Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The trip was wonderful--family, friends, mountains, wild turkeys, big horn sheep, Joshua trees. You know, the usual.
Zion was amaaaaazing--makes you realize how small we really are--helps put things into perspective I guess. So my first visit to Utah was fantastic, I must report. Can't wait to go back and explore more!! And, if you go to Vegas, you have to see Mystere! Unbelievable show, seriously. Good times. Ok, that's it.
blah, midterm tomorrow.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I also think yesterday was the day we'd tentatively set as our wedding date when we first got engaged. I had my heart set on a fall wedding (I still got to keep my red theme, so it really all worked out ;) ), but sometime's you just gotta go with the flow as circumstances arise, and I'm so glad I did! I can't imagine having waited another six months to get married--then I might have turned into a full-out bridezilla, haha, focusing so much energy for so long on wedding planning. Six months of wedding planning seemed really rushed at the time, (and I had NO clue what I was doing) but I'm so glad everything turned out how it did. While not every detail can ever be perfect, it was truly perfect in it's way.
Changing subjects entirely....YAY fall weather!! Finally! The drive to Pittsburgh this weekend was lovely, and we had such a good time visiting with the family. Visits don't happen often enough. Was great to see my mom SO happy getting to visit with her cousins who she hadn't seen in years.
If I can only get myself to write my paper for school now......then Las Vegas here we come!!!!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
So I made my first counseling tape yesterday. Giving a presentation to 300 people for work makes me less nervous than I felt yesterday before we taped the counseling session. I was sweating like crazy dude. I don't know if it was so much about the grade I'll get for it but more just wanting to do a good job, to say the right things, to really listen....and I thought it went really well surprisingly. Until I got home. And realized the microphone hadn't really picked up our voices. CRAP. I hate when I'm an idiot. You have to turn the volume all the way up on the tv to just barely hear the session. Oops. Gonna turn it in anyway and play stupid, like it worked on my tv when I volume was turned up. No way I'm re-recording it unless he makes me! Wish me luck :)
Before class, today was a great day off work hanging out with Rach watching tv on the couch, being bums. Sooo good to spend time with her.
Cheers to good friends!
Monday, October 8, 2007
"Waiting like an iceberg. Waiting to change. But she's cold inside. She wants to be like the water . . . Most of everyday is full of tired excuses."
I randomly heard this song today (KT Tunstall), and the lyrics resonated on a very personal level. I think in many ways I'm waiting to change too. Not sure what I'm waiting for, but I am sure that it's easier to wait and do nothing than to really look inside myself and begin to change some of my thoughts and behaviors. But that's part of my self-imposed challenge--to really explore my own thoughts, beliefs, and values--for how can I truly help others in an genuine, non-judgmental way if I am not even comfortable in my own (pale) skin? And you know what? It's not as hard as I thought--although very much still a draft in process.....I'll stop there.
Anywho.....I was so happy to hear this week that Oprah's new book club pick is Love in the Time of Cholera. This has been a longtime favorite of mine, and I'm glad to see it getting the media attention it so much deserves. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's prose is so lyrical, emotive, and intense that it clutches the reader in its arms throughout the course of this turbulent and emphatically romantic love tale. It affected me in a way few other novels have managed. And that is that. Read it if you can!!
Yikes, the Bachelor's on! Gotta go.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Note: Besides this, please do not expect to see anything intelligent or in any way useful posted on my blog. It won't happen. My blog is intended to be a running journal of sorts. Whatever comes to mind, whatever mood I'm in, that's what you get. Too lazy to do any research or to commentate on politics, the environment, current events, etc. But if you need a celebrity gossip expert to stand in on your trivia team, I'm your gal.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
This is undoubtedly cliche, but here's my personal wish: May this set an example for others to stop focusing so much on their rigid political agendas and start to see the world first and foremost through the lenses of human beings.
Things would be so much prettier that way.