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chestnutcurls: (i know)
1. Pick one dozen movies that you have special feelings about.
2. Pick a few lines of dialogue.
3. As people guess the film, strike out that entry.
4. If possible, after the film is guessed, explain why that movie made the list.


I'm not doing the strikeout because I want people to be able to read them later. But I'll do the other stuff. )
chestnutcurls: (i know)
1. Pick one dozen movies that you have special feelings about.
2. Pick a few lines of dialogue.
3. As people guess the film, strike out that entry.
4. If possible, after the film is guessed, explain why that movie made the list.


I'm not doing the strikeout because I want people to be able to read them later. But I'll do the other stuff. )

Grool.

Sep. 29th, 2004 02:36 pm
chestnutcurls: (hope)
I feel good today. Since Evan has to work all weekend again, he's taking me on a date tonight. :) *cartoon hearts* We're going to Olive Garden, and then we're going shooting. Like, to the firing range. He recently got a new gun and wants me to learn how to shoot it, in case I ever have to. I can't say I'm too excited about it, but it's important to him and he has a valid point. The whole thing reminds me of that episode of West Wing where CJ's cute bodyguard goaded her into trying his gun, and she fell over when she shot it. (That was just for you, rightwaveDaniel. :))

Last night we rented Mean Girls. It was pretty funny, but I've been building it up in my mind for so long that I was a little disappointed. Maybe I'm finally too old to relate to that kind of stuff. And Lindsay Lohan is gorgeous, but seeing that much eyeliner on a person was almost painful.

Speaking of girly things, my highlights are getting bleachy again and I'm trying a new remedy - Brilliant Brunette shampoo. I can't afford to go back to the salon for another month, so this is my only chance. It's supposed to enhance brown hair without depositing color, but I'm hoping it makes the highlights a little darker anyway. Does anyone remember Glints? It was a mild haircolor that washed out in a few weeks. They stopped making it. I'd give a lot to get my hands on some now, because that's exactly what I need. After the wedding I'm going back to my natural color, and not just because of the money - I'm tired of dealing with all this. Plus, I miss brown-haired me.

This week is taking forever. I could have sworn that yesterday was Wednesday. aardwolfLawson is apparently confused too, since he called me this morning to ask where we were going for our weekly Thursday lunch. It must be Mt. St. Helens' fault.

I'm thinking about making a separate journal (or community) for book reviews. But then what would I talk about here? :P

Grool.

Sep. 29th, 2004 02:36 pm
chestnutcurls: (hope)
I feel good today. Since Evan has to work all weekend again, he's taking me on a date tonight. :) *cartoon hearts* We're going to Olive Garden, and then we're going shooting. Like, to the firing range. He recently got a new gun and wants me to learn how to shoot it, in case I ever have to. I can't say I'm too excited about it, but it's important to him and he has a valid point. The whole thing reminds me of that episode of West Wing where CJ's cute bodyguard goaded her into trying his gun, and she fell over when she shot it. (That was just for you, rightwaveDaniel. :))

Last night we rented Mean Girls. It was pretty funny, but I've been building it up in my mind for so long that I was a little disappointed. Maybe I'm finally too old to relate to that kind of stuff. And Lindsay Lohan is gorgeous, but seeing that much eyeliner on a person was almost painful.

Speaking of girly things, my highlights are getting bleachy again and I'm trying a new remedy - Brilliant Brunette shampoo. I can't afford to go back to the salon for another month, so this is my only chance. It's supposed to enhance brown hair without depositing color, but I'm hoping it makes the highlights a little darker anyway. Does anyone remember Glints? It was a mild haircolor that washed out in a few weeks. They stopped making it. I'd give a lot to get my hands on some now, because that's exactly what I need. After the wedding I'm going back to my natural color, and not just because of the money - I'm tired of dealing with all this. Plus, I miss brown-haired me.

This week is taking forever. I could have sworn that yesterday was Wednesday. aardwolfLawson is apparently confused too, since he called me this morning to ask where we were going for our weekly Thursday lunch. It must be Mt. St. Helens' fault.

I'm thinking about making a separate journal (or community) for book reviews. But then what would I talk about here? :P
chestnutcurls: (cat milkshake)
Bible study is tonight and I'm excited. This series is about Christianity and postmodernism, and each study will be inspired by a movie. Last week was Reality Bites, one of my favorites. The header of the outline was one of Ethan Hawke's lines: "There's no point to any of this. It's all just a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes." Tonight we're going to look at Saving Private Ryan. It's been a long time since I went to an intellectual-type study. I like it. Oh, and the girl who got mad at me for not making her a bridesmaid will be there. I've totally ignored her message, so there could be violence on her part. :P Yet another reason why I'm glad Evan is going with me. Of course, she's so unpredictable that she may have forgotten all about it. Who knows. I wish I could force that girl into counseling.

