Archive for April, 2008

UO

April 30, 2008

It is about darn time, Nashville.

to a friend regarding peter pan

April 24, 2008

i’m not saying that i am entirely in the same situation. but i understand where you are coming from and find myself asking questions of a similar nature. 

i say, keep working on being amazing yourself. you are beautiful, talented, and heading somewhere. 
SOL for the guys that don’t notice [or aren’t ballsy enough to do anything about it].

slightly starstruck

April 23, 2008

its GMA week here in nashville so its a given that there will be some famous faces appearing around town. personally, i try to leave celebrities alone when i see them… fans are just really annoying some times. however, when a member of switchfoot came in to Crema today, i sort of inwardly freaked out.

i hope he didn’t think i was staring. [unfortunately, i was. just a little.]

[is it like] buried treasure

April 22, 2008

i am not entirely sure where this post is going.

all day i anticipated going to hear bishop tom wright speak at a local church. literally, it was like 1 mile from my apartment. i have dipped into some of his theological works and read a couple of his books. i consider him [along with rob bell and brian mclaren, among others who may not be as notable] to be hugely influential during ’05-’07 which is basically what i’d refer to as a long season of re-forming and disillusionment in my life… i am not quite sure its over [is it ever?].

it was a different experience for me, the lecture. i still scribbled notes furiously, but in times passed i’ve been to these events with friends or colleagues who equally share in my excitement for going. instead, i found myself entering the church alone, squeezing my way into the third row, wishing i knew someone i could share the moment with. i noticed younger people [mostly guys, of course] coming in. they all seemed like students and i instantly felt nostalgia. i miss learning and being in that type of community with others. i miss it a lot more than i realized.

i gave up on the idea of more theological education for all sorts of pragmatic, realistic reasons. but every so often, i wonder what it would have been like.

i left after getting a book signed. he must’ve thought i made my name up because i had to spell it for him several times 🙂 i was at a stop sign and a professor from my college walked by. in my excitement, i stupidly got out of my car and said hello to him. the conversation was short [being that it was at an intersection and i noticed lights approaching] but i managed to tell him i was back home and working two jobs “trying to figure it out.”

everything has just happened so differently than i expected.

i still resonate with so much of Jesus’ teachings but my ability to relate to followers is just different. the best way i can explain it is that i feel like more of an outsider/spectator than an insider/participant. it isn’t that i feel ostracized or that anyone has done anything to make me feel this way. its just that i don’t feel like i am a part of anything anymore.

i read this out of one of frederick buechner’s books today at a used book store i wandered into:

“don’t start looking in the Bible for the answers it gives. start by looking for the questions it asks. to lose track of such questions [regarding meaning, purpose, value] is to risk losing sight of who we really are in our depths and where we are really going.”

its been at least a year of feeling this way. i won’t tell what i wished for on my birthday. but lets just say it wasn’t for things to stay the same.

day-off thoughts

April 17, 2008

cognitive dissonance. 

and its all regarding baking.
to dairy, or not to dairy.
and why the hell do i care so much? [i know why, but still, i ask.]
maybe its partially due to the recent discovery that i have a soy intolerance. 
this could get interesting.

in other news

April 13, 2008
/only in nashville can it call for snow [tomorrow] and by friday my birthday be sunny and 70 again. 
/i think i will take some time to blog about my new job this week. so, be on the look out.
/sleeping at last tomorrow. with these guys. yes. 

i…

April 11, 2008

thanks, victor.

i am: always re-inventing myself.
i think: all the time.
i know: that i gave up on trying to know so much.
i want: to set some goals for the rest of this year [how i hate goals].
i have: developed a fear of dairy products.
i wish: for a transcendent experience.
i hate: miscommunication.
i miss: feeling understood. and understanding, in general.
i fear: that i will not figure it out.
i feel: worn out.
i hear: only the sound of my typing.
i smell: the bean soup i am eating.
i crave: carbs. always.
i search: google for all my inquisitions [more recently, vegan baking].
i wonder: why i am not good at deprivation.
i regret: not taking more ethics classes in college.
i love: trying to figure it out [fear and love don’t so much go together, i’ve been told].
i ache: in my stomache.
i care: to the point of being overwhelmed sometimes. i need to learn that i can’t do/be/fix it all.
i always: quadruple check my apartment before leaving for any appliances that may accidentally be on. 99.99% of the time nothing is on.
i am not: happy that i skipped out on the gym for most of the week.
i believe: turning 24 next week will not feel as weird as i’d imagined.
i dance: rarely. and not because i used to be southern baptist.
i sing: all the time in my car.
i cry: for all sorts of reasons.
i don’t always: wash my hair. i like it better the second [or third] day.
i fight: stubbornly, yet fairly. but rarely.
i write: when i am inspired.
i win: at bocce ball.
i lose: at board games and card games, alike.
i never: buy brand new books or cds, unless the sale price is cheaper than the used prices on amazon.com
i confuse: reality with fantasy on occasion.
i listen: to arrested development playing on my laptop while getting ready.
i can usually be found: not at home.
i am scared: of spiders and crickets.
i need: to figure out why i keep getting stomach aches.
i am happy about: today being my first consistent day of latte art [!] but not about the chunks of banana the 3 year old i am babysitting sneezed all over me at bed time. nope.

your turn.

[none]

April 10, 2008

sometimes i have so much i want to say in this space. i write and write.

and then delete every single word.

[directions, if You please.]

things i [don’t] love today

April 8, 2008

Coming home at midnight when i have to be at work at 6:30am.
Coming home at midnight to see 4 police cars with lights blazing in my neighborhood.
Coming home and knowing that my chain link doesn’t. really. work.

[Its a good thing I don’t get scared to be alone. at night. in my apartment. really. Hi mom, if you happen to be reading this. Don’t worry. You have a tough daughter who still sort of remembers some kickboxing moves that could come in handy… and I never was one to take a spanking like a good, respectable child. No. I fought [more like flailed at] you guys to the point you gave up even trying. I still think I have those moves, too.]

i heart these things [today]

April 7, 2008

Ginger posted what she is loving right now, and here are some of my own new found loves:

I love vegan baked goods and am wanting to start experimenting with making some myself. Hannah keeps a couple blogs and she is really inspiring.
I love chili peppers and chocolate together. Both my jobs carry the Dagoba line and I have to refrain from purchasing this one often.

Annuals. A new addition to my ipod. I really like them. I credit Band of Horses for the introduction.

I can finally finish watching the rest of Arrested Development. hulu is amazing.

other things i am loving:

stouts, striped hoodies, thai food, brown sugar, vegan pizza, chocolate lounges, pilates, michael pollan

what about you?