Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Flash Mob

According to Wikipedia:

A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a Public place, perform an unusual action for a brief time, then quickly disperse.
I think Flash Mobs are great! I have been browsing them all evening on YouTube.

There is one group in particular that is very prevalent. Improv Everywhere is a fairly well organized group that sets up Flash Mobs in the New York area, if I were there I would so join up!! One of their best Flash Mobs in my opinion is the MP3 Experiement. All these people knew to meet at a certain area, on a certain day, at a certain time (like any other Flash Mob), the only difference is that they had all downloaded an MP3 and put it on a player and hit play at the same time (synchronized watches, some were a bit sooner or later... but I digress) and follow the directions. So fun! They are a bit long, but so fun to watch. If you don't want to watch it all go to the 3rd video and watch the time lapse one.




I just found out that they will be doing an MP3 Experiment in SF this weekend!!! Unfortunately Kyle and I already have plans for this weekend and so I can't go... :0( But if I weren't busy I would try so hard to go!

Another of my favorite Flash Mobs that they did was the


I looked around the web and couldn't really find a dedicated SLO group... Maybe some day...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Musing on life lately

::This is not a post looking for sympathy, even though I sound sort of whiny, just doing what the title says::

I have been really tired the last couple of weeks. Not sure why. I have been taking my vitamins, so it's not that... It's getting to a point though where I have headaches from it (at least I think that's why I have headaches). The bummer of it all is that even though I am so tired I can't fall asleep at night, so I stay up late and then still have to get up at the same time which adds on to the problem. My back has been tight too lately, maybe from the lack of sleep? But I think that adds on to the headache bit, the muscles are just too tight leading up my neck and shoulders.

School... I LOVE ASL!! That class is a blast. When the teacher comes in we are not allowed to talk at all. We can only communicate in sign. So far I am doing really well in that class. Some of the other people seem to be struggling a bit to keep up, I think I am doing okay because I already knew some ASL before. I have been contemplating having a little group study session to help everyone practice and learn the signs better, maybe have dessert or even dinner for them... hmmm, I may have to limit who I invite as our house isn't very big.... Kyle has been trying to push me to open up more and let God use me, and I am not really all that comfortable playing the hostess. I mean, I love having people over, but getting prepared for them and remaining engaged while they are here is a struggle, I like to fold up into my own world more. This could be a good trial... If I can convince myself to do it.
Photography is fun, I love taking pictures and developing them myself, but it is becoming more and more difficult to stay caught up. I feel like I am fighting to get my pictures taken and turned in on time. It is past the deadline to withdraw from a class without it showing on your transcript, not that I need a good looking transcript since I already have a degree... Also, we will be going on vacation for an entire week during the semester and since I won't be able to develop or print anything I will fall way behind and have to really push to catch up.
I don't know how people do it, working full time and going to school full time, and making good grades! I am only working part-time, and taking two classes, but feel overwhelmed. I think it has to do some with being married and having to keep house too. But some people have done that too, on top of work and school, and I REALLY don't know how they do that!!!

And then there is God time which is practically non-existent sometimes lately. My heart feels it, a deep longing for something that is missing from my life, but I feel like there is just so much else that I have to do in this world and in this day, so God gets pushed aside. I know that if I put him first, everything else will fall into place, but that means letting go of my hold on things and letting Him direct life, and I desire that control too much, just ask Kyle.
There is a great demonstration of how this all works that I remember from Kids Club growing up. You have a Jar (your life) and put in Sand (free time, extra activities, family, friends), then some Gravel (Church, school, work), and then you have a Big Rock (God). The big rock doesn't fit in the jar! So you take everything out and then start with the Rock (God), then add the Gravel (Church, school, work), and then the Sand (free time, extra activities, family, friends), and there is plenty of room left over in the jar, so the teacher pulls out a pitcher of Water (extra blessings), and pours that on top of everything until it is overflowing.

I want to put God in the jar first (drivers seat, ships helm, at the wheel, in control, etc.) but I know that it means that I have to step back and merely observe, and that terrifies me. I like to be in control and I don't want to give that up, and yet I know that it will benefit me so much! Jenny posted a hymn that moved me and made me really think. It is one of my favorite old hymns
...Just from Jesus simply taking
life and rest, and joy and peace...
...Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus
O for Grace to trust Him more

Dear Jesus, Give me Grace to trust you more. Turn the desires of my heart into your desires, and help me to love as you love.

Friday, September 26, 2008


...is good.



I like it!

Monday, September 1, 2008

There was a little girl, who had a little curl....

I like having curly hair.

My hair is naturally wavy, and used to be pretty curly when I was little, read: it went away by the time I was 8.

If I heat curl my hair, I can pretty much expect it to go flat in about an hour, even if I spray the heck out of it, the one exception, my wedding hair that was done with a ceramic flat iron (it was amazing to see hair get curled with a flat iron!) and sprayed and pinned, that stayed in!

So, if I ever really want my hair to be curly and stay that way mostly I have to put in foam curlers while it is wet and wait for it to dry, usually overnight, which means sleeping on it. and then I look like this

Which isn't comfortable to sleep on at all.

Also, I have a TON of hair, it gets commented on EVERY time I go to the salon to get it cut, even if the lady has cut my hair a bajillion times before I get "wow! you have so much hair!" so that means that it takes longer to curl and more curlers, because I try to take much smaller sections so that it drys faster. Plus all the time that goes into it, and I have to be sure that I won't be going out the rest of the evening so the public isn't terrified by the sight of me in curlers....

All that to say.... I have been thinking of getting a perm. Not one of those little teeny curls perms, but with bigger curls, like you would get with 1-1 1/2 inch foam curlers ( I am told that you can do this) and if I don't like it I can always wash it out within the first 24 hours to get rid of it...

I had a perm once before, my mom did it for me my freshman year of High School, it was tiny curls, but SO CUTE! until it started growing out... then it got annoying... and I didn't want to re-perm it so I had to wait for it to grow out so that I could cut it out... But I think with bigger curls it wouldn't be so bad if I let it grow out.

I had my hair curled on Sunday, and told Kyle I was thinking about getting it permed and asked his opinion. Poor guy, looked like a deer caught in the headlights!!! I asked if he liked my hair better straight or curly, and then had to reassure him that I like it both ways, and was trying to make sure that he wouldn't be absolutely opposed to me getting my hair permed. Mollified he then proceeded to let me know that he likes my hair a little bit better curly. So I am now considering it, but am terrified!!!

What if I don't like it after a week?! I don't want to have to straighten it every day!

What if it looks horrible, or isn't how I pictured it at all?!

So my dear bloggy friends, what do YOU think? Vote on my poll and let me know....