Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Lesterby Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree, 
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three. 
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes, 
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new. 
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes, 
Which added up to forty-six - or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wished 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four. 
And then he spread them on the ground
And he clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more. 
And more... and more... they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt. 
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold, 
Sat and counted - and grew old. 
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead - with his wished piled around him. 
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing. 
All shiny and new - here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do. 
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.  

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Cute Bronchitisaurus.

Currently, I'm sitting in the living room watching Home Alone with Kat.  It's wonderful that's for sure, even though I'm thinking about all I need to do to catch up with life.  
Monday caught me by surprise with a little ER visit and a diagnosis of acute bronchitis.  So that explains why I am 'taking it easy' amongst the demandingness of my math major life.  In case you are wondering, demandingness is in fact not a word.  Until about two seconds ago when I decided to use it.  
Anyways.  They put me on 4 things:  An albuterol inhaler, azithromycin, prednisone, and some cough medicine pill.  Seriously.  Fun stuff.  Rest rest and more rest is what I've been told to do by everyone who's had it or knows about it.  Thing is, I don't have much time in my schedule with all the test making up and homework catching up.  But I did sleep until one today. 
For those of you who are like me and didn't really know about bronchitis... beside that it has something to do with inflames bronchi. . :

'Bronchitis is considered to be acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is a shorter illness that commonly develops after a cold or viral infection such as the flu. It generally consists of a cough with green sputum, chest discomfort or soreness, fever, and sometimes shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis usually lasts a few days or weeks'

So. That's the health lesson for the day.  
In other news, my mom got the job that she interviewed.  I'm so excited and proud.  She'll be at an elementary school and it seems like more than a perfect fit for her. 
And. I don't really have much other news.  Besides the fact that I love my friends and I'm so so appreciative for every single one of them.  


  • The tornado sirens went off at 5:30 this morning.  
  • I'm watching Freedom Writers at my professors house tonight.  Love that movie. 
  • I'm super hungry.  Which is bad when combined with laziness. 
  • I miss Carly and Nikweeta.  


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chocolate Pi.

At field experience today, my teacher asked me to prepare a bulletin board design for her for pi day.  For those of you who know what it is, it is forever away; March 14 (3.14).  When looking at her pi information I came across a list of fun things to do to get excited about pi day.  This. . was one of them
''Get married on pi day.  There's nothing more romantic then being married to the one you love at 1:59:26 p.m. on March 14th to show that, like pi, your love will continue forever.''
Yes. Ha. Nope.

Now that that's been said, I've been guided by the one and only Blake to talk about one of the loves in my life.  Chocolate.  
Delicious, decadent, calming, soothing, tasteful, . . to name a few.  Really, I may or may not have eaten 5 pieces of dove chocolate after I got back from tutoring today.  Anyways, along with being delicious, Dove chocolates have pretty good sayings on their wrappers.  One yesterday said: Silence may be golden but laughter is priceless.  For any of you who have friends like mine, you know this is so true.  And one today said: If you fall down seven times, get up eight.   And I love that.  

I had to sacrifice watching Biggest Loser tonight to get done all the homework that needs to be done.  But.  With the musical help of Vampire Weekend this task is looking that much easier.  We'll see about a cream soda once I finish my Diff Eq.  We'll see. 

Random facts for the day: 

  • is my new addiction
  • The closest living relative of the T-Rex is the chicken.  Crazy.  Ha. 
  • Nikweeta.  You are the reason I started random facts.  I think you know this but... reminders reminders.  Luh ju miss ju. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Random Realizations of the Day.

Home is where your heart is.  Truly.

Walking by my mailbox makes me miss Nikweeta.  It's strange, I know, but it reminds me of her letters this summer and being pen pals and hearing her voice in my head all the time.

Crunchy leaves are amazing.  And 2 inches of cruchy leaves on my trail is even better.

My puppy in 4.4 pounds of adorableness.

Expired contacts do, in fact, hurt your eyes.

I have the best brother in the world.  Even though he's not biologically mine.

Old CD mixes from high school make me laugh.

The antiderivative of sinxcosx is -(1/2)(cosx)^2.  Which, I'm sure you care incredibly about, but I needed to know for my homework.

Something I do when I'm in my house by myself is sing at the top of my lungs. 

I don't think the way our parents love us can really ever be comprehended. 

Michael coming to visit me next Thursday will be enough happiness for the entire month.  At least.

I need a haircut more than I ever may have in my life.  And I'm about to get one. 

When you combine a pillowtop queen sized mattress, a down comforter, and a teddy bear; the only possible outcome is the best nights sleep.

I don't know how I made it through the summer without Blakeley.  Seriously.  I mean. . surrruhslee.

I don't care too much for money.  Money can't buy me love.  But...  Money could buy me a lot of stuff from Target.  Which I'd love.

Monday, October 4, 2010


I think it's wonderful how many times a day these days I see precious 'things'.  These 'things' are usually in the form of people.  
Today.  I saw Judy. 
Judy is a cleaning lady here at the college and everyday, she is precious.  When I was putting out the mail today she was mopping the stairs.  And, the thing you'd learn about Judy is that she almost always has her headset on.
She's just mopping the stairs and she says ''Be careful'' in the cutest voice ever.  

But before she saw me, she was humming along to the country music in her headphones.  Then she told me to be careful and resumed back to humming her tunes.
And that was precious. 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Days Like Today.

A day like today was exactly what I needed.  Let me bore you with the details to start off.  

I woke up and after I got clean and fresh, Kat and I started to make biscuits and gravy.  Seth came over and we enjoyed deliciousness.  Then we watched Pocahontas until Shayla and Sarah decided we should go to Apple Days on the Square.  We did and it was wonderful.  Old men were singing songs on the street and there's all these wonderful little places to buy things like apple butter and jewelry.  Perf.  And I did indulge in a carameled apple.  Which was everything I thought it would be.  We acquired Nathan and Michael and headed back to Hoiles house to resume watching movies.  Aladdin was next on the list just after a wonderful stand, talk, and drink apple cider in the kitchen time.  Then we played 'Boxers or Briefs' which just might be my new favorite game.  Then we watched Double Jeopardy, to end the night with a thriller.  We finished it off with some channel flipping and dubbing over Disney XD ('extra dirty') cartoons.  A day for the books by far.  

Aside from all the details, I love friends.  And new friends.  And new memories.  Shayla, Kat, and Drea are girls that are dear to my heart and that I love but Nathan, Michael, and Scott I really knew not a thing about before today.  But today I realized that they are all people I would love to surround myself with all the time.  So much fun and so much love.  I just think it's awesome.  They say that to love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.  And today I felt that I loved and I felt immensely that I was loved.  And that's such an awesome part of life.  God gives us people to make us realize how loved we are.  And just the company of others gives me so much comfort.  

Oh how He loves us.