Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Yesterday I was four with twenty years experience; today I am half way to fifty –25. Steve says I have a crazy outlook on age, maybe he’s right. Whatever the case its my birthday and that makes me happy. I still enjoy birthdays –you get cake!

I also like birthdays because they are an opportunity. An opportunity to look over the past year and ask if its well live and set challenges and hopes for the next year. (similar to a New Year resolutions, but not) So, these are my goals for the next year, thought it was fitting, 25 challenges for my 25th year:

*Challenges completed will be indicated by the colour blue*

1 Dye my hair blue
2 Jump out of an airplane
3 Climb a mountain
4 Learn to snowboard
5 Run a half marathon, which is huge cause I’ve never ran more then 6km
6 Learn how to make 25 new dishes/meals
7 Fly a kite
8 Know/memorise/ really understand 6 biblical passages
9 Take a long road trip
10 Make a snowman with my sister

11 Finish the Simiarilion
12 Have a garden
13 Finally put to paper the stories I tell my sister, that’s right Pogo fans the stories maybe immortalised at last
14 Draw 12 pictures, one a month
15 Make some huge castle fort out of Lego (Bill and Jeff I might need your help, do you have any of your old kits still?)
16 Climb a tree
17 Go on an over night hiking trip
18 Take my mom out for a special dinner, it would have been a surprise but she reads my blog
19 Visit a city I’ve never been to before

20 Go bowling
21 Take a college class -continuing learning
22 Watch a play (high school, local or Broadway)
23. 25 meaningful conversations about God
24 Do a really challenging puzzle (either many pieces, or same picture on both sides or something)
25 Host one of those murder mystery dinner parties

So, those are my goals. As each goal is reached I’ll post the results plus monthly reports on the few that are more continue. That’s more for my own accountability. I think I’ll go with five with twenty years experience and not half way to fifty.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Your Hair Should Be Blue

Wild, brilliant, and out of control.
You're a risk taker with an eye to the future.
The results make me smile. Its fits with life goal of a new hair colour.
Yeah, for blue hair!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Nemesis, Mud, and Other Sundry Items

Photocopiers hate me.

It’s hard to get out of ruts.

I miss pizza and tacos.

TV is addictive.

Lent is long. And it is easier to give things up then change a heart.

The word sundry* makes me smile.

*sundry -(adj) various; miscellaneous: a purse containing keys, wallet, and sundry items.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Lent Notice

For those who saw me "on" wasn't really me.

I didn't sign it. It was just my computer acting up while I was in class teaching. And people don't believe in AI, while my computer has a mind of its own.

So yes everyone I still have a week to go. And I wasn't trying to be rude when I didn't respond...I wasn't here and didn't know I was signed in. Weird.

See you in a week MSN

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Seven of Nine

All these sevens keep my mind coming back to Seven of Nine. Just another reminder that I am a geek. I am a Star Trek fan (fan not sure if I have a favourite series. I was really getting into Enterprise. It saddened me when it ended). It was worst in high school, whenever something happened I would be thinking, "this is like that one time on Next Generation…" I like sci-fi.

Geek -yes but I am okay with that. Oh, and one of my all time favourite movies is The Last Star Fighter. Classic.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Seven of Seven

So this is the last of the sevens, the list title is "Seven Friends You Want to Do This List of Sevens" here goes:
1. Matthew
2. Aaron
3. Steph
4. Missy
5. Damien
6. Anna
7. Robin
8. Jen
9. Sarah
10. Anyone else interested

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Six of Seven

Seven Activities I Enjoy (in no particular order):

1. Reading
2. Walking, hiking, and at times running
3. Journalizing (that is a real word)
4. Drawing/painting
5. Camping
6. Watching TV
7. Being with friends

Bonus answers: knitting, finishing a puzzle, public speaking, soccer, singing childrenÂ’s songs, movie watching, blogging

Five of Seven

Seven Things I Hate:

1. Wet Socks
2. Pastors using the pulpit to teach opinions instead of God’s Word
3. Being yelled at
4. The commercialisation of Christianity
5. Double standards
6. Hypocrisy
7. Poor theology in Sunday school lessons/VBS/Jr. Church

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Four of Seven

Seven Places You Might Like to Visit Before You Die (not in any particular order):

1. The Louver, Paris, France
2. Tiananmen Square, Beijing ,China
3. Sistine Chapel and Vatican City, Rome, Italy (and the rest of the country)
4. Sea of Galilee, Israel…and since I’d be in the area Bethlehem, the Jordan River, and Jerusalem would be a nice bonus
5. Ireland
6. India
7. Galapagos Islands