Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Feast #181

First off, I had a WONDERFUL birthday yesterday...I will try and blog about it later this weekend. :)

Appetizer

Who was the last person you hugged? My friend Alexis after bowling last night.

Soup

Share a beauty or grooming trick or tip with us. You don't need to shower every day...I shower every other usually and survive just fine. Also...let your hair air-dry sometimes!! Natural hair is pretty. I have some friends who blow dry/stick gel in their hair every day, spending hours on something they don't need to. I just wish they'd see their natural beauty!!

Salad

What does the color yellow make you think of? My sister Rachael, it has been her favorite color her whole life!

Main Course

If you were to make your living as a photographer, what subject would your pictures revolve around? Probably children or nature. One of my ALL time favorite nature pictures can be found 2 posts below this. :D

Dessert

What was the longest book you ever read? Probably the Bible. I've read it a few times over the course of my life.

Friday Feast


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tomorrow's the big day...

Tomorrow is my 23rd birthday-
WOOHOO!!

In all honesty, I'm thankful and sad to leave 22 behind. I went through a lot of life changes this past year and I'm excited for what lies ahead.

The day will be lots of fun- I'm working an early shift in addition to my normal one, so I'll be in the classroom from 8am-6pm. After work, my roommate, 7 friends and I are all going out to dinner and then bowling. I'm looking forward to it, even though all of my friends don't know each other :D Should be a blast!!!

Thursday Thirteen #11

This week-- 13 of my favorite pictures from France. I went to France for 5 days in 2004 while studying in Austria...can we say amazing??

1. Up first, one of my very favorite pictures that I took while in Europe. Beautiful, clear, and perfect...a rose in Lourdes, France!

2. Crazy traffic in Paris...all the cars look like they're about to hit each other!


3. Paris at night...breathtaking.


4. My friend K and I on a HUGE head just sitting in a plaza in Paris. We had fun climbing this thing!

5. Two trains, pre-crash!

6. CREPES!!! This was in Lourdes, just sitting in a small parking lot. The crepes were amazing, though!

7. The Eiffel Tower right before complete darkness of the night...

8. Pizza delivery, via ...moped?!?

9. Beautiful cross on a gorgeous day in Lourdes
10. My friend K using the cool soap in the bathrooms...weird, though

11. Lourdes, France at dusk

12. Healing water fountain @ Lourdes

13. Fountain in Paris somewhere
Hope you enjoyed them...up next week, Poland!

Thursday Thirteen

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Summer job searching

I officially hate summer job searching. I feel like I've gotten nowhere!! I have found:

- the family I used to nanny for...this will be their 5th nanny in a year or so. Lovely...
- a school that wanted to hire me to plan EVERYTHING for the summer...field trips, lesson plans, etc. I wonder if I'd even get to actually interact with the kids?
- people who are looking for surrogate moms...just not for me
- internships at radio stations/ tv stations...

Gah...

Tina's Tuesdays: Gotta Love Emails


1. How many email accounts do you have? 19

2. How often do you check these accounts? There are some I check daily, others maybe 1x a week, some of the older ones just enough to keep them open...I should just let them close!

3. What was one of the best or worst emails you have ever got? I hate the email forwards where it says "If you don't forward this to 15 people within the next hour, you will die..." Ugh!!

Saturday Six 2/23

1. When you’re going to have a regular glazed doughnut, do you prefer it hot, cold or room temperature? Hot, especially if it is from Krispy Kreme!

2. If you see a box of a dozen doughnuts, and there are no objections from the others in the room, can you stop at just one doughnut? Yep. I like donuts...but they aren't my favorite food.

3. Which spelling do you prefer for the treat: doughnut or donut? Which do you see most often? Donut is the one I prefer and see most often

4. Take the quiz: What Donut are You?




You Are a Jelly Donut



So you're a little rounder than most folks - but it's only in the right places!

You maintain a clean exterior, even if you're all messy on the inside.

You think you're the best, and that's mostly true...

But remember, you're just an empty shell without your jelly!

5. When was the last time you had this specific kind of donut? I really have no idea...a year? I prefer the glazed ones. :)

6. If you worked in a donut store, and had to make them as part of your job, how long do you think it would take you — if at all — to become sick of even looking at a donut? Probably not too long-- a month, maybe?

Saturday Six

Monday, February 25, 2008

Playing catch up!

Sooo I had a wonderful weekend!!!! Here is a rundown of the past few days. As it turned out my school district got canceled because of snow on Friday so I didn't even need a personal day...woohoo!!

~ Left @ 11 pm on Thursday evening for DC
~ It took us almost an hour just to get out of town...ridiculous!
~ The trip, which typically takes 6.5 hours, took over 9 because of snow/ice
~ We saw a BUNCH of accidents...so scary, but we all arrived safely
~ We arrived in DC around 8 am, and the rest of our caravan (4 more cars!) didn't get there until 10!
~ Slept from 8:30am- 2 pm
~ Had an early dinner @ an Italian place, all 24 of us
~ Was messed up the rest of the day because of the crazy sleep schedule, but had an awesome Passion session beginning at 7:30 pm
~ Stayed up late talking to the girls, reminded me of college...so much fun!!
~ Saturday sessions were good, but I really thought Friday evening drew me in the most. Maybe because I was exhausted??

