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RANDOM SASSY-NESS…

I am too tired to finish the thoughts I had rolling around in my brain this evening.  I had jury duty Wednesday and my brain has been fatigued ever since.  I will write about that later this weekend.

Before I try and sleep, however, I must empty my brain of all the random thoughts so it can rest. 

RANDOM SASSY-NESS
– It’s interesting how we’ll let someone go free because of reasonable doubt or burden of proof, and crucify others with no proof at all.

– People will use rules, regulations, peer pressure, superstitions, and so many other conquerable obstacles to keep themselves separated from real love and friendship… “safe” from loving and being loved in return for so many silly reasons that may even seem logical at the time.  It makes me so sad and angry to watch people do this to each other, yet, I am guilty of this… and I’m guilty of allowing others to be reckless with my heart because of this.  Shame on you.  Shame on me.

– Yes, I did buy coffee at the store this week.

– That “knower” inside of me… I can still hear the Voice.  I can’t explain what a relief that is.

– My niece reminded me tonight that life is short and flies by and suddenly that little girl is almost a woman… and getting her learner’s permit. 

– If that activity/person/thing sucks every creative instinct/urge out of me, and that creative instinct/urge is what keeps me sane… I have some changes to make.

– We have this red, white, and black duck in the pond at work we can’t identify, but until we know what kind of duck he is, we are going to call him Joaquin.

– It’s a sad day when people feel that they can’t express themselves because people don’t understand them or their ideas, and so they hide their ideas away instead.  Can you feel the loss of something you were unaware of?  I believe I do, because, even if I don’t agree with you or your ideas or beliefs, I miss the challenge of working out the surety of my own ideas and beliefs.

– I need to learn to fight harder for what I know is right, for the people I love, and for my sanity.

– Your eyes betray you as much as mine betray me.  The first one that blinks… yeah, I don’t know what the heck that means right now either.

– I have to keep my mind and heart open… because the narrower my mind gets, the harder and colder my heart gets. 

– “Well, that’s just who I am,” only cuts it for God.  The rest of us have to change and grow, or we’ll never be anything like Him.  We will simply become irrelevant and fade away or just be a thorn in somebody else’s flesh.  I think, even as humans, we can be better than that.

– New ideas aren’t the enemy.  Being complacent enough to believe the old ideas are as good as it gets…is.

– The tension of tradition and a fresh direction is worth the pain.

– Listening to the Voice and doing the right thing is its own reward.

– I could do this all night, but I think I’ve siphoned enough off my brain to sleep.  We’ll see.

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DISCOVERIES (2009)

Yeah, yeah, so the fever of list making has finally hit me. 

DISCOVERIES IN MUSIC

Owl City

Lady Antebellum

Jack’s Mannequin

Seabird

Barcelona

Interestingly enough, I owe most of those discoveries to Joe Ben, who is always ahead of me in discovering great music.  Thank goodness he’s the type of guy who shares.

Song that brought me to my knees: “How He Loves” by the David Crowder Band.
And I can’t let this post go by without mentioning Steve, the computerized drum kit made by Bwack, and one of the songs off the David Crowder Band’s Church Music CD called, “God Almighty None Compares.”  You can see Steve in the upper center of this video and you will enjoy some of the best guitarmony I’ve heard in a long, long time!

DISCOVERIES IN BOOKS

The Dune series by Frank Herbert

The Shack by William P Young (led to an incredible moment in my life)

“Leaf by Niggle,” from Tales of the Perilous Realm by JRR Tolkein

Tales of Beedle the Bard, by JK Rowling (these really are great kids’ stories)

DISCOVERIES IN MOVIES

Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar)

JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek and I LOVE it!

Boondock Saints I & II (thanks, Green Onion)

Video that made me laugh out loud:  David Crowder Band – Twitter Will Kill You

DISCOVERIES IN TV

I really miss Chuck.

24  Just started watching this year, thanks to Joe Ben… and Season 7 is all I’ve seen.

A show I loved, Battlestar Galactica, aired it’s last episode (though spinoffs abound) this spring.

Another show I loved that was well acted and written, Kings, did not make it to season 2.

DISCOVERIES ABOUT HOUSTON

It really can snow in Houston and it can snow two years in a row.

You can be completely covered (with just your face showing) in near freezing temperatures, and mosquitos will still attack you.

DISCOVERIES ABOUT MYSELF

I do like wearing hats that do not have team logos/company brands on the front. 

I love taking pictures and I hope to continue to learn and to take my photography to the next level.

I enjoy being female (hence another hat and purse purchase earlier today. I still blame Mish).

Heartbreak is a painful experience, but it isn’t fatal or final… and I’d rather hurt than feel nothing at all.

Hope is still a tattoo-worthy word.

Courage is a lot scarier than one might think but worth every drop (weather that be blood, sweat or tears) it requires of me.

Going with the flow is a lot less exhausting than fighting change.

I am stronger than I think I am.

I have a long way to go, but I am slowly but surely moving forward.