Tuesday, March 30, 2010


labdanum |ˈlabdənəm| (also ladanum |ˈlädn-əm; ˈladnəm|)noun. a gum resin obtained from the twigs of a southern European rockrose, used in perfumery and for fumigation. • The rockrose is usually Cistus ladanifer, family Cistaceae.

don't tell your doctors unnecessary things. just trust me. i work in insurance. and we look at everything.

i eat a..l.o.t. of chocolate. i'm pretty sure when the doctor takes my blood on thursday, chocolate might come out... is this is a medical concern?


penumbra |peˈnəmbrə|noun ( pl. -brae |-brē; -brī|or -bras )the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object.• Astronomy the shadow cast by the earth or moon over an area experiencing a partial eclipse.• Astronomy the less dark outer part of a sunspot, surrounding the dark core.• any area of partial shade.

God called my name on Sunday at church. Audibly. It was scary. And it also made me laugh because I turned around thinking someone behind me whispered my name and the people behind me gave me that look of, "What?" with surprise on their face. Then I cried the rest of the day because I realized that my dreams are coming true.

this cccrraaaaazzyy life.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


mondo |ˈmändō|adverb & adjective informal. used in reference to something very striking or remarkable of its kind (often in conjunction with a pseudo-Italian noun or adjective) [as adv. I think it's going to be mondo weirdo this year, Andy.

This week flew by. I can't believe it's already Saturday again. And I have almost no plans today. Is this really happening??

My thoughts are all over the place. But I know I'm in the right place at the right time. God's in full control and I am so thankful.

I'm going to do it.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


cloche |klō sh |nouna small translucent cover for protecting or forcing outdoor plants.• (also cloche hata woman's close-fitting, bell-shaped hat.
I have been having some CRAZY dreams. I can't even mention them here.

I think I eat too much chocolate.

I am frustrated today. Discontent. Disappointed?

What does one deserve?

Femme Fatale via It's Mary Ruffle

Sunday, March 21, 2010


entelechy |enˈteləkē|noun ( pl. -chies) Philosophythe realization of potential.• the supposed vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system or organization.• Philosophy the soul.

I found my book list:

  1. Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
  2. Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper
  3. Operation World: 21st Century by Patrick Johnstone
  4. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  5. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

Saturday, March 20, 2010


affable |ˈafəbəl|adjective. friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to an affable and agreeable companion.

I have read, am reading, or have been recommended some great books recently. Here they are:

1. Howards End by E. M. Forster. This book seems to be written long before it's time. Great tale of the clash of the classes. Staged in London in maybe the early 1900's?
2. The Business Solution for Ending Poverty by Phil Smith & Eric Thurman. Just was recommended to me today by the sweetest girl, Abilyn (I think that's right or I could have totally just made that up; nevertheless, she goes by Abi) that I met today. Non-fiction about microfinance loans and the authors' views of how to end poverty. 
3. The Bible by God. It's just a classic. Gets better every time. :)

[There are probably a few more but I just can't remember them right now. I know - I'm super unuseful/unhelpful/a tease.]

Today was so unexpected! I had one plan that was just planned last night, and this morning I ended up adding like 3 more new things to my day! Good times with new and lost friends enjoying the beautiful weather. Tomorrow should hold some great plans as well. 

I do wish I could share all of this with Michael though. Would it be the same? Our lives are so different. I wonder how we would change if we were together all the time. Interesting...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


rathe |rāð; raθ|adjective archaic, poetic/literary(of a person or their actions) prompt and eager.• (of flowers or fruit) blooming or ripening early in the year.

I am worn out today. Didn't do much more than normal, but I am so so tired.

Pluses in the next few weeks:

1. Get to see Mona again this weekend - put luck with Persians! Couldn't be happier. 
2. Game night with Sallie + friends I haven't seen in forever. Lots of goodness all at once.
3. Relaxing Michael weekend. Don't have enough of those so this will be cherished.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Artemis |ˈärtəməs| Greek Mythologya goddess, daughter of Zeus and sister of Apollo. She was a huntress and is typically depicted with a bow and arrows. Roman equivalent Diana .

Home is so nice. My parents are super. Get filled up on healthy food and some unhealthy food too. Great conversation with my mom. Car wheels are realigned. Everything taken care of.

Off to see the BOY!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Audubon |ˈôdəˌbän|Audubon, John James(1785–1851), U.S. naturalist and artist. His most notable work is The Birds of America (1827–38), in which he portrayed even the largest birds life-size and painted them in action.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have accepted an assignment with the Peace Corps. Yay! I will be stationed in Central or South America doing business advising with a youth program. I leave in AUGUST! Needless to say, I am very excited. SUPER thrilled.

And I am also sick. I think I have a little virus that doesn't allow me to eat anything. Boo - I'm trying to gain weight, not lose more!

LOOK at the huge beach picture in this living room. LOVE IT. The City Sage via House of Turquoise

Naturally I choose a picture of a cupcake shop. Enjoy Cupcakes via Design Sponge

Sunday, March 7, 2010


coracle |ˈkôrəkəl; ˈkär-|noun(esp. in Wales and Ireland) a small, round boat made of wickerwork covered with a watertight material, propelled with a paddle.

I'm on a roll - two posts back to back!

I caught up with my studying (thank the Lord) so now I can kinda-sorta relax. For a few days at least. I know this is going to pay off one day... on June 7, 2010. But the bummer with these June tests (CFA last year, LSAT this year) is I totally miss Spring and the beginning part of Summer! So by the time I finally get out there by the pool or at the beach, I am a white bunny! But that's probably better for my skin anyway... boo skin cancer.

On to more interesting things... Duke Law School is now at the top of my list. Yale is waaaaaaay too much money. Peace Corps Fellows will give me a minimum of $5,000 per year to go to Yale. That's still $40 G's coming out of my pocket buddy! But I think Duke will give me a little more. I'm waiting to hear back from the admissions rep. Ah the woes of a student. Or wanna-be student.

And that is my exciting thrilling adventurous superfluous life.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Utrillo |oŏˈtrēō; yoōˈtrilō|Utrillo, Maurice(1883–1955), French painter, chiefly known for his depictions of Paris street scenes, esp. of the Montmartre district.

Wow I have been away for far too long.

Let's catch up to speed here:
1. I am happier than I have been in a few months because I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel! Yes, dead-end job turns into joining the Peace Corp or doing missionary work. Hallelujah!
2. Michael is at the beach and I am so jealous. 
3. I am a studying machine. LSAT will be owned in June.
4. I am very busy. I would like to take a break now, thanks.
5. My beloved grandma passed away on 1/30/10. I think you missed that, no?
6. My brother is home with my parents. He is still a wild child and unlike me or my parents. Why/How? Just accept it, that's all. And PRAY that he does not do anything else stupid.

One day I will be writing to you about my adventures in Zambia/Ivory Coast/Kenya/Paraguay/Costa Rica/who-knows-where-and-who-cares. I can't wait. But for now, I will leave you with extra pictures since I have been gone for so so long.