Friday, December 30, 2005

Beat the Old Record

Well everybody, I beat my old record. It used to be that the most I had thrown up in one day was 7 times, but now it's a great big 20. I hope I never beat that record. Wednesday night, I got a really bad stomach bug. It started around 11:15pm and lasted until it was light out (around 7 or 8am). Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep Wednesday night, so I slept most of yesterday with The Sound of Music on in the background. I have a wonderful family who took care of me by getting me crushed ice and sprite and renting all the Back to the Future movies so we could have a marathon. Karen even got me A Little Princess and The Secret Garden on DVD as a get well soon present. She also got me a White Witch toy from McDonald's. My sister is awesome.

Yeah, so, I don't feel nuaseas anymore, but I'm sore and tired. We're going to visit my mom's side of the family tomorrow. It should be fun. I'm excited about the New Year. Sometimes I think I look forward to New Year's more than Christmas. Weird. Maybe it's because I like fresh beginnings. Afterall, next year is a new year with no mistakes in it yet. :-D Okay, I think that's all for now. I hope you all are having wonderful holidays!


P.S. I got Josh Groban CDs for Christmas! Yay! And Phase 10, so we have a new floor game. :-D

Sunday, December 25, 2005

'Twas the night before Christmas and I Can't Sleep!

Hullo peoples! Greetings and all that.

I guess I haven't actually written a post in quite a while. It's Christmas Eve. Er, I suppose technically it's Christmas. And I've been tossing and turning for the past forty-minutes, so I thought I would come downstairs and mess around on the computer until I am so utterly dead exhausted that I have to fall asleep. :-D

So, I'm back home now. Yay! It's exciting. Although, I've been sick since Tuesdayish. I probably would have gotten sick anyway, but I'm sure staying up late aggrivated my condition. Oh well. We live, we learn--we do it again. Just kidding.

I had a fun finals week. Monday, a small group of us (one carload!--Kendall, Jen, Shawna, Jesse, Paul, and I) went to IHOP, but only after Kendall's first flat tire which Paul changed for us. Tuesday I'm sure something happened, but I don't know what it was. Wednesday, I went to Books A Million and Old Navy with Carolyn and Jodie and I got my brother's Christmas present. Thursday, Amanda came! Yay! And then, three carloads of us went to Marshall to look at Christmas lights. I wound up driving with a carful of boys. They told me that for the next forty-five minutes, I would get to see what it was like to have three brothers. It wasn't so bad. So, looking at lights was fun. And then we went to IHOP (I might have badgered everyone into going . . .) where I finally drew an IHOP map! Er, well, IHOP picture, but it was exciting! I hadn't been able to do one all semester, so it was nice to know that I still had it in me. Friday wasn't so fun. I mean, it was fun to sing, but we sang all day so I didn't get to hang out with Amanda and Shawna. But I did get to hang out with Singers, so that was fun. But then we got stuck in an elevator. That wasn't fun. I nearly had a panic attack (I'm clostrophobic, or however it's spelled). We went bowling that night, which was fun. I was so tired by then though, that I don't remember much except that I bowled very badly until the last frame of the second game in which I got two strikes.

Saturday was graduation which was cool and sad at the same time. Then I loaded out my car and went to Shawna's graduation party. Everybody was so dead tired that I doubt anybody remembers much of that. Then, Karen and I came home. But we missed the turn in Dallas, which is something we've never done before--and I've been on that road at least 16 times. Oh, and we also, for the first time ever, got through the entire song of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall." It's actually quite amuzing if you sing each verse in a different voice.

Okay, I should go before this post gets too insanely long. Merry Christmas everybody!!!!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

WANTED: For the Deaths of Three People and a Gremlin Mother

It started when Karen wanted to IM Kurt and tell him he had a silly screenname. I told her that was fine if, and I quote, "You tell him that you're you and not me."

HeirofGondor (1:42:48 PM): Hi, I was told that before I said what I was going to say that I had to say this is you and not me

Auto response from urtykay (1:42:49 PM)
: Working on Baja in various computer labs. Give me a ring. (Then viewing the floor Christmas decorations later.)

Auto response from HeirofGondor (1:42:49 PM): Once there was an alien... but he FELL OFF!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!

