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Thursday, December 30, 2004

o canada how i miss you!

about 2 years ago (i think... being away from your own country makes events seem a bit more relative on the time line ;) the us updated their 20 dollar bill... adding some rather unfortunate colours to the whole thing and mini stamped 20's to the back. to my horror... the 50 has now been updated too... and i had my first encounter with it today... it was at that moment that i really did miss the very nice and colourful canadian money that i have grown accostomed to (oh and tangent but along the same lines... i'm still trying to get used to using dollar bills again;)... this has caused a few problems but they are mostly over by now :)

Posted by lowercaseg :: 6:43 PM :: |

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

a cheese box bus

everyonce and a while i think that having a small bus that i could drive around would be kind of fun... just think of the possibilities- you could refurbish the whole inside and have all sorts of comfy seats and tables to play games on (kind of like a motor home, but for more people and a bit cheeper to buy ;) just imagine the fun road trip possibilities! :) the only problem i can forsee is finding a parking space with ease (although regular size buses dont seem to have to much of a problem with the whole thing ;)

Posted by lowercaseg :: 6:02 PM :: |

Saturday, December 25, 2004


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Friday, December 24, 2004

1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being likeminded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself
and became obedient to death–
even death on a cross!
9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Posted by lowercaseg :: 8:09 PM :: |

Sunday, December 19, 2004

oh what a night...

on a cold and blustery sunday night they gathered- tried and true athlets hailing from across the united states and canada. the reason for such a gathering of unbelievable talent : the box olympics- that event many hold near and dear to their hearts. a win at these olympics turns the athlets into legends and heroes- their feats forever ingrained in the memory of their countrymen and fellow athletes. on this night the compitition was intense. each of the four athletes sat facing eachother with determination burning in their eyes; the first round began.

round one:
requirements- toss a box into the air with only the use of the contestants feet... elements can include whatever the athlete deams useful in thier efforts. each contestant has 2 tosses. contestants must name thier tosses

claire's first toss: the two foot toss with a jump up and sit down score: 7,5,5
kimber's first toss: the one foot flip and spike score: 10,7, 7.5
tal's first toss: the one foot toss to the wall and bounce score: 0,0,0
gayle's first toss: the one foot suspended toss score: 8,7,9
the second tosses

claire: the foot toss leg twisty score: 3,4,4
kimber: upsidown swan dive with bounce score: 10,9,8
tal: charging bull meets bad dogs score: 1,1,3
gayle: tal broke the box so i have to do something different, score: 7,5,2
score high!

and so the first round came to an end with kimber taking the early lead, gayle close behind, and claire in a close third. tal faced many dissapointments in this round... such as breaking the equipment and only managed to come out of round one with 5 points. she was suprisingly optomistic about her chances and said, "i faced a rather unfortunate mishap in the first round, but i will come back strong in the next rounds. i have worked very hard preparing for this compitition and i will make my friends and family proud! hi mom!"

round two:
requirements- the requirements for the second round are the same as the first round with the exception that the box must be upsidown.

first tosses:
claire- the even better two foot backhand foot catch score:4,5,4.5
kimber- the spin and dry score: 4,3,3.5
tal- a night on the town score:6,5.5,8
gayle- water polo player score: 8,8.5,8

second tosses:
claire- the getto butty toss score: 3,3,2
kimber- rodeo cowboy score:8,8,10
tal- welcome to my dictaotorship score: 7,6,10
gayle- dance of the dying bug score: 8,7.5,6

thus ended the second round of play. each athlet had truly brought there best to this round, and the compitition was truly begining to heat up with only one more round to go. kimber although giving a thrilling performance in her infamous rodeo cowboy toss, was a bit dissapointed by her spin and dry, "it's a new toss for me and i have been working on getting it right. tonight i just didnt do it as well as i could have, and at the end of my toss all i could do was hold the box in shame and try to get the true drying element incorperated into my toss. i am thankful that i was able to pull my score back up in the second round of tosses with my old favourite, the rodeo cowboy!" and so the players prepared themselves fo the last and finale round. the round that would forever determine their fates... the grand finale event!

