Tuesday, March 31, 2009

just livin the dream

Another interesting day on Christian st...let me set this up for you. I was walking to Grey's Ferry (about 3 blocks away) on Christian St. preparing myself for the "7 mile" run that was about to occur (it was really only 6) when I notice on 24th and Christian all of these trucks...I mean an insane amount of trailers surrounding this high school we have at the end of Christian. I am staring, a guy notices me staring, he stares at me.
Guy: head nod
Me: whats going on?
Guy: Movie. Jamie Foxx is in that auditorium right now.
Me: Cool, whats the movie?
Guy: ( insert movie name here, which i forget, something about citizens) about 120 extras in there right now.....pause....33 kids are gonna get shot on that stage in about 20 minutes....great movie, tons of killings. great.
Me: huh...thats cool I guess. see ya.

I came back from my run and there was a limo literally outside of my house. I asked who the limo was for and the guy casually points forward, barely moving his hand from the steering wheel and nods his head a little. He mumbles..."foxx"

Man I love Christian Street.

I also love my roommates on christian st. Last night when I got home...this is what I found on my camera and in my room...if its not Sammy, its these new freakin owls...they're everywhere..I found the third one in my underwear drawer...that was a shocker last night...I didn't take a picture of him. I need to name them all.

Anyway...heres a little treat, a night cap if you will and i am now going to ice my knees, and call it a night

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Oswald Chambers

A person who is a beautiful saint can be a hindrance in leading people to the Lord by presenting only what Christ has done for him, instead of presenting Jesus Christ Himself.
March 25, My Utmost for His Highest

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

just like a circus

Saturday night was not one of the finest for the ladies of 2228 we were kind of like our own little circus as the dumb brittany spears likes to sing about. But we will all say that it was the most epic we have had yet during our time in Philadelphia.
I would like to say one more thing before I leave this topic forever...this is for you Jo..where are the stairs?

My day started off rough with getting a little sick at school and having to leave early, falling asleep on the couch and freaking out when I woke up because I was so disoriented. Then I started work tonight at Good Karma! So exciting! I actually feel really good about it. So relaxing, so much less stress and nothing to take home with me. Awesome.

Training is non existent this week though. I actually began to feel really bad about it and wanting to get out there and run! That never happens..so I guess its good that I have the desire, but psychically I cannot do it this week. Which sucks.

And I want to leave you with this picture. Because he will truly haunt me in my sleep tonight because of the events of last night.

Last night this little owl slipped into my bed. I woke up in the middle of the night, confused as to why he was in my bed in the first place but half way thinking I was dreaming. I tossed him aside. Later on I woke up again around 5am he was literally in my face...I think he moved to creep me out. So I did the obvious thing, I took him and threw him on the floor. When I really woke up (late) around 6am I saw him lying there...on my floor...so sad but all I have to say is I never want to wake up with a plastic wind up owl in my bed again. semi terrifying, but mostly just annoying.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

happy birthday to haley and jo jo!

I am so embarrassed.

I also have a lot of bruises.

This week is going to be longgg - 2 jobs, grad school, church stuff, and "training" somethings gonna give....pray for me.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

its official

this blog entry may may you laugh, you may shed a tear, it may make you smile, wince even...but as always, it will keep you on your toes...

In the past couple weeks...I resigned from SGA, and got a job as a barista at Good Karma! Next week I will be working both jobs, still going to grad school, and trying to train for the marathon...needless to say I will not be doing anything social next week besides JOEY'S WEDDING!!!

I also have some AWESOME roommates who finished a project I started for the JACK house literally in DECEMBER..maybe earlier...I start two picture projects both of which got finished tonight thanks to some AWESOME ROOMMATES :)

On a more serious and spiritual note...
I have been stuck cleaning a closet at work for a couple days, with minimal human contact and no music or variety in my job..this leads only to one thing: thinking. This morning I started my day off with womens prayer group and so my mind was much for focused on Christ. I have also been OBSESSED with listening to Shane&Shane everynight too...so that probably helps. Anyway, I have been feeling rejected lately. In many way and by many people. Now if you are a friend of mine, and we have interacted at all in the past month and now you are worried that you made me feel rejected..you can cease those silly thoughts and continue to read in peace. I realized that I can be ultra sensitive when I am stressed out, and I have been highly stressed lately. I take things to heart and I misinterpret words and actions of those around me. In short, I felt rejected. I began to think about this and my thoughts immediately turned to Christ and the cross..especially with Easter being so close. Thoughts of his rejection and sacrifice began to race through my mind. And then these verses..
Matthew 27:27-31
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
27Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. 30They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

He was obedient in rejection, mocking, and even to the point of death!! I can say this with full confidence...I was humbled this morning, alone with my thoughts and the mess.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top o the mornin to ya..or something

Fred is back. The famous snail impression I did literally YEARS ago was brought back at a birthday party tonight..complete with me on a dirty kitchen floor and a home made shell. I'm not proud.

On a side note Philadelphia is the most un-festive city I have ever lived in. On Halloween I was the ONLY teacher dressed up at school and today I was the ONLY one wearing green, in fact I hardly saw anyone in the city sporting the green. lame.

also, I have decided I am awesome at soccer. I started teaching my 5 year olds how to play and I can ALWAYS get the ball away from them. I should join a league.

Also....my roommates are the funniest people I know. seriously. funniest. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO JO!

oh and "Jack Sawyer can suck it"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

lazy sunday

My sunday was awesome.
Woke up
ran 6 miles (WHAT?!), thanks to coach fetterolf
finished all midterms
went to church
went to the devils den, because liberti likes irony or symbolism or something
and my favorite quote of the whole night was.... "you haven't really lived until you've see mark twain's pee pee" i dont even know who said it b/c so many people repeated it afterward...

on a side note, we sang this song in church tonight that makes me want to keep singing forever and i cant get it out of my head...you shouldn't get it out of yours either..thanks joel rakes, thank you.