HeirofGondor (1:42:59 PM)
: So now I will say what I was going to say
HeirofGondor (1:43:06 PM)
: Your screen name is STUPIDO

Well, then we started fighting over the keyboard, and that's where the fun begins. Karen decided to make things out of the random letters.

HeirofGondor (1:43:19 PM)
: That was not Annie, that was her sister l;h[y
HeirofGondor (1:43:20 PM)
: azre
HeirofGondor (1:43:32 PM)
: I don't know who that way!fhdrgEtrueh
HeirofGondor (1:43:42 PM)
: A gremlin took over the computer!
HeirofGondor (1:43:46 PM)
: A gremlin named KArenjrp]0=
HeirofGondor (1:44:00 PM)
: Named kranperj
HeirofGondor (1:44:08 PM)
: named karne
HeirofGondor (1:44:13 PM)
: Yes
HeirofGondor (1:44:22 PM)
: Kranperj Karnel
HeirofGondor (1:44:26 PM)
: oka
HeirofGondor (1:44:27 PM)
: g\\x
HeirofGondor (1:44:28 PM)
: hcgc\v]
HeirofGondor (1:44:28 PM)
: xV[\]f
HeirofGondor (1:44:29 PM)
: ]vxdv]gfd\
HeirofGondor (1:44:33 PM)
: That's his adress
HeirofGondor (1:44:40 PM)
: I don't know how to translate it
HeirofGondor (1:44:47 PM)
: from his native gremlinize
HeirofGondor (1:44:53 PM)
: siftre
HeirofGondor (1:44:57 PM)
: I
HeirofGondor (1:44:58 PM)
: st
HeirofGondor (1:45:05 PM)
: Now i
HeirofGondor (1:45:09 PM)
: he's stutterbnibgnfghtfb
HeirofGondor (1:45:12 PM)
: stuttering
HeirofGondor (1:45:17 PM)
: I tinr nvfhehtjghgwhjfjgehrgjthgjhjthr
HeirofGondor (1:45:20 PM)
: I think he's choking
HeirofGondor (1:45:26 PM)
: Call 911~
HeirofGondor (1:45:26 PM)
: !
HeirofGondor (1:45:29 PM)
HeirofGondor (1:45:33 PM)
: Oh I forgot
HeirofGondor (1:45:37 PM)
: You're the guy with the dumb screen name
HeirofGondor (1:45:47 PM)
: You probaboly don't know how to dial m09yeir1y61
HeirofGondor (1:45:50 PM)
: 911
HeirofGondor (1:46:06 PM)
: Karen is
HeirofGondor (1:46:07 PM)
: ie
HeirofGondor (1:46:07 PM)
: v
HeirofGondor (1:46:07 PM)
: i
HeirofGondor (1:46:08 PM)
: l
HeirofGondor (1:46:08 PM)
: e
HeirofGondor (1:46:33 PM)
: I mean8gfd}

HeirofGondor (1:46:55 PM)
: Kranperj Karnel
HeirofGondor (1:47:00 PM)
: That's what I meant
HeirofGondor (1:47:02 PM)
: By the way
HeirofGondor (1:47:06 PM)
: This is Don Carnage
HeirofGondor (1:47:10 PM)
: Speaking to you with my voicwe
HeirofGondor (1:47:13 PM)
: Just remember
HeirofGondor (1:47:22 PM)
: If you have a problem, my door is always open sometimes
HeirofGondor (1:47:39 PM)
: Siste
HeirofGondor (1:47:40 PM)
: rs
HeirofGondor (1:47:43 PM)
: silu gh]\'\
HeirofGondor (1:47:44 PM)
: sigh\
HeirofGondor (1:47:47 PM)
: \\\\

And then we started talking to Zoot.

HeirofGondor (1:48:26 PM)
: I am the gremlin Kranperj Karnel

Auto response from spacecadet726 (1:48:27 PM)
: The voices in your head aren't real, but they do have some good ideas.

24 hr. shift, until 8 am Mon.
Call the cell (903) 263-8530

Auto response from HeirofGondor (1:48:27 PM): Once there was an alien... but he FELL OFF!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!