Something funny and random: A guy who used to be in RUF with us, when in high school, signed people's yearbooks with a verse reference. Since he went to a Christian high school, it was a popular thing to do. Well, when people looked it up, I Samuel 24:3, it read "He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself." This guy is a youth pastor now, by the way. LOL. Ryan just sent me an e-mail that said "Don't forget I Samuel 24:3," so that's why I thought of it.

Does anyone know how to make your entry icons show up in the Generator style? I've seen it done, I just don't know how to do it.
chestnutcurls: (cat milkshake)
Bible study is tonight and I'm excited. This series is about Christianity and postmodernism, and each study will be inspired by a movie. Last week was Reality Bites, one of my favorites. The header of the outline was one of Ethan Hawke's lines: "There's no point to any of this. It's all just a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes." Tonight we're going to look at Saving Private Ryan. It's been a long time since I went to an intellectual-type study. I like it. Oh, and the girl who got mad at me for not making her a bridesmaid will be there. I've totally ignored her message, so there could be violence on her part. :P Yet another reason why I'm glad Evan is going with me. Of course, she's so unpredictable that she may have forgotten all about it. Who knows. I wish I could force that girl into counseling.

Something funny and random: A guy who used to be in RUF with us, when in high school, signed people's yearbooks with a verse reference. Since he went to a Christian high school, it was a popular thing to do. Well, when people looked it up, I Samuel 24:3, it read "He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself." This guy is a youth pastor now, by the way. LOL. Ryan just sent me an e-mail that said "Don't forget I Samuel 24:3," so that's why I thought of it.

Does anyone know how to make your entry icons show up in the Generator style? I've seen it done, I just don't know how to do it.
chestnutcurls: (cat silly)
Happy birthday to my cat Gandalf, who is two years old today. I'm planning to give him an extra cat treat. :) Today is also my three-year anniversary at work, for which God gets all the praise. I was hired the day after Labor Day, 2001, exactly one week before 9/11. After the attacks my mother was convinced I would get laid off - last one in, first one out. At another company it might have happened, but I'm still here. Yay God.

This weekend was good. My mom and I met with the florist and really liked her. She just sent me a quote and it's a little high, but I'm going to discuss it with my dad. (Hey, recently married people, any advice on what's average as far as flower costs?) Evan and I went to see Garden State and were impressed. There's plenty of language and not-good stuff, but the overall plot was interesting and managed to be funny, thoughtful, and touching at the same time. The only place it was playing was Studio on the Square, where all the artsy films go, so we saw a bunch of previews for other artsy movies, and now we want to see those too. There's one coming out about a club of existentialists. It looks hilarious.

Saturday was relaxing, and then in the evening Evan, Myla, my old high school friend Kristin, and I went to Wang's for dinner. Then we came back to the apartment and watched Beauty and the Beast. This meant we didn't listen to our football game, which was a shame because the Tigers beat Ole Miss for the second year in a row! This is going to be an awesome season. GO TIGERS GO! (Sorry, Danielle!) On Sunday we took care of some registry stuff and looked at wedding bands. We went to Gordon's, where the people are much nicer, and we'll probably go back and make our purchases there. They had a diamond band for me that was MUCH cheaper than the one at Kay. :) Later we went out to Luke and Myla's and spent a happy night eating and watching Brother Bear. It was Ryan's choice and I actually liked it, but seriously, what does it say about us that we watch so many Disney films? Don't answer that. Anyway, I was glad to have so much friend-time.

Yesterday was Kathy's birthday, so I went to her party at her parents' house. Then I went to my parents'. They're in the process of a massive remodeling and were painting the living room. Unfortunately, my dad doesn't like the new decor, so the atmosphere there wasn't so great. I tried to leave, but that only made them madder, so I ended up lying low until the painting was done. Personally, I think the new colors are awesome. They're using the exact shade of sage green that Evan and I want for our kitchen and bathroom. We're going to paint in October when it's cool enough to open the windows. I can't wait to make the apartment look nicer.

I've mentioned this before, but my work building is also being remodeled. For about a week now they've been doing stuff on the roof. They have an actual truck up there, and they keep driving it back and forth right over our heads. The ceiling visibly bounces every time. Last month, they were working under us on the first floor and kept jamming stuff into the ceiling/floor, so it felt and sounded like we were about to get stabbed from below. I feel so safe. :P Oh, and this week I probably won't be on LJ as much. I have all-day meetings tomorrow and Thursday for training on our new database. So don't fear that the truck has fallen on me.
chestnutcurls: (cat silly)
Happy birthday to my cat Gandalf, who is two years old today. I'm planning to give him an extra cat treat. :) Today is also my three-year anniversary at work, for which God gets all the praise. I was hired the day after Labor Day, 2001, exactly one week before 9/11. After the attacks my mother was convinced I would get laid off - last one in, first one out. At another company it might have happened, but I'm still here. Yay God.

