Wednesday, March 29, 2006

If I start speakin' in a Southern drawl, it ain't mah fault!

Monday, March 27, 2006

I like my house. It's peaceful, for the most part. And when there are no outside responsibilities, such peace is doubly peaceful. :)

Monday, March 20, 2006

MacIsaac no longer just fiddling around

The man in this article (Ashley MacIsaac) intends to run for Liberal leadership on April 7.

I love my country. :)

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I Can't Tell You Why

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Gunshots. I heard gunshots. After 3am. In Southern California.

Oh, wait, I shouldn't be surprised, should I? ;)

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Wow. I actually wouldn't have thought it.

Buttercup

Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti
Jesus, Take the Wheel
by Carrie Underwood

She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat
Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline
It'd been a long hard year
She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention
She was going way too fast
Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was so scared
She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way
I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on

Oh, Jesus take the wheel
Oh, I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
From this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel
Oh, take it, take it from me



You Are Changing Leaves



Pretty, but soon dead.


Friday, March 17, 2006

Perhaps you've seen these before, but they are definitely worth reading again, I assure you: Canadian Questions.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Here's a little something for all you internety folks:

The Information Superhighway

is a sewer pipe from America

it's staying home forever
and falling in love with a computer.

It's the story of Hardware Man & Software Girl
setting off together on a kitchen adventure.

It's staying home forever:
push a button & a remote controlled custard pie
flies in the video compere's eyes.
"Interactive" is when you get
to spit back.

My house is a city state.
Outdoors there's a weird fog
I don't want to go out in.
Forests are flattened to fuel
computer factories,
the trees are routed once & for all.

When the last tiger in the wild died
the tigers in the zoo just vanished

- by S. K. Kelen
Death Week is stressful.

(Brought to you by Diana's Self-Evident Truth of the Day, Inc.)

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Love Will Always Win

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Saturday, March 11, 2006

I Want To Live
by Josh Gracin

Sometimes I feel like I need to shake myself
To wake myself
I feel like I'm just sleep walkin' through my life
Its like I'm swimmin' in an ocean of emotion
But still somehow slowly goin' numb inside

I don't like who I'm becomin'
I know I've got to do somethin'
Before my life passes right by

I wanna cry like the rain
Cry like the rain
Shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin'
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin'
Fight with the devil and go down swingin'
Fly like a bird
Roll like a stone
Love like I ain't afraid to be alone
Take everything that this world has to give
I wanna live

Sometimes I wonder why I work so hard
To guard my heart
Well I hardly feel anything at all
I've spent my whole life building up this ivory tower
Now that I'm in it I keep wishin' it would fall

So I could feel the ground beneath me
Really taste this air I'm breathin'
To know that I'm alive

I wanna cry like the rain
Cry like the rain
Shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin'
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin'
Fight with the devil and go down swingin'
Fly like a bird
Roll like a stone
Love like I aint afraid to be alone
Take everything that this world has to give
I wanna live
I wanna live

Something deep inside keeps saying life is like a vapor
It's gone in just a twinklin' of an eye

I wanna cry like the rain
Cry like the rain
Shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin'
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin'
Fight with the devil and go down swingin'
Fly like a bird
Roll like a stone
Love like I aint afraid to be alone
Take everything that this world has to give
I wanna take any breath I can get
I wanna live
For when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don't try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.
- James 1:3-4

:)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

So, my tentative March break plans were impossible.

However! I shall instead get a driver's licence that's valid in this country.

I shall be AUTOnomous! ;)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ha, this is fantastic!

Dr. Miller says we are pessimistic because life seems like a very bad, very screwed-up film. If you ask "What the hell is wrong with the projector?" and go up to the control room, you find it's empty. You are the projectionist, and you should have been up there all the time.
- Colin Wilson

The Dance

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

There is very little that is more therapeutic for one's soul than jumping in puddles at one in the morning.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord's way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, 'Don't forget me.'
- Eknath Easwaran

Time
Fallen
by Sarah McLachlan

Heaven bend to take my hand
And lead me through the fire
Be the long awaited answer
To a long and painful fight
Truth be told I tried my best
But somewhere long the way
I got caught up in all there was to offer
But the cost was so much more than I could bear

Though I've tried I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here and
Tell me I told you so

We all begin out with good intent
When love is raw and young
We believe that we can change ourselves
The past can be undone
But we carry on our back the burdens time always reveals
In the lonely light of morning
In the wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
I've held so dear

Though I've tried I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here and
Tell me I told you so

Heaven bend to take my hand
I've nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to these I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turn their heads embarrassed
Pretend that they don't see
That it's one wrong step one slip before you know it
And there doesn't seem away to be redeemed

Though I've tried I've fallen
I have sunk so low
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here and
Tell me I told you so
I messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here and
Tell me I told you so


Sarah is the soundtrack to my life sometimes.
Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don't forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:6-7

Saturday, March 04, 2006

You're the Only Place
by Josh Groban

Seems like our love is on a road to nowhere fast
All my life I thought a love like this would last
But every road can hide a corner we can't see
I had a vision that I woke up by your side
I felt you breathing and our souls were intertwined
But who controls love's destiny? Not me.

We had it all right in our hands,
We had the space to fly and still a place to land

So I'm calling out, I'm calling out to the only one
Who can save us from what we've done
Don't leave me hanging on
I'm reaching out and praying you'll come back again
It's just darkness I'm living in
And you're the only place my heart has ever been.

Maybe I'm young and in the ways of love naive
Maybe I'm desperate for a reason to believe
There wasn't any way I thought that we would fall.
I've seen perfection in a rainbow in the sky
I've seen a child make the coldest grown man cry
But loving you I thought was greater than them all.

We had it all, just you and me
Now there's a doorway to my heart without a key

So I'm calling out, I'm calling out to the only one
Who can save us from what we've done
Don't leave me hanging on
I'm reaching out and praying you'll come back again
It's just darkness I'm living in
And you're the only place my heart has ever been.

Wherever you are right now
Come back and show me how you feel
Becasue I'm lost without you here

Calling out, I'm calling out to the only one
Who can save us from what we've done
Don't leave me hanging on
And I'm reaching out and praying you'll coem back again
It's just darkness I'm living in
Cause you're the only place my heart has ever been.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

How can you do this? Don't you have a conscience? A sense of decency?

But that's the way it is. It can't be avoided.

Sometimes you simply have to deal with situations that seem unfair.

But how? I don't think it will ever go away.

Maybe not. But there are times when you just have to do what you have to do...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Yet everyone with any experience of life is aware of the extent to which the characters of people he has known have been given their particular forms by the sufferings through which they have passed. But it is not simply what has happened to them that has defined them; their responses to what has happened to them have been of even greater importance, and these responses have been shaped by their interpretations of what they suffered. [...] For it is part of the meaning of suffering that it is that which cuts athwart our purposive movements. It represents the denial from beyond ourselves of our movement toward pleasure; or it is the frustration of our movement toward self-realization or toward the actualization of our potentialities.
- from The Responsible Self by H. Richard Niebuhr