24 September 2005


Adorable scarf! Posted by Picasa

New blue shirt! Posted by Picasa

New shirt! Posted by Picasa

yay! I have a new dress! Posted by Picasa

Girls' Night Out

Friday night!  What's a girl to do?  Well, take an organic test!  Of course.   Because that's how every young lady would like to spend her Friday evening....Dr. Gawley posted the answer key online.  4 questions I deserved to miss, 1 I'm unsure about, and 2 I think he's wrong.  I went back and checked the book.  I am either way beyond confusion, or Dr.Gawley in his old age accidentally wrote E instead of Z and methyl instead of OH.  I'm voting for the later option.  That would bring my grade up to an A or at the minimum a B.  I don’t know exactly what his grading scale is since it’s still “tentative.”  Approxiamately 80% and above is an A.  

But after my lovely evening with models and a scantron sheet, I joined with Marlys and Myranda for a lovely night out.  We dined at On the Border and watched The Corpse Bride.  Very fun.  Very fun.  

21 September 2005

Blessed Be Your Name


by Matt Redman
album: Where Angels Fear To Tread (2002)
Blessed Be Your Name
by Matt Redman
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Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

20 September 2005


Stupid horse. I couldn't think of anything else to do... I'm so tired of this project! Notice the shadow... I got lazy. 92% That means I have a 93% in art. I'm certainly not complaining since this teacher actually grades rather than giving students he likes good grades.Posted by Picasa

Chocolatey cup of comfort. 93% Posted by Picasa

Super Cool Horse Dude

We had a really cool demonstration today in Equine Behavior and Training.  The horse dude (I forgot his name) haltered a horse that before used to kick at his handler.  He established his dominance and trained the horse to come toward him then back off.  It was really neat!  I was really impressed.  The only problem was that class let out 20 minutes late and I didn’t have time to eat lunch until 2:30.  

19 September 2005

Guess what today was?

That is correct. It's my birthday. I survived one more year of life. Truly amazing.

Overall I'd say my birthday was very pleasant. A lot of my friends wished me a happy birthday. BUT what really made my day was when the Sigma Phi Lambda girls (both the new pledges and the charter members) sang to me. Jenna even made me a cake! I almost cried; it was so sweet!

Although joining a sorority is something I never in my wildest dreams pictured myself doing, I think I made the right choice. They fill a gap my male, mostly atheist friends can't fill. They are my comforters, supporters, and my sisters - girls I can spiritually develop with. They're the ones who will pick me up if I fall, the ones who will pray for me, and the people I can cry with. I still don't know most of them very well, but it's an opportunity to try to overcome my shyness since they won't reject me. AND it's a way to share Christ.

Stupid horse!!

Haha. I decided to help a friend catch her horse Swayzee (i'm not sure about the spelling, but it sounds like Sway-Zee). We almost had him, and then he decided to run. After about 30 minutes, of trying to get him in a corner and get the lead rope on the halter, Dr. Jack came out an tried to show us a new method. The plan was to make Swayzee run around and work every time he misbehaved (stepped away from Dr. Jack etc) and prevent him from joining the rest of the herd (who were calmly standing in a corner). Theoretically, this is how to train a horse to come to you, because if they start to walk away, you act all scary and chase them away. So they should come to associate not cooperating with having to run like crazy. It was a good plan. It was my job to make sure the horses in the corner stayed in the corner and Swayzee stayed out. An hour and 30 minutes later of "Go away you stupid horse!" and madly waving my hands, I had to leave to go to my next class. Poor Lauren was there from 11:30- 3:00 trying to catch that stupid horse. Haha, in the time i was there, half of my neck sunburned pretty bad. whoops. I'm really glad i put makeup on my face, otherwise it would be burned too.

