I’m thinking about switching from WordPress to Blogger. Does anyone out there use Blogger? I don’t really care for the templates on wordpress…they’re too limiting. If anyone has used Blogger and/or WordPress, would you care to give me the pros and cons?
June 13, 2008
June 6, 2008
Leave a Comment
Wow. That’s all I can say.
June 1, 2008
Since having two of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday, my face has become quite swollen. I know I’m probably exaggerating a bit, but I think I’m starting to look like Stan from American Dad:
On the brighter side, I’m enjoying my mother-in-law’s homemade chicken noodle soup (um, yum!), Breyer’s chocolate and vanilla ice cream, double chocolate pudding, and strawberry jello. And best of all, my dog has been curled up with me all day long.
P.S. I know the picture of me is not so flattering, but cut me some slack, ok? I had two wisdom teeth removed, one of which I was mostly awake for because the anesthesia had worn off. Lucky for me, it was the hardest one to remove, too.
April 16, 2008
Leave a Comment
On Monday night, I received a call from a toll-free number that I did not recognize. They did not leave a message, and when I called it back, there was no answer.
I looked up the phone number yesterday on the Internet and found out that it is from the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Lucky me. Not thinking anymore about it, I received a call from that number again today.
This time I answered. It was an elderly-sounding woman, probably volunteering her time. “Yes, good morning. This is the Hillary Clinton Campaign. Are you aware that you can vote early at your clerk’s office?” Um, yes, I was. But what I wasn’t aware of was how Hillary Clinton got my private cell phone number, so I asked, and expressed my discontent that a campaign would get that number and be calling me.
The poor woman was completely taken by surprise. She started to give a response, but before she could say much, she hung up. I hope I didn’t upset her so much that she had a heart attack or something. But if she’s going to campaign for a woman as mean-spirited as Hillary can be (in my opinion), you would think she could take a little expressed grief from a voter. I wasn’t THAT mean, after all.
Can you tell who I’m NOT voting for?
March 18, 2008
I’ve changed the name and header of my blog…whatcha think? I felt it was time, and the Metamorphosis was a bit cheesy. I’m gonna let my blog speak for itself rather than choose one word to describe it. Yay for newness!
February 19, 2008
Leave a Comment
After our fun outing on Valentine’s Day outing at Walmart, Tyler had the new phone buzz. He was so excited at the possibility of getting a new phone that we decided to go to Sprint that next day and see what plans and phones Sprint had to offer. We were pleased to find out that not only did they have a selection of really cool phones, but we also were eligible for a $150 credit to upgrade!
Tyler got the Sanyo S1 in black. He was so excited that Sanyo came out with yet another slim bar phone that he had to have it. While it’s longer and wider than the old one that he used to have and love (he has compared every single phone to the one he used to have, and none have come close to measuring up), it has a lot of features that he missed after switching from Sanyo.
I, on the other hand, had to have a phone with texting capabilities. I decided to get the LG Rumor. I had never purchased an LG before so I didn’t know what to expect. But other than the poor photo qualities of the phone, I absolutely love it. It has great graphics, really cool ring tones, and it slodes to reveal a texting keyboard. And, it works at Ivy Tech in the classrooms whereas my Samsung didn’t receive good enough reception and was always on roam.
I can’t wait until next month when I actually have a texting plan. And, we also upgraded our plan to include no roaming. That means that from now on when I visit my parents up north (and when we visit Hawaii in May!), I won’t have to pay roaming charges because Sprint does not have a local tower. Although it’s a little more expensive than what we were paying, we think it will save us in the long run because we usually had texting and/or roaming charges tacked on every month.
January 2, 2008
I do. And after this weekend, I do even moreso.
The day after Christmas, I received a phone call from my mom that one of my relatives had tried to commit suicide. This family member had taken about every pill in the house and the son found them on Christmas day. Said family member ended up in the hospital, alive but in a coma. The news truly shocked and saddened me…I can’t count the number of times I’d driven past this family member’s town on my way to or from Williamsport and thought about stopping by, but instead decided I wanted to just get home because it was a long trip. I felt incredible guilt for not taking more time for this loved one, but even moreso wondered if this person had a relationship with Jesus.
Then the next day, I found out the doctors diagnosed this family member as brain dead. It would only be a matter of time before my family member passed away. So they took this person off of life support and we waited. My mom and grandma visited our family member in the hospital and then came to stay with me overnight before returning. My grandma told the story of how the family member would turn and look at her when she entered the room, yet the doctors said this was an involuntary response, controlled by the one part of the brain that still functioned. It just didn’t add up to me. I couldn’t sleep that night, thinking about all the things I wanted to say to the family member. And, deep down I just didn’t believe this was the beginning of the end. Something in my heart told me so.
