Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Have you noticed how time seems to go faster as you get older? The weeks just fly by; I blink and a month has passed. I hardly can believe that I have lived in College Station for over 6 months--it doesn't seem like that much time has passed. When I was much younger I remember time creeping along like a snail. It was ages until my birthday rolled around and then another century until Christmas.

Saturday evening I am going (with Christy Weathers) to the Global Night Commune for the Invisible Children. From what I have read about it there are people all over the world I believe, meeting in areas and sleeping in tents all night to assimilate what the children in Africa must do every night. One of the Commune's will be in College Station and I am very thrilled to be apart of this. I remember my senior year when my roommate Brooke brought home this dvd she had watched in one of her classes. I was absolutely floored that there were places in the world where children were forced to carry guns and kill other individuals. Children who had to leave their family and hide at night in fear. It really makes you realize how blessed we are to live in freedom and know that you will wake up under a roof with food on the table.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

LOTR Addict

Answer to the Pop Question: On April 21, 1836 the Battle of San Jacinto occurred. In the fight for Independence this was the battle where the Texians defeated the Mexican soldiers in a battle that lasted only 18 minutes. The suprise attack occurred when the Republic Army attacked while the Mexican soldiers took a nap. (Probably more than you wanted to know).

I have been on a Lord of the Rings kick for the past week. Two weekends ago the first two movies came on t.v. and I finished it off by watching my own copy of the third movie. Now I have moved on to the appendicies. When you haven't watched them in quite awhile it feels like you are watching them for the first time. I also have a hankering to read the books again. Unfortunatly I don't own my own copies--last time I read my mom's. So perhaps this week I can find my own copies and have something to read as summer looms up over the horizon :)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Pop Quiz

Does anyone know why yesterday, April 21st is important in Texas history?

The Storm

Thursday night I went to a devo the AFC (Aggies for Christ) has up at A&M. It's alot like the 9:00 service on Sunday nights in Abilene. I picked up Garrett Hoskins after roaming around on foot for 5 minutes trying to find his apartment--whoever heard of two pools in one complex! We then embarked on the adventure to A&M. I have never really been on campus before so I really didn't know where anything was. Amanda Scott gave me some directions...that I left on my kitchen table. So I had to rely on my mind--scary. Somehow or another we found the area by Rudder fountain. In the middle of the speaker the wind started to gust at unfathomable speeds and then the rain came down. We were under the coverinf of a building but there were still open areas. I happened to be in the area were the rain was blowing against my back--I was so incredibly cold. After the devo, Garrett and I joined some of my AFC friends at a coffee shop called Sweet Eugene's. It is such a neat place--very college-esque. It has lots of different rooms with tables and sofas. And they have great hot chocolate--that's usually how I rate a coffee shop. I didn't get in bed that night until 12:00 which is very late for me--but it was worth it!

Friday when I got to work a surprise awaited. The storm the night before knocked some of our electricity out and the air conditioning! Of course I wore a sweater because of the cool front that came in. So our first tour was given in partial light. Thankfully all of the lights came on around noon. The air though didn't come on until 4:00! We were sweating it up. And it didn't help that we had bunches of middle school kids in the museum. There was one area that I walked by and a huge patch of b.o. nearlly knocked me over. Whew!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

"Insufferable Man"

Last night at my Girl's Devo two of the girls who are sisters mentioned they were watching the 6 hour Pride and Prejudice--the only good version (in my opinion). They sent out an invite to anyone who wanted to join in. I was off work on Wednesday so I took them up on it. I brought a bag of M&M's to the Colin Firth viewing at Bren and Elise's. They had already watched the first 2 hours so we ohhed and awwed over the last 4 hours. Every smoultering look from Darcy sent a sigh radiating out of each of our mouths. We finished at 1:00 in the morning and I went to bed with a happy heart.

Elise and Bren let me borrow Veggie Tales: Lord of the Bean. For anyone who loves the Lord of the Rings trilogy you should watch this parody for kids!

(The title of my blog is one of my favorite lines from P 'n P)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Laundry Thief?

I think someone is taking my clothes...

The last time I did my laundry I noticed a couple of my "undergarments" were missing. I searched the laundry room and the path traveled between the room and my apartment. Nothing. So I bought two new articles to replace the missing ones. This past weekend I did laundry and today I realized the two new "undergarments" I bought are gone! What the huey? Either there is a girl about my size getting some freebies or a sick guy/man taking them...lets hope for option #1. Today I plan to take inventory of my clothes to see if anything else is missing. And from now on I'm sitting in that room, watching my laundry like a hawk!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Enjoyable Sight

I went for a walk today at my favorite park in town and as I was walking the part of the sidewalk on one of the busy streets I saw a very enjoyable sight. Four guys on motorcycles drove past but not dressed in the sterotypical biker garb. All four had on full body bunny suits: 3 white and 1 pink. It was my favorite Easter gift!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everone!

This is my first Easter not in Abilene. I think the one thing I will really miss is hearing Val Durrington sing "Arise My Love" at Highland. It has become a tradition at the church and it gives me chills everytime I hear it. But I am looking forward to teaching my 3-year-olds about the Resurrection.