This weekend was good. My mom and I met with the florist and really liked her. She just sent me a quote and it's a little high, but I'm going to discuss it with my dad. (Hey, recently married people, any advice on what's average as far as flower costs?) Evan and I went to see Garden State and were impressed. There's plenty of language and not-good stuff, but the overall plot was interesting and managed to be funny, thoughtful, and touching at the same time. The only place it was playing was Studio on the Square, where all the artsy films go, so we saw a bunch of previews for other artsy movies, and now we want to see those too. There's one coming out about a club of existentialists. It looks hilarious.

Saturday was relaxing, and then in the evening Evan, Myla, my old high school friend Kristin, and I went to Wang's for dinner. Then we came back to the apartment and watched Beauty and the Beast. This meant we didn't listen to our football game, which was a shame because the Tigers beat Ole Miss for the second year in a row! This is going to be an awesome season. GO TIGERS GO! (Sorry, Danielle!) On Sunday we took care of some registry stuff and looked at wedding bands. We went to Gordon's, where the people are much nicer, and we'll probably go back and make our purchases there. They had a diamond band for me that was MUCH cheaper than the one at Kay. :) Later we went out to Luke and Myla's and spent a happy night eating and watching Brother Bear. It was Ryan's choice and I actually liked it, but seriously, what does it say about us that we watch so many Disney films? Don't answer that. Anyway, I was glad to have so much friend-time.

Yesterday was Kathy's birthday, so I went to her party at her parents' house. Then I went to my parents'. They're in the process of a massive remodeling and were painting the living room. Unfortunately, my dad doesn't like the new decor, so the atmosphere there wasn't so great. I tried to leave, but that only made them madder, so I ended up lying low until the painting was done. Personally, I think the new colors are awesome. They're using the exact shade of sage green that Evan and I want for our kitchen and bathroom. We're going to paint in October when it's cool enough to open the windows. I can't wait to make the apartment look nicer.

I've mentioned this before, but my work building is also being remodeled. For about a week now they've been doing stuff on the roof. They have an actual truck up there, and they keep driving it back and forth right over our heads. The ceiling visibly bounces every time. Last month, they were working under us on the first floor and kept jamming stuff into the ceiling/floor, so it felt and sounded like we were about to get stabbed from below. I feel so safe. :P Oh, and this week I probably won't be on LJ as much. I have all-day meetings tomorrow and Thursday for training on our new database. So don't fear that the truck has fallen on me.

update

Aug. 9th, 2004 01:52 pm
chestnutcurls: (balance)
Hi guys. Thanks so much for all your prayers - I know they made a difference! Evan is fine. More about Wreck Day. )

On Saturday, once we were sure Evan felt good enough to go out, we got a lot of things done. We finished our Target registry and did our Home Depot one in one shot. Then we booked our rehearsal dinner, which was a huge load off my mind. Also, last week we signed a DJ whom we all really liked. She recommended a more reasonable photographer (the one we've talked to is pretty expensive), so we're meeting with him on Wednesday. I have a good feeling about him. After that, the only really big thing we need to book is the florist. Woo hoo!

Sunday was a nice day. At church, the wife of one of our Sunday School leaders shared about their recent mission trip to Guatemala. It was very eye-opening. (Did you know Guatemalan children only go to school four hours a day?) I also got to talk to [livejournal.com profile] admael between services. Her new haircolor is very cool. :) After church we went to lunch at Mozzarella's, which Evan and I enjoyed more than usual since we're cutting way back on our eating out. In the afternoon I took a refreshing walk, and later Ryan came over to eat spaghetti with us. I also made an apple pie for Evan- it's his favorite. It was much better than the last one. My cooking is improving! Yay!

So that's what I've been doing. Despite the drama, it ended up being a pretty nice weekend. Our time together was even better knowing how much worse the accident could have been. I can't wait to be married. 110 days! And tonight Kathy is coming over! I haven't seen her since her wedding. This is the longest we've been apart in...well, a long time. :) So I'm excited about hanging out with her. God is good.

update

Aug. 9th, 2004 01:52 pm
chestnutcurls: (balance)
Hi guys. Thanks so much for all your prayers - I know they made a difference! Evan is fine. More about Wreck Day. )

On Saturday, once we were sure Evan felt good enough to go out, we got a lot of things done. We finished our Target registry and did our Home Depot one in one shot. Then we booked our rehearsal dinner, which was a huge load off my mind. Also, last week we signed a DJ whom we all really liked. She recommended a more reasonable photographer (the one we've talked to is pretty expensive), so we're meeting with him on Wednesday. I have a good feeling about him. After that, the only really big thing we need to book is the florist. Woo hoo!

