Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday's Silly Saying

A conversation between two friends:

"I have everything and the kitchen sink in this bag!"
"No wonder the dorm kitchen's been closed for the past week...."


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Makes it worth it

As you probably know if you follow my blog, I will be walking on Crossroads this summer.  It's a 12 week, 4900 mile walk across the country to spread the pro-life message.  I am really excited to begin (3 weeks from today!), but as the day draws nearer and nearer, I'm realizing how big a sacrifice it will be to take this journey.  But it's not even what I will experience, it's what I won't experience that will make it oh-so-very-hard.

I am a college student; I only go home for 1 week at a time, except for Christmas.  This summer won't be an exception.  I will have exactly 7 days at home between the end of finals and the day I leave again.  1 week to see my parents, my siblings, my nieces and nephews, my friends who go to school in other states.  1 week to pack.  1 week to eat home-cooked meals.  1 week to prepare for what will most likely be the most life-changing time of my life.

I'm going to be gone for birthdays galore: my dad's, niece's, my own, my brother's, brother-in-law's, aunt's, sister-in-law's and 3 close friend's.  4th of July won't be spent at a cookout with family and fireworks at the military base with 6 other families.  I'll miss our kinda-annual Red Sox vs. Nationals game.  I'll miss my nephews' baseball and football games, my nieces' soccer games, and my other niece's dance shows.  I'll be gone for the Church picnic.  I won't get to spend random days with my nieces and nephews, or have coffee dates with my sister, or scrapbook nights with my sister-in-law.  My reading will consist of the Bible, liturgy of the hours, 3 books, and some pro-life pamphlets.  My bedroom will be shared with 5 other girls, and my bed will be a sleeping bag.  I'll accept donations for my meals.

By this time, I know precisely what you're thinking: "Why the heck is she doing this if she's gonna miss out on so many things that mean so much to her?"  Let me tell you.

I'm doing this because of the friendships I'll make.
I'm doing this because I'll see so much of the country.
I'm doing this to go outside my comfort zone.
I'm doing this to grow in my faith and trust.

But most importantly, I'm walking this summer for those who will never have the chance to walk.  I'll breathe the air of 14 states for those who won't breathe outside the womb.  I'll pray for those who have no one else to pray for them.

I am standing for those who are helpless.

And that makes everything else worth it.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday's Silly Saying

Oh yes, it really has been a week since I posted.  Let's just say that... well, there are these things called papers.  *gasp*
"No, I'm not going to go see that in theatres.  I think I'll just wait until it comes out on VHS."

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday's Silly Saying

It's that time of the week again!

"Don't swim too fast!"
In my Catechetics class, we read from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) pretty often.  My professer was telling us some of the more interesting, unknown paragraphs in the CCC.  One such section is 2290, which reads, in part, "[...] Those incur grave guilt who, by drunkenness or a love of speed, endanger their own and others' safety on the road, at sea, or in the air".

We all thought this was pretty funny, considering the fact that they include "at sea".  Boating?  Forget that, just don't swim too fast!

Have a bee-YOU-ti-ful weekend!

Friday, April 13, 2012


So much that's out there right now is overrated:
Twilight is overrated.
A series of books dedicated to sparkling vampires?  I'll pass, thanks.
Twitter is overrated.
I can see its uses.  But couldn't they have thought up a better name?  "I'm tweeting" sounds so.... immature.
Dyed red hair is overrated.
Natural redhead speaking.  I can tell when you've dyed your hair, even when it's "natural".  Need I say more?
Sleep is overrated (wait. did I just say that?).
I'm in college.
Brittany Spears is overrated.
Why do women unnecessarily shave their heads?  ............ exactly.
"Rick rolling" is overrated.
"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a good song!  You shouldn't need to coerce people into listening to it.

The housing fair line is overrated.

     Now, here is where a longer explanation is needed.  In order to get housing for next year, students here are required to go to the "housing fair" to sign up for which dorm we want.  There are a couple ways that the school could go about this:
     1. Online registration.  Much like class registration, you give a time when everyone can sign up.  Students virtually rush the website and Res-Net crashes.
     2. Peacefully and calmly.  Exactly what it sounds like.
But neither of these are the way that we do this lovely housing thing here.  Let me explain our process:

2 weeks before the housing fair, flyers go out: "Line starts at 8 am!  No tents allowed!  You may not camp out overnight!  Doors open at 9 pm!" Why is this such a big deal????

8 am: the line starts forming.  These are people who desperately want a specific dorm, and they're willing to go a whole day standing in the same place to get that dorm.
11 am: about 40 people are standing in line.  They are laughing and playing cards.  Everyone is happy.
(from here, I go from knowledge to speculation)
2-ish pm: those who have been in line since morning are getting antsy.  But there's not place-holding, so they can't get out of line!  Sorry, food needs to wait!
5:30 pm: I get in line.  I hope that I don't get stuck in the dorm that's known for having mold.  (Evelyn is allergic and I don't want to find out if I am!)
9 pm: the doors open.  Students rush the doors.  The popular dorms fill up quickly and we silly freshmen are left asking, "Why didn't I get in line at 8 am?"

Honestly, there is no way that I'd get in line at 8 am, wait for 13 hours, skip classes, and freeze/starve/miss out on a whole day of life just to get into one certain dorm.  Don't get me wrong, I love my dorm and I hope I can get into the same one next year, but it's a bed.  And a desk, and a bookshelf.  I don't need this specific dorm to be happy in college.  I have no problem with those who do wait in line all day, its just not my priority at this point.

I shall update you all on my experience in line on Sunday.  (Tomorrow is Saturday's Silly Saying day!  (I know I skipped last week, but it was Holy Saturday and I was just a slight bit busy.) I have a bunch of sayings to choose from.... hehe).


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Early Easter Morning

It's once again that joyous day.  Christ is Risen!  Alleluia!

You are most likely wondering why I'm posting at 4:55 in the morning.  Well, it's because after the Easter Vigil (which lasted until 12:10), I helped liturgy committee take everything back to the chapel from the gym where Mass was held.  I literally just got back..... and that is why in my head, all my thoughts are quite mixed up.  I surprised myself by being coherent for this long- Praise God that I could help set the chapel up for Mass tomorrow!

Needless to say, it's time for bed.  Have a blessed day with your families

Monday, April 2, 2012

One of those....

It's going to be one of those weeks.  You know, one of those where you feel like if you were both an octopus and could bi-locate, you still couldn't get everything done.

So that's why I'm currently writing cards while doing laundry and packing up things for my parents to take home, simultaneously planning my week that will be full of Liturgy Committee wonderfullness, and writing this blog post all while listening to the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack.

Check out this awesome journal I got today for Crossroads!  (Read the quotes ;) )
Hehe, it mentions walking.  and I can mark the weather for each day!
And something you probably don't know about me unless you're family or close friend is that I love stationery and notebooks and paper and cards, and other such things.  Getting a new journal makes me excited!!

Life is hectic, but definitely really good. :)
Have a wonderful rest of your Holy Week!