Saturday, July 24, 2004

Tomorrow! :(

Tomorrow I have to share for ECHO! And I am sooooooooooooo NOT excited. :( I really don't like public speaking, plus I'm not good at it! But I guess I am glad that everybody got moved to morning service, cause most of my group doesn't go to our church, so it would have been just Margaret, Me, my Dad and maybe Laura, but she shared last week, so I don't think so. But that would have been really bad, cause then we'd all have to speak for a really long time. :( But Mr. Filson and my dad edited ECHO trip #1's video, and now it is extremely boring. They took out all the good and funny parts, including all of us jumping in the pond. :) So tomarrow you all get to see ECHO at its boreingest! (sp)
Song of the post : Confessions Part 2 by Usher
Quote of the post :  "When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all." - Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, July 23, 2004

New Swimsuit!

I am so very excited! I got a new swim-suit. It's the one I've wanted to get for a really, really long time, just my mom wouldn't buy it for me, cause it was to expensive and I didn't have enough money.
But today I got my pay check, cashed it and then went straight to Kast-a-way Swim Wear. It's a reversible, polyester suit with pictures of zebra's on one side and zebra stripes on the other side. And its purple! :)

Reversible Poly Geoback Purple

I love it soooooooooo much! And it's mine, not my mom's. :)

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Stupid Computer

I am really annoyed at our computer, it takes like, forever to load anything. I've been loading this movie* for like 15 minutes and I still haven't gotten to the actual movie, all I've seen is like advertisements for like Target.
* Go to : It's like violent cartoons characters who like, kill themselves in every episode. There's tons of blood and only sometimes do you feel sorry for the little guys, because they are soooooooooo stupid. :) We were at ECHO and Margaret showed some of us and we were all sitting there laughing because the guy was so stupid. :)
I have practice today and then I have to work, but by the way my coach said I'm allowed to bring friends  to practice, so if any of you Gus swimmers want to come to practice with me, well please come. It's not all as bad as I sometimes say it is. :)
Song of the post: Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending
Quote of the post: I won't admit or deny anything... makes me more interesting." - Orlando Bloom

Wednesday, July 21, 2004


Today is my half birthday if anyone wants to know ... :D !!!
"I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to
be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a
porch, looking at a lake or something. " - Johnny Depp

Monday, July 19, 2004

I'm bored!

Today my brothers are at the RCA championships till like 4 and my mom is there now till they come home, so I'm stuck at home with Andrew and Jessica till 4. Which means I have to miss Rivi swim team. :( We ( gus )won the last swim meet, though as I said before we knew we'd win. And even though almost all of our older swimmers weren't there, we still won by like 300 points. :) 
"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." - Tecumseh

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Why elves sleep with their eyes open!

Several experts* have their own theories; I’ve collected the best of them here!

One theory says that it has something to do with keeping an eye out for men. As we all know, men don’t exactly take baths every day... and if one of those things come up to you… they might- hug you! This unfortunate thing happened to Haldir of Lorien, and, as we saw, was killed by the after effects.

Another theory is that it’s to make sure that you can spot a human who wants you to fall in love with them, and make you give up your immortality! I mean, dude, you might grow a- a... beard... and then... start to smell like a human...

And yet another theory is The Watchdog Instinct: Maybe you’ve noticed, but elven men seen to be very keen on keeping their daughters away from men... they sleep outside their daughter’s rooms, with their eyes open, just in case. This becomes habit, and now they are doomed to sleep with their eyes open! They learned their lessons from Thingol and Elrond!

For some reason, all of these theories revolve around keeping men away... and we can only wonder why these experts think elves are paranoid about men. Well, I hate to break the news to you, but it very well might be true. I have this as evidence:

A can of Lysol spray sanitizer was found after the battle of Helm’s Deep, on the wall. My assumption (and this is based on eyewitnesses) is that the elves that Haldir brought took these along with them. According to an eyewitness, the elves were seen spraying the walls and ground wherever the men had been...

As for me, I only have one theory on why elves sleep with their eyes open...

They’re so anxious for ROTK to come out, they just can’t get to sleep!


* Disclaimer: In reality, No experts have come up with such theories, they’re just figments of my insanity!


Friday, July 16, 2004


I found several cool quotes from George W. Bush.
The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger...None of us will ever forget this day. Yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no
one will keep that light from shining.

If I could vote, I would vote for him.

Swim Meet tomorrow!

