Tuesday, December 29, 2009

never a dull day.

this is my brother. he's kind of a large muscle-y booger but i rather like him.

today was quite an exhausting day. i am neither superstitious nor do i believe in numerology. but funny things happened today that i thought i'd document.

rule of 3's [i promise, no one dies]

1. i waited through 3 red lights before turning left into the arden fair/best buy parking lot. bonus: i also witnessed a 3rd finger wave as the guy in front of me couldn't make it past the yellow light. i shall like to mention that now is not a good time to venture near shopping centers.

2. i sat through 3 different free wifi locations before i finally went home with a dead laptop and unsteady hands. i've since realized that my small frame can only take so much coffee. fyi for future wifi expeditions: panera bread limits wifi access to 30 minutes during peak lunch time hours. and borders has unlimited access but no wall outlets - which is basically access dependent on the life of your battery.

3. i pulled up to 3 different gas pumps at ampm before i finally started pumping gas into my grandma-mobile. i kept getting disoriented and couldn't figure out where my gas tank was. luckily i only got out 2 out of the 3 times = ]

i happen to be a little more scatterbrained than most people.. which is why i get into messes like these. ie. leaving my keys in the lock on the wrong side of the door, finding a cereal box in the refrigerator, getting on the wrong freeway to places i've been to a hundred times, etc.. sometimes it's frustrating and a waste of time and gas.. but i thank god for these mini adventures. i love that i still find reasons to laugh at myself and even more reason to discover joy in life.

ps. to close the day, i drove around sac international airport terminal B 3 times before picking up a friend. god is good even when i leave my cell phone at home.

merry christmas my friends.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

fluffy & flaky

we are all a little weird and life's a little weird and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

i should be studying for my final.

i forgot to write what i'm thankful for during this season of.. thankfulness. wait. there's a name for that...

i'm loving my lord more and more everyday.

one year ago, i crashed my car. it was pretty freaking scary and to this day, i still get goosebumps thinking about it. a year ago, i was also pretty distraught with my life here in sac. after graduating, i never intended to stay in this city for very long.. always scouting career sites looking for a new job elsewhere. either that or trying to get away from nutrition and start fresh. radiology tech.. school teacher.. frozen yogurt cashier.. no church, no community, no work benefits, no staple chinese take-out restaurant.. i think the highlight of my life was a little bunny that kept my feet warm at night in cold, empty apartment. while i never gave up my complete reliance on god at that time and i never stopped acknowledging his presence, i also never fully trusted in his plan in my life.

today, i put my trust in god not because of where he's brought me but because of his grace and mercy for a little stinker like me. having a job, getting into a master's program (at davis of all places!), living in a house where i can wear shorts during the winter and driving an awesome rice rocket mom-car is amazing. but not as amazing as christ's love for me.