Sunday was a nice day. At church, the wife of one of our Sunday School leaders shared about their recent mission trip to Guatemala. It was very eye-opening. (Did you know Guatemalan children only go to school four hours a day?) I also got to talk to [livejournal.com profile] admael between services. Her new haircolor is very cool. :) After church we went to lunch at Mozzarella's, which Evan and I enjoyed more than usual since we're cutting way back on our eating out. In the afternoon I took a refreshing walk, and later Ryan came over to eat spaghetti with us. I also made an apple pie for Evan- it's his favorite. It was much better than the last one. My cooking is improving! Yay!

So that's what I've been doing. Despite the drama, it ended up being a pretty nice weekend. Our time together was even better knowing how much worse the accident could have been. I can't wait to be married. 110 days! And tonight Kathy is coming over! I haven't seen her since her wedding. This is the longest we've been apart in...well, a long time. :) So I'm excited about hanging out with her. God is good.
chestnutcurls: (babies)
Kathy is home! She called me a couple of hours ago. I didn't realize how much I'd missed her until I heard her voice. The honeymoon was good- they parasailed and went on a hot-air balloon ride! She recommends the parasailing, so if they have that in Jamaica, we'll probably go too. Anyway, I'm so glad she's back.

I am so rich in friends. Last night was the last Bible study of the summer at our church, and we had a great time worshiping and spending time with everyone. Our friend Chris is preparing to go off to Mississippi State to be the RUF intern there, so I'm glad we're all getting quality time together. In the middle of singing last night, Evan and I had the great idea to have Matt (who's a groomsman) and Chris sing something before our ceremony. We had been stressing trying to figure out the pre-ceremony music. This way we don't have to inconvenience any additional people. :) We asked them after the study, and they excitedly went back to their posts and "auditioned" different songs for us. We quickly settled on "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," because they have a great arrangement of it that they've already performed for the church. They're comfortable with it, it's a great song, and it has "love" in it, so my mom can't complain that it's not weddingy enough. Also, I don't know if I'd mentioned that Myla wrote a song for our wedding that she and Luke are going to sing during the unity candle. All our friends have heard it and say it's wonderful and will make me cry. Tonight after our IPC study, they're finally going to perform it for us, so expect reviews tomorrow. I'm so humbled by the way things are coming together better than I had planned. Our wedding's going to rock! :)

Oh, and Robert happily agreed to perform our ceremony. Again, most of our friends have talked to him recently and all report that he's really excited. He just got ordained last year, so ours will be the first wedding he's done. How cool is that? Again, God comes through. When will I stop being surprised?

We saw The Village this weekend. I highly recommend it. It's not so much scary as thought-provoking. Unfortunately, I can't really say anything about it without giving it away, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Evan's car inadvertently acquired a name this weekend. On Saturday night he was trying to tell me about his gas mileage and said "Hey, guess how long my fill-up lasted," but I thought he said "my Philip." I thought, is this another car part I don't know about? He clarified, laughed a lot and then said that he refused to have a car named Philip. I told him that was too bad. I mean, my last car was named Petunia. It could be worse. [livejournal.com profile] contradictions and [livejournal.com profile] fettman can be happy. :)

My birthday is in 14 days. I want two things for my birthday: a new watch battery, and a stereo repair. My Kenwood hasn't worked in at least six months and I don't know what's wrong with it...the standby light never goes out, but the stereo won't turn on. If I want to listen to music at home, I have to do it from the computer. It's not the same. So I'd like that fixed. Evan knows this so I assume it'll be taken care of. :)
chestnutcurls: (babies)
Kathy is home! She called me a couple of hours ago. I didn't realize how much I'd missed her until I heard her voice. The honeymoon was good- they parasailed and went on a hot-air balloon ride! She recommends the parasailing, so if they have that in Jamaica, we'll probably go too. Anyway, I'm so glad she's back.

