Tuesday, December 14, 2004

it dawned on me that i did not have a scantron. for my 8am final. in less than 9 hours. i couldnt for the life of me remember when ag cafe opened, if it was 7:30 or 8. i looked today, it was 7:30. but i couldnt know this last night. so, i made the laborious trip to h-e-b. when i got there, i couldnt believe my eyes, it was the weirdest thing....h-e-b was NOT crowded. what the world? does this have anything to do with the new h-e-b soon opening in bryan on wednesday? or perhaps it has more to do with the fact that it was a sunday night at midnite. or really it probably has mostly to do with the fact that its the middle of finals so no one needs to buy groceries because they are headed home soon, to partake in free food provided by their parents. the parking lot looked so lonely, i've never seen it so empty. inside there were a few students, mostly just picking up milk or ice cream or....scantrons. for your info, h-e-b DOES have scantrons, but only green ones and blue books, not gray or the weird blue books that also include a scantron. perhaps the oddest thing about my trip to h-e-b was that i saw my roommate from freshman year....cool! and then i saw a basketball teammate from highschool...double cool! so random!! to see 2 people i rarely see in a deserted h-e-b. it made the late run to the store very worth it.

"they say that if you are in band then you are better at math. i played the clarinet. i am not good at numbers. i dont understand the concept." - T

unfortunately, reutzel lost any cool points he may or may not have had. in fact, he might just have negative cool points. hnatt however, gained cool points today after we met with him and had just a nice chat, hnatt and team awesome.

fave profs at a&m=
mrs. p
dr. welch

here's some of my current favorite things to say/phrases. some of these are based on friends sayings and others i've carried with me since high school....

10. fo shizzle
9. did you want a cookie?
8. please hold
7. if you will
6. stoked
5. i dont know
4. naturally
3. beautiful
2. mmkay?
1. very nice

Thursday, December 09, 2004

"but what about you?" he asked. "who do you say i am?" --matthew 16:15

sometimes my acting
speaks louder than my talking
sometimes my twisted perception
plays me against You,
my Advocate.
sometimes i'm so busy
protectingthe dreams in my heart
that i'm saying
You're not big enough
but faith is clinging to what I cannot see
and if I cant fathom your plan now,
could You at least hold my hand?
You're big enough for me
and what You say goes
anything You choose to give
is more than i deserve
thats who I will say You are.

"let not the wise man boast of his wisdom
or the strong man boast of his strength
or the rich man boast of his riches,
but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight, " declares the Lord.
--jeremiah 9:23-24

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

so my mom, see, she is amazing. i dont know how she does stuff. she's still got 4 kiddos living at the house, and they are not an easy bunch, let me just tell ya!! to have 3 teens in the house and the forever baby of 6 kiddos, this is a recipe for stress. still, my mom manages to get everyone where they need to be, in the clothes they need to be in, fed the food they need to be fed, and tries to make everyone happy. meanwhile, she has her own life teaching school and working out and volunteering for stuff. geeze, just thinking of this makes me tired. and it doesnt stop there....my mom has started this crazy thing while my brother and i are at college. nevermind that my mom spends hours upon hours wrapping Christmas presents every december, not only for us, but for cousins and aunts and uncles. she decided that matt and i need 'advent presents'. yes, these are SO COOL. at thanksgiving break or so, she gives us each a sack full of presents. WRAPPED presents. a FULL SACK. each one is carefully labeled with a day in december. we are to open one each day, the one for that day. i once casually remarked that i wanted to open them all on one day. this was met with GREAT resistance and threats. but can i just tell you how difficult it is to have a whole sack of presents in your room and not open them? especially when no one is around. friends, this is a test of integrity....be amazed at my parents parenting capabilities when it comes to building character. who else would come up with such a ploy?? anyway, so the first gift, dec 1st, is always an advent calendar. naturally it would be. the other things are unpredictable. they are so random and cute and fun and its maddening to look at the boxes and try to determine what they could be. in fact, the temptation is very great. i will say i have never folded and opened a present early...yet. BUT here, friends, is the cool thing. dec 1st actually begins at MIDNITE. haha, yes, it does. being a college student, i am always, of course, up at midnite. therefore, i open the days present within the first few minutes of the day. i have a little christmas party every nite in my room a little after midnite. its very exciting. last year bree would often come in and take part in the celebration. sometimes at 11oclock, i will get real excited when i realize there's only one hour left till present opening!! SO all that to say, my mom rocks. and so do advent presents. my mom is cooler than your mom.