Friday, March 28, 2008

give me pollyanna, the game, and lemonade

today started off not so hot.

i’m going on a road trip with anne next week and we’re leaving on sunday.

unfortunately, my car has been in the shop all this week and i found out that it won’t be ready till next week sometime.

so basically i have to take my dad’s car, of which i am not fond of one ounce.

my mom told me that i should read pollyanna.

and seeing as it was less than 200 pages, i conceded.

so i read the whole thing, and now am blessed with a much better attitude because i played "the glad game."

i won’t explain it here though, because it would be better for you to read the book to understand it.

but there was a certain passage that stood out to me while i read:

what men and women need is encouragement. their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened...instead of always harping on a man’s faults, tell him of his virtues. try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. hold him up to his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out!...the influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town...people radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts. if a man feels kindly and obliging, his neighbours will feel that way, too, before long. but if he scolds and scowls and criticizes--his neighbours will return scowl for scowl, and add interest!...when you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. when you know you will find the good--you will get that...

this is a topic that our college group has been discussing lately.

one that is so easy to say, "yeah that’s the right thing to do," but hard to actually do.

i think i shall try to play the game this time.

and this time, wholeheartedly.

p.s. after pollyanna, i have concluded that it would be better to go on my roadtrip with the car that i don’t like, than to not go on the roadtrip at all.

i chose lemonade.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

roasted apples on dewlite mornings

it has recently been discovered in a scientific study that sunday afternoons are the opportune time to write blogs.

not the opportune time to dump your car in a bog. like in psycho.

tori just stuck a pillow up the back of my sweatshirt and called me "pregnant backwards."
if that isn’t somewhat awkward, i don’t know what is.


things we daydream about:
1. how im going to decorate my dorm room next fall.
2. getting a tan.
3. what it would be like at a different school.
4. how myspace would survive without avid bloggers like ellen.
5. how far away i could get from here in a day.
6. how to construct a robot in the sky.
7. how most of the female population would look without an electric outlet.
8. living in indonesia.
9. what i would look like bald.
10. having a soundtrack playing to my life.
11. driving my own car.
12. how long i could rollerblade until my wheels were gone.
13. never having to shave my legs again.
14. being in a movie and doing my own stunts.
15. keeping my fish alive for more than a month.

favorite songs
1. harder, better, faster, stronger-daft punk
2. wonderboy-tenacious D
3. our song-taylor swift
4. here comes a special boy-freezepop
5. so much love-the rocket summer
6. wannabe-spice girls
7. maneater-nelly fertado
8. monday-aol
9. you dance-eastmountainsouth
10. everything-michael buble
11. here in the middle-haley
12. hey jude-the beatles
13. my stupid mouth-john mayer
14. international harvester-craig morgan
15. gold digger-kayne west

15 ways to fill up time in vancouver:
1. walk the columbia river boardwalk
2. drive to the end of a country road (frenchman’s bar)
3. go to walmart and make a box of fun
4. decoupage
5. make music videos
6. go snowboarding
7. flamingo people
8. go to the beach/surf
9. cart racing at winco
10. muchas gracias
11. go to portland
12. hike on a trail
13. bike ride/rollerblade
14. bowling at big al’s
15. go to random awesome parks: franklin, esther short, hidden, big red, wintler, carter...

3 on the bed and the little one said, roll over, roll over.
i’m not a roller.

all these lists were a collaboration from emily, ellen, and victoria.

we hope your read was pleasurable.

oh and happy easter.

(we just got done with an easter egg hunt. it was amazing!)

peace out.

p.s. i should add that each of us contributed 5 of the 15 items on the lists above. figuring out which one of us added which 5 is up to you.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

snakes and superpowers

ah today was amazing!

well, actually, it kinda sucked then got better...

1. i got rear-ended. but it’s all good.
2. i rescheduled one of my finals!!
3. i think i did relatively decent on my math exam.
4. went to work.
4. took sophie and taegen down to salmon creek.
5. found garden snakes and held them so the girls could touch them. (it was awesome!)
6. now i’m sitting in my room listening to nathan play the new bridge to i use my superpowers (it’s so good!!)
7. then i have awana, youth group, and then...
8. i’m going to eric’s to watch the matrix!! (yeah it’s that exciting)
9. yeah sleep!

so i really need to fix my camera that’s been broken for about 6 months now. ugh.

k dinner bye.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

madeline and the meaning of life

today anne and i were hanging out.

then we walked into petco.

then i decided i wanted i fish.

i had thought about getting a fish before, but i was scared of being too spontaneous.

is there such thing?

so today, with promptings of spontaneity from anne, i got my fish.

and not just any fish...

a japanese fighter fish.

it is beautiful.

tonight i watched 'into the wild.'

after watching it, some things i think are true, but some agendas were definitely pushed.

it's not about stuff.

it's not about fish.

it's not about me.

happiness is found when it is shared.

with God and with others.

that's what it's all about.