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11 August 2008 @ 02:11 pm
What do you want written on your gravestone and why?

I looked back many days and found this one, which I didn't not answer on the day it was posted...

I want it to say...

"Jamie Clarice Hooker (other last name if I'm married by then)
November 6, 1987 -
She lived out loud. She lived to love. She made waves."
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: the hunger. by fireflight.
11 August 2008 @ 01:04 pm
What would you consider to be the single greatest invention in the history of the world? Why?

This one is unbelievably tough for me. I have so many things that were invented that I love and use everyday. I would have to say that paper and ink (I know this is technically two, but get over it) are the greatest invention. Everything that I love dates back to these two objects. Without them, the printing press never would have happened. Books, writing, and post-its would never be known. So ya, paper and ink. =)
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: something greater. by olivia the band.
04 August 2008 @ 02:26 pm
...taken from my lovely cousin, Crystal.

1. First Name: Jamie.

2. Age: 20.

3. Location: currently...work in Bakersfield.

4. Occupation: current...Internal Communications Assistant for Chevron Corporation in their Energy Center location. future...Youth Pastor (location TBD).

5. Partner? still looking, although the search is not a priority.

6. Kids: EPIC uth.

7. Brothers/Sisters: the only real sibling is Jeffrey Doyle. 16. he has big dreams in the music industry and is currently starting his senior year of high school. i refer to him as my baby brother even though he is over a foot taller than me and is more of a best friend then anything. step-brother Brian. 21. graduate of Musician's Institute. currently in L.A. i am closest to him out of all my step-sibs. step-sister Janell. 23. also a graduate of Musician's Institute. currently pursuing a rock-star dreams with her band, Inflight Nymphs. step-brothers Kevin (24) and Melvin (27) and step-sister Skyla (17). i don't talk to them much. my dad is also raising my nephews and my neice (Melvin's kids): Alex (8), Aaron (6), and Teryn (5). i have many cousins who are like siblings, too. Josh (29), Crystal (28), Crystin (26), Ian (25), Jenn (24), Garret (21), JM (15), Kersti (21), Tanner (16).

8. Pets: none. but i claim Jeffrey's turtle, Rocky.

9. List the 3-5 biggest things going on in your life:
a. Finding God's path for my life.
b. Being a role model and leader for EPIC.
c. Finishing up my bachelor's degree.
d. Figuring out how to pursue my career past May.
e. Raising money for next summer. Zimbabwe.

10. Schools: I graduated from Taft Union High School in 2005 and am currently finishing up my Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism emphasis, Religious Studies minor. I plan to graduate in June, 2009.

11. Parents? Mary, my mom. She has had some insane health problems, but through it all she still praises God everyday. She is my inspiration. Kevin, my step-dad. He understands me and is supportive of everything I do. James, my dad. He is like a best friend. I can talk to him about pretty much anything. Lesa, my step-mom. It took almost 3 years, but I think our relationship is finally where it needs to be.

12. Who are some of your closest friends? Outside of my family...
Alisha Rae. the bestie. she has been there through it all. we have been best friends since we were four, and i do not know how i would have made it this far without her.
Sarah. my seestar. she is the easiest person in the world to talk to. she was there when my world feel apart last summer and she helped me pick up the pieces.
Savannah. my Savy. she helps me talk through things in life that I myself do not understand.
KayLoni. Kay. the greatest listener ever.
Lorel. my other half. she just gets me. we can hang out and not even speak, yet understand everything that is going on inside.
Christian & Christopher. the twins. Christian is someone i have felt connected to from the beginning. we are so much alike it is unreal. Christopher is the one i know will always be there and will always tell me the truth, even when it hurts.
Kelly Lowery. PK. he is my hero.
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: here in my life. by hillsong.
04 August 2008 @ 01:39 pm
Do you miss anyone right now? What past experiences with this person, or these persons, make it easy for you to miss them?

I miss every single one of my kids from summer camp. We spent 5 days together, with every waking moment in each others' presence. We stopped the noise of the world for a brief time and listened inward to what God was telling us. My kids are the best. Camp brought out the best in them, and I miss being around them to experience their youthful joy and their amazing passion. God called them to greatestness this week, and their answer was yes. I know that they are strong, but I worry about the counter-acting strength of their world back home. I know that they need to be on their own to prove to themselves, and to God, that they can stand against the storm. Even though I know this, it doesn't help my fear that some of them won't make it. I wish I could be there to let them know that God will never leave them. I wish I could be there to show them love whenever they feel like the whole world is against them. I miss being able to love on them and show God through me. I know that this is God's will, but it doesn't make it any less tough.

I miss being around my kids 24/7. Even though they are young, their insight into life is unbelievable. I know that I could discuss things with anyone of them, and get amazing feedback because they all know how to listen inward to God. I wish I could've had that when I was their age...but God had a different story in mind for me.

