Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Life is on Repeat!

Life is on repeat!
Running up a mountain forever. Never getting to the top.
Stop on a carpet and it pulls from under your feet.
Chase the wind and you can't catch it
Chase anything and you'll just tire.

Life is on repeat!
Run though you may
You'll run in circles and find the same things
Run in patterns and find the same people
You're crazy and should have stayed at home.

Life is on repeat!
Here we go again. You're stupid enough to walk ahead.
And this happens againagainagain.
Can't we learn the first time?
Can't we learn the game?

Life is on repeat!
Running up a mountain forever
Does this sound familiar?
Because it is.
Beaten by the same people.

Life is on repeat!
The people point and laugh
Sunrise, sunset.
Running, running, still faster.
But lose, always.

Life is on repeat!
It's like a hamster wheel!
Round and round goes the world
And your life, too.
And your life, too.

Life is on repeat!
No escape.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

100 Blessings

My mom sings this little song about blessings sometimes. Even though I unfortunately get it stuck in my head for long periods of time because of the number of times she often sings it, I do recognize that it has a good message in it. Part of it goes like this:

"Count your many blessings; name them one by one...
Count your many blessings—see what God has done!"

I don't think it's possible for any of us to count all of our blessings. We'd be counting forever! So I decided to make a list of 100 things I'm thankful for, especially since my last post was depressing. Haha. Again, they're in no particular order. I'm thankful for...

1. My sister, who is also my best friend.
2. Supportive parents.
3. My university, which is my favorite place in the world.
4. The ability to play, listen to, and appreciate music.
5. The camp I worked at this summer, which was one of the best experiences in my life.
6. No 8:00 classes next semester. Again. That's 6 semesters so far.
7. Facebook, texting, and email because they help me keep in contact with friends from across the nation.
8. God's faithfulness.
9. Milkshakes.
10. My awesome roommate, who always listens, gives great advice, and makes me laugh.
11. My jobs, which are currently the yearbook and the writing center. I love them both.
12. Second chances.
13. Enough food to eat, so I never have to be hungry.
14. Laughter.
15. My churches: one at home and one at school.
16. My friends from home, camp, and school.
17. The beach.
18. Health.
19. The power of prayer.
20. My grandma and my Meme who always pray for me and our family.
21. AMERICA, land of the free and home of the brave.
22. My two majors, both of which I enjoy.
23. Hot chocolate.
24. The ability to type 80 words per minute, which makes assignments go by much faster.
25. Sarcasm.
26. Forgiveness.
27. My laptop, which makes it easier for me to do my work and stay in contact with people.
28. Free time.
29. Getting to see/talk to old friends.
30. Salvation and a future home in Heaven.
31. The English language and grammar.
32. Excellent books.
33. Entertaining professors.
34. Kittens.
35. Good memories.
36. People who are actually up as late as I am.
37. Summer.
38. Freedom.
39. Coffee.
40. Heat/air conditioning.
41. My scooter.
42. Mysteries.
43. Sunshine.
44. The Bible.
45. Travel.
46. New perspectives.
47. An umbrella on a rainy day.
48. A never-ending supply of potential new friends.
49. The ability and opportunity to teach others.
50. Fridays.
51. Haircuts.
52. Jeans.
53. Canceled classes.
54. Warm coats.
55. Sunsets.
56. The ability to learn from mistakes.
57. Mountains.
58. Pleasant surprises.
59. Parties.
60. My green chair.
61. Falling asleep right away almost all the time.
62. God's perfect timing.
63. Piano.
64. Harmony.
65. People's patience.
66. Speed.
67. The light youth group brought to my senior year of high school.
68. People I can admire and learn from.
69. Bible verses that pop into my head at extremely opportune moments.
70. Random encouragement.
71. Hope for the future.
72. Beautiful days.
73. Remembering something last minute that I almost forgot.
74. Every day.
75. The ability to walk and run.
76. Hairties.
77. Tasks that turn out to be fun or hilarious instead of annoying or tedious.
78. Indoor bathrooms.
79. God's grace.
80. You.
81. Hope.
82. A never-ending supply of things to learn about.
83. Forgiveness.
84. The stars.
85. Every person I've ever learned from.
86. History.
87. The economy is getting better.
88. My camera and the memories it records.
89. Love.
90. The ability to drive.
91. I still get the opportunity to play soccer.
92. Writing.
93. Comfy couches.
94. Healing.
95. Rest after a long day.
96. The ability to choose.
97. God's presence.
98. My life.
99. Wisdom.
100. All blessings in general, whether great or small, expected or unexpected.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Things That Drive Me Crazy

Although these are all legitimately things that really annoy me, this list is for entertainment purposes only. Also, these are in no particular order.

