Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Email your answers to
1) What do you think of music today?
2) What kind of music is worth keeping around?
3) How do you feel about being called a poser for listening to two kinds of music? (i.e. rap and punk)
4) Do you think Rock N Roll is dead?
5) What kind of music do you think will 'die' next?
6) Why? (pertaining to question 5)
7) Do you think music would be as popular in most cases (Britney Spears, Nelly, etc) if they didnt use sex to sell their music? Why or why not?
8) Do you think music has changed for the worse or for the better in the past 20 years?
9) Any other comments you have about music today.

PS: Please respond! I need feedback!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Survey says!
Well, last night at youth group we went to Caribou Coffee and played Phase 10. It was fun, I liked it. Very unpredictable. lol. We were there for about 3.5 hours. :-) Today was church. I gave Charisse her gift then left because Crystal had some people come over this afternoon to look at our computer. The guys name was Jeff and I didnt catch his wifes name, but they were really nice. My Dads looking into either two Dell computers or one computer for all of us. We'll see. I personally want my own computer but who knows what will happen. Im trying not to get my hopes up. And then tonight I have youth group at the Rock. Im gonna give Tiffani her present, yay. Its kinda cute. Uhm, yeah, nothing else is really new. OH! Well actually there is. I have to write a 750 word essay on "what music is today." I have three angles Im considering on taking. The Poser angle. Like why are you all the sudden called a poser if you listen to two kinds of music? Or the sleeze angle.. Why is it that musicians can barely sell records unless they take off some clothes? Or the religious angle. How the only music worth keeping around is music worshipful to God because its the only music that means something. All the same, I am taking a survey. Please post your votes!!! Its for a grade! :-)

Monday, December 13, 2004

Phil. 4:6
"Do not be anxious in anything but in everything be prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God."
Kay, something kind of cool happened today, so I'm gonna' post about it! It was at lunch, and I was not in any mood to pray. I was tired, bored with school, and ready to go home. Utterly Exhausted. -This is a dramatizatoon. Repeat: this is a dramatization! - Having just caught up on the daily reading, I knew I had to pray for a better mood. So to God I went. I asked Him for patience and opened doors throughout the rest of the school day and asked for forgiveness, having not prayed this until the day was half over. Doubt filled my head. Would conversation really start up in the 2nd half of journalism or in geometry? Not likely. Nothing in journalism. And math class was almost over. Then, the door opens! The girl sitting next to me, Candy, asked the kid infront of me, James, if he was really religious because she had thrown a pencil at him jokingly and he told her God was watching. He responded "Yes, but not as much as her," Pointing at me. She turned to me and asked how religious I was. I smiled and said "Jesus Freak! Praise the Lawrd!" My hand held up as if in worship, yet jokingly. The two laughed, I smiled and asked her what her stance was on the topic. She said she was lutherin. Point being, I doubted God and He proved Himself to me yet again! Silly me for doubting.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The money pit meets Calvary

This is becoming a "once-a-month" thing now! Kinda funny in my opinion, but apparantly my readers are eager to hear about the boring details of my life, so here goes. I put up the tree for Christmas. It's ugly. Lol, I honestly dont like it. It's fake! Duh, who would like it? I want to take it down but I'm just going to wait until Christmas is over, obviously because that would defeat the purpose of putting it up. And.. I stayed home Wednesday to go to a thrift store in Chicago. The thrift store was a dud but I did end up cleaning all day. Eh? Fun yeah? Hah, no, not really. I had to clean two bathrooms, a kitchen, and living room. On the upside I got paid so no complaints here.
Ummm. Okay, so not this past week, but the week before, the only movies I rented from Blockbuster were Tom Hanks movies. Good stuff. But two of the three movies I rented that week were on TV a few days after I rented them. So that was kinda' funny. On top of those two movies being on, two Tom Hanks movies I didnt rent, Sleepless in Seattle and That Thing You Do, were also on this week. I counted up how many Tom Hanks movies I have seen, and the total was 23. That includes:
1. The Polar Express (2004)
2. The Terminal (2004)
3. The Ladykillers (2004)

4. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
5. Road to Perdition (2002)
6. Cast Away (2000)
7. Toy Story 2 (1999/II)
8. The Green Mile (1999)
9. Toy Story 2 (1999)

10. You've Got Mail (1998)
11. That Thing You Do! (1996)
12. Toy Story (1995)
13. Apollo 13 (1995)
14. Forrest Gump (1994)
15. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

16. A league of their own
17. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
18. Turner & Hooch (1989)
19. The 'burbs (1989)
20. Big (1988)
21. The Money Pit (1986)
22. The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
23. Splash (1984)

Good stuff, yeah? But I intend to rent Saving Private Ryan and Philedelphia soon so I can cross those off my list. Hes coming out with a few new movies this year that Im excited to see, but one kinda worries me. The Da Vinci Code. I dont know who hes going to play or what not because I didnt read that book, but I really dont want it to be compromising.
Haha, me and my ma' were talking about 'The Moneypit' this past week and we were wondering if we could write something that funny. Non-Stop comedy. I dont know but Im going to try. It's in the process of forming.
OH! I read this book 'The Wager' by Bill Myers. It was soo good. I definately reccomend it. It was about this guy who is a movie star and a christian and hes trying to live by the Sermon on the Mount. So God and satan make this wager on him. satan says the sermon on the mount is impossible to live by and he'll prove it through this guy. But God says its not impossible and He'll prove satan wrong, as per usual. It was really good!
On a closing note, picture this: 'The Money Pit' meets 'Calvary Chapel O'Hare'. Eh, eh?!? I see comedy.