the grand finale event:
requirments: the box must be tossed by the feet but the box may start in any possition. there needs to be at least two hits after the toss with and extra element. the toss must have a coherent theme. each contestant will have one and only one toss and the score of this one toss will be doubled.

claire- ode to the gymnast score: 6,6,4.5
kimber- the falmouth circle score: 2,5,2.5
tal- my hat- it has four corners (complete with pre-toss poem) score: 6,9.5,7
gayle- what exams do to me score: 2,3,7

as the final scores were tallied, the anxious opponents waited quitly trying to reflect fully on the compitition they had just participated in. after several excruciating moments the loadspeaker boomed and the final results were declared....

in forth place.... claire fleetwood!
in third place, winning the bronze... talitha dykstra
and in a stunning tie... kimber ebels and gayle doornbos take the gold! the crowd went wild and kimber and gayle rose in the air, hands clenched in fists of triumph. in talking to them afterwards gayle remarked, "sharing this victory is more wonderful then i could have ever imagined. kimber and i have been training partners and friends for so long and i am honoured to share this with her!" kimber concered that the sharing of the championship was an incredibly awesome experience.

and so, another year of the box olympics drew to a close, the compitition was great and fun times were had by all. and, besides from the sore stomachs, no injuries were suffered! the olympians celebrated a successful event and looked forward to the next time when in the bleak of winter, they would gather together to aviod the terror of text books and ingage in the BOX OLYMPICS!

also reporting on this event the daily krimbit times

Posted by lowercaseg :: 11:42 PM :: |
one of those days when the totaltiy of my brokeness smacks me right in the face...

mystery of mercy

I am the woman at the well, I am the harlot
I am the scattered seed that fell along the path
I am the son that ran away
And I am the bitter son that stayed

My God, my God, why hast Thou accepted me
When all my love was vinegar to a thirsty King
My God, my God why hast thou accepted me
It’s a mystery of mercy and the song, the song I sing

I am the angry man who came to stone the lover
I am the woman there ashamed before the crowd
I am the leper that gave thanks
But I am the nine that never came

You made the seed that made the tree
That made the cross that saved me
You gave me hope when there was none
You gave me only your Son

My God, Lord you are
My God, my God, Lord you are

-caedmon's call

Posted by lowercaseg :: 2:11 PM :: |

Friday, December 17, 2004

non-campus mentis

around this time of year, my dear friend jo and i pull this book off of our shelves for a bit of entertainment and stress relief. the last time left me with a sore stomache from so much laughter. so i thought to myself... why not post some of these on the blog again!? i apologize if there are some repeats from before... but the last time i posted some of these it was last year, so i cant completly remember which ones i posted before...
anyway... from the pages of exams, term papers, etc gathered from various universities compiled by anders henriksson:

from the rise of christianity and the fall of rome:
"eventually the christians started the new religion with sayings like, "the mice shall inherit the earth." later christians fortunatly abandoned this idea.

"many of the theories about the fall of the roman empire were totally not possible, and some of them were. this included more than enough religion, too much slavery, not enough water, and smoking from lead pipes."

from the "age of revolution" section:
"another problem was that france was full of french people. dickens made this point in the the tail of two sisters, which he required us to read."

"yorktown was sight of robert e. lee's greatest victory. washington defeated the allies at gettysberg. he was the first and only president to be elected anonymously by the electoral college. thomas jefferson was president, founder of the university of virginia, and author of the decoration of independence. "

from the political conflict in the 19th century section:
"workers voted for conservatives because they believed in unemployment."

"liberals insisted on a lily fair economy, where it was hands off lily."

"another man to influence the state and others was karl marx, who advanced his theory of dialectical maternalism. his ideas about revolution, condos, and superman intrigued many. according to marx the stages of history are canabalism, slavery, fuedalism, capitilism, and back to canabalism. these are the moods of production."

"amoung the goals of the chartists were universal suferage and an anal parliment."

from the russian revolution section (titled rasputin mets the zeitgeist)
"nearly everybody breathed a sigh of relief when the communists were able to restore chaos"

"lenin rose to power by promising 'peace, love and reds.' the civil war "team colours' were red and white. trotsky hoped only for a military insertion. meanwhile all the liberals could do was try to give a goat to democracy."
from the "age of now" section:
"the historicle period ended shortly after world war II-III."
"the public appears no brighter than a herd of lemmings spreading toward a cliff. thus has our stream of consciousness developed a waterfall."