I am so rich in friends. Last night was the last Bible study of the summer at our church, and we had a great time worshiping and spending time with everyone. Our friend Chris is preparing to go off to Mississippi State to be the RUF intern there, so I'm glad we're all getting quality time together. In the middle of singing last night, Evan and I had the great idea to have Matt (who's a groomsman) and Chris sing something before our ceremony. We had been stressing trying to figure out the pre-ceremony music. This way we don't have to inconvenience any additional people. :) We asked them after the study, and they excitedly went back to their posts and "auditioned" different songs for us. We quickly settled on "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," because they have a great arrangement of it that they've already performed for the church. They're comfortable with it, it's a great song, and it has "love" in it, so my mom can't complain that it's not weddingy enough. Also, I don't know if I'd mentioned that Myla wrote a song for our wedding that she and Luke are going to sing during the unity candle. All our friends have heard it and say it's wonderful and will make me cry. Tonight after our IPC study, they're finally going to perform it for us, so expect reviews tomorrow. I'm so humbled by the way things are coming together better than I had planned. Our wedding's going to rock! :)

Oh, and Robert happily agreed to perform our ceremony. Again, most of our friends have talked to him recently and all report that he's really excited. He just got ordained last year, so ours will be the first wedding he's done. How cool is that? Again, God comes through. When will I stop being surprised?

We saw The Village this weekend. I highly recommend it. It's not so much scary as thought-provoking. Unfortunately, I can't really say anything about it without giving it away, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Evan's car inadvertently acquired a name this weekend. On Saturday night he was trying to tell me about his gas mileage and said "Hey, guess how long my fill-up lasted," but I thought he said "my Philip." I thought, is this another car part I don't know about? He clarified, laughed a lot and then said that he refused to have a car named Philip. I told him that was too bad. I mean, my last car was named Petunia. It could be worse. [livejournal.com profile] contradictions and [livejournal.com profile] fettman can be happy. :)

My birthday is in 14 days. I want two things for my birthday: a new watch battery, and a stereo repair. My Kenwood hasn't worked in at least six months and I don't know what's wrong with it...the standby light never goes out, but the stereo won't turn on. If I want to listen to music at home, I have to do it from the computer. It's not the same. So I'd like that fixed. Evan knows this so I assume it'll be taken care of. :)
chestnutcurls: (roses)

And now, the latest news.

We dropped off my ring yesterday to be sized. (In the meantime I'm wearing my Hope ring on that finger so my hand won't look/feel totally naked. Funny how quickly you get used to things.) While we were there, we briefly looked at bands, but the pushy saleslady refused to show us anything other than the diamond band that's meant to go with my ring. It was gorgeous and matched nicely, but we can only afford plain gold bands, thank you very much. We might have to go to Wal-Mart or something just to be allowed to get what we want. :P Anyway, I got emotional leaving my ring behind. We went to Baskin-Robbins later, and most of my Espresso n' Cream double scoop fell off the cone, and I felt so sad. I was like "This is a bad day...first I lose my ring, and now this!" Evan laughed at me (in a sweet way). I decided it was God's way of telling me I didn't need to eat all that ice cream.

We're still in the process of registering, and it's getting frustrating. We can't find bedding or bath stuff in the colors we want, and we don't want to add any more stores...three registries is enough. We wanted to do green in the bedroom and blue in the bathroom; now I think we're switching them. Last night we found and added a nice blue bed set, but unfortunately it's Calvin Klein and costs a fortune. I feel horrible expecting anyone to pay $60 for a sheet. We might change it, but the other choices look like they're made from curtains. Even Fraulein Maria had a better comforter.

I'm sure I sound so spoiled and boring these days with all the "problems" of my life. Sorry about that. I feel dumb lately. I worry and struggle a lot about making wrong decisions. Not necessarily wedding decisions (although there's plenty of pressure there), but everyday moral issues. I'm not affected by other people's opinions in terms of solid, theological issues, but when it comes to things that I see as gray areas (such as birth control or schooling issues), I second-guess myself very easily. If someone I respect holds a strong opinion on a gray area, I panic and assume that my view must be wrong. This leads to troubling thoughts of God condemning me for making the wrong choice, and I forget all about the grace given me in Christ, which is, you know, kind of important. So I'm trying to stop forming my views based on what other Christians think. I'll just keep praying and reading the Bible and let God deal with me. But I admire people who are settled in their stances about things.

On a much lighter note, Evan and I watched The Bourne Identity again and now I'm ready for the sequel. It might be a while before I see it, though. We're going to the movies with Myla and Ryan tomorrow night, but it's to see The Village. I'm sure I'll have nightmares, but I want to see it because M. Night whatshisname is so awesome. Also, randomly, I'm really in the mood to watch That Thing You Do. One of my all-time favorites.

chestnutcurls: (roses)

And now, the latest news.

