Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th!

Okay, so my post has nothing to do with it being Friday the 13th..but I figured that would work as the title.

What's been going on in my is work. It's actually going pretty well, which I'm excited about. I'm working on some things for the busy, busy, busy. I went to Virginia Beach to visit my friends in the beginning of October. That was super fun! And now christmas is a month and a half away...I still need to get that all figured out.

But...super exciting news! - I'm going to Europe in March! My roommate and I are taking a trip to England and then Italy....I'm so extremely excited about it.

Well...I guess I'll come back later and update.


Sunday, September 6, 2009


Nostalgia (n): a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time

I've always found nostalgia to be one of the most interesting concepts. Lately I've been thinking a lot about college and I suppose you could say "the time before adulthood set in." I tend to reminisce too much. I have started to question things, wondering if I should've done this or should've done that. I've debated going back for Graduate School over the past year - I've even been accepted, but haven't been able to get my situation together to go. The whole real world schedule of things is...hmmm...interesting. I'm trying to situate it out and get everything together and figure out my future..and slowly, but surely...things are starting to piece together..somewhat. I don't know what this rambling is all about anymore...but each their own, I suppose.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bringing This Up To Date

So...this month has been pretty busy! I moved out of my parents house and into an apartment with one of my friends - that is great! I love having my own space and more freedom, now I just have more bills! But, it's been pretty crazy on my end. I've felt like I've been going, going, I enjoy my relaxation a little more right now. Also, in thenext month we have a couple big things going on at work, so busy, busy there as well. It's crazy! I gotta get ready for church...holla!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

That's all I have to say about that!

I feel like I have not been utilizing my blog to it's fullest capacity!

So, what's been going on, you may ask?! Not a whole lot. I have been looking for an apartment for a long time and man, am I struggling. I just can't understand how people can charge rent so high in this area, it is truly crazy! So..yeah that's where that's at.

I went to Charleston, SC for training for week last week - a whole week away :-) - super fun! I loved it and I met some amazing people, as well as, saw some good sites...including this:

and this...

Other than that - I've just been trying to get myself motivated (aside from the weight gain) to get off of my lazy behind and start excercising...I suppose we'll see how that works out for me!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Current Shout-Outs

These are my current things-I-appreciate:

+ Jason Boyett and his ability to supply my pockets' need for guides!

+ Catherine Claire Larson's amazing book "As We Forgive"

Learn more about Catherine here!

+ Francis Chan's "Crazy Love"

Check out his site here!

There are plenty of other things I appreciate now...but these are the few I wanted to acknowledge...check them out...let me know what you think...we'll discuss...we'll have good times and that's always great!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

This is Great!

I saw this a couple years ago and thought it was wonderful! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Sunshine, sunshine"

Happy Summer Everyone!

'Tis beautiful outside! Well, at times. Right now it's actually raining and a little ugh~! Anyways, I'm excited though about the summer months, looking forward to some fun in the sun...maybe.

I recently went to the beach and got to visit with some of my, oh so wonderful, friends...good times!

Other than my vacation and visiting my friends, it's just been work, work, work for me!
I recently have been reading a good bit of bits, 2 of which were Pocket Guide to Adulthood and Pocket Guide to the Bible. Both are recommended reads...highly so! I've also gotten excited about thinking about all the adult decisions I've been making, along the lines of retirement and savings. I feel so mature!
Alright people, I'm bored and you probably are, as well! So...later!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Blast From the Past - Via 2004

"I cry out...for one more this piercing pain shoots straight to the core my soul is lieing at Your feet my heart is empty and still searching for who I seek I yearn for the pain, there's comfort within I long for the brokenness that only You can mend This body, this weakness, this cannot be endured my heart cries out for just one more I cannot move, my limbs are heavy, my heart is weak my brokenness that you have given me, the comfort I seek I feel no more, my body removed, your grace has covered my heart renewed. one more touch I cried again till I realized Your touch never ceased within. Your comfort, Your love, Your wonderful grace, this pain, this brokenness, this is your place. You've claimed it as your own. I am no longer alone."

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Yet another random survey is circulating on Facebook (yeah, I love 'em as time-wasters just like everyone else), so here are my oh-so-riveting answers for everything "ology."


What is your salad dressing of choice? - It depends, but I really like balsamic vinaigrette.

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? - Ooooh..Food...ummm..probably Olive Garden or Red Lobster, although The Cheesecake Factory is moving up the ladder!