HeirofGondor (1:49:04 PM)
: Don't believe whatever Don Carnage says
HeirofGondor (1:49:06 PM)
HeirofGondor (1:51:08 PM)
: tha
HeirofGondor (1:51:09 PM)
: t's
HeirofGondor (1:51:10 PM)
: m
HeirofGondor (1:51:10 PM)
: y
HeirofGondor (1:51:11 PM)
: sisl utysu67g54rkgvi
HeirofGondor (1:51:12 PM)
: 8trf
HeirofGondor (1:51:12 PM)
: v9fv
HeirofGondor (1:51:12 PM)
: 8i
HeirofGondor (1:51:12 PM)
: drf
HeirofGondor (1:51:12 PM)
: 5rtf
HeirofGondor (1:51:13 PM)
: fg
HeirofGondor (1:51:25 PM)
: sweet dwarf
HeirofGondor (1:51:29 PM)
: I have a sweet dwar
HeirofGondor (1:51:30 PM)
: f
HeirofGondor (1:51:41 PM)
: I haven't named him yet
HeirofGondor (1:51:58 PM)
: I was thinking about naming him after your boyfriend
HeirofGondor (1:52:08 PM)
: You live with a guy named Kurt, right?
HeirofGondor (1:52:28 PM)
: I was thinking of naming my sweet dwarf Kurty-wurty
HeirofGondor (1:52:54 PM)
: it'sn ot
HeirofGondor (1:52:54 PM)
: etsd
HeirofGondor (1:52:55 PM)
: yt
HeirofGondor (1:52:55 PM)
: gtyfmg
HeirofGondor (1:52:55 PM)
: yt
HeirofGondor (1:52:56 PM)
: gh
HeirofGondor (1:52:56 PM)
: gv
HeirofGondor (1:52:56 PM)
: gh
HeirofGondor (1:52:56 PM)
: vg
HeirofGondor (1:52:58 PM)
: ibg
HeirofGondor (1:52:58 PM)
: g
HeirofGondor (1:52:59 PM)
: hg
HeirofGondor (1:53:00 PM)
: i
HeirofGondor (1:53:00 PM)
: ts
HeirofGondor (1:53:01 PM)
: gv
HeirofGondor (1:53:01 PM)
: m

spacecadet726 (1:53:01 PM)
: The last message was not sent because you are over the rate limit. Please wait until sending is re-enabled and send the message again.

HeirofGondor (1:53:28 PM): Kurty-wurty!
HeirofGondor (1:53:36 PM)
: You do NOT touch Kranperj
HeirofGondor (1:53:37 PM)
: s
HeirofGondor (1:53:40 PM)
: computer!
HeirofGondor (1:53:45 PM)
: Bad dwarf, BAD

And then we got Shawna in my room since Karen and I were laughing so hard. We started talking to Kurt again.

HeirofGondor (1:59:58 PM)
: This is still Don Carnage
HeirofGondor (2:00:08 PM)
: Annie says to tell you that she thinks your screen name is dumb too
HeirofGondor (2:00:11 PM)
: n
HeirofGondor (2:00:11 PM)
: o
HeirofGondor (2:00:11 PM)
HeirofGondor (2:00:12 PM)
: si
HeirofGondor (2:00:12 PM)
: tr
HeirofGondor (2:00:12 PM)
: ih
HeirofGondor (2:00:12 PM)
: ir
HeirofGondor (2:00:12 PM)
: sgtd
HeirofGondor (2:00:13 PM)
: osagtn
HeirofGondor (2:00:13 PM)
: barstd
HeirofGondor (2:00:13 PM)
: g
HeirofGondor (2:00:15 PM)
: jkhkh
HeirofGondor (2:00:17 PM)
: \no i Vdonfgt'
HeirofGondor (2:00:18 PM)
: fh

HeirofGondor (2:00:18 PM)
: f
HeirofGondor (2:00:19 PM)
: fh
HeirofGondor (2:00:19 PM)
: fh

urtykay (2:00:19 PM)
: The last message was not sent because you are over the rate limit. Please wait until sending is re-enabled and send the message again.

