Thursday, September 30, 2010

Name That Town + Would You Rather Wednesday

What's the deal, Arkansas? You can't come up with clever enough city names on your own, so you just start taking other city and state names, sticking "ARK" in there somewhere, and calling it a town? What's next? Ark York? Los Arkeles?

All I know is, West Des Moines might be a pain to spell out, and might get mispronounced all the time, but I sure am glad I don't have to say I am from "Arkadelphia" or "Texarkana"... Who ever thought THAT was a good idea?

And even though it's Thursday, I'm still doing the "Would You Rather Wednesday" today, lol! Would you rather have the ability to fly, be invisible, or read minds?

I have no idea how to decide this one! If I could fly, I could travel the world - for free! I think I would pick that one, because being invisible or reading minds would just get me into trouble! Gotta have some privacy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Would You Rather Wednesday

Would you rather never eat your favorite food ever again, or have to eat it every day? What about for every meal?

This is a no-brainer for me for the first part of the question. I would eat Tabouleh everyday, no convincing necessary!! And I always said I could eat it for every meal and never get tired of it, but I do think eventually I would want some other foods. So if I could ONLY eat it for the rest of my life, I guess I'd have to say PASS.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What's Your Color?

Even though I say summer is my favorite season of the year, there are so many things I love about fall. A relief from the humidity, football, bonfires, smores, hayrack rides, pumpkin carving, jeans and long sleeves, blankets, hot chocolate, and of course the colors that comes with the season.

I have always loved the turning of the trees from vibrant green to varying shades of red, brown, yellow, and orange. I learned a few years ago in biology that these shades are actually the true colors of the leaves; something about chloroplasts or whatever mask the actual color of each leaf, making it green (sorry for the less-than-technical explanation!). Then when the season wears on, temperatures cool, and the life of the leaf is drawing to a close, its true color comes out, each one a different shade from the other.

I don't know about you, but I would much rather see trees full of vibrant color, each a little different, than a bunch of all-green leaves. I never notice trees in the summer, but when those colors start to turn I immediately see all of the life around me. It always makes me think about the masks we wear, especially while in school. We try so hard to be somebody's shade of green when it isn't our true color. We desperately want to blend in - to go unnoticed. But what a BORING world it would be if we all allowed our green masks to cover the vibrant color that makes each of us unique.

Next time you see a tree full of leaves that are "changing" color, remember those beautiful colors are exactly what God made them to be - and go be your own shade of vibrance in the world!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Would You Rather Wednesday

Welcome to the first edition of "Would You Rather" Wednesday.

This week's question: Being the age you currently are, if you were single would you rather date someone five years older or five years younger?

I think I'm finally to an acceptable age where I could say younger. I mean, if you are 20 and say younger, that's just gross. And where I would have always said older before, my mid-20's crisis has set in and I don't want anyone making me feel I guess younger it is. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Yesterday was Labor Day and I went boating. It was windy, but it was great to get out on the water again. Since I have a fancy new Samsung Intercept (I hate the word intercept, I don't know why), I had to try the new camera feature.

As I was perusing the images later in the day, I noticed one shot of me that looked particularly odd. I was sitting in a boat seat, and due to the angle of the shot, it looked like my suit bottoms were ABOVE my belly button. At closer inspection, it wasn't actually the case that they were hiked to my navel, but the illusion was immensely worsened because of my incredibly short torso. Steve Urkel, anyone? 

I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday, and channel your inner Urkel sometime today :)