Thursday, January 21, 2010

cute fun free indie artwork

Just found this cute site off of called Feed Your Soul: the free art project. It's a site where you can download PDFs of indie artwork for free! They are doing it to promote artists in a bad economy, as well as make art available to us poor people for free! Pretty sweet idea. Anyway, here is the link to the art, and they add more art every month. Here are some of my favs so far:

Monday, January 18, 2010

creepy message girl

On my Etsy profile, it says that I'm a student at Taylor. Yesterday, I got the following creepy message, from some random girl:

"Oh, you have my sincerest sympathies for not knowing ANY BETTER than to spend any time at TAYLOR UNIVERSITY. It is undoubtedly the WORST school in the nation. It is so very unfortunate for you that you were relegated to their cult like atmosphere and brainwashing techniques.


OH,and there is NO NEED to reply, as I have added you on my prayer list. I will do a prayer intervention to get your heart in the right place and get you OUT FROM UNDER THE SPELL OF TAYLOR UNIVERSITY......GOD HELP YOU if you don't get out and get out now."

Paul and I puzzled over this message. Cult-like atmosphere? Brainwashing? Maybe to a non-Christian...but then she says that she's going to do a "prayer intervention" for me. So maybe she's a super conservative Christian, and thinks Taylor is too liberal? I have no idea. I haven't messaged her back, and I don't think I want to.

Who do you think this person is????

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just got featured in a blog!

Hey, I just found out, my tea set on my Etsy shop has been featured in someone's blog!

Check it out here :D

Friday, January 08, 2010

almost done with college

A few days ago, I posted on my facebook something about almost being done with college, and after I posted, I had the sinking feeling that I might have spelled the word college wrong. I immediately typed it into Google, and was relieved to know that I did indeed spell it right. Whew! But seriously, I was worried. Almost graduating college without knowing how to spell it? That would be bad, not to mention embarrassing. But, my good old brain got it right. (Go it!). I don't know why it doubted itself.

Since Paul and I are so close to graduating, we are anticipating all the changes/challenges that are coming. Over Christmas break in Washington (we did get to go back, and it was great!), we found a duplex to rent in Wenatchee, and it's so nice to have that done and ready for us when we get back. We found it through a guy that goes to our church. We met with the Landlord, who is a really nice older guy, and we met our neighbor, Terry, who is really nice too. I just have a really good feeling about it, and I'm so excited to actually be able to use all the stuff we got from the wedding when we move in! Paul and I have really been bare-bones-ing it here--we have a total of three bowls, five plates,'s been interesting!

But before we move in, we need to drive across the country to get there. I am SO excited for this. Paul, not so much, but I think it will be such a fun adventure! We got snow tires on the car yesterday, and it makes such a difference. I think the first challenge we are going to run into is seeing if we can get everything into our car. We don't want to put anything on top of it or drag anything behind it, since it will kill our gas mileage and be more difficult in the snow. So, we've been trying to get rid of stuff. It doesn't feel like we have that much, but I think we have more than will fit in our car. The big thing is selling our mattress, and then getting rid of our desk chairs and little Taylor dresser. Any takers? :)

The next step will be finding jobs once we get there, which is probably the biggest and most important challenge. I've been applying places that I can online, but it's really not as effective as in-person. Pray that God will provide good jobs for us!

Right now, we are focused on graduating. I'm a little surprised at the workload for English Capstone. We have 30+ pages of reading every day, and have to do annotations on 5 of the readings, plus lead group discussion, and meanwhile revise our papers, and prepare for our final presentations. Basically, I have tons to do this next week, since I am presenting next Monday. But after that, I'm pretty much home free. Also, I signed up for a Directed Research to finish up my Psych minor, so that will be more work, but hopefully I can handle it!

Oh, on the Senior Project...I got paired with Steve for peer review, and I was amazed to hear so many of his comments be the exact opposite of what my adviser's were! Like several major things that my adviser thought were bad, Steve thought were really good. So it was very encouraging, to say the least. Oh, and I'm a little bit put off that for the professor reviews at the end of the year, they don't do them for senior project advisers. I don't get it.

I think I learned a lot last semester that it's not my responsibility to please everyone. It is a good and freeing lesson to learn. I'm sure I'll have to relearn it throughout my life, but, like Paul always says, "that's life!"