HeirofGondor (2:00:44 PM): ee\\dn''t m em\meeeeeeeee\e
HeirofGondor (2:00:44 PM)
: moij
HeirofGondor (2:00:48 PM)
: :HYlfkmI
HeirofGondor (2:00:50 PM)
: it's nmotgfc vmet gf
HeirofGondor (2:00:56 PM)
: cvidt5g'fcbsn'wrtg
HeirofGondor (2:00:59 PM)
: Magic
HeirofGondor (2:01:03 PM)
: It's not magic
HeirofGondor (2:01:08 PM)
: Just slight of hand really
HeirofGondor (2:01:28 PM)
: It's not really me by the way
HeirofGondor (2:01:30 PM)
: It's all annie
HeirofGondor (2:01:33 PM)
: n
HeirofGondor (2:01:33 PM)
: o
HeirofGondor (2:01:33 PM)
HeirofGondor (2:01:33 PM)
: i
HeirofGondor (2:01:33 PM)
: t'
HeirofGondor (2:01:34 PM)
: s

urtykay (2:01:34 PM)
: The last message was not sent because you are over the rate limit. Please wait until sending is re-enabled and send the message again.

HeirofGondor (2:02:01 PM)
: you're actually talking to the split personalities of Annie
HeirofGondor (2:02:13 PM)
HeirofGondor (2:02:15 PM)
: It's not me!
HeirofGondor (2:02:17 PM)
: It's KAren
HeirofGondor (2:02:20 PM)
: and sdu\yawy ejndzha
HeirofGondor (2:02:20 PM)
: tfxhasf
HeirofGondor (2:02:20 PM)
: hs
HeirofGondor (2:02:21 PM)
: aw
HeirofGondor (2:02:21 PM)
: hnf

urtykay (2:02:21 PM)
: The last message was not sent because you are over the rate limit. Please wait until sending is re-enabled and send the message again.

HeirofGondor (2:02:46 PM)
: she's arguing with herself. And with tushushi
HeirofGondor (2:02:50 PM)
: andgh kare]
HeirofGondor (2:02:53 PM)
: nand ashwan
HeirofGondor (2:03:01 PM)
: It's Kranperj Karnel!!!
HeirofGondor (2:03:04 PM)
: Get it RIGHT

And Zoot.

HeirofGondor (2:03:24 PM)
: I think Don Carnage is still talking to your boyfriend
HeirofGondor (2:03:33 PM)
: Do you think Kurty wurty is a good name for a dwarf?

And Kurt.

HeirofGondor (2:05:24 PM)
: Don Carnage wants to know why you didn
HeirofGondor (2:05:39 PM)
: 't take any pictures of Shawna and Annie at Canton
HeirofGondor (2:06:12 PM)
: Karen Waitz is cute, but a little touched in the head
HeirofGondor (2:06:23 PM)
: Because I hit her
HeirofGondor (2:06:25 PM)
: On the head
HeirofGondor (2:06:30 PM)
: This is Shaw\ba
HeirofGondor (2:06:33 PM)
: shawna
HeirofGondor (2:06:35 PM)
: byt the wayc
HeirofGondor (2:06:47 PM)
: ghhjj jX inHf
HeirofGondor (2:06:51 PM)
: I killed her!!G
HeirofGondor (2:06:53 PM)
: ffdead!G
HeirofGondor (2:07:08 PM)
: that's right. Karen killed me
HeirofGondor (2:07:11 PM)
: Nono
HeirofGondor (2:07:17 PM)
: bSHagffwsfswgsa
HeirofGondor (2:07:25 PM)
: shgggaw
HeirofGondor (2:07:29 PM)
: shawba
HeirofGondor (2:07:32 PM)
: Shawna
HeirofGondor (2:07:38 PM)
: killed kbg
HeirofGondor (2:07:45 PM)
: kare
HeirofGondor (2:07:46 PM)
: anan
HeirofGondor (2:07:51 PM)
: aaaaj8ioee
HeirofGondor (2:07:55 PM)
: she killed karen
HeirofGondor (2:08:08 PM)
: I, Don Carnage, witnessed the whole thing
HeirofGondor (2:08:16 PM)
: But Don Carnage
HeirofGondor (2:08:17 PM)
HeirofGondor (2:08:18 PM)
: s
HeirofGondor (2:08:43 PM)
: and now Don Carnage believes that you will kill them again
HeirofGondor (2:08:47 PM)
: dead!
HeirofGondor (2:08:52 PM)
HeirofGondor (2:08:57 PM)
: oh, the slaughter!!
HeirofGondor (2:09:04 PM)
HeirofGondor (2:09:14 PM)
: Have pity on me on wise Kurty-wurty
HeirofGondor (2:09:17 PM)
: oh wise
HeirofGondor (2:09:32 PM)
: And don't kill your boyfriend either
HeirofGondor (2:09:44 PM)
: Just because he told Kranperj Karnel to name his sweet dwarf after you
HeirofGondor (2:09:53 PM)
: he meant it well