Make sure and get your Easter candy before it's gone for another year...I think I need my last token Cadbury Cream Egg :)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Blend of Purple in the Maroon

Last night in the Aggie class a special treat awaited us...especially those of us ACU grads. A group of ACU grad students who use to be Aggies came to visit along with the guest speaker that evening: Dr. Jack Reese. It was such a wonderful feeling to see a professor that is well linked with my alma mater (first time to use that phrase). During our meet and greet time I turned around to meet someone new and was face to face with Justin Thomason who I knew from Sunday Devo at Slade and Dava Lynn's. As Dr. Reese got up to speak, I leaned across the row of girls I was sitting with to make my wildcat sign to Amanda Scott, also a recent ACU graduate. It was a very comforting night.

Keith's car is still not fixed so I was asked to give him a ride which I don't mind.The only problem was when he called to ask for the ride he called me "hey you" which in my mind is sort of an intimate title. And my body, mind, and voice went into a very defensive mode all night. He is a nice guy but I just don't see anything happening there. I want to be a friend to him because of his loss but not have him take it the other way. Oy!

Garrett Hoskins and Andy Williams are living in CS for the next 3 months while going through A&M's Firefigher School. We already have lose plans to eat Easter lunch together. My hope is that we can get a group of Ultimate frisbee people together over time...we shall see.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Kindred Spirits

This weekend I immersed myself in Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. The third movie in the saga of Anne and Gilbert--ahh! It just makes a girl happy...I don't think guys understand these movies. Nothing compares to the first movie: broken slates, "carrots", kindred spirits, walking ridge poles, the Anne and Gilbert tension--what more could you want!

There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colors gay
She has heard a whisper say
a curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camalot...

Monday, April 10, 2006

Social and Work Life

Last night after church I hung out with Keith. I mentioned earlier about how his grandparents, who use to live with him, were killed in a car accident. I think he has had a little trouble adjusting to the change. So we went to eat and then watched tv at his house. All day Sunday I was sort of not looking forward to it just because I really don't know him that well and I guess it just made me nervous. I think in my head it was turning into a date and that freaked me out. Also he's 30 years old which was another freak out point. But I had a good time and I think he will be a good friend.

Today is my day off but I got a call at 9:30 which woke me up. I had told my boss Anne that there was a teacher that wanted to reschedule her canceled tour. I had told her two dates and she said she had to check with her principal and would call back. I never got a call and this past week I left two messages for her to call me. She never called. So I informed Anne about all of this and this morning the call came. 2 busses had arrived at the park which was a surprise. The teacher was saying that I sent her an email on Friday--which I did no such thing. I felt so bad but Anne said it wasn't a problem. I'm very anxious to get back to work to figure this whole thing out.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Flusters of Adult Life

Yesterday I gave a tour to a group of 12 first graders which was a fun change from the groups of fourth graders. They all were so full of questions and stories to tell. At the end of the tour as I led them to the door, each of the students gave me a hug and thanked me. It was so adorable! Later at church I saw one of the girls from the group. I said to her "you came to my museum didn't you" and she said "Miss Erin" and gave me a hug. It turns out she is the sister of one of the little boys in my 3 year old class--small world.

This morning was a little bit frustrating for me. I had one of those mornings were I couldn't decide what to wear and tried on a couple of outfits (girls you know how that is). Already this got me off of my morning schedule. We were ordering pizza for lunch today so last night I got $10 to help pay but this morning I couldn't find it anywhere. So it took some time searching the purse, house, and car for the money--I still haven't found it. Then I was riding the E so I had to stop for gas before my trek to work. Through all the craziness of the morning my hair, which was clipped up on my head, had fallen down and was drooping in my face. Luckily the bosses were out of town so they didn't see me enter 15 minutes late...although they wouldn't have cared if they were here. But the day has gotten better.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Work Shananigans

My bosses left today for the TAM (Texas Association of Museum) conference in Beumont which will last the rest of the week. I was actually suppose to go on this trip but because of scheduling confusion I will have to wait till next year. Oh well--that just means party this week at the museum! Before they left I gave Anne a special going away least that's what I called it. We were standing in the office and Anne was telling me about the car situation they had this morning. While she was talking I made some face that caused my mouth to open wide and my gum shot straight out onto the carpet. Anne busted into laughter--she said the best part was my face after the gum fell out. She actually had tears in her eyes because she was laughing so hard.

Later this afternoon Effie and I were talking via shouting across offices. I don't remember what we started talking about but during the conversation I think she was subtly trying to figure out if I was truly happy with my job. She said "you know we have a rule that you have to stay at least 3 years in this job". I assurred her I would be here for quite awhile. I fit very well here!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Back Home

I returned home last night from a wonderful trip to Abilene. It was great to see everyone and get to spend time with the old gang. Through this visit I realized that things are changing since we were all in college and I suppose with each visit more and more will change. I think the biggest change for me was finding out that our group (those that are still there)does not sit in section A any more at chapel.

We had a wonderful and riviting game of Ultimate on Saturday. I've missed that so much! I paid for the fun though. Sunday and today I woke up in some major pain. I think every muscle in my body was sore. But it was worth it.

Today I got a call at work from a school that wants to bring out their 7th and 8th greaders who had perfect attendence. I asked how many students would come and the response was 250! Whoa! The most we have accomidated at the museum is 150. But come May 22nd we will have a crazy 2 1/2 hours with 100 students in the museum at a time! This may have been a mistake...