Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Ello -

I feel like I'm due for an update. Right now nothing much is happening in my life. There's school, swimming, work and church. That's about it. Sometimes I feel like life just goes on without me. The funniest thing I've done since I came back from Europe has been going to Starbucks. Going out with college people is alot of fun, though they kinda make me feel awfully little.

I updated my links... Taking several people off etc. And then I added a Spanish word a day thing since I'm taking Spanish this year. Anybody know how to put accents in a word while your writing? I know its possible, but I don't know how. Maybe I should just download some sortof Spanish software. There seems to be a lack of comments lately. And I'll just tell you that every comment I get makes my day! I luv and miss you all!

Verses of the post:
"In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter 1:6-9

Quote of the post:
"Criticism is prejudice made plausible." - Unknown

Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Eiffel Tower at Night.  Posted by Picasa

Entertainment in a French Restaurant.  Posted by Picasa

Flowers on a English Pub by Windsor Castle.  Posted by Picasa

Jessica with English Policeman outside Buckingham Palace.  Posted by Picasa

Double Decker Bus in London. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Quiz Thingy

Looks like I've been tagged by Sara. So here goes... :)

5 years ago I was:

10 - nothing significant comes to mind

1 year ago I was:

Starting Highschool
Taking Biology
Swimming for real

Yesterday I:
Swam at 5 am
Took my composition class
Went to Algebra
Babysat for my neighbors
played on the computer
Listened to my new CD

5 snacks I enjoy:
Sour Rips
Mint Chocolate-Chip Icecream
strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, backberries... :)
Almost all fruit

5 songs I know all the words to:

Happy Birthday
Sk8ter Boi
Star Spangled Banner
Phantom of the Opera
And tons more I don't have room to mention

5 things I would do with 100 million dollars

Go to college
Get a Corvette, Miata, Jeep and maybe a Mustang
Donate Money to Special Olympics
Take a tour around the World
And go visit the Blackwood's while they are in Australia

5 places I would run away to:

My Grandma's
My room

5 things I would never wear:

A jean jumper
pants that go up past my waist
any baggy clothing..

5 favorite tv shows:

CSI: Miami
Joan of Arcadia

5 bad habits:

Drinking cappacinos before going to bed
Not studying/doing homework when I should be.
Saying things I regret.
Being grumpy alot
throwing my stuff all over the floor

5 biggest joys:


5 fictional characters I would date:

Will Turner
Mr. Darcy

5 people I tag to do this:

Hee hee this is the fun part!!

There are two people I would like to tag but can't because they don't have blogs.. yet!!! So, whenever Jessica and Andrew get blogs they are tagged to do this quiz! And for all you people who want me to post more pictures... that will be my next post! Luv you all! :)

Thursday, September 15, 2005


I love the rain
For the difference
That it brings
Adding a new personality
To the day

Each puddle
Its own little world
Each drop
Adds another character
To the picture

The eerie sky
Creating a melodramatic background
As life goes on
Playing out the passions
As depression rears its head
Searching for a helpless victim
Among the million of candidates
Pouting about the rain


I went with my brother Daniel to help close up Mr. Faris's stand tonight. We take down the sign and put all the vegetables in the cooler. Right before we were done it started pouring down rain. We had no other choice except to either walk or run in the rain. We ran. It was amazing, I don't think I'd ever quite run in the rain like that before. Anyway I thought I'd share my wonderful experience with all of you.

Now on to something a little more boring. I'm slowly get back into my swim team schedule, morning practices started this week and that's all I've been to. I know right now afternoon practices are really full, I can't wait till high-school swimming starts and a lot of people don't come to Rivi practices anymore. That might sound mean, but when there are less people Therese can really help with stroke technique and stuff like that.

School is okay, its still school though. I feel really behind in Spanish because I hadn't been there for 3 classes, I think I kinda made a fool of myself today. *sigh* And this next Monday, Algebra and composition start. I'm not really looking forward to that very much, this'll be the 3rd time I've tried to take Algebra. And its just kinda depressing. But Worldview is going well, I really enjoy the Iliad, though our class kinda argues an awful lot over which God's are better. What's your opinion?

Verses of the post:
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1 Peter 1:3-5


Do you guys want me to post more pictures?

Monday, September 12, 2005

This Tiny LIttle Car. Itsn't it cute? Posted by Picasa

The Mona Lisz. Posted by Picasa

Grandma, Mom, Jessica and I in Paris. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Back home again in Indiana...

This will just be a somewhat short post before I crash. London and Paris were wonderful, the tour majorly exceeded my expectations! But I have to say I never totally got over the jet lag while I was there, so now it is finally catching up with me. I need to sleep. We got to the Paris airport at 7 am their time this morning. Its a 6 hour difference so about 12 midnight IN time. And now we're here at home - 8:30pm. It's been a very long day and I am so happy to be home. Anyway I'm going to sleep. Tomorrow I have Worldview, of which I got some of it done... maybe. Anyway pray that I will get enough done to go to class tomorrow. Goodnight!