Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Morsel Of Truth

As of today my life has officially been changed.

Friends, I have been a huge supporter of the N'estle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe for a long time now. I have been known to refer to it as "the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe". While I stand by my opinion, one pivotal ingredient has changed everything.

I switched from the semi-sweet morsels to the milk chocolate.

Oh sweet heavenly days.

It happened totally and completely by accident, since I wasn't paying attention at the grocery store (I knew God couldn't have given me ADD for no good reason).

And now I will never be the same.

Maybe I should take it as a sign to look for other places in my life to try new things. But, I think my world has been rocked enough by the milk chocolate morsels for today. Honestly, what would be next?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Open Mouth, Insert Wedding Dress

I'm very used to making a fool of myself. It's a process that I have become very familiar with over time. No matter how great my intentions are I just open my big mouth and then disaster strikes. Occasionally, if I am really lucky I succeed in embarrassing others as well as myself. And that is just what I did last night at Homegroup.

My sweet Homegroup leader was talking about how she and her boyfriend were everything BUT engaged. As close to being engaged as possible, they've talked about it and he's saving for a ring and whatnot. Well, this was the moment I decided to put my two cents in and share some of my wisdom... A.K.A.- the moment I wished I could be swallowed up into a hole and die.

I told this sweet girl that I had once had a friend who was pre-engaged and had ended up buying her wedding dress and then the couple broke up. So I warned her not to buy a wedding dress before she was engaged. Here's the problem, first of all, it's not polite to tell someone that because some other friend of mine had her pre-engagement cut off she will too and second of all: JUST SHUT UP! Why didn't someone just tell me to shut up? Because what happened next was truly mortifying.

I started to try and backtrack by saying that she didn't seem the type to buy a wedding dress before she was engaged. At which point she explained that she did, in fact, already have a wedding dress because she has been engaged before.

And then I made things so much worse by incredulously asking "Are you going to wear it?"

Yes. Yes, she is.

The sound you hear is my face melting off from embarrassment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Bunny Eggs

Each Tuesday night my friend Yumi and I have dinner together. It's a tradition that we take pretty seriously. A lot of times during our meals Yumi will ask me to explain some crazy American thing because she is from Taiwan.

Over dinner tonight we were discussing our weekends, so I told her all about going home and seeing my family. I also told Yumi about going to church on Sunday to celebrate Easter and she asked me what my church did for Easter. She wanted to know if it was a special service or if we did anything unusual for Easter Sunday.

I quickly gave an overview of the Salvation Story (if any of my Bible professors would have been there they might have cried at the convuluted mess of broken English I spewed out- but that's neither here nor there). I explained that Good Friday is good because Christ took our sins to the cross with Him and on Easter we celebrate His resurrection and our own new life.

Then, she asked me the sweetest, most wonderful question ever:

"Ok. But why is there a bunny?"

Oh man. Now that I'm thinking about it I'm a little sad that this is what people take away from the whole Easter experience, but at the time all I could think about was the laughs. I do think that I eventually managed to make up some correlation between bunnies representing new life and our new life and whatnot.

I'll be honest- I wasn't even buying it.

After all of that explanation she had just one more question:

"Ok. But why does the bunny have eggs?"

Monday, April 13, 2009

If You Like It Than You Shoulda Putta Link To It....

A Few of my Favorite Things:

1. High School Musical 4? Yes Please.

2. This story has kept me laughing for a week!

3. Nothing quite says "He is Risen" like six feet worth of legos.

4. On a more serious note: this post reminded me of His faithfulness and sovereignty.

5. I have no number five, but I could not make myself stop at four. So, number five will be that I have some leftover jellybeans from my Easter basket that are calling my name.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Oh, How I Wish I Lived A Life Worth Blogging About.....

I may be the most boring person known to man. Sad, I know, but true.

There is drama in my life, but it mostly involves the crazy people in my life who are just too hard to explain in writing. Sometimes they are too hard for me to explain to myself.

Here's the run-down of my life lately:

1. I just watched the Ben Stein movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. It was incredible and really thought-provoking. I have been telling everyone I know all about it.

2. My students competed in Solo and Ensemble and did REALLY well. I was super proud of them.

3. Katy came for a visit. One pizza and a few vampires later, it was confirmed that we are truly best friends for life. Sometimes things change, but that doesn't always have to be a bad thing- sometimes it just means that you adapt and grow with the changes. Luckily for me, this is one of those friendships that continues to blossom.

4. I went to the most awkward class ever tonight. One of the students and my professor nearly had a smackdown. I don't believe I've ever seen such rudeness in real life. It was highly dramatic.

5. I am getting ready for Easter weekend and I'm going home! I plan on dying Easter eggs, playing with all the kitties and puppies at my parents' house and hanging out with my BFF Chels. Because nothing says He is risen like baby animals and your friends.

I am officially all listed out. Whew.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

'Obsessesion' Is Such A Strong Word......

But I may very well be obsessed. And you will be too:

Miranda's Free Singing Lessons may have made my life complete.

After watching it you should probably discuss it with me so I can hopefully undo any and all of the damage she managed to do to your voice in a short five minutes.

Also, once you've seen this one please check out her rendition of "All I Want For Christmas Is You". I promise that, if for no other reason than her tinsel tiara, you will not be disappointed.