50 things that annoy me:

1. People who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom.
2. When it rains, and I don't have an umbrella.
3. Itchy bug bites.
4. Teachers who call on me when I didn't raise my hand.
5. My alarm clock.
6. Sticky fingers.
7. Movies with stupid or cliffhanger endings.
8. When people spell "losing" like this: "loosing."
9. When girls wear leggings as pants.
10. Feeling sick to my stomach.
11. When tests have a bunch of questions that weren't in the book and that the teacher didn't cover in class.
12. Gross profanity.
13. Mean people.
14. Guys who pick on younger/smaller guys.
15. Parents who are mean to their children or don't parent at all.
16. Those stupid little 100 calorie cookie bags that have like four one-inch diameter cookies in them.
17. People without backbones.
18. When I run out of hairties.
19. When I drop my toothbrush on the ground.
20. When people won't shut up while I'm trying to sleep.
21. Getting up early.
22. When the stupid iron stains my clothes.
23. When people put their shoes on other people's furniture.
24. When my nose is running.
25. Sunburn.
26. Bad grammar.
27. Bosses/teachers who insist you do things their way, which the the hard way/wrong way that takes forever.
28. Being in a group with a bunch of people who don't care for a group project.
29. When I put on an outfit and later discover it has a stain on it.
30. People who pee on the seat and don't wipe it off.
31. People who leave hair on the sink. We're in college. Clean it up.
32. When people play loud music/talk loudly in the morning.
33. When I'm stuck next to a smoker and can't stop coughing.
34. Stupid drivers that pull in front of me or won't drive the speed limit.
35. People who think abortion is acceptable.
36. Disgustingly inappropriate clothing.
37. When I forget things.
38. When teachers mark grammar things wrong on my papers that aren't actually wrong.
39. When I sit on my sunglasses and break them. (Yes, this has happened multiple times.)
40. When I step in gum.
41. When people cough without covering their mouth.
42. People who cheat/plagiarize on tests/papers/assignments.
43. Being unable to remember what I was going to say.
44. Pointless assignments that are just a waste of time.
45. When I try to clean a window and realize the smudge is on the outside.
46. Split ends in my hair.
47. People who talk incessantly during church or performances. Shut up. You're rude.
48. Having to go to the bathroom when there's nowhere to go.
49. Asking someone to repeat themselves like three times and still not understanding them.
50. When the character I liked dies.

More to come. Wow. I could come up with so many more...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Things I Wish(ed)

A list of things I've wished for throughout the years:
(This is by no means an exhaustive list. And it's only for entertainment purposes:)

When I was one:
I wished I was taller.

When I was two:
I wished I could eat ice cream and/or chocolate cake every day.

When I was seven:
I wished I could write a world-famous novel.

When I was nine:
I wished I could fly.

When I was ten:
I wished I could stay up late all the time.

When I was twelve:
I wished I was better at things.

When I was thirteen:
I wished I was smarter and could read minds.

When I was fourteen:
I wished I had a laptop.

When I was fifteen:
I wished the people around me weren't upset and worried.

When I was sixteen:
I wished I wasn't upset and worried.

When I was seventeen:
I wished I could build a time machine.

When I was eighteen:
I wished I had a money tree.

When I was nineteen:
I wished decisions were easier to make.

When I was twenty:
I wished for opportunities to do awesome stuff and make a difference in the world.

Funny how pretty much nothing has changed.

I still wish for all of those things, although some aren't as much of a problem as they used to be. Also, I'm happier now. Wishing is fine. But I'm happy with how things are. :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

First Originals

Remember that time when I shared original photographs on my blog? Oh, wait. That's never happened. Why? Well, because I'm not really a photographer, and I've never claimed to be. However, I did like these photos that I took during my trip to Nashville with my friend Anna.

Behold, I give you SQUIRREL:


 I was tempted to steal this flower.

The end.