Thursday, November 27, 2008

This year I am especially thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am SO thankful for my Jesus, my family(ies) and my friends.

I am also thankful for normal health, even though I don't currently have it.'s been a long week. Prayers are welcome...I'm feeling very discouraged.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Isabella: Are you going to tell me how you stopped the van?
Edward : Yeah. Um... I had an adrenaline rush. It's very common. You can Google it.

Edward : That's what you dream about? Being a monster?
Isabella : I dream about being with you forever.

Isabella Swan: Look, You gotta give me some answers.
Edward Cullen: Yes... No... To get to the other side... 1.772...
Isabella Swan: I don't need the square root of pi.

I thought it was so GREAT, but a little cheesy. I am a total sucker for cheesy movies though. I think the guy who playd Edward is super weird in real life, but he started to grow on me halfway through the movie. A lot of the characters were casted well, and of course it was nowhere near as good as the book, but I was entertained. The only part I strongly disliked was the 2347987 screaming girls. I will probably go to see it again when the hype calms down, there were times during the movie that I couldn't hear the characters! Anyways, it was a fun girls night out and I enjoy a cheesy romantic movie every once in awhile! I think you'd like it even if you haven't read the books. It wasn't dark at all, and there wasn't that much vampireness (that comes more in the other books). go check it out!

Did anyone else see it? What did you think?

Monday, November 17, 2008


1) Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated.
2) Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint.
3) Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior.
I, personally, LOVE being spontaneous. Unfortunately, my working life doesn't always allow it. I always think, I shouldn't do that, I'll be so tired in the morning! I remember talking with K and T when I was still in college about how hard it is to find spontaneous people. It doesn't have to be anything huge...maybe it was just showing up for dinner, when you know the invitation is always open (or the menu by the stove said mini meatloafs were coming...haha) Or it could be randomly driving a few hours for a shopping trip. The more responsibility, the harder it is to be spontaneous.

Last night, we were sitting at Woodstocks pizza after church and it was about 9:15 pm. We decided we really wanted dessert. Of course, NOTHING in Santa Cruz is open at that late late hour *shakes head* So we think, hmmm San Jose = Cheescake Factory, Bakers Square or Bjs. We choose Bjs because of its closeness and yummmmy Pizookie. So 4 of us headed over the hill for chocolatey goodness. It was SO much fun and SO worth it. I was totally Breaking Out, because I knew I'd be exhausted in the morning, but as a wise man once said....Blow it off! There were many laughs that we are still laughing about today. I think they got annoyed at me saying how awesome they were for being spontaneous...but how rare it is! Thank you to you 3 who made my Sunday awesome! I'm pretty sure our night reflected definition #3 of spontaneous...haha

When was the last time you did something spontaneous?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Driving down the 101, Caaalifornia here we come...

I know, I'm a total nerd for starting the post with the OC theme song. Unfortunately, I had it stuck in my head ALL weekend. I headed down to Orange County to visit my favorite (formerly SLO) family. It was so nice to get away and enjoy my sweet time with them. The boys are SO big! I got into Ontario on Saturday morning, and my parents came up Saturday night. We just bbqd and hung out, it was nice to see them! On Sunday, we went to church, and I had lunch with some college friends I hadn't seen in awhile. That night, I taught(ish) them how to play Settler of Catan. Someone *cough cough* got a little obsessed with their roads and settlements, so we played about 5 more times before I left. So much fun, though. On Monday we went to Knotts Berry Farm. I hadn't been there in SO long, so it was a fun treat! Tuesday we relaxed and then headed to the airport. It was truely awesome. I was sooo sad to be back and go to work. :) Enjoy the tons of pictures to come. :)
This is the ride where you have to work to make it move. Doesn't sound like fun to me! :)

We were a little bored while waiting for the roller coaster.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Tuesday that made history...

I thought this was awesome, gotta love Stuff Christians Like

Not to make fun of it, but I won't write another post, because my feelings have been greatly expressed in other blogs. What I will write about is how I have this weird feeling of "I don't care." In all honesty, I DO care. A lot. I may have stood with my ballot for 10 minutes while my roommate kept saying "We are going to be late for work" (I was truly undecided. I wasn't happy with either candidate, but went with the candidate who has some of my main beliefs) .

But, I was in class from 6 pm-10pm on election night. I missed it all. The speeches, the excitement, the history being made. I think that is a huge part of it. Did I learn anything in that class? No, I was more upset that I was missing it all. I just have had this weird feeling, and have been avoiding the topic today. I dodged 4th grade questions of "Who did you vote for?" My class had a big mock election after learning about both sides and the electoral college. (unanimous vote for obama, if you're wondering.) I felt really alone today. In a city (or school) full of liberals, I felt weird. Was I the only one that didn't think it was ok to post a big article about Obama on the front door of the school? All opinions aside, it is NOT ok to make it seem like the whole school wants that up there.

As I write this, I realize that maybe I'm not ready to deal with it all. I have struggled throughout this whole election process. I think I'm just scared, and I just act like I don't care. I'm not ready to face it, I suppose. So much for breaking out of my comfort zone. I should have been armed and ready to take on those conversations today, but no. Anyways, this is long, and I am tired (mostly of report cards).

And in other news, without giving specifics, I am asking for specific prayer about a fairly large move I am considering making. I'm praying for the Lord's will, if doors are opened, I'll go...if not, I'll move on, no harm. :) thanks!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

New title

I changed my blog title, mostly because I was bored with the old one. Any guesses as to why I chose this one?

Hallo-Wii-n Party

My friend Dan had a bunch of us over for a HalloWiin party! Obviously we played lots of Wii, ate some yummy food and just enjoyed each other. I was feeling kind of over Halloween this year, but got sort of dressed up as Ladanian Tomlinson, best running back of all time. :) Hope you all had a fun day!