Friday, August 27, 2004

enough wishy washy girl talk....

This is what I am happy about....

The Future of removable storage

Longest Post EVER...sorry

The time has come. My stuff is packed and my heart is racing with anticipation. I'll try my best not to mention any lyrics from Sinatra's "New York, New York," no matter how fitting they may be.

It's no secret that I really never wanted to be at OU. As a firm believer in the whole "Everything happens for a reason" cliche, I have spent the better part of two years really trying to figure out why my life moved in the direction it did. The only conclusion I can come up with is that I was supposed to become good friends with all of you. Each of you has brought something special into my life. I guess I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you and to let you all know why I am grateful for knowing you.

Anne~ I don't even know where to start...I think you are probably the best person I have ever met, and I mean that on so many levels. Your devotion to God, to your family, to your friends, to school, to...everything, never ceases to inspire me. My life would not be the same without you. Thanks for being there for me through all the recent craziness. I love you.

Blake~ If there is one good thing that came out of this crappy summer, I would have to say it was the opportunity I had to get to know you better. I consider you to be one of my best friends. You really challenge me to think about God on a different level, which I consider to be a real gift. Thanks for always being willing to go eat (especially @ Bueno when you didn't want it) and/or see a movie with me.

Brad~ Props to my fellow cinephile (I think I just made that word up). You are such an amazing writer. I fully expect to see your name in big lights someday, so keep up the good work. I look forward to more political arguing as the election gets closer:)

Brian~ We make the perfect "Trivial Pursuit: Pop Culture Edition" team. You are one smart cookie. I am continually impressed with your knowledge of the Bible. It inspires me to want to learn more about God. I admire you for staying loyal to windows when all of the other boys are giving you crap about it.

Chap~ There have been times when I have been sad and/or scared about moving away and being all alone in the big city. It seems like every time it has happened, you have been there to say something cool about the city or about how I'm going to have such a blast, and every time, I have gone from feeling down to feeling super excited. So, thanks for that. When I first came into the group, I really enjoyed seeing how people would change when you were around. It's like you bring something fresh to the table, a new level of energy. I hope you know how well-respected you are and what a big influence you are on your friends.

Bolley~ You have such an amazing heart. I just want you to know that I feel like I can't lose in this world just knowing that I have you in my corner, encouraging me and praying for me. You have played such a huge role in my journey to God and for that I am eternally grateful. You are going to be the best social worker there ever was! Thank you for always knowing what to say when I'm upset about something and thanks for thinking I'm funny. I am truly honored to be your friend. I love you!

Meimer~ I want to apologize for our friendship getting off to a rocky start. I'm really glad we were able to move past that...barrier? and become great friends. Your self-discipline is amazing. You should write a book about it! "Erin Meimerstorf's Guide to Self-Discipline." And on the cover, you could have a picture of you flexing your arm muscles while studying or something, haha. I'd buy it! This past year I really missed all of our work outs together and hearing about all of the things that were going on in your life but I'm glad we got to have a couple of girls nights, well I guess it was more like Erin and Sarah nights because Molly had church.

Evan~ I think that you are such a great guy. I'm so glad I got to live with you last year. I really admire your compassion for animals, like stray cats that no one else cares about. Thanks for going to see movies like "Connie & Carla" and "Mean Girls" with me and for bringing movies like "Whale Rider" and "Milo & Otis" into my life (yeah, I'm totally kidding about that last one...I never want to see that movie). I'm sorry again for making you do that hockey stop that led to that small cut on your forehead.

Jason~ You are so talented at so many things, almost to the point where it's frustrating (like how you can juggle a soccer ball but you've never played). I think it's so amazing how you can listen to a song and know how to play it on the piano or the guitar or whatever- you play a lot of instruments. I'm really glad you switched to PR so we could have so many classes together. I will never forget when you pulled Yeardly Smith out of who-knows-where when we played that celebrity game. Man, that was a good one! It's really great to watch your relationship with Molly and it's refreshing to see that not all guys are jerks. I hope I can find a boy who loves me as much and treats me as well as you do her.

Jessica~ Better late than never, right? I'm really glad I got the chance to get to know you and spend time with you that weekend in Norman. And we totally have the pee story in common! I'm glad that you got to come back to Norman. I know you and Erin are going to have a really great time this year. Oh and thanks for the panties at Victoria's Secret!

Josh~ I hope I can adjust to New York as well as you have to Savannah. It really encourages me to know that you were in the same position as me this time last year and that you have really flourished in that new environment. I am constantly in awe of your skills, whether it be related to film making or music. I just have this feeling that you are going to be big someday. And if neither of those work out for you, I think you should seriously consider becoming some kind of cop or interrogator because you are really good at getting people to spill information, even if they really don't want to spill it (or maybe that's just me). Also, I have to thank you for telling me about the "Megahertz Myth." If you hadn't, I never would have been able to get a mac.

Justin~ What needed to be said has been said.

Kevin~ I don't know if you will ever read this but I want you to know that I am so glad I met you. Laughing is one of my favorite things in life; I'm really thankful to know you because you make me laugh a lot. There are some things I will never the time you had a mustache at Big Splash or that night I tried to teach you the words to "Work It." I cannot even begin to convey how much respect I have for you for joining the Navy. Catch a wave or two for me while you're down in Florida:)

Michael~ I have huge friend crush on you. I don't know if that makes sense to you. I can't really explain it but it makes sense to me. I just think you are a really really amazing guy and someday you are going to find a really pretty Christian girl who likes soccer and playing outside. I'm really jealous of your natural athletic ability and your dancing skills:) Also, you have a real gift for lightening the mood if people are taking things too seriously. I've always really admired you for that.

Molly~ I owe so much of what I have become this year to you. I remember one time first semester we were at Starbucks talking about God, and you said that your love for Jesus made you want to learn more about Him. At the time that seemed like a totally foreign concept to me. I guess I just didn't really understand that having that love was really part of being a Christian. I didn't realize that that's what I was missing until fairly recently. I just wanted to thank you for that and for all you have done to make me love Jesus. You have this ability to make everyday things about God- things that most people take for granted or just don't think about. I think that's really awesome. Also, you care so much about the people in your life. You are an amazing friend and I can see that you are equally amazing at being a sister, an aunt, a daughter, a girlfriend, etc. I can't say enough about how much I admire and respect you. Be prepared because I'll probably call you at random times to ask you lots of questions.

So there you have it. I know I'm better off going to New York equipped with all of these amazing things that you guys have brought into my life than I would have had I gone straight out of high school. Thanks again to all of you and sorry this was so long.

I'll miss you all.


Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Changing my Mood

I'm happy for these reasons:
1. My coffee pot makes the best coffee in the world
2. I get to take 3 psychology classes this semester
3. Sarah Pack gets to go to New York on Saturday
4. Bolley has lots of friends at ORU that love her
5. Bible Study starts tonight
6. My boyfriend is the most amazing guy I know
7. Hershey bars with almonds
8. Jessica likes to make desserts
9.Craig has a master plan
10. Erin and Brian are together and happy
11. My parents are good parents
12. Toni is starting to get mad at things and make funny faces
13. I like to cook
14. When I listen to Brahams while I read
15. And I'm happy that Blake is happy

When I sat down I was in a bad mood and I thought I would only write like 5 things, but I guess there are more things to be happy about than I thought. I actually cut the list short so I wouldn't take up too much room on the blog. I hope everyone else is happy.

Monday, August 23, 2004

I can't wait to get married.

No not because of the joy of having a lifelong commitment with another person. Not because I'll have the possibility of having children and passing on my legacy to future generations.
I can't wait because of these.