Monday, November 23, 2009


Just some small updates in my life:

-I helped pick out the decor for Jamie's wedding reception today. It's going to be beautiful.

-Arranged the songs that I'll be singing for the Six78 Christmas Party. Mark Bennett is going to be playing guitar for it so it should sound pretty rad.

-Saw Jessica Huber for the first time since she moved. She looked stunning. I was very happy to see her.

-Finished my music business research project. That class has turned out to be one of the more difficult classes I've taken.

-Rented "He's just not that into you" again from the red box thing. A: I'm liking red box more and more. B: "He's just not that into you" is a good movie.

-Went on an epic frog hunt in my living room last night. Apparently he liked my windowsill instead of the outside world. Needless to say, there was a lot of screeching from me and jumping from the frog.

-I filled up my tank with gas and watched my money go down the drain. I also avoided the eye contact of the creepy gas station attendants who work at EVERY gas station you ever go to.

-Came one step closer to submitting my application to Student Life to work there this summer. It's complete, I just need the gusto to submit it.

-I missed horses today and wish I could be around them all the time.

-I sighed as my boss read me my schedule for this week. 12 hours...

-I smiled really big at all the pictures from Nick's birthday party. High schoolers make me smile a lot.

-One day closer to graduating.

-Jesus is the sweetest and His grace amazes me daily, especially when I fail at my part of the relationship. Somehow He always knows how to pick me up.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Softball and cell phones

I went to the boy's softball game tonight. They wiped the other team, D-nuts? T-nuts? (either way, horrible name) clean with a 20-4 score. Go victory boys! I got to see friends that I don't see all that often.

Today was a pretty great day. I had off from work so after going to a brief stint of school, I went to Walmart. Tried something new today. That red-box dvd thing? Pretty cool. I can we what all the fuss is about. Rented some dvd's, came home, watched them ,worked out, and enjoyed a spicy chicken sandwich from Wendys (favorite). Then I enjoyed the rest of the day in my room, hanging out, reading, sleeping. All around a good day.

Also, I've been enjoying mobil uploads. I think it's a fun way to show things that are interesting to me when they are happening. My new phone and its picture taking abilities are swell and I enjoy posting them on facebook.

Meteor shower tonight, actually right now. I think I'll head outside to watch that one for a little bit.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

An Adult?

I went to Jamie's bridal shower today. It was lovely and of course she looked perfect. Traditional bridal games were played including a surprise visit from the groom. I'm so excited for them and can't wait to see her walk down the aisle, though I'm sure Mark is a little more. I've got good ideas brewing for when my bridal shower comes...
I'm almost done with school. I realized after stressing about registering for my spring semester that this was the last time I was going to register at FAU for my bachelors. It kind of freaks me out. I've been hit with the reality that once I graduate from college, I'm going to be an adult. I'm an adult now, but once I graduate, I'll have a bachelor's degree and will have to move onto to bigger things. No more working part time jobs and living in the now. Now it's time for getting a real job, using my degree, and putting money away for my future.
I'm now at that point where I have crossed the threshhold of being considered one of the youth. At a meeting at church the other day which included many high schoolers, Mike asked for all the adults to stay afterwards so he could talk to them. This included me. It was weird. Of course I knew I was an adult up to that point, and I had been called a leader many times, but it was the first time that I was referred to as an adult, among the parents that were there, and not just a youth leader.
The kids treat me that same way that I treated adult youth leaders when I was in high school. You know, when one of them walked up to the circle that you were in with your friends and automatically, everyone gets a little hushed and straightens up a little, especially the guys. Suddenly they watch what they're saying, afraid that I'm going to pass some kind of condemnation on them. And I just keep thinking, "What? Is there a pastor around? Why is everyone so quiet?" And then I realize that its me. How can I be an adult? Wasn't I just in high school, standing around in a circle with my friends, laughing about some dirty joke that this kid told in English class while also mocking the teacher? It makes me laugh that that is where I'm at now. And pretty soon it's going to happen to them.....
I hope God can use me in their lives somehow, even if it is as an adult. I really do care about those kids a lot. Otherwise, I don't think I would spend my time on them.

It's a weird place to be at. God is good.