Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland!!

So Sunday night, it iced and snowed here. I, of course, was not awake when it happened, but if I had to guess it iced first and then it snowed. The ice and snow just kind of froze together and Monday morning all of the sidewalks and roads and anything cement was covered in a layer of frozen ice and snow. I have never experienced anything like it in my life. Then last night it snowed again, but thankfully there was no ice. So now we have a layer of ice and snow frozen together with a layer of snow on top of that. It's just wonderful. And might I add that it's absolutely freezing, but that goes without saying. I think Monday morning it was eleven degrees, but with the wind chill it felt around zero.

I had to drive to the bank today, and I did all right. The parking lots are still covered in ice, but the main roads are clear. My mom said that my brother was out of school yesterday, and I wonder if they were out again today. The school system here was out yesterday and today.

What I hope is that it begins melting tomorrow and that by Thursday it's clear so I can leave on Thursday and not on Friday.

I had a friend who told me that it didn't snow here, it iced. I didn't believe her at first, but now I do. My friend Tarah was driving out to her house yesterday and did two spins as in full circles on her road because it was so slippery.

Anyway, I hope if it is icy and snowy where you are that you are staying warm and that you are careful.

I also had my first final today and that went rather well. I was done in around thirty minutes. Tomorrow I don't have anything, but Thursday I have two finals. Then I leave for my five week break. I'm so excited.

I'll post more later.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Let's a take a trip back in Time.....

So I was just googling stuff on the ole Internet and I found this thing that I know will be very precious for my roommate and my cousin who read my blog. They are my age and they will so know what I'm talking about with some of this stuff.

You're a 90's kid if:

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"

You just cant resist finishing this... "Iiiiiiin west Philadelphia born and raised...

"You remember TGIF on ABC. Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World."

Miss Susie had a steam boat, the steam boat had a bell..miss Suzie went to heaven the steamboat went to hell_o operator please give me number 9 and if you disconnect me i'll kick you from behind the fridgerator, there was a piece of glass, miss Suzie sat upon it and broke her little ***_k me no more questions, please tell me no more lies the boys are in the bathroom zipping up their flies, are in the city the bees are in the park .......................... miss Suzie and her boyfriend are kissing in the D-A-R-K- D-A-R-K D-A-R-K dark dark dar dar da dark"

You remember when Kurt Cobain, 2Pac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.

You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie from "Full House"

You remember falling in love with Kirk Cameron on "Growing Pains" and the wonderful show "Brotherly Love"

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You danced to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record "Your FAVORITE song of ALL time"

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.

When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be who............and still all ended up being Tommy.

You remember when super Nintendo's became popular.

You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos... but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

"I've fallen and I can't get up"

One word,"Pokemon"

When you have played and beaten mario brothers/duck hunt.

If you ever watch cheers.

You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates

if you remember when every thing was "da BOMB"

when they made the new lunchables so that you could make tacos and pizza!!

Your mom always had a bow, a scrunchy or a headband in your hair (what was really bad was when you wanted to wear one)

You wore socks over leggings scrunched down"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back" SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS CENTS TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS PHANTS PHANTS JUMP OVER THE FENCE THE FENCE THE FENCE he jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didn't come back back back til the forth of July ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and that's the end end end of the elephants show show show

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

Writing M.A.S.H. notes. (and the twenty different versions of that)

Making those little fortune cookie things.. and then predicting your life with them.

"I'm just joshin' ya!!"

You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool

And You Were Obsessed with either N'sync or Backstreet Boys. But never NEVER both...

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"

You played and/or collected "Pogs"You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere

You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the Internet.

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles

Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

When boys still had cooties and girls were still weird.Girls go to college to get more knowledge, boys go to Jupider to get more stupider! Or the other way around.

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies and talking Elmo were always sold out.

You collected those Beanie Babies.

You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.

You remember a time before the WB.

You owned a portable tape player.If you even know what an original Walkman is.

You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart.

"Talk to the hand" ... enough said

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

You know the significance of the number 23. (go mj.)

You went to McDonald's to play in the playplace.

You remember playing on merry go rounds...at the play ground.

You remember dreaming to be on a Nickelodeon game show: Double Dare, Nick Arcade, GUTS, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Fun House, Figure It Out, ...

You all know you watched Hey Dude, and Salute Your Shorts...Remember and You Cant Do That On Television where getting slimed first started!

