Saturday, October 31, 2009


So lately I've been doing a lot of internet surfing in regards to typography and graphic design.  I've come across some really awesome blogs that post new designs and work by artists all over the world.  While looking at a blog that has to do with packaging and logo work, I came across this.  THE SOCKS COME PURPOSELY MISMATCHED!!!!!!!  Now, I know that kind of defeats the purpose of why I wear mismatched socks (for any of you who don't know, it's because I don't fold/match my socks when doing laundry because it takes so much time) but it's still pretty cool! 

"Proclaim His Grace" by Dr. Bruce Ashton voted for GC 2010 Theme song

Check this out! I really want to sing Dr. Ashton's new song!

Click here for an mp3 version or here for the sheet music.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trail-mix 101


I'm going backpacking tomorrow. I went to the VM this evening and got some yummyness to cook. Mmmm, I'm all about gourmet cooking over a camp stove!

However, I have a problem: I can't seem to make a small batch of trail mix. I tried really hard to only get small quantities of all the necessary ingredients (walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, sesame sticks, dried cherries, cashews, macadamia nuts, little graham cracker fishies, dried peaches, dried apricots, and bittersweet chocolate chips) but apparently my attempts were not successful. I wish I could weigh this huge bag of trail-mix, I'm sure it would be astounding.

Would you like to help eat my trail mix? [Insert positive reply here] Oh good, I was hoping you would say that! We're leaving at 8:30 tomorrow morning, think you can make the flight?

p.s. Yes, this post is specifically for Barry. ;) But others are welcome to respond to the invitation as well. I'll probably be eating this trail mix for the rest of the semester!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Allow me to brag...

So, I have these friends. Their names are Doug and John. They are best friends.
They ran a marathon today. A trail marathon. A mystery trail marathon. A beastly mystery trail marathon! It was an intense course in the hills of Georgia that had tons of climbs and very technically difficult trails.

Now here are the stats:
Doug - age 23, has never run a marathon before (until today)
John - age 20, has only run one marathon and it was a road marathon (until today)

Are you ready for the really good part?.......

THEY CAME IN TOGETHER AND GOT 3RD AND 4TH PLACE FOR THE WHOLE ENTIRE MARATHON!!!!!! (4 hours, 20 minutes... just in case you were wondering)

Yeah... they were pretty awesome! I had the privilege of cheering them on, being their water-bottle holders, taking pictures, and running the last mile or so with them. I want John to be able to post most of the pictures on his blog, but here's a few teasers for you :)

Pre-race banana-feast!

I love this picture! Definitely in the moment! They were about 12 miles into the race at this point. They were also already in 3rd and 4th place overall-a spot they held for the rest of the race!
(If John doesn't post a satisfactory amount of pictures up, I'll be sure to post the rest later because there are some awesome ones!!)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Last of Camp Pictures

I never found time to post a general collection of camp pictures from this summer. Things were so hectic and crazy the last weeks before school started that I never got around to it. These last 3 blogs more than make up for it! Hope you enjoy the pictures! (Note: My camera was broken most of the summer so most of these are not my own, although some of them I did take with other people's cameras.)

I was determined to learn how to windsurf this summer. While I did manage to achieve a marginal level of proficiency in the sport by the end of the summer, much of my time was spent falling off and climbing back on, as the picture below depicts!
My brother, on the other hand, is quite the pro!
Clowning around at a rodeo
Canoeing with my beautiful Mother on a beautiful lake
Shams and my self portrait at the top of Ampersand Mountain
Day off #? Kristin and I went hiking!
I love this picture of Saranac Lake. (Kristin took it.) I think it conveys the feel of the place quite well. It's quite the artsy place and, after our hike, Kristin and I spent a while perusing art galleries! That's where I met Mark Kurtz. Read about it here.
Lizzy and I made a sand-castle/mound!
This was right after Lizzy saw that I had no pudding, so she went and got me a bowl. I was very excited that Lizzy knows the correct way to eat pudding (with the spoon flipped DOWN!)
The premier shower location at Camp Cherokee: THE LAKE! (Sshhh, don't tell P.Dan! ;D)
My handsome brother
Jackie, Meggan, and I on our last Sabbath at Chapel Island
The girls of camp cherokee's one last "hurrah" before camp ended

One Early Morning

One early morning at camp, Shannon and I canoed to a nearby island to have our devotions. Here are our pictures.

One Foggy Morning

One early morning at camp, Kristin, Shannon, and I went out wake-boarding. It was foggy. Very foggy. Here are our pictures.

Kristin's before picture...

Shannon's before picture
Did I mention it was foggy?
My before picture...
Jumping Pictures! (from the tower of the Nautique)

It was beautiful!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Thou art substance

If you were to look at my journal, you might be confused. Because on one side of the page, the writing is normal, but on the other, the writing is upside down. That's because I only write on one side until I reach the end of the book, and then I turn it upside down and write on the other page all the way back until I reach the front of the book. Here, let me show you:


The reason I do this is because:
1. It's easier for my hand to write on the right side of the page all the time.
2. As I make my way back through the journal, I reread what I wrote on the other side of the page. I like being reminded of what God has taught me in the past.

Today, I read what I had written on the other side of the page on June 6:

O God, the eternal All
Help me to know all things are shadows, but Thou art substance
All things are quicksand, but Thou art mountain
All things are shifting, but Thou art anchor
All things are ignorance, but Thou art wisdom
-A Puritan Prayer