Reuben, what is he dippity doin'...

I just downloaded this song.  It makes me happy.  I really wanted Do Not, but they didn't have that one, much to my dismay.  Right now I'm uploading some CDs so I can sync them to my very old and crabby iPod.  It keeps randomly freezing up when the battery gets low.  So, I guess I just have to keep it charged.  I can handle that.  Unless that isn't the problem, in which case it's probably only a matter of time before my $50 iPod breaks and I have to go spend the money on a new, less temperamental one.  I think I decided that an 8gig is sufficient, but now the question still remains -- iPod or Zune?

I am a bit afraid of my new soft spot for hip-hop.  That's a little scary.  I almost hope it doesn't go beyond TobyMac and John Reuben.

We are going to the pool, I think.  It's sort of cold outside for the pool, and stuff.  I don't know how I'm feeling about that.  I kind of want to go, but I don't really feel like swimming.

Tonight we are going bowling with all of our favorite families.  That will be lots of fun, I think.  I like bowling, despite the fact that I'm pretty horrid at it.  Hans and Leighanna know this well.  They've bowled with me.  I think it's fun though, and I'm excited to hang out with my favorite people.

Wednesday we went to Adventureland!  That was lots of fun.  I regret to report that I did not go on a roller coaster.  I seriously, seriously, for real will get sick.  And that wouldn't be fun for me or for the people I would wind up throwing up all over.  So, I'm very sorry, but I just can't do it.  *sigh*

I need a job.  I wonder what kind of hours would work out with school and everything.  I should probably talk to Mom about that.  I'd kind of like to apply at Cafe Diem in Ankeny, since it's right across from the DMACC campus, and I love it there.  Liz works at this copy place that needs a lot of help, so that's an option too, but it sounds pretty boring.  I would like to have a cool job, but it's entirely possible that I might just have to get a normal one.  And that's fine.  I might not even get a job, so it's not like any of this is fo' sho'.

I missed a person and now that person is home.  *grin*  Just thought I'd put in a good word about that.

I listen to Christmas music in August.

136 days until I turn 18.  My phone is counting down for me.

School starts on Tuesday.  That is so weird.  Senior year.  I'M SO OLD!  Goodness.  I'm practically an old lady.  I don't know if I want to have senior year yet!  I think I like being a junior.

Shawn McDonald's first CD = awesome.  I have fantastic taste in music, if I do say so myself.  I love the music I pick.

I miss dcTalk so much.  Those were the days, man.  Things just aren't the same without them.  That was a good band.  Few compare to the awesomeninity and fantasticness that was dcTalk.  I am listening to It's Killing Me from Supernatural right now.  I am blown away by how great they were.  Just great.  Like apple pie.  Just awesome.  (This paragraph is a good example of when I rattle off stuff because I don't really know what I feel like saying)

*gasp*  Jesus Freak isn't in it's case.  WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?  There will be blood over this.  Good gracious, neither is New Way to be Human.  Donde esta las buena musica?  No esta bueno, mi amigos.  No esta bueno.  (Dang, my Spanish rocks.)

I am so weird today.

Okay, I should probably get ready and decide if I'm going to the pool.  I am still in my awesome pink pajamas.

Mara Tenille


  1. 1) Weird. In the past couple of months, I've also developed a soft spot for hip-hop, and mine's mostly John Reuben, but I indulge in some other stuff, occasionally, mostly LA Symphony, but TobyMac just doesn't cut it for me as much as he used to. I find it easy to get bored listening to him.

    2) Favorite people are the best thing in the entire world. Unquestionably.

    2.5) Bowling is fun, too.

    3) It's okay; everyone whose opinion matters loves you despite your indisposition to roller coasters.

    4) I applied at the coffee shop in Plain City, and the next week, they closed. *sad*

    I hope you have better luck than did I.

    5) See Paragraph 2.0 ;)

    6) Pssh. You're just a child, yet. Or the spryest old lady to ever scurry 'cross this existential plane.

    7) Those were the days. *sad*

    8) I read an ad in Skymall for adult-sized footie-pajamas.

    The ground shifted beneath my feet, I think.

  2. I second Hans' #3.

    I just realized I'll miss Switchfoot which makes me uber disappointed but I also found out I'll be there for Seventh Day Slumber, Family Force 5, and Day of Fire the last of which I didn't know was going to be at Lifelight. So not seeing Switchfoot isn't demoralizing. Wait that isn't the right word or is it... I can't think of the right word but you know what I mean.

  3. Watching your brothers wrestle you down and tickle you this morning was hilarious. Too bad they're so small and you're so strong. You need to get taken down every once in awhile. Like once a week. *laugh* Although, Ian had a pretty good tackle when he bear hugged you and rolled you over the ottoman onto the floor.

    Have you taken your coat off yet? *laugh*

    Maybe you could apply for a job in Ankeny in the late fall to start working the following semester. You'll be 18 by then and it sounds like you won't be carpooling so you could just stay after classes into the evening. You keep praying, we'll keep praying and God will let us know. You never know what amazing things He has in store for you.

    You've been very joyful. The end.