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1.People who can't drive. I inherited a horrible condition from my dad. Road Rage. I absolutely cannot stand it when people are careless or stupid when they drive. If you can't drive, just get off the road.
2.Voicemails. Okay, you called me. I see that I have a missed call. I will call you back if I feel like it. Otherwise, leave me alone. I hate to check my voicemail ever and the little red badge gets on my nerves.
3.Saying "literally" when you obviously mean "figuratively." Really? You literally waited forever? That's funny, because you're here telling me this story right now, not waiting. I'm convinced half of the US population has no idea what the word literally even means.
4.Jersey Shore. I don't even need to explain this one. They're all idiots.
5.You're, Your, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two. If you have passed the 5th grade, you should know how to correctly the different variations of these words. It's really not that hard.
6.LSU Fans. Meh.
7.Cryptic Facebook Statuses. Examples: "I'm done." "Wondering what happened...." "is so confused."
8.People who comment on cryptic facebook statuses. If you would stop giving them attention then they'd stop posting them. Don't comment saying "What's wrong?" You're just encouraging them.
9.Putting gas in my car. I hate pumping my own gas. Gas stations are so sketch and the weather is always miserable when I need gas. I would be more than willing to pay more if someone could just deliver gas to my house and put it in my car.
10.Crying kids in church. If your child already cries and screams 23 hours out of the day, do you really think they are going to be able to sit through church? No. Why would you not just take your child to the nursery anyways? Sheesh.
11.Mothers with no job who sit on facebook all day. Stay at home moms are totally cool. But the one's who sit on facebook all day and post a status everyday hour, you should seriously consider getting a life.
Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
Published on Monday, May 9, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
So I was listening to Pandora today while I was half-way studying for my Psychology final and it played me a really good Jason Aldean song that I'd never heard before. I thought I would take a study break and post the lyrics :)
Published on Monday, May 2, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
Today will go down in history as one of the best days ever.
No, not because of Bin Laden's death, but because I have been surrounded today with the people I love the most and created some memories that will last a lifetime.
We couldn't get to church this morning because of all the flooding so I got to spend most of the day with them and they brought me back to school since my dad didn't feel comfortable with me driving on the roads.
I got a new NorthFace today, too. I told my parents I needed a raincoat so they took me to Hay's and got me one. I love it so much. I think I take advantage of my parents sometimes and the fact that they always make sure I have everything I want or need. I never have time to "want" for anything because they always supply it. Call me spoiled, but I realized today I need to appreciate them and all I have been blessed with a little more.
I also got to go to Downtown for the first time in weeks today (Yay for no homework!) and it was really good. I got to spend the entire evening with some of my best friends and we might be going to Memphis this weekend!
The highlight of my day? We were all in the Heritage watching the Presidential Address and had to sprint back to the dorm in the middle of a torrential downpour and we were SOAKED! It literally looked like we had just showered in our clothes. A great memory with the best friends, none the less.
Today, I thank God for the little things in life. The wonderful family I have, the material things I have been given, and for the amazing friends that have been placed in my life over the past four months. I am so blessed.
Published on Friday, April 29, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
I should just start off with a confession: I am in the library right now and by all means, I should be studying for my test I have to make an A on Monday. BUT, here I am. Blogging. In the library. At least it looks like I'm being studious, right?
So anyways, I used to do this thing where I would write notes to myself. Sounds weird, but bare with me. I would write notes to my future self about how I was feeling, the things I was learning through experiences, and things that I wanted my future self to always remember. Important things. I would also write things down that I knew would encourage me on rough days. Days when I was sad or insecure or when nothing was going as planned. I used to do this all the time, especially when I was trying to recover from my eating disorder and everything else that was going on. I guess really it was more of a journal. Anyways, I brought a lot of these letters to college with me, just in case I ever had a bad day or needed to be reminded of what I had gone through to get where I am. I was going through those notes today and I found one that I had forgotten all about. It said:
“And now, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to start all over again. I’m taking her back out into the wilderness where we had our first date, and I’ll court her.
