Tuesday, June 22, 2010

101 in 1001 Update

6. Make a new friend and keep them
Technically we still haven't been friends all that long, but I do have a new friend or two and I plan to keep them.

13. Move out/14. Leave the country/44. Volunteer at an orphanage/91. Get a job
Today I met with a missionary about working with them for the next school year. It's looking very good. All of these will be accomplished if I go. More details to come.

16. Read 50 books (6/50)
Clearly, I am doing terribly on this one. But I'm reading this book and it's really boring and I can't get through it. [Excuses, I know.]
19. Drink only water for 30 consecutive days (30/30)
Technically I changed this to coffee and water because I decided that I can't live without coffee for 30 days.

21. Go to a play
My bestie bought me tickets to see Beauty and the Beast in Nashville last week. So fun!

29. Get moleskin journals
I got one for graduation and have been writing in it almost every day since my birthday.

40. My room clean for a month straight (31/31)
Done and done.

43. Graduate with a 3.5 GPA or higher
This one is debatable as to whether or not I accomplished it. I graduated Cum Laude but my GPA actually ended up being a 3.44. Oops.

54. Have a big hair day

55. Do something completely embarrassing and memorable
See here and here.

64. Start a slow clap in a crowded place
One of the best moments of my life for sure. I was chaperoning a youth conference and there were about 200 people in the room. It. Was. Classic.

67. Pet an intense animal - tiger, elephant, giraffe, rhino, etc
I pet a camel but I don't really know if that counts.

77. Get a puppy
Yep! Love my baby, Ivan.

81. Be picked first for Ultimate Frisbee
My little brother picked me first. But it was my graduation day and I told him to so I don't really know if that counts.

84. Make an awesome mix CD for a random friend
Made one for my friend, Trip

Monday, June 21, 2010


Kelly Needham [wife of singer-songwriter Jimmy Needham] recently wrote on her blog about something that she had journaled about. She said "I say that everything is a loss compared to knowing you. But do I really mean that? How often do I suffer losses to know you more?"

So here's the story.

This summer my life has gone from having only a few friends that I rarely hang out with to having all kinds of friends who want to hang out a lot. That is great! It is very new to be busy and I'm really enjoying it. I have been able to counsel a week of camp and have been asked to counsel another. I have a boy that I like and the feeling might be mutual [?]. I have a lot of free time to spend with my friends.

But I'm feeling pretty sure that God is calling me to do a missionary internship with Missionary Evangelism in Mexico where I would be living in an orphanage taking care of the kiddos during the week. [I have to confess, though, that I have not spent a lot of time in prayer about it and I really need to go do that immediately.] Don't get me wrong; this is a good thing. I am very excited about the prospect and I am going to have breakfast with the Curlings in the morning. But, to some extent, this is a loss. I will lose my hang-time with my new friends, my possibility of an apartment in the near(ish) future, my boy.

But Christ gave everything for me. Why should I not give up these few things for a semester/year/lifetime when He gave His life for me? When He has saved me from hell? I must count it all loss compared to the greatness of knowing and serving Him.

I needed this

And you might need it too.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dentist McHottie and Me

Ladies and gents, do I have a story for you.

You see, today I went to the dentist to get a cavity filled. [Don't look at me like that. It was my second one ever and it was tiny. My hygenist loves me.] The last time I was at the dentist's office I met the new dentist who is taking over the practice. [Hello, Shonda Rhymes. I just came up with a new show for you to produce.] He is suuuuper fine and young and doesn't wear a wedding ring. I'm just sayin.

So I get there and I get the numbing shot and I talk all cute to him and try to impress him. [Because this is how you start a relationship with your dentist, right?] I EVEN wore my hair down and wore a shirt with sequins. Yep.

After he finishes the filling the tech lady squirts some water in my mouth for me to swish and then sticks the suction tube in my mouth. I thought that the suction tube had gotten all the water out of my mouth so I opened my mouth and water gushes out. All. Over. Me. While Dr. McHottie is watching me.

Now, usually I can play it cool. Not this time. I waited for him to leave the room while my face turned pink and then threw my hands over my face and sat like that until I could leave.

I just ruined our perfect romance that was about to happen.

I leave you, my friends, with this picture of me trying desperately to smile while my mouth is numb.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You can just punch me right now

Yes, it's been over a month since I've blogged. I always think that the things that happen are too boring to blog about or I'm too tired to be witty but really this has been quite an eventful month. I'll do a short recap and then maybe come back and write about each thing more in depth.

I graduated college. [Goodbye ETSU. Hello unemployment.] And watched my bestie graduate.

I began hanging out with my friend Tina every[ish] Tuesday.

I watched the season finales of Grey's and Private Practice.

I watched the series finale of LOST [and was pleased thankyouverymuch].

I went to the zoooooo!

I started taking Zumba classes. [Goodbye fat. Hello hips that don't lie.]

I went hiking a few times.

I photographed a wedding.

OK, enough about me. What have you been into?