February 2007


Some may say that Christmas is the best season of all. To those people, I say fie on you.

Welcome to my most favoritist season ever! Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. I love the Lenten season. Every year, the Lord does something way cool in my life through this season. There’s something about the denial of self, the acknowledgement of sacrifice, the preparation of what’s to come that’s just… terrible and beautiful all at the same time. There’s something about setting your eyes on the cross and its implications in your life that brings about revelations that can’t and won’t occur otherwise. So, welcome, my friends to the most wonderful time of the year. I pray that you will be able to experience the terrible beauty of this time, and that the Lord will reveal new and amazing things in your life throughout the season of Lent.

To all my single ladies, I have the solution. For those of you who think “something must be wrong with me!” or “if I could only lose that 5 pounds!” or “it must be my plastic unicorn collection!” it’s time to learn the error of our ways! How, you ask? By together asking ourselves the question…

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Why didn’t I think of that? It must just be about being able to “catch” the right one!!!! I can’t believe I’ve been approaching this all wrong the entire time! From now on, you’ll find me at the bus station. Waiting to catch my man. Since that is my role and all. And because men are like buses, right?…

(*this is an actual book offered by the local Christian bookstore in the “single living” section… anyone notice the other titles around it? getting serious about getting married… what to do until love finds you… how to avoid the 10 mistakes single women make… sassy, single, and satisfied… single and loving it!… if anyone asks why Christian women tend to struggle with being satisfied in singleness, i’m pointing them to the single living section where singleness is made to look like a disease that needs to be cured or something that we have to work our way out of. and then i’m going to go read something that tells me about my selfworth. like the Bible. not sassy, single, and satisfied. i hate you, single living section.)

*EDIT- In case you’re curious, I wasn’t actually looking for a book in the single living section.  I was pointing out the ridiculous book titles to my mom.  Not parusing the shelves.  Just making fun of them.  I promise.  You can ask my mom…

today’s a half day

i only have each class for 11 minutes

why are we even having class

oh well still a half day

iiiiiiiiiiii want to cut my hair off…

Welcome to the land of the overwhelmed.  In the land of the overwhelmed, people fill their plates with much more than they can handle, and they bite off more than they can chew.  Living in the land of the overwhelmed leads to many “enjoyable” experiences… 

For example, one barely has time to do what one really enjoys doing, like talking with friends, blogging, working out, spending time with family, having a general social life, having a general any kind of life, and instead is allowed to revel in the exciting world of work, school, homework and responsibility.  One doesn’t know how to fit into one 24 hour period all that “needs” to be done and still sleep, so nothing gets done the way it should and sleep is found to be an elusive concept.

But what of the times when the person feels the effects of this land?  That’s when emotional breakdown occurs because of words said in a cross manner, or assignments that aren’t understood, or a student that smarts off, or boy that calls an hour later than when girl thought he would which must mean he’s completely uninterested because that’s the only “logical” conclusion, or emotions that resurface from the still-occuring grieving process.  That’s also when one realizes that priorities need to be re-prioritized, because things are all discombobulated, but one doesn’t know how to go about the process…

Who wants to join me?  Anyone?…  anyone?  I didn’t think so. 

Can anyone get ME out?…