Fluffy Ann

Friday, February 25, 2005

Number Fifty

"Oh, my baby, when you're older
Maybe then you'll understand
You have angels that stands around you shoulders
'Cause at times in life you need a loving hand

Worry not my daughters,
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth livin
'Come to Jesus and let Him hold you in His arms

Oh, my baby, when you're cryin'
Never hide your face from me
I've conquered hell and driven out the demons
I have come with a life to set you free

Worry not my daughters,
Worry not my sons
Child, when life don't seem worth livin
'Come to Jesus and let Him hold you in His arms"

(Old Negro Spiritual, newest cover by Mindy Smith)

"To mourn a mischief that is past and gone
Is the next way to draw new mischief on.
What cannot be preserv'd when Fortune takes,
Patience her injury a mock'ry makes.
[(Patient endurance of a loss makes a mockery of Fortune's intended injury.)]
The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief;
He robs himself that spends a bootless grief."

(Shakespeare, I.iii, Othello)

Number Forty-nine

I called Granny this morning and told her I loved her. I feel better that I at least got to talk to her and tell her that. I told her God loved her, and I was praying for her. Please pray for my Granny. Pray for her redemption. I know some of you don't believe in heaven and hell, but I want to die when I think about the possibility of my Granny in hell.

Number Forty-eight

You Belong in 1964

If you scored...
1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!
1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.
1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!
1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.
1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!
I got this from Sam. I must say I like the actual process of taking the quiz more than the quiz results. What happened to "You belong in 1945"? Because I know that's where I'd get put.

Number Forty-seven

"The thundering sea is calling me home, home to you,
The pounding sea is calling me home, home to you.

On a dark new year's night
On the west coast of Clare,
I heard your voice singing.
Your eyes danced the song,
Your hands played the tune;
'Twas a vision before me.

We left the music behind, and the dance carried on
As we stole away to the seashore.
And smelt the brine, felt the wind in our hair,
With sadness you paused.

Suddenly I knew that you'd have to go--
Your world was not mine; your eyes told me so.
Yet it was there I felt the crossroads of time,
And I wondered why.

As we cast our gaze on the tumbling sea,
A vision came o'er me
Of thundering hooves and beating wings
In the clouds above.
Turning to go, heard you call out my name,
Like a bird in a cage, spreading its wings to fly.
'The old ways are lost,' you sang as you flew,
And I wondered why.

The thundering waves are calling me home, home to you,
The pounding sea is calling me home, home to you."

("The Old Ways," words and music by Loreena McKennitt)

Go here to hear a bit.

Number Forty-six

I'm really depressed. My grandmother is probably dying. I really love her. And I wanted to go home this weekend and be with my mom, but she's gone to Tallahassee to be with my granny. I also feel like a failure because of something I did yesterday. I really let my dad down. Life is too hard, and it leaves you too raw. This will be the first person that's close to me to die, and I don't know if I'm ready for that yet.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Number Forty-five

Ok, this is a great idea from NWJR; so I'm going to try it:
"1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that 'cool' or 'intellectual' book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest."

"The last man came gasping into the rear, said, 'The worm! It's almost on us! Blast off!"
The Duke slid into his seat, frowning, said: 'We still have almost three minutes on the original contract estimate. Is that right, Kynes?' He shut his door, checked it." (Dune, Frank Herbert)

Ha! I haven't read this yet. It's for class; so it makes absolutely no sense to me either.

Today are the SGA elections. I'm voting if I get a free moment. I'm also going to send Case a Valentine, which I haven't done yet. That's right, Case; I'm a slacker. And I'm going to Wal Mart. I need some wide red velvet trim for this toile purse I'm making. And I need toilet paper. And hot chocolate. And some more Ambien. That stuff is a dream drug. Ha ha. That could almost be a pun.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Number Forty-four

These are pictures of me and my friends at the Troy University Chinese New Year celebration.


Happy February 22!!!!! 2 is the number for intimacy. May you find intimacy with God today.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Number Forty-three

A comedian me and Steven were watching was talking about some free pads he got in the mail, and he called them "Always dri-weave with wings and optional sunroof." He said he uses them as coffee filters. Ha ha ha ha. Pads are definitely the spawn of the devil. There is no way wearing them makes you feel confident like on the commercials. More like uncomfortable and cranky!!

Number Forty-two

"The dawn is breaking,
A light shining through.
You're barely waking,
And I'm tangled up in you... yeah.

I'm open, you're closed.
Where I follow, you'll go.
I worry I won't see your face
Light up again.

I'm quiet, you know.
You make a first impression.
I've found I'm scared to know
I'm always on your mind."

(Howie Day, "Collide")

Number Forty-one

You Are 32 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
Evidently, I am a thirty-two-year-old at heart. Yes, my favorite dessert would be creme broulee, and my idea of a great party would be a wine-tasting at an art museum.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Number Forty

Daddy gave me a dozen peach roses for Valentine's Day, and they made me so happy.

Mama gave me the specialist card in the world. That was my favorite Valentine. What's my number one love language??

What do I love so much about Elijah Wood? The angst. It's all about the angst.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Number Thirty-nine

"So you see, imagination needs moodling-- long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling, and puttering." (Brenda Ueland)

"She's Venus in blue jeans, Mona Lisa in a ponytail."

"She never compromises, loves babies and surprises, wears high heels when she exercises. Ain't that beautiful??" (Train, "Meet Virginia")

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Number Thirty-eight

Quote: "So it is grass!!... I'm eatin' it... Your hair is good to eat." (Meatwad, Aqua Teen Hunger Force)

Quote 2: "Should we get Shake? Cause he's gettin eaten by aphids."

Guess what?!? My dad is on a board at Georgia Pacific with Chuck Leavell, and they have had several conversations together. WOW! For the ignorant, Chuck Leavell is the keyboardist for The Rolling Stones. He's also played for Eric Clapton and Blues Traveler, among others.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Number Thirty-seven

Quote for the day: "Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a big gut and still think they are attractive to the opposite sex."

Who's coming to the biggest pot luck in Pike County today??! I had my doubts at first, but there has been so much hype I'm starting to believe it. I'm going. I've gotta see if the rumors are true.

I'm teaching Children's Church today. We are making mosaics of the sun and moon. I cut out all different kinds of yellow fabric for the sun. For the moon, we are going to put blue and white star fabrics in the negative space. CRAFTS!!!! HOORAY!

I'm feeling better today. The past couple of days have been horrific.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Number Thirty-six

This is my new nephew!!

growingfamily.com - WebNursery

Number Thirty-five

Quote: "The past can be like sidewalk chalk if you will dance and pray for rain." (Daniel Lowrey & Jeff Hunt)

That's all I've got right now. Richard III and Dr. Day are calling my name! Here I come!!!

Number Thirty-four

I didn't come up with this. Beth Peoples sent it to me.

Politics Measured In Cows

AMERICAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses. Your stock goes up.

FRENCH CORPORATION You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows. You go to lunch and drink wine. Life is good.

JAPANESE CORPORATION You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains. Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

GERMAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

ITALIAN CORPORATION You have two cows but you don't know where they are. While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman. You break for lunch. Life is good.

RUSSIAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You have some vodka. You count them and learn you have five cows. You have some more vodka. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.