Some things I do not want to forget about the weekend
* My friend A proclaiming that she can plan a wedding in 10-15 days...can't wait to see it!! ;)
* One of my new friends talking about how everyone likes someone, and proclaiming "Well, where are the people that like us??
*So, so many laughs...

This week should be pretty fun! My birthday is on Thursday, woohoo, and about 8 of us are going out to dinner and bowling- I am excited that

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Prayers for safe travel!!

Please pray that I have a safe trip to DC tonight. Myself and 24 other young people are leaving in about an hour, and I HATE driving in snow and ice. Guess what is already falling??? Snow...and ice is on its way :( Thank you!!

Friday Feast #180

Appetizer

Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim? I haven't really done anything spectacular. I think last April Fool's I put a rubber band around the water spout at the sink so it would squirt water at the unlucky fellow who turned the water on...lol.

Soup

What do your salt and pepper shakers look like? They are wooden, very simple.

Salad

Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)? I am heading to DC tonight...pray for safe travels, since it's already snowing and supposed to be icy as well.

Main Course

What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry? I use lots of different kinds at work, but lately it's been Suave's raspberry lotion. It smells lovely and seems to work well too!

Dessert

Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name. Peanut Butter Rut Cake-- You bake a chocolate cake, poke deep, 1/8th inch wide holes in it, and fill the holes with a sugar/butter/peanut butter mixture. YUM!

Thursday Thirteen

Can anyone else not get the TT site to load??? Argh! ;)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #10

I think for my next few TTs I am going to be reminiscing about Europe, where I lived for 4 months in 2004. I visited 14 countries, if I remember correctly... so first up, Switzerland!!!!

1. The most exciting one, IMO-- paragliding in Interlaken, Switzerland. I wasn't planning to go paragliding when I arrived in the country...but a few of my friends and I decided to go for it, since it was a once in a lifetime experience!! This is me mid-air, way up in the air with the Swiss Alps-- seriously the most exhilarating experience EVER!


2, 3, 4 & 5-- the view while paragliding. Can you imagine living there?!?!


6. Up in the Alps-- perhaps Lauderbrunnen? Just a little picturesque village!


7. A cute Swiss house!!



8. Fall in Switzerland


9. Mountains in the US cannot compete


10. Brook running through Lauderbrunnen

11. Another Swiss town


12. Beautiful waterfall- pictures do not do justice!!


13. A quiet Swiss countryside home


Up next week: France!!

Thursday Thirteen

Rate My Life

This Is My Life, Rated
Life:
7.5
Mind:
7.4
Body:
8.4
Spirit:
6.8
Friends/Family:
6.5
Love:
0.8
Finance:
8.3
Take the Rate My Life Quiz



Tuesday

Yesterday had its share of ups and downs:

- Drove 2.5 hours in blustery snow from my parents' place
- When almost to my apartment, slid off the road (it was complete ice)
- Was asked to come into work late in order to pick up pizza for lunch (my co-worker E's birthday celebration)
- Daley making crazy jokes at school all day
- Library stop after work
- Receiving $295 in the mail for my Belize trip
- Played Monkey Ball on GameCube with Mac and Tim @ Grace Heart-- that was actually fun, even though I suck at video games!!
- Playing a 45 minute game of Uno with Zack, Tim, and Mac, during which I went from 7 cards to about 25 cards to 1 card and then up again to 15 cards...we thought the game was never going to end but Mac finally won!
- Going to Zack's house to watch American Idol with the Grace Heart crew. It was a lot of fun to watch with other people!!
Who I'm pulling for: David Archuleta, Jason Castro, Michael Johns
- Who needs to GO in American Idol: Garrett Haley, Luke Menard, Jason Yeager
- Who I didn't like, but don't think they were bad enough to leave yet: Chikeze (can we say puppy dog eyes??), Colton Berry, Danny Noriega (those pants?!!?),
- Who I'm not sure about yet: David Cook, David Hernandez, Robbie Carrico

I won't be around tonight to watch the girls, so I'll be YouTubing it!

Interesting ways people have been finding my blog:
~ M & M store & New York City (that place is cool!)
~ Dress up Super Bethany (seriously?)
~ Stokin Paradise (huh!)
~ Feed the Kitty game (one of the games we have at school)
~ Custodial job opportunities somewhere in OK (interesting)
~ mouth soap (yikes)
~ Bethany Rex

Monday, February 18, 2008

Give Me Five Monday 2/18

Give Me Five positive traits or accomplishments you admired in a person or persons that you aren't getting along with or have hurt or offended you in the past.

1. C.M. was outspoken; always spoke her mind and said exactly what she thought about a situation, no matter what anyone else thought
2. M.H. was very self-confident
3. S.S. was sure to make the right choice after hours/days of deliberation in her mind...the decisions took too long for me to be happy!
4. A.S. is a friend to anyone who has met her, even if it's just once in their lifetime. She took everyone into consideration when planning an event so as not to leave a soul out of the fun.
5. A.F. was a wonderful listener with good advice.

Give Me Five Monday