For those of you who don't know what the book of Hosea is about, it basically relates Israel's relationship to God as the relationship of a husband and wife. Except the wife hadn't been faithful to the husband. I guess what I like about this verse is that fact that it tells me no matter what I do, no matter how bad I mess up, God still wants me. He wants all of me and he wants me to be faithful to him. He wants me to love him and lean on him when I feel sad or when I feel insecure and he wants to lift me up. And this verse is as true as it is inspiring. Even though I messed up and made a mess of my life at that time, God was willing to start over with me and form a new relationship with me and make me new again like I was when I first came to him. That's a huge thing. Not many friends or husbands will take you back after you mess everything up. After you ignore them. After you neglect the relationship. This isn't to say that this all comes easy, it doesn't come easy at all. In the verses before this one, God describes how he is going to break Israel and they are going to be judged and pay for the sins they have committed. We all have to sit down at a table of consequences at one time or another for our sins, but that isn't to say God doesn't love us or that he's given up on us. Just like a parent, God will punish us because he loves us and in the process he will renew us and lift us up. He will take our heartbreak and give us hope and I am so thankful for a God who see's past my actions and my pride and looks into my heart to see my true intentions.
I should probably go study now....
Published on Thursday, April 28, 2011 1 lonely but appreciated comment »
Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
Let me just start by saying that my life has been crazy the past three months. The good kind of crazy though. School has recently started dominating my life. Lately it's one massive test after another. I feel like my teachers get together and discuss test dates so that I always have something to study for. Then there's Spring Sing. It's over now (And we won!), and I can't figure out whether I know have my life back or whether Spring Sing was my life. Oh and that whole sleep thing, which isn't working out very well.
Anyways, today I was studying for my massive Bible test I have to take tomorrow and I had a very interesting realization while I was studying. Throughout the Old Testament it seems like Israel and it's people mess up a lot. I mean A LOT. Not just like tell a little lie every now and then, they seriously mess some junk up. I mean, they worship other Gods, they forsake the God that brought them out of captivity, then sin over and over again, and it seems like they repeat the same things that brought them destruction before. While I was studying I seriously just stopped and thought "Were these people complete idiots?" I mean, did they not realize that they were doing the same stupid things repeatedly and that it would always end the same? Why didn't they just trust God and obey him? Things would have been so much easier.
Then I put everything into perspective. How many times have I done the same stupid thing and reaped the same destruction on my life? All too often I put my trust in money, possessions, friends, parents, etc. and it ends the same every time; God takes away my crutch so that I have to trust in him. It seems like there are a lot of times that I don't just trust God with my life and my situation even though he's brought me through so much junk. There are even times when, like Israel, I don't obey God and deliberately go against what I know is right and according to his will. I don't know about you, but it's not too often that I get subtle hints like this to realize I'm messing up. I usually don't take the hints, it usually takes a full on road block in my life for me to realize I've messed everything up and only God can fix it at that point. Today was somewhat a breakthrough for me, I've been messing up and I've been falling short. I'm beginning to make the same mistakes I've made before and they will always reap the same result; failure.
Who would've thought I could learn life application skills by studying for bible?
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Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
Okay. So. I love college. Today has been AMAZING! I got out of class at 12 which is always fun and then had about 2 hours of homework which is never fun. But that's not the point. I decided to do Spring Sing just to jump in and get to know people and our first practice was tonight! I'm really excited about it, it seems like it's going to be super fun and I've already met some amazing girls and guys. Granted I think practices and what not will dominate my life for the next few months, I think it will be worth it. Also, I made a 100% on my Algebra quiz and my Wellness quiz today! So I was pretty excited. Right now I'm sitting at the Midnight Oil Coffee House with some of the girls and they're doing homework while I'm blogging. Because I already did all my homework. Oh well, still fun stuff. On a side note, I payed $115 for Office for Mac yesterday because there always has to be the ONE teacher who has not made the wise transition to Mac's and then I find out after I payed for it that one of my friends had it so I could have downloaded hers. Ugh. Oh well.
I think I forgot to mention my English Comp teacher. He's very.... intimidating. Like, the first day he was pretty scary to me and he still scares me a little bit, like I had thoughts about dropping the class because he seemed like he would just be mean. BUT, I think he is just tough. I think he's one of those teachers that pushes you to do better work than you ever knew you could, so I'm sticking with his class. I think I will actually learn a lot in there and he'll be a very good teacher. I just have to get over the intimidation factor. Haha.
So I guess I need to get off of here and do something productive. Maybe switch to Facebook?
