Sunday, February 19, 2006

Thank you

Dear all,
I would like to take this post and dedicate it to you, to everyone who has been offering their prayers, support, and comfort. You all(especially at AMC) have shown me the true meaning of friendship and love and i am SO grateful to you all. Thank you also too on behalf of my family, especially the soul of my dad. he only got to meet a few of you, but he always remembered those he had met and he always approved. :-) all of your friendship and prayers have meant the world to me, and i know that i would not have been able to go through this without you all. So again.....Thank you.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Turkey: defined...

Let me explain.....
In the history of my life, in the numerous times that i have gone bowling, i have NEVER been able to achieve a "turkey". A turkey is a HUGE accomplishment in bowling because it means that you had enough skill, or in my case, luck, to get 3 strikes in a row. now mind you, i've gotten quite close before....but it always eluded me. until now. *sinister chuckle*. last night we went out for a random night of bowling(only for about an hour, or 2 games) and, *drumroll please* I DID IT!!!! our first game was crap, but by the second game we were all warmed up and i actually got a TURKEY!!!! people, if you don't understand my elation....i feel sorry for you, because that means that you don't bowl and cannot therefore enjoy the ecstasy of that feeling. it is the feeling of absolute VICTORY. and nothing can top it. anywho, i just wanted to share.

in other news, there is still no word on my dad, so if you could all keep praying that would be awesome! with everyone praying for him, i feel sure that wherever he is, God is holding him in the palm of His hand. So please....keep praying and please ask whomever you know to pray as well! Thanks so much!!!! and to all of my friends who have offered such amazing support and comfort.....I wish i could tell you how much it helps and how much i appreciate it. but for now....a simple thank you from the bottom of my heart will have to suffice. Thank you.

well, there really isn't anymore to tell or say, but i have a crapload of school to catch up on so i might be out of the loop for a week or two. but know that i'll be back!!!*another sinister chuckle*....

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Practic what you Preach...i guess

well, i decided that since i've been yelling at everyone else and their mom to update so that i can be appeased....i should do the same. so here it is! in new news....i am asking everyone to pray REALLY HARD for my dad. he's been missing for over 24 hours now and we're all really worried about him. we have the police searching for him and our neighborhood has been notified, but i think what we need most of all right now is TONS of PRAYERS. So if you could storm some pleas heavenward for us to find him, that would awesome and VERY much appreciated. His favorite saints are St. Therese the little Flower and St. Joseph(the big guy).
So yeah....anywho, in other news not too much has been going on. our wonderful RAs went all out and put on a fantabulous St. Valentine's girl's night for all us girls and it was really nice. and our wonderful JV guys went all out and bought us all ROSES and delivered them each with a separate bible verse with them!!!!! needless to say we were all very surprised and delighted!!! i mean, c'mon....what girl doesn't like to get flowers??? especially if the love behind it is so brotherly and platonic?;-) the thought i leave you with is a great quote from a god movie(of course) and it is: " i know you can be overwhelmed, and i know you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be 'whelmed'?" do YOU know?..........

Thursday, February 09, 2006

An Ode to Joe

First, I would like to say......HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BON ANNIVERSAIRE, to my really great friend JOE GATES, who is 22 today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On that note, I was thinking about Joe today and hoping that his day was going splendidly and it got me thinking about friendship: his in particular and everyone else's in general. And thus....what follows is a random, yet pertinent, collection of quotes that I think describe friendship well. Enjoy!
"there is nothing on this earth more prized than that of true friendship"- St. Thomas Aquinas

"What is friendship? a single soul dwelling in two bodies"- Aristotle (more on HIM later)

"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar."- Robert Brault

"It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter."- Marlene Dietrich

"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down."- Arnold H. Glasow

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand."- Henri Nouwen

For Ave: "As we go on.. We remember... All the times we've had together... As our lives change...come whatever, We will still be friends forever " -Vitamin C.

and last but not least, this last one goes out to Joe on his Birthday: "People never know how special someone is until they leave, but maybe sometimes its important to leave, so they are given that chance to see how special that someone really is!"

ok, so i'm kind of done with that now. in other news i had my Philosophy presentation today on De Anima (ALL i'm gonna say is that Aristotle is a moron and a very longwinded one at that and i really dislike him intensely.) (i'm trying not to use the word 'hate' too much)and i think it went well! one can never be too sure in Muller's class because he tries to be nice to you so he'll tell you that you did a good job and you get whatever it was back with a B- or some sort of "acceptable" grade. we shall any rate the presentation isn't that much of the final grade. thank whatever gods for that. and i'm exhausted but we're gonna have an espresso night(compliments of SL) tonight so i'll be able to get some caffeine in my body. ciao!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A so-so week

well, i have been disallusioned yet again. my bubble has been burst. *BIG sigh* and the truth of the matter is.... : no one likes me. but now i feel special because a wittle wamb wikes me and showed me how to be cool so that people can't help but comment on my blog. i have found the secret that opens me up to a whole new world. yay. anywho, way too busy to comment on anything more. i find it funny that people on campus need more things to do. in other news....i have been talking with alot of people and we all have been hit by a million memories of people in our lives that we haven't seen or talked to in, while we don't know exactly why this happens, we decided that the best thing would be to pray for them. and if we have or write them. Anywho, the whole point of this little story was to tell all of you out there that i haven't seen in awhile....i'm praying for you!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Laughter and REALLY Good days

hello peoples! so i know its been awhile since i last wrote, but when you hear the last few weeks i've had, you'll understand. last week, was uneventful and even getting to a really bad low(thursday), but which was consequently followed by a general lifting up mood(friday). Friday, my dear friend, awesome classmate, and wonder-fullest roomie, miss maureen*Moe* hanley surprised me for the weekend!!!! well folks, the hyperactivity that ensued has not been seen since last spring and has yet to meet its match.;-)
here i was, really tired but already having a great day due to my amazing women's group and alot of 'captivating' discussion, which was followed by work in student life(which is enjoyable, if nothing else;-)) and my night had just been topped off by an enlightening discussion of Deus Caritas Est (GREAT encycylical, everyone should read it) at the Fedorykas. So here i was asking myself in the words of Brian Regan,"Can life get any better? i submit that it cannot!" when, simultaneously, chris wadle calls my phone and moe walks in. *aaagghh!* so my joy of the day, my surprise at moe walking in and chris calling me, all collide into one fast-rising mount of hysterical frenzy and confusion!!!! while i was shortly relieved of the confusion part, the hysterical frenzy and joy continued for the next 48 hours! in short, God is stupefying in His goodness to us and i LOVE it!!! So after a wonderful weekend i said goodbye to maureen and said hello to schoolwork(which, needless to say, was neglected upon her arrival *totally worth it*). VanSlyke's class was the highlight of my monday with such quotes as "those poor shmucks who are damned"(in reference to what the gnostics thought) and the like. whatever else his class is not boring in the least. even when he doesn't say anything particularly intelligent, his delivery is priceless. and i even managed to get ALL the crapload of reading he assigned us finished in time for class! gold star for me! next on my list of fear: my presentation on De Anima for Muller's class next tuesday. i think this would be an instance of me hating philosophy. ce la vie.
last night. last night was one of those nights that just makes you happy. meghan, nattie, a few other girls, and i decided to forego all schoolwork and proceeded to NOT watch the state of the union address as we watched a movie, sewed, and i decided to begin to finish Tree's birthday present( 5 months late is ok, right?). anywho, it was awesomely relaxing and just a great night. gotta love it! Can't wait until this weekend! it promises much. Ciao!