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25 September 2008 @ 04:01 pm
Today's National One Hit Wonder Day. Whole albums or entire ouvres can be quite impressive, but more often than not, individual songs have the largest impact on us. Which one hit wonders have played a major role in your life?

"The Macarena" by Los Del Rio (1996).
Fourth and fifth grade would not have been the same without it.

And, while I couldn't find it in VH1's list, I am certain that "Baby Got Back" was a one hit wonder by Sir Mix A Lot...and without this one, no place where dancing is envolved is complete (i.e., wedding receptions, high school dances, rallys, birthday parties).
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Hollow Again. by Project 86
08 September 2008 @ 02:22 pm
if any of you are interested...i have a new blog.


this is the one i will be updating regularly...so i just thought i'd let you all know in case you were interested...

02 September 2008 @ 10:30 am
Things you are afraid of: failing. dolphins. losing a friend because of something i did. missing out on the plan God has for me. losing sight of who i really am, even if just for a second.

Things that make you laugh: playing taboo far too late at night. playing any game with the people of EPIC. inside jokes. big sunglasses. silly pictures. looking back at pictures of random times with friends. jumping rope. bandanas. jeffrey doyle’s insane sarcasm. walking in the rain with sarah ashley.

Things that make you cry: for sad reasons – death. coming to the conclusion that i didn’t do something to my full potential. getting hurt (both physically and emotionally). for good reasons – God. seeing Him work in young people. seeing something i have wanted for so long become a reality. realizing that at the end of the day, God still loves me: no more, no less.

Things you love: God. family. baby brothers. cousins. best friends. EPIC uth. worship. interning at the church. living with my family. long talks with savy driving around in my car. running through the sprinklers. late nights with friends. spontaneous worship with christian, chrisopher, and savy in my kitchen. texting. watching God work in young people. ice blocking. the Dodgers. USC football. TUHS home football games. fall. tattoos. taking pictures. road trips, especially ones to visit friends.

Things you hate: wearing real shoes. people backing out or flaking out. fake people. saying goodbye to people i am close to.

Things you don't understand: how people can listen to music and not respond in some way. how people can sit at church during worship or a sermon and not pay attention. why people come to church if that’s all they are going to do. calculus. greek, but not for long.

Things you're good at: leading. music. talking. having compassion for the lost. taking direction. learning from my mistakes. creating crafts. taking pictures. smiling. laughing.

Things you suck at: knowing when i am wrong. driving. being able to disconnect from a situation. handing over things when it becomes overbearing.

Right now you are: sitting at work. completely happy with where God has brought me. sad the summer is over. happy to be opening a new chapter with amazing new friends. glad God, and Brimhall, allows me to serve as a leader for EPIC.

Twelve facts about you:
1. i have had at least one x-ray on every part of my body.
2. i share a room with a rabbit. his name is Malt.
3. my baby brother is my best friend. and he is also over a foot taller than me.
4. i moved only once before turning 18. since, i have moved 5 more times.
5. without God, i have no reason to live.
6. i will be going to Zimbabwe next summer.
7. praying with christian matthew lucas changed my life at summer camp oh-eight.
8. i have one real brother, two step-sisters, three step-brothers, and two nephews, one niece.
9. i am closer to my paternal cousins then most people are to their siblings.
10. i could listen to any type of music. i love them all.
11. i am in my last year at cal state bakes.
12. ministry tour oh-eight was possibly the greatest trip of my life.
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: none.
02 September 2008 @ 09:53 am
If you had to give up one of your five senses, which could you live without?

in order to answer this question, i will have to go through the five senses and see which ones i CANNOT live without to determine which one is expendable...

to hear - music is my life. without being able to hear things, i would go insane. so, definitely not this one.

to see - at first, i thought that this one would be the one i would give up, but i love photography and reading far too much. while i could learn to read braile, i could not go without photography. so, not this one either.

to touch - i'm on the fence about this one. while i'm not in a relationship right now, i do think that if i ever was in one, i would want to be able to feel while holding their hand, or kissing them. so, not this one.

to taste - i'm not really big on flavor, and if i gave up tasting it would mean much cheaper food for me. i could buy whatever was on sale, regardless of what it was, because i would just need nutrition, not the taste. but i do love me the in&out burger, so i don't know. probably not this one.

to smell - my nose is plugged up half the time anyway now because of my stupid allergies. to i think i might give this one up, but only if it didn't interfere with my tasting abilities.

...your thoughts?
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: who is this king? - by pocket full of rocks.
If you were stranded on an island with a fictional character, who would it be and why?

Jack Sparrow. He got off the bloody island TWICE and still didn't use his gun. Plus, he always seems to know where the rum is and how to have a good time. Yes, definitely Jack Sparrow. <3
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: blankblank
Current Music: nothingness.
21 August 2008 @ 10:40 am
Care to reminisce about some favorite (or not so favorite) summer memories?

This summer was the greatest summer of my life. I learned so much about myself, and about the company I keep. My summer kicked off with an amazing trip to Ontario, CA and Las Vegas with my youth group for MT 2008 (Ministry Tour). So many inside jokes and memories were created on this trip and it was a great way to hit the ground running for the summer. I became incredibly close with quite a few of our kids at EPIC while the summer continued. And as the summer came to a close, we went to Summer Camp in Pinecrest. Reggie Dabbs, gah! I could talk about his awesomeness for hours, but I'm sure you don't really want to hear all about that. But Summer Camp was a completely unforgettable experience. I am so glad that the momentum we started back in Las Vegas has continued a blasted us through the summer and onto the next school year. I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year and 2009 has instore.
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: none.
If you could pick any TV show that has been off the air to come back for one more season, which show would you pick and why?

There are so many that I love that were not given the proper chance when on the air. I loved Freaks and Geeks, so that is definitely on the list. Also, my cousins and I have been watching Popular lately and I would love for that to come back, too. OH, and I always loved Salute Your Shorts, Hey, Dude, and Pete and Pete when I was little, and it would be awesome for those to make a comeback. =)
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Carla talking over the cubicle wall...
14 August 2008 @ 08:40 am
Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?

Life is what you make it.

Live a life full of love.

Make Waves; Drench people for Christ.
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: the intense typing of co-workers.
13 August 2008 @ 11:59 am
If you could invent one thing and make it a reality, what would it be? Why?

not just for humans either, for everything. no more need for large crazy highway type things, just teleportation pads/boxes for EVERYTHING. and these would of course have to be mobile (since this is already far fetched, why not take it to the extreme) and be able to be turned off so you can store it without teleporting your storage place.

and, i love the idea of a water proof iPod...
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: none.
12 August 2008 @ 01:05 pm
Do you think Heath Ledger deserves the Oscar for his role in the Dark Knight?

If you know Hollywood at all, you know that they honor the dead at the Oscars even more then they do the living. Plus, I think even if Heath Ledger HADN'T died he would have at least been nominated for his role. Its a shame that people will think he just won the Oscar because of his death, because I think he deserves it. Joker is by far the best character I have seen portrayed on screen in a LONG time. Heath did an amazing job and should go into the record books for it.
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: curiouscurious to see what others say
Current Music: people talking over my cube.