the mockarana is a dirty song, and you should never let mrs. munoz dance to it.
never reply with "si" unless you really know what they are asking you.
Guatamalans are not Mexicans... thanks Isaac
You aren't supposed to give a cat a bath.
Anyways, if you are in our spanish class maybe that will amuse you, or you should just amuse me by telling me lessons you've learned in spanish.
Life is good.
Have a great week!
1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello."
I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance, and put her into a taxicab.
She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached..
"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."
Mrs. Nat King Cole.
3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.
"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.
The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.
"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.
The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies..
You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.
4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.
I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.
I thought this was an email with alot of good thoughts, hopefully you made it all the way to the end!
Ya'll have a great day!
WELL the history trip was awesome as usual. I got to know some really cool people that i probably wouldnt have gotten to know otherwise. We saw lots of cool things and just had a blast!
BUT... i no longer have a cell phone. OK so here's the story...
I go into the bathroom to change, i use the bathroom and i flush the toilet. well i pick up my pants (i'm now wearing pajama pants)and my cell phone drops into the toilet. SO i no longer have a cell phone. Sad but really really funny. Mr. Chandler was cracking jokes on me the whole trip b/c he would tell us to turn off our cell phones then he would be like "Colleen, do you have yours off?" It was so funny.
Moral of the story: keep your cell phone away from the toilet.
Point of the story: don't call my cell phone i won't ever get the message!
At least the fish are going to have some cool music!
Ya'll have a great week!
so... I'm really glad we had fall break. It made me realize a WHOLE lotta stuff. Now its back to school. Hopefully now I can make the best out of school not the worst.
Some things are going to change for me, because i need them to. It's gonna be hard. But I'm going to make it. I don't mean to make anybody upset by doing this, its just something I need to do for me. I'm not mad at anybody, just need the change.
Yall have a great day.
It's been alot better week, and I'm so glad.
I realized alot of things this week...
The difference between what nonbelievers think is good, and what those who follow the Bible believe is good.
I work at a place where I am the only true Christian. Well I got into a discussion w/some of the people who work with me, and lets just say they think i'm perfect b/c i don't drink or smoke, and i believe in saving sex for marriage. BUT... when i look at my life i see so many things that need to be improved. It just makes me realize how different views can be. I hope that made sense.
If you've never been to a singing at a nursing home or veterans home, if you have the opportunity you need to go. The youth that attend worship with me go once a month, and its such a special time because we are such an encouragement to them. It also amazes me when i go b/c even though they are old and sometimes have no clue whats going on they try to sing and talk to you, and its so encouraging to me to see that.
and one more things... girls studing the Bible together totally rocks. not that having guy and girls there is bad, but when its just girls it seems to be more comfortable. we had a girls devotional today before worship services and it was awesome.
ANYWAY... im sure yall are tired of hearing about that. fall fest was fun, the junior class is going to have an awesome banquet... not throw an awesome banquet get an awesome banquet
~shopping w/ashlee was more fun than fall fest though
~and if william is spreading any rumors about me... dont believe him he's just kidding!
well sorry i dont have anything more important to say!
yall have a great week!