And this is where it started getting interesting. Zoot:

HeirofGondor (2:10:01 PM)
: You'd better watch out
HeirofGondor (2:10:08 PM)
: I heard your boyfriend is out to get you
HeirofGondor (2:10:16 PM)
: You'd better lock your doors at night
HeirofGondor (2:10:29 PM)
: he'll be on a rampage tonight
HeirofGondor (2:10:36 PM)
: he's already killed three people!
HeirofGondor (2:10:37 PM)
: And a gremlin
HeirofGondor (2:10:47 PM)
: My mother
HeirofGondor (2:10:53 PM)
: He killed my gremlin mother
HeirofGondor (2:10:58 PM)
HeirofGondor (2:11:07 PM)
: Say
HeirofGondor (2:11:16 PM)
: If he's a beast, does that make you beauty?
HeirofGondor (2:11:24 PM)
: Just some food for thought there
HeirofGondor (2:11:43 PM)
: wow! She called you beautiful!!!
HeirofGondor (2:11:49 PM)
: My mother did
HeirofGondor (2:12:00 PM)
: That's why your boyfriend killed her
HeirofGondor (2:12:02 PM)
: He was jealous

And Kurt:

HeirofGondor (2:14:20 PM): But now he's mad at you for killing Kranperj Karnel's mother
HeirofGondor (2:14:30 PM)
: So you'd better lock your doors tonight
HeirofGondor (2:14:55 PM)
: In fact, there was talk of Kranperj Karnel getting a new daddy
HeirofGondor (2:15:12 PM)
: But now, no new daddy
HeirofGondor (2:15:16 PM)
: And no mom any more either
HeirofGondor (2:15:21 PM)
: Thanks to you

Then Bushey made the mistake of signing on:

HeirofGondor (2:15:50 PM): i was on the telly once. I fell right off!
HeirofGondor (2:16:09 PM)
: This is Don Carnage
HeirofGondor (2:16:13 PM)
: Speaking to you with my voice
HeirofGondor (2:16:27 PM)
: Have you seen a little gremlin called Kranperj Karnel lately?
HeirofGondor (2:16:33 PM)
: His mother recently passed away
HeirofGondor (2:16:34 PM)
: Actually
HeirofGondor (2:16:47 PM)
: She was helped
HeirofGondor (2:16:54 PM)
: By one Kurty-wurty
HeirofGondor (2:17:09 PM)
: do you know this sinister man?
HeirofGondor (2:17:18 PM)
: i'd watch my back if I were you
HeirofGondor (2:17:23 PM)
: he's on a killing rampage
HeirofGondor (2:17:38 PM)
: he's already killed three people and a gremlin mother
HeirofGondor (2:17:43 PM)
: all because of his boyfriend
HeirofGondor (2:17:55 PM)
: luckily you will probably escape his wrath.
HeirofGondor (2:18:09 PM)
: unless of course you've been calling his boyfriend pretty names
HeirofGondor (2:18:25 PM)
: on second thought, I'd lock my doors tonight if i was you
HeirofGondor (2:18:54 PM)
: where are you?
HeirofGondor (2:19:02 PM)
: why didn't you go to church?
HeirofGondor (2:19:05 PM)
: oh wait...
HeirofGondor (2:19:15 PM)
: Did kurty-wurty already get to you?!?!?
HeirofGondor (2:23:13 PM)
: Don't worry, we'll avenge you
HeirofGondor (2:23:22 PM)
: we're going to make up some wanted posters
HeirofGondor (2:30:48 PM)
: we'll catch him red-handed.
HeirofGondor (2:31:01 PM)
: that is, if you want to help us by being the bait tonight
HeirofGondor (2:31:19 PM)
: All you have to do is sweet talk to his boyfriend
HeirofGondor (2:31:30 PM)
: It wouldn't hurt to make yourself up a little
HeirofGondor (2:31:33 PM)
: Try and look kind of pretty
HeirofGondor (2:39:02 PM)
: oh, by the way... this is the Great Oo speaking.

