Doesn't that seem like something your mom told you when some kid was a punk on the playground and you got time out for kicking them in the shin even though they were the one who started it? That never happened. That only happened once. That happened frequently. Whatever.
Well I just think that life isn't fair, but on a much bigger level.
If I could tweet God right now, it would go something like this:
"Hey @God, why do you let your children suffer? Love, @NatalieEHoward."
My life's biggest question right now, all summed up in under 140 characters.
Psalm 10: 16-18
The LORD is king forever and ever;
thenations perish from his land.
O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
This blog in in honor of Katelyn, who always includes a picture of her current blogging location.
First Floor, baby.
I am "studying" microbiology currently, because I really can't fail another test. I mean, I guess a C and a D aren't technically failing, but the next step is an F, so the work starts now.
Just a list of a few things that are happening, or not happening in my life.
Spring Sing- donezo. I will have a whole blog about it someday, but this blog can't handle all the cute Minni-ness that I have to present.
Spring Break- IT'S ALMOST HERE! San Antonio, here I come.
I have the best friends. I talk about them all the time, but I so thankful for them. Gah.
That brings me to another important update in my life. Thankfulness. It's important. That is why I am trying to voice my gratitude for the little things in life. If you are busy being thankful, you don't have time to complain.
My nails are currently coral colored, and I LOVE it.
Microboiology sucks. I know that isn't a normal what's going on in your life kind of comment, but my notes and book are under my laptop and I keep seeing them. Yuck.
OH MY GOSH. I got the internship at Capitol Hill church of Christ this summer. I AM SO EXCITED. I don't know how this is number 7. Apparently 7 is the new 1, because this is the most important thing ever. Well maybe not ever, but it is the thought of this summer and the fact that I will not ruin it with having to re-take micro that is getting me through.
I must figure out a few important things, which alot of you know about, but I don't really want to share with the whole world wide web. Cryptic, I know.
I have discovered that I am funny. Go on, laugh. You know you are thinking about my humor and dazzling wit right now. I can hear you lol'ing as we speak. Or as I speak, or type rather, and you read... Yeah.
Well, the only other thing in my life right now needs to be more studying. So sorry, but my blog is over for now, but I will leave you with a charge. A mantra for you week, if you will. Be thankful. Comment on my blog and tell me what you are thankful for. Or even go out and tell others that you are thankful for them.
Diet Coke. Happy Hour after class at Sonic? I think so.
Brooke Dore'. We actually call each other BFF, so mock us in our middle school ways. BFF. That's what we are. I went to Stillwater to see her this weekend, and it was magical. Getting to see her is something I need to do more often.
Capitol Hill church of Christ. I realize I talk about it a alot, but come on. Worshipping God, loving people, and playing with kids. What could be better?
The weather right now. HELLO? We had snow days last week, and now we played outside last night at church and I am wearing rolled jeans.
That brings up something else I love. Rolled jeans and converse tennis shoes.
Honestly the most comfortable thing to wear in the world. And it means it is almost spring. Ish. (Please note that the picture is taken under the table during my A&P class... That is honestly where most of my blogs get written. It's just what I do.
I love Spring Sing.... I mostly love Spring Sing. I love being with my friends in Gamma, and I love getting to dance around like a precious Mouse. We are cute. Just you wait.
SweetTart Hearts. They will be on clearance post-Valentines day. Yes.
My Valentine, Suzanna. She gave me a precious card with Ezra from PLL on it, and she gave me candy and a headband. Score. I feel like Valentines Day gets a bad rap- I got a watch, a headband, candy, cupcakes, a movie. This holiday is fine with me!
Chocolate. Easy as that.
Vegetables, because I am a 5 year old. I just can't handle them.
When I sleep through classes. Or sleep in classes. Both of those are terrible. It is obnoxious how often both of those happen.
My Anatomy class. I actually love my teacher, ish, but this class. TERRIBLE.
The movie Gummo.
Honestly. Not even terrible in the "super funny but you feel terrible about watching it" kind of way. Like I. Hate. This. Movie. Gah.
I am doubting even publishing this post because it is so. Blah. That is what this class does to me.
Challenge for you from the chapel speaker today: Be free in Jesus. Know that you have that freedom and live your life like that this week.
Have a great day.
PS- If you were in chapel today, I apologize about our announcement.... Funny but terrible. That's my only defense.
Actually, that is not true. That is anti-true. So false, i guess.
The past 2 weeks are a gigantic, cold, sweatpants and long socks filled blur.
We have had like 10 feet of snow. 10 or 2. whatever. Gah. I have had enough. It is actually terrible at this point. For those of you who don't know, I like to drive fast. Can't do that on the snow! I also like to wear chacos and be tan. Neither of those are happening either, mostly because the sun is not shining, and I like having toes instead of frost-bitten nubs. This snow has got to go. Come to me, 105 degree weather. I will take you with joy.
The only good thing that could ever come from snow is snowpocolypse activities.
I stayed at my friend Lee's house with s handful of my dear friends. We watched 16 movies, yes 16, and we ate, and we slept, and then ate and slept some more. We played in the snow for all of 17 minutes, and I fell off the sled and rolled backwards down the hill. Embarrassing? I think so. Ah, well, se la vie. (I think that is close to French for That is life, but it might not be. I got it from a Pretty Little Liars episode). I mean, the whole thing was awesome, but I was ready to be back in my bed as opposed to sleeping on Lee's couch. Again.
I thought the weather was going to be kinder.
This week there was more snow.
I know, right?
I was slightly more productive though. Cupcakes were baked, crafts were made, and homework was completed, all in one snow day. That is more than I can say for the aforementioned hiatus at the Branch Ranch.
And that brings me to now.
Well, that brings me to now, which is a day later than then. Hahaha. This blog post will amuse me for now, but when people are reading it in the day I probably haven't a chance of making any sense to anyone.
Oh tonight. I came back to the lobby of my dorm to absolute chaos. KAY-OSS.
I can't really write about it, since my mom reads my blog (hi, mom) and also I don't want incriminating things released to the internet, but RING A LING LING was yelled, curse words were screamed, and cackles of laughter were released by all. I love the girls I live with. So much. But just know that the lobby of a dorm brings strange truths to life.
Now it is 3:37, and Hal, Cal, Logan, and Kendall are shortly leaving for Nash-Vegas. I hope you are reading this via iPhone on your car trip later today, and be safe ya little hooligans.
Goodnight, or rather goodmorning, friends. I hope God blesses your life in awesome and unexpected ways today.
mayo in the title is said with a spanish accent, so it's said like "my oh". not the shortened form of mayonnaise.
Here is a list of things.
Our dorm smelled like cabbage last night. Sick, I know. My friend Suzanna compared it to an Eastern European slum. Terrible.
Spring Sing is in full swing. If you want to know what this is, watch the video of the fabulous women of Gamma Rho here.
I love my mom. I call her daily. Judge me. Well she and my dad are in Haiti for 2 weeks which kills me. I have called her phone twice to listen to her voice mail. Really though.
I am playing intramurals for gamma, and I have a game tonight at 10. You should probably come, because this is a video of my highlights from last season. (You might be saying, "But Natalie- that is Kevin Durant..." and I am telling you that KD got all his moves from me.)
Today I was reading my friend Amber's blog and saw this great idea.
I promise to send something handmade to the first 3 people who leave a comment here. To be eligible, you must also post this in your blog, offering the same thing to 3 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people *sometime* in 2011.
So, if you want 3 handmade things, but also want to make 3 handmade things for 3 other people, comment, leave your email, and then also post this on your blog! Who doesn't love handmade gifts?