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Mar. 23rd, 2006 | 05:54 pm

ok so i lied. i will probably still update this thing...but with just random posts and stuff about funny things. well maybe. i dont know. just check both, i guess.

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Mar. 23rd, 2006 | 10:14 am

i need a change.


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Mar. 21st, 2006 | 09:12 pm
mood: okayokay
music: josh groban

i've decided that i'm going to start using the "rich text mode" setting on here.  so now i can be creative and crap (note the brown color for crap).  pretty creative already, eh?

deke is my hero.
i just thought i should throw that in there
as my first creative endeavor.
he really isn't my hero.
or is he...?

all right but seriously.  today was pretty sweet.  i woke up to huge flakes of snow falling to the ground.  holler.  minus the part where icc didn't cancel class and traffic on 74 was backed up to the pinecrest exit.  4 people ended up showing up to lit.  that was pretty sweet.  it forced me to participate, i guess.  although, i usually just said, "i agree with (fill in blank with whoever last participated)" because i was spacing out.

nick taught me how to play "open the eyes of my heart."  i have the chords down, just not the strumming pattern.  i'm not too good at that.

bradley plays memphis on thursday.  i am really bummed because i have small group that night and i can't skip because i'm a leader.  gar.  someone needs to promise me that they will call every ten minutes with updates.  i really hope they win (and screw up other people's brackets so i don't look quite so dumb with -284 points...yes, that's how poorly i'm doing...they've started taking away points from me).

all right.  early bedtime for me tonight.

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Mar. 20th, 2006 | 09:57 pm

i know i just posted a little bit ago, but this was WAY too funny not to mention.

so i'm editing a friend of mine's english paper (he will remain unnamed to spare him the embarrassment). he is writing against human cloning. take a gander at what he wrote:

"Walking down the trail of human cloning will bring evil and never-ending suffrage."

i got a good, long, hard laugh from that. i hope you did too.

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Mar. 20th, 2006 | 09:20 pm
music: matt wertz


the games were incredible. purely incredible. in all honesty, i don't have any faith that bradley will beat memphis. but who knows, i didn't have faith when they played against kansas (i mean, seriously...kansas was in my final four). i hope they prove me wrong. and if you go to bradley, i hope you got to see the ghetto sweet sixteen sign they put in the quad (before they put up that diversity thing) in the morning. no joke, it had "bradley basketball, sweet sixteen" or something spray painted on like a bed sheet. don't go too overboard, athletic department/school in general/whoever takes care of that kind of stuff. but it really did make my day.

i'm going to bed soon. i'm really tired from this weekend. megan kept me up til 4am every night that i was there. and everyone knows how i go to bed at around 10pm every night.

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Mar. 15th, 2006 | 07:04 pm

i'm leaving tomorrow for megan's house!
then the bradley game on friday!

so i have to get a needle biopsy on my neck.
i'm kinda nervous.

i almost have a job.
it's about time.

k well i'm gonna go pack.

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Mar. 14th, 2006 | 10:22 pm
mood: embarrassedembarrassed

honestly. the most socially awkward moment of my life.

more on that tomorrow. i'm tired so i'm going to bed early.

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Mar. 13th, 2006 | 01:56 am
mood: sleepysleepy

i figured i might as well update this thing since i haven't in the past few days.

job hunting was actually pretty successful on friday. applied to starbucks, kade's coffee, and barnes and noble. we'll see how it turns out. then i went over to thanl's for a sweet bonfire with the guys and i finally got to meet keturah. she is probably my new favorite person. oh and i went on my first motorcycle ride on j's bike. it was so exciting (minus the part where my excessively large head got stuck in the helmet).

i did chores on saturday and then my family went out to dinner as a sort of birthday thing for amy and i. famous dave's was gooooood. i enjoy food immensely. then erin, aimee, and rachel came over and had ice cream cake at my house and watched 'pride and prejudice.' erin and i took some pretty sweet pictures of ourselves. not gonna lie. hopefully she'll send some of them to me soon.

