Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sorry for the lack of interesting things going on.
I'll try to post once more before we head back to North Carolina.
OH! Em and I were accepted to go to PA.CAA!! We are so incredibly excited for it. I'm doing Hand Jive with Rachel, and Em is doing classes with Dan G. and Kelsey, so she's excited to be working with people who she knows and loves. It's going to be sweet this year, I can just tell. I have a perspectives values group.. =) I have missed this so much!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Home has been good. My grandmother's party was fun ... we mostly just hung out with our cousins because there was a lot of old folks there. Sunday we spent Mothers Day with our mom and grandparents, and we got to see lots of aunts/uncles/cousins. Yesterday we just hung out and my cousin Meghan drove up to hang out with us last night. We watched Things We Lost in the Fire, which was sooo good, I recommend it. Halle Berry was phenomenal, and the kids in the movie are gorgeous.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I saw a friend from one of my classes the other day. We sat and talked for awhile about the presidential elections. We both agreed that if Hillary gets the nomination, than of course we will back her, but until then, we are Obama fans. Hillary has some great ideas, but there are some things that she has said and done that I truly do not agree with. I also don't agree with her combative nature. Barack doesn't attack, and when he does, he is usually fighting back or fending off claims from his opponents. I have so much respect for him, and I really do believe that if he becomes our president, he will change our country, and probably the world.
Today, I was going through some old things and found a bunch of cards from my 18th birthday. An ex-boyfriend of mine wrote something on one of them that made me stop in my mental tracks. At the end of the paragraph that he wrote, he said, "I hope that you get everything that you wish for on your birthday this year. I think I know what it is, and me, along with a lot of other people, are hoping that your wish comes true..." After reading it, I surprised myself by tearing up. I know exactly what he was talking about. For 19 months, from April 2004 until November 2005, I wished for the exact same thing on every single birthday candle, shooting star, penny, and dandelion. I wanted nothing more during that time than for Liam Kane to be completely healed from cancer.
I like to think my wishes came true, in a strange way.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Rarely do we see these scenes in sports. At all levels of sports that are broadcast on a national level are scenes such as these are not seen. Yet we see these as athletes as stars. Dog fighting, steroids, drugs, alcohol - all things that both professional and Division I athletes have gotten in trouble for. Yet still, Michael Vick, Jose Conseco, and others are still considered stars. "
Thanks for posting that, Lindsey!! I completely agree that sports sometimes gravitate away from healthy competition. Even in rugby, I really actually enjoy being nice to my opposing scrumhalf. There is something about having a mutual respect on the field. I can be an extremely competitive, and I like being competitive, but just remembering that everyone on the field is an athlete - not just me and my team - is sometimes more powerful to me even more so than winning. Does that make me not as hardcore as some other people? Maybe so, and maybe that's why I don't play a varsity sport (not that I could ever get on a team in the first place). But if I could, I really don't know if I'd be down for it. I enjoy playing a sport where we can walk off the field and all get together for a party, everyone mingling together... and anything that happened on the field stays there, and never follows us to the social ...