When we were younger:

Before the My Space and Facebook frenzy...

Before the Internet & text messaging...

Before Sidekicks & iPods...

Before cellphones.

Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX......

Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.

When light up sneakers were cool.

When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our Walkmans.

When phone numbers were still 7 digits.

When Being a TOMBOY was "in".

When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

When everyone loved Disney movies (and you fought over which princess you were)

When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.

Way back.

when it was all about N64.

Before we realized all this would eventually disappear

Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!

I just thought some of these were hysterical. I remember so many of them. Like getting up to watch Recess, Pepper Ann, and Doug on One Saturday Morning. I miss TGIF so much. I haven't Boy Meets World in ages. What happened to all those old shows?

Anyway, anyone else who is older or younger probably wouldn't remember a lot of these, but for my roommate and my cousin, I hope you enjoyed them.

Well, that's enough for now. Have a Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One More Week!!!!

I only have one more week of my first semester of college, and then I'm done. I'm so excited. I had my fit and well final today and I was done in ten minutes. It was really easy. So I'm done with that class. Yea! Next week I have my government final on Tuesday and then my English and algebra finals on Thursday. Then I'm leaving on Thursday.

Last night was the Shane & Shane concert with Bethany Dillon and Phil Wickham. It was a really good concert. Bethany Dillon is actually married to one of the "Shane's." She's married to Shane Bernard, and the funny thing is she's eighteen and he's thirty-two. I remembered reading about that somewhere, but it was kind of funny seeing them on stage together because to be honest, he is kind of old. Like my roommate said, though, in a few years it won't be as weird.

I can tell it's that time in the year where I'm ready for new classes, and I'm ready for a break. I can tell that I'm lagging, I'm not really motivated to do anything, and I'm just tired of going to school. I think after the break, though, I'll be ready for new classes and new teachers. Keep praying about me being an RA. I would really love to be able to do that.

Well, I'm going to go to the Wellness Center to work-out. I'm trying to start being more motivated about that, but we all know how that goes. God Bless.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thanksgiving at Christmas

I was thinking today about all the things I have to be thankful for. A family who loves me, friends who I can have fun with, and an awesome Lord and Savior who loves me no matter what. But more than that I thought about the little things I am thankful for. Food to eat (and sometimes of which I eat too much when other people around the world have none), clothes to wear, a soft, warm bed to sleep in, shelter from snow and cold and wind, money in my checking account; however little it may seem, my three cousins in Tulsa, two who are little and one who is my age, my aunt and uncle in Tulsa, and I'm also very thankful for my health.

Everyone is so thankful and grateful around November and Thanksgiving, but when Christmas gets here, it's "gimme, gimme, gimme." How one month can change things. And isn't it kind of paradoxical that we celebrate how thankful we are for how much we have on Thanksgiving, but the following day, "Black Friday," we wake up at a ridiculous hour in the morning to stand in line for more stuff. I thought we were all just so thankful and that we couldn't ask for one more thing in the world. Tell that to the guy who was trampled at the Wal-Mart in Queens, New York.

I love Christmas, don't get me wrong, but I think we overlook the Jesus part of it which is really all of it. I'm very thankful that two thousand years ago a young, innocent girl had the humility and the faith to bring Jesus Christ into the world. She told the Lord that whatever he wanted she would do. Joseph had the courage and the faith to trust in the Lord even when it would've been okay in that day to shun Mary since she was supposed to be pure until they were married, although he didn't know what was happening yet. Just the same, the two of them weren't very old and they didn't have much experience with life. But they had an awesome amount of faith and courage. I'm thankful for them and their example.

So yeah, Santa and Frosty and Rudolph and presents are great, but don't overlook why we celebrate Christmas in the first place. And count your blessings, even though Thanksgiving is over.

Other than that, school is going well. I had a test today and then I have another test on Thursday which is actually a final that we're taking early. God keeps showing me how amazing he is in the little things I'm learning. I'm starting to realize that He is my best friend. I can tell him anything and go to him at any time of day or night and he doesn't care if I interrupt his slumber because he doesn't sleep. He's just a great God.

Well, I'm going to call it a night. I hope you have a very Thankful Christmas.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Last Week of Classes!

So this semester has absolutely flown by. I can't believe that my last week of classes is this week. It seems like I was just starting college yesterday. Time sure does fly by fast.