today i went to grace then riverside. after riverside, a bunch of us ate avantis and went to starbucks. aimee and rachel met up with me there and we headed off shopping at the old mall and target. we would've gone out to the new mall except that it started raining and i don't do outdoor malls when it's raining. so we ran back to my house so that i could change, ate dinner at steak 'n shake, and then watched 'just like heaven' at aim's. 8pm rolled around and we headed over to the shorts for Bible study. of all people, adam sturdavant was there. crazy. so after we finally got started and finished with the actualy Bible study part of it, i caught up with him and some other people that were home for spring break. it was good.

this week is pretty much filled now. tomorrow, i have an interview at barnes and noble and then aimee and i are going to visit eric sometime in the afternoon. on tuesday, some of us are going down to u of i to visit emily and bushman. that night is ben/kurt's show in pekin. wednesday is open, i think. thursday, i'm going to indiana (megan's house!) with casey and daniel. friday is the bradley game in michigan (i called marty to rub it in earlier today; i'm such a good friend). i'm not really sure when we're coming home yet. we'll see...

so since i just got home from the shorts at like 1.30, i think i'm going to get some sleep. it's pretty late for me.

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Mar. 9th, 2006 | 05:43 pm
mood: jubilantjubilant
music: david crowder band

there have been a ton of thoughts in my head that i've wanted to write about in here but haven't really had the time to so they have just been stacking up in my head. but it looks like i have a little time right now so here we go...

i'm reading the book the ragamuffin gospel by brennan manning right now. it's awesome. there are so many good quotes that I could write about but I'll just highlight a few:

"In essence, there is only one thing God asks of us - that we be men and women of prayer, people who live close to God, people for whom God is everything and for whom God is enough. That is the root of peace. We have that peace when the gracious God is all we seek. When we start seeking something besides Him, we lose it."

"The Kingdom belongs to people who aren't trying to look good or impress anybody, even themselves."

"The difference between faith as 'belief in something that may or may not exist' and faith as 'trusting in God' is enormous. The first is a matter of the head, the second a matter of the heart. The first can leave us unchanged, the second intrinsically brings change."

i'm only in the third chapter and i am already loving this book. the first quote really hit me when it said "for whom God is enough." i know that i've been struggling lately with being content with God. i talked with alyssa about it a couple of weeks ago. it was mostly in the area of relationships and stuff...like any other single college age/high school girl. i wanted the comfort/closeness/security that a boyfriend brings. and that was definitely something i had been seeking. not in the sense of going out and telling guys that i like them but it just consumed my thoughts constantly. and the last part where it says "when we start seeking something besides Him, we lose it." i could definitely see that in my life. i was not at all at peace with God and i was far from being content with my singleness (i'm not sure if that's a word...). most of the discontent came from not having someone to talk to or to hug me and tell me that everything would be ok or even just the encouragement that i would normally get from ben. it's so easy to say "yah i trust God and He's more important to me than any person" but do we really believe that? it reminds me of the song lyric "let us not lift our souls to another." that was something i wanted so badly...to pour out my soul to a "special someone." in my mind, i didn't think that relying on God was enough...mostly because it was so hard to be patient and sometimes i really didn't hear Him responding to any of my prayers. this all goes along with that last quote about faith and trusting in God. it was so easy for me to say "yes i have faith" but i totally used it in the sense of just plain believing in God, not really trusting in Him. i guess that's something that i'm really trying to work on...shifting from the belief to the trust. the part in the second quote that really hit home was "even themselves." earlier in the book it talked about how people had started making faith about self and not about response. i guess that's something that i have been making it...all about me...not Christ-centered at all.

so that's all i got for you right now. i'm sure there was more that i wanted to type about but i just forgot because that whole thing was massive. i'm going to go shower and then hit up small group.

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Mar. 8th, 2006 | 06:01 pm
mood: goodgood
music: big daddy weave

i really love playing the guitar.
even if i am terrible at it.
just playing chords helps get my mind off things.
hopefully i have 'in christ alone' down before aim gets home.

angela got accepted into the doctorate program at muohio.
that means 5 years in ohio starting this fall.
i'm so happy for her but i'm going to miss her and joe.

she got on usa today?!
kinda makes me want to fall from the top of a pyramid.

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