What food could you eat everyday for two weeks and not get sick of? - Special K Cereal, Wheat Thins w/Laughing Cow Cheese, Subway, or baby corn (but not all together)...because I've done it before...well not the baby corn, but I love that stuff!

What are your pizza toppings of choice? - Pineapple (yum), I also like onions, and tomatoes...yum!!

Chocolate or Vanilla? - Definitely chocolate


How many televisions are in your house? - Six

Do you have a laptop? - Yes, but it's kind of sketchy sometimes!

How about a desktop? - Oh yes, it's so much better!

How many cell phones do you own? - Does anyone really need more than one?


Are you right handed or left handed? - Righty

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? - Just my wisdom teeth

What is the last heavy item you lifted? - The 32 individual boxes that weighed 40 lbs each...occupational hazard with the newsletters!

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? - Only when I got my wisdom teeth removed!


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? - Absolutely not!

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? - I wouldn't want to, I like my name!

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? - It would depend on the duration of time that the entire bottle had to be consumed!


How many pairs of flip flops do you own? - I'm not sure, I can only think of 2 that I really wear.

Last time you had a run-in with the cops? - Well, there was that one time...nah just kidding, it's been a couple years since my last speeding ticket!

Last person you talked to? - My mom.


Season? - Spring or Fall

Holiday? - Christmas—yes, completely unoriginal, but true

Day of the week? - Saturday

Month? - Either April for my birthday or December for Christmas, it's a toss-up!


Missing anyone? - Always

Mood? - Oh, I'm living the dream!

What are you listening to? - The music in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Watching? - See "What Are You Listening to?"


First place you went this morning? - Gas station

What's the last movie you saw? - In the theatre - "17 Again" , at home - "Just Like Heaven" (excluding the current background noise of HPOP)

Do you smile? - Depends on who I'm talking to ;-)

Do you always answer your phone? - Yes, unless I don't want to talk to you.

You get a text message at 4 a.m. Who is it? - No one is crazy enough to text me in the middle of my REM cycle!

If you could change your eye color what would it be? - I like mine, but I'd probably put more blue in the green.

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? - I don't really go to a Sonic!

Do you own a digital camera? - Yes! Love it.

Have you ever had a pet fish? - Yes, I have—R.I.P. all of you!

What's on your wish list for your birthday? - Lose weight!

Can you do pushups? - No!

Can you do a chin up? - Better than a push-up!

Does the future make you nervous or excited? - Both!

Do you have any saved texts? - Yes, I love my friends!

Ever been in a car wreck? - No, thank God!

Do you have an accent? - Lately I have actually had a lot of comments made to me about my WV accent.

Plans tonight? - American Idol - Wa-hoo!

Have you ever been given roses? - Not roses.

Current hate right now? - "Don't hate, you don't wanna put that out there".....

Met someone who changed your life? - A couple people

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? - Yes, I probably would.

Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? - That would be a no.

Do you have any tattoos/ piercings? - Ear piercing and a tattoo on my back.

Does anyone love you? - Yes :-)

What songs do you sing in the shower? - depends on what's stuck in my head in the morning...right now I got "Freebird" stuck in my head.

Do you like to cuddle? - I've been told so!

Have you held hands with anyone today? - Nope.

Who was the last person you took a picture of? - My nephew at Easter!

What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school? - whatever my family listened to.

Are most of the friends in your life new or old? - a healthy mix

Do you like pulpy orange juice? - Not at all!

Have you ever ridden an elephant? - Nope, can't say that I have.

Do you like to play Scrabble? - I love Scrabble

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? - Ya know I'd kind of like to read people's minds...but then again, that could be more scarier than fun!

When is the last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? - a long time!

What were you doing at midnight last night? - sleeping, don't mess with the REM cycle!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Top 10 "Best Acted Characters" in my Movie Collection

Okay, so I was recently watching one of the below mentioned films and realized how wonderful the actor is at portraying the character - so, I compiled a list of the Top 10 "Best Acted Characters" within my personal Movie Collection.

10. Sandra Bullock as Lucy Moderatz in While You Were Sleeping

9. Colin Firth as Jamie Bennett in Love Actually

8. Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line

7. Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator
6. Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump
5. James McAvoy as Tom Lefroy in Becoming Jane

4. Jim Caviezel as Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Cristo

3. Matthew McConaughey as Jake Brigance in A Time to Kill

2. Ben Foster as Charlie Prince in 3:10 to Yuma

1. Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight
So there ya go people...some of the my personal opinion.
Let me know what you think the best are? Any of these? Or others?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

1984 - A List of a Year!

