Friday, May 25, 2007

Black Eyeliner

I'm finding that there's something rather appealing about a manly man who wears black eyeliner.

The liner worked for Tobey in Spidey 3,
but I'm thinking that perhaps it was the new side swept bangs
that made him so appealing.

The liner has always worked for Johnny in Pirates, but perhaps it's simply the addition of the blacker than black mascara that makes him so appealing. I wonder what brand of mascara Johnny uses. That's all I could really think about as I watched him in Pirates 3 today.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


This is my friend Cynthia.
She's funny, witty, smart, cute and petite.
She's also a great listener and a primo "packer".

Friday, May 04, 2007

My Grandma

My Grandma was a soft woman of strength.

A woman who unknowingly showed her strength by openly sharing her weaknesses.

A woman who loved so selflessly and taught me so much.

I'm going to miss my Motc a lot.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


In the past 10 months I've learned a lot about friends. I guess sometimes it takes a major life change to force you to look at something realistically. I've been able to really sit back and consider what a true friend is to me. I've realized that my perception of friendship has been skewed in the past few years. Coming here I've learned who my true friends are. It's been an interesting, yet difficult process, and at the same time I am all the more grateful to God for those true friends he has placed in my life. I've realized that some who I considered friends in the past are simply mere acquaintances. I've realized that there are some who will always be faithful and some who really don't care. There are some who have been more supportive than I ever could have imagined and some who have disappointed me and abandoned me. I have realized that some friendships can be encouraging and some can be damaging to me. In the process some friendships have ended and new ones have begun.

As I've learned about my friends I have examined myself as a friend and realize that I can be viewed in all the ways I have seen my friends. I am merely an acquaintance to some, I am a faithful friend to others , I have stopped caring for some and I have supported others. I have disappointed some and abandoned many. I have been an encouragement to some and damaging to others. Some of my friends have forgiven me and some don't want to have anything to do with me.

I have been blessed to have many types of friends and through those friendships both the ones that have grown stronger and the ones that have ended, I have learned a lot about who I am and who I want to be.

Most importantly, this process has forced me to take an intimate look at my greatest Friend and I have begun to truly comprehend that even if all my friends abandon me, He will never leave my side. He will not stop caring. He will never disappoint. He will never abandon me. He offers only encouragement and undeserved forgiveness. He is the reason I live and the reason I die. He is my hope and the greatest example I have of a friend. Through Him I can learn everything I need to know about who I am and who I can be.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

wanting to be home

It has been rough being here these past few weeks. I think of all the challenges I've faced during this internship, and this time has definitely been the most challenging yet has helped me to see things clearly. Being away from home right now is really tearing me apart. I know there's nothing I can do by being at home, but I just want to be with my family right now, not because they need me but because I need them.