Why the name "bLog in Your Own Eye"?

Matthew 7:3 - 5 "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."

We should all endeavor to think rightly about ourselves and graciously about one another. We all have specks and logs in our eyes.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Updates/Ease on Down the Road

WHOOHOO!!! My Exams are totally finished now, and I received a very nice grade on my Spanish exam (thanks Mrs. P!) I haven't gotten my grades for Logic or Omnibus. I would say I'm excited about school being out, but that would be lying, because I still have school to do over the summer. Not all of the subjects, but just a few that got neglected during the school year.

I plan on working for my Dad's business this summer doing administrative things and such. That will be a nice way to learn how things work at an office. :)

We're going on vacation this week! It's gonna be lots of fun. Especially because we get to go to New York City to eat in a restaurant and see a matinee show of Mary Poppins on Broadway. I am very very very excited. The only drawback is that we need to leave for NY at 6:30am. But I'm positive it will be worth it. We also get to go to Hershey Park. I am not a fan of roller coasters, or violent rides. I mean, if I scream on the kiddie roller coaster at the fair, I can't picture myself doing too great on full size coaster. ;) But I'm hoping I get to see some shows they have there as well. :) Plus they have a bunch of water parks and all there. :D I hope to get many a groovy picture while on this trip, and I might post some up here when we get back.

Also, later this month, we are going on a trip to the mountains to see family, and to have a gala for our TV show On the Run News. Now, if you have not looked at the site, or watched any videos, you are missing out. We started it as just a fun way to spend our time and remember it, and with the latest technology and such we have been able to post it on the internet. Fun, right? If you watch these videos and don't like them, that's because you don't understand the point of them. We have no point, other than to make each other laugh, and hopefully others. So please, go check it out and leave a comment!

I watched a movie last night. Guess what it was. It had the king of pop, Diana Ross, and a yellow brick road. I watched The Wiz. I must say though, I hate watching movies on TV because half of the show if commercials. The movie overall though was OK. It's the same old story, Dorothy get's taken to Munchkinland in a "snownado" (as my Dad calls it) and meets the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tinman and the Lion. It has some parts that are kind of unnerving to me, but the old Wizard of Oz scared me too. The music is great, including my favorite, "Ease on Down the Road". Very well done dance numbers, et cetera. It wasn't the best movie ever, but it definitely wasn't the worst.

Well, I need to move on to other things now, and you probably won't see me till I'm back from our trip. So, adios, au revior, adieu, see you later. :)


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's De-Lovely

Well, I had a link up to a song I love, but after listening to it all the way through, the guy (who i've never heard of) added words to it that weren't in the original. Henceforth, the link will not be here any longer because he ruined the song by adding all that junk. Anywho, if you can find the old version (preferably the Donald O'Connor version) you should listen to it. :)


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jousting, theft and exams

A lot has happened since my last post. So here I am to give an update.

First, you're probably wondering about the title, and thinking we may have been robbed. Nope. I was referring to the lovely, must-see movie my family just saw. If you know me very well, you know that I love old movies. L-O-V-E them. They are the best. The movie we saw (released 1966) is titled How to Steal a Million, and it stars Audrey Hepburn (gorgeous lady) and Peter O'Toole. It is a romantic comedy and it's definitely worth your time. Even my Dad liked it (and that means a lot, because he usually doesn't like those kinds of movies). So, right now, go find it somewhere and watch it. You will love it.

My youngest sister did a reading program a few months ago and won a coupon thing for a chance to go to a dinner theater called Medieval Times. It was the awesomest thing EVER. It is this huge castle-like building, that has medieval things everywhere. The give you paper crowns when you walk in, and tell you which knight to cheer for at the tournament (in our case, it was the Red and Yellow Knight). So we had Dragon Soup (tomato soup), a Baby Dragon (a big hunk of chicken), Dragon toes (half a potato), Dragon fingers (spare ribs), Dragon tongue (bread slice). And then an apple turnover that didn't have a fancy name. The food was good; and I think it was the first time I'd actually eaten dragon. ;) The acting was awesome. Everything was very well done. So if there is a Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament anywhere near you, be sure to visit it sometime. The only thing that bothered me about it, was how commercialized it was. The main room where you wait to be seated had gift stands on every wall. It was quite an eyesore. But other than that, it was great.

Then I have exams. I could use lots of prayer on them! I only have three and that's good. So I might not be posting for a while due to exams, then a trip right after exams. But I might find time to post something.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Lost Art of...

Cooking. I say it's a lost art because it is. I went on an economics field trip last week, and found out that less than half the food bought in the US is from grocers. People are going to restaurants more than buying and cooking their own food.

I live in the South (And yes, I'm proud of it). Southerners love food (I'm no exception). Way back then, when couples had 10 or more children, the mother would 1) need to know how to cook and 2) be able to cook enough (if not more) for everyone in her family. Now-a-days, these wonderful recipes have been passed down through moms and daughters, so that these foods will stay alive in our culture. The only thing is, with restaurants, most people don't bother to cook much anyways. What a shame this is, because I've had the food that has been passed down through generations, and boy, is it good. If a recipe can last a hundred years, do you think it's worth eating? You can decide that. Time is a great test.

For a few years, I could only cook cereal (with milk!) and Kraft mac and cheese. But, I am very thankful to say I can cook more now (e.g. peanut butter and jelly). Well, I might be exaggerating just a tiny bit, but I'm close enough. One thing I can make somewhat well is salsa. I'm not kidding. My family loves salsa (at least I do) so it doesn't last long. I also found a recipe from my Spanish teachers blog for Pico de Gallo, and I must say- it's great. Here is the recipe while your interested:

Pico de Gallo

4 red, firm and beautiful tomatoes -chopped-

1 small onion thinly chopped

4 tbsp chopped cilantro



1/2 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp olive oil

mix all together…and it is ready.

(taken from Daily On My Way to Heaven)

Anywho. Cooking truly is an art; I can tell even from the little (very minuscule amount) experience I've had. I am looking forward to a lifetime of learning how to make wonderful foods. And I encourage you, if you don't cook much, to break out of your comfort zone and try it out. It's fun. For those of you who do cook, keep at it. It will not go unappreciated.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Here is a little thing about the ranks in the title. (From my Mom's highschool band teacher)

Freshmen don't know, but they know that they don't know.

Sophomores don't know, but they think they know.

Juniors know, but don't know they know.

Seniors know, and they know that they know.

There is no purpose for those other than it's a nice thing to ponder.


Saturday, May 01, 2010

Cakes, Candles, and Presents, oh my!

Well, my birthday happened to be yesterday. It was great. My family is awesome, I love them so much. I'm not just saying that because of all the wonderful presents they gave me, but because they're always there for me.

The gifts: 2 Harry Connick Jr. cds, a volleyball, Poptarts, socks, a belt, super cute owl earrings, a Michael Buble cd, toothpaste (it was a convenient time to run out...), a cute t-shirt, some palmetto tree earrings aaannnddd wonderful time spent with my family. :) There are probably other things to add to this list, and sadly I can't remember everything. But it was all great.

Thanks to all my friends who sent me a note, y'all are awesome. :)

Anyway, I had a wonderful Friday. Not quite sure if I'm ready for another week of school, much less exams that are in a few weeks. So much to do, so little time. I have standardized testing Monday and Tuesday which will be "fun" (not really, more of kinda irksome). So a busy few weeks are ahead.