Bushey's response was:

Darkstar5411 (5:37:08 PM): WHAT the????

And Kurt's response was:

urtykay (5:04:47 AM): W

urtykay (5:04:49 AM)
: O
urtykay (5:04:50 AM): W
urtykay (5:04:50 AM): !
urtykay (5:04:50 AM): !
urtykay (5:04:50 AM): !
urtykay (5:05:36 AM): O.o
urtykay signed off at 5:05:45 AM.

Zoot's Response:

spacecadet726 (9:53:47 AM): um what?
spacecadet726: drugs are bad
spacecadet726 is away at 10:00:23 AM.

So Shawna and I decided that Karen is a bad influence on us. We really did make up wanted posters, but don't worry, we didn't pass them out to random people while we were looking at floor decorations. . . .

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Happy Memories

Are you ever so happy that you hurt? I was that happy last night. I always think in memories--I think, "This was a good time" when I know I'll be able to look back on it and remember fondly all the fun I had.

Last night, a bunch of us went over to Bushey's house out in the country and had a cookout. Paul made some taco salad and stuff while Bushey cooked burgers and hot dogs. While supper cooked, we went outside and drove Bushey's riding lawnmower around (that was fun), played with the neighbor dogs, and played frisbee. Once supper was ready, we all piled around the kitchen (inadvertantly segregating so that the girls got the table . . . :::grins:::: ) and ate a yummy supper.

After supper, we hung out for awhile with guitars in the living room. Then those of us who hadn't cooked the meal cleaned it up. Carolyn and Rebecca left after dinner because they had stuff to do, but the rest of us crowded into the living room to watch The Pentagon Wars. I stayed for the first few minutes, and then went into the kitchen to help Shawna make yummy chocolate chip cookies. We finished the cookies right after the movie ended. Matt, Scott, and Nichole left after the movie. Then we went and looked at stars. But Demildt, Paul, Kyle, and I thought there was somebody else--maybe that was Nichole--anway, they left. The rest of us looked at stars for awhile, and I played the guitar just a little. Then we left (that would be Zoot, Jen, Kendall, Shawna, Kurt, and me).

Ah, that was so much fun. I was so happy to be in a house full of friends, having a cookout, watching a movie, doing dishes, and making cookies. It felt so unbelievably perfect--like what college is, what I'll remember when I look back. I won't remember whethere I got an A or a D in this or that class; I'll remember cookouts at friend's houses, sitting around the brother floor lounge singing praise songs, ordering in pizza to watch "Gilmore Girls" on a Wednesday night, and staying up late to talk about tesseracts and marriage with two of the best friends I've had. This is what memories are made of. God is so incredably good. I'm so grateful for the life I have.

Friday, October 28, 2005

I don't think I've ever been so hurt in my life. I feel like someone stuck a wrench in me, squiggled it around a bunch, and yanked it back out. I think this must be somewhat what it feels like to break up with someone. You know they aren't good for you and that you can't waste anymore emotional energy or time on them, but you still love them so much that you want them to be happy. So that makes it hurt all the worse when they laugh in your face.

You know, everybody used to talk about how great Sam Gamgee was in The Lord of the Rings. They'd wish they had a friend like that. Wasn't Sam so cool for following Frodo? What a great friend. But you know, Sam wouldn't be Sam without Frodo. Frodo had to love Sam back. If Frodo hadn't loved Sam, Sam would have just drowned and there goes Middle Earth . . . So, friendship is a duel partnership, a joint effort, every Sam needs his Frodo.