We dropped off my ring yesterday to be sized. (In the meantime I'm wearing my Hope ring on that finger so my hand won't look/feel totally naked. Funny how quickly you get used to things.) While we were there, we briefly looked at bands, but the pushy saleslady refused to show us anything other than the diamond band that's meant to go with my ring. It was gorgeous and matched nicely, but we can only afford plain gold bands, thank you very much. We might have to go to Wal-Mart or something just to be allowed to get what we want. :P Anyway, I got emotional leaving my ring behind. We went to Baskin-Robbins later, and most of my Espresso n' Cream double scoop fell off the cone, and I felt so sad. I was like "This is a bad day...first I lose my ring, and now this!" Evan laughed at me (in a sweet way). I decided it was God's way of telling me I didn't need to eat all that ice cream.

We're still in the process of registering, and it's getting frustrating. We can't find bedding or bath stuff in the colors we want, and we don't want to add any more stores...three registries is enough. We wanted to do green in the bedroom and blue in the bathroom; now I think we're switching them. Last night we found and added a nice blue bed set, but unfortunately it's Calvin Klein and costs a fortune. I feel horrible expecting anyone to pay $60 for a sheet. We might change it, but the other choices look like they're made from curtains. Even Fraulein Maria had a better comforter.

I'm sure I sound so spoiled and boring these days with all the "problems" of my life. Sorry about that. I feel dumb lately. I worry and struggle a lot about making wrong decisions. Not necessarily wedding decisions (although there's plenty of pressure there), but everyday moral issues. I'm not affected by other people's opinions in terms of solid, theological issues, but when it comes to things that I see as gray areas (such as birth control or schooling issues), I second-guess myself very easily. If someone I respect holds a strong opinion on a gray area, I panic and assume that my view must be wrong. This leads to troubling thoughts of God condemning me for making the wrong choice, and I forget all about the grace given me in Christ, which is, you know, kind of important. So I'm trying to stop forming my views based on what other Christians think. I'll just keep praying and reading the Bible and let God deal with me. But I admire people who are settled in their stances about things.

On a much lighter note, Evan and I watched The Bourne Identity again and now I'm ready for the sequel. It might be a while before I see it, though. We're going to the movies with Myla and Ryan tomorrow night, but it's to see The Village. I'm sure I'll have nightmares, but I want to see it because M. Night whatshisname is so awesome. Also, randomly, I'm really in the mood to watch That Thing You Do. One of my all-time favorites.

chestnutcurls: (watermelon)
What a weekend! I had a pretty fun one. On Friday night Evan and I ate at McAlister's and then went to see Shrek 2. It was GREAT- I liked it even better than the first one! I laughed so hard. The only annoying thing was a guy sitting behind us who was pretending to have a mental/behavioral problem- he laughed weirdly and yelled weird things throughout the movie. I thought he really had a problem, so I tried hard not to be annoyed, but Evan saw/heard signs that he was just being a jerk. What possesses people to do things like that? Anyway, it was a great movie, and I highly recommend it if you need to laugh this week.

On Saturday I mostly sat around and read Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. Coincidentally I also watched Maid In Manhattan, which Kathy has on DVD. It was terrible. Kathy came home late in the afternoon, and we made a run to Garden Ridge together. Then she, Evan, and I went to a Chinese dinner with Helen and Andy, one of our Beverly Hills co-workers who was here for the weekend. (I'm told he's [livejournal.com profile] maxdank on LJ, but he doesn't post.) We had a great, funny time. My fortune cookie fortune said, "Your romantic fantasies are about to come true," to which Evan responded "No pressure there" when everyone turned to look at him. :) Then I had to say goodbye to Helen (she's moving), which was sad. Then the three of us went home, and Evan and I played Scrabble on the new deluxe set I got from Helen. It was fun having the letters stay in place instead of moving every time someone added a word.

Sunday we had church, went to lunch at Abner's, and then to Ryan's apartment to go swimming again. This week there were a lot more teenies in the pool area, so we got tired of it sooner than usual. Later we went to the new Super Target by his place, which I have avoided, lest my Target addiction take control of me. But the guys were there to keep me safe. :) All I bought were a few liters of their new sparkling flavored water. It doesn't sound that great, but I promise you, it's good. So far I've tried Tangerine Lime, White Grape, and Wild Cherry. It's calorie free, but I can't tell. Try some today! *cheesy commercial grin*

Today has been interesting so far. Evan's brakes blew out while I was on my lunch break and I went to help him. He said he might post about it, so I'll let him tell the story. Needless to say, it could have been a lot worse, even though it's never fun to have your vehicle break down.

