Sunday, June 26, 2011

Have You Seen A Penguin Power Team?!

Currently I sit in Joolah's apartment watching Gilmore Girls and catching up on emails, blogging and facebook stalking.  

Since I've been internet absent for a couple weeks, I'll briefly summarize.  Working at Durley is great.  I mean, who doesn't want God all around and silly songs stuck in your head every morning when you wake up?  And the staff is completely wonderful and awesome.  We're two camps down and three to go.
The first week was 4-6th graders, and last week was junior highers, which was the best.  My girls were awesome and everything was just grand.  And although I love my campers, I must say that hanging out with the staff on the weekends is my favorite thing to do.  Even though we're all incredibly tired and slap happy and people who see us probably think something is wrong with us.  And if there is by chance ever a free minute, I'm too tired to do anything.  But it's all part of the experience, right?   



And I'm too tired to form thoughts, so I think eating food and watching the Bachelorette is a better idea for me at the moment.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Coondogs And Cold Beer.

Lately I've been on this country kick. 
There.
I said it.
I swore I wouldn't., but there it is.  Sure it's slightly embarassing but it is what it is.  I think it may be influenced by the fact that 'mainstream' music is so overplayed, and every single time I turn on 95.5, "The Lazy Song" is playing for the 27th time.
Now, let me mention that country music isn't something foreign to me.  In my years of working at a DQ with a stereo, having a country-loving-highschool-best-friend, and two freshman roommates who had the right to over rule my music choices, I've had my share of country music (dare I say...) forced upon me.  And to be truthful, I didn't mind the occasional country song.  But, admitting it all is just a huge step for me. 
Of course, it won't be all I'll listen to, but I think I'll slowly let a bit more sneak onto my ipod.  Slowly.  Only the good stuff like The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.  None of that old twangy crap.  You know, what's funny about country is how much they talk about being country.  They're really proud.  It's all about coondogs, bare feet, cold beer, summer heat, tractors, and thinks like blue jeans.  But, I will give them this- they have clever lyrics.  And there's just something grand about knowing the lyrics and singing along.  I'm a fan of the current country beat of "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" (see, there's the bare feet and the blue jeans).  But really.  That beat's fun. 
Anyways, I suppose that's how I feel about country music for now.  I can't wait until Steph gets here TONIGHT and we can jam out to "Big Green Tractor".

Monday, June 6, 2011

Send Me Away With The Words Of A Love Song.

Today I learned 'If I Die Young' by The Band Perry on guitar.  It's really not that hard.  At all.  It's just not really in my singing range.. . But it's a real good song.
I bought a capo and six picks the other day because I started playing guitar again.  And well, I lost my capo and my picks are somewhere in this house, but.. they weren't anywhere near my guitar.  Anyways. I just really missed playing.  And I know I won't be able to play when I head off to camp next week, but I will when I get home and go back to school. 

Anyways. I leave for Durley on Saturday.  It's weird because it seems like it crept up on me so fast.  Haven't started packing yet.. Looks like I'm still me.  It'll get done though, no biggie. 

Let's see. I guess here's some randoms.
  • I've been getting headaches again. Humidity sucks.
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.  Shoot. that really sucks.
  • I want God to give me wisdom. So much wisdom. On this one thing right now. Soon.
  • It took Leonardo da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips. Seriously? I would have given up.

A Letter A Day: Day Two...

Dear crush,

I can't really say anything real. Because this is the internet. So. I'll just say this.

You still give me butterflies. 

<3 MJ

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yesterday. Today.

Yesterday my mom informed me about something I had never heard of.  My dogs and my mom and I were in the car, and Snickers all of the sudden snaps at Peppe.  My mom explained to me that this is a case of 'Little Man Syndrome'.  Apparently that's when a little man thinks he's a big man.  Ha.  It cracked me up for a while.  
Also.  Yesterday was a pretty healthy day for me.  I'm trying.  It's the whole summer-I-need-to-lose-weight thing.  Either way, I ate healthy.  And I ran 3 whole miles.  I was pretty proud.  And, I need to keep this in mind; if I exercise an hour a day, 96% of my week is diet.  So, that's a lot.  So.  Eat healthy.  Why yes, I'll sure try.
Then Michael and Jonathan came over for a campfire, and it was probably one of my favorite nights so far.  So.  That was grand. 


Today was a pretty grand day as well.  I got up early to let the plumber in to fix our pressure tank.  So, since I was tired all day long, I just lazed around.  And, I haven't really had a great lazy day since I've been home.  So I enjoyed it to the max.  Caught up on television and painted a bit.  Ate a late supper with my parents and I'm finishing the day off by watching the game.  And going to bed early. 

So.  That'll be two grand days in a row.  I'll try for a third tomorrow.  It's up early for the Dairyfest breakfast and then I'm going bowling with mom and the kindergartners.  Then, coffee in the afternoon with my broski!