Published on Monday, January 24, 2011 2 appreciated comments »
Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
"There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying."
Sometimes the silence can be loudest thing you've ever heard. There are instances when the silence that fills the space around you can be the most deafening sound. When you're on a first date and neither one of you knows what to say. When you're in a room with a stranger and you feel like you should make conversation but that you're not necessarilly obligated to make conversation. When you are with your best friend and you get the call that her boyfriend just died; neither one of you can cry or talk; you can only hear the silence. When your mad at your mom for something that you know is your fault but you're too stubborn to admit you were wrong. When the teacher call on you in class and you don't know the answer. When your mom tells you your dog died. When a boy kisses you and the song just happens to change at that point, resulting in silence. When you ask your dad for money and he gives you that look that makes you think he's not going to give you money this time but he loves you so he does. When the lights go out and no one knows what to say for a few seconds. When it's really loud in class and all of a sudden everyone stops talking. When your grandma is telling you a story and giving you advice to make you feel better but you can't talk, because you might start crying if you so much as said "okay." When you're at the hospital with your family because your grandpa had a heart attack and you see the doctor come out and walking towards you and everyone stops talking and starts thinking. When you're laying in bed and you can't sleep and there are a million things on your mind.
I guess there are a lot of times when silence is the only sound. But I wonder if the silence is where we learn the most about ourselves and where the most critical thoughts we will ever think run through our mind. Or is it just simply a time when words cannot express how we're feeling at the moment?
If it's a broken part, replace it. If it's a broken arm, then brace it. If it's a broken heart, then face it.
Published on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
I miss Myspace surveys A LOT. So I decided I would do a little survey on here for old times sake. ;)
This is seriously going to get personal, you ready?
I was born ready
If you were caught cheating, would you fess up?
If I'm caught.. Doesn't that mean they already know? Why wouldn't you fess up?
The last time you felt honestly broken?
At least a year ago, if not more.
Are you craving something?
Fried rice mostly. Because Tyler was just talking about it. Lol.
If you could have one thing right now what would it be?
Nothing. I'm content for the time being. :)
Would you rather have ten kids, or none?
What do you hear right now?
My dad is watching Alaska State Troopers, so I mostly hear some drunk guy on the TV trying to convince the trooper that he's not drunk. It's working out great for him so far.
Is your bed against more than one of your walls?
Nope. Just the headboard.
What’s on your mind right now?
Nothing really, I'm just bored.
Are you there for your friends?
Last person to see you cry?
What do you do when you get nervous?
Pick at my fingers/cuticles
Be honest, do you like people in general?
Eh. Most are idiots. But I give them all a fair shot.
How old do you think you will be when you finally have kids?
Haha.... I'm looking at 12 more years of school right now. It'll be while.
Does anyone completely understand you?
Jesus does, He's my buddddd.
Do you have a reason to smile right now?
There's always a reason to smile :)
Has anyone told you they don’t ever wanna lose you?
Yeah, but, stuff happens.
Would you be happier if life had a rewind button?
Honestly. I don't know that I would do anything different. Because I love who I am and where I am right now.
Do you tell your mum or dad everything?
My mom, yes.
Does it matter to you if your boyfriend or girlfriend smokes?
Uhm. Yes it does.
Are you going to get hurt anytime soon by someone?
I don't know. You can't live life being paranoid about who is going to hurt you next. Live your life.
This time last year, can you remember who you liked?
Uhhhhh. Nope. Lol.
Do you think more about the past, present, or future?
Future, it excites me :)
How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
A minimum of 8, usually more. I have to have my sleep.
Are you easy to get along with?
I think I am. There aren't many people I don't get along with.
Do you hate the last girl you had a conversation with?
Why would I have a conversation with a girl I hate?
What was the last drink that you put in your mouth?
Coca-Cola Classic. My addiction <3
What size bed do you have?
Full for the next 6 days. Twin in my dorm. :/
Do you start the water before you get in the shower or when you get in?
Before. Wouldn't you burn yourself possibly if you turned it on after?
Do you like the rain?
Can I stay in bed all day?
Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
Have you ever done something you told yourself you wouldn’t do?
Haven't we all?
Would people refer to you as a goodie goodie, bad news, or neither?
Haha... Now a days, goodie goodie. Most definitely.