I decided to do a Top 10 List! I like lists...they're fun!

Anyways, after watching American Idol I got the inspiration to do a Top 10 List for the Year I was born: 1984! Basically, just interesting fun-facts from an amazing year! :-)

1. January 24 - The Macintosh is introduced! Thank you Jef Raskin!
2. February 3 - The first live birth from an embryo transfer is announced.
3. April 6 - Terms of Endearment wins Best Picture at the 56th Academy Awards.
4. May 8 - The longest game in Major League Baseball begins between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox. (The game is played over 2 days - lasting 22 innings - a total time of 8 hrs. and 6 min.)
5. July 18 - Beverly Lynn Burns becomes the first woman Boeing 747 captain in the world.
6. July 23 - Vanessa Lynn Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown, after nude photos of her appear in "Penthouse" magazine.
7. August 11 - Then-President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes".
8. November 6 - U.S. presidential election, 1984: Ronald Reagan defeats Walter F. Mondale with 59% of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon's 61% victory in 1972. Reagan carries 49 states in the electoral college; Mondale wins only his home state of Minnesota by a mere 3,761 vote margin and the District of Columbia.
9. December 22 - Four African-American youths (Barry Allen, Troy Canty, James Ramseur, and Darrell Cabey) board an express train in The Bronx borough of New York City. They attempt to rob Bernhard Goetz, who shoots them. The event starts a national debate about urban crime, which is a plague in 1980s America.
10. Undated - Crack, a smokeable form of cocaine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the Crack Epidemic.

(*all facts were found using - 1984*)
Now it's your turn - do the same thing on your blog or in the comments section!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm Still Here!

I just wanted to let you all know I am still here. I've been busy with alot of trivial crap and somewhat sick lately, so I haven't been up to splurging thoughts, inspirations, and mindless ramblings. I'm hoping to get back on track soon!

Hope you are all doing wonderful!

catch ya on the flipside.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Websites of Interest!

Okay, so if you are my friend on Facebook you will have noticed that I was doing a "Website of Interest" thing in my status line. So what I decided to do is move my websites of interest into my blog for all you wonderful people to enjoy! The disclaimer I must first make is that I do not necessarily endorse any of the below mentioned websites; however, I do find them interesting...obviously. So I hope you can find something wonderful in each and every one of them!

- Justin McRoberts Blog
---I have to make the statement that Justin McRoberts is one of my ultimate favorite singers..if you have not had the pleasure of hearing his music, you need to check it out! Ahmazing!

- Brian McClaren
---To be honest with you I have not fully sought after the theology/philosophy/doctrine and all sorts of Brian McLaren's life, but I was referred to his blog from fellow blogger. I found McLaren to be very interesting and intriguing.

---This is a fun site some neat day to day deals! Check this out!

- Red Envelope Day
---This is excellent..and I do endorse...join me!

- The Church of No People
---Fellow blogger Matt's wonderful bit of the world wide interweb...check it out, this guy is a very interesting and entertaining blogger...I definitely recommend.

- Internet Movie Database
---There is no way that I can not give props to the Internet Movie Database, this is my saving grace in movie emergencies! :-) If you know my love of understand!

- Swaptree
---This is an excellent place to trade and swap books, dvds, games, and cds...I really love this website..and it helps to get rid of the clutter and replace it with movies and books, I can watch and read now...instead of being bored with.

- Radiant Magazine
---This is a wonderful online magazine for Christian women. Relevant Media Group has done it again!

- Relevant Magazine
---Relevant Magazine: God, Life & Progressive Culture. You will not be dissapointed in this online magazine or the print magazine, either. I absolutely love it!

- Blood Water Mission
---Great cause - wonderful - check it out and you'll understand what I mean!

- Life Without Limbs
---This man is an inspiration and has an amazing story. Really puts things in perspective.

- Just Wallpaper
---Fellow Blogger: Curtis Honeycutt and his amazing blog of social justice wallpapers. Definitely check this guy's blog's awesome how well done his graphics are and very impressive.

