June 12th, 2008
|11:00 pm - I wasn't really planning on this.|
Today I read a list that gave 37 things we should do to be healthier. One of them was to rise with the sun, and sleep as it does.
I thought it was such a smashingly good idea that I quickly bounded to my dorms from work and tried to make myself sleepy.
But when you're on a B-shift internal clock, the sleepy fairy really doesn't want to kick in until at least about 11:30, usually closer to 1:00 am.
And so now I'm sitting having just ordered a used novel off of Amazon, some book about a bear that has 13 1/2 lives. I started reading it last time I was at Borders at home and I quite enjoyed the whole 3 pages that I read.
I've realized that I want to be much more deliberate with my time because it's almost like it slips through your fingers here at this internship. The day is chock full of tasks to accomplish, but unless guidelines are set then I fall subject to the "tyranny of the urgent."
Basically, whatever's loudest and in front of you will get addressed first while the actually important things get pushed aside.
That has been my life for the last year and a half.
But I think my King is slowly and gently showing me just how much zanier I've become because I've let in that mentality.
I love you all with the love of Jesus Christ. Figure out how immeasurable that is.
Current Location: epicenter
Current Mood: proactive
August 23rd, 2006
I am so tempted to get back on myspace.
Strength, Nicole, strength
August 10th, 2006
|09:56 am - I am so alone...and I love it|
It seems like so much has happened in the past couple weeks. I did my Esther play (which Nicci saw, w00t w00t), I cut off all romantic ties with any males for the next 10 years, Erika got hit on by the pervs at the cast party bonfire, Analicia had her baby while I was on the plane to Colorado, I drove around my brother's neighborhood in his super slick Nissan pathfinder, and now I am sitting alone in my brother's house on livejournal. My sister-in-law is supposed to have her baby within the next week and that is super exciting. I shall have a nephew!
I love being alone in the house because I never get to be alone. THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THIS TIME. I get to read and write and draw and play video games and EAT all day. Is that like paradise or what? Such a glutton.
I really should be training for cross country by running through the neighborhood, doing my exercises and being very careful of what I eat. Yeah. That's a big should.
Current Mood: content
July 24th, 2006
Doesn't it seem like once you've already gotten over a particular mistake or temptation you have, you should be able to beat it super easily the next time it comes around? Like, since it was hard the first time, the second (or third) time it should be simple to overcome. *sigh* Jesus give me strength.
Current Mood: contemplative
Current Music: Pandora.com
July 10th, 2006
How has everyone's week been?
Mine has kind of been a slow and steady blur, meaning that I'm busy but it's not fast-paced, and also I can't remember anything that I do, but I think that's just personal forgetfulness. Of what I can recall, I have spent hours glued to YouTube watching Fushigi Yuugi. And looking up the schedule for the Comic Con and deciding whichever seminars I want to attend.
If, in 60 or so years, I become an eccentric old author who lives in a treehouse with too many cats, would you guys still be my friend? Because that sounds like a pretty cool ending scene for my life. It'll be after I've saved the Africans, of course.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
This chapter is filled with so many verses about the tongue. It really stops me in my tracks with conviction because not only is it targeting the obvious like curse words and gossip, but also just like when you are irritated and answer your siblings in a harsh way when really they only asked if they could borrow a bobby pin. Or like when you imply a sexual or dirty joke, or even just say useless or hurtful stuff without even thinking first of whether or not you should say it.
The verses also list how you can have joy, wisdom, righteousness, understanding, knowledge and a deeper sense of living when you use your words correctly. God help me with this! We can't control our words on our own. I definitely need to abide in Him!
June 27th, 2006
I learned something today: you should always try to dress nicely when going out (this is seriously a whole new concept for me). Because really, you are bound to see someone you know. Especially when most of the Asian population is in the South Bay area! We need more malls down here.
Current Mood: BURNING UP
June 8th, 2006
|05:41 pm - Photoshopped to death|
My watch faces in Multimedia are due tomorrow, so I should not be on the internet, watching a video of my sister's play, or thinking about that fried rice downstairs, but I guess I'm just feeling rebellious today.
Along with the inevitable due date of doom, Erika's play is tomorrow (other sister this time). Enrique is playing Dr. Faustus, who sells his soul to the devil or something delightful like that. We shall see how it turns out.
Disneyland Monday with Enrique, Timmy, Josh, and Erika. Annual passports are so nicely convenient.
Tpols are soon, and I don't dread them, I just want them to be over. Everything is going great and I really can't complain...but I can't wait until summer!
Current Mood: cheerful
May 29th, 2006
|11:34 am - School days go slow, but weekends zip by|
On Friday I skipped school along with my sisters to hang out with my brother Victor and his wife Amanda, who are visiting from Colorado. We saw X-Men 3 and it wasn't that great. Like it really wasn't good enough to be THE LAST STAND. The trailers for the coming attractions all disturbed me in some way. That Nikon camera commercial with Kate Moss is extended and even grosser in the theaters..come on does she REALLY need to be naked to advertise a camera?? There were 3 different horror movie trailers and they all had pretty much the same storyline of dead people, except for The Omen trailer which really disturbed me. It has the typical demonic, evil child plot, but why do people have to mess with that stuff and the devil? Like they don't realize what they're getting into. Why do they have to mess up the innocence of little kids by putting them into these horrible films that makes you fear them..?
Anywho. Noodles and Co. has the best food. NOODLES!
Yesterday my aunt had a Memorial Day party at her house and I spent the majority of the time playing Kingdom Hearts 2. I don't like the beginning and I don't like how Haley Joel Osment's voice got deeper (how dare he get older!) But still, it was fun and I want to steal it from my little cousin when he's not looking.
Side note: Steel Magnolias is a great movie and I did cry.
May 23rd, 2006
I'd like to be wrinkled
Wrinkled like a Triplet from Belleville
That was the oddest movie ever.
May 14th, 2006