My feelings about the whole issue, along with some dialog with Savannah and Zach, have shown me yet again my call to full time ministry. What I have known was a call to missions of some kind for a while now has been added to. I think I'm called to be involved with missions AND youth. How, you may ask? No clue. But that's my favorite part of how God works.

Lord, not my will, but yours...
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: wonderful God. by Hillsong.
24 July 2008 @ 02:24 pm
If you could have dinner with anyone at all, dead or alive, famous or not, who would you go with? Out of anywhere in the world, where would you eat?

1. breakfast with audrey hepburn at tiffany's.
2. dinner with my great-grandma ola. she would cook at her house.
3. dinner with mary at the eifel tower to catch up.
4. dinner with andre ethier. just some good ole dodger dogs at the stadium.

Current Location: work.
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: down, set, go. by underoath.
24 July 2008 @ 02:09 pm
I've decided that I am going to not have a list of 100 things to do before I die. It makes me feel like I have to have 100, no more, no less. So, with inspiration from the movie of the same title, I am creating my own "Bucket List." This list will have to specific length. I will add to the list as I think of things. I will keep the list in the same pad of paper for the rest of my life. I will record in this book when and how I complete each item. I will take pictures of me completing the items and will post them with the number of the item in my home somewhere.

This is my determination...
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: fully alive. flyleaf.
24 July 2008 @ 08:42 am
Do you have a remarkable phobia? Does your phobia have a large impact on your life?

1. i hate dolphins. not other fish too, not sharks, just dolphins. i cannot be near anything that has a dolphin on it, no picures, balloons, dolphin toys, nothing. hearing the noise that a dolphin makes can sometimes send me into a panic attack. to be honest, this fear started with something really small, but has progressed into this strange-ness.

2. i hate people dressed in costumes. i cannot take pictures with them at disneyland, i cannot be around them on halloween. the princesses at disneyland are fine, but if their face is covered with a mask of any kind, i cannot stand to be within 100 feet of them. this one i can explain. i have no idea what kind of person could be hiding other there, and that creeps me out to no end.

3. i hate feet. i don't mind looking at them from a safe distance, but you better not touch me with them or i may fight you. if you just took a shower, it is possible that your feet won't bug me if you just touch me for a second, but dirty feet i cannot stand.
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: the man on the other side of the wall talking.
23 July 2008 @ 08:29 am
How do you feel about Pluto's recent demotion? Should it still be a planet?

Poor little Pluto. =( It never had a chance against the mean, old scientists. So what if he's small and follows his own path, he should still be a planet...

Pluto...we are one in the same...
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: adrienne talking to kiana.
22 July 2008 @ 08:24 am

i'm totally on this CD cover...
you should check out the free-ness...phil wickham is awesome!
Current Location: work.
Current Mood: sillysilly
03 July 2008 @ 11:57 am
TEN random things about me:
1. i don't live in one place. i live in three. they span over 120 miles.
2. i look at least three years younger than i am.
3. my first truck was wrecked by my baby brother. i drove it for three years, he drove it for three months.
4. road trips are one of my favorite things.
5. it snowed in Vegas my first time there.
6. i love metal music.
7. i can play something on every instrument in the band except tuba.
8. even though i changed my major three times, i will still graduate in four years. i have black magic.
9. i was on cruches seven times in high school.
10. i am allergic to almost everything.

NINE ways to win my heart:
1. sing me a song while playing guitar.
2. plan a picnic.
3. make me dinner.
4. cuddle.
5. be ok with my complete randomness.
6. be cute around kids.
7. have a strong faith.
8. adapt to my crazy family.
9. surprise me.

EIGHT things I want to do before I die:
1. go to Uganda.
2. skydive.
3. put my feet in the Atlantic Ocean.
4. pet a giraffe.
5. read the entire Bible.
6. ride in a taxi.
7. go to New York City.
8. go back to Mexico on a missions trip.

SEVEN ways to annoy me:
1. make fun of me and mean it.
2. be rude to my brother or cousins.
3. argue with me about something i KNOW i am right on.
4. make fun of believers.
5. say something is stupid without trying it.
6. lying.
7. acting differently around different groups of people.

SIX favorite things:
1. running through sprinklers.
2. lazy days.
3. text messages.
4. Bible studys with close friends.
5. praise and worship.
6. music in general.

FIVE things I'm afraid of:
1. failure.
2. messing up God's plan.
3. missing out on something i was meant for.
4. dolphins.
5. creepers.

FOUR favorite items in my room:
1. computer.
2. books.
3. pictures all over the walls.
4. bed.

THREE things I do every day:
1. eat.
2. text message.
3. devo.

TWO things I want to do right now:
1. leave work and hang out with XTiNA.
2. go to a metal show.

ONE person I want to see right now:
1. Alisha. It's been way too long since i saw my bestie.
Current Location: Chevron.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: i don't feel very receptive today - underoath