B3DA Day 30

30 04 2011

I made it!

It was surprisingly easy for me to blog everyday, and it turns out I kinda liked it. I hope I occassionally had interesting things to say.

Not sure if this means I’ll be posting more frequently throughout the year. I’m glad the daily pressure of making sure a post got done by midnight is gone, but I’ll miss the prompts. Its not that I dislike writing so much as I don’t feel like I lead the kind of life that lends itself to interesting blogging (as in I’m not off in a foreign country or saving orphans or washing oil off of puffins somewhere).

So readers, what would you like me to blog about? Prompts happily accepted!


B3DA Day 29

29 04 2011

It’s Follow Friday. I’m going for a creative interpretation award with this one. 🙂

Follow… your heart. Except when it gets you in trouble.

Follow… the leader. Sing it with me! Name that Disney movie! Sometimes you just have to, even when you don’t want to.

Follow… wisdom. When you find something that speaks truth in your life, follow it. Learn about it, think about it, talk about it, interact with it in meaningful ways.

Follow… the rules. Not every rule was meant to be broken, and not every rule is just, but in general I think boundaries and expectations and accountability are good things.

Follow… your feet, for they’ll always bring you home. (Name the movie that inspired this one?)

Follow… your nose. Except if it smells like Iowa. Many of you know what I mean.

Follow… the news. This is one of those things I aspire to. I don’t want to be a person who lives in a bubble, oblivious to the events and people around them. I have to confess though, (no offense Blake, I know I’m touching on your chosen career path here) that I find many news stories leaving me with more questions or feeling pretty hopeless. Its not the journalists’ fault people do stupid things that hurt themselves or others, or that gigantic tornadoes or hurricanes or tsunamis destroy lives, I know that.

So that’s my Follow Friday. Peace!

B3DA Day 28

28 04 2011

Things I Love Thursday

1. Sad to say it, but I’m loving that I only have two more days of this BEDA business.

2. I love learning new things. Between the Egypt exhibit at the Science Museum and the newspaper this morning (did you know armadillos can pass leprosy to humans? think twice before hunting a ‘dillo and trying to pry its shell off with your bare hands people, that’s all I’m saying).

3. Honesty. That one’s a bit of a two-edged sword because sometimes you don’t like what you hear, sometimes what you hear hurts or is confusing, but in the end, its better to know than to assume, and its better to talk than to stay silent.

4. Big Bang Theory. Most people who know me well know of my adoration for Big Bang Theory. I’ve been watching a lot of it this week and its been good. Always enjoyable finding something to laugh about.

B3DA Day 27

27 04 2011

I”m really bad at those “rewrite an ending” kind of things. Guess my creativity doesn’t quite work that way.

Here are some things I discovered today:

-I get to see mummies and gold things from ancient Egypt tomorrow and I’m excited!

-Gas is expensive. That sucks.

-I was supposed to pay a bill from my old place. Yesterday. Crap.

-Little girls with glasses who love raccoons and owls are just the cutest.

-Living with other people is a really good thing for me.

-I may or may not be receiving mail correctly. I did get some things after I first moved, but recently had a package be returned to the shipper because supposedly my address is invalid. Not sure, since I know its right. Hmmm….

-Spring should come back already— I’m ready!

B3DA Day 26

26 04 2011


Got my first jewelry from a boy today. A homemade shrinky dink necklace from one of my storytime kiddos. 🙂 Enjoy!

B3DA Day 25

25 04 2011

Karaoke. Haven’t done it since the 9th grade party, and I highly doubt that counts.

When I’m in the car by myself and really letting loose, chances are good I’m singing:

1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
3. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by Backstreet Boys
4. Apologize by One Republic
5. Feelin’ Good by Michael Buble
6. Rock Your Soul by Elisa
7. Defying Gravity from Wicked
8. Enth E Nd by Linkin Park from the Reanimated cd
9. Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
10. Something Justin Timberlake (though I don’t so much know all the words… its just awesome to car dance to)

B3DA Day 24

24 04 2011

This is about all I can say about today, other than I have never laughed so hard playing spoons than I did with my family today.