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Listening: ‘Books Written for Girls’ by Camera Obscura

Reading: This would completely eliminate some peoples Twitter accounts.

Thinking: Being a Christian means that the cycle of violence, hate, and retaliation stops with you. And sometimes that *really* sucks. But in the end, I know that it is right.

How to Annoy Me: Act like you are above someone simply because you are more skilled at the task at hand then they currently are.

How to Charm Me: Be the answer to my prayers without even knowing it.

Quote of the Day: It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers. – Marcia Haydee

Listening: ‘Winners and Losers’ by Social Distortion (Thanks to author Bob Ford for directing me to this band!)

Reading: “In March 2007, Chiquita Brands plead guilty to doing business with a terrorist organization…” (People make me sick, I swear.)

Enjoying: The Daily Dish: Best Typo Ever

Thinking: I’m just…happy. 🙂

How to Annoy Me: People have been acting more and more insane behind the wheel of a car. I can’t decide if I’m annoyed or just plain scared.

How to Charm Me: Be the man I never knew I wanted. 🙂

Quote of the Day: I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – Douglas Adams (I also think that this is going to be my life quote!)

Listening: ‘Why I Am’ by Dave Matthews Band

Reading: ‘Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation and Guilt to Manipulate You’ by Susan Forward (Oh how I wish I had read this 4-5 years ago!)

Thinking: Between my Sociology class and our JustFaith curriculum, I may become permanently depressed.

How to Annoy Me: Have a HUGE sign proclaiming Pumpkin Spice Lattes and then not have had the foresight to order more in anticipation of the holiday so you run out. (And yes, I realize that this is totally a First World problem.)

How to Charm Me: Sit on the couch with me all weekend watching NCIS because my medicine is making me sick.

Quote of the Day: Love is willing the good. We love something or someone when we promote its good for its own sake. What characterizes the deepest essence of God is love – that is, willing the good. – ‘Revolution of Character’ by Dallas Willard with Don Simpson (I have an entire blog on this quote floating in my head!)

Listening: ‘She is Love’ by Parachute

Reading: ‘Surprised By Hope’ by N. T. Wright

Feeling Guilty: For having a donut for lunch. Somehow I doubt that is on the list of good foods to eat.

Thinking: I will make my way back. Someday.

How to Annoy Me: Drive 10 miles under the speed limit, don’t pay attention at stop lights, and swerve all over the road while obviously looking for something in the passenger seat. Pull the SUV over and find whatever it is, DOCTOR, before I call the cops on your ass.

How to Charm Me: Call me and invite me to the state fair so we can finally indulge in our elephant ear craving.

Quote of the Day: What we say about death and resurrection gives shape and color to everything else. If we are not careful, we will offer merely a “hope” that is no longer a surprise, no longer able to transform lives and communitites in the present, no longer generated by the resurrection of Jesus himself and looking forward to the promised new heavens and new earth. – N. T. Wright

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Listening: ‘July, July!’ by The Decemberists

Reading: ‘Revolution of Character’ by Dallas Willard and Don Simpson

Thinking: I have faith that, in the end, this will work out. Not because of the human beings involved but because God can and does work miracles.

How to Annoy Me: Go wandering off when I am getting ready to walk out the door so that I have to go hunting you down.

How to Charm Me: Fight for me.

Quote of the Day: The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion humility. – Chuck Colson

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Listening: ‘Young Folks’ by Peter, Bjorn and John

Reading: ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ by Rebecca Wells

Thinking: It’s amazing how much smoother my relationship with my dad seems now that I don’t have someone whispering in my ear about how bad of a father he is.

How to Annoy Me: Keep blowing straw wrappers at me.

How to Charm Me: Be my “out of the box” person but refrain from lecturing me when I do get in my box and simply let me rant.

Quote of the Day: From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth; from the laziness that is content with half-truths; from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth – oh God of Truth, deliver us! – Unknown

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Watching: ”That’s why we snap and kill you in your sleep…”

Enjoying: ‘Hello Kitty Cupcakes’

Thinking: Moving is such a pain in the ass.

How to Annoy Me: Make no attempt to clean up after yourself in the bathroom. EW!

How to Charm Me: Do whatever you can to help me, even if it means walking away.

Quote of the Day: We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are. – Anais Nin

Random Quirk: I compulsively correct grammer and spelling mistakes.

1000 Words: daily-23

Watching: ‘Livin’ A Lie’ (My dance company)

Reading: I survived a year at this school…and signed that “code of conduct”.

Thinking: Thank God for my friends. 🙂

How to Annoy Me: Be so pestful that 5 minutes into it, I’m telling you to fold your own damn papers and stuff your own damn envelops. YOU DON’T PAY ME ENOUGH!

How to Charm Me: Surround me with love and support when I need you most.

Quote of the Day: “…if God can bring new creation from a cross, God can bring new life into our circumstances, no matter how dark or dismal.” – Rich Vincent

Listening: ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ by The Script

Enjoying: Deeper than the chicken and the egg…

Thinking: I wish I had answers for you.

How to Annoy Me: Yesterday was pretty much an entire blogs worth of annoy.

How to Charm Me: Decide that I am your Indiana tea pusher. 😀

Quote of the Day: There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life. – Unknown

Random Quirk: I can’t keep my hands still. I either have to play with something in my hands or I will simply play with my hands.

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Listening: ‘When the Rain Comes’ by Third Day (I don’t like a lot of Christian music but this is a good song that pretty much sums up my group of friends.)

Reading: ‘The Great Divorce’ by C. S. Lewis

Thinking: It’s a sad, sad day when the last of the Girl Scout Thin Mints are gone.

How to Annoy Me: Tell me that ‘The Great Divorce’ isn’t about what I think it’s about. I’VE READ IT!

How to Charm Me: Make me laugh so hard I fall off the couch.

Quote of the Day: Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after months or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach

Random Quirk: When I set my alarm clock, it has to be on an even number. (Ex. 6:14 instead of 6:15)

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