Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Because Sara has neat things on her website

Thought it was neat... took it from Sara. :)

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Hotel chain call center phone rep
2. Manager assistant at car rental place
3. Marketing coordinator at an ad agency
4. Traffic director at a radio station

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Moulin Rouge
2. Pretty Woman
3. Wedding Singer
4. Thirteen Going on Thirty

Four places you have lived:
1. Williamsburg, KS
2. Andale, KS
3. Lawrence, KS
4. Wichita, KS

Four TV shows you love to watch: (I'm using only shows currently on the air)
1. American Idol
2. American Idol
3. American Idol
4. American Idol (this is really the only show I ever watch)

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Montreal & Toronto Canada
2. Florida
3. Colorado
4. California

Four websites I visit daily: (or almost daily)
1. www.gmail.com
2. www.babeswithouttrying.blogspot.com
3. www.google.com
4. www.my.yahoo.com

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Mom's lasagna
2. Andrew's and my Salmon & Spaeztle dinner
3. Chocolate Chip Cookies
4. Kristi & Val's Sunshine Chicken

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Cuddling with Andrew on a blanket at the park
2. At IHOP with Valpo
3. Having girl time with my roomies
4. Playing cards with my brothers, sister-in-law, Andrew, Mom & Dad

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Open Book Club

Tonight there were about 25 people at my house for the Sojourn Retreat Reunion party. It was a great time... and it made me realize just how fun and crazy my friends are. Like my heart just gets bigger each time they're all around cuz they're all so different and unique and wonderful... plus they're great huggers. Yeay for hugs.

But that is neither here nor there nor anywhere... because I had a much more interesting epiphany type o thing this evening. It's about being an open book.

Now i've always sort of been one to wear my heart on my sleeve. If I'm sad... people know it. If I'm happy... people know it. If I'm angry... people know it. If i'm pissy... people REALLY know it. And on top of that I general will tell just about anyone just about anything about me because I hit a point a few years ago when I decided that keeping things on the downlow was kinda stupid. So I decided to stop having secrets and I just started living outloud.

Anyways... this has taken me to a point in my relationships with people that even I'M not completely comfortable with what I talk about sometimes. For example, tonight toward the end of the evening when only a few people were left in the house, our discussion was centered on where Andrew and I should stay on our wedding night. Now normally... it wouldn't be a huge deal if people were just offering suggestions of places... but it was like a pretty detailed conversation... that people were actually pretty passionate about... and I was just sorta standing there wishing that everyone would just stop talking.

I was just struck by the ludiocrity of the situation. My life is such an open book that everyone can read it and everyone has something to say. It sorta grosses me out. At the very same time it completely amazes me because for so many people to know so much stuff about me, I must really trust them. And to have that many awesome trustworthy friends is a huge giant gift.

I think perhaps I need to work on my ability of keeping things to myself however because one of these days all this "stuff" that is being talked about now... is actually going to be happening. And I'm not sure I want to share something so personal and sacred.


In other news... have I mentioned lately how utterly blown away I am by my fiance? Like... it really feels like I love him more everyday than I did the day before. I don't know how it's possible. Even when I'm so annoyed with him that I could just about scream, I still love him so so so so much. It's awesome. And in 10 weeks from yesterday, he'll be my husband. Far out.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Reinforcements Required.

Mostly I just need someone to tell me that I haven't screwed up in my statements. The second post on this blog is about abortion... anyone in the mood for a good argument?




Thursday, February 16, 2006

Congratulations Tom & Kim!

First comes LOVE...

Ah... sweet engagement!!Posted by Hello

Then comes MARRIAGE...

Aren't they cute?? Posted by Picasa

Then comes A ______ IN A ______ CARRIAGE...

I'll let you fill in the blanks. ;)

Suffice it to say that I'm SUPER DUPER PUMPED for September of this year!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day... almost

Alright people... I keep checkin all these blogs on my blogroll... and NO ONE IS UPDATING!

I find it to be rather dissappointing and smelly, so I've decided to update. Yip Yip!

What to say... what to say...

Tomorrow is my favorite holiday of all time ever. Valentine's day is such a neato day. You get to wear pink and give hugs and say I love you all day. Plus sometimes you get candy and flowers from your friends and loved ones. It's grand. Tomorrow evening all the guys that I hang out with are making dinner for all of the girls I hang out with. This is the second annual Valentine's Dinner at Jim's and expect it to be quite fabulous. At the dinner last year I was trying to get my friend Lucas to stop putting his arm around me and whispering in my ear. All he was trying to do was discreetly ask me which guy I liked ... but I couldn't tell him that the guy I had my eye on (Andrew) was sitting across the room and probably thinking that Lucas and I were flirting.

I found out a few months later that Andrew was totally thinking that. Dog gone that Lucas! :) No matter... I turned the flirting on super high later and a few weeks after that was my first date with my now fiance. Neat.

I have nothing else to say but at least I posted something on this rather boring site. Why don't the rest of you get on it and make some words happen. I"m getting sick of surfing blogs with nothing on them to read. Boo to You.

Is anyone getting excited about the Spring theme? I am. It's been stewing for awhile but I think it'll be a good one. How is your Winter of Trust going anyways?