Monday, March 23, 2009

Tiffany Learns How to Operate Hyperlinks Much to Her Enjoyment

March 23rd, 2009
Hmm. It seems that I am a bad, bad lady and I'm not writing my exegesis like I should be right now, since it's due on Wednesday. Which is in two days. And I'm so close to the end! I always get discouraged when the light at the end of the tunnel is the brightest. I guess it's just because I wish it was over, RIGHT NOW ALREADY.

I wonder if that hyperlink thingy worked up there. I'm pretty techno-savvy, eh? I bet you didn't even consider the fact that I had to figure out how to make that link-y doodad in order to better inform you about the ins and outs of exegetical work, since I am too lazy to explain it myself!

You know what? I think I'm gonna broaden your internet mind for just a second here.

Presenting: My most favourite websites (in no particular order whatsoever)!

1. The Pioneer Woman. What a wonderful blog. The author (Ree) updates the site often enough to placate my voracious internet ADD, and it's always enjoyable. Lots of cooking fun and entertaining stories, and beautiful photography, too.

2. Boundless. It's the Focus on the Family website for young adult-y types, that I think I've alluded to before. Full of informative goodness. Things sometimes get a little controversial, and I think that's part of the draw, for me.

3. The Weather Network. I'm a nerd.

4. Oh, the wild world of wacky urban legends. I love how these often come up in conversation, and then I can CRUSH PEOPLES' DREAMS by telling them that the anecdote they just imparted was, in fact, just a myth.

5. Modcloth. I really, really like their clothes. Mostly I just stare and sigh. Audibly.

6. Blogthings. Looking for a way to kill a couple of hours? Do some meaningless quizzes on blogthings! Woooooo

7. Plugged In Online - because nobody likes nasty surprises in movies. Well, I mean ratings-wise. You know, not plot twists or anything.

8. Camp ABK. 'Nuff said, I think.

9. Q90 FM. Everyone's favourite radio station from Wisconsin that I just happened to stumble upon. Good Christian tunes to clean your room by.

10. Threadless. Awesome t-shirts for bargain-basement prices. I've got three of my own - and one for Mark.

Whee! That was fun. There are many more on my list of really cool places to visit on the interwebs, but that will have to wait for later. Besides, 10 is a nice, round number. Speaking of nice and round, my middle is feelin' it lately. HA! Seriously, I'm upping the crunches these days.

Procrastinatorialy (yep, made it up)


Please enjoy this nice picture of goldenrod (?) I took at the LCF/NCCF retreat last fall. Not even photoshopped! Not even!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Cellphone and Cookies, Yum!

March 20th, 2009

Well, I've decided to illustrate a few goings-on around here with some pictures, artfully photographed by yours truly.

First, I got a new cell phone! It's so cute and square and teensy-tiny computer-like:
Shiny! I'm lovin' the gold, so bling-bling.

It's pretty cool. And, check out the textational technology:

Wooowwwww! Crazy, I know. Show us a close-up of the texting keys, you say? Oh, alright.

Pretty sick. And the front of it can be all glowy and number-y.

And yes, that is a camera there, too! Lots of settings.

Secondly, I made cookies today. Oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies, to be exact. They are superb.

These ones are for Mark and his family. Note the cautionary sign to house-dwellers.

These ones are fair game, though! Yum.

Mmmm. Fresh and yummable.

Mouth watering, yet? Because mine is. Lucky me, I can go eat one. I might in fact. Hey, maybe I'll even eat three. There are no rules for home baking consumption, as far as I know. Too bad for you, reader, that you can't nibble away with me.

Poor reader.

Poor, poor cookie-less reader. Sigh.

High blood-suger levelly,


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pink and Book-y

March 18th, 2009

I love this picture. It's just my glasses on a Bible on my nightstand at home, but it just looks so peaceful and pink and book-y. I really want a new digital camera. A good one. I'm having a serious case of camera covetousness. Bad!

Actually, in my Religion and Violence class we've been learning all about the mechanisms surrounding human desire, and it's very enlightening. Basically all desire, according to Rene Girard, is actually mimetic - humans mimicking each other, or another thing. This is where rivalry starts.... very Cain and Abel-esque. Cool, though.

Now we've transitioned into the non-violence part of the course, and are reading the Bhagavad-Gita, which is interesting. Well, homework calls. So does bed, but homework calls louder.



Monday, March 16, 2009

"A man leaves his darkness when he follows the Son"

March 16th 2009

Spring is coming! Today I was able to go about my day in only a hoodie. How wonderful! The snow is starting to melt and it's smelling all spring-y and there are big melty puddles to avoid. It's a wonderful time of the year.

Also, there are only 3 weeks left of classes before exams! YAY/AHH! I have 5 papers to complete before then. How horrifying. In other news, I have an apartment for next year, which is quite thrilling. It's a cozy little place that I can really see being so homey and awesome. It even has a sunroom - how great is that?

Aaaand finally, this place: is really cool, and I want to buy every item of clothing and every accessory from it. Most especially, this bathing suit

And this SWEET jumpdrive shaped like an old-school cassette:

So yeah. Alas, I am too poor to buy these things... maybe someday!



Wednesday, March 11, 2009


March 11th, 2009

When I lick knives, it makes me feel like a pirate.

That is all.


Monday, March 9, 2009


March 9th, 2009

I'm just not content to have a plain existence. I want colour, I want vibrancy, no straight lines.

When will it be right? When will I figure out how to convey, how to say it? How to deliniate it perfectly in my mind? Will you understand it when I do?

Will this anxious feeling be forever?

I am a flying bird, a yellow one, arching higher in the last orange rays of the aching sun. I can feel the wind in my feathers, I close my eyes and feel the sensation of soaring, of freedom, the playground of light and beauty, the orange light caressing, brightening, making me alive.

I am a flying bird.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


March 7th, 2009

I love a good graph. Especially when I don't have to do any kind of calculation involving it. This one tickles my fancy:

song chart memes

Har har!
more music charts

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Protagonist

March 4th 2009

My prof asked my class tonight to imagine that we were characters in a story. He then asked, if you could change anything about the character, what would you change? Would you enjoy this story? What would make it better? More interesting?

What a delicious thought!!!

Am I enjoying the story so far? Yes. There are parts that are too painful to read, and parts that are sweet, and parts that are funny. It's a well-rounded story, I think. Would I change the character? Yes. She would be more creative and fearless, she would paint (a lot) and write more, and express herself in an outward manner, instead of keeping it in. She wouldn't care what anyone thought. She would dance more. She would do things that were daring and bold, she would go on adventures, even if they were just small ones. She would appreciate the beauty around her, she would smell the air, she would take long walks often.

She would do things just because, she would stop overanalysing. She would cook fantastic meals for herself, and bake for others. She would volunteer, and stop worrying about "having enough time". She would go to bed early and get up early. She would read her Bible more and thirst to KNOW GOD. She would write the words on her heart.

She would FEEL more.

She would let people know how much she appreciated them (I really do!) and love them more. She would stop worrying about her appearance, and believe her boyfriend when he assures her she is beautiful. She would look to God first for affirmation. She would stop wasting her life on the computer and do things she actually enjoys. She would sew more. She would take more delight in the little joyful things of life.

She would stop wishing, and turn her brain waves into action.

That is all.