Sunday, July 29, 2007

"Get Used to Disappointment"

The above quote is from one of my favorite movies. If you can't figure it out I'm not going to tell you! Again, get used to disappointment!!!

It has been coming to mind a lot in the last few weeks as unplanned, unexpected things in my life and the lives of those around me have forced me to evaluate just how little control we have over so many issues in life. A beloved student committed suicide, my uncle had a pretty major health scare, and I found out I will be dateless at my sister's wedding this Friday. I'm a bit of a control freak, and coming to terms with not getting what I want is never easy for me. Instead of giving up control, I play the blame game and ask a lot of questions. I think things would be a whole lot easier for me if I just remembered that don't write the story of life.

Next time you want to pick up the pen and start jotting down the next scene in life, remember that someone with a much bigger and grander plotline is in charge, and if you just keep on playing your part, He may surprise you with an unexpected ending. It doesn't mean there won't be a few tears along the way, but at least you know that you're not going it alone.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Book 7 closed and done.

I just finished the final Harry Potter book. I won't disclose details, but I will tell you that the last 75 pages made me cry. Now what am I going to read?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter is consuming my life. . .

. . .and I'm not afraid to own up to that fact. Expect more blogging after I finish the book.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Behold, I have been to Kwik-E-Mart

The 7-Eleven in Bladensburg is now a Kwik-E-Mart so I HAD to check it out. I have never been or seen people so excited about a convenience store. My memory stick with all of my pictures died, so my picture posts will have to wait about a month. (Like anyone will still care then, but I will post them nontheless!!!) In the meantime, get all your Kwik-E-Mart moments vicariously through this guy.

Back in the homeland.

I drove home two days ago and I will be up in the land of Red Sox and Sam Adams for about a month. Thank God the sun is out today - I am dying to sit by the pool and read a good book. I have two books to finish before the weekend, and if they aren't finished they will be shelved for two weeks while I read the final "Harry Potter" book.

Speaking of Harry Potter, I saw the new movie Saturday night. I liked it a lot, but I can't really compare it to the book because I didn't realize how much of the book I had forgotten. Much of the movie surprised me simply because it has been a few years since I read the book and other than who dies, I couldn't recall much.

Friday, July 13, 2007

If you are cool, I add you in my links.

Welcome to the sidebar, Wierengas and Ammanns!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I've been distracted. . .

. . .Tim is home for one more day on his between-rotations break. Needless to say, I haven't been in front of the computer much lately. When I have been on the computer, I have been feverishly loading music and pictures on to my brand new iPod (finally!).

Here are the 10-day highlights:

--500+ songs on the Pod.
--Trivia night - the fearsome foursome took the first game and scored a gift certificate!
--My first visit to Ocean City, complete with Skee-Ball, Family Guy Pinball, lemonade, Thrasher's Fries, caramel popcorn, and THREE rounds of mini golf. I got three holes in one and Tim still managed to beat me each game.
--Friday night theatre: we saw "Sweeney Todd" and I now have a deep skepticism of meat pies.
--Mario Party 8 is so addictive
--The new Camaro featured in "Transformers" may be the most amazing car ever besides the Corvette. I would do bad things to get me one of those.

That's about it - catch you in a few days with a review of the newest Harry Potter flick.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Greece in three pictures.

I got back this afternoon from the Greece adventure. At this point, I have been up for almost twenty-four straight hours so the typing is not coming easy. Suffice to say that Greece is an amazing country with beauty and history all around. The people are incredibly friendly, the food is absolutely delectable, and the memories will be with me a lifetime.