Sunday, December 27, 2009

ach nein!! and more fun stuff

Why? Why do people have to look give goofy looks to a person when they have a real dress on? Or when they aren't wearing a bikini swimsuit? Or aren't wearing any make-up? Or is wearing something more than undergarments to work out in? Or who actually cares about being modest? ?!?!?! Why?

Ach nein. I was in the YMCA, having gotten done working out, and these two girls (a couple years older than me) were walking to the pool in their bikini's, while I was in my typical ''1800's'' dress. The looks I got made me almost wishing the ground would open and swallow me rather than get looked at by 'them' like 'that'. Ugh. So, I guess my point is, being judgmental isn't cool. I know, I know, we all have different convictions about things and that's fine and good! But when others look down on someone and just don't respect their opinions and views on life .... that's just not cool. I'm sure I have judged people in the past, so it's also a good reminder for me, that it just feels plain awful to be on the receiving end of the judging.
''Judge not lest ye be judged.'' Matthew 7:1
Well! On to not-so-theological matters ... I have more pictures I want to share!! Some pictures of that Medieval ball I went to (mentioned in post below) - that a friend took and posted on Facebook (actually, not a friend really, just the Mom of a group of siblings that I danced with).

And!!! We got snow! Lots and lots and LOADS of snow! So I took a few pictures ... obviously ... so you can see! Especially if you have no snow in your sorry part of the globe, this is the only way I can share the 2-3 feet that we have.

And then, since this blog is all about random thoughts, here is a video from a good friend (I wish) of mine, Daniel Gardner. (p.s. I joined HSA - look me up! my username is ''Indi'' )

Aw shucks - I have Statistics to work on. Later everyone! Shalom!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

''I had a dream.....''

Why is it there is always a great song that comes to my head to title my blog posts with?? Anyways. On to the post. Mom and I just got back from the most AAH-MAY-ZING trip ever!!! It was so good - it totally feels like it was just a dream (thus the title of this!).

So I'll give you a brief description, then post some pictures at the end. Cause that's the funnest part, right? :D

Mom and I drove to Minneapolis MN, stayed with my aunt (if you could pray for her, that would be awesome ... she doesn't know Jesus and it's soo sad that she doesn't see how much she needs Him.) Then we flew to Atlanta Georgia (the flight was really great!!!!) and drove to Gastonia North Carolina which is where the fun began. 8-) I got to meet a few really great college friends - we hung out for a day and a half doing awesome things together (SO great to meet them!!!) and Mom and I went to Hallelujah Acres!! The last night before we left, we went to a Medieval dancing ball!! Think the dances in Pride and Prejudice - only way more bouncy and fun - to Irish/Scottish music. It was a blast!!! Then we drove back to Atlanta (so sad to leave NC), flew to Minneapolis and 2 feet of snow (yikes!!), stayed with an awesome CP! friend of mine, Brittany, then drove home!

So - that is the short version of our awesome ''too great to be true'' trip. :D :D It was so great to just hang with friends and just my Mom for 6 days - and I'm SO thankful that God allowed us to have a safe trip and a fun time!!

Here are some pictures in the post below ;)

the picture post

Mom and I right before the plane ride!!
we were up ABOVE the clouds!!! :o
Us awesome CP!ers!! L-R Alice, me, Victoria, Laura, Alex
playing ''Cities and Knights of Catan'' with the CP! group
the Medieval dance group!!
dancing ''Barley Bree''
we are home!! or closer... Minneapolis airport
and - what we come back to - snow snow and more snow

Friday, December 18, 2009's 2 am feelin' like I just lost a friend...

The title is a Taylor Swift song. Just so you know. No, I didn't just lose a friend ... but yeah, it's pretty close to 2am. What in the world am I still awake for? Who knows.

Anyhow, I have a story to tell!!

...It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was Tuesday morning. Around 9am. I woke up, all ready for my Social Sciences and History CLEP. The test that would get me to the ultimate step - being at 60 credits - and officially halfway done with my degree!

I was fully prepared and ready to go. I sat down at my test, and started going. It was splendiferously easy! Mostly American Government stuff and Western Civilizations ... all things I had done and learned before. Totally awesome! I was happily going speedy, about 3/4 of the way through with 2/3 of the time remaining ...

... then ... *cue sad dramatic epic music* ... the test server runs on computer A, while I test on computer B. Someone sat down to computer A, and promptly closed my test server. CLOSED MY TEST SERVER yes. It was gone. My test. Was gone. Forever. Never to be seen by my eyes again. So sad.

Alas, after several minutes of mass torment as my proctor restarted the server, I found myself seated at the computer once again, but sadly, this was a new test. It was not the easy test I had had before. No! It was an extremely hard test with mostly Economics and US History II. Very much indeed my two hardest subjects. :sigh:

Well, before this post gets any longer, I did end up passing the silly thing. But barely! Oh it was close. But, I learned valuable lessons from the whole ordeal!

Lesson 1) Trust in God. Always. No matter what. He's got it in control.
Lesson 2) Listen to God. I have to admit, sadly, that He told me to do a few things ... and ... I didn't. But I have learned now.

So! My crazy story of the year. On to happier things - I now have 60 credits!! Halleluyah!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Changing a light bulb - the Christian way

DISCLAIMER: this is all in fun, no offense meant towards any readers who may or may not be any of these denominations. I came across it, found it was extremely hilarious ... so here it is! Enjoy!

How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?

Charismatic: Only 1
Hands are already in the air.

Pentecostal: 10
One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

Presbyterians: None
Lights will go on and off at predestined times.

Roman Catholic: None
Candles only.

Baptists: At least 15.
One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad and fried chicken.

One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.

Mormons: 5
One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, you are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, 3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

Methodists: Undetermined
Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Bring a bulb of your choice to the Sunday lighting service and a covered dish to pass.

Nazarene: 6
One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.

Lutherans: None
Lutherans don't believe in change.

What's a light bulb?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Yes, I am a math geek :D

Do I need to say anything else?!

I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you Brit - for making this math-geek's day :D

Friday, December 4, 2009


Not that I'm totally obsessed with my name, or think it's like, the most coolest name that was ever given to anyone .... but I found a few super awesome things about my name. 8-) In case you wanted to know. :D

  • 1 in 5,917 people in the US are named India. That's 0.017%

  • It's the 815th most common name in the country.

  • About 348 people per year are named India.

  • The name comes from the country India (duh), which got it's name from the Indus River in India.

  • The name India is more popular in England and Wales then the US.

How's THAT for total awesomeness?!?! *does a little dance* And yes, I'm in the middle of a Statistics class right now ... so things like this just pop for me. :P :D

Shalom to all - have a wonderful weekend!