So, Dr. Olson told me that my homework for tonight was to make a list of all the good friends that I have, because that would be therapy. I think she was right, so here goes.

First, my awesome beyond awesome sister Karen. She's always there for me, loves me, and takes care of me, plus, we have a blast hanging out together.
Next, Shawna who is the best friend that I have ever had. She's the only person I've ever been able to tell everything to. She's so much fun as well. And she loves me no matter what.
I also have the coolest roommate Carolyn, who keeps me from doing things that I'll regret and has fun with me, too.
I've also had really awesome roommates in the past: Amanda and Jodie. Both of them really helped me through some rough times in my life.
Lina was my best friend Freshman year. I never could have made it without her. She and her family have been great in being good friends.
I know I'm gonna forget somebody, but here goes:
And all the other ELH-3 girls who have made my life amazing!
Quad 2 guys (in random order--it's late, so I'll probably forget somebody . . .)!
And all the other awesome guys whose faces escape me at one in the morning when I should be alseep . . .
Good old friends!

All of you have meant so much to me. Thanks expecially to ELH-3 and Quad 2 for showing me that friendship is a joint effort, that people can be my friend as much as I can be theirs, and for showing me that I can be loved for who I am. You all are the best friends anyone could ask for. I love you!


Thursday, October 27, 2005

Goodbye to An Old Friend

Today has been a very interesting day. I just said goodbye to a really old friend. She was the longest and pretty much only friend I had in highschool. We had a lot of fun together. I could tell her things that I could never tell anyone else. She saved me from total depression in highschool. I almost didn't go to college right away so that I could graduate with her. She was the first real writer that I could talk to, and she was the first person in a long time who was my friend with whom I could totally be myself. I can honestly say that she's the reason I'm not an atheist right now, just because she was always so open and real about what she was going through. She wasn't one of those fake Christians who are perfect all the time. She was a real person.

The last part of that chapter of my life is now closed. I'm glad. I really struggled during those years. I fought depression and other hard stuff. I didn't like who I was then. I'm really excited about my future and everything God has for me. But, I'm going to miss her.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A Summary of Fall Break (complete with incorrect spelling and grammer)

Yay for Fall Break and doing three weeks worth of laundry. ;-) On Friday afternoon, Karen, Dave, and I piled into Wendy while Jen, Kendall, Shawna, and Nichole piled into Jen's car, and we departed for San Antonio a mere 15 minutes after our targeted time of departure. We got to San Antonio sort of late, so we didn't do much that night aside from laughing and stuff like that.

Saturday: We slept in, played Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit (Kendall won), went swimming, played Star Wars Trivial Pursuit (after losing for most of the game, I made a mirculous comeback and won ;-) ), and watched Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Sunday: Slept in. After a lunch of good ol' Bill Miller Fried Chicken, Kendall, Jen, Shawna, and Nichole went downtown to the Alamo and the riverwalk, giving me some time with my family. We went to Dairy Queen for afternoon snacks and ate wonderful fajitas for supper. Yay! After the friends came back, we played Who's Line is it Anyway? type games. Then Jen fell asleep on the couch, Nichole read her third book of the weekend, and Shawna, Kendall, and I stayed up til 5am talking. Fun!
Monday: Slept in ;-). After a lunch of leftovers, Nichole stayed at home to read while Kendall, Shawna, Jen, and I went to the Quarry Market where we went to the book store, drank coffee, purused Restoration Hardware, played with Humane Shelter dogs, and Kendall bought a ring in James Avery. We had yummy cooked Salmon for supper and just relaxed that evening.
Tuesday: The plan was to leave by two. We had a lazy morning--doing laundry and packing--and ate leftovers for lunch while we watched some classic Jeeves and Wooster. We didn't leave until 4:15pm. After making sure everybody on my floor and the brother floor had returned safely (and assuming those we didn't see were asleep), I went to bed.

So, all in all, I had a good Fall Break, though it wasn't quite as restful as I had hoped. :-D Wow! A ten minute summery! Now I'm off to lunch. Until next time! NEXT TIME!


