Wednesday, August 28, 2013

welp. this is my life now.

and to think. i was actually doing good with the whole blogging thing there....for like a week.

oh well. this is my life now.

learning about Jesus. Learning about how to use online school stuff. and more learning about Jesus.
 and i love it. 

i really love being able to study God's word as PART of my school. it is so refreshing to learn from a totally different, yet awesome perspective.

but this is also why i have been silent of here.  but it's a good excuse.....cough...i mean, reason.

i'll be back next week for sure. 
unless i find something else to blog about before the week is up. or i find my camera chord and decide to upload some pictures.

we shall see what happens!

is there anyone else that has started school in the last two weeks? 
or are you finished with school? 
what are YOU up to?

Monday, August 19, 2013

time to hit the books. wait....WHAT?!

school starts tomorrow. 

like NEW school.

if you don't know what i'm referring to, read this before you continue on.

(or today, if you're reading this on monday)

i, personally, have been wondering where the summer is gone. 
but then again, i'm always wondering something. 
so there's nothing new there.

in preparation for school, there has been a little bite of this

and this

and this

i guess one could make the assumption that i am excited about school.


be on the lookout for some new things here in the coming weeks!

Friday, August 16, 2013

an ode to English. part 3.

and i have found the last set of hilariously inspiring teacher quotes! that came about much quicker than i expected it to.

*queue the hallelujah chorus*

so here is the third and final installment of 

wisdom from Journalism.

whilst explaining our Media Analysis Paper:
"grab a beer at six o'clock in the morning sometime." 
(granted, i can almost promise he was being sarcastic and that actually grabbing a beer at six in the morning is in fact, a really bad idea.)

whilst explaining Newspaper terms:
"the opinion page is where crazy happens. people will want to outlaw ducks."

whilst talking about the benefits of Social Media:
(in reference to character count)
"things like Twitter will help with being a journalist."

whilst having gotten on a rabbit trail about Kansas City:
"if you say anything else about Kansas City, i'm going to start punching."

whilst giving his opinion on lobsters:
"poop eating bottom feeders."

and finally.....

whilst giving advice for life:
"don't pet armadillos."

"don't handle skunk parts."

this class was just the best. because it was a journalism class, we would talk about all kinds of things, hence the really random pieces of advice and what not.

i'm thankful for the time that i had with these inspiring people.
thank you dr. kilgore, dr. eby, and "duffy" for your teaching! :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

an ode to English. part 2.

if you didn't catch yesterday's post, click here. :)

and now, i give you the second installment of

wisdom from American Literature.

whilst reading Emerson:
" all you know are things from experience. that's how Christianity is claimed true. they saw someone walk on water, or turned locusts into fishes. " 
(when he said this, i was so very confused. obviously he meant water into wine.)

whilst reading Nathaniel Hawthorne:
"you may wonder 'how do i know what Hawthorne meant?' you don't. you can't crawl inside his head. he's dead."

whilst reading Bartleby the Scrivener:
"'s like being in the bottom of the well. charming."

(in reference to Bartleby, the main character) 
"he's an individual. he's marching to his own drum. well, actually, he;s not marching. he's standing to his own drum."

whilst reading Henry James:
"what the corset says is 'see? i don't work for a thing! you can tell!'"

whilst reading Langston Hughes:
"i'm a pretty white guy, so does that make me the essence of whiteness?"

whilst reading Kurt Vonnegut:
"here's something to get the history majors a little wiggly."

pretty sure that i still have more fun quotes from yet ANOTHER awesome English professor.
 i have yet to find them. 
let's hope it's sooner rather than later.
in the meantime, i hope you are enjoying my reminiscence of my time as an English major.
i know i am.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

an ode to English. part 1.

i was going through all of my school papers from the last two years in order to clean some things out to prepare for this coming year that starts in less than a week (holy......!) and i came across some of my notes from two of my English classes. i was gloriously surprised to find that i had written down some quotes from my teachers. i remembered i had done this whenever they said something particularly hilarious, inspiring, or hilariously inspiring.

it made me kind of sad that i wouldn't be returning to enjoy more of their wisdom, but i know that i can visit and i know that i am on to better things....the things that God has in store.

but all the same, i thought i would share with you some of their knowledge.

thus this is 

 wisdom from English literature.
whilst reading 
shakespeare's twelfth night:

"they have power, money, and can give you nice things. they can give you work and protect you from people that don't like you. there are good reasons to hang with royalty."

