28 January 2009

25 random things

Paul tagged me on facebook so I figured why not!

here are 25 random things you may or may not know about me...

1. I judge movies based on the fonts of the opening credits...you can thank 4 years of high school journalism for that one!

2. When I photograph people, I make up names and stories for their lives

3. I have a small collection of license plates from different states in hopes of one day opening up a poetry/art cafe somewhere, someday

4. Though I am technically an art major, when I draw...my stick figures are deformed.

5. I will probably take Flintstones vitamins over adult ones for many more years

6. I secretly want to quit school and become a pool shark.

7. I love traveling and airports...I think it's because I like to watch people so much.

8. I have a photo series of church signs and kids on leashes.

9. One of my favorite jobs i've ever had was working for Santa and getting to dress up as Bumbles.

10. Sometimes I go on long drives just to rock out to Dutch techno.

11. I'm self-conscious about my toes because my sisters used to call them short and stubby. Link this with why I love squishing my toes into sand to bury them so much!

12. I currently have 7 different styles/colors of duct tape in my room.

13. The only vanilla I like to cook with is Watkins original double strength vanilla.

14. I tend to stop saying one thought and jump to another before finishing a sentence. This annoys some of my best friends a lot!

15. If someone touches my ears I tend to have a Chuck Norris type reflex I cannot stop.

16. I'm not a big fan of chocolate unless it is in the form of mini snickers or ice cream...Sour Patch Kids; however, are a quick way to get to my heart.

17. One of my dreams is to purchase a cake from Charm City Cakes, but I fear I couldn't come up with a worthy enough idea.

18. I used to be able to stare into the sun for 5 minutes straight as a kid, and now I have a stigmatism...go figure!

19. If my sheets aren't clean before bedtime, I will stay awake longer just to watch them then go to bed dirty.

20. Sometimes I buy movies based not on if I love them, but if I think friends would watch them with me.

21. When I played softball in high school, I used to illegally wear a cross necklace under my uniform just to remember why I played.

22. I've only been skeet shotting once, but I fell in love with the sport!

23. Texas-shaped cooking objects make my heart happy,

24. I've seen two armadillos in my life and both were right after my grandfather's passed.

25. When I went skydiving, my chute didn't open...luckily the reserve chute did!

Bonus fact :: I secretly die inside every time someone thinks my Holland flag is French or that Dutch is the same as Deutch.

21 January 2009

it's all happening...

I applied for graduation today. Paid ASU 40 bucks and freaked out just a little. I graduate from college in less than 4 months...when did this happen?!?!?!?

20 January 2009

movin' to the country...gonna eat a lot of peaches

I'm really perturbed at the people from Bayer Health Care. For years I've been buying the same daily vitamins and enjoy knowing they would never change. They changed!!! I cannot stand the injustice! Who would add peach into the Flintstones mix?!? Was grape, orange, and cherry not perfect enough? Why must people always try to change things that are great as is. The peach flavor tends to infect the greatness of the rest and my morning vitamins just aren't the same.

Peach flavors should be reserved for cobbler and summer days, but not in my vitamins. Please Bayer, correct this wrong!

12 January 2009

Excuse me Sir may I have another...

"We don't wish for the easy stuff...
we reach for the things that are big, out of reach." -Grey's

I think it is so true that we are never content with what we have. People are always looking for the bigger house, fancier car, better mate, or higher paying job. We want more. We are in the current financial situation in America as loans were approved for people to purchase larger houses that remained empty and were not used to be filled with people or houses way larger than one could afford or need. Status symbols such as these strip society from its ability to function and leave envious hearts discontented.

It is the same with spiritual matters. Africa is the Hollywood of missions as one of my friends once referred. So many want to travel there to be "good" missionaries, and yet by looking into places God may not be calling, there is a sense of telling God, "what you have in store for me is not what I want." It is the same thing when I think on being a single woman. Sometimes I am told I intimidate men by following God or if I think I am "called" to be single.

Well, I believe I am "called" to be single at this point in my life seeing as how I well...I am single. So I wish that to be God's will for my life later on...no. I desire to be a mother, wife, and co-laborer in fighting the good fight with a spouse. But right now God has me single for a reason and I am not going to pout and turn my face blue with where I am right now because I feel so blessed to have the ministry God has given me in Tempe right now! Truly, even if at times it is harder than not!

Whatever happened to "my grace is sufficient for you?" God's got all we need. Who are we to throw the fire escape out the window and look on to the shiny, bigger and better world Satan is trying to lure us with. The more we turn our eyes from God's desires, the more Satan grins.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. -Philippians 3:12

11 January 2009



I'm back from all of my adventures home in Tempe, AZ! Updates to come! In the meanwhile enjoy and feel free to discuss artistic interpretation on this piece I found at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC! :)

God really did a lot over the last part of break and I'd look forward to catching up with many of you on what I intend to do after school and would love to catch up with most of you anyways! Gods zegen voor ons!