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greek life is the most curious thing i've encountered since being at school.

not a moment goes by that my ogranization is not on my mind-- that i'm not thinking about how my sisters are, how their days are going... what's going on in their lives.

I always thought I would find a church and feel at home.
that because Jesus was there, and the church body was so welcoming, that it would become my second family.

but i was so very wrong.

it's not very often that girls in a greek organization tell each other how much then mean to one another.
but, in my sisterhood... we don't have to.
tonight, we went to Ziggies after we had our Senior ceremony.
all you had to do was look around the table to see and feel the love we have for each other.

sisterhood is loving the people you sometimes hate.

i'm so very blessed to have the sisters i do.

growing up, i never had sisters.
i have three older brothers.
obnoxious, smelly boys who are 5, 6, and 7 years older than me.
i never really knew how to be a girl.. or get along with girls...

and it's truly amazing, my sisterhood.

you know you're doing something right, when a new initiate (shiny, if you will) buys an active member a dessert without telling her-- leaving the waitress to say "Who's Melanie? What kind of pie would you like? It's been taken care of."
simply because the Shiny knew the active was having a rough time... because she knew the active could use some sisterly lovin.

you know there are good things happening in your chapter when your new girls have only been active for 6 days and they're automatically accepted, and willing to jump out and do something sisterly.

i nearly cried when the waitress said that to me....

because that made me extremely proud of my sisters.
my amazing, wonderful, beautiful, tremendously talented sisters....

it's been a long, hard year.
we've been through storms and heartaches and hardships.
and we're better for it.

next year... will be amazing.
it already is.
hey, everyone!

just to let you know, it's Relay for Life season...
and i'm super excited about it.

In case you don't know- Relay for Life exists to raise money for cancer awareness/research.

My team is working really hard.
We're even planning a huge poker tournament...

So, if you wanna give me money (even $5 is awesome!), here is the link to my personal site:

Jan. 20th, 2008

i think i've decided from here on out... my journal will be Friends Only.

add me if you want to read about my daily adventures....
(or not so daily adventures....)

i'm fun.

Chasing Amy

Alyssa: Why are we stopping?
Holden: Because I can't take this.
Alyssa: Can't take what?
Holden: I love you.
Alyssa: You love me?
Holden: I love you. And not, not in a friendly way, although I think we're great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I'm sure that's what you'll call it. I love you. Very, very simple, very truly. You are the epitome of everything I have ever looked for in another human being. And I know that you think of me as just a friend, and crossing that line is the furthest thing from an option you would ever consider. But I had to say it. I just, I can't take this anymore. I can't stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can't, I can't look into your eyes without feeling that, that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can't talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are. And I know this will probably queer our friendship - no pun intended - but I had to say it, because I've never felt this way before, and I don't care. I like who I am because of it. And if bringing this to light means we can't hang out anymore, then that hurts me. But God, I just, I couldn't allow another day to go by without just getting it out there, regardless of the outcome, which by the look on your face is to be the inevitable shoot-down. And, you know, I'll accept that. But I know... I know that some part of you is hesitating for a moment, and if there is a moment of hesitation, then that means you feel something too. All I ask, please, is that you just, you just not dismiss that - and try to dwell in it for just ten seconds. Alyssa, there isn't another soul on this fucking planet who has ever made me half the person I am when I'm with you, and I would risk this friendship for the chance to take it to the next plateau. Because it is there between you and me. You can't deny that. Even if, you know, even if we never talk again after tonight, please know that I'm forever changed because of who you are and what you've meant to me, which - while I do appreciate it - I'd never need a painting of birds bought at a diner to remind me of.
To dream that you are on a playground, indicates your desires to escape from your daily responsibilities. Consider also objects in the playground as expressing or your need to express some aspect of yourself. Perhaps you need to be more carefree or have some fun getting to know some of your talents and abilities that you have long ignored or disregarded.

In general, ghosts symbolizes aspects of yourself that you fear. This may involve a painful memory, guilt, or some repressed thoughts. You may be afraid of death and dying. Alternatively, ghosts are representative of something that is no longer obtainable or within reach. It indicates a feeling of disconnection from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior.

i don't usually do these anymore... but i like this one (for obvious reasons... haha)

1. Who was your favorite teacher?
in high school, my favorite teacher was Beth Jinkins.
2. Why was that teacher so special?
I love her because she talks to her students like they're people- not children. She doesn't take excuses. She has really high expectations- but they're reasonable, and she understands that "high expectations" vary from person to person. She's hilarious, and uses her humor in her lessons. Plus, she practices what she preaches. She's an incredible musician, so she can use her talents to inspire her students.
3. Do you think teachers get paid enough?
Not at all. We're some of the most important people in a child's life. Sometimes teachers spend more time with a kid than their own parents. Sometimes teachers care more than the kid's parents...
4. Do you have a favorite year of school?
Every year is a new year. I love every fall when we can come back and turn a new leaf and start again, meet brand new people- and still keep in touch with old ones.
5. If you could travel back in time and tell yourself something now that would have helped you get through school, what would you say?
Listen to your parents- they're smarter than you. Life is not as hard as you think it is- and yes, it will get harder. Stop being such a control freak, and learn how to love people the way they are.

Aug. 11th, 2007

i'm real excited. :)

my godson was born last night at 11:38pm.
he weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
(so far, he looks a little like an alien- he's so skinny! haha)

buttttttt i got to hold him and feed him and he's the love of my life, currently.

so, here are some pictures, because i love him.
my digital camera is currently broken, so you'll have to deal with pictures from my phone.

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sleeping with his mouth open... teehee

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me and caden.

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Aug. 9th, 2007

List seven songs you are into right now. no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

here's my 8 haha:
1. His Eye Is On The Sparrow - as performed by Lauryn Hill
2. For the Longest Time - as performed by Rockapella
3. Hey There Delilah - Plain White Tees
4. Out Tonight - RENT
5. Have You Seen My Love - Rosie Thomas
6. Wasting Time - Jack Johnson
7. I'll Do Anything - Jason Mraz
8. Sideways - Citizen Cope

I tag:
...and anyone else who wants to do it!

Aug. 6th, 2007

i got my first ever speeding ticket tonight.
i'm pretty down about it, seeing as it's my first and all...

yeah... so i guess all the money i've made from working with guards, i'll have to spend on a lawyer to fix this ticket.

i'm so upset!
i know, it's not a big deal, i'm sure.... because everyone else in the world gets tickets, but i'm sad!

so, yeah.
my spedometer is off- i don't know by how much...
but apparently enough, because everytime i think I'm going the speed limit (or 5 over, like everyone else...) I'm apparently not?
tonight i was apparently doing 69 in a 55....
the office was totally nice to me though-- i feel like he was flirting with me a little?

i dunno- is it protocol to make the person you've pulled over sit in the cop car with you?
because that's what happened and I was slightly weirded out.
but shrug. he was kind of cute. haha

that's my story.

Aug. 4th, 2007

tonight, i ended a period of my life.

i finished the last Harry Potter book.

i love it.
i laughed, i cried....

love love love love

i also love that most of my predictions for this book were true.
i really love that some of them didn't come true and I was completely surprised...


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