Thursday, November 30, 2006

Love It

I love my job. I watched students lug massive amounts of stuff across campus to our weekly meeting room. Others dressed up like "cotton candy" all for a laugh. Others got up in front of their peers to sing, dance, or....rap. All this (and much much more on a daily basis) for the sake of Christ's name being known on campus. I am so thankful for getting to live and work alongside great, great people.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Becoming "Torontonian"

So on Saturday, after starting out with a very "Charlie Brown" artifical Christmas tree, my roommate and I decided to put that one back in its box and go and buy a REAL Christmas tree. Not owning a car, that would mean carrying it home on the subway! The TTC culture still holds true when two girls laughing hysterically and carrying a stinking tree get onto the subway - you still are stoic, look straight ahead, don't move, don't smile, and certainly don't talk. How can you not laugh at that?!? Come on people! I wish I had more than just the "mental picture". But I did feel very Torontonian - everything by public transit.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Caved Again

How can you say 'no' when someone signs you up for facebook? I wrote a blog like this about a year ago when I caved and got a blog and now this. I feel like I'm a techie! (ya right, that will never happen)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

10 years

Yesterday I learned that the girls in my 1st year Discipleship Group were born in 1988. I was 10. Make it stop!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Life On Hold

Saturday morning at 8:45am? Why am I blogging? Because I'm frustrated. Woke up determined to go my church's prayer meeting and community service thing this morning. Shoes are on and I'm holding my keys but then the voice of wisdom (her name is Stephanie, my roommate) looks at me and how crooked I am standing and tells me I really shouldn't go if my back is still so bad. Where is the sanity? I'm 27 not 80! I'm frustrated. I was doing so much better yesterday and then why do I wake up like this again this morning?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Relationships over the internet?

Last night I heard a comment from a student, "I felt like I've known her all my life." They had never actually 'met' except through facebook. Call me old-fashioned, or just call me old, but what ever happened to face-to-face communication? How can you really know a person when you don't see their facial expression, their instant response to what you say. How can you know a person when you don't know what their voice sounds like? How can you allow a person to truly know you when you can edit and spell-check all your responses?

About a year ago, I broke down and got a blog. It's not so I can keep in touch with my friends and so they can know what's going on in my life, because I don't often write what I'm actually thinking about (ie. this is not my journal people!). I just enjoy having an avenue to spew some opinions and thoughts really, regardless of who is "listening". If you read my blog, that doesn't mean you 'know' me.

I'm not against communication over email, blogs, facebook, msn, etc. but does that really constitute knowing someone? What happened to actually hanging out together? Going for coffee? Actually physically being with someone is the best way to get to know them. Thanks to all of you who I can do that with, even for some who those times are few and far between because of distance and craziness.

AND yes, it is 3:30pm on a Wednesday and I'm writing on my blog. I'm at home, unable to move except from the floor to the couch because of my back again. Bored and stir crazy in my apartment but so limited in what I can actually do.