Monday, February 28, 2011

night owl??

Hey blog.

I'm totally a morning person now.
Totally. 


Despite the fact that I am like a little kid when it comes to going to sleep,

(I get distracted/find things to do that are more fun than sleeping. For example, I might find a new song to master on the guitar, and I never want to stop playing, I'll be reading something and lose track of time, or maybe I'll give in to some perfectionistic tendencies by over-organizing things.)

I woke up this morning at 6.

Did you read that? Me, the night owl, up at SIX AM.

And I wasn't a zombie.

...be proud of me.

Okay, okay, it's not really of my own accord. I'm like Pavlov's dog (I'm sure you know about him, right? If you don't, here's the link).

So basically, I wake up to a certain noise. I JUMP out of bed for this noise.

What is the magical noise?

Friday, February 25, 2011

LISTS are fun. Yes they are.

It's FRIDAY!

Cue happy music.

Of all of the days of the week, Friday is the most hopeful day.

Doing anything on a Friday is easy. I'm always thinking in the back of my mind, "ahh, I can work hard on this today, because tomorrow? Tomorrow is Saturday."


Everyone knows Saturdays are the best days. (Sundays are great, too, but they're always oh-so busy.)

Last Saturday, I went contra-dancing. It was a blast. I have no idea how I'm going to one-up last Saturday in terms of fun.
...I'll think of something. I can assure you, it will be something not soon forgotten [inagoodway]

SO, I've decided to learn some nerdy things; lately I've been feeling much too "normal".
Ahem, here is my running list of what makes me a geek {ohhh, BAD BAD idea}:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

pictures

Yesterday, I worked on sorting my pictures.
*cue jim croce songs* (what?? You don't know what I'm talking about? Listen to his groovy song here: groovy Jim the great guitarist)

Pictures from my childhood...

It was weird. Sorting through the pictures brought back memories I had totally forgotten. I realized just how little I used to be. When I was little, I didn't realize it. I thought I was big stuff. In my mind I was a grown-up.
Seriously.


I guess it's weird to look at old pictures of yourself and aww over them.
That's like the ultimate narcissim.
But I did. I looked at my old pictures and thought, "wow, I was so cute! ...what happened?"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oh sister.

Blog, since when did you get so BORING?

I reread some of my posts from way back in the day, and I must say, I've gone downhill since then.

My apologies. I'll work on revamping my image. I'll be entertaining...maybe. I make no promises.

I can't tell a joke, but I am good at being clever, sometimes, every so often...

So, I have a bone to pick with a certain sister of mine.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

my american idols

God has been teaching me something.
 I've noticed a recurring theme. It's popped up during my devotionals, when I hear a sermon, and in Bible study.

Yep, God's trying to get my attention.

The question that has been posed to me over and over is:
"Where or what is the source of my security?"

I'm a born-again Christian, and, of course the correct answer is that I should have security and hope in God alone.
This is true, but sometimes other things start to creep in and wedge themselves between me and God.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I want to meet Einstein someday

New favorite quote?

It's been posted to my facebook wall, but for the sake of posting it, here we go:


















































Now, to studying. yay. (I felt like making 
you exercise your scrolling fingers a bit. You can thank me later.) 

Friday, February 18, 2011

The love of english grammar

I admit, I'm a grammar nazi. The you're/your, to/too typos are infuriating to me.


I cannot tell you how much these images make me laugh...they're from 11points.com

Enjoy.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

umm?

I thought physics was going to be a walk in the park.

NOPE.

I don't know why I have to care about the magnitude and direction of point charges. I really, really, don't.


I think it'd be lovely to be a genius, and know things without even having to apply myself.
But then some other element of my personality would suffer.
Life always seems to go that way. Most geniuses have major social handicaps...I don't need any of those, thank you. I'll just be like everyone else and study hard.

I do think if you read this, you should rate it an "umm?"
I'm feeling that way about this post myself.

Time for homework...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FEET, feet, feet

So I went running today. Whoop-de-do.

I don't know, I feel like I'm hitting a wall. Or maybe I just need new running shoes. Mine are losing their oomph. I've heard that you're supposed to replace running shoes every few hundred miles. My shoes have seen some action, they need to retire.  They'd be the Brett Farve of shoes.

Plus, (don't tell anyone) they're GUYS SHOES.
When I was at the running store, the sales associate assured me that there was virtually "no difference" between guy and girl shoes. She was wrong.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A bit of culture

Yes, yes, I'm going to put some poetry up. Poetry = cultured
If you know a few lines of a poem by heart, you are well on your way to being a character in a novel (that's the only place I've seen people quote poetry by heart prolifically.) 

I didn't write this poem, but it's lovely nevertheless. (My humility is great, no?) 
It was written by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89) 

{as an aside, do you find it funny that his middle name was manley? 

His mother apparently thought ahead}

So, enjoy some poetry and a chill picture. 



Monday, February 14, 2011

In which I wish you a happy valentine's day

Yesterday, while I wasn't depressed or anything, I felt a bit blah. You know what I mean?

Sometimes, encouragement isn't so very far away.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The insanity of some runners

As I've gotten into the world of running, I've begun to feel overwhelmed and small.
 It's hard to feel satisfied with my level of ability. You see, there's always a bigger fish in the ocean.


Runners are extremely competitive. 
Sure, they're mostly competing with themselves, trying to best their personal records, but there will always be someone to one-up your achievement. 

{I have found the ultimate one-up, if I had the gutzpah and endurance to do it.}

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I have FOUND IT!

At long last!
I'm quite thrilled.

The perfect workout has eluded people for ages.

I don't have to worry about exercise anymore, right?
I already have the perfect workout...

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

oooh that smell

...can't you smell that smell?


It's not good.


    It's the 21st century, and I have a problem. There's a silent but deadly issue that really needs to be addressed: 

HYGIENE, or lack thereof.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Why the long face?

I've got to study Physics...
I'd love to post something witty, but I don't think that'll be happening today.

The following are horses that live in my neighborhood. Pictures from my stroll through the suburbs:






Friday, February 04, 2011

musical flowcharts

When you really want to get to the meaning of a song, break it down into a flowchart. 





Thursday, February 03, 2011

Long Walks Through the Suburbs...

...yeah, it sounds lame. But it's actually a fun experience when one has a camera.

Since I'm still getting over this cold, I've decided to play it safe and wait until I feel well enough to pick back up on my training and run. Not running is a terrible crime, but relapses are much worse.
Yesterday, I was itching to at least walk around.

So I grabbed my Nikon, and dashed out the door.
It was a gorgeous day. The only downer was that the sky was grey.
Shorts in February? You can't go wrong.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

coffee and philosophy

I had a dream...

A dream in which everything was realistic, unlike my normal dreams. It was realistic to the point of confusion; it took me a few minutes to figure out what reality was when I woke up. 

It reminded me of the story of the man and the butterfly.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Well...

My mental acuity is returning! I'm so glad. The brain fog is lifting, and I couldn't be happier.
(I think it has something to do with Goody's headache powder)

I apologize for being ill and whining about it.
Apparently...
I sounded like I was dying.
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