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Hey reader hey (though I am doubting your actual existence) -
It's been a while, but I am learning lots of new things.

My heart broke a li'l bit yesterday as my little Sentra got pulled away, struggling for breath and leaking oil all over the parking lot. I about cried. Now I get to drive the soccer mommy vehicle. I am grateful I have a means of transportation...but I miss my Sentra.

I went to my FIRST REAL CONCERT on Friday. NeedtoBreathe! I've been discovering a lot of new music lately. If you have a chance, definitely check out the following bands/artists:

1. NeedToBreathe (recommend These Hard Times)
- rock and roll with bluegrass influences?

2. Matt Hires (I think he and I should discuss our pending engagement. He's SO awesome.)
- kind of acoustic-y rock and roll(not at ALL like Jack Johnson)? He's my favorite right now.

3. Will Hoge

4. JJ Heller
- she has to have the sweetest voice I've ever heard. Give her a chance.

Guess what color lobster blood is? I learned [from the trivia on my peaches and cream oatmeal packet] that lobster blood is BLUE!

I also learned that there exists, on MTV, at TV show exclusively devoted to the life of rich teenagers and there is no other premise...it's called The Hills. Why on earth? It has been described to me as "The Real Housewives..." for the younger generation.

Um...now I know.


a non-melodramatic post

Hey hey hey.
Lots has been goin' on here. I'm pooped. I ran a 10 miler this past weekend (say wuttt?), and I got to visit some of the college kids, and I am never disciplined enough to go to bed on time...and I never did get the smoothie I tried to hunt down for an hour last night...in other words, bed time should be any time now.

Anyways, I got promoted-ish today. In reality, I got a bigger desk closer to the mangineers in my dept. (Note: My pay, title, and benefits have not been affected by this promotion. Just my desk).

This week I've learned that quitting coffee is not something to do on a Monday. Or a Tuesday. Maybe a Saturday ;)?

OH - I actually did learn something for real. Did you know San Francisco is the first city to outlaw plastic bags?

Now you know.


Can it be the weekend now?

I read a book, the screwtape letters, and it talked about how being nice and living for the Lord when you're doing fine is no big feat, but the real measure of someone's love for others is how she treats people when she's stressed/angry/etc. After what I would consider a stressful day, I sat back and realized that I didn't like how I acted some of the time. :(

"Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway."

This quote is about the only thing that got me through today (I guess I might as well admit that I am definitely one of the suckers who is motivated by inspirational quotes. Not the corny ones about hope and friendship hugs, but the decent ones.). Sometimes you have to stop, take a breath, and remember that if you live for the LORD, you're living the best life possible and doing the absolute best you can. I guess, that being said, I just need to make sure I live for the LORD everyday.

Moving on, let me preface everything by saying that I have NOT verified these facts. But...
I learned yesterday ...
US car companies have been producing cars that run on ethanol for OTHER countries for years...yet have you ever seen one on the US market? Isn't that interesting? We're having so much trouble with inflated oil prices and we're dependent on other nations, and the technology is available for use, but for some reason we haven't implemented it in the US market. Oh, the things you learn while waiting for test cars.

I also learned that in Nigeria, the police will stop you just because they want money. Sketchhhhhhhh.

Now I know.


Things cannot be unlearned

1 John 3:19
This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.
This verse came up in conversation today. It's hard to accept, but God is greater than our hearts. When emotions seem overwhelming, I find this verse extremely comforting.

I learned the difference between a hysterectomy and having one's tubes tied. At lunch. Of all the things I never wanted to know...

And, unfortunately, now I know.




To my very few but precious readers -

I want you to try something. I have been doing Beth Moore's Bible Study on "Esther: It's Tough Being A Woman" for the past school year, and yesterday in the devotion she told all of her readers to do one thing.
Would you do it, too?
"Please sit back for just a moment, take a deep breath, and bask in the affection...of your God. He knows you and loves you so much. All of your toil is ever before Him." - Beth Moore
It may sound cheesy, but actually sit back and DO it! God is loving on you, right now, as we speak. Jesus is listening, ready to be your Best Friend, if you'll just let Him. The LORD loves you in a very personal, one-on-one kind of way. To quote the movie Junebug, "God loves you just for who you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way." Isn't that something?

Anyways, back to the theme of this blog:
I have been in Florida with La Familia these past couple of days, and thus far I've gone to the Everglades and snorkeling.
I learned that the manatee and the flamingo are considered delicacies. Especially flamingo tongue. Whatttt?

Now I know.

One another note:
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