Thursday, September 30, 2010

its your love that helps me get by

I know this is a week late, but I was just thinking about how this time last year I was so blessed to be in one of my best friend's weddings..Here's the awesome video of Haley and Jason's awesome block party wedding. Love you harmons happy one year!!

Jason & Haley from Michael Schwartz on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

the belly button song

AHH THANK YOU ANDREA SWATSKI for sharing this with me!
If you have known me for longer than 5 months you have probably heard me sing "the" belly button song....
"me take care of me belly button" I will sing it for you if you ask, its my favorite song ever. But for now I need you all to watch the veggie tales version of a different belly button song.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The bright side to working in a cave

When you are grumpy, there is always the option to look on the bright side. When you are annoyed, you can always look on the bright side. When you are frustrated by your current employment, you can always look on the bright side. The problem remains...finding the brightside.

Today I found the brightside to working in a window-less office.  Let me preface this by stating I love being outside, whether its raining or sunny, hot or snowing I prefer being outside (give or take some days when all I want to do is cuddle up and watch a movie - but who doesn't have those days??).  So when I walked in to my office for the first time, the first thing I noticed was the extreme lack of windows. Not only was I inside, I was highly aware of how "inside" in I was. There are days when I come in and do not see the sun until 4:30 when I leave.  When I work from 1:30-10pm it's worse because when I come to work its bright and sunny and when I leave its dark! I don't know if it raining, sunny, cloudy or snowing. I know nothing of the outside world other than what tells me, and we all know how accurate is. And Lord knows I'll never listen to accuweather again (storm of the century cancels vermont ski trip 2010 when there was absolutely no storm at all).

Today I found my brightside.

I emailed my friend Michele this morning and said "good morning, is it a good morning so far?" and her response was "Eh, morning could be better if it were a bit 'cheerier' looking outside :/ How am I supposed to work when it's the perfect weather to have stayed in bed all day??!" I read this e-mail and checked my work e-mail and received this from the librarian, bold letters and all:


This is when it hit me. The weather has no effect on my productivity at work! I have NO idea whats going on outside! So when its beautiful and sunny, I don't want to go outside. When it's gloomy and raining with the chance of a tornado, I don't want to get into bed. I am quite content, sitting here in my office working with students.

I found the brightside to my windowless room full of pictures of my friends and families and picasso and gustav klimt paintings. And also when the end of the world comes, I won't have time to panic.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Can Will Smith adopt me?

One of my favorite actors of all time is Will Smith. He and his wife, Jada, have managed to create the coolest kids on earth. If I could choose, I'd want him to be my dad so that I could be as cool as these kids...

his son can karate kick my butt and his NINE year old daughter just came out with her first hit single! what?!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tara and Joseph are ENGAGED!

I was so happy and excited and thrilled to be part of these two getting engaged. Joseph did an amazing job including the community that has helped keep them accountable and seeking God before themselves these past couple years.  He did an amazing job rapping as well. And a big thanks to Honey's for letting us invade for 10 minutes!! Such a great, memorable evening.

I want this video to be the next youtube phenomenon.  Let's get these two on Oprah.