The result of the Swayzee incident. Happy b-day to me! Posted by Picasa

Thirsty babies! Posted by Picasa

My baby!!!! Posted by Picasa

and running...(3 hours and 30 minutes later...) Posted by Picasa

and running Posted by Picasa

and running... Posted by Picasa

still running... Posted by Picasa

Look Dr. Jack decided to help us!  Posted by Picasa

Trying to catch Swayzee. Posted by Picasa

18 September 2005

Weekend Adventures with the Mom

This weekend was extremely pleasant. Mom and I went to a movie and ate out and just had fun. Wahoo! Although it's not technically my birthday yet, I celebrated today and yesterday - very relaxing and fun. Today Myranda acted like fools and got chased down the hall by a crazy person (aka Steve0). It was fun. We put little plastic animals on people's doors.

My sanity level has indeed increased to an acceptable level; I'm no longer toeing the line of insanity. BSF will be simply wonderful this year. It makes me so happy. Plus, I no longer feel as lonely as I have been lately. Perhaps that's because the chaos in my friends' lives (namely the Pink Crusader; i hope she doesn't mind that nickname...) has placed other issues on my mind, and I've finally come to terms with my expectations for my friendships. It's good not to think about oneself too much. It's selfishness that led me to loneliness. I've returned to my normal cheerful self, for the most part.

I almost finished all my homework for the entire week.

Now it's back to the madness of school.

More underwater adventures... Posted by Picasa

Adventure on a bike Posted by Picasa

cool fish Posted by Picasa

another "whale." I think maybe this is a false orca whale? It's actually a type of dolphin, I think. Posted by Picasa

These are whales? That's what the divemasters said... whatever...  Posted by Picasa

Other scuba divers. Notice the guy second from the left...yeah... cute dive master. Posted by Picasa

Scuba Fun! Posted by Picasa

13 September 2005

Evil after Midnight

I confessed to Myranda my evilness. Last night i finished my homework and was ready for bed around 1. I crawl into bed, remember something i needed to print, climb out of bed, turn on the computer, print the document, crawl back into bed, and settle down for a night's rest. Unfortunately this is precisely the moment Myranda started snoring (i heart you Myranda, really I do....). So instead of my usual retrieval of the headphones or trying to discretely wake her up, I got my camera. I tiptoed across the desk and recorded about a minute. Then I snuck back to my bed and yelled "MYRANDA!" At which point, I feigned deep sleep. hahahaa!!!!!

12 September 2005

All the Crazy Horses!!

Ok.  Blogger for Word is just cool!

A change in the weather is on the way, and the horses know it.  Flint, Felicity, and even my little Felipe were all extremely edgy today.  Felipe tried to step on me multiple times (and succeeded twice.  Thanks goodness for boots) as well as bucked.  When a horse does that, the handler is supposed step in to the circle the horse is bucking around (which is right next to the horse) because you certainly don’t want to be behind or in front of frightened horse.  As long as I am in the center, he can’t kick me.  While you’re in the center and the horse is going crazy, don’t look at the horse, which is really tough since it feels natural to look at what he’s doing to avoid danger.  That’s the first time Felipe has bucked even a little.  Flint is just insane.  Felicity almost kicked Brooke.  The weanlings were too nervous for us to handle and expect any progress (without multiple attempts to kick off someone’s head). So we turned them loose in a round pen, and after they had thoroughly kicked each other (I know Flint kicked Felipe at least twice) and bucked in circles, Brooke and I (the two with the least horse experience) watched as Laurie and the TA chased them around until they were reasonably so tired they didn’t care as much about the wind.  After that, they handled much better.  We worked on the usual: scary tarp of doom, bridge, scary objects (like clippers), and back.  Back is still completely without success.  Haha… unfortunately that’s due to “pilot error” (it’s my fault Felipe doesn’t understand).  But I’ve got a new plan for teaching back, it’s obvious the way Dr. Jack told us to use is not going to work.  SO I’m going to lead Felipe until he’s parallel with a fence and have a TA stand on his other side.  Then, I’ll say Back and walk toward him while shaking the lead rope.  This way he hopefully will decide back is the only way to go rather than towards me or the TA.   After this class I’ll definitely be more comfortable around horses.  

10 September 2005

Work slave! Work!

Ack! So much homework! So much to study (which is precisely why I shouldn't be blogging).

"And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life,
And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret"
-Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

09 September 2005


What you looking at? Posted by Picasa

What's that? Posted by Picasa

Part of the herd... Posted by Picasa