Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday Morning Thoughts

Have you seen "Failure to Launch?"
Well if you have, there is a scene Justin Bartha (I had to look up his name) and Zooey Deschanel (I had to look up how to spell her name) (These two parentheses led me to Google, which is very interesting today, did you know it is the 125th anniversary of the Largest Snowflake? No? Me neither. And just how big was the Largest Snowflake? Apparently it was 15 inches. That's pretty dang big.)

Anyway, I'm going to continue now. So there's a scene and they shoot a Mockingbird outside the window. Well I'm about 96% sure that would be the same fate for this stinkin' bird outside MY window if only I had a BB gun. But let's be honest, I don't have great aim. So it would probably live out the remainder of its VERY vocal life in peace. If you've seen the movie maybe you can empathize with what I'm experiencing. If you haven't (or maybe even if you have) you just think I am insane. It's the bird. I'm telling ya.
Okay, one last thing, I saw this on Pinterest and it in NO way relates to MY life, but it made me think of some conversations we college seniors have been having recently.

"It is a risk to love.
What if it doesn't work out?
Ah, but what if it does."
-Peter McWilliams


Now I'm off to go kick but running with partner in crime, Abby. Sometime we get a kick outta proving people wrong. More on this later.

Happy freakin' weekend, Homies!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus....

Over 15 million views.
SO many of my friends have been posting this on Facebook for awhile, but I just now watched it.
If you haven't yet, do. Now.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I know I've put this on here before, but I'm doing it again. Because it is too stinkin' good.

We spend most of our lives trying to make things happen for ourselves and for the people we love. But life is not reduced to what you give or know or achieve. Nor is it reduced to your mistakes, your failures, or your sin. Life isn’t even defined by whom you love.  
Rather, it is defined by the God who loves you. In other words, you are not the central character- not even in your own life’s story. This is not meant to demean you; it’s meant to set you free.

-Sacred Thirst by M. Craig Barnes

Tell me, does it get any more better than this?
Such freedom.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Photo Friday

One of my New Year "Resolution" was to take a picture everyday. I've since decided to upload them to here every.. uhh... Friday. Starting next Friday of course. But I thought I'd go ahead and share the first 16 now.
Temporary tat to ring in NYE.

My first sip of Diet Coke in over a year. Sadly, not how I remember it.

The first "snow" of 2012

This is the day I almost forgot to take a picture. So I had to document the book I was reading. So good.

Becca got engaged!!! Not really. But Target's got real nice $17 engagement rings.

We had game night at Red Saile. Here's some serious Bananagram-ers.

Red Saile love

Oh. My. Word. I question if we are really related quite often.

Sweet roomie made this. What talented Red Sailers we are!

Extreme Makeover Home Edition parade. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sometimes we sit on the floor and eat.

And we like to do hip hop videos. Especially when our neighbors come in and catch us red handed.

One day it was so cold the doors in the car wouldn't open or close. Rough life.

Big Orange Country! Go Vols!

The beginning of our 8pm to 2am shift of working on the EMHE house. So fun!

That's a picture of our Christmas tree. Still up. Almost a month after Christmas.

My favorite thing about doing this is that I see moments to capture pictures (no matter how silly) in normal, everyday moments. I hope I can keep this up.

Shout out to my sweet sweet friend, Delaney. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stuck in My Head

Y'all, this is currently the song on repeat on my ipod/itunes/head.

Happy last first day of school!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The End

Class starts in about 12 hours. Goodbye dear Christmas break. You were so good to me. 
Tomorrow is my last first day of undergrad. Whatta time whirlwind, how does life go by so fast?
I'm digging my heels in hard this last semester. This wonderful college utopia we've been living in can't be just one semester away from ending! Noooo.

Our freshmen year. What babies we were.
Now seniors. I shed a tear while typing that.
Well, here's to having all my friends back in Knoxville, knowing what day of the week it is, and going to bed at a decent time.
Ready or not, here we go!

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's That Time of Year Again

The Bachelor is back on. I'm ashamed. But can't stop.

Here's Ben.

And here are some thoughts:
1. Poor Ben. These girls seem a little weird. But maybe they'll improve.
2. Kacie from Tennessee. I like her a lot. She must have just had a lapse in judgment when she did the heart fingers in her opening introduction.
3. I really think they should keep a running tally of the contestants BAC levels with their names and ages. They all act ridiculous already but I'd like to know just how serious to take these people. It would greatly help me in judging their commentary.
4. I would adore it if Chris Harrison (who has not ever aged a day) said, "This actually isn't a very dramatic season. Sorry to disappoint."
5. Watch last Monday's episode for why white girls should not rap. The end.

And that's all I've got to say about that.

Monday, January 2, 2012

It's Twenty-Twelve, Y'all!

aka the year I graduate college. Wahhh! Weird.

I l-o-v-e New Years. I love the new starts we get. It's just so... fresh. Like opening a brand new jar of peanut butter. Mmm... so good.

We brought the new year in in style.

The lakehouse was so fun. Great friends. Good food. Lots of laughs.

Decorations everywhere. This is just one example. And an example of the...uhh... wildlife.
I shot a gun- two actually. Turns out I'm a horrible shot. Be afraid, be very afraid.

We had the bonfire of the year (pun intended). This does not do it justice. I'm anxiously waiting for someone to put up a video of once we started throwing multiple fireworks in. Just embracing our redneck-ness.

Of course we ate black-eyed peas and drank champagne and wore hats and glasses and had noise-makers. I was a little anxious about being in the central timezone, but really we got to celebrate twice! We watched the NYC ball drop at 11 and then had our own little gem of a ball drop....

A Buoy Drop!
This is homemade and dropped at midnight. Oh baby.

I just adore these fresh starts. Happy 2012, Bloggies!