Shins and Bats

I forgot to mention how our demo went for the opening of the new Jackie Chan movie. It was pretty cool for a last minute thing. There was quite a crowd that watched too. We did a kata, broke some boards (I broke a board with my forearm), bo tai sai, a fight demo (aka Jackie Chan, broke concrete blocks, and someone broke two baseball bats (at the same time) with his shin! There was one of the local radio stations there a bit after us and she broke a kids board on the air..LOL. I did get a cool baseball hat though, and that will come in handy when I start back running again. Well.. thats all for now!

Highland Games

Today we went to watch the ‘Alabama Highland Games’ and it was really fun, seeing everyone in kilts and listening to the bag pipers. It sends a chill through me each time I hear 100+ bagpipers start playing Amazing Grace. I checked out some of the vendors trying to find a certain Celtic symbol I want on a necklace.. but it looks like I’ll just be getting it made by someone. The food was good too.. however I didn’t try the haggis..LOL. I did find a new food that I like, its called a Scotch Egg (thanks for the recommendation T). Its a hard boiled egg, covered in a layer of spicy sausage, dipped in a batter, then deep fried. It was rather yummy!

Well.. time to run change clothes and decide what’s for dinner tonight. I think I may cook chili…yummm that does sound good!



We got a little surprise from Isidore.. a nasty roof leak in the master bathroom… so now I’m waiting on roofers to come and give us an estimate on the repair. Thats not the only thing… after thats fixed.. then its time to call someone to repair the ceiling in there too! I guess when it ‘rains it pours’ hahaha.. no pun intended!

ok..ok.. I know I missed

ok..ok.. I know I missed two days of writing, but I promise you didn’t miss too much
I spent the most part of my time studying for the biology exam from he** as its being called now. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow how it really went. Let me ask you something… isn’t a study guide supposed to be close (close being a understatement) to what we will be tested on???? I would have had just as much luck on this exam if I had not opened my book at all, and just forgot about the study guide! Ok.. enough whining about that..
lab went as usual today.. unorganized.. the lab instructions (which she gave us last week) were not the ones we were supposed to have, so as usual most of what was on there we did not do. -( However.. I do need to run shower and change clothes… I keep smelling ‘Babe’ our pig we worked on today!
well.. time to check the laundry.. we’ve got kyu testing tonight, and we have to be there before 6, so I need to get busy with some things around here. talk to you soon.. and I’ll be back later.

Meditations For Accepting Ourselves

I assume total responsibility
for my own actions.
I allow others to take responsibility for
their own lives.

beads beads beads

what can I say.. what a day. We went to a new church.. thought it was about time to try and find one here. It was only one visit, so we’ll give it a few visits to see how it is.
beads beads beads.. my new mode of relaxation.. making bead braclets! wonder how many is too many.. it is very relaxing, and meditative.. and that was one topic (meditation) that was covered in church today
talked with a friend today about her senior honor’s paper.. really great topic all rolled into a summer trip(for school) to Russia! That would be a great trip too.
Kim, thanks for the tip for Lit class!!!!

To the Virgins, To make Much of Time

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a getting;
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time
And while ye may, go marry:
For, having lost but once your prime,

You may forever tarry.
study study study… more biology than I would want to even think about.. atleast we did get some studying finished tonight and saw that we were both on the same page with the study questions…only time will tell.. I’ll be glad when tomorrow is over.
off to bed.. can someone study too much? hmm.. I think so.

I scream for Ice Cream!

someone told me once that I only share the ‘good’ things in life in my online journal.. well I will try to remedy watch out… you never know what may show up here
went for ice cream (not on my diet but hmmm its ok) and then rented a movie for later called “We Are Soldiers”. not sure if we will watch it tonight or maybe wait till after church tomorrow to watch it.
finished all but two questions on my biology study guide.. pretty good for two days work! hmmm crossing my fingers for Monday