Saturday, March 31, 2007


Between working at my job, helping my brother build a gazebo, cleaning the house of a friend who just moved away, and writing a research paper for my missions class, I haven't had much time to think, let alone write something eloquent. Here are some great quotes from Robert Frost, though:

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Cup is Half Full

Don't ever become a pessimist ... A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events. - Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Luck O' the Irish

I was at the rodeo on Saturday, which was St. Patrick's Day, as you know. As I was in the sea of people ascending the huge ramp up to the upper levels of the stadium, all of a sudden, somebody pinched me! I turned to see who in the world was pinching me, and I found a complete stranger! It was a guy who appeared to be in his late teens who immediately said, "Oh, I'm sorry, you do have green on!!" I was wearing a white t-shirt with a green rhinestone shamrock on the front, thank you very much.

I couldn't be too offended, because the guy's friends started giving him a really hard time with a chorus of "Way to go, loser!" They'd probably dared him to do it in the first place. I think he needs to find new friends.

And maybe next year, I should wear a shirt that has green on the back too.

By the way, what's the deal with teenaged guys lately?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Tool Called Time

I read an excellent article recently that was about the importance of using our time wisely and productively at every stage of life. It said we should "redeem the time, not just fill the time." I appreciated that challenge, and it has caused me to think more about how to really live for God and best use the time that I have. Time is a tool that can easily be mis-used or under-used if we're not careful.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

What's the World Coming To??

I've been listing stuff for sale on ebay today, and I happened to notice their list of top buyer searches:

1. wii
2. xbox 360
3. ps3
4. britney spears hair

Pictures for Beka

And anyone else with an incurable case of curiosity!

Much thanks to my model, who prefers to remain anonymous.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Don't Jump to Conclusions

So, what does it mean when a girl gets a set of nice glass dishes, a set of cooking pots, a slinky nightgown set, a cheese grater, a wall hanging, and a wedding dress all on the same day?

Well in this case, it means that my very generous and apparently unsentimental friend, who is moving out of state, gave me a whole car load of stuff to either keep or sell. She thought the things she had were too valuable to just give to Goodwill, but she didn't want to mess with trying to sell them. It wasn't all things of variety, by the way. There were normal clothes, an old Barbie doll, and a balaliaka. What fun!

So did my sister and I try on the wedding dress? Of course!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Another Funny Story

We went to a nursing home to visit today, and we met a blind, crippled, but hilarious old man. First, he told us about how he'd been in the navy during World War II. He was twenty-eight and newly married when he got shipped out. We commented that maybe his wife was sad about that. He said, "Maybe she was happy!"

Then, he started talking about his roommate, who was asleep and didn't even stir in spite of all the commotion we were making. Our new friend said, "He keeps his eyes closed even when he's awake! He never talks. I call him The Mummy."

Friday, March 02, 2007

What Do You Do With Nice Weather?

If you need a way to get an unexpected amount of exercise, a good dose of amusement, and some fresh air, I suggest going on a two-mile walk with an eight-year-old, and trying to step on each other's shadow the whole time. It worked for me, anyway. :-)