Thursday, December 24, 2009

100 Years

I'm considering this song for my senior slide show. I would use the first minute and a half of music, and then it would fade out for my speech and time to say thank you. Let me know what you think!

500 Days of Summer

I never made it to the theater this summer to see this movie, but I'm excited to watch it tomorrow during our trip to Wichita.

Breakdown in Borders

I'm sure you're wondering why we are smiling in this picture if the title of this post is "Breakdown in Borders." The simple answer, is that this photo is after the whole ordeal had passed. I must first state that Becka and I are not normal girls. As much fun as finger-nail painting and giggling sometimes sounds, we would rather have our eye lashes plucked out. After three hours of being in a mall and an hour in Borders with nothing found, we lost it. I am still convinced that Becka was already on the verge of tears, though she would never admit it. In my infinite knowledge, I whipped out my phone and called Miss April (aka the goddess of books). She instantly saved us from our distress by recommending "The Noticer." We dried our, um, tears, pulled ourselves together, and went to find our holy grail of a book! After this, of course, we were able to find four other books to add to our shopping cart. Becka is currently reading it, and sends me paragraph text messages every day. She's bringing it to me on the 30th, and then I will be able to write a review of my own. We've decided to continue this trading of books. So far we've shared "My Sisters Keeper," "Eat Pray Love," and now "The Noticer." (I'm sure Becka will fill in anything I've forgotten.) This concludes the tale of "Becka and Megan's Infinite Adventures."

The Other Boleyn Girl

After three weeks of this movie sitting on my desk, I finally found a free block of time which I could use to watch it. My senior year history studies covered this time period, and my mother approved of me watching this "big girl movie." They did an excellent job choosing the actors and actresses for this film. The parts were played wonderfully, and the story line was easy to follow. As far as accuracy is concerned, it was on and off. But for Hollywood, I suppose it wasn't too bad. As a Catholic, it was interesting to view the other side of the story. Kolbe tends to be slightly prejudiced when it comes to topics of the Catholic Church (not that I'm complaining!), but it's nice to have a rounded view point. It clearly depicts the seduction story, so I can't safely recommend it. If anyone has seen the movie, I am interested in if the ending is what actually happened to Anne Boleyn?

Helpless Romantic...

Someone added a new application to Facebook that lets you get statistics from the past 5 months of status updates. The word I've used the most is "Love," with a total of 90 times. This brought a warm feeling to my heart on Christmas Eve!

Last Minute Shopping

David and I ventured out into the snow this afternoon to make a last-minute purchase of Starwars II & III for Reid's Christmas present. We were pleased to discover that Hastings had a buy one used get one for $1 sale going on today! In addition to Reid's gift, I also purchased a little something for my mother and myself. I won't share it today, in case someone decides to check my blog last minute ;)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dan In Real Life

Becka and I watched this movie last night. We got kicked out of the hotel room, so we asked the receptionist to give us a blanket and we sat in the dining room on the floor and watched our movie. I have mixed feelings about it. I would recommend it to my friends, but being with someone who makes me laugh probably made the movie better. You could tell the ending from the beginning, but it was not a waste of time. I've been a fan of Steve Carell since "Get Smart," and he did a wonderful job in this film.

Weekend Away

Becka got to come with us to this weekend's hockey games in St. Louis. We went shopping (which didn't kill her), watched Grey's, and laughed.
This was us shopping for boots. Don't worry, with much effort, I talked her out of the dead animal on her feet in this picture.

Here is Becka making fun of my attempt to find a winter hat.

This was when we gave up on finding a book in Borders. Thank goodness Miss April had her phone on and could assist us in this endeavor!
Early morning hockey game hair!!

I'm very thankful that Becka was able to come along. She got me Season 1 of Grey's Anatomy and an awesome coffee mug for Christmas! And even though it wasn't perfect, it's better to be dark and twisty together than apart :)
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Senior Song

Being home schooled, I get to have my own slide show at graduation with pictures of myself and a song. However, this is going to be a long, painful process; so I'm letting you all know now. Music is one of my favorite things in the world, and therefor picking just one song, is going to be a huge problem. I want a female singer, and would like something with piano. Since it is graduation, it should probably be a somewhat happy song (another problem). I'm all for crying, and I like a well-written love song; but that doesn't work so well for this event. Let me know if you have any ideas!

Joy Williams I have completely fallen in love with her. She's also in another band called "The Civil Wars." Both ep's are on iTunes and they are worth every dollar. So far my favorites are "Poison and Wine" by The Civil Wars and "Sunny Day" by Joy Williams. (Senior song?)

Trustful Surrender

I was on a great roll with Theology today. This year's course is extra (as well as History) because I already have enough credits. Thankfully Kolbe understands that this is true with all their students, and has put together something special for seniors. The last year of high school is filled with decisions and busy times, and your prayer life is an easy thing to let drop off. They started us off with reading St. Francis de Sales' book "Introduction to the Devout Life," and this week we're reading "Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence." These are some of the notes I drew from the reading:

The Lord says: you would have no power over me if it had not been given to you from above.
We trust doctors to cut us open, and even pay them to do it! But yet we don't trust God?

The Lord says to Zebedee: You know not what you ask -- O blind of heart, your ignorance saddens me. Let me manage your affairs and look after your interests. I know what you need better than you do yourselves. If I paid heed to what you think you need, you would have been hopelessly ruined long ago.

Us not trusting God is crude after all He's done for us, and continues to do. When the pain seems like too much, it's because God was meant to carry that cross, not us.

Giving everything to God is the ultimate freedom. Fear no longer exists for us. We will be constant, unchangeable, and endless.

The Holy Spirit says "Blessed are those who suffer." Whoever asks shall receive. God has promised us, so why do we doubt? We can ask God for anything, but the request will effect the answer He gives. Solomon asked for wisdom, and this was good in the Lord's eyes. Do not be shallow, but bold in request. Never stop asking or praying. God is outside of time. What if someone prayed for the same thing every day for their entire life? That would please God greatly! Christians have become apathetic. We pray "God give me patience," but instead we should pray "God! Let me detest with my entire being losing my temper!"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2010 Masterpiece Classics Schedule

This is the Schedule for Masterpiece Theater which airs on PBS.
Cranford - Dec. 20 (part 1) Dec. 27 (part 2) Jan. 3 (part 3)
Return Cranford - Jan 10 (part 1) Jan 17 (part 2)
Emma (new adaption) - Jan 24 (part 1) Jan 31 (part 2) Feb 7 (part 3)
Northanger Abbey - Feb. 14
Persuasion - Feb. 21
The 39 Steps - Feb 28
Sharpe - Mar. 28 (Shapre's Challenge) Apr. 4 (Starpe's Peril)
The Diary of Anne Frank - Apr 11
Small Island - April 18 (part 1) Apr 25 (part 2)

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