Saturday, August 28, 2010

Today I hopped a fence

in order to get to this beautiful garden of sunflowers. I'm sorry R.J. Corman for trespassing on your private property, but we just had to. These flowers were meant to be photographed.

Busy Bees.

Marie-Claire and Anna

Roomie Love Me and Marie-Claire

Mmm yes.
Anna and her cute red pants.
I love that I love my roommate.

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Beginnings

Dr. Charlambakis has said on numerous occasions that if you are a Christian there are, for you, no endings, only new beginnings. As I begin my senior year I can only describe the present season of my life as characterized by new beginnings. A few weeks ago I wrote down in my journal all of my new beginnings.

"It is august and as I look into the next months of my life I see a new school year, new boyfriend, new apartment, new living companions, new classes, new jobs, and new hopes for the future."

New hopes. That's it, new beginnings means new hopes. It's similar to viewing the glass as half empty or half full. Do I see my life as a bunch of endings; ongoing movements away from people I love or have loved? Or do I see it as a constant strain of new beginnings? I do want to have hope, so I am choosing the latter option.

Just a little epiphany but there's your food for thought.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm blogging at starbucks again

So I'm sitting at a bar counter thing and the Baristas are talking about something that is causing me abdominal pain. Not because it's gross but because I need to laugh.

Barista numero uno: "So I know it's really soon but have you thought about getting another cat?"

Barista numero dos: "No not really. I don't think I can find another cat to replace her."

Barista numero uno: [shaking head] "Yeah that's just so hard."

Barista numero dos: "Yeah but it's character building, you know? I can say I've been there, done that. It comes with the territory of owning an animal."

Barista numero uno: [still shaking head] "Yeah I understand. I just can't imagine that. I've thought about what I'm going to do when my dogs die. I just don't know if I can replace them right away or not."

Barista numero dos: "I have had friends who've done both. Sometimes it's a good distraction when you do get a new one."

I think that was the end of the conversation. I'm sorry to all you animal lovers... I know I'm insensitive.

On another note, it's Jackie Marie's 21st birthday today! Happy birthday best friend!! I love you a thousand loves.