31 March, 2009

Hope Deferred

Lesson: If you wake up every morning to see what new offerings monster.com has, or eagerly await a phone call indicating someone's interest in your resume, you'll be disappointed. Eventually.

I thank God I was disappointed earlier rather than later. Yet another way in which I find that God is my all in all. Yet another way that I find my identity in the Cross wavering.

30 March, 2009

Musical Profiling

A friend of a friend recently drew up musical profiles of our mutual friend's blog readers. I was one of them. I find the results to be quite amusing.

My Top Ten Bands (on 28 February 2009...this changes constantly)
Antonio Vivaldi
Georg Friederic Handel
Joshua Bell
Mute Math
Seamus Egan
Michael Buble
Imogen Heap
David Crowder Band

My Profile [my edits are in brackets]
Probably oldest of the 3 [who responded to my friend's post]
Quite [quiet?] Reflective Type
Financially Stable

Amusing, no? He was wrong about being oldest, and I am not quiet (though I am reflective). And I'm financially stable compared to some, so I guess that's accurate, too. How accurate do you think it is?

22 March, 2009

7 Layer Bean Dip

In a super large platter (make sure it has a lip), layer:

1st Layer - 2 cans bean dip (mild or hot)
2nd Layer - 2 cans guacamole
3rd Layer - 1 c. sour cream mixed with 1 pkg. taco mix
4th Layer - 1 bundle of green onions, chopped
5th Layer - 2 tomatoes, chopped (drained)
6th Layer - 8 oz. pkg. Cheddar cheese
7th Layer - 1 sm. can black olives

This recipe has worked for me twice so far. It's great! My apologies to those who are looking for original content...thoughts on Mako Fujimara are forthcoming :-)

21 March, 2009


So much good music exists. Allow me to expound.

Animal Collective
I learned about this band because of an acquaintance. She's a sweet photographer! And the band is weird. I love their sound. I hope they play a concert in my city some day soon.

This band I saw live at my sister's school. It was the first live music show I'd seen in months...besides Open Mic Night, which isn't really a show. Anyway. It was so worth the hourlong drive. Fantastic people. The lone female in the band was a mentor, of sorts, when I began to play violin with the worship team at church. I bought a CD, which I had no plans of doing. I have plans of not buying anything until I make $3,000 for Zambia, but apparently music is addicting.

Last Wednesday, I met a personal hero. More on that after I sleep a bit.

16 March, 2009

Pray For Ian

Pray For Ian. He needs it. God has worked wonders in this man's life, and I am praying for more. :-)

10 March, 2009

More Artists

Three blog posts in one day?! I know...I'm making up for lost time (I think). These artists use geometric patterns in their work, and I find it amusing, inspiring, and curious. I found them via Joanne Mattera's blog

Composition 69 by Julie Karabenick

The Primrose Path by Steven Alexander

Why do I find such things interesting? The color placement, mostly. The way the colors interact. The ways the shapes interact. It's not always the idea behind a painting that makes it fascinating to me. In fact, it is rarely the subject of a painting that I find interesting, but the subliminal inferrations (yes, I just invented a word) and the techniques the artist used to depict the subject.

09 March, 2009


Remember that homeless girl I met? I saw her, and her friend, and her boyfriend the other day. I didn't have time to stop and talk, but it was good to know she's still in town and that the weather is much nicer than it was when I met her.

...Time Flies Like A Banana

Terry @ Bent Objects makes me laugh. Most of the time.

The Dug-Out

Why do you lie with your legs ungainly huddled,
And one arm bent across your sullen, cold,
Exhausted face? it hurts my heart to watch you,
Deep-shadow'd from the candle's guttering gold;
And you wonder why I shake you by the shoulder;
Drowsy, you mumble and sigh and turn your head...
You are too young to fall asleep for ever;
And when you sleep you remind me of the dead.
~~St. Venant, July 1918