Friday, January 28, 2011

friday photos: 2011.4

friday, january 21

my college roommate was visiting, and we went to the stores in hillsboro village to play with the kittens.

saturday, january 22

does this really qualify as a fortune?

sunday, january 23

best show currently on television. i love being able to catch up with most shows online. for free.

monday, january 24

project ak-47

tuesday, january 25

coffee date at frothy monkey with jess and cassie

wednesday, january 26

completed book #2 of the year.

thursday, january 27

our house has these awesome radiators... that don't work.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

sometimes all i do is talk.

some of you may know me as being quiet, and i guess typically that's true. but when it comes to making changes in my life, all i do is talk. so lately, i've been trying to be silent on these issues. or at least vague. why? don miller recently blogged about a lecture he heard, where he learned that "when you share a goal publicly, your brain enjoys the sharing in the same way it enjoys the achievement itself, and you’ve lost some of your motivation."

so. here's to keeping quiet. hopefully i'll be able to share my success(es) later down the road.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

wednesday wisdom #12

"music at its the grand archeology into and transfiguration of our guttural cry, the great human effort to grasp in time our deepest passions and yearnings as prisoners of time. profound music leads us - beyond language - to the dark roots of our scream and the celestial heights of our silence."

-cornel west

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

i'm a fan of vague.

-sometimes you need to hear the obvious about 500 times before it "clicks."

-sometimes you need to talk to someone who has been where you are and is going where you want to go.

-sometimes you need coffee.

-sometimes you need the rain.


-sometimes "when" is now.

Friday, January 21, 2011

friday photos: 2011.3

friday, january 14

my roommates plants. some are living. some are dying. some are in-between.

saturday, january 15

cabbage soup.

sunday, january 16

free show at the basement featuring trent dabbs, matthew perryman jones, thad cockrell, and others.

monday, january 17

breakfast at the hermitage cafe with my roommate.

tuesday, january 18

budgeting and planning for the month ahead.

wednesday, january 19

dust. it's time to deep-clean.

thursday, january 20

finished my first book of 2011.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

wednesday wisdom #11

we choose to live where apathy is normal and average is the goal. occasionally, some refuse to cooperate. they rise out of the rubble of decadence and conformity and by the power of god, they show us a new way. they force us to accept responsibility. they inspire and require us to consider a new way to be human."

-erwin mccmanus

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

why i'm like a lab rat.

sunday in church, randy told a story about some lab rats a friend of his told him a few years ago. the lab was getting shut down and they decided to let the rats free. they took the cage of rats out to an open field and opened the door and all of the rats just huddled in the back of the cage. the cage is all they had ever known and they were afraid of the freedom outside of the cage. he then went on to ask us to consider what our cages are. i identified my cages (fears of failure and lame excuses) awhile ago. the question i'm faced with now is this: what am i going to do about it? will i embrace the freedom i have been given, or will i continue to cower in my false sense of control?

Friday, January 14, 2011

friday photos: 2011.2

friday, january 7


saturday, january 8

arts and crafts.

sunday, january 9

binding journals.

monday, january 10

work-from-home snow day.

tuesday, january 11

my christmas gift from jen arrived.

wednesday, january 12

sometimes snow looks fake.

thursday, january 13

edgehill cafe gave me this creamer. i named her marta the moo cow and my roommates and i will now hide her around the apartment.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

wednesday wisdom #10

"we are not what we were meant to be, and we know it. if, when passing a stranger on the street, we happen to meet eyes, we quickly avert our glance. cramped into the awkward community of an elevator, we search for something, anything to look at instead of each other. we sense that our real self is ruined, and we fear to be seen. but think for a moment about the million of tourists who visit ancient sites like the parthenon, the colosseum, and the pyramids. though ravaged by time, the elements, and vandals through the ages, these ruins still awe and inspire. though fallen, their glory cannot be fully extinguished. there is something at once sad and grand about them. and such we are. abused, neglected, vandalized, fallen - we are still fearful and wonderful. we are, as one theologian put it, "glorious ruins." but unlike those grand monuments, we who are christ's have been redeemed and are being renewed as paul said, "day by day." restored in the love of god."

- brent curtis/john eldredge

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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roommate is baking a pie. ray lamontagne is on the stereo. snow is on the ground.

it's a good day.

Monday, January 10, 2011

time for a check up.

we're 10 days into the new year, and so i feel as though it's the perfect time to do a check up on a few of my resolutions. remember my 11 in 11 (parts one and two here)? well, i've been working on a few of them and i'm really excited to share one particular one with you.

i mentioned that i want to get rid of journals... i started making them and selling them a couple years ago. and i spent the past week making several new ones and i just re-opened my etsy last night. so. take a look. follow me on twitter. like me on facebook. and spread the word, will you?

Friday, January 7, 2011

friday photos: 2011.1

saturday, january 1

opryland hotel

sunday, january 2

hillsboro village

monday, january 3

creating journals.

tuesday, january 4

my potential reading list for 2011.

wednesday, january 5

putting away the christmas decorations.

thursday, january 6