March 30, 2012
It’s Friday of Spring break — last chance to party (or hang out in the library)!
Let’s do it up — Friday Listday style.
1. Yesterday, whilst doing a routine image search for “teacup piglet,” I discovered that my blog happens to come up in that search. That’s odd, isn’t it? Also, if you’re my Facebook friend, you should check out my profile now because that goodness is only lasting another couple of days.
It is time for some darlingness!
He just wanted to take a tiny moment to make sure he wasn’t running a tiny little bit late.
2. I am sad because none of this week’s videos will post directly onto the bloggy. But if you like Friday Night Lights you should go check out this video. It’s Friday Night Lights if it were a women’s basketball team. Also, there’s some gender confusion. “Two Arms, Two Legs, Let’s Go!”
3. You guys. My phone number has been compromised. I received 12 calls from weird numbers yesterday. Twelve. How did this happen? If you call and I yell at you, please forgive me.
4. Here’s another video that you must watch if you’re a fan of Downton Abbey. My friend Rebekah showed it to me, and it cracked me up. Things are tense over at Downton Arbys.
5. This sweet old lady and I hate everyone.
6. So, remember how I’ve talked about Axis before? I’m on their board and they travel the country speaking to high school and college students about worldview and media and like such as? Well, I have a favor to ask. They’re trying to get a grant, and part of the deal is getting votes from people like you. If you just click this link and then click “vote” I will be so appreciative and I might quit nagging you. It’s seriously super, super easy. Thanks, bloggy friends!
7. Here are some things that make me happy: It is supposed to be 84 degrees tomorrow. I feel like I’m making progress on my thesis proposal (but oh my word, then I have to actually write a thesis!). I have really good and thoughtful and consistent and nice friends. I have a good roommate. I am learning so much about my God who is active in every sense of the word and has asked me to act as well.
Have a good and joyful and amazingtastic weekend!
January 31, 2012
The title is a quote from what totally awesome TV show?
You guys, Jaci is coming to visit tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (It deserves lots of exclamation points.)
She’s just coming to hang out so that we can both avoid all the school and work we should be doing. We’re going to eat and go to trivia and spend some time up in Vail pretending that we are rich. You never know what kind of crazy will go down, you guys. We may even watch Lost. And by “may” I mean “definitely will.”
Speaking of Jaci, she got me a book called The Wilder Life last time I went to Austin and I’m still reading it because school is so rude and prevents me from reading important books about modern-day people who travel around the country visiting the sites where Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in the 1800s. Anyway, the book is really making me want to visit Walnut Grove again to see the Laura pageant that happens every summer. Also, I kind of want to spend a night in a dugout. Also, yes I realize that I am insane. Oh well. Where’s my bonnet?
Anyhoo, it is just a good friends week. Yesterday I got to have lunch with my friends Steve, Ginna and Matthew. Steve and Ginna used to live here in Colorado, but then they were mean and moved to Wisconsin. They were in town this weekend, though, so we got to hang out and I got to be friends with their sweet baby Gwyn.
I’m so behind on season 2 of Downton Abbey, you guys! I’ve only watched the season premiere. Who even knows what’s happening with the Crowleys and old Bates and horrible Thomas?!
So in this semester of Hebrew, we’re translating big chunks of the book of Joshua. We’re going to see how the Israelites entered the land and how God provided for them. We’ll probably see them succeed and fail and be rebellious and repent. Kind of like us. In the first chapter of Joshua, Moses has died and Joshua has taken over leadership of the Israelites. Throughout the chapter, Moses is referred to as the “servant of the Lord” and Joshua is referred to as Moses’ servant. My professor pointed out that it is not until the very end of his life (in chapter 24), that Joshua gets the title, “servant of the Lord.” What a great honor — to be someone who has lived their life in service of the one, true God in whatever role he has called us to.
OK, gots to go. I have about ninety million things to do today, and I am very lazy, so it’s going to be a tough one. Luckily the kindred will be here this evening to cheer me up!
January 9, 2012
Oh, hey, I’m just hanging out here in Denver, home of the team that defeated the Steelers last night. That game was insane! They did so much better than expected and Teebs and the Broncos pulled out another victory. Of course, some people on FB had criticisms, but haters gonna hate. They can keep hating while the Broncos head to New England. Where, let’s be honest, they’ll most likely lose. But let’s not think about that for a few more days.
In other news, I watched the first season of Downton Abbey on Netflix this past week. I loved it.
First of all, it’s England in the early 1900s, and they live in a huge mansion. Childhood dream come true.
Secondly, they wear such darling clothes — dresses, hats, beads, gloves, beauty. See, look.
Third, Maggie Smith (a.k.a. Minerva McGonagall the Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts) is so awesome and cranky and hilarious that the show is worth watching just for her proper, snarky comments.
Fourth, it shows the lives of a noble family and their servants. It’s fascinating how different life was according to this class system — they all lived in the same house but experienced completely different worlds.
Season 2 premiered on PBS last night and they are in the midst of The Great War. Things are changing. Also, why is it that no one helps with war things anymore? In Downton Abbey everyone — even the lords and ladies — are volunteering at the hospital and driving tractors around fields and opening their homes to the wounded. During World War II, Americans rationed foods and women went to work in factories and everyone grew Victory Gardens.
It’s shameful to admit it, but I haven’t even spent much time thinking about the wars we’ve been in for the last decade. When the Iraq War officially ended a couple of weeks ago, I realized that nothing in my life would change as a result. Why are we citizens not more involved in things like this — what has changed? Is our participation just not needed like it used to be? Are we too selfish? Why don’t we grow Victory Gardens anymore (even when we try really hard)?
OK, I’m leaving now. I need to do some works and someone should really tell me what to write my thesis on because I have to decide within the next couple of weeks. Enjoy you some Monday, friends! Go Broncos!