Yup...9 inches, gone...
Cut it all off today to send to Pantine Pro-V for their 'beautiful lengths' campaign. Hopefully someone else will get to enjoy it soon!!!
For all of those girls out there who saw "A Walk to Remember" you know what im talking about...after you saw the movie, you thought, "hey! it would be cool to have a list of my own" I definitley made one, and I am up to about 150 things that I want to do before I die. These things vary anywhere from experiences, to accomplishments, to places I want to go. I am very blessed to have been able to check off many of those things, but there are still many things left on the list, and things are continually being added. So here is a little insight into this little list of mine:
A few things I have been able to check off:
- Walk on Malibu Beach
- Earn a soccer scholarship
- get a tattoo
- learn how to play the guitar (although I am still learning)
- go caving
- be on the winning team @ church camp...how lame is this one, but i must say, it was a huge aspiration of mine back in the day!
- talk for hours with a good friend over some coffee
- go on a road trip w/ my closest friends
- Go on a carriage ride through Central Park
- mud wrestle
- go to the drive-in movies
- Sing Karaoke
- go camping
- visit the Smithsonian and Holocaust Museums
- wish on a shooting star
Some of the things left on the list:
- learn how to surf
- ride in a gondola through Venice
- be kissed in the rain
- go to the Super Bowl/Olympics
- Adopt a child
- Hold a Koala Bear in Australia
- go snow skiing
- go to a concert @ the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State
- visit the Grand Canyon
- Climb a mountain
- own 2(or more!) dogs
- stay up to watch a meteor shower
- donate my hair to Locks of Love
- Go on a mission trip
- Drive the Autobahn
- Swim underneath a waterfall
We sang this song at church this morning and i was overwhelmed with emotion. i started bawling like a baby in the middle of the service. it just really hit me how amazing He truly is. just a small example... yesterday, i decided to go for a run in centennial park. as i was running i randomly ran into rose and dave mcgee who were just down in nashville for the day hangin out at the park. so i stopped and talked to them for a while, then finished up my run. well i returned to my car only to discover that i had locked my keys inside. my stomach dropped...its a terrible feeling. then my first thought was dave and rose. i immediatley went back to where i had found them and borrowed their phone to get help. they helped me so much!! I had to call many different places to try to get someone out there to unlock my car. They had to keep calling me back to find out where i was, it was just so complicated. it would have been difficult to find a stranger who would have been willing to help out that much. ontop of that it started raining, so dave and rose let me hang out in their car. this is just a small testament that God is watching over us. it is so comforting to have a family member with you in a time of need. maybe not my family by blood, but my family in God, which many times is even better!
well back to this morning...the church that i attended had people doing sign language during the service. I got caught up in watching them as they interpreted the words of the songs and the word of God. They put so much of themselves into their hand motions and facial expressions, they were really trying to display what the words meant to those who could not hear them. while it helped those with a hearing disability, it also helped me as they acted out those precious words to really relate to what was being said. It was an amazing time of worship for me.
so far it's been a pretty solid Sunday, and it's only going to get better as i am goin to see Tyler Hilton in concert tonight!!! can't wait!! well hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Let's face it there are some really cheesy lyrics out there. I realize that songwriting is diffcult. It is hard to come up with words that are meaningful and rhyme at the same time. I mean i know the songs i have written are pretty cheesy (even though i try to not make them so), but today it is more about the music. think about all of the songs that are popular right now that have awful lyrics, but you sing them anyway b/c they have a catchy melody/beat. Fergie is always gotta be spelling, it's so annoying, but it works. Then there is Avril's obnoxious teeny bobber lyrics: "Hey, Hey, you, you, I don't like your girlfriend." Then there is the classic rap song with reviting lyrics such as: "this is why i'm hot, this why i'm hot, this is why, this is why, this is why i'm hot." how in the world do songs like this make it?!
Well in the Christian music world, there must be a good melody, and should have meaningful lyrics. Although that is not always the case. You walk a fine line critiquing christian songs. you can say that the lyrics are cheesy, but at the same time they are about God. maybe they are just too simple sometimes. I don't know, but over the past few weeks i have come to realize that there are many awful songs on Christian radio. One of the artists on our label (John Waller) came in the other day. I had liked his CD, and after meeting him i was driven to check out his lyrics.
Flood every corner of this room
Flood all my emptiness with You
Lord, I long to be consumed
And I’m calling for a flood
So flood every chamber of my heart
Flood what I lack with all You are
I am dry and I am parched
And calling for a flood
I am calling for a flood
Holy Spirit flow
Completely immerse me in You
I’m longing for a flood
Of holiness to wash me now
Hear me, Lord; I’m calling for a flood
Now flood every portal of my mind
And flood everything I’ve tried to hide
I am looking to the sky
And I’m calling for a flood
Submerge me, Lord, in holy water
Drown me to live in You
I found this song to be really challenging. It made me question how much passion I have for the Lord. I mean, yes I love God, I try to live my life for him. But the passion that I could feel coming out of these words made me feel that my walk with God needs some major examination. It has in a way humbled me "Flood all I lack with who you are." I love that line. my life is just a vapor, and it should be consumed by God.
He wrote another song based on a line from a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and i will leave you with that:
"Earth’s crammed with heaven; And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees takes
off his shoes; The rest sit around it and pluck blackberries.”
so it's been uhhhh...well over a year since i have been on this site. but somehow i found my way back to it today. very random.
So I am writing from a Panera where i'm sitting alone w/ my laptop, i feel like such a nerd, but i don't get internet in our house, so i really have no choice!!
Well right now I am loving Nashville and my Internship!! Brian Littrell came into the office last week!! I am learning sooo much!! it is so crazy how much goes on behind the scenes of an artist. Every little detail matters! It is a lot of work, but I am loving every minute of being in a christian music environment! It is so laid back and chill. And I get to experience some really cool things. Like on Thurs a newly signed band is coming in to play and host a Q&A session so that everyone at the company can get to know what they are all about. I could go on about my job for days...
So this past week I went to 4 different concerts! This is so my style!! 3 of them were country (CMA Music Fest including: Emerson Drive, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, and many more...) and the other one was Josh Kelley. He was sooo fun to see live. I kinda hate the fact that his CD's don't even compare to the show, b/c now I don't like listening to them!! He kept on talking about his fiance, who turns out to be the girl who plays Izzy on Grey's!! I had no idea, i kinda thought that this guy had fallen off the face of the earth, but apparently not. If you get a chance to see him GO!!
one last thing...for those of you who know who Matt Wertz is...I went to church where he attends on Sunday, and he totally handed me the church bulliten! I had to hide the fact that I am probably one of his biggest fans!! Besides the fact that Matt goes there, I really liked the church. It was very real. which may not make sense to some of you, but i know what i mean.
ok...enough rambling...maybe i will be back on here sometime b4 another year passes...