Gus has another swim meet tomarrow. The one problem is that most of our older swimmers are in a triathlon (sp) and so they can't come. :( Though I really don't think we'd loose without them, considering we have the bigest team and all of our swimmers are pretty good. And then when all the 2nd trip ECHO people were gone and we had a meet we still beat the team in 2nd by like 200 points. So you get the point. 
Mrs. Edwards anounced that not everyone would be getting to swim 5 events. She said that before we were dominating all the other teams she would ask everyone to, but now it gets more confusing if everyone swims 5 events, and though I am perfectly fine with that. I have no idea what events she'll cut of mine. 
And actually Mrs. Edwards won't even be there tomarrow. Solomon just got dropped off here to spend the night, cause I guess he really wanted to go to the swim meet or something. And Elijah has the triathlon so he has to stay but the rest of the family is going to Michigan.
And another thing, we have a church luncheon this Sunday. Which might totally ruin my plan to watch Olympic Swimming. So I don't know what's happening with that right now, but I'll figure it out before Sunday. :)
"When it doubt, faint" - Kiera Knightly

Thursday, July 15, 2004

I'm updating!

Despite my not telling anyone about my blog - ( Well actually I told Anna I got one, but I didn't tell her the address.) - people have found it and have started commenting. Thanks. :)
Anyway this has to be short, sorry... :)
"I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face." - Johnny Depp

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Swim Meet

Well, this morning we (gus) had a swim meet. It was our second for the summer and now we have two left. Anyway this one was sooooooooo much more fun then the last one, because everyone, or almost everyone was there. Last meet most of our older kids were at ECHO. :)
We kicked butt and got first. So on Monday we'll find out exactly how well we personally did. I'm always excited. Plus I beat at least 3 of my times. :)
I need to go, Sorry this is so short,

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Please Sign This Petition to Keep Christian Broadcasts Legal

