Monday, August 22, 2005


This weekend was a lot of fun! I went to OKC with Kristen, Brent and Reagan to make a trip to Frontier City. Unfortunately, the trip was cut short due to Reagan having an allergic reaction to the sun. POOR BABY!! I don't think it phased her a bit tho, she was still as happy as ever. I stayed in El Reno instead of driving home because the weather turned bad. What is it with me and driving to the city? I mean for real...everytime I have EVER driven back from El Reno, it has rained on me. Oh well, rain is supposed to be good luck right? And in all honesty, the drives do me good. I get some of my best thinking done coming home from their house. You guys wouldn't have believed the sky either. The flat plains of Oklahoma were a God send that night as they allowed for free, widescreen, panoramic viewage of the weather that is, Oklahoma. I could literally see the sheets of rain pouring down from storm clouds of steel gray. The were immediately backed by big, puffy white clouds in the most unreal contrast. Poking through would be bright blue sky. The eery lighting made the fields a more brilliant green than one could imagine. Deep valleys of forest green with rolling hills of sage. Amazing. I kept thinking, 'If only my camera were here!' Now, it is. And then next time I drive back from El Reno, it will be at the ready.

While there, Kristen, the dear friend that she is, felt it necessary to plant seeds of thought into my wee little brain. Do you know what I mean? When a person plants and idea in there that you never would have thought of on your own and now you can't help but think about it ALL THE DADGUM TIME and wonder 'what if?'. Thanks Kristen. I won't go into any more detail than that as people read this who may not really need to know all the details. ;)

I got home Sunday evening and went walking with the fam. It was unbelievably muggy and I felt like my skin was melting off. Matt and I played a quick game of tether ball (which he beat the pants off me at!) and then while he and Edwin played, Caitlin and I got in a much missed tidbit of girl chat. I filled her in on the seed Kristen had planted and she gave me her much desired input. Girlfriends are marvelous things. We got home and took turns showering so that we didn't knock people over with our pungent BO. Oklahoma humidity will do that to a person. We (forcing Matt) all sat down to watch The Sword in the Stone. As a child, Edwin was severely and perhaps mildly abusively in my opinion, not exposed to the Wonderful World that is Disney animation. There are so many he hasn't seen!! My endeavor for the year is to get him to watch at least all the ones I currently own, if not more. Matt on the other hand, I feel is a lost cause. He hates cartoons! haha!! Not long after the movie started, Matt and I were out. Nap time!

Now, back to the present. Today is Monday and marks the first day of the Fall semester at OSU. It was a loooong day for me, but that's okay. I needed to get started again. I was getting too comfortable in my routine. I worked until about 12:30 and then went to Algebra, immediately followed by American Hx. Blech. I went home to find that my camera had arrived!! YAY! I played with it until I had to leave for class again. I had Macroeconomics at 6:30. It was supposed to last until 9:30 but my teacher was kind and let us leave at 8. Thank God. I came home, plopped on the couch and didn't move until everyone else had come home. I finally got up to go to bed when I decided I needed to blog. It has been to long, and this is basically therapy for me. Release. I love it. I hope that this day has been an eventful one for all. Thank God for the rain!! Wasn't it marvelous!? So sucky, huh Cait?

Goodnight all!


kristen said...

now....take that "seed" and run with it!!!!!

(hello to the roomies)

'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."