, after all my exam isn't for another few hours..." so i gave into the lure of not cramming the different dissociative disorders into my brain for just a little bit longer and worked on my blog. anyway, that is my advise for the day. moving on to my thought of the day: in light of several discussions and various readings that i have come across i have once again been amazed by the amount of information out there to learn. i admit... i am a bit of on information junkie i.e. i have a great love for things like the history channel... which, by the way, does not come in with the bunny ears, or anything but some large cable or satellite plan... this is a fact that saddens me to the core! but, in all of my learning, my 14 years of schooling, i have not even scratched the surface of what there is to know. it astounds me and leaves me both a bit overwhelmed but incredibly excited. i have so many questions, and the answers are waiting to be discovered. the amazing thing remains though, that for every answer found there are so many more questions. gotta love that! so that is what my thoughts of today have been... that and reading different Christian positions on politics, which i was yelled at for doing by one of my fellow dormmates (ok, not really yelled at, but told i was crazy because i needed to do something fun... my response: this is!!! :) anyway, i should get going... a good night to all (especially those of you from redeemer...enjoy the beautiful weather in all of its glorious goodness! i love sunshine)

"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men."
c.s. lewis

choir tour countdown: 7 days to go

Posted by lowercaseg :: 6:14 PM :: |

Thursday, April 15, 2004

in light of studying for psychology all day... this seemed so fitting:

quote of the day: "if we cut off their tongues and forbid the christians speech, they love with their hands, with their feet and with their eyes, thye love always and everywhere unitl their last respiration. does anybody know how to take the
power of love from these stupid christians?" -romanian prision gaurd

Posted by lowercaseg :: 2:42 AM :: |

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

... so it begins... i dont really know what i am getting myself into by having a blog, but hey what can i say... looked like fun to me! in starting the blog i should have a bit of a disclaimer: if you stumble across this site at some time while you are scouring the web, 1. forgive the grammer... hate it (sorry english majors!) but who knows, i'm taking expository english next year... i guess that means improved grammer should be on the way 2. cant spell worth beans! have tried to improve on this, but if you happen to come across a word that is completly undecipherable, i apologize now! my advise: just skip over the word and continue on. 3. hate capitals. alright with those three things said, i continue on. i found the "what muppet are you quiz" on quite a few blogs today, and well i have to admit that i absolutly love the muppets! has to be one of my all time favourite shows!!!! so i took the quiz (fun times fun times) and here are the results:

You are Scooter.
You are a loyal, hardworking person, better known
as a doormat.

Going for stuff.
"Go For Broke!"

"15 seconds to showtime."

"300 New Ways to Get Your Uncle to Get You a
Better Job "

Coffee, clipboard, and Very Special Guest Stars.

What Muppet are you?
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i think the only dissapointing thing was being called a doormat, although for someone whose last name is often mistaken as doorknobs, i guess it fits. well it is now 2:11 am and i should most likely call it a night.. although i might have to go make some spagetti before i go to bed..mmmm sounds so good! but first the quote of the day: "that which the Holy Spirit has made you to hunger and thirst for, you ask for that" - c. h. spurgeon... God has called each one to a specific thing, placed a dream and a kingdom mission on our hearts! how cool is that :)!!!!!! and now, to spagetti and then bed!

Posted by lowercaseg :: 3:34 AM :: |