Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Anyway, about 2 weeks ago our family helped put on a sneak preview for a great film called End of the Spear. Phil has a friend named Eric from ORU/Tulsa whose dad produced it and came up with the idea to do it about 7 years ago. The film is a true account of the events that took place back in 1956 when Jim Elliot, Nate Saint and 3 other men dared to make contact with the Waodoni, the most savage indigenous tribe in Ecuador and the world. The events that transpired will touch your heart and challenge your faith. The film will be released nationwide on January 20th, 2006. Please get behind this film and support it by going to see it opening weekend. This will help extend it's showing time in the theaters.
Last weekend my Mom came to town for a visit. It was really great to catch up and spend some much-needed girl time. We tore it up at the malls. Don't bother going any time soon, because we got all of the good deals ;)
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
So, this is how I spent my weekend! (I'm the adult on the front right) Hanging out with a bunch of kids from my church in Amish country :) It was their yearly retreat to Skyview Ranch and they had a mom cancel at the last minute, so I was called in for reinforcement. It was tons of fun. They are a really fun group and at such a fun age right now. They will do anything with no regard of consequence (and I mean that in a good way). It was so awesome to see them all just praising God and not worrying about what others think. I don't think I was nearly that cool or secure with myself at that age. It rained the whole time, but they didn't seem to care. They still got out there and played games and had fun.
I was glad to get home, though. I missed Phil and home and my dog, and most of all...my bed! Those bunk beds just aren't the same as they were when I was 15. Funny how I can get used to sleeping on a bamboo mat in China for a month, but a bunkbed in a room with 9 middle school girls for a weekend, totally different!
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Other than that, we've spent a lot of time with folk from Heritage this week. The drama team, Lifegroupers, random people at a birthday party, etc. Good times all around.
Right now I'm sitting at my in-laws house watching a PPV boxing match with a bunch of guys. The main event is coming up between Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio(?) Tarver. It's sure to be a good one.
Well, I'm gonna go refill the bowl of queso (my specialty, for those of you who don't know).
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Phil and I spent time with Tim & Brit Poindexter tonight. They're great! Nothin' says lovin' like hot tea and a good CIA show on TV.
Anyway, it's practically the end of the week, so I'm excited. Tomorrow is Thursday, which is really like Friday, because Friday doesn't count. Phil and I are going to the Ohio St. v. Iowa game this weekend! It should be a good time.
I'll leave you with one profound thought: If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let 'em go. 'Cause man, they're gone.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Most of you know by now that I own a MINI Cooper. I love that car. It loves me. We're happy together :) We like to spend time "motoring" (it's a MINI thing).
Well, MINIUSA.com started a photo Scavenger Hunt about a month or so ago. You wake up on Tuesdays at 4:00 a.m. (EST), check the Owner's Lounge page for the week's mission and go take a photo of your car in front of said target. [For example, this week you had to go find an old-fashioned barber shop with the spinning candy-stripe pole.] You get ranked by the time that it takes you from when the mission was released until you can get home and upload your photo to the site. The person with the lowest elapsed time wins a 6-day trip to MINI United in Italy (it's a big rally for MINIs, naturally).
So, being the lunatic I am, I'm participating in this "hunt." I'm actually doing quite well in the rankings. I'm in 9th place overall, out of hundreds, with the potential of being in 6th place. Some folks ahead of me had questionable photos this week (i.e. no visible pole, pole painted on sign/building, etc.) Being that I live in the near-200-year-old town of Westerville, Ohio, this was not difficult to find.
The thing is, I get this incredible adrenaline rush when my phone alarm goes off and it doesn't go away easily. Especially when I come home and realize that I could possibly have moved up in the ranking. My heart is pumping and my stomach is flippy. I mean, hey, I WANT TO GO TO ITALY. GOSH!
Sunday, September 18, 2005
I didn't go to the movies. Not sure there's anything worth my hard-earned $8.50 out right now. We did end up having some yummy Mexican food Friday night with some friends and some good laughs to follow. Yesterday I did, indeed, have brunch with Ann followed by shopping. I behaved myself though and purchased one (1) sweater, ON SALE. So there.
The Buckeyes won, YAY, so all is well for now in the "Buckeye Nation."
Today was spent going to church, relaxing with my Ohio parents and going to part of a hockey game. We forgot the Sun. games start at 5:00 so, yeah, we were a little late. But the timing was perfect because the Blue Jackets were stinkin' it up [0-3] before we got there. The last period was the only one worth seeing anyway. They scored 2 goals but we still lost 2-3. Oh well, it's only pre-season, right? Definitely exciting to have NHL back though.
OK, it's 11:44 now. 16 minutes left to do one more productive thing before it's officially Monday. Ready?....go!
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
Well, that's all for now. Must update iPod with podcasts from godsipod.com. You can get the entire New Testament in a chapter-a-weekday format. Pretty sweet.