Here are a few pictures. )
chestnutcurls: (watermelon)
What a weekend! I had a pretty fun one. On Friday night Evan and I ate at McAlister's and then went to see Shrek 2. It was GREAT- I liked it even better than the first one! I laughed so hard. The only annoying thing was a guy sitting behind us who was pretending to have a mental/behavioral problem- he laughed weirdly and yelled weird things throughout the movie. I thought he really had a problem, so I tried hard not to be annoyed, but Evan saw/heard signs that he was just being a jerk. What possesses people to do things like that? Anyway, it was a great movie, and I highly recommend it if you need to laugh this week.

On Saturday I mostly sat around and read Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. Coincidentally I also watched Maid In Manhattan, which Kathy has on DVD. It was terrible. Kathy came home late in the afternoon, and we made a run to Garden Ridge together. Then she, Evan, and I went to a Chinese dinner with Helen and Andy, one of our Beverly Hills co-workers who was here for the weekend. (I'm told he's [livejournal.com profile] maxdank on LJ, but he doesn't post.) We had a great, funny time. My fortune cookie fortune said, "Your romantic fantasies are about to come true," to which Evan responded "No pressure there" when everyone turned to look at him. :) Then I had to say goodbye to Helen (she's moving), which was sad. Then the three of us went home, and Evan and I played Scrabble on the new deluxe set I got from Helen. It was fun having the letters stay in place instead of moving every time someone added a word.

Sunday we had church, went to lunch at Abner's, and then to Ryan's apartment to go swimming again. This week there were a lot more teenies in the pool area, so we got tired of it sooner than usual. Later we went to the new Super Target by his place, which I have avoided, lest my Target addiction take control of me. But the guys were there to keep me safe. :) All I bought were a few liters of their new sparkling flavored water. It doesn't sound that great, but I promise you, it's good. So far I've tried Tangerine Lime, White Grape, and Wild Cherry. It's calorie free, but I can't tell. Try some today! *cheesy commercial grin*

Today has been interesting so far. Evan's brakes blew out while I was on my lunch break and I went to help him. He said he might post about it, so I'll let him tell the story. Needless to say, it could have been a lot worse, even though it's never fun to have your vehicle break down.

Here are a few pictures. )
chestnutcurls: (Florida girl)
Hello all.

My weekend was good and productive. On Friday night I went to Daniel's graduation, then saw Troy with Evan and his friend Chris. I see that most people on the friends list hated it with a passion. Neither Evan nor I have read the Iliad (I know, shame on us), and we thought the movie was excellent. Something must be terribly wrong with us. :P I spent Saturday morning making bridal shower invitations with Jamie, then went to Daniel's graduation party, and then to my parents' to hang out for a while. Sunday was a good day. Our Sunday School teacher, inspired by last week's events in Iraq, has decided to teach on Islam for the next few weeks so we can all gain a better understanding of it. I think it's a great idea and am pumped for next week. After church there was a Musician's Luncheon for everyone involved in the music ministry and their families. I brought Evan and my sister. Ryan came too, because he's talking about taking up the French horn again. I hope he really does join. It would be fun to be in band together!

In the afternoon, Evan went to work, and Debs, Ryan, and I went swimming at Ryan's apartment complex. All our RUF-type friends had just returned from summer conference looking tan and rested, making me feel washed-out in comparison. I wasn't feeling quite right all last week, and the tiredness and general malaise kind of peaked yesterday. So an afternoon at the pool was just what I needed. Now I'm refreshed, have a little color and feel that my summer has officially begun. Around 6 it started raining again, so I went home, and Kathy and I worked on Emily's bridal shower invitations. Thus endeth the Shower Invitations Phase. One down, fifteen more to go. :P :)

With the constant rain, the humidity around here is absolutely unreal. I had to braid my hair several times last week, because there's nothing else I can do with hair three times its normal volume. I look like Monica in the Barbados episode. It's so frustrating.

Would someone please buy me a plane ticket to Florida?
chestnutcurls: (Florida girl)
Hello all.

My weekend was good and productive. On Friday night I went to Daniel's graduation, then saw Troy with Evan and his friend Chris. I see that most people on the friends list hated it with a passion. Neither Evan nor I have read the Iliad (I know, shame on us), and we thought the movie was excellent. Something must be terribly wrong with us. :P I spent Saturday morning making bridal shower invitations with Jamie, then went to Daniel's graduation party, and then to my parents' to hang out for a while. Sunday was a good day. Our Sunday School teacher, inspired by last week's events in Iraq, has decided to teach on Islam for the next few weeks so we can all gain a better understanding of it. I think it's a great idea and am pumped for next week. After church there was a Musician's Luncheon for everyone involved in the music ministry and their families. I brought Evan and my sister. Ryan came too, because he's talking about taking up the French horn again. I hope he really does join. It would be fun to be in band together!