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Oh praise the one who paid my debt and raised this life up from the grave..

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I have a few new obsessions as of late....
one: tattoos....i'm itching to get a new one...I don't know what or where or why, but I have been obsessed with looking at others and looking at my foot..

two: my plant. i got it from my aunt for valentines day, and I have never been much of a gardener..everything i try to grow dies, but then again i have never been much of a runner and look at me now! I honestly think you have to be mature and patient to grow anything...and my plant in my bathroom is actually growing! and i get to look at it everyday that it grows a little bit more...

three: running. I hate it and love that i'm doing it all at the same time...the fact that I run 4 times a week in a miracle in and of itself, sure my school work has taken a backseat, sure i have to ice my knees every night and wear a knee brace when i run but it will be worth it when i crawl over the finish line...still breathing.
here is our training schedule...week 3!!!

four: staying busy with things other than what I am supposed to be doing...crafting, playing play dough, games, running, hanging/ordering/organizing pictures...all things that can wait until I'm done my semester, but no i have to do them now!

five: my utmost for his highest by oswald chambers. this is a constant obsession for my crazy life when i don't make time for what i am supposed to be doing (spending time with God) I read this every night. I have now read the entire thing and I am re reading it and learning different things as I read it in different parts of my life. A couple nights ago i read this.
March 6 - When you have no vision from God, no enthusiasm left in your life, and no one watching and encouraging you, it requires the grace of Almighty God to take the next step in your devotion to Him, in the reading and studying of His word, in your family life, or in your duty to Him....And the only way to live an undefeated life is to live looking to God.

March 7 - The things we try to avoid and fight against - tribulation, suffering, and persecution - are the very things that produce abundant joy in us. "We are more than conquerors through Him" "in all these things", not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. A saint doesn't know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it.

March 9 - All that is required is to live a natural life of absolute dependence on Jesus Christ. Never try to live your life with God in any other way than his way. And his way means absolute devotion to Him. Showing no concern for the uncertainties that lie ahead is the secret of walking with Jesus.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

coastal cakery

So my friend down in slo lo started this custom cake/cupcake/pastry business called Coastal Cakery and I am IN LOVE with what they are doing...I mean look at this beach cake! come on!!! you should all check them out!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

my most recent philly beat down moment

So every Sunday, Katie and I got for our "long run". Since this past sunday was a 5 mile run, I decided to switch it up and run around the city instead of on the trail or at the Y.....and now I know that I am going to do this everytime.
I started my run watching a drug bust about a block away from Joel's house which is about 4 blocks away from my house, kept running saw about 20 homeless people, 10 of which were dancing and singing to their own music..in their head...which only they could hear, I go a little further (during my cool off) so this would be a block past my house and I witness a domestic dispute right there in the street. Cursing, flailing arms, threats, screaming, rage...everything. The conversation ends with some profanity and the man calling the woman ignorant and the crazy woman telling the man that she would see him at home, b*tch. The woman keeps walking towards me when another woman says "girl you better calm yo'self down" I walk a little faster thinking this is going to get ugly, BUT the other woman who has been screaming at the man replies
crazy woman:"yes momma"
crazy mom: "you didn't know i was over here did you?"
crazy woman: "nah" waits about a minute "I love you mother f**ker" (to her MOM.)

and this is the city that I live in....at least I'm entertained...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

just keeping life interesting..

Yesterday I quit my job.

And i can't stop listening to this song. download it and listen.
up and up - relient k (i should say in advance im not usually a relient k fan at all and also please please ignore cheesy pictures on this youtube video and just listen to the song)

Is not quite what it could've been
As were most of all the days before
But I swear today
With every breath I'm breathing in
I'll be trying to make it so much more

Cause it seems I get so hung up on
The history of what's gone wrong
And the hope of a new day
Is sometimes hard to see
And though I'm finally catching onto it
And now the past is just a conduit
And the light there at the end is
Where I'll be

Cause I'm on the up and up
I'm on the up and up
And I haven't given up
Given up on what
I know I'm capable of
And I'm on the up and up
I'm on the up and up
Yeah there's nothing left to prove
Cause I'm just trying to be
A better version of me
For you
A better version of me
For you

To be prosperous
Would not require much of me
You see contentment is the one thing
It entails
To be content with where I am
And getting where I need to be
I'm moving past the past
Where I have failed

But I'm finally catching onto it
And now the past is just a conduit
Right there at the end
Is where I'll be

You never cease
To supply me with
What I need
For a good life
So when I'm down
I'll hold my head up high
Cause you're the reason why

I'm on the up and up
I'm on the up and up
And I haven't given up
Given up on what
What I've gained from love
And I'm on the up and up
I'm on the up and up
Yeah there's nothing left to prove
Cause I'm just trying to be
A better version of me
For you

Thursday, March 5, 2009


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
- Abraham Lincoln

Katie found this awesome Turkish restaurant/coffee shop in society hill (2nd and monroe) called cafe fulya their tabule is the best thing i could have ever asked for after a day like today.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

im an old woman

so it is week 2 of training. Katie fet is kicking my butt and this is how I spend my nights:

In other news I hate the mazda dealership where I bought my car and I had a slight breakdown yesterday afternoon. Turns out I cannot cope with life with I'm tired and have a headache. But I have some awesome roommates and an awesome bed that made everything okay.

John 3:16