Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stealing Some Sparkle

Okay now, nobody pass out but . . . I am blogging. No one has stolen my blogger identity and is writing in my place. Do not be mistaken, it is me.

However, I am blogging about a commercial. It's this one . . . Take a look.

A commercial for a dating website. I'm actually refreshed that it isn't pictures of happy couples on the beach who were "paired" on such-and-such date and were engaged less than a year later. Even the advertising is genius with the split screen and the couple meeting at the end. The song actually made its way to my purchased playlist courtesy of itunes. But the title of the dating website got me.

Having experienced a breakup or two, I understand that the "plenty of fish in the sea" thing is supposed to be encouraging. And maybe it is for a time. But when you're looking for the love of your life do you really want to be reminded that there are plenty of fish? That if you don't like the one you hooked you can just throw him back and cast out for another one? Don't get me wrong, I can get behind the company's catchy name. But maybe they should go with "Find the Perfect Fish" or something more goal oriented for its clients.

Because nobody wants "plenty of fish." All any person wants is one fish. That "one" is supposed to be special. It's supposed to feel magical. And stealing from my sister-in-law, it's supposed to Sparkle . (Side note - Check our her most recent post - it's pretty sparkly. I'd say she knows her stuff.)

Just my little bit for today. Hope I didn't bore you!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Feeling Unknown

Today, April 6th 2010, I am done with my English classes. I can read what I want, when I want, and I couldn't be more excited. Granted I still have 10 hours of spanish and 9 hours of history but no more English.

All I can say is Praise the Lord. I could not be more excited. And yet all I can think about is "what shall I get my masters degree in?" Today's answer, sociology. Maybe first I should just sit back and enjoy being done with English though.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Me In A Nutshell.

So this isn't too different from something I posted a few months ago but it's changed a little bit . . .

I’ve recently started this new health kick thing, which has eliminated my obsession with jalapeno cheetos. I’ve come to realize that working out is not my forte - I choose to walk instead as a form of exercise. I still drive a little too fast even after two speeding tickets but I’m beginning to learn. Right now I’d say that’s the best part of my life. I’m learning and am slowly discovering that it’s one of my favorite things to do! I still don’t like squirrels. I’ll be graduating this year with a BA in English and will be so glad to finally choose what I want to read. Yes, I’m a geek, I’ve learned to accept it, and you should too! I love music. Period. All kinds. I can talk on endlessly for hours without saying much of anything. It’s definitely a trademark quality. I’m a very go-with-the-flow kind of person and I’m usually willing to try anything at least once. I like hugs and words of affirmation, that’s the best way to keep me motivated. I have the world’s best dad. I have a mom who gave me an eye for design and impeccable taste. I grew up with a big brother that I couldn’t be more thankful for, who married the sister that I never had. They have a little girl, my niece, Ava James who is the perfect combination of them both. I have amazing friends and an equally awesome boyfriend but my true fulfillment comes from my relationship with Jesus Christ who died for my sin so that I might gain salvation through him. The Lord is my strength and my shield and I couldn’t be more thankful for the work he’s done in my life. It hasn’t always been easy but he’s given me a story that I can call my own!

I really do plan on posting pictures soon. That new camera is being put to good use! But blogging is usually something I find myself doing at ridiculous hours in the morning when I'm not tired. Like now, at 12:25 AM on a Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back To The Daily Grind . .

So the break is over, which was enjoyable but mostly anticlimatic. Lots of time with the family, a trip to the dentist, a trip to the doctor, and some time spent with my man and other friends. Nothing bad but nothing very exciting either.

The end of the semester is now in sight and I think it looks manageable. A few more tests, a few more papers, nothing intolerable. Today wasn't the greatest day back. I have a paper due tomorrow which I spent most of my day working on, got a parking ticket on campus after hours (which I didn't know was possible), and didn't get to see my mancandy for more than a few minutes but that's because . . .


That's right, my man has a job. He started today and is already loving every minute of it. He's working as a PE teacher about 30 minutes outside of town. I'm just thankful he's getting to stay in town! He's so great with kids so it will be something he loves. What is even more amazing is the testament of faithfulness that I got to witness. He was in no hurry to make sudden movements when it came to work and trusted that the Lord would provide. And He did, like He always does. The new job does mean less late nights spent hanging out but maybe that means I'll actually be responsible and do home work and graduate by August. Now there's an idea!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Back In The Blog World

Hello everyone! I have finally made it back to the blog world. "What inspired me?" you ask? Well first of all, the purchase of a new camera! And an amazing one at that! I'm looking forward to catch new, exciting, and fun memories with my friends in my last few months of college.

And YES, you DID hear me right! I said "last few months." I have 19 hours left on my degree plan. Ten of which are Spanish. Nine of which are my history minor. I'm hoping to Clepp out of the Spanish and graduate by August. "Hoping" should be the word to focus on here.

So many things have changed since the last time I posted that it would be too overwhelming to all put in one post. I will slowly introduce these to you as I hope to remain more faithful to my blog.

For now, I will just say that God has been teaching me many lessons the past few weeks. And not just in one area of my life. In many, many areas. So many areas that I feel like I have had to write them all down and have probably still left some out. What I am realizing though is that I'm learning persistence. And while it hasn't been easy, I'm loving every minute of it! I'm learning to fight this uphill battle and hope to be able to be as Christ-like as possible while I'm learning these new things. But I'm determined. In a lot of areas where I previously wasn't. And I'm secure in who God is and what He's doing in my life and who He is molding me into.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Reading List

As I am sitting here on Thanksgiving break, getting frustrated with homework assignments, I thought I would make a list of the recreational reading I am looking forward to. Which probably won't even get a second glance until May of 2011 when I graduate but a girl can dream!

To Be Read . . .
Crazy Love by Francis Chan - I actually have this book but haven't gotten past the 1st amazing chapter due to my schedule.
Sex God by Rob Bell - yes, I am just that scandelous that I would want to read someone who has been blacklisted by . . . well whatever ignorant Christians it was, they were probably Baptist!
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway - I've always been a huge Hemingway fan and haven't had time for this classic yet!

To Be Re-Read . . .
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - it was good the first time but I don't think I really understood the significance of it then . . .
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera - Another book that probably did not have quite the impact it should have because I was still young and not quite as impressionable.

There's a ton more but those are the ones that are currently on my mind. I'm giving up on the homework game! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sprinkle Virgins

A few weeks ago I took a trip to Dallas with my friend and bride-to-be Haley and a lifelong friend (and fellow bridesmaid), Mary. Mary needed to be fitted for her bridesmaid's dress so we all piled into Haley's hummer (with me behind the wheel) and made our way to the big city! On our way we made a joint decision and decided we could no longer live our lives being "Sprinkle Virgins." After the dress fitting we made our way to the adorably chic little bakery!

Such a cute little label!

A perfect breakfast! A lady at starbucks let us know that she was a little jealous she couldn't eat like this anymore - way to put us on a guilt trip!!

I think this is kind of what Heaven in a box looks like . . . I went with simple - vanilla and milk chocolate. Simply divine!

The Beautiful Bride-To-Be!

Mary and the phenomenal red velvet cupcake!