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double standards [Sep. 14th, 2008|12:21 am]
[Current Mood |frustratedfrustrated]
[Current Music |SNL]

OK, so I usually don't like to get political, but I'm just bugged by something & wanted to vent. I'm frustrated with people who say Palin has no experience - I'm sorry, but how much experience does Obama have (and he's supposed to be able to lead a country?)? Um, has everyone forgotten that he was only elected to the US Senate 4 years ago? Yeah, I know he was a state senator for a while before that, but it's not like he's the most tenured politician, so the fact that the media uses the "no experience" tag for Palin is just annoying. I totally can't stand double standards! Sorry, just had to get that out. I'm done now.
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MLB Final Man Widget [Jul. 6th, 2008|11:12 pm]
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Vote for Brian Roberts!!!

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Thankful [Jul. 3rd, 2008|11:32 pm]
[Current Location |home]
[Current Mood |thankfulthankful]
[Current Music |Chain of Love - Clay Walker]

OK, so I never blog.  All 2 of you who might read this entry know that I just don't blog (as you can see by the fact that my last entry was over a year & a half ago).  However, something happened today that I felt was really worthy of a blog, so here goes.

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just know, & can feel, that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, God is there with you (I mean, besides the knowledge that God is with you all the time - does that make sense)?  I've had a couple of those instances in my life, one being today.  I was driving home from New York this afternoon (after visiting some family the past few days), and was in southern Jersey, when all of a sudden, my back left tire blew out.  This has never happened to me before, but I've always kind of had thoughts that something like this could happen, and that I'd be in the middle of nowhere, by myself, and I'd be stuck. 

Well, that was pretty much the setting today, in Morrestown, NJ.  Having a tire blow out, while going 65mph on a 4 lane highway probably isn't the safest thing.  But anyway, I was able to quickly pull over to the side of the road (thankfully w/out running into anyone or damaging my car further), and immediately called my mom.  As I got out to look at what happened to my tire & as I checked to see if I had a spare (which, thankfully, I did), I, of course, started to panic.  Not a moment later though, I looked up and saw a truck (kind of like a tow truck, but not quite) had stopped ahead of me on the shoulder, & was backing up toward me.  Then out stepped Duane, the man I'm determined whom God sent to help me.  He asked if I needed any help, so I told him what happened, and without even a second thought, he proceeded to change my tire (which he did in under 5 minutes, with the highway traffic zooming by at over 65mph).  He advised me about how long I could last on the spare, and about how not to be fooled by the tire guys when I went in to get a new one - he really was the sweetest man.  He wouldn't accept any money from me, but just wished me a happy 4th, and went on his way. 

Totally amazing and totally God.  As I continued my drive home later, I was quite overwhelmed by the whole situation, and overwhelmed by the realization of how much God really does love me.  I mean, what are the chances that this totally willing & able stranger would see me on the side of the road (literally minutes after I'd pulled over), that he'd stop, and help out, without asking for anything in return.  Again, totally amazing & TOTALLY God.
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Switchfoot [Mar. 12th, 2007|11:05 am]
[Current Mood |rejuvenatedrejuvenated]
[Current Music |American Dream - Switchfoot]

All I have to say is, Switchfoot is AMAZING!!  Yay for fun times with fun friends & an awesome band!  Only wish I had brought my camera...
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x-rays [Feb. 26th, 2007|09:49 pm]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Over My Head - The Fray]

So, I had my first x-rays today.  Well, I'm pretty sure they were my first.  I mean, I've gotten teeth xrays before, but does that really count?  I don't know.  Anyway, my wrist has been bothering me off and on for the past few months, so I finally went to the doctor to get it checked out.  We'll see if the xrays show anything, but my doc thinks it might be arthritis - ack!  I'm 24 and could possibly have arthritis - that would stink a lot.  But we'll see - gotta see more doctors first. Fun times.

Well, I guess that's pretty much it - I'm still new to this whole journal thing, so yeah.  I'm excited that baseball season is getting up and running - yay for Opening Day being only a little over a month away.  It's gonna be a busy spring with concerts, ball games, the LC retreat, and just life in general, but I'm excited!  Sorry this isn't more, but I'm way sleepy & still have to make my lunch for tomorrow!  Later!
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New Orleans! [Jan. 30th, 2007|11:43 pm]
[Current Mood |thankfulthankful]

Ok, so I'm new at this posting thing, which basically means that I have no clue what I'm doing. But instead of trying to remember everyone's email, I thought I'd post here about my New Orleans trip (I'm sure I'll end up emailing too, but I thought this might be a great thing to start me blogging - we'll see :) I'm just gonna post my daily journal entries from the trip, instead of trying to write one cohesive thing..we'll see if this works.  

Short summary of what I was doing in N.O. - a group of 5 of us from my church went down to Covington, LA for a week - this is about 45 min. north of the city, located across the 24 mile bridge, called the Causeway (it's a really long bridge).  Our task for the week was to follow up with people that had been previously helped by the church (had work done on their property, houses, etc.) & just to see how they were doing, & to pray for and encourage them - it was awesome.

Oh, and here's an interesting link I found that shows the process of the storm - check it out: http://www.nola.com/katrina/graphics/flashflood.swf

Here's a link to my facebook page that has all my pictures: http://smcm.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2011286&id=115200705

If you're not on facebook, try going to this Kodak photo album - I'll add photo details later when I've got some time: http://www.kodakgallery.com/AlbumMenu.jsp?&view=1&page=1&sort_order=0&albumsperpage=&ownerid=78351703311&navfolderid=2007
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