So I made the trip up north to see my family member for myself. It was hard to take seeing my family member worse off than I had ever seen them. Yet, I still kept hope even when others said the doctors said there was no chance of recovery. After all, my relative would actually turn their head and look at anyone who said their name. This, in my mind, was a reason to hope for the best. I said some things to my relative quietly as others talked amongst themselves…told them how much I loved them and that Jesus does, too. That they have a reason for being on this earth. That they don’t have to hold on any longer if they didn’t want to, but if they wanted to, I truly believed they could fight through this. I left her with a kiss on the forehead, still clinging to hope.
Then I received a call on New Year’s Eve from my mother. “Do you want a New Year’s miracle?” she asked. I didn’t know what to expect, but my mom relayed that not only had our family member woken up, but they had even started talking again, letting those around them know they truly did want to live. If this didn’t cause those around my loved one to believe in God and His power, I didn’t know what would. God chose to perform a miracle on my family member; I truly, truly believe it. I don’t know if my family member remembers anything I said to them that day in the hospital, but I want to believe they did, and that it gave them hope to live.
Although my family member has a long road ahead, I truly believe this should be a new lease on life. I only hope that I can help this person believe in themself but also believe that God has a purpose for them. Never again will I pass through their town without calling or at least saying a prayer for their safety, well-being and health.
Do you believe in miracles?
December 14, 2007
Leave a Comment
For the past week, I’ve been sick. It started out with a sore throat last Friday, and then throughout the weekend it progressed to achy muscles, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing. All the fun stuff. I thought that I would be able to shake it after a couple days — most times I do — but not this time. I went to work feeling pretty good on Monday, then Tuesday I woke up feeling horrible. I couldn’t drag myself out of bed if I wanted to. So I called in sick, which I hate to do.
I’ve tried getting in bed early as often as possible this week, but it still hasn’t helped. In fact, the more sleep I get, the worse I usually feel. Not cool. So I broke down today and called the doctor. Her nurse said they’ve had so many patients with the symptoms I described that they wouldn’t be able to fit them all in the waiting room. So instead, my doctor just prescribed me a Z-pack. I’m looking forward to not feeling run down all day after just a day at work.
Speaking of running, I’ve done absolutely none lately. I know I’ve been sick and my body probably needed the rest, but I’m DYING to get back at it. I even bought a reflective vest a couple weeks ago so I can run in the morning and evening and I’ve only gotten to use it once. I can just feel myself putting on the weight and becoming more and more unconditioned. I just want to be healthy again and not feel guilty when I eat what I want to (after all, that’s half the reason I run anyway). Really wanting to do my best at the Indy Mini Marathon in May, and I would love to get a jump start on the training.
November 2, 2007
Leave a Comment
I just want to give a biiiiiiiig congratulations to bobbi+mike! They were chosen as the best wedding photographers in Indianapolis by a news station there. I’ve been following their work for some time now, and it is so exciting to see that others truly admire what they do as well. Take a look at their web site…there’s no doubt that they are downright amazing! Had I known how good Bobbi was when I got married (and had I had a bigger wedding budget…seriously, it was minimal), she no doubt would have been my photographer.
I had some classes with Bobbi at Indiana State University back in the day, and always loved her quirkiness and fun persona. But I had no idea just how good she was when I went to ISU with her. I was so focused on print journalism and she was more involved in design and photography, so our paths didn’t cross all that often. It was only toward the end of my stint at ISU that I wanted to start learning the basics behind photography. I shadowed the Tribune Star photographers for a while, but they never had the time to truly show me the art behind it.
But now that I’ve seen bobbi+mike’s amazing work, they’ve inspired me. Honestly, I’m always glued to their web site each day at work, waiting for new pictures to be posted, wondering how they created a certain shot. Because of them, I’ve decided to go back to school to get a degree in photography from Ivy Tech. It’s the only way I know how to get the experience and training I would need. I have no idea what other options are available in this area, but I think it would be a fun, fun job and I want to do whatever I can to learn. I know there is a lot of work that goes into doing what they do, but I think taking the effort to learn would be totally worth it.
Take a look at their work. Let me know what you think…I think you’ll agree that they are downright amazing!
November 1, 2007
I just noticed that I had misspelled the name of my blog. So much for all my wonderful journalism training at ISU. I’m pretty embarassed about it, but I have corrected “Metamorposis” to be what I intended the name of this blog to be: Metamorphosis.
I’m an idiot.