Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday Morning Reflection

Don't you wish sometimes you could just stop sinning?  Especially the sins you struggle with the most. I feel awful after I've done it, and sometimes I feel worse doing it, but yet I still do it....

When I reflect on what it is I've done, and how much it must hurt God, it breaks my heart. And I know there is no other way to stop except to pray. Praise be to God that not only are we forgiven, but that this sin is taken away. Peace is restored because I know I bare it no more.

Thank you Jesus.

(as you can tell two posts down I do have a problem with language, but that is only one of the many sins I do... unfortunately.)

Roll Away Your Stone
by Mumford & Sons

Much Love,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

90 Days

Celebrating 90 Days!

I am celebrating 90 days at my job today! I'm off the standard probation and I get to start my benefits today. Very exciting. 

by Kool & the Gang

Much Love,

Monday, August 8, 2011

Slid in Shit

The Boomtown Rats have a hit called, "I Don't Like Mondays" and the repeated statement in this gem of a song is, "Tell me why I don't like Mondays".  I could tell you why today I don't like Mondays.  It started with me sliding through shit. (My apologies to the offended on my use of language today.)

I let my dog outside. I got my sister's dog and took her out as well.  I knew she might try something when she didn't use the outside facilities.  So when I saw her heading for under the coffee table I took after her picking her up, not seeing that while I was in a desperate flee to get her back outside she had already dropped her weapon. And I slid in it.

The day proceeded with me paying four cents more for gas so I could use the car wash because some birds had stomach problems and had shit all over my car.  Do you see a theme?  And the worst part is I'm not making any of it up!  However, the car wash was out, so I had to drive down the road and pay six bucks to get it cleaned off.  I wouldn't know until I got to work that it didn't get it all off, but after the morning I had it really didn't surprise me.

While on my trek to work I had not eaten breakfast so I stopped by McDonald's to get breakfast knowing that when I got to work if one person commented on my large coke and sausage biscuit with cheese there would be a disgruntled response.  Thankfully for everyone involved no one said anything.  To make up for my 32 oz of Coke I drank water the rest of the day.

However, my food in take is not the center of this story.  No, the beginning of my day was just it warning me as to what I was going to face.  I knew it was coming and yet I just wasn't prepared for what would happen. Do you read the comic strip, Dilbert?  I do. I find it funny.  But NEVER have I ever had a first hand experience like the one Dilbert so brilliantly exposes week after week. Until today.

So I will leave it there. I don't need this post to come back and bite me in the butt on some other un-suspecting day.  So it was only proper I finished it while watching Blazing Saddles and listening to...

I Don't Like Mondays
by Boomtown Rats

Much Love,
with Shit,


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Show Me

One of my favorite songs of all time is "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2.  The last of the lyrics sum it up best for me:

I believe in the kingdom come
When all the colors bleed into one
Bleed into One,
Well Yes I'm still running
But I still Haven't Found
What I'm Looking For

You broke the bonds
and you loosened the chains
carried the cross of my shame
of my shame
You know I believe it
But I still haven't found
What I'm looking for

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
by U2

Do you ever feel that way?  Like you still haven't found what you are looking for?  This has been quite a year for me. I went from me being flat broke to having a job and being able to save for a new car. I don't make enough yet to move out, but I'm on my way.  At the same time this wasn't the job I saw myself doing. I still have aspirations of having my own business because being under the authority and structure I'm currently under is very chaffing.

However, I am content at the moment. Ever ambitious to do more and see more because that is who I am, but content in the path and the knowledge I'll get there. Still, I can't help but feel there is something else out there. And my big fear is that I will fill it with the wrong thing.  And so I pray.

I have loved "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar for a long time.  And I never really paid attention to the lyrics before (which is odd for me), but I finally did and realized it was the answer to U2's song I had sung for so long.  I don't really have an answer for the question what I'm looking for, but I do have to say I believe I am on my way.

Show Me What I'm Looking For
by Carolina Liar

Much Love,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

You Watch That?

I realized after I started to write this that I have had several posts lately talking about movies, but they are a pleasure for me.  But what started this post for me was a movie I actually own, but haven't watched in years, and was surprised to see being played on television.

A Smile Like Yours.  A cute film starring Greg Kinnear and Lauren Holly.  It is about a couple, the wife, who want children, but have a hard time conceiving.  It is cute and sweet.  And yet I really enjoy it.  So it got me thinking about all the other movies I find cute and sweet.  Which then made me want to put it in a blog because that is what I do.

I would love for you to tell me what your favorite little movie is.  No need to be embarrassed. After you read mine you'll feel good about yours. I promise.

These are in no particular order: (Just kidding - they're in alphabetical order)

Bed of Roses (Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson)
Because I Said So (Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht - hot)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy) - I just pretend this movie has nothing to do with the fabulous books.  If you want to see movies that live up to the book check out this post.
Connie and Carla (Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette) - This is just fabulous. If you love Broadway or Glee you need to watch this movie. How it wasn't a hit I'll never know.
Love Comes Softly (Katherine Heigl, Dale Midkiff) This is a great series, but my favorite are the first three.
The Magic of Ordinary Days (Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich)  A sweeter movie you will not find.

Penelope (Christina Ricci, James McAvoy) If you haven't seen this run now and watch it.  I remember waiting for the release of it in the theater, it didn't happen, and then buying it the minute I knew the DVD would be out.  So worth watching.
Pitcher and the Pin Up (Drew Johnson, Corinna Harney) This movie has several titles, The Road Home, Pitcher and the Playmate, etc. However, it is not what you think, or at least it wasn't what I thought. It is an extremely sweet film and I recommend it to anyone. (I put the picture on here so you could have an idea of what it looked like.)
Tortilla Soup (Hector Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors and Tamara Mello) Is about chef dad and his three beautiful and very independent daughters. I watch this movie any time I'm feeling down and it always picks me back up.  A great must see.

So there you have it. Some of my favorite cute and sweet and fun movies.  What are yours?

A Smile Like Yours
by Natalie Cole

Much Love,

Friday, August 5, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love Indeed

Once again I went to the movies with my sisters. We didn't go to the late movie we went to the 7:00 show (I had some work to finish), but it was a pure joy. For one I actually bought popcorn and a drink, which I never do, but I was hungry. Andi's friend joined us. Lora brought cherries as her snack. And during the big reveal the screen went blank thanks to the rolling blackouts.  Still, the movie came back, and we went on laughing.

The movie is a little long, but the content and acting, plus Ryan Gosling's ever hot body, made the movie. I could gush and gush about this movie, but it really boiled down to how sweetness and honesty are what restores your soul.  Really amazing movie.

Of course afterward when we went to Chilis also helped make the night.  The defining moment of the conversation being when Andi couldn't think of an analogy for being a fast drinker and went with this gem, "Quick like a sloth."  Even the waiter wants to use that line.

However, the best part is and will remain the time I got to spend with my sisters. There is nothing like that crazy, stupid, love.

Speaking of... stellar soundtrack.

Just One Look
by Doris Troy

Much Love,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hello Giggles

I'm sure many of you have heard of HelloGiggles, the site started by the ever cool Zooey Deschanel.  It has been one of my favorite places to visit as it has a wealth of wonderful articles by many different people. Almost like a super blog, but much cooler.

If you haven't had the chance I suggest going to read it.

In the mean time I'll go get ready for work!

by John Fogerty

Much Love,