Archive | November, 2007
29 Nov

thankful thursday

  • auto-arrange function for organizing my computer
  • color-code capabilities
  • relaxed deadlines for projects
  • people with cars
  • papa john’s sweet pizza deals
  • sleep, fruits, vitamin c
  • pinder liked my transition drawing
  • warm winter coats
  • hats
  • charcoal powder, for fast starts
  • being part of an amazing football team
  • the girls i played football with and against
  • the girls who slept over that i got to know a bit better
  • people who provide food for me
  • having an apt and being able to invite people over to it
  • flag grabbing drills that taught me to break down
  • only playing 1/4 of the time so i’m not sore
  • having that third round game so we didn’t have to play first thing in the morn on frosty ground
  • the boys that stayed and cheered for us
  • my brother and his camera
  • early morning starts that make days more productive
  • a gym that is within running distance
  • the LL staff that knows how to deal with kids
  • the boys that practiced with us to prep for the tournament
  • the really welcoming people from HOPE
  • roomie bonding b/c of football
  • laughter, joy, friendships
  • cameras that capture memories
  • online ordering and pick-up options
  • lotion for itchy, ashy skin
  • puffs’ super-soft tissues
  • being able to exercise/play football AND be medically cleared for it
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22 Nov

thankful thursday

  • a resumption of REAL normal life
  • doctors who understand personal circumstances
  • metro, smarttrip, makes traveling to dc several times a week possible
  • cancelled classes
  • erc! for everything. a track, fitness classes, friends i see there
  • seeing old loves, even if for only a quick sec
  • tuesday night hilarity w/ flo including: kristi toliver, 3 bars in 1 night, and random brown people
  • gorgeous weather!
  • my job, for making it possible for me to acquire CS3
  • making it to the second round of entries for the urban forest project (bmore region)
  • having resources at work to make my second round entry a ton better than my first entry
  • really good music so i can retreat into my own world
  • the peace that running still gives me, especially when in a crappy mood
  • that my friends’ are getting interviews/jobs from top schools/companies
  • seeing high school friends and especially middle school friends. just knowing you’ve had this history with them and, really, you miss them no matter how close you are to them now.
  • pretty sweet jerseys for turkey bowl saturday
  • cleats for squishy ground days
  • friends with cars
  • hitting the one year mark of thankful thursdays and the changes i’ve seen in myself over the course of that year.
  • being able to build relationships with teachers over everyday activities/struggles
  • small classes
  • science class finals, b/c these papers/projects are killing me. (yes, i admit, i really miss orgo and cramming for those exams)
  • dreams, love, aspirations, support, encouragement, hope
  • the stillness and peace of late late night and early early morning.
  • friends who persevere.
  • doctors who perform successful tasks
  • finally knowing my blood type, O+, whereas no one else in my fam knows
  • fun that i have when becky and i cook for a crowd.
15 Nov

thankful thursday

  • this week i knew the names of all the girls at HWC. 🙂
  • all the 11th grade small group girls whom i look forward to hanging out with friday nights
  • a credit card. which made for a fun shopping trip
  • the times that i have a car for the weekend
  • a spectacularly fun football game to be my last home football game of college
  • seeing old friends at the bar
  • actually being able to pull flags at practice
  • practice that started and ended pretty much on time
  • the girls on the team b/c its really the highlight of my week, their encouragement and support
  • being part of a sports team, which i’ve honestly always wished i could do since forever
  • a not so bad week of classes
  • a fitness class buddy 🙂
  • an indoor gym
  • being able to bounce back from weeks of non-exercise and still be able to run a considerable distance
  • access to music
  • being able to talk about random stuff with my theory girls
  • cancelled classes next week so i can sleep in for once 🙂
  • finally being able to meet with people to discuss the future of the drama team
  • being able to laugh about the distraught moments of the fair
  • having the best fair kids ever b/c they make up the best week of my year
  • having options and time to decide what to do with the team
  • honors studio open house for free food when i absolutely needed it and inspiration that there are art majors out there who really like what they do
  • flo for the ticket to the game
  • funny things that make me laugh like: who is your favorite superhero/action figure? spiderman b/c he can kiss girls upside-down.
  • having adorable babies at the office today for a photoshoot.
  • little KJ who makes me laugh b/c he has pointy elf ears.
  • becky’s ps2 that allows me to be able to particpate in class discussions about video games
  • being able to fit work, class, two thorough museum visits, and an opera into one day
  • tamotua, raq, rain, and other fun hoppera things.
  • edward hopper, my fav artist, for having such great work; his paintings, sketchbooks, ideas
  • the promise of seeing friends this weekend
8 Nov