Dr. Dobson is going on CNBC to urge every Christian to get involved. I hope you will think about signing this and forwarding to all your family and friends. Dr. James Dobson, with Focus on the Family, pleads for our action. An organization has been granted a Federal Hearing on the same subject by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC. Their petition, Number 2493, would ultimately pave the way to stop the reading of the gospel of our Lord and Savior, on the airwaves of America. They got 287,000 signatures to back their stand! If this attempt is successful, all Sunday worship services being broadcast on the radio or by television will be stopped. This group is also campaigning to remove all Christmas programs and Christmas carols from public schools! You as a Christian can help! We are praying for at least 1 million signatures. This would defeat their effort and show that there are many Christians alive, well and concerned about our country. As Christians we must unite on this. Please don't take this lightly. We ignored one lady once and lost prayer in our schools and in offices across the nation. Please stand up for your religious freedom and let your voice be heard. Together we can make a difference in our
country while creating an opportunity for the lost to know the Lord.
Please press "forward," CLEAN UP THE MESSAGE, and forward this to everyone you think should read this. Now, please sign your name at the bottom (you can only add your name after you have pressed "Forward" or cut and paste the text). Don't delete any other names, just go to the next number and type your name. Please do not sign jointly, such as Mr. &Mrs. .. Each person should sign his/her own name. Please defeat this organization and keep the right of our freedom of religion.
When you get to 1000 please e-mail back to: "Lisa Norman"
> >
> > 1. Jimmy R. Lovinggood Elberton, Ga
> > 2. Angela Childs Elberton Ga.
> > 3. Russell Childs Elberton Ga.
> > 4. Dustin Burleson Elberton Ga.
> > 5. Robin Burleson Elberton Ga.
> > 6. Peggy Eaves Elberton, Ga.
> > 7. Darlene Kent Marion, N.C.
> > 8. Doris Robinson Marion, NC
> > 9. Lat Robinson Marion, NC
> > 10. Marietta Ross, Marion, N.C.
> > 11. Tom Ross Marion, N.C
> > 12 Betty Moody, N.C.
> > 13 Leonard Moody, NC
> > 14. Barbara Walden, NMB, SC
> > 15. Charles Walden, NMB, SC
> > 16. Jennifer O'Brien, NC
> > 17. Eddie O'Brien, NC
> > 18. Tammy Stedman, SC
> > 19. Teresa Jones, Greer, SC
> > 20. Dana Morris, Pickens SC
> > 21. Eric Wall, Greer, SC
> > 22. Phyllis Porter, Inman, SC
> > 23. Jeff Porter, Inman, SC
> > 24. Carla Owings, Inman, SC
> > 25. Barbara Chastain, Spartanburg, SC
> > 26. Mike Chastain, Spartanburg, SC
> > 27. Sonya T. Hawes Spartanburg, SC
> > 28. Diane Hines, Inman, SC
> > 29. Carol Hines, Inman, SC
> > 30. Stanley West, Spartanburg, S.C.
> > 31. Bill Monogan, Charleston, S.C.
> > 32. Debbie Spencer, Summerville, SC
> > 33. Amy Marler, Huntsville, Al
> > 34. Sharon J Head, Hartselle, Al
> > 35. Bobby G Head, Hartselle, Al
> > 36. Dianne D Head, Hartselle, Al
> > 37. Valerie Pinion, Hartselle, Al
> > 38. Dennis W. Pugh, Reform, AL
> > 39. Charlotte T. Pugh. Reform, AL
> > 40. Kristel E. Pugh, Reform, AL
> > 41. Judy J. Cummins, Columbus, MS
> > 42. William L. Cummins, Columbus, MS
> > 43. Annette Butler, Columbus, MS
> > 44. Thurston Butler, Columbus, MS
> > 45. Donald Flynn, Sulligent, Al
> > 46. Bonnie Flynn, Sulligent, Al
> > 47. Raines Patricia Pensacola Fl.
> > 48. Malinda Causey Mobile, AL
> > 49. John Causey Mobile, AL
> > 50. Anthony Causey Mobile, AL
> > 51. Brenda Ewing Oscar, LA
> > 52. Brenda Summers Ventress, La.
> > 53. Randy Summers Ventress, La.
> > 54. Gerard Theriot Denham Springs La.
> > 55. Carol Theriot Denham Springs La.
> > 56. Robert Theriot Denham Springs La.
> > 58. Lauren Morales-Nashville, TN
> > 59. Joe &Azelia Efferson, Hot Springs Village,Ar.
> > 60. William A.& Margaret Efferson, Baton Rouge,La.
> > 61 Robert Morales
> > 62 Beverly Morales
> > 63. Stephanie Lopez, Crosby, Ms
> > 64. Tony Lopez, Crosby, Ms
> > 66. Mary Margaret McGraw,Woodville, MS
> > 67. Jamie Longmire, Crosby, MS
> > 68. Luke Longmire, Crosby, MS
> > 73. kimberly harrell, brandon ms
> > 74. robert harrell brandon ms
> > 75. hannah harrell brandon ms
> > 76. colby harrell brandon ms
> > 77. betty garner brandon ms
> > 78. donald garner brandon ms
> > 79. nancy johnston, brandon, ms
> > 80. ronald johnston, brandon, ms
> > 81. Elaine Johnston, Pearl MS
> > 82. Jackie Manuel, Pearl, MS
> > 83. Bobby Manuel, Pearl, MS
> > 84. Ashley Manuel, Pearl, MS
> > 85. Michael Manuel, Pearl, MS
> > 86. Jeff Johnston, Pearl, MS
> > 87 [Logan McPhail]
> > 88. Janet Gibbs, Hermitage, TN
> > 89. Alan Jeffrey Law, Mt. Juliet, TN
> > 90. Ida Reding Law, Mt. Juliet, TN
> > 91. Adam Nicholas Law, Mt. Juliet, TN
> > 92. Erin Nicole Law, Mt. Juliet, TN
> > 93. Michael Law, Nashville, TN
> > 94. Kimberly Law, Nashville, TN
> > 95. Ellen Cook, Danville, PA
> > 96. Sarah Clugston, Elizabethtown, PA
> > 97. David Hawthorne, Elizabethtown, PA
> > 98. Janet Hawthorne, Elizabethtownrier New Columbus,
> > MS
> > 99. Ed Staub, York, PA
> > 100. Tib Staub, York, PA
> > 101. Kelly Kaufman, York, PA
> > 102. Jeremy Kaufman, York, PA
> > 103. Katie Kohler, York, PA
> > 104. Nancy Brooks, Hanover, PA
> > 105. Donna Ressler, Conestoga, PA
> > 106. Elizabeth Gehr, Washington Boro, PA
> > 107. Janelle Funk, Washington Boro, PA
> > 108. Dan Funk, Washington Boro, PA
> > 109. Robert M. Keyes, Brevard, NC
> > 110. Patricia A.J. Keyes, Brevard, NC
> > 111. Myrtle Lamond Palmer, Alaska
> > 112. Twila Charles Wmspt, PA
> > 113. Michelle M. Hyschak, Lock Haven, PA
> > 114. Jeff Lindo, Cheswick, PA
> > 115. Douglas C. Simoncic Tarentum, PA
> > 116. Lori A. Simoncic Tarentum, PA
> > 117. Jerry Lape, Monroe, NC
> > 118. Carolyn Lape, Monroe, NC
> > 119. LINDA REICHART,Charlotte NC
> > 120. Brian Yerger, Buena Park, Ca.
> > 121. Carol Ruffolo, Anaheim, CA
> > 122. Chad Brown
> > 123. Heather Brown
> > 124. Wayne Brown
> > 125. Jean Brown
> > 126. Sharon Haynes
> > 127. Harvey Haynes
> > 128. Toni Haynes
> > 129. Sarah Langenwalter
>> 130. Peter Langenwalter
>> 131. Jim Langenwalter
> >132. Debbie Langenwalter
>> 133. Emily Domasky,Pittsburgh,Pa.
>> 134. Bethany O'Neill, Pittsburgh, PA
>> 135. Ellie Cutter, Indianapolis,

Okay, so if you want to sign this pitition, just comment and sign and if I get 1 thousand people over comments, I will write your names on here and send this back to Lisa Norman. Thank you, and I have to go.