Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Camp 2009!

Every morning at camp, we would wake up, get all spiffy, and then head out to eat breakfast. And every morning, there would be another spectacular view of the lake, the sky, and the green in betwween waiting for us.

It is kind of hard to see in this picture, and it was never as dark as it shows here, but this is actually what i got to wake up to every morning at camp. Lucky me. :]

Especially getting back from Wordview, i was expecting a lot from this experience. But i forgot to take into account that this was camp not an acadamy. And i got a lot less than i expected.

Don't take this the wrong way, i loved it! But after Worldview, everything was just redundant. This year, we were going over evangelism. And afer Worldview, (again) i was expecting more.

The only thing i disagreed with was the fact that they taught us that we have to know our testimony inside and out, and we have to know everything we are going to say and how we are supposed to say it.

I know that the bible says to always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have, (I Peter 3:15) but i don't think we had to get into as much detail as we did. When we were there, they were figuring out transitional words, like when you were witnessing, it would be like reading off of a script.

But that was my one and only problem. Besides that, everything was wonderful. Even the 12 hour road trip where i finished three quarters of a book! The rest of the time was spent sleeping or trying to sleep. Happily, no one on our bus got sick. :]

Sunday, July 19, 2009


This summer has been going a lot quicker than i had planned. Last week i spent time with some cousins of mine, and we filmed a movie...Macbeth. And i was his lady.

But anyways, i am leaving again, and i will not be back for another week. It's summer church camp again, and we have to leave tomorrow around 5 in the morning. Yes, you heard me correctly. Unfortunatly, the camp is almost 12 hours away, but i believe it is definetly worth it, being alumni, and all.

In my last post, i said that i hoped to finish a couple of books over the week. But that was long gone, and i never really got into them.

Now, for those of you who are slow at math... 12 hours of extra time doing nothing + 2 or 3 unread books that had better become read = a late, but completed, goal... and car sickness. Just kidding, i hardly ever get sick like that.

When i am back, i will possibly give some sort of overview of what went on. i say possibly because i still have not gotten to my Wordview review. Which, by the way, was spectacular.

See you all in a week!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dictionary Days - G for Gabardine

n. a firm, woven twilled fabric of cotton, or wool

i admit it, i had no idea what this was. It looks like it would be a kind of jean fabric, but apparently, it is used for suits and overcoats.

This fabric was created in the 19th century by a fellow named Thomas Burberry. The object of the fabric was to last long for workers and such.

Burberry took his idea and the name from a garment called gaberdine. Supposevly, the fabric was tied around the waist usually for homeless people and beggars, to keep them warmer.

Whatever it was, people still use it today, not for warmth, but for fashionalble suits, pants, and even purses.

Smells, Smells, Wonderful Smells

As most of you know, every summer, my family and our cousins get together to film a movie. Usually it is a short protuction, sometimes it is not.

Moreover, our cousins brought down some coustumes and other things for the film. So we lugged them downstairs to the "coustume room", where they stayed for a days in their crates. But just the other day, my sister and i decided it was time to clean up, becuase they would be coming down in a couple days.

So, we started unpacking, re-shelving, hanging-up, and organizing. As soon as we picked up one of the costumes to hang up, we got a wiff of what they smelled like. Flooded with memories of the "cousin's house", we started talking about what it reminded us of.

She told a story about how she borrowed Bree's dress one time and she would always lean over and smell her shoulder, and it would smell like the "cousin's". And no matter how many times she washed it, it smelled the sweet same.

i do not really know how to describe the smell, but i had an experience like that too. But it was a pillow case, and the story was the same.

The only thing i wonder about is, if we smell the "cousin's", what do we smell like to them?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Update, July 6

Well, things have been going really slow. Since it is summer, i am more liable to procrastinate. And, of course, that is what has happened.

Though, (even though i hate to give excuses), i have been coming and going for a while now. First it was Worldview Acadamy, then it was a family reunion.

i told myself i was going to read today, but then i got side-tracked into cleaning my room (i cannot stand it when it is a mess). i have had so much stuff on my To-Do list, that i hardly get to do any of it.

Hopefully by setting a goal on my blog, i will be less likely to procrastinate. So now i am going to read at least two books by the end of the week (Friday). i know its not a lot, but i need to start small.

So, the two i am going to read are A Curse Dark as Gold, and Till We Have Faces. They are both from the library, and i want to get those out of the way first.

Wish me luck! :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Quick Change

Sorry, for the sudden change so... sudden.

i kind of wanted a new look, but i did not know if i was going too far. It looks a little too bold for me.

What do you think? And tell me honestly, because you are the one who has to look at it.