P.S. Go to Narniaweb to watch the new Narnia preview! It's great!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Too Tired to Talk

So, yeah. Tired. That's me. Hi, nice to meet you Tired, I am Torrence. Hello Torrence, I'm really tired.

So, we went to play intramural soccer last night, and the other team showed up in our colour. That was sort of annoying. And the refs made us wear the yellow pinnies even though grey has always been our colour. But we had a really fun day. Right up to the broken nose and concussion . . . So, I was at the ER with Kendall, Jen, and Jodie until 1:30am. Then we took awhile to get Kendall's prescription. And then we were hungry, so we ate IHOP. I'm ready to go home. Yay for Fall Break! But first, I have a Spanish test . . . . If I surive, I will post later . . . .

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Picture Time!

Here is a group photo of Quad 2 and ELH-3 when our wonderful brothers nominated Shawna for Fall Fest Queen.

Roommate picture!
Here's a picture of the flowers my date gave me!
And this is me and my date! Kendall is so awesome. He he. We had a blast.
For more pictures, visit My roommate's blog.

Monday, October 17, 2005


I guess it's been a few days, huh? Well, where to begin?

Fall Fest week was . . . interesting. I wound up being almost the one in charge for a lot of the stuff, and it felt like we had very little floor participation compared to last year, but that's probably just 'cause I was doing so much. I know other people did a lot too (especially Kendall!!), but it felt like I was doing almost everything. So I got really tired. And then, Fall Fest didn't go at all how I had planned. It was really fun, so I wasn't disappointed, but it was interesting. A bunch of guys came this year, which was exciting 'cause girls almost always like to dress up and get pretty, so you can figure there will be a bunch of girls, but guys don't always like to get nice. I was really impressed with our brother floor yet again. They came over to meet us at our dorm and most of them acted like gentlemen the whole night. Shawna even asked Zoot to pull out our chairs for us! That was a life-savor. I think guys don't always realize what a pain it is to sit down in a poufy formal dress.

After Fall Fest, we went to the talent show where I played "Suite for a City"! I was so excited, and it went really well! I wish my body didn't react so adversely to preforming, though. My leg was shaking so badly I could hardly hold the pedal. Once the talent show ended, we changed and went to IHOP where I attempted to draw an IHOP map, but didn't do so well. I blame it on the pressure.

All in all, it was fun, even if I was so tired and had so much residual stress that I nearly burst into tears once or twice. I really need sleep, and I really need Fall Break. I'd better go eat lunch before my class.

Monday, October 03, 2005

The Best Brother Floor Ever!

So, I know I already wrote an incredably long post today, and that if I'm not sleeping or getting ready to sleep, I should really be doing homework, but I just have something to say. The guys on Quad 2 are the awesomest guys I have ever known. They really are. We just got back from one of their football games, and they are such good sports. But anyway, part of what prompted this post is how Shawna was just commenting on how the guys are really respectufl and--well, I can't remember the other word she used, but it's true. One of the things that really hurt me and bothered me in junior high and highschool was how when I tried to talk, people would interrupt me or talk over me, and I never seemed to be able to get a word in edgewise which is one of the reasons why I was so quiet and shy when I first came to school. But in the past week, when that happened and I got interrupted, both Paul and Kurt have turned to me and said, "What were you going to say, Annie?" And that means so much to me. One of the other things that used to really hurt me is how I always got pushed out when walking next to people. Maybe it's because I have short legs, but everybody seemed to crowd in until I was walking behind everybody where I couldn't be a part of the conversation. That started to happen tonight, but Matt turned around and said, "I'm sorry, Annie, I'm pushing you out." He's one of the few people to ever notice. Those are just a couple of the things I've particularly noticed lately. All of the guys are thoughtful and a whole lot of fun, too.

I am so blessed to know such awesome guys. I think maybe some of them read this blog every so often, so if you guys are reading this, thanks so much for being respectful and thoughtful and so much fun. I'm so grateful to have you for my friends. You really are the best brother floor ever, and I'm so glad that God brought me to LeTourneau and that Quad 2 is ELH-3's brother floor. God really is so amazing. Thanks for being so cool! May God bless you guys as much as you've blessed me!

So, maybe that was a little sappy, but it's late, and I mean every word (unless I misspelled it . . .).