(in reference to group projects)
"if you are a control freak and have to have everything going your way, GET OVER YOUR DANG SELF."

"this isn't entirely fun."

"did the sandwich eat me? no! i ate the sandwich!"

"brimstone in your liver is BAD."

(in reference to the friend zone and other ways to call the friends zone) 
"you're in the buddy box."

(in reference to one of the characters being vague about location) 
"where is Dutch?"

"you're down south of my lady's opinion (quote from text)
you're down wind (teacher's definition)."

whilst telling us about Roman Britain:
"they were in a thousand years of stupid time"

whilst explaining rhetoric:
"this i believe; literature is out there to change us."

whilst reading Beowulf:
"watch me try to syncopate."

"to be a king in this environment, one must kick butt and be generous."

"is it his fault he's a demon?"

"that's what people in Epic's do. someone asks you what happened and they go and retell the whole dang thing."

"...bites his head....drinks his blood....isn't that fun?"

"to the end! Beowulf! there's a dragon. what does a dragon do? dragons do bad things."

(in reference to dragons guarding gold) 
"dragons do this. i don't know what dragons do this. literature tells us that dragons do this."

"dragons hate people who take their stuff."

"is it bad to have swagger?"

"we need to have a dark bonfire reading of Beowulf. that would rock."

whilst reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
"never deny yourself the pleasure of reading junk."

whilst telling us about the "quote burger":
"if you do a bunch of quotes, you first have to have layers and layers of turkey and ham and salami...this is a dumb metaphor."

"let's find different words for kiss- smooch, kiss, mwah, suckface, tonsil hockey. what is the difference between a smooch *kisses the air* and suck face? *pauses* i'm not going to demonstrate that one."

whilst reading poetry:
"does everyone see some Jesus in this poem? that sounds so irreverent."

(while making the "f" sound) "come one. do it with me. i feel stupid here. be stupid with me."

"the idea of clothes makes people nervous. if i showed up to class in a dress (this teacher is a man by the way), that would be a topic of conversation. it would probably end up on facebook."

"words are delicious."

"yes, he stuck his hand in her poop. he is not very bright."

and this is where we shall wait for more wisdom. 
part two will be up tomorrow. :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

that one time where pinterest failed me.



i'm addicted to that website.

i'm forever pinning hair ideas, food, and clothes....among many other things.

speaking of food, the food pictures on pinterest are just rude. 


how dare you make me hungry while i'm just trying to enjoy a leisurely day on the computer fantasizing about how i wish my hair would look, and what my future wedding will be like.


i was on this magical land of happiness a little while back and found this:

it looked simple. it sounded tasty. 
it was very healthy. it only required TWO INGREDIENTS.

easy peasy.

so i made said cookies. and i was so excited about them.
i like bananas. i like oatmeal. i even like bananas in my oatmeal (but only from ihop)
so i figured this recipe was a win.

and when i made them and when they came out of the oven, they were even more of a win. they looked edible.

and that was about it.

when i picked a cookie up and bit into it....yeah no. 
not a fan. tasted like rubber. 
i am not okay with that.
never again.


there was no point to this. 
this has been a public service announcement NOT to try these cookies unless you decide to add something beautiful, like chocolate.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

nice sounds

to add to this list...

coffee brewing
rain falling
guitar strumming
a baby's laughter

what are your favorite sounds?