500 Days of Summer

Brilliant. I love this movie. Brilliant. Did I mention that it was brilliant? Because it was. Love, love, love it. I love how realistic it was. I loved the humor. I loved the music. I loved the filming. I loved the acting. I loved the story. I loved it. (I hope this doesn’t mean you won’t see it Renbeth. Because it really was excellent. And it is one I think you and Gretchen would enjoy.) I have seen it twice in theatres. I would go again. Guadalupe and I just adore it and talk about it often. After Juan saw the film his exact words coming out of the theatre was “That movie was outstanding.”  And it is. Brilliant.



Favorite Music Artists . . .

a fine frenzySo, the last post inspired me to write down my favorite music artists according to category.

Top Fives (in no special order)

Single Female Artists

A Fine Frenzy

Sarah McLachlan

Tori Amos

Avril Lavigne

Taylor SwiftPete Yorn

Single Male Artists

Jason Mraz

Pete Yorn

Josh Groban

Tim McGraw

David Cook


The Fray

Life House



Snow Patrol

Other Honorable Mentions

Pink (edited)


Regina Spektor

Kelly Clarkson

Sarah Bareilles

Then, of course, there are several artists that have one or two songs I really love. But I’m not sure I would refer to them as my top favorites. SarahMcLachlan

P.S. I got awesome red highlights in my hair. Just thought I would throw that in.

I love Sarah . . .

No, I am not being cocky. I do love me. But I am not to whom I am referring. I love Sarah McLachlan. She is in my top five favorite single female artists. And I adore this new song I have heard from her. Not sure if the song itself is new. I just had never heard it before. The video isn’t superb. But the music is good.

I’m kind of falling for a “good” guy . . .

I’m not really sure how to handle this. My specialty has always been the “bad” boy.  I’m out of my element. I’m not sure I like the feeling. And no Renbeth I will not just ask him out. This may be the 21st Century but I am determined to be asked out first. Determined! I just have to be . . . clever.

Just a thought

This story may not be actually true . . . as in Albert Einstein may not have said it. But I really liked the whole concept so I am putting it up anyway . . .

Does evil exist?

The university professor challenged his students with this question. Did God create everything that exists? A student bravely replied, “Yes, he did!”

“God created everything?” The professor asked.

“Yes sir”, the student replied.

The professor answered, “If God created everything, then God created evil since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are then God is evil”. The student became quiet before such an answer. The professor was quite pleased with himself and boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, “Can I ask you a question professor?”

“Of course”, replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, “Professor, does cold exist?”

“What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?” The students snickered at the young man’s question.

The young man replied, “In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat.”

The student continued, “Professor, does darkness exist?”

The professor responded, “Of course it does.”

The student replied, “Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton’s prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn’t this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present.”

Finally the young man asked the professor, “Sir, does evil exist?”

Now uncertain, the professor responded, “Of course as I have already said. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.”

To this the student replied, “Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.”

The professor sat down.

The young man’s name — Albert Einstein.

That being said, I later showed my father the story and he pointed out numerous fallacies with the arguement but we both agreed it was a nice thought and in some ways it is true. (In the point that God did not create evil. There is simply opposition in all things.) Had to add that.

A Couple Movie’s I’m intrigued by . . .

Here are a couple films I am a bit curious about.

Texting While Driving . . .

This has been the hot topic as of late . . . especially since we have had two deaths in the last few months in just our little area because of it. Now, I’m not gonna lie . . . I have texted while driving but over the last two weeks my mind has changed and I will never do it again. For one, I saw this video that was made by some students in Whales. I am inserting it into this post. It is a bit graphic but dude it totally puts it into perspective. Also at our High School we had this assembly and a 22 year old boy came and talked to the students. You better believe the auditorium was way quiet as he shared with the story of when he was 19 and texting while driving. He ended up hitting another car and killed two men. You could hear the agony and guilt in the boy’s voice as he talked about their deaths. Anyway, my sister Renbeth has always been against cell phones in cars. I admit I have considered her a bit paranoid but after this week I am all for just waiting to use your phone until you are out of the car. They did this study where they compared texting to drinking while driving. People actually drove twice as bad when texting than they did with alcohol. Crazy, huh? Once again, I will not text while driving ever again. And I suggest to others not to either. And here is the video that convinced me.

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