Wednesday, December 22, 2004

the holiday buzz

what a crazy time the holiday is. i mean, could i get any more stressed out? ugh! i love Christmas, and i'm normally a very cool, calm, and collected person... but things at work are nutso & things outside of work are nutso.... geez! and what about that traffic? okay.... letting it go now...

well, i don't know if i ever gave the rundown on the movie i watched several weeks ago... Finding Neverland. good flick... i do suggest it... in fact, i highly recommend it. the little boy that plays Peter is an amazing little actor.

A M A Z I N G. i think it's quite enjoyable and has something for everyone.

okay, i'd like to give an update on the book i've been reading, Perpetua. i've had tons of mixed emotions while reading this book.... i'll let you know the final result. overall, i believe that i'm not only learning a lot on a historical aspect... but also on a spiritual aspect. i got super annoyed at one point, shortly after typing in my blog about it, but i got over it. i was annoyed with extreme martyrdom mentality... what i mean is, that was all she seemed to think about at one point. i mean, seriously, that's all she thought about! it seemed to go on for chapters! but, then i realized, you know what? that's truly probably all she did think about... it was her reality... it was her life. she witnessed stuff like that ALL the time. that's why she was so caught up in it... she had no choice. she had to come to terms with it... i, knowing the end of her true life story, knowing that she dies for her faith, had already came to terms with it... i was being impatient reading her thoughts coming to terms with it... how despicable of me... if i was in her shoes, i'd probably take a much longer time coming to terms with it than just a few chapters. anyway, i'll let you know my final thoughts when i finished with the book. so far, i'm very impressed.

oh, and in case i don't blog at you all again before the big day, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

**sniffle** cough** sniffle**

this is nuts.
i went to walgreen's to buy some cold medicine & felt like i was getting the third degree. no joke. it would've been easier(and probably more pleasant) for me to go buy some "old-fashioned cold medicine" down at the liquor store. you know, since there are so many folks making crazy drugs out of sudafed & things like that, they don't sell it off the shelves anymore. so, i walked up to the pharmacy counter w/my little card for the medicine, and this lady who looks like she just left a job at the FBI walks up to help me. "Claritin D? This stuff helps" as she gives me the eye & looks me over(as if i look like a drugie?). Then she asks for the driver's license. Which i pull out of my wallet. i have the old one still... you know the old laminated kind. and i said, "here you go, i still have one of the old ones, haha..." you know, i was trying to be nice... but i don't know why i said that because the next thing i know, she starts truly investigating my D.L. to see if it's homemade or something. For crying out loud- you can tell i have a cold just by the sound of my voice anf my sniffling! anyway, she decides my D.L. is legal and gets out her little notebook where they log everyone's name in who buys cold medicine and the like. she starts writing in my name & gets to the address section. "you sure are far away from home... hmm...?" in an insinuating tone. (i still have my old address on there.) anyway, i kinda ignored that comment w/a "eemmhm". and about 15 minutes later... after a little more ridiculous stuff... i got the med and was out of there. funny, huh...? sorta.... not?

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

tuna & terms last night

okay, yes, my weekend... yeah, it's Tuesday night and i'm just now reporting the weekend stuff. i watched a couple movies- one old and one new. I watched the 'ole classic While You Were Sleeping which i absolutely love. "Nice... uh... nice... schweater." I also went to see Ocean's 12. Did I like it? Yes. It is smart, funny, and worth the $ in my opinion. however, i'm sad to report that there were several times when i felt like the only people laughing in the whole dang theater were my friend and i. what was that about? were we in a theater full of boring, no-humor people or what? anyway, i liked it and i think my favorite scenes were Julia's "acting" scenes where she becomes involved w/the crime. okay, enough about that.
my shopping experience this weekend was not enjoyable. for some reason, i was not able to find anything christmasy like i was looking for! oh well, no big deal. i enjoyed walking around the mall anyway.
i went to starbucks twice on saturday night- that was one of the best ideas i've had in awhile... anyway, enough about my weekend.
last night, after work, i went home because i had laundry to do. i went to the kitchen to grab dinner- only to find NOTHING. that's right, nothing. i don't know why i bother even going into my kitchen when hunger strikes. i'm never home, thus little to no food can be found there. so, i had a can of tuna for my dinner. sad, i know. oh well. anyway, i flipped on the TV and watched Terms of Endearment. I had never watched this movie but always heard things about it- so i watched it. i thought it was alright... not sure what all the talk has been about. i enjoyed McClaine's performance... but i don't know.... whatever. i'd watch it again, sure, but i wouldn't purchase it for my video library or anything. it's an odd flick.
well, i'm the last person in the building so i think i'll be leaving now.

