Friday, January 29, 2010

fun facts

In honor of tonights "wolf" moon, I thought I would share a few fun moon facts.
{I know I am a dork! }

  • a wolf moon is the first full moon of the year
  • the term "honeymoon" is derived from the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey-flavored wine, the official wedding drink, stipulating that the bride's parents be required to keep the groom supplied with the drink for the month following the wedding
  • the moon actually has mirrors on it. they were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured
  • jupiter's moon ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system, and is larger than the planets mercury and pluto {i know, i know, pluto is no longer a planet}
  • all the moons of the solar system are named after greek and roman mythology, except the moons of uranus, which are named after shakespearean characters
  • a "blue moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month {it is rarely blue}
  • 27% of americans believe we never landed on the moon
  • when the moon is directly over your head, you weigh slightly less {i think i am just going to follow the moon around }

Thursday, January 28, 2010

fulfillment of a life-long dream

You know how almost ALL young girls are horse crazy? And how for at least one birthday they ask for a horse? Well, that was me. Only I never grew out of my horse craziness! And I pretty much asked for a horse EVERY birthday & Christmas:)  

I have actually taken an equestrian class in college and have considered becoming a horse trainer. But I refuse to waste 8 LONG years of college. {Yes...8. I took the scenic route. But when I am finished I will have 3 degrees.} Anyway back to the point. I finally have a horse!!!! Well, he is not living with me since I live in an apartment in a college town. And I have to share him with my family. {especially since they are the ones taking care of him} But he is living back home on the farm and I can visit him anytime I want!

My brother received a call from one of the local horse rescues about a horse that was scheduled to be euthanized. Well, we could not let that happen and we agreed to take him. The horse has the sweetest disposition and is a pasture horse; he cannot be ridden safely because he was badly abused. But he will live out the rest of his life in the lap of luxury. I have two nieces who are already showering him with attention and treats! 

Without further adieu, let me introduce you to Phantom!

***on a side note: did you know that fulfilment & fufillment are both correct spellings? things like this are what make the english language a pain in the butt sometimes. especially for grammar nazis.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

The only difference between genius and lunacy is timing.
~David Tennant as 'Campbell' in Taking Over the Asylum

Be sure to link your words of wisdom to Perpetual Newlyweds!

Monday, January 25, 2010


I have a confession to make. I hate to exercise. Gyms are my enemy! I am a bookworm at heart and I do not need to be fit to read! But I do need to be fit to live a healthy, happy life. Oh, the conundrum! So, I have bit the bullet and I ordered P90X today. I have heard really good things about this program. Well, good things when talking about exercise.  One of my roommates and I are going to go through the program together. I am determined to stick with this for the entire 3 months!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

The road to misery and the road to joy are the same road.
Your destination will be determined by the song of your heart.

Play along with your own bit of wisdom.
Be sure to link back to Perpetual Newlyweds!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

random and totally useless bits of information

Things you did not think you needed to know...and probably don't! I am a connoisseur of useless and random information. So, I thought I would a share a few of them with you. Enjoy!

  • Leonardo da Vinci spent twelve years painting the Mona Lisa's lips. He could also write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

  • One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

  • The average person will spend two weeks over their lifetime wating for traffic lights to change.

  • A Boeing 747's wingspan is longer than the distance of the Wright Brothers' first flight.

  • A manned rocket can reach the moon in less time than it took a stagecoach to travel the length of England.

  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

  • Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish-speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."

Feel free to share your own random facts

Monday, January 18, 2010

best of the golden globes

My best dressed from last night!

all pics courtesy of omg

Who was your best (or worst) dressed from the Golden Globes?

Friday, January 15, 2010

the classics

I have a friend who will only read the classics. She says all fiction written in the last 50 years is basically crap. Those were not her exact words but that was the gist of it. I am in the opposite camp. It is no secret that I LOVE to read. And I read anything and everything. I was the nerd in school that read every book on the suggested reading list every year. But our conversation made me think about my favorite classics. My favorite classic author would have to be Jane Austen! It was hard to narrow it down to a few books because there are so many great ones. But here is a tentative list of my favorites.

Jane Eyre~Charlotte Bronte

Mansfield Park~Jane Austen

Gone With the Wind~Margaret Mitchell

The Great Gatsby~F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Separate Peace~John Knowles

To Kill a Mockingbird~Harper Lee

Lord of the Rings~JRR Tolkein

What is your favorite Classic?

{all images courtesy of google images}

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

words of wisdom wednesday

Jaci over at Perpetual Newlyweds had this great idea. Just create your own post of a favorite quote or some wise words. Link it back to Perpetual Newlyweds and we can all share in the wisdom! I think this is going to be a lot of fun!

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

i love to sing!

I love to sing.
I always have a music running through my head.
The most random things can make me think of a song.
The only problem is...I am a HORRIBLE singer.
I am not exaggerating.
I cannot even carry a tune singing the ABCs.
Yes, I am that bad.
Ask my roommates!

Monday, January 11, 2010

not too bad

I have an 8am class this semester. I have not had an 8am class since my first semester in college. I am NOT a morning person. So I was completely dreading this morning. But it was not too bad. Of course, I wanted to throw my alarm clock out of the window at 6:30 this morning. I met my prof last semester at a networking event and he is really nice. Now I know he is a great professor. The class is International Marketing and I am already hooked on the first day. I know I will still hate getting out of bed that early but at least the class will be enjoyable!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, January 8, 2010

highway robbery!

$604.12= 4 books.
That is not a typo. Four used textbooks cost $600.
I am going into the wrong career.
Note to self: look into the textbook industry.

Monday, January 4, 2010

i heart sci-fi!

I am a sci-fi geek. Yes, I just admitted that! Last week I was on a big sci-fi kick. I have gotten every penny worth of Netflix. I love their watch instantly feature. These are a few of the shows/movies I watched.

Sanctuary: Season 1 & 2

Stargate: Ark of Truth

Stargate: Continuum

Torchwood: Seasons 1 & 2

all pics courtesy of google images

What is your favorite sci-fi flick?

Friday, January 1, 2010


I have never made new year's resolutions. I just do not see the point in making a list of things that will never get done. I just pray that I have learned something from the previous year. I should probably self-evaluate more often, but I always do so at the beginning of a new year.

This year I am praying that 2010 is better than 2009. I would say that it could not get any worse, but I know that is not true. Because it can. I just want to be able to handle everything God puts in my path with grace and understanding. I want to enjoy the simple things in life more. I believe that you can find happiness in every season of your life. While dealing with my uncle's sickness and passing, I probably laughed more in that short 3 months than I had in a long time. I think deep down my family knew we had to make the most out of every single moment we had together. I know that God has a plan and that it is for our good. It is not always sunshine and roses, but the valleys make you stronger and make you appreciate life more. But I am definitely ready to be out of the valley and on top of the mountain!