Archive | February, 2008
28 Feb

thankful thursday

  • passion08, 11,117 pairs of socks and 2,920 towels to the shelters of Metro DC; $42,201 to build 14 wells in Africa; $36,217 for Passion Kampala
  • drama08, my life and a love
  • God, who provides
  • hope and joy, these two things that mean so much to me
  • p.lui and her amazingness of doing mercy ships for the next two months
  • girls who i can open up to and share with
  • random mixed drink consumption
  • chris tomlin, charlie hall, matt redman; the worship band who led me to give more than i know how
  • my lifestyle; how i can afford to donate money to shelters, well buiding in Africa, and Passion Kampala
  • j.fu and her condo that we crashed at last weekend
  • REM who saved us sweet floor seats; close proximity to the stage to go crazy
  • the return of fball season, great girls i laugh and dance (and play fball) with
  • pulling flags, especially becky’s, at practice; it’s so satisfying
  • b.lu and our craziness of loogies, dancing, baking, running to the gym, fitness classes, adventures in general
  • a.jiang b/c she’s always willing to listen to me and is just so amazing herself
  • the weather on friday being bad but not awful; so i could still go to work, but have no work to do, and then have AMAZING friday rush hour VA/rt.66 traffic
  • tastespotting meals
  • postsecret, for liberating me somewhat and helping me learn more about who i am
  • chances to lead/serve in so many ways: drama, tg, sunday school, bible study
  • mittens and winter coats that make the cold bearable
  • the hour between my MW classes that i have to eat lunch and breathe
  • my notetaking classes that i can sit down and absorb instead of stand and constantly do/create
  • T/Th when i can sleep in til 8.30am.
  • fitness classes, my friends that i bond with by going to them
  • pushing myself and being pushed to be more than i thought i was
  • people who believe in me, who love me, who encourage me
  • downtime; the occasional chances i get to just sit and relax and bask in life
  • realizing lately what and who matter most to me, the clarity of thankfulness for these things/people
  • closure, resolution; things that give other peoples’ and my heart peace
  • all the things that God does in people’s hearts
  • pseudo wingwomen; girl versions of wingmen? except not to pick up guys, but to deter them.
21 Feb

thankful thursday

  • mona, virginia, and lauren: workout queens
  • sleeping in
  • prayers
  • fun co-leaders
  • sushi deals
  • fast catch-up drawing skills
  • gatorade + electrolytes when sick
  • the posters in my room that make me happy 🙂
  • laughing so hard that i can’t breathe, several times today with poop.
  • loogies, b/c they make you feel so accomplished when you cough them up
  • newspapers
  • umbrellas
15 Feb

thankful thursday

  • random early morning chats with RB
  • the crazy juxtaposition of my T/Th classes: super politically correct (their bodies are in a sort of .. sexual.. conjugation. versus. watching a video of male arousal)
  • my 1hr15min classes on T/Th b/c after studio classes M/W, they are a HUGE relief to just sit there for such a short time and take notes and not have to DO anything
  • my new found fame on the UM website
  • free food from friends with diner points
  • bmore boys for keeping my head straight all the time
  • 15hr sleeping stints when i’m sick
  • soup
  • the ability to skip class on monday to hear/see obama
  • georgia for getting there buttt early and letting me into the crazy long obama line
  • last friday for being the end of a Very Long Week at work where nothing went right for anyone
  • the REAL end of barbie basketball b/c i ran out of time and ideas to make it better
  • fitness classes that i actually get a workout at
  • the return of football to my life
  • fun/good interviews last weekend
  • days at work where we are simply exhausted and cath brings out snacks and its perfect timing
  • coworkers to be frustrated and laugh with when clients are absurd or we have to go through random routes of people to get approval for things
  • people that i bummed images off of in class b/c i didn’t do my hw
  • p.humph for not being mad about me skipping class for obama
  • p.humph’s genuine excitement for teaching people litho
  • hope, and the fact that everyone talked about it in the past week. aka obama and the gathering
  • really sweet voices that make me love music
  • the police auxiliary tonight for offering me a ride home (although i didn’t know they did that sort of thing)
  • the people who offer to give me rides to class, when cath was sick it was so weird walking to class
  • my new posters that decorate my room!
  • warm warm blankets and a cozy bed to hibernate in
  • mon frere who just turned 25y.o.
  • time to catch up with friends this week
7 Feb

thankful thursday

  • warm weather
  • lockers/drawers in the litho room
  • making friends with my teachers/TAs
  • the rock poster gallery show/sale that was the highlight of my LIFE
  • all the laughs lately
  • free concerts!
  • gym buddies
  • freeee fooooood.
  • days that i don’t have to lug around a portfolio
  • fun co-workers that i could hang out with at or outside of work
  • finally finishing the barbie basketball illustration/collage for smith
  • a chance to be the poster child of UM
  • the many lunch/dinner dates i’ve had and will have recently
  • finally getting my clothes back!
  • yummy recipes
  • some of my best friends like rb and poop

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  • smoke alarms that run on electricity and then on battery when the power goes out, genius.
  • learning about said smoke alarms in poli233 and the legalities around it.