Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"A Little More"

This thing is classic!!! SO funny... I almost burst out laughing a few times, there. And eerily accurate (?!)


Go to your music player, set it to shuffle/random, and answer the following

If you reached the top of Mount Everest, you would shout:
"Beautiful Sound" - Newsboys

The next time you stand up in front of a group of people, you'll say:
"Reborn" - Rebecca St. James

Your message to the world:
"Ave Maria" - Celtic Woman (hey... I'm not catholic!)

When you think of your best friend you think:
"Petit Papa Noel" - Josh Groban (BAHA)

Your deepest secret:
"Those Words Are Not Enough" - Relient K

Your innermost desire:
"My Lips" - Veggietales AHAHAHA

Your oldest memory makes you think:
"Southbound Train" - Jon Foreman

Somewhere in your wedding vows, you should have included:
"I Need You" - Relient K

On your deathbed, you'll whisper:
"Dreams" - Gavin DeGraw

Your friends say behind your back:
"In This Temple, As In The Hearts Of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth" - Sufjan Stevens (well that's inspirational)

You say behind your friends' back:
"Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap

Your opinion of Blogging:
"In My Place" - Coldplay (good one)

When you wake up in the morning, you mutter:
"Oh! Darling" - The Beatles (... i say it to my alarm clock)

If you found yourself lost on a desert island, you'd yell:
"Learning How to Die" - Jon Foreman (AHHAHAHAHAHAAAA)

Right now, your feelings are:
"Come Down" - Brie Stoner

What's your excuse for reposting this music survey?:
"Santa Claus is Thumbing to Town" - Relient K

Your life's soundtrack:
"May it Be" - Celtic Woman (sweet)

The day you fell in love was the day that:
"Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve

Title you'll repost this as:
"A Little More" - Jennifer Knapp


And here is a little bit of love to brighten your day.... this guy writes the same message on walls, buildings, etc. all around New York. Pretty cool.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Oases in the Desert

Don't we all want to be something?

I would like to think that my life is more, better, exciting... more exciting than sitting here at 11:31pm on a Tuesday night, struggling through the diabolical throes of a bland, desert-dry and utterly unsatisfying final essay. Eight pages of misery. Hours of tedious, sedentary gazing at the inhuman glare of the computer screen. Thoughts of the possibility of bedsores arising from the fact that I truly haven't budged from this perch of butt-numbing boredom in the past innumerable hours.

I know, I am being dramatic and playing up my woebegone plight... but doesn't it really feel this way, sometimes? Like this week, this next nine days will NEVER END? I've got to rally against the despondency... I know there's a light at the end of this tunnel. It really could be so much worse. SO much worse.

But... I feel like I could be so much more. Like I could be striving for something meaningful, far beyond myself and my little bedroom and my potted plant and endless essays....

I guess I just have to trust that God can use me in the mundane, that my boring hours of tedium can really be operating covertly for some greater reason... that through this, something is developing. Some quality, or some lesson, or some shred of longing to draw nearer to my Lord...

I should seek Him in the wasteland of my discouragement. It will not be a wasteland forever. Soon, very, very soon the refreshing rains will come down, sheets of bliss to quench the rasping dry fissures of the desert, they that pitifully croak out curses meant to discourage the lost nomad... pure streams of liquid joy will course through the desert floor, submerging its dusty, cracked skin, rippling and splashing into every cotton-dry nook and around every sunburnt cactus skeleton. Oases in the desert, life to the dreary, Living Water to wet the parched lips of the wanderer. The flood is coming, it will be soon. The border of the wasteland is approaching... I should not despair.

And that concludes tonight's installment of creative writing by T. Hann.... bed time!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rockin' Mixed CD

I was just thinking to myself, if I could make the sickest mixed CD ever, overflowing with all-retro, all rockin' goodness, what would I put on it? Well, allow me to compose this sweeeeet CD right here, right now!

Track Listing:
1. The Tell-Tale Heart - Alan Parsons Project (fits really well with my E.A. Poe inspired semester, and sounds EERILY like Coldplay midway through..... very, very eerily)
2. Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra
3. Suffragette City - David Bowie
4. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
5. Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
6. Something - The Beatles
7. Money - Pink Floyd
8. San Francisco - Scott McKenzie (less rockin', more mellow.)
9. Honky Cat - Elton John
10. Speak to Me/Breathe - Pink Floyd

That's about it, I think. Pretty sweet, if you ask me! Well, I think I am going to go take a nap.