The thoughts, ideas, findings, and fancies of a Catholic student at Our Lady's University.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Instructions: Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question. NO CHEATING.

How does the world see you? Miracle (Vertical Horizon)

Will I have a happy life? Turn Me On (Norah Jones)

What do my friends really think of me? Could I Be You (Matchbox 20)

What do people secretly think of me? I'm Trumpin' (Eight To the Bar)

How can I be happy? So Help Me God (dc Talk)

What should I do with my life? Witchcraft (Frank Sinatra)

Will I ever have children? In A Little While (U2)

What is some good advice for me? Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (U2)

How will I be remembered? You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)

What is my signature dancing song? Saturday Night's Alright (Nickelback)

What do I think my current theme song is? Every Little Think She Does Is Magic (The Police)

What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Cold (Crossfade)

What song will play at my funeral? Dust In The Wind (Kansas)

What type of men/women do you like? Mr. Downtown (Freddy Fredrickson)

What is my day going to be like? Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel (Barenaked Ladies)

Monday, April 10, 2006

I'm pretty good at finding modest clothes, non-offensive movies, and good music, but I discovered a new challenge today. I took Nick to the library today so we could pick up some stuff to read on our way to Notre Dame on Thursday, and we couldn't find anything in the Juvenile Fiction section that looked worth reading. There's just not that much out there for a kid who's already read The Chronicles of Narnia, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the Redwall series, but isn't ready to tackle Tolkien yet. I mean, we could have picked up an edifying-looking little charmer called I Know Who Likes You!, My Teacher Glows In The Dark!, or any one of a dozen books about a repressed girl in the Middle Ages/Colonial America/Turn-of-the-Century who finds fulfillment only when she disguises herself as a man and discovers that women really can do anything. I was kind of at a loss for what to recommend, since he's already rejected most of what I read as a child (The Indian In The Cupboard, The Borrowers, and, of course, Little House). I thought he might read Peter Pan (you know, pirates, Indians, all that stuff 10 year old boys are supposed to be interested in?), so I picked it up, but he didn't look impressed. I guess if there's nothing to be found, I'll just have to write something...

Monday, April 03, 2006

Just not enough time in the day...

I know, I know - it's been two months since last time I posted. Between taking 18 college credits this semester, working around 12 hours a week, leading a small group for Junior High Youth Group, writing skits etc. for the Drama Ministry, and the other random stuff I do, blogging has been pushed further and further down the list of priorities. Not my first choice, because I really miss having an excuse to write. None of my classes this semester require any writing, and I haven't had time to do too much more than what I have to.
So, what have I written lately that I could post...? The longest (and most interesting thing) I've written lately was the essay I wrote for the SAT on Saturday, but I'm not even allowed to disclose what the topic was until the scores come out in a few weeks. I almost had to write an essay in French today on the topic "Pourquoi je deteste notre gouvernement et pourquoi j'aime le gouvernement francais" ("Why I hate our government and why I love the French government," if you couldn't figure it out). 'Unfortunately,' she changed the topic to "Trois activities je vais faire ce week-end" ("Three things I'm going to do this weekend") at the last minute. Let's see...what else? I have a 6-minute presentation on how to make pizza that I'm giving in Speech tomorrow morning. I could post my copious Chemistry notes. I gave a brief testimonial about Family Formation at a workshop on Saturday, but I doubt anyone except my mom would really find it interesting, and she already heard it.
Actually, I am working on a talk entitled "When I Was Your Age" (their title, not mine) that I'll be giving to a bunch of 10-13 year old girls and their moms in a few weeks. I'm focusing on the importance of modest dress, and I'm hoping to have a Powerpoint presentation showing a bunch of modest (but still cute) outfits I've found. I have a start as far as the photos go (Jen, a couple friends and I found a bunch of good stuff at the Gap last week); I just have to get some more and compile them. When I get that talk done, I'll put it up here.
In the meantime, the most interesting thing I've been doing lately has been the stuff I'm putting together for my Photoshop class. I'll put some of those files up in coming days (when I find time to find/make .jpg files to post).

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