Posted by lowercaseg :: 5:51 PM :: |

Sunday, December 12, 2004


so there it is... an areal photograph of rehoboth new mexico! slightly scary that there is an areal photo of every town in the us... but hey it was exciting to find all the places that i lived while at rehoboth ;) aaahhh... the wonders of procrastination! thanks kimber for leading me to such a wonderful site! ;)

Posted by lowercaseg :: 1:50 AM :: |

Friday, December 10, 2004

in the scatterdness of my papers...

i find myself wishing for some type of invention that would make it possible for me to think of what i needed and have that thing beep, or yell, "hey gayle, i'm over here on the very bottom of the piles surrounding you, or start jumping up and down, or break into glorious song. mmm... it would be nice ;). organization, how i need to work at it ;)

Posted by lowercaseg :: 4:38 PM :: |

Sunday, December 05, 2004

a glorious and inexpressable joy

it's at times like these when i wish that i was a brilliant writter, able to express in words the enormous feeling upon my soul at this very moment. but instead i sit here speachless, unable to put into words the increadible journey that singing the Messiah has been. last night's performance was unreal. friday's performance, although still great, had left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. and although i tried to "get over the amens"- i could not ignore the feeling of telling The Story and not afirming it on a resound AMEN, so be it! but saturday's performance will be engrained in my memory forever as a time of true and glorious worship. i have sung for many years, and never have i been witness to such God glorifying, intense, communal praise! being a part of this worship was humbling and i feel incredibly blessed to have tasted God's glory in such an incredible way. a glorious and inexpressable joy. a glorious and inexpressable joy! the joy that caused your insides to feel like they might burst, rising from your stomach and bursting to every part of your body. a joy that causes your very soul to sing in ways that you never knew it could, and causes you to look totally and completly upward in utter amazment at the God you serve. your face cannot contain it and your eyes burn for the tears are welling up. and you are left speechless becasue no words can ever begin to express the God given joy inside. so blessing and honour, glory and power, be unto Him! for the gift of last night, for the answered prayers, and for his almighty hand working through us, and the amens still ringing in my head. i will never forget last night!


Posted by lowercaseg :: 1:06 PM :: |

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

the blue screen of death

so yesterday morning i went to turn on my computer (never a good start to a story;) and tried to turn it on. a screen poped up asking me if i wanted to start in safe-mode... i thought nothing of it... this has happened before and so i just clicked start normally and watched that nice little windows xp thing come up and then after about 30 seconds a blue screen took over and my computer promptly shut down. i thought, oh this doesnt seem to be good... but i'll try again, this time in safe mode... same thing, safe mode with networking capabilities... same thing, trying to open normally again... same thing. about this point my thought had gone from "this doesnt seem to be good" to a stage of utter panic. since everything had gone past the point were i could try and fix my computer i didnt really know what to do. so i went downstairs (to another dorm) there my fears about what was happening were intensified when they labelled what was happening as "the blue screen of death" i thought... oh so this is indeed not good at all! but things began to look up when my friend jason (from the downstairs dorm), a computer science major came up and said that he would help me try and find out what in the world was going on with my computer. 5 hours later, we had loaded another version of windows onto my comp., recovered the files from the old version of windows on my com., transfered "my documents" to jason's server, completly wiped everything off my comp., reloaded windows again (completly reformating my hard drive), transfered my documents from jason's server back to my comp., and then reloaded all those nesserary programs (like microsoft word) back onto my comp. at which point i breathed a huge sigh of relief (especailly becasue i recovered the paper that was due yesterday... almost in time to turn it in, but not quite ;), and became incredibly thankful for people who know how to fix things like computers and who are willing to spend 5 hours doing it!

tangent: this morning in chapel i realized, all of a sudden, that it is really getting close to x-mas... this year is going by so fast!

Posted by lowercaseg :: 2:18 PM :: |