thankful thursday

  • all the lovely welcome backs to LL
  • the chance to talk like normal people, not just as miss patti, with the LL staff
  • my girls sg and roomie for willing to help me bake a bajillion cupcakes
  • no food allergy to crabs
  • a dad who understands my food likings
  • a chance to laugh and make bets about silly things like sorbet flavors with my family
  • coaches who push us at practice
  • my body for enduring exercise lately
  • my body for being almost normal again!
  • 2north for always being hospitable and opening up their apt to me
  • my passing grade on my historical theory midterm
  • a plethora of sporting goods stores in the area so that i could find a pair of cleats that fit me
  • sunshine that makes cold days not so cold
  • windows that make warm indoors not stuffy
  • fun work days that include running around the mall, free tshirts, and Testudo doing superman
  • bonding and laughs about MNF this week with random people like TAs and friends
  • my girls for the return of bible study
  • friends who pass up on chances to go to fball games so that i can go
  • having as many friends as i do that i have a busy, fun weekend ahead
  • seasonal changes like brisk air and colorful leaves
  • roomie adventures like gymming and fooding
  • cancelled classes and early starts on weekends
  • my amazingly, wonderful, magical winter coat that keeps me warm no matter what
  • roomies who care about recycling
  • friends who love to cook and share food tips and recipes with me
  • friends who wake up early and bake b/c they have nothing else better to do
  • all the opportunities to network that my job provides me
  • a laundry machine at home that is ‘free’ to use
  • songs and singing and things that make me happy
  • a reduced number of gnats in my apt due to our new wall
  • lip balm to keep my lips from drying/cracking
1 Nov

thankful thursday

  • another week of school being done. enough with the midterms!
  • such supportive girls at fball practice
  • sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats. its so freakin cold
  • days that i don’t work so that i can be less dressy
  • a semi-new wall in the bathroom. emphasis on semi
  • enough boxes and candy for hallowtwist
  • ashley’s dad for the awesome wardrobe accessories
  • a sweet deal on that ps2 bundle
  • paul’s scheming that saved the night at 930 club
  • sweet positioning next to the stage
  • those magnificent lysol sanitizing wipes. i’m tired of mouse poop.
  • a decent grade on my drawing midterm, which was encouraging compared to usual
  • people who make food for me, i honestly don’t want to cook everyday
  • aroo, not the book, but mine at home.
  • my dad for the tons of candy he gives me for holidays
  • finally time to think about viable options for post-grad plans
  • interesting post-grad opportunities
  • i registered for classes for the last time.
  • the AGNR college guy that took away my block despite not understanding the situation
  • roomie for having such random sleep hours lately so i dont’ feel bad when i stay up late
  • loves of my life: 2north, drama/cef, 11th grade girls sg, rb
  • cars, so when you don’t really know where you’re going at least you don’t have to wait in the cold for another bus
  • really, really cheap ground pork for the best dumplings in the world
  • lotus seed buns. cheap patti-style fast-food. i could LIVE on these.
  • emails from friends that check up on me
  • my boss for supporting all the interns by paying for our urban forest project contest entry, $35/person!
  • free stuff at work: food, tshirts, laughs, fonts, etc.
  • the great lull in projects at work, EVERYone can breathe.
  • the laughs that my UHC doctor provides me
  • LL for being flexible with me being sick
  • for once, a warm, dry halloween
  • my nerdy journalism TA and prof heider for all their funny jokes/quirks/stories that make TuTh fun.
  • my spectacularly short thursdays after my packed MTW
  • that doctor’s note that got me out of class lately
  • the enchanted aura of autumn 🙂