Monday, January 23, 2006

random movie trivia

for 2000points. here is the movie quote of the day...

"I won't have my girls being silly about boys."

Thursday, January 19, 2006

being challenged by others thinking

tonight i was talking with a friend about church and christianity and it really got me thinking. i think that one thing i've always really enjoyed about going to church is that it makes me think. i remember being a little kid listening to whatever sermon or homily (depending on what church i was going to). i always enjoyed finding ways i could relate what the person was talking about to my own life. most of the stories were true to life in some way or another. i liked the fact that i was challenged. but it occured to me tonight that i was always challenged on what to think, and how to act, and if i agreed with a certain aspect of what was being presented or not. whether i agreed or not wasn't the point. it made me think and form my own opinions and belief systems. there's no way a person can believe every single thing they hear in their lifetime. at some point they have to make a choice to believe it or not. i think it's healthy to have to form your own beliefs and opinions.

i grew up catholic and there were a lot of things (from early on) that i never really agreed with. there's way too many to list, so for example's sake let me use the whole praying to saints arguement. from a very early age, i remember thinking that it was weird that there was a commandment that said we shouldn't worship other gods, but it was okay to pray to a saint. it never really made sense in my head. i remember asking questions about it in school, but i never got the answer i wanted. so i always thought it was weird. i never really made it part of my beliefs. i didn't agree with it, so it was out.

i always loved hearing what other people thought about certain subjects, and i still really enjoy that. i think there's a big difference between being open minded enough to listen respectfully to another person's opinions and being closed off to any ideas that aren't your own. it's okay to disagree with someone. it seems like sometimes people have been taught something for so long, that it just becomes embedded in their heads. they've never really thought it about it on their own or thought it was okay to disagree, but they thought it was easier to just go along with what they've learned.

now that i'm older and i have more of an idea what i believe and what i think about certain topics, it should be easier to find where i fit. recently i've been looking for a church. i do think that somewhere down the road i'll find a great fit. but i'm not naive enough to think that i'm going to agree with every single thing that church teaches. there are definitely the big things that you'd have to agree upon and have similar views on, but the little things...there's no way a person could agree with everything. i want to find a place that first preaches the love of and belief in Jesus through the gospel. it needs to have strong community. and it needs to share God's love to others at all times not based on circumstance. as long as those are met, i think everything else falls into place.

it's a scary place to be. and yet we wonder why people have such a srewed up, skewed view of christianity. i've always tried hard not to be one of those people. not to have a skewed view to present to other people. all i know is that i definitely don't have all the answers...

trivia #14

movie quotes, up for grabs. ready, set, go...
you have 24 hrs from the time this posts, then all unanswered pts go to me.

1. "how could he do this to me? i hate kids. they're barely human."
chris - the mighty ducks

2. "and lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty, and beauty stayed his hand. and from that day forward, he was as one dead."
me - king kong

3. "i owe you nothing. and you are nothing to me. thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love."
robyn - moulin rouge

4. "you're too young to go out at night, except for the occasional supervised school activity. when you're eighteen, then you're entitled to some nightlife. now we had a deal, remember?"
robyn - girls just want to have fun

5. "sometimes you land a small fish. you unhook him very carefully. you place him back in the water. you set him free so that somebody else can have the pleasure of catching him."
chris - the terminal

Thursday, January 12, 2006

three's company

or so i hear. the apt is now fully occupied. robyn moved in new years eve, but jaclyn was on hiatus until today. so now there are definitely three of us. yay! it's nice to have everyone home.

today i got moved to a new "developmental" department at work. they're trying something new and if it works, they're making a new department out of it. but for right now there's 4 girls working together as a team cross training in each others areas. i'm not sure if the actual plan will be more beneficial to the company, or if it will totally fall apart once implemented. i guess we'll have to wait and see. today went by really fast though. if every day is like that, i can totally handle it.

other news that could be exciting to someone...
*my friend stephen has more drama in his life than anyone could imagine...and i benefit because of it.

*over the past couple weeks i got to see a bunch of people i've previously worked camp with...caleb and kayla, cynthia, nanette, jeremy, andrea, melina...

*i sucked my camera cord up in the vaccuum cleaner. now i need to find someone with a camera who would let me borrow it so i can finish a wedding video.

*my bff moved up the wedding date from aug to march because the fiance is getting a new assignment with the army. so she'll be getting married in less than 2 months.

*i have officially decided that i am an old woman and i really like being in bed at 10 pm. seriously. i'm going to bed as soon as this is posted.

*dawson's creek season 6 release date is supposedly april 4th!!! seriously, sony! it's about time.

that's all i got. it's time for bed. so i'll leave you with a random question of the day...
if you could take one trip to anywhere in the world and all expenses were fully paid, where would you want to go and what would you want to do there?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

pop trivia (vol 13)

if you haven't noticed, there's no rhyme or reason to trivia much these days. movie mondays used to work, but at this time in my life it's easier to just be random. so join the fun and answer the questions for points. remember. NO CHEATING!

1. "Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies."
andrea - edward scissorhands

2. "When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about. And that was the beginning of fairies."
robyn - finding neverland

3. "Mama, I want hot dogs. I want hot dogs, Mama."
"OK, Sunshine, you can have hot dogs."
andrea - what's eating gilbert grape

4. "I may be a drape, but I love your granddaughter. And if that's a crime, I'll stand convicted, ma'am"
robyn - cry baby

5. "Oh, man. Midnight. Baseball bats and boogeymen. Beautiful."
chris - nightmare on elm street

6. "You can turn your back on a person, but, never turn your back on a drug. Especially when it's waving a razor-sharp hunting knife in your eye."
andrea - fear and loathing in las vegas

7. "Well, beatniks for one, folk singers and motorbike riders. Y'know. All those hip, jazzy, super cool, neat, keen, and groovy cats. It's in the fridge, daddy-o! Are you hip to the jive? Can you dig what I'm layin' down? I knew that you could. Slide me some skin, soul brother!"
andrea - charlie and the chocolate factory

find the one common factor to these movies.
chris - 500 bonus points because johnny depp says all the lines

Thursday, January 05, 2006


i know i need to update for real...but i'm behind, so i thought i'd play catch up. robyn got here on the morning (1:00am) of new years eve. i wasn't sure when she was coming because she didn't really have an agenda. i had planned to spend the new years eve evening at stephen's i took robyn and erin with me. he had a really awesome band (and a really not so awesome band) play in his living room. it was fun. here's some pictures of my first new years in the big city. i'm glad that we didn't just stay at home and watch movies.
me and stephen at his party
me and robyn


robyn and me back at the apartment

glamour shots by deb.

erin blows green smoke. robyn sees dead people.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

me and the pops on christmas eve
me and the bros. yeah...i'm short.