Monday, February 28, 2011

It is possible that I am becoming a nerd or something.

First things first: that paper that I thought was due last Wednesday, that was actually due this Wednesday is now due in two Wednesdays! Hooray! Also I am very excited about spring break. Thursday come quickly! But right now I like this thunderstorm.

Also the lame thing that I did was make a tumblr account. The only thing lamer is that I only have one follower and it is Lauren. My tumblr is impacting the world let me tell you!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


This was quite a glorious day... one of the first things that happened when I woke up was that I realized that the paper that I thought was due on this Wednesday is ACTUALLY due next Wednesday! Then I went to lunch with Courtney Seigler and just got to walk around campus on this beautiful springy day. After that I got a chance to work on, and nearly finish, a project that I have been having a very hard time with. I was much encouraged. Another bright spot was that a girl emailed me a completed study guide to a test tomorrow morning that I didn't start studying for until about 9:30. Then I learned that if I make a 65 on this test and an 85 on all my other tests I can still get a B. This might not have been the best thing for me to learn actually.. but it is ok! I just have that feeling that everything is going to be okkkkk :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Good Things

  • I got a new camera
  • The weather has been lovely
  • I made a grooveshark playlist that I love
  • Spring break is in a few weeks
  • My housing situation is completely settled for next year
  • My communication disorders test got a 12 point curve
  • Summer is getting closer every day..

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Things you Learn

Today I had a very thought provoking anthropology class. We watched a documentary that my professor told us would change our lives. It really didn't change my life, but it did give me some interesting things to think about.

It was a documentary made in 1965 that followed a few days in the life of two Indigenous Australian families. The first thing you should know is that these families wore one piece of clothing: a belt. So I saw a lot of these people.. if you know what I mean. They were also very strangely shaped. They all had distended stomachs from malnutrition, and were oddly shaped in other ways.. if you know what I mean, again. After I got over the shock of these naked aborigines they started eating weird things. A little boy cooked a lizard by putting it in the fire and then just eating the entire thing. Skin and all. Later in the film I learned that these people spend most of their spare time chasing down these lizards, catching them, and whacking them on the ground three times to kill them. Then they would stick them in their belt and walk along with that dead creature flapping all around. It was pretty gross. They ate about 20 lizards in the 50 minute film. Even the four year olds were extremely talented lizard catchers. It was actually a pretty interesting film. These people acted like you would think cavemen would act, and their lives were completely focused on survival.

The first thing that struck me about this film is that these people are naked and unashamed. On first thought it makes sense because that is just the norm of their tribe. However, I thought that us being ashamed at our nakedness was a product of the fall. I started wondering how these people thought. They seemed like naked, lizard catching machines, but they must have had the same thoughts and feelings as we do. It was just an interesting thought..

After the documentary my professor said something very interesting. He said in a sarcastic voice, "So what do you think guys? Should we send missionaries and go Christianize these people?" Everyone in my class kind of laughed and said, "No!" as if this was the obvious answer to his question. His response was, "Well sadly most of these people already have been. You can't stop it. It's like a disease!" Everyone laughed.

First of all, his idea of send missionaries and Christianize was  for Americans to go force all of these people to conform to normal social standards. This is obviously not what God has called us to do. However, as I mentioned before, if public nakedness is a sin, then sharing the love of Christ with these people might cause them to do things like.. wear clothes. All I know is that his idea of Christianize is very distorted, and I was shocked to hear that most of the people in my class also have distorted and negative views of missionaries. I have no idea whether the missionaries to the Indigenous Australians really shared Christ's love and forgiveness with these people or not, so maybe my professor was right. People like these aborigines do not need to be forced into social norms and "Christianized", but they need forgiveness and love the same as we do. Christ is the only one that offers what we need and I would like to think that is why, "You can't stop it. It's like a disease!"

Monday, February 7, 2011


My brain has two parts to it: The rational part and the irrational part. Right now my brain is listening to the irrational part, and it is making me excited and hopeful for something that is not going to happen. I made up in my brain that is was going to happen because I really want it to happen. Shut up irrational part!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I am sitting near to two girls. One if them is complaining and complaining about her life. I am being reminded of just how unattractive complaining is. Lately I realized that I have become a complainer and I am not sure how that happened.. but it is time for me to stop. 

It is my choice whether I look to God and see how minuscule my problems are compared to the joyful life he has prepared for me if I will stop focusing on all the little things that are slightly inconvenient.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I want to get a degree in successfully wasting time. I think that it is my calling and passion. I am definitely gifted in  time wasting skills. If you or anyone you know is looking for a tutor that specializes in time wasting please contact me and I would be happy to help. Ok I better go read twitter, look through all the pictures on my computer, shop for cameras online, read pointless news, and not write my paper.. busy day!