Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Way I See It #21

People need to see that, far from being an obstacle, the world's diversity of languages, religions and traditions is a great treasure, affording us precious opportunities to recognize ourselves in others.

-- Youssou N'Dour

Friday, February 13, 2009


So I have an amazing boyfriend. Today he sent me a dozen red roses in a gorgeous red vase with "Happy Valentine's Day" things. And an "I Love You" balloon. He sent them to my office. I was not expecting anything like that! It totally made my day. He is so wonderful. I am so in love with this man. He makes me feel like a princess. Like the most beautiful woman in the world. And to him, I am. I have never known a love like this.

I just wanted to tell you that.

The Way I See It #1

"Zeroes are important. A million seconds ago was last week. A billion seconds ago, Richard Nixon resigned the presidency. A trillion seconds ago was 30,000 BC, and early humans were using stone tools. America's national debt is now $7.5 trillion, and it's skyrocketing, even as America's population ages. There will never be a better time to start paying off this crippling debt than today."

-- Denis Hayes Every so often, an author comes along with a thought so powerful, we feel compelled to continue the discussion. Above you find the first quote to appear on Starbucks cups as part of "The Way I See It," accompanied by a Q&A session with the man behind the message, environmental advocate, Denis Hayes.

The Way I See It #22

"Everywhere, unthinking mobs of “independent thinkers” wield tired clichés like cudgels, pummeling those who dare question “enlightened” dogma. If “violence never solved anything,” cops wouldn’t have guns and slaves may never have been freed. If it’s better that 10 guilty men go free to spare one innocent, why not free 100 or 1,000,000? Clichés begin arguments, they don’t settle them."

-- Jonah Goldberg Goldberg is the founding editor of National Review Online and currently serves as its editor-at-large, where he writes “The Goldberg File.” He is also a nationally syndicated columnist and member of the board of contributors to USA Today. He currently lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Jessica Gavora, their daughter, Lucy, and Cosmo the Wonderdog.

The Way I See It #27

"Do not kiss your children so they will kiss you back but so they will kiss their children, and their children’s children."

-- Noah benShea, Poet, philosopher and author of Jacob the Baker, Jacob’s Journey and Remember This My Children.

The Way I See It #31

"Risk-taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises."

-- Rita Golden Gelman, Author of Tales of a Female Nomad. She has had no permanent address since 1986.

The Way I See It #51

Americans spend an average of 29 hours a week watching television - which means in a typical life span we devote 13 uninterrupted years to our TV sets! The biggest problem with mass media isn't low quality - its high quanitity. Cutting down just an hour a day would provide extra years of life - for music and family, excercise and reading, conversation and coffee.

-- Michael Medved
Author of Right Turns and radio talk show host

(Yep. From my Starbucks cup again)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gotta Love It

So my roommate hasn't paid her rent yet. Again. She's lived with us for 8 months now, and probably at least 5 months out of the 8 she's been late paying rent. And several times when she's late paying it, she like disappears for a week before she pays it. I don't know what the heck she's doing, but it's not good. For her or anyone! If she would just come out and tell me "Hey, I don't have it all right now, can we work something out?" Or something. I wouldn't be so mad. But the fact is, she doesn't do that. She avoids me at all cost. It's stressful for everyone involved.

Ok, enough about her. Matthew's birthday was on Monday. It was so much fun. I took him to Hard Rock Cafe. It's his fave restaurant ever. He hadn't been to the one here in Nashville, so he was so excited. I didn't tell him where we were going, but when we got close to Broadway, he was like, "Where are we going..... We're getting close to Broadway.....that's where Hard Rock is!" SO funny.

I gave him a cd he's been asking for for like a month. And I gave him a gift certificate that I made for 2 tickets to the Grand Ole Opry. He gets to pick the show we go see. He liked that gift too. I also bought him a Hard Rock collectors pin. And I ordered a fruit drink in a collector's glass that "I just don't have room for". Hehe. I know. I rock. LOL!

So Saturday is Valentine's Day. It's also our 3 month anniversary. I was bummed about it because Matthew has to work his second job all weekend. No one was allowed to request off because of Valentine's Day. Well, he found out last night that he is scheduled early on Saturday, so he won't have to close, and his boss gave him Sunday off!! YAY! So we're going to celebrate on Sunday.

Well, I guess that's all for right now. Maybe I'll post again soon. L8R!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Way I See It #299

"There is a subtle difference between a mission and a promise. A mission is something you strive to accomplish - a promise is something you are compelled to keep. One is individual, the other is shared. When a mission and a promise are one and the same... that's when mountains are moved and races are won."


-Hala Moddelmog

President and CEO,

Susan G. Komen for the Cure


(Taken from my Starbucks cup this morning)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This week...

I haven't updated much lately. I know. Guess I just haven't had much to say.

We started a Bible Study class for single women in their 20's. It's at my mom and dad's house. We've been meeting every Monday for a month now. It's really awesome. My mom is teaching us to really study the Bible. We have memory verses, and she gives each of us different passages to look up and study, so the next week we each tell about what we've learned.

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I'm bored. I have so many things I want to do, but I can't get the motivation to do any of them. I mean, I'm getting sick, so I don't feel like doing anything. But still. I have like 15 library books to read. 5 movies to watch. Etc etc etc. I wish I could work from home. I would have more time to do stuff. I mean, at work, I feel like I waste time. Because I get stuff done, or sit on hold for hours. And the whole time I'm thinking about the stuff I need to do at home. Ugh.

Anyways. Bed time. LATER!