Monday, December 13, 2004

“Immunity” is up for grabs

anyone can look in my laptop, look at the desktop, look in my favorites, look at some of my documents, and find me… find my heart. interesting thing… i rediscovered my own heart a few seconds ago- looking at the list of my favorites. of course, at first glance, it may not define anything for most people looking at my list, but to me it does. anyway, enough about that.

so, my friends and i watch “Survivor”. We’re pretty committed fans. while I was driving home, i was thinking about how badly it annoys me how & what people will do and put “on the line” to get ahead. i have watched “Survivor” from the very first season- I’m not new to this- it’s not like i’m just now realizing people do this- it’s just that it’s really getting old. i used to think that i’d like to be on the show, but now i’m thinking, no thanks. i have my own little jungle to survive- the building in which i work & the people in it. it’s a hard game, life. your integrity is tested, your strengths, your weaknesses, your honesty, your values… it’s just not televised on national TV. the producers purposely put folks in that show that are going to CLASH and test one another… sometimes i wonder if the producer of my show has done the same thing. Everyday and every moment of your life is a test… do you give up your integrity & your values to get to the top? i hope not. i wonder what some of us would really think about our coworkers or employees or bosses if we really knew what they were up to or what they were saying behind closed doors. would we be shocked? what’s funny about the show “Survivor” is that they never know what the other people are saying to the cameras until after it’s all said & done… when they’re at home watching it on TV. at the reunions, they sometimes will say “i was surprised to see” this or that… what “he or she was really thinking and what he or she was really saying”. hmmm…. if only the rest of us could watch our own shows and have that opportunity to see who the people in our “tribe” really are. i guess when things are all said and done… we will find out.
in a way, i sometimes use this “blog” thing as my “Survivor” camera… but only sometimes.

Friday, December 10, 2004

making this quick->

well, it's almost 6pm on friday night! and i gotta get the heck outta here(i'm still at work)! this was a crazy week. it's always crazy in december.
good news- i got my "vision" plan back on my cell phone, so i can start taking more pics & sending them! whoohoo! the funny thing is, i exchange pics w/co-workers more than anyone else! how sad.
i'm gonna go shopping this weekend, i'm gonna go to the movies, whoohoo! can't wait!
i'll type at you guys on monday- thanks for stopping by. much love!
p.s. check out my crazy friend abi- she's new to the blog scene- but she's gonna do great.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

story worth telling

I’m on Chapter 13 of a great book. I’m reading Perpetua by Amy Rachel Peterson. You can probably find it at if you’re interested. It’s based on true events and on the original Latin source of this young wealthy “noblewoman” who died a martyr in A.D. 202 or 203. She was from a family of senatorial status in Carthage. Perpetua left behind a diary that the author studied.
Reminds me of Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc… or at least what I’ve read of it. Mark Twain spent 12 years in research for Joan of Arc! I find that so amazing. I appreciate these kinds of authors… the kinds who know that every person in history has not only a story worth researching but also a story worth telling. Twain once said, “I like Joan of Arc best of all my books; and it is the best; I know it perfectly well. And besides, it furnished me seven times the pleasure afforded me by any of the others; twelve years of preparation, and two years of writing. The others needed no preparation and got none.” How cool is that?
Anyway, back to Perpetua. I really like it. At first, it took me awhile to get into, but now I become Perpetua every time I dive into the book… because you know all of her thoughts… and feelings. She doesn’t know what to think of this new religion that her brother & mother have converted to. She soon realizes that the pagan gods she’s been raised to worship are nothing but stone. Has she always believed that there’s only one God? How can that be? What does He want from her?
The funny thing is I’m not much of a reader. I read every once in awhile… but I’m usually too busy with other things… busy social life, etc. However, one of my friends (Ingrid) has been successful in throwing books my way & insisting I read them. I’m glad for it… I’ve decided it’s probably better for me to read a book at late at night rather than watch TV until I have all of the commercials memorized. Ingrid didn’t suggest this book- I picked up Perpetua while I was in Kansas City last month.
Speaking of K.C., man, i love that place.

Friday, December 03, 2004

it's finally the weekend.

well, if you're like me, you might read people's blog occasionally... and refrain from commenting for one reason or another... mine is usually the lack of creativity to even come up with a comment. anyway, a couple folks asked me to change my blog up a little so that anyone can post comments anonymously. i did that yesterday. hope you guys are happy now. :)
have a happy flippin' weekend everyone!! i plan on taking it easy.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

thanks SSS!

okay, my PC is slow today. wheww!
so, a few people who've read this blog say that i'm not really as bad as the Bueller tone. good to know- good to know. it's also great to know that i'm not the only one reading my blog. :)

anyway, we're doing this "Secret Santa Sister" at work and I've received a wonderful gift. what is it? a Starbucks gift card. what a wonderful way to spread the joy of Christmas.... thank you, SSS.

okay, unfortunately, since my lunch break is over, i gotta jet. but i figured that i had just enough time to throw a little at you for a second.... so i did.
if you get the chance and are interested, see
i work with chris- he always has very interesting topics-
good read, good read.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004