Wednesday, November 30

Thursday, November 17


Typically, I never ask for anything or want anything during ANY holiday, but man oh man, I would LOVE this CD for the Holiday season.

The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.

Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, November 15

No, NBA?!?

Soooo it looks like America will not witness an NBA season this year. Boooooo! 

I'm upset because
1. I won't get to watch basketball games.
2. The multimillion dollar players are being super selfish.

As the player's union continues to demand for more money, the paychecks of the behind the scenes employees decrease. Think about how many people each arena employs. Think about the economy of the areas surrounding the arenas. Think about all the people effected by this greed. 

I realize many people do not care for the NBA. They argue the players all act like super stars and only play hard during playoffs. Well, in this instance of the players being greedy, I can see where NBA haters form those opinions. 

I truly love watching NBA games, but right now, I'm one annoyed and disappointed fan.

I love watching sports, but it's times like these that I have to question the values of professional sports organizations. 

On a good note: I guess this means the Dallas Mavericks= Two Year Reigning Champions!!!

I really enjoy this opinion article on the whole issue.

Sunday, November 6

Road Trips

As I sat in the backseat, on the way to and on the way back to San Antonio for a volleyball tournament this weekend, I became filled with joy sharing a road trip with new friends and old friends. There's something special about taking road trips with anyone. Whether you have know the other people or person for a long time or it's the first time you are traveling with the other passengers, road trips have the potential of bringing the best out in people. Everyone is forced to sit in a tiny space with not much to do for a length of time. Some people might hate road trips for this very reason, but I think there's something spiritual to them. I've found people open up, talk about deep things, talk about stupid things, and just try to make the best of the trip through conversation. Of course, creating the perfect playlist adds to this experience. (One time my best friend, Caroline, just put any song that mentioned the road or driving into a playlist. Quite, entertaining. haha).  I've gotten to know friends on a whole new level, laughed until having to pull over for a rest stop, seen new sights, listened to beautiful music, thought about random things while watching scenes fly by; all while simply sitting inside a car on a road trip. My favorite is hearing stories, telling jokes, and discussing life with the other people in the car. It's a moment where community is uninterrupted, except for the occasional rest stop.

Thursday, November 3

I wish North Texas had more of an Autumn...


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
Mohandas Gandhi
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
Ralph Marston 

Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing:God alone suffices.
 St. Teresa of Avila