Thursday, September 27, 2007

catch phrase

Ever played Catch Phrase? There's two teams, the word holder is passed to you, you have to explain the word, without saying it. (ie. if the word is "football" you could say "Joe Montana played this sport!") Once someone from your team guesses the word, you pass it to the other team and a new word appears. But it's like Hot Potato because if time runs out and you are holding it...the other teams wins a point.

So anyway, we're playing this last night at the college group. It's late, we're all high on candy someone bought at the store, but we are REALLY into this game. Gung-ho. We are shouting out answers left and right, trying to win.

Someone on my team got the word holder and studied his word. He then smiled and looked up. But then he realized time was almost up, so he said really fast, "Oh ok...World War 2!!! She kept a diary! It's a book now!!!"

A girl on my team frantically screamed "HELEN KELLER!!!"

I nearly wet myself.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

i like to pop, lock, jam, and break

I love dancing. I really do. It is my favorite type of exercise. It's a full-body workout and it is so dang fun. Last semester, I took a jazz class at a nearby dance studio. I hadn't taken a dance class in years so it felt so good to be back in the swing of things. This semester, I decided to switch it up. I am taking a hip hop class! I have never studied hip hop and I've always wanted to. So I went for it.

We've only met three times but I am already in love. It is amazing! We meet Monday nights for an hour. There's no better way to kick-off my week. Every Monday night I race home and find whatever roomates are around so I can show them my new dance moves. Way too much fun!

I hope to one day be as good as these kiddos:

Friday, September 21, 2007

my issue with Halloween costumes

We have a college event tonight that I needed costume pieces/props for, so I headed to our nearby party store/halloween headquarters store. After grabbing what I needed, my attention was caught at a wall filled with Halloween costume pictures. They had hundreds of pictures of men and women dressed in certain costumes. In each picture there was the price, and a number in the corner. So if you liked the costume you would just tell an employee the number and they'd grab it in the back for you. Sweet! No digging through rack after rack and having no idea what it would look like when you put it on. Not that I dress up for Halloween anymore, but it makes it convenient for parents and their kids, I guess.

So the left of the wall was filled with costumes for males. And I gotta admit...they looked pretty cool. You can be a medieval soldier! Captain Jack Sparrow! A superhero! A football player! An astronaut! A wizard! Darth Vader!

And then I got to the female section.

Lord, have mercy. I was beyond annoyed. Every picture, I mean EVERY picture was of a woman who looked like she was missing half her costume. Some of my thoughts were as follows: When did Alice in Wonderland become a hootchie-mama? Poor Strawberry Shortcake...her innocence is gone in that trashy ensemble. Hmmm....I was recently at a ballgame and I don't remember the umpire being female and wearing knee-high tights with her low-cut striped top. What's this?! When did the medical profession permit their nurses to wear that get-up?!

I was already feeling sassy from the day I was having, so I was SO tempted to go up to an employee and ask, "Do you guys have any costumes that wouldn't make me look like a porn star?"

I know I'm being totally sarcastic, but I have such an issue with Halloween costumes. Guys get all the cool ones...AND their costumes cover up their entire body. Woohoo! That's awesome! And then jr. high and high school girls go looking for a costume and their choices are things like Sexy Cheerleader. Argh.

Thanks for letting me rant. I am taking deep breaths right now. Dang, I sure got fired up.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

what in the WORLD!?!?!

This morning I walked into the Student Ministries office and was saying hi to everyone. I unlocked my office door with my head still turned to the side, talking with a co-worker. When I turned my head back to look inside...I screamed.

My walls were covered in pictures of two of my students: Cameron and Jared. It looks like they photo-copied their faces, made a million copies, and then taped them up everywhere.

After I got over the initial shock, I started laughing. What in the world?!?!

So now I am in my office, trying to work on my computer...and it feels like I have 200 Camerons and Jareds just staring at me. Ahhh! It is a very strange feeling. And it smells very strongly of paper and ink in here.

Gotta love college students.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Sarah is trying to simplify her life. Or more specifically, her room. Oh yes. Sarah is not sure why she is typing in the third person, but there ya go. This past weekend, Sarah tackled her desk drawers. There were three bags for crap to go in: 1)trash, 2)recycle, and 3)Goodwill. It is amazing how much stuff one can accumulate over the years, isn't it? Bleh. Simplify simplify.

Then, Sarah took a deep breath and began to work on her closet. This project will be a much longer one. But oh, the joy when it will be over! Things will be neater, more organized, less cluttered, and all that is no longer in use can be put in their proper place (ie. the trash, the recycling bin, or the Goodwill). Simplify simplify.

Anyone else love the cleaning, organizing, simplifying process?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

crazy week

Yeah, it's been a crazy week. I feel like I've been the epitome of a basketcase. I've been praying tons for help with the ministry, but until that happens, I feel like I'm doing 4 jobs at once. There is some good news on the horizon though: I am interviewing two guys for our male intern position and I have a female adult leader coming to check out the college group next week. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of many people wanting to be involved and love college students. =)

I need to sleep...

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Office marathon!

I don't know how many of you out there are Dunder-Mifflin fans like myself, but I bought Season 3 of The Office last week and I marathoned it this weekend. An Office marathon is much easier than say, a LOST or Grey's Anatomy marathon. Those shows are an hour and take a lot of dedication to get through. But because The Office is only a half hour show, it seemed to go by much quicker.

All I know is that I LOVE Toby's character, Creed weirds me out, I love the bat episode with Angela stopping, dropping, and rolling on the floor, Dwight and his pepper spray was awesome, Michael says the most awkward things and I cringe and laugh out loud at the same time, and I have a little crush on John Krasinski (aka: Jim).

Bring on Season 4!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Locks O' Love

I got my hair cut today. You know how no one smiles in their "Before" picture but then they look so happy in their "After" picture? I tried to follow suit.

If you have 10 inches or more of hair, you can donate it to an amazing non-profit organization called "Locks of Love". Check 'em out:

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Fall Kick-Off

Tomorrow night, the college group kicks off for the fall semester.

Here is what I need:

- a part-time male intern
- a slides/video/AV intern
- adult leaders

Here is what I have:


I'm trying not to freak out too much. I know it's silly to worry because God is going to provide. He always does. Why do I doubt? Why do I fret? I guess it's hard because I feel all alone and I cannot (and do not want to) lead this ministry by myself. Ack!

On a more positive note, I have student leaders and they rock. I took 5 of them away this weekend on a retreat (one couldn't make it). We enjoyed getting to know each other and talking about the college group, what it means to be a leader, etc.

Ok, back to work...