BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD - PSALM 46:10.
december 3 : the test
december 4 : christmas in the chapel!
december 6 : christmas dance!!!
december 9 : the lion, the witch and the wardrobe
december 10-11 : mark schultz with alyssa!
december 14 : king kong!
december 16 : the family stone!
december 21 : the producers
december 23 : munich
december 24 : christmas eve!
december 25 : Jesus' birthday!
december 26-31 : north carolina with mom!
and for a few movie reviews...
rent : amazing. the most beautiful and touching movie! I cried about 3, 4 times. every song was done perfectly. and yes, it is not as good as rent on stage, but how could it be? it was the best possible depiction of rent on the big screen that it could be. the great thing is that they acted just like they do on stage, they had the same attitude and mannurisms from what I can remember. and the really great part...now, I can reaaally picture those songs being performed when I listen to them. I have clear images in my mind of the story, which makes much more sense to me now. my favorite song by far was "I'll cover you (reprise)", then "will I?" (which I is my favorite ballet dance that I ever did!), "take me or leave me", then "tango maureen" (hilarious) and then "santa fe"...I loved the poles. anyways...it was so great...and I loved that I saw it with kelli and my old dance teacher laurie.:)
walk the line : holy crap. great great great movie. joaquin phoenix is HOT. I mean, hott. he was so great, I really truly believed he was johnny cash. he sang SO well and his emotional scenes were just incredible. my favorite part was at the end when he put that black jacket on...mmmmmm. and reese, don't even get me started! she was gorgeous, eloquent, funny, and talented! she sings so sweetly and she just played her character so so so well...I loved every scene she was in. they better both win oscars, seriously. I don't even know how to express how much my love for these two actors has gone up...at least 30 notches.
and I want, need, must have the soundtracks to these two movies.
I LOVE MOVIES!
they provide such joy during this stresssssful time!
am i first?!
01. your name spelled backwards?
02. where were your parents born?
mom=lansing, mi ..... dad=lincoln,il
03. what is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
funky funky xmas - NKOTB
04. what's your favorite restaurant?
olive garden, one world, the moonlight. i can't limit, i like food too much.
05. last time you swam in a pool?
this summer at the anderson's.
06. have you ever been in a school play?
yes, don't laugh but, I was bashful in snow white in 3rd grade. and now mackey wants me to be in the spring play this year.
07. how many kids do you want to have?
2 at the least, 5 at the most...but I like 3, two boys and a girl...my princess.
08. type of music you dislike most?
that hard core screaming crap.
09. are you registered to vote?
10. do you have cable?
yes. and dish in morton.
11. have you ever ridden on a moped?
no thank you.
12. ever prank-called anybody?
"I like your skateboard...can I ride on it with you?!"
13. best friend?
childhood: julia, adolescence: uphoff, college: elizabeth, life-long: well, we'll see...
14. would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
never...unless I had a gun to my head...or I was sydney bristow.
15. farthest place you ever traveled?
16. do you have a garden?
17. what's your favorite comic strip?
18. do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
who doesn't? this is a sad question.
19. bath or shower, morning or night?
bath at night. shower in the morning...are you kidding me?
20. best movie you've seen in the past month?
do I even have to say it? HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE.
21. favorite pizza toppings?
cheeeeeeeeeeeese, 'roni. that's about it...oh green peppers!
22. chips or popcorn?
i eat chips more. mmm sun chips.
23. what color lipstick do you usually wear?
lipstick is gross, and it smells. i use softlips and juicy's.
24. have you ever smoked peanut shells?
I'm with Logan.
25. have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
5, no wait, 6. I qualified for a national contest...
26. orange juice or apple?
orange is better for you, vitamin c, dudes. I especially like "simply orange" me and dawson love that.
27. who was the last person you went out to dinner with?
adam and julia! to chili's! it was SO fun!
28. favorite type chocolate bar?
do reese's count? I really like snickers sometimes...though I'm not big on chocolate.
29. when was the last time you voted at the polls?
the presidential election last year.
30. last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
oh man, how about never? no wait...I had them at andy's aunt and uncle's last summer. :( or I'm sure rosy fed me some this year.
31. have you ever won a trophy?
how about I'm not giving you an essay like SOMEBODY, but I won those dumb gymnastics ones. but my proudest trophy would be 2nd at state for the pom/dance category at the IDTA state competition my freshman year in high school! we got 4th too. but that is a team effort.
32. are you a good cook?
I experiment, and I think I've inherited my dad's cooking genes...so, yes.
33. do you know how to pump your own gas?
of course. but the man did it for me too.