In the afternoon, Evan went to work, and Debs, Ryan, and I went swimming at Ryan's apartment complex. All our RUF-type friends had just returned from summer conference looking tan and rested, making me feel washed-out in comparison. I wasn't feeling quite right all last week, and the tiredness and general malaise kind of peaked yesterday. So an afternoon at the pool was just what I needed. Now I'm refreshed, have a little color and feel that my summer has officially begun. Around 6 it started raining again, so I went home, and Kathy and I worked on Emily's bridal shower invitations. Thus endeth the Shower Invitations Phase. One down, fifteen more to go. :P :)

With the constant rain, the humidity around here is absolutely unreal. I had to braid my hair several times last week, because there's nothing else I can do with hair three times its normal volume. I look like Monica in the Barbados episode. It's so frustrating.

Would someone please buy me a plane ticket to Florida?
chestnutcurls: (beach)
Happy late birthday, Lauren! I'm sorry I forgot to get on and wish you a happy day. I'm glad it was good. :)

I've been on LJ for two and a half years, and I have never seen so much going on with my LJ friends as I have these last couple of weeks. Life-changing events are apparently the order of the day. It amazes me (in good and bad ways) how God works.

I'm having one of those missing-Florida episodes. On Saturday I listened to my Gloria Estefan CD for a while and then ate a mango. That's as close to the beach as I can get right now. LOL.

This weekend was good. I easily finished everything on my to-do list, which I think was an act of divine intervention. On Friday night a bunch of us went to see Van Helsing, which we all agreed was hilariously awful. Best line:

Friar: You're supposed to die.
Frankenstein's Monster (hanging precariously off bridge): But I want to live!
Friar: Okay. (helps)

Afterward we stood outside the theater making fun of the movie, and I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe. Good times. On Saturday night, after a nice dinner at my parents' and dessert at Sonic, my mom took Debs and I to a local church production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. For an amateur production, it was pretty impressive. Besides, it's probably my favorite play - if I could choose a musical to be in, that would be it! I spent the night at my parents' and then went to church with them in honor of Mother's Day. They sang "Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners," which pleased me because they've never been much for hymns there. Evan and Ryan met us at Shogun (a Benihana knockoff) for lunch, and we all had a good time. Evan says our pastor did a great sermon on marriage, so I was disappointed- I haven't gotten to hear a marriage talk with Evan since we started dating. :P Oh well. We spent the afternoon at the house, playing Ping-Pong and Scattergories and kicking a beach ball around in the backyard. I'm so glad my sister is back, though I'm afraid she's going to get very bored. She's only working two days a week all summer. That sounds great to me, but logically I know that after a while, I wouldn't know what to do with myself.

Okay, that's enough.
chestnutcurls: (beach)
Happy late birthday, Lauren! I'm sorry I forgot to get on and wish you a happy day. I'm glad it was good. :)

I've been on LJ for two and a half years, and I have never seen so much going on with my LJ friends as I have these last couple of weeks. Life-changing events are apparently the order of the day. It amazes me (in good and bad ways) how God works.

I'm having one of those missing-Florida episodes. On Saturday I listened to my Gloria Estefan CD for a while and then ate a mango. That's as close to the beach as I can get right now. LOL.

This weekend was good. I easily finished everything on my to-do list, which I think was an act of divine intervention. On Friday night a bunch of us went to see Van Helsing, which we all agreed was hilariously awful. Best line:

Friar: You're supposed to die.
Frankenstein's Monster (hanging precariously off bridge): But I want to live!
Friar: Okay. (helps)

Afterward we stood outside the theater making fun of the movie, and I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe. Good times. On Saturday night, after a nice dinner at my parents' and dessert at Sonic, my mom took Debs and I to a local church production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. For an amateur production, it was pretty impressive. Besides, it's probably my favorite play - if I could choose a musical to be in, that would be it! I spent the night at my parents' and then went to church with them in honor of Mother's Day. They sang "Jesus, What A Friend For Sinners," which pleased me because they've never been much for hymns there. Evan and Ryan met us at Shogun (a Benihana knockoff) for lunch, and we all had a good time. Evan says our pastor did a great sermon on marriage, so I was disappointed- I haven't gotten to hear a marriage talk with Evan since we started dating. :P Oh well. We spent the afternoon at the house, playing Ping-Pong and Scattergories and kicking a beach ball around in the backyard. I'm so glad my sister is back, though I'm afraid she's going to get very bored. She's only working two days a week all summer. That sounds great to me, but logically I know that after a while, I wouldn't know what to do with myself.

Okay, that's enough.

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