Who were you last in the car with, besides family?
What’s the last movie you saw in theaters and with who?
How Do You Know with Tyler. Good movie, by the way. I highly recommend it!
Have you ever kissed someone who had a boyfriend/ girlfriend?
Yepppp. You reap what you sow.
Have you ever been hurt by someone you never thought would hurt you?
Yeah. But life goes on, that person never deserved a place in my life anyways. :)
Your parents are out of town. Would you throw a massive party?
Nahh. I'd probably go stay with my grandma & grandpa. Lame? No. You haven't had her food.
Do you regret a past relationship?
Regret? No. There were lessons learned.
Would you rather spend a Friday night at a concert or a crazy party?
Concert, Taylor Swift please!
Do you tend to fall for the same type of person over and over?
I've dated every type of guy imaginable. The jock, the nerd, the druggie, the pretty boy, the christian, etc etc.
Have you made a joke about somebody that made them cry?
Probably when I was a mean person. :(
Do you care too much about your appearance?
Too much? No. I like to look nice/pretty/classy. I believe that kind of thing is important. I also believe that if a guy can't take care of himself and make himself look presentable, how can he take care of me? Think on that one.
Are you a jealous person?
Eh. Not really. I think jealousy is kind of a wasted emotion.
Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
Do you miss anyone?
Do YOU miss anyone?
Last person who made you cry?
I don't even know. It's been a while.
Does your ex piss you off?
Which one? Yes.
What are you doing tomorrow?
Going to get new shoes (tires) put on my car and then hopefully heading over to the Hoffman household for a bit.
Are you the type of person who has a new boyfriend/ girlfriend every week?
Nahhh. I'm a commitment-phobe.
Is there anyone you want to come see you?
Anyone is welcome right now. I'm really bored.
Have you ever been cheated on?
Ever given your all to someone who walked away?
Do you like cotton candy?
Hate it. Sorry, America.
Who was the last person you had a serious conversation with?
Uhhh. Me and Tyler had a semi-serious conversation earlier.
Are you planning to get knocked up or knock someone up by age 17?
I'm already 18. So, no. :)
Do you have siblings?
Best big brother in the world
Have you ever fallen asleep while talking to someone?
ALLLLLLL THEEEEEE TIMEEEEE. I know it gets annoying. Lol.
How has the past week been for you?
Good! Boring though.
Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?
I have a few actually. I have amazing guy friends :)
What’s on your mind right now?
Didn't I already answer this one?
What were you doing at midnight last night?
Watching TV. Chelsea Lately I think.
What is your current mood?
Who was the first person you talked to today?
Will this week be a good one?
It sure will!
Anything happen to you within the past month that made you really happy?
Lots of things. I'm a pretty excitable person these days :)
Who were you with last night?
My mom and dad, watching the game.
Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night?
Who should start the kiss, the girl or the boy?
The boy.. Duh.
Do you have any plans for the weekend?
Moving into my dorm. Dun dun dun.
Published on Monday, January 10, 2011 Leave your thoughts »
I guess I haven't blogged in a really long time! I'm not going to lie and say I've been busy. Because I haven't. Since I'm happily unemployed now, my days have been filled with sleeping, TV, shopping, and Facebook. Until the 18th that is. Then my life will be totally turned upside down for the most part. For the first time in my life, I won't be living under my parents roof. Granted I'm only going to be 35 minutes away, this will be a big change for me. A change I've been waiting on since 9th grade. I was over High School before it ever began and have been waiting for this new start, this clean slate for a long time. Sure, I'm a little nervous but I know that I'll feel right at home after I survive the first week. I'm also really excited. I'm starting a totally new chapter in my life, and I am so ready for the change. I believe God has brought me a long ways the past 3 years, and I know it doesn't end here. I believe that the next 4 years will be where I learn about myself. I know it's going to be hard. I know I'm going to get stressed out. I know I'm going to have times where I have no idea how I'm going to accomplish something. And, I may not have the resources to accomplish all the things I will be faced with; but God does. So all in all, I'm a little nervous. But I think it's safe to say I'm more excited. :)
Also, Auburn and Scam Newton are playing Oregon tonight. GO DUCKS! QUACK QUACK QUACK!!!
Published on Monday, January 3, 2011 Leave your thoughts »