34. ever ordered from an infomercial?
no but I really really really want a ronco rotiseere when I get married.
35. sprite or seven-up?
sprite. although I used to love those ads "7 up yours"
36. have you ever had to wear a uniform to work?
not really, just a hat at the deli.
37. last thing you bought at a walgreens?
how about cvs? I bought some food there.
38. ever thrown up in public?
canoe trip...don't eat potato chips on a canoe, just don't.
39. would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love?
true true true love...but it has to be true love.
40. do you believe in love at first sight?
ha, I don't know, I thought I felt that...we'll see if I was right.
41. can ex's be just friends?
not in my experience.
42. who was the last person you visited in a hospital?
43. did you have a lot of hair as a baby?
um, normal amount?
44. what message was last on your answering machine?
45. where would you like to go at the moment?
somewhere romantic with someone romantic.
46. what was the name of your first pet?
amy and emily, the hamsters.
47. what kinda backpack do you have, and what's in it?
my EFfin' backback. nothing.
49. what is one thing you are grateful for today?
50. what are/is your favorite color/colors?
blues and greens.
ha, dan just said "I just wanted everyone to look at me and say he is such a great danca!"
I could show him the ropes:)
hey nick, this is what I do for my friends...
so get to work!
jk, but seriously.
I love elizabeth.
want more gilmore?
great great great episode.
wasn't all that surprised...
the minute that kid walked in I knew she was the "big secret".
that helmet was classic.
( Oh my God, enjoy Wisteria Lane, you major drama queen!Collapse )
i know that everybody loves the posts where people write about all the crap they have to do...
stop begging already!
1-pass the stupid history content exam when i take it on december 3...and if i don't pass, guess what, no student teaching
2-finish my huge history project on lewis and clark journals
3-do the ol' regularly scheduled hw and tests
4-get a C+ or above on all my classes...I'd prefer B's but I'm not gonna push myself too hard
and if I meet all those...
I still have to student teach, do well with that, and also pass another stupid state exam required for illinois teachers.
I hate illinois.
that may not seem like a lot, but those 4 things will pretty much decide whether or not I can graduate, especially #1...i mean, that one needs prayer.
so until december 3, I won't have much of a life...and even after that I have finals and what not...
so don't expect to see me online that much...I might post, but I doubt I'll get on aim unless i need some social relief.
so long, farewell, auf wiedersein goodbye!
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye...
"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do." – Kathleen Winsor
for the past few monthsI have been looking for encouragement...
something to show me that God is definitely in control regardless of the way people choose to treat me...
...regardless of what happens to me today...
...regardless of the tears that so often show up...
he brought me all things good that I have had in my life, no one else, so how can I not trust that the love ahead is even better?!
...regardless of who it is with...
he will fulfill my heart with joy and unconditional, committing love.
these are things that have popped up during my day that I thought might encourage you guys...
"I love you O Lord, my strength."-Psalm 18:1 courtesy of Michael Hollingsworth
"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it."
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time." -Anna Freud
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood."-Marie Curie
I love this one...
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"...that Christ has regarded my helpless estate, and hath shed His own blood for my soul...it is well with my soul..."
so many times I just wanna quit and give up even giving an effort, cause I gave my heart and love to someone and now it feels like that wasn't even worth it...but then I look at it positively, thank God for gifting me with the ability to love someone that much and to be capable of an unconditional feeling of love...it makes me see that I can be a commmitted, giving person, and that I can love others in that way. so if it helps, look at your situation a little differently. and spend your days not crying and worrying over the future, but by thinking of how freaking much God loves you, think about his unbelievable Heart for you.
I promise, it works.
and it always helps to think about the things that make you happy, no matter what.
for me, its harry potter, coffee, books, and my favorite tv shows...OH and food.
that...and the fact that this is one of the most beautiful autumns I have ever witnessed!
so in short...live life like this...
I dream about living in the mountains or the ancient Cities and finding out more about the world.
oh and did anyone see fity cent on Today? that man has a heart of gold, here's me shedding a tear for fity.
did you know that he wrote "in da club" because he was tired of hearing songs about death by other rappers so he made up one about birth! awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
oh and don't laugh, but I want neil diamond's new cd!!
sweeeeeet caroline, bum bum bum
I hope you guys have a great day, a beautiful day, and if you are having a sucky one...remember that yarcho and God love you!
and also remember that hp is only 10 days away, I don't know how that can't make you smile!
I wish I had this crayon...but not what it represents...
but seriously, that's pretty hilarious.
I miss Megan!
I love best friendedness...
and making up new words.
come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest