Monday, June 16, 2008

My new bev

It's official.
I'm addicted.


Things I have learned today:

- My dad loves Rush Limbaugh. I definitely do not.

- Taking a generic-brand "sleep aid" pill for insomnia may not be the best idea.

- I should never eat Chinese food on an empty stomach.

- If I paint my nails black, my brother will make snarky comments.

- Manbabies are hilarious.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


What was I doing:
- 10 years ago: with my family and working at a bookstore? I think?
- 5 years ago: Taking summer classes and working at Curves
- 5 months ago: Working at the Community Voice

5 things on my to do list today:
1 - Do some laundry
2 - Spend time with Dad for Father's Day
3 - Watch more Dawson's Creek dvds (God bless Netflix)
4 - Upload some photos to
5 - Call Casey

5 Snacks I enjoy:
1 - Pretzels with peanut butter
2 - Cheese + crackers
3 - String cheese
4 - Trail mix
5 - Granola bars

5 things I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire:
1 - Buy a new car
2 - Buy a luxury apartment
3 - Buy gifts for everyone I love
4 - Open a bookstore/cafe and staff it with family and friends
5 - Find charitable causes in which to invest

5 of my bad habits:
1 - Oversleeping
2 - Overspending
3 - Wasting hours online
4 - Giggling at inappropriate times
5 - Eating junk food

5 places I have lived:
1 - Holly
2 - Fort Wayne, Indiana
3 - Upland, Indiana
4 - Boyne Falls, Michigan
5 - I'm out

5 jobs I have had:
1 - Telemarketer
2 - Bookstore shelver/cashier
3 - Receptionist
4 - Curves trainer
5 - Managing Editor

5 things people don't know about me:
1 - I can be very judgmental/critical
2 - I'm addicted to old-school Super Mario Bros
3 - I don't like parties very much
4 - When I've been around people all day, I feel very drained
5 - I can't go to Target without buying something

Friday, June 13, 2008

A gift? For me? Really?

Last Sunday at church, we took a Spiritual Gifts Discovery Questionnaire.

My top three gifts:

Creative Ability = "
the ability to forward God’s kingdom through creative skills such as music, drama, graphic arts, writing, painting, sculpting, etc."

Mercy =
"the ability to show genuine compassion and help those who are suffering or distressed."

Encouragement = "
the ability to give words of comfort and counsel to others in such a way that they feel helped and healed."


These things seem to suit/describe me well, but I seriously need to utilize them more frequently. Squandering a gift is so very unwise.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

count your many blessings, count them one by one...

Good things lately:

+ On Friday, I had an excellent mail day. I got some "fashion specs" in a package from Annie, and also, a card from a lady at church whom I barely know. She had evidently heard from a friend about how I'd lost my job, because inside the card was a $100 bill. Amazing. I cried. On Sunday, I gave her a crushing hug and thanked her excessively. All she kept saying was "God is good."

+ I saw The Darjeeling Limited and thought it was excellent.

+ In Utah with Annie, we were watching season 4 of Dawson's Creek, and I loved it. I am now ordering it from Netflix, and I'm addicted. Why did I stop watching that show in season 2? ...Oh yeah, 'cause I thought I was "too old" for it. So much for that. Perhaps one is never too old for teen melodrama.

+ This week I've gotten a few actual responses from jobs I've applied for, and even when they're negative, like "I'm sorry, but I don't think you're right for this position..." I still appreciate it, because even a definite "no" is better than sitting around waiting and wondering.

+ I got some actual prescription glasses over the weekend, and cannot believe how much better I can see now. And I actually enjoyed my very first optometrist appointment (it didn't hurt that he's young and dreamy). Wal*Mart vision center was cheap and also offered a very pleasant experience. I love my new glasses. I can't stop taking self-portraits.

+ At Red Robin after church on Sunday, I had their Strawberry Ecstasy smoothie, and it was incredible. A new summer favorite. Maybe even better than the Frozen Mango at Panera.

+ Aimee's family shower is on Saturday. I am all about celebrating my niece's forthcoming arrival.

Monday, June 2, 2008

I watched Once last night.

It's a new favorite.

This was the song I liked best - Falling Slowly - for which Glen Hansard + Marketa Irglova won the 2008 Oscar for Best Original Song:

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Artistic brilliance

My dad sent me these. I love them.

Ceiling mural in a smoker's lounge:

Floor mural in a bathroom:


Related Posts with Thumbnails