I have two tests this week, and then I have three finals during finals week. This week here at college is our Christmas Festivities Week. There is something going on everyday, and that's super exciting. Tonight I'm going to watch a concert held our chapel of the symphonic winds, the orchestra, and the high school and college chorals. I'm sure it will be great.

Keep praying for me about the whole waiting situation with guys, my major, and just life. I think the five week break will be a definite time of relaxation and reflection for me.

This morning I went to a church that I had been to about a month ago, and I enjoyed it again today. The pastor talked about making the word of God an everyday part of your life. I will admit that I'm reading my Bible more now than I was this time last year. I think I was just too busy last year (which is no excuse), but this is the first time in my life that I know I wouldn't survive without God's word. It's become an essential to my life.

One of my cousins posted on her blog that she was tired of all of the consumerism of Christmas. I agree with her. I wanted to add something that a recent speaker at my college said. He was talking about how it would cost around 10 billion dollars to install water systems that work in third world countries all over the world. I don't know if that is one system or multiple, but it doesn't matter. Last year, Americans spent $450 billion dollars on Christmas, and I was right there in the middle of it. But we spent all that money celebrating a man who told us to be self-less. Yes, I know that the wise men brought gifts to Jesus, but that wasn't until he was between the ages of one and three. No where in the Bible is giving gifts at Christmas time mentioned. We don't even really know when Christ was born.

What I'm saying is that we could do things a lot different during this Christmas season. Instead of buying over hundreds of dollars of presents for people who probably don't need them, give money to a family who can't even have Christmas dinner. Do something Christ would do to really celebrate his birth.

Well, anyway, I'll get off my soapbox. I need to get ready for the concert. I will post more later.
Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Weekend's Here

So tonight there may be a movie night in my room. I may be having a few girls over to my room and we might make chocolate covered pretzels with white almond bark. We may watch some Audrey Hepburn movies and enjoy being lazy. It's still really cold here, but at least today it is sunny. Yesterday my friend Tarah and I went to the park. I had some old bread that wasn't moldy, but I didn't want to eat it anymore. So we went to the park and gave the ducks and geese and swans some bread. We were barely out of the car when they started charging us. They knew we had bread and they knew we were going to give it to them. They were chasing us. It was so funny. We went back to the park when it turned dark to drive through the park because it's decorated with Christmas lights and decorations. It was so pretty. They did a really good job of decorating it.

Tomorrow I have to study for a test I have on Tuesday. I need to read some books, well actually finish them. Then tomorrow night OU plays Mizzou. Go OU. I want to see them make it to the championship so badly. But since OU is number 2 and Mizzou is number 20, I'm leaning toward OU. There is also a basketball game here tomorrow night, so I might so to that too. I'm not sure.

This week went pretty good. I think I'm actually understanding college algebra a little bit more. At first, this new section we started was a little overbearing. I was pretty upset last night, but today in class cleared things up.

Next week there's a ton of Christmas activities going on here. I'm really excited. The highlight of the week has to be the Shane & Shane Christmas tour that will be here on Wednesday. Phil Wickham and Bethany Dillon will also be here. I can't wait. I love all of those artists so much.

I've just been praying that God will give me the extra strength and patience to get through these last two weeks of school. I want to be done so bad. I know he will though for he is so good. Even though "my flesh and my heart may fail, God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever" (Psalm 73:26). I love that verse so much. I've been reading in Psalms and I found that one the other day.

Well, stay warm and enjoy the Christmas season, but don't forget about the meaning.
God Bless.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gray, Cold, . . . It's a Blah Day.

So today it's cold, dreary, a little misty, gray, and did I mention really cold? I'm still not used to the weather up here. I do have some good news though. I finished my English research paper that's due tomorrow, last night at around twelve thirty. I'm so glad to have that out of the way. I also only have four more class periods in College Algebra, five if you count the final. The lectures are over in American Government, only having tests left. It's weird to think I won't have these classes next semester when in high school the classes you took were all year courses. But I'm kind of glad too. I couldn't imagine being in another semester of College Algebra.

I mentioned earlier on another post that one of my professors is going through a tough time right now with his foster daughter. I found out today some dates you can for and pray on when they roll around. One of the dates is this Friday at three o' clock. The other date is January 2. Just pray that everything works according to God's will and that the daughter is placed in the safest environment. This family is very broken over the whole ordeal.

Well, I don't really have much else to say. I'll post more later.
God Bless.