Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I like this 70 degree weather which is currently outside. It's marvelous!
I dislike handkerchiefs. I won't articulate all the reasons why because, quite frankly, it's gross. My father uses one and it tends to be his personal paper towel as well as tissue. I thought of this today because one of my professors took one out of his pocket.
My lunch today was chili, onion rings, and chocolate milk. Not very healthy. But probably the largest lunch I've had this week.
I experienced grace today. I skimmed over material for a quiz today. Can't say I really studied. But somehow the quiz was really easy and I got my first 100% on a quiz in that class. Funny how things like that happen eh?
(images: http://www.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/m/Melagoo/522.jpg, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Handkerchief.jpg, http://stores.wholesome-essential.com/catalog/chili.jpg)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
1. What is wrong with the human race?
2. Get a life.
3. Thank the Lord for Jesus Christ. And the esteem I have through being His daughter.
Anyways, to veer from that subject. I was supposed to meet a classmate at noon to discuss questions for a discussion we're leading tomorrow for a class. She didn't show. I emailed and tried to call. I haven't heard a thing. Thankfully I have a feel for what we're doing and it's not a huge deal. But...HELLO...what is wrong with people? Just don't show up.....She doesn't even know me. It truly astonishes me sometimes. She probably forgot and whatever, that's fine but I simply go crazy if I am not prepared for a class. Anyways, it'll be fine. I'm prepared.
So I'm doing a book report on a book which is called Lipstick Jihad and its a lady's memoir of growing up Iranian in America and then living in Iran as an Iranian American. It was very interesting from many different points of view. But basically she was describing her quest to finding belonging. She's not American and she's not Iranian. She didn't know what was home.
It was kind of interesting because I don't know where home is anymore either. SAU is my home. And my parents in NY are my home. My cats and grandparents are my home. My friends make a home. My brother makes home and he is across the world. Where is home? I've been missing home a lot the past couple weeks. I've been missing the weather and just the security of home. I talked to my grandma and she sounded lonely and I wanted to go and visit her and cheer her up. I wanted to sit on my backporch wrapped in a blanket with my cat on my lap in the chilly autumn dusk. My mother would be sitting in the other chair. And we'd chit chat about life. Then I would go inside and drink some hot cider and listen to a baseball game with my father. Then I would go to my room and fall asleep to the sounds of....nothingness. And my cat would be curled at the end of my bed. I miss a NY Autumn. It's so beautiful. We'd always buy cider from our neighbor who has a cider press. So it'd be fresh and amazing. I remember racking leaves and making a pile and just lying in it, smelling the dry leaves. Something random and silly: when I was in elementary school we'd always make a LLBean order in August before school started. I had a yearning for LLBean the other day. lol
I'm having a great time in SMA. I'm doing a bulletin board and we're going to have faculty trivia with people guessing what faculty did very odd and random things. I'm excited.
Psi Chi is having a car wash Sunday. I can't say I'm rip roaring excited. But hey, it'll be a first. I've never worked a car wash before. So yea, come on out and support Psi Chi at the Brock parking lot! Whoo hoo! lol
I have a cold. Last night I felt pretty horrible. My head felt like it was going to explode. I took some unmarked medicine that Bekah had and eventually fell asleep. I feel better today, sniffly but not too bad. I'm excited about going to sleep early.
Anyways, those are my thoughts for this evening.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Mon Sep 15, 9:05 PM ET
STIRLING, Scotland - Your rabbit's ears aren't floppy? Sorry, that's not an emergency. So said police in Scotland when a woman rang the emergency 999 number to discuss her concerns about her new pet. She said the newspaper ad promised floppy ears, but flop they would not.
said Monday they were equally unimpressed by another caller who complained that a passing car had splashed water on him, and by someone else inquiring about the postal code for a town's post office.
"Whilst officers and staff are dealing with these frivolous matters that a member of the public has deemed so serious as to call 999, they are not dealing with genuine emergency calls," said Chief Inspector Alan Stewart.
And some people have real problems in their lives.....
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
India: Mob kills Adventist pastorAugust 27, 2008
Samuel Naik, pastor of the Phulwani Adventist Church, and his mother were killed during anti-Christian violence sweeping the region of India, said Gordon Christo, communication director for the Adventist Church in Southern Asia.
One Adventist school in Jeypore was attacked last Sunday, and another school in Khurda was closed for several days, Christo said.
"They broke the gate and all the glass doors and windows of the children's home, the cafeteria, the girls' hostel ... and a few staff quarters," said Arun Panda, principal of the Jeypore school.
Panda said the mob attempted to light several vehicles and some equipment on fire after pouring diesel on them, but nothing burned.
"We believe it is a miracle of God," Panda said.
Thousands of Christians have fled for their lives, some hiding in the forest. Local church leaders are asking for help from the local government and media and the world-wide community.......