- Stuff Christians Like
---Jon Acuff's amazing website that has truly ministered to so many people and entertained all of us day after day...well done sir! WELL.....DONE!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quotables Revealed - Answers Quiz #1

Name that Movie - Answers Revealed!
'I'm going to go home and have some sex!' 'Harry, you're going to go home and puke!' 'Well, that'll be fun too!' - Speed
'You know you're not as scary as you think you are!' - 10 Things I Hate About You
'What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?' - A Time to Kill
'We know that all were doing is breeding a whole new generation of buyers and sellers, BUYERS AND SELLERS! Pimps and whores, PIMPS AND WHORES! and indoctrinating them into a life long hell of debt and indecision!' - Accepted
'We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.' - American History X
'Who would think something like this would happen from harmless flares and roman candles?' - Camp Nowhere
'You know what they say: People in glass houses sink sh-sh-ships.' - The Boondock Saints
'Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?' - Die Hard
'Don't think it's your's just because you marked it with your urine!' - Juno
'Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning.' - Gladiator
Hope you had fun with that, I know I did!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Quotables - Quiz #1

Greetings everyone! :-)

I originally planned on doing a movie review on a quotable movie, but I like to be different and random, so instead I am going to put a self-made quiz on here. It's my quotables quiz! All you have to do is name the movie that each quote is from (most are from my personal dvd collection, so those who know me well, will have the advantage). Give yourself 1 point for each right answer (I'll post those later) and whoever wins, well....I'll figure out some fun interweb gift to give. Happy quizzing!

Name that Movie!

'I'm going to go home and have some sex!' 'Harry, you're going to go home and puke!' 'Well, that'll be fun too!'


'You know you're not as scary as you think you are!'


'What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?'


'We know that all were doing is breeding a whole new generation of buyers and sellers, BUYERS AND SELLERS! Pimps and whores, PIMPS AND WHORES! and indoctrinating them into a life long hell of debt and indecision!'


'We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained we must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.'


'Who would think something like this would happen from harmless flares and roman candles?'


'You know what they say: People in glass houses sink sh-sh-ships.'


'Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?'


'Don't think it's your's just because you marked it with your urine!'


'Two years, two hundred and sixty-four days and this morning.'

I hope you did well! Some of them are quite obscure..but I still love it! Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Conversing about Movie Review #2

So..I wanna do a second review...obvious!

I'm not sure what movie to do this time,...I was thinking of "quoteworthy movies."

I would like some response on your most quoteworthy of movies, generally ones you absolutely love is great. One of my personal favs. would be "The Boondock Saints;" however, I don't know if I'm quite ready for that review.

So...converse away...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Movie Review #1

Although I received some very good suggestions from the "crowd" of people that read my blog...I decided to choose one of my favorites...but still kind of random! So, with no further adieu, I give first movie review...

This review may contain spoilers - I apologize...and am willing to take constructive criticism on how I can improve for future reviews! Thanks!

Release Date: January 30, 2009
Director: Pierre Morel
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 91 Minutes
Actors: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, and more!

Think "The Bourne Identity" meets "Trade". Let me explain! Taken is an action-packed movie about Bryan (Liam Neeson) who, after retiring from the Secret Service, moves to California to be closer to his daughter Kim (Maggie Smith), who lives with her mother, Lenore (Famke Janssen) and wealthy stepfather. Now that you are settled into the foundation of the story!

You soon find out that Kim has planned a trip to Europe with her friend Amanda, but in order for her to go, Bryan has to sign papers to allow his minor daughter to travel out of the country. Mistake number 1! Bryan ex-military background comes in full force as he believes this is not a good idea and tries to convince them otherwise "they do not know the world, the way he does." Bryan is not successful though, and decides to let his daughter have her freedom!

The next thing you know, Kim & Amanda (who's ridiculously idiotic) are in France, heading to their hotel. They begin chatting with perfect strangers (Mistake number 2) and Amanda gives way too much information. Without giving the full story away, the men come to take the girls, which is the predominant scene of "they will take you." Now they have released the boiling fury of a overprotective and very well-trained father!

Action and chaos ensue, as the movie opens the door to a sex trafficking world that is all too realistic for one person to handle.

My feelings on this movie....amazing, awesome, spectacular...great! I mean Liam Neeson is wonderful and I was astonished at how well he was able to portray a charactor of such fury and wrath. I am used to the normal characters of scholarly attributes, wisdom, and leaders...not necessarily let's kick some butt (Jason Bourne Style). I also appreciated the fact that this movie took the chance of exposing in cinematic glory the reality of sex trafficking. I believe this is a huge problem in our world, and too many are afraid to bring awareness to it, because it's too risky to speak of.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars!

Great Performance, Excellent Action Sequences, and not too long that you get tired of it.

Have you seen it? Let me know your thoughts!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Movie Mayhem!!

With the wonderful world of cinematic adventures becoming more and more a part of my life...because I just love my movies...I've decided to start movie reviews in my blog.

I could choose from my over 450 collection...but I'd rather leave that fate in your hands...any suggestions??