Wednesday, July 23, 2003

It's 4:47 a.m., I just almost lost my paper..... but managed to retrieve it... you do not know how happy i am at this point in my life. I think I won't even bother going to sleep tonight.. its just to great. plus, if i had lost it, i would only have 3 hours to complete a paper that's already taken me 4 and i'm not even done....

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

I love this... I hate forwards, but I love this ~ thanks sara :o)!


Rules to Enter ! Texas: Applies to each person as they enter Texas.
Learn 'em &remember 'em.

1. Pull your droopy pants up. You look like an idiot.
2. Let's get this straight; it's called a "gravel road." I drive a
pickup truck because I need to. No matter how slow you drive, you're
going to get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.
3. They are pigs, cattle &oil wells. That's what they smell like to you.
They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? I-20 and I-10
go east and west, I-35 goes north and south. Pick one.
4. So you have a $60,000 dollar car. We're impressed. We have
quarter-million dollar cotton strippers that we drive 3 weeks a year.
5. So every person in every pickup waves. It's called being friendly.
Try to understand the concept.
6. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of doves are coming in, we
WILL shoot it out of your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to
your ear at the time.
7. Yeah, we eat catfish &crawdads. You really want sushi &caviar? It's
available at the corner bait shop.
8. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious
holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.
9. We open doors for women. That is applied to everyone, regardless of
10. No, there's no "vegetarian special" on the menu. Order steak. Or you
can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham &turkey.
11. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats,
vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and Pace
Picante Sauce.
12. You bring "coke" into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served
over ice. You bring "Mary Jane" into my house, she better be cute, know
how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.
13. High School Football is as important here as the Lakers and the
Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch.
14. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit the water hazards - it spooks
the fish.
15. Colleges? Try Texas A&M. They come outta there with an education
plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at passing pickups
when they come for the holidays. I would like to add a heck ya to this statement.... hehe

16. We have more folks in the Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force than
any other state, so "Don't Mess with Texas." If you do, it will get your
butt whipped by the best.
17. Always remember what our great governor Sam Houston once said:
"Texas can make it without the United States, but the United States
can't make it without Texas."

Monday, July 21, 2003

I need to vent...
I've fallen, or at least i feel i have. I haven't gone to church in a while (lord have mercy on my soul) I hate being condemned for it also, its not like i'm a bad Christian for not going, but the postion I'm in doesn't allow me to emotionally be able to bring myself to go. I know "no excuses". and yet I rant and say I've fallen. I've fallen b/c I haven't forced myself to take the necessary steps in my faith while I'm here. I still don't understand God's purpose for placing me at UT this summer. I knew there was one, but I can't see it. I just feel more distant from him, and more at home in my new environment away from him. I feel more at home in my wing and room than my own home and family, and I know there's something wrong with that statement. Kelly and I were talking the other night and something she said really hit home, when she went to college last year, the hardest thing she had to deal with was having to discover herself, and I think I'm struggling with that now. I've been dictated by my parents and school for my whole life, and now I'm having to find myself in a world where no one is there telling me what to do. I expected this, but knew I wouldn't have trouble. I knew I would adjust well, and I have. But that's the problem, have I adjusted too well? I'm just confused