Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bucket List: Politics and Learn How To

First things first: I've never actually seen "The Bucket List." I actually came into doing this from a show on MTV called "The Buried Life" where they asked "what do you want to do before you die?" My first answer was to live. Then came another idea. Then another. And another. This show and a book that my mentor teacher got me as I was leaving called 96 Things a Woman Should Do in Her Lifetime by Rebekah Shardy helped in formulating my rather long list. I have many many many things I want to do before I die and now, I'm to the point where I've split them up into categories.

I'll continue posting as I cross items off, crossing them off on here (via strikethrough) and adding more things to do when necessary (new items will have a different colored font).



Politics

  • Help with a political campaign
  • Volunteer in a political office
  • See a National Convention in person
  • Lobby for something or someone that matters



Learn How To

  • Tap dance
  • Snowboard
  • Break dance
  • Krump
  • Step
  • Sign
  • Sew
  • Knit
  • Belly dance
  • Play at least three instruments that I don’t already know how to play 
  • Fire spin (added 11/6)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bucket List: Sports

So I realize I've made several posts about crossing off items on my bucket list, but haven't actually said what my bucket list is. ...Oops... So yeah, here we go!

I'll continue posting as I cross items off, crossing them off on here (via strikethrough) and adding more things to do when necessary (new items will have a different colored font).

First things first: I've never actually seen "The Bucket List." I actually came into doing this from a show on MTV called "The Buried Life" where they asked "what do you want to do before you die?" My first answer was to live. Then came another idea. Then another. And another. This show and a book that my mentor teacher got me as I was leaving called 96 Things a Woman Should Do in Her Lifetime by Rebekah Shardy helped in formulating my rather long list. I have many many many things I want to do before I die and now, I'm to the point where I've split them up into categories.

My first category is sports. I love sports. Watching them. Playing them when I'm physically able, so this is a logical place to start.



  • Storm a court/football field after a game  
  • Go to a bowl game  
  • See a famous rivalry game in person  
  • Go to Canton  
  • Go to Cooperstown  
  • See at least one game/match/meet of every sport offered at a university  
  • See at least one football game in each Division I-A conference  
  • See a football (soccer to us Americans) match in Europe or Latin America  
  • See the Olympics in person

Monday, October 29, 2012

21 and 22

Only three away from reaching my goal of 25 by 25!

21. Go to Lady Bird Lake

22. Watch "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Words of Wisdom

"Everything we experience—no matter how unpleasant—comes into our lives to teach us something." -Iyanla Vanzant

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dropping In

Very busy past several days, but things are slowing down (for the moment at least). In a push now to get ahead on my school work because I'll be taking two of my TExES exams and my GRE in a three week period. Crazy maybe, but I'm ready and it's time. This was what I was going to do this summer, but I was sick the whole time and the money that was saved to take my tests went to co-pays, prescription filling and gas driving back and forth to several doctors' offices.

But everything that happens happens when it's supposed to happen (I think...) and now's the time.

Picture time! Here are some of the shots I took for my Digital Photography class. The theme is surface.

Until next time...














Saturday, October 6, 2012

Gulf Coast Remix

Have I mentioned lately how much I love using Picasa? If not: I. Love. Using. Picasa.










Friday, October 5, 2012

Checkpoint

Today I finished reading the Old Testament. For those of you who don't know, I'm reading through the entire Bible again. I did it last year just reading, but this year I'm taking notes in hopes of having a basis to compare what it says with other holy books to determine what the true differences between the religions are (also taking Major World Religions to learn more about them)

Anywho, so I finished, but I'm not sure what to make of it this time around reading it more closely and not reading the New Testament at the same time like I did last year. It's a lot of suffering and despair. Not a fan of them. I get it. Actions have consequences and all that jazz. It was just a lot of people who didn't really do much being punished as well (which is very realistic, so I can't fault anyone for that) and people getting punished way too much for what was listed as their sins. So a lot of destruction and a lot of chaos.

Another thing I noticed was the lack of the other side of the argument. Every story has two sides; the Bible only gives one. It's hard to say what's right or wrong when you're only given one side if you're making an informed opinion on something. Maybe I wouldn't feel so strongly about my first issue (for lack of a better word) if there was a side given by other nations or from those living in Israel and Judah. Alas, there aren't.

My favorite books are Ecclesiastics because I find it to be very realistic and easy to identify with and Proverbs (minus all the mentions of ___________ is better than a nagging wife lines) because we can all use a little wisdom in our lives and that book is full of it.

I start the New Testament tomorrow, which reminds me that I need to look for something that has the centuries in between the Old and New Testaments in it to see what transpired between the end of Malachi and the beginning of Matthew.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Never Have I Evering/Bucket Listing

A lot of Never Have I Evers occurred this past weekend, but the one I was looking most forward to was going to Kemah's Boardwalk. I never knew they had any in Texas because I'm always seeing the ones on the east and west coasts. It was a lot of fun. 

September:been to Kemah

Still crossing off items on my Bucket List. 19 and 20 were taken care of this weekend. Only five more to go and I'll reach my goal of doing 25 Things By My 25th Birthday. 

19. Help someone cross off an item on their bucket list. My mom and I went to Galveston, something she's been talking about for years, but we never had the time to do so before.
20. Visit Port Arthur. I know that's strange, but that's where Janis Joplin grew up and I've always wanted to see it.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My 100th Post!

Craziness. I know I started this blog with the best of intentions, but life has a way of changing your map plots. Still, I've made it to one hundred posts and that's an accomplishment, especially since I'm not used to sharing like I do here. Another potpourri post with a goal for October and the first of many picture posts as I've been many places and taken bunches of pictures the past couple of week. For those of you who read, thanks a lot for doing so!

Here's to the next one hundred!
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For October, I'm trying something new based on a phrase my middle school coach taught us. It takes you doing something 32 times before it becomes a habit. As October has 31 days, I'll roll it over to November 1 and see if I can make it. I'm calling it Optimistic October. I can only say positive things, which will be a task for my usual pessimistic self. Every time I say something negative, rant or use a Facebook status to vent, I have to do 5 pushups. I'm hoping I can learn to see things from a different frame of mind and now's the time since I have so much to do this month that will determine what my future looks like.
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Like I said, I've taken a lot of pictures the past couple of weeks, so much of my next few posts will be sharing some of those. These came from the two Rangers games my mom and I got to see this month. I got her a pass for her birthday that had buy one get one free options as well as one free admittance options, but she didn't get a chance to use it this summer and I couldn't go because me and heat do not get along. So we went to two games in eight days and had some fun. Go Rangers! 

Game 1: Mariners vs. Rangers 









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Game 2: A's vs. Rangers