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"The path of vulnerability is for the strongest and it is for the most humble...as we become more and more practiced in our vulnerability, our hearts expand and grow. Christ's instructions for being born again were clear. What he was talking about was that childlike quality of pure vulnerability. That is the strongest person, totally open to whatever comes." - Mark Sircus

Cattie Bree Skye follows:
  • What is the What by Dave Eggers
  • Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg
oct 16 2010 ∞
mar 4 2013 +
  • Things I Overheard While Talking To Myself by Alan Alda
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    • Life, the Universe, and Everything
    • So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish
    • Mostly Harmless
  • The Ya-Ya series by Rebecca Wells
    • Ya-Yas in Bloom
  • In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke
  • This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti
  • Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  • The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle
nov 12 2008 ∞
oct 22 2011 +
  • When I am eating something, I will sometimes look up food reviews for it. Reading the strange, lovely detail people go into when they review things makes me somehow enjoy my food more. I know, it's weird. Kind of like food porn.
  • I used to bite my fingernails, and when I was little, I used to bite my toenails, too.
  • I am obsessed with weddings. I love going to my friends', and I've sort of been planning mine since I was about 4. I even carry around a picture of my perfect engagement ring in my wallet at all times.
  • I am the worst person with checking my voicemail. People call me, and leave me messages, and I don't get them for like a week. It's terrible.
  • I apologize excessively. People tell me to stop it all the time, and then I apologize for that! I can't help it.
jan 10 2009 ∞
nov 3 2010 +
  • 9
  • A Fix
  • Across the Universe
  • All About Steve
  • Ballet Shoes
  • Be Kind, Rewind
  • Beastly
  • Because I Said So
  • Becoming Jane
  • Bottle Shock
  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Bright Star
  • Cadillac Records
  • Center Stage 2
  • Changeling
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Dear John
  • Deliverance (1919)
  • Devil's Playground
  • Did You Hear about the Morgans?
nov 12 2008 ∞
jan 11 2012 +
  • Free Fallin'
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • More Than Words
  • Bottle It Up
  • The Way I Am
  • Lean on Me
  • Umbrella
  • Big Yellow Taxi
  • You Cannot Lose My Love
  • Hold Us Together
mar 26 2010 ∞
dec 4 2011 +
  • The Disney Channel (I know those shows were made for 12-year-olds, but I just think that little Demi Lovato is adorable...)
  • Taylor Swift music
  • GLEE
  • Twilight (yeah...enough said.)
  • Facebook stalking (OMG, she's dating WHO?!)
  • Twitter
  • Obsessively updating my Amazon wishlist
  • Eating after midnight
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (I love those drama-obsessed teenagers)
  • Eating breakfast in my prom dress
  • Miley Cyrus songs (Why does "Party in the USA" have to be so darn catchy?)
  • Television shows and movies about gymnastics/ice skating/cheerleading (because I'm such a wannabe)
  • Making lists of future baby names (I thin...
may 2 2009 ∞
aug 25 2011 +

Mom

  • Stand mixer (a pink kitchenaid one)

Grandma

  • Perfume or soap? (she likes something called Opium...or something?)

Granny

  • Sermons on CD/CD player

Jordan

jun 30 2009 ∞
jun 22 2011 +
  • Maggie Smith
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Emma Thompson
  • Julie Andrews
  • Hilary Swank
  • Carey Mulligan
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Jayma Mays
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Blake Lively
  • Kate Winslet
  • Jennifer Lopez (I wasn't the biggest fan of most of her music, but I've really liked her in all of her movies that I've seen)
  • Brittany Murphy
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Mandy Moore (Another musician-turned-actress...I think she's got some chops in both areas, actually)
  • Meg Ryan
jan 15 2009 ∞
oct 18 2010 +
  • i'm starting my new job as a real-live middle school teacher! hooray!
  • only probably 2 more months of hot weather. hooray!
  • my lovely mom's birthday is this month! hooray!
apr 3 2010 ∞
aug 2 2014 +
  • sinning (I miss the mark a lot)
  • embellishing stories to make people laugh (it's just dishonest...)
  • lust (it happens to women, too)
  • procrastination! (maybe I'll get around to fixing that one tomorrow)
  • laziness
  • fear
jan 13 2009 ∞
feb 21 2010 +
  • Peter Sarsgaard
  • Hugh Laurie
  • John Corbett
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Alan Alda
  • Gerard Butler
  • Adam Sandler
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Tom Hanks
  • Johnny Depp
  • James Garner
jan 15 2009 ∞
jun 25 2011 +
  • Get into a pair of size 20 jeans again.
  • Get through my first year of teaching without taking a single sick day!
  • Get back into counseling.
  • Be grateful for everything.
  • Serve more.
  • Be patient and find bits of joy wherever you can.
  • Get three poems published OR get a manuscript sent to an agent.
jan 3 2009 ∞
aug 2 2014 +
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Michael Buble
  • Jonathan Coulton
  • Nat King Cole
  • Bing Crosby
  • John Mayer
  • Derek Webb
  • Dave Barnes
  • Cliff Young
  • Josh Groban
  • Ray LaMontagne
dec 30 2008 ∞
jul 13 2012 +
  • Edward Cullen (judge me if you must, lol, but this one stays)
  • Mr. Darcy
  • Frank Sinatra
  • One of the Weasley twins from Harry Potter might be fun (lol, it'd never be boring)
  • Greg House
  • Hawkeye Pierce (what is it with me and fictional doctors?)
  • Gregory Peck
  • Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck in the 60s film, which makes it doubly awesome!)
  • Jack Dawson (from Titanic. It was my first real love story when I saw it in 5th grade, and I think he was my first real crush. You never really forget those...)
  • Gerry Kennedy from P.S. I Love You. One ticket to Ireland, please. ;)
  • The "guy" from Once. His name is Glen Han...
dec 2 2008 ∞
jun 16 2010 +

things i watch right now:

  • Nashville
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Switched at Birth (mostly for the ASL)
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • New Girl
  • The Office (I like the US version better than the UK version, though they're both good)
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Project Runway
  • Doctor Who
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Downton Abbey (obsesssssssed)
  • Girls
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Rev
  • Bunheads
  • The Carrie Diaries (totally ashamed of this one)

things that aren't on anymore:

nov 12 2008 ∞
aug 2 2014 +
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller
  • Dancing Naked by Shelley Hrdlitschka
  • Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  • Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
  • The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exu...
oct 30 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • being tickled (dash it all)
  • people who say "what the trash?"
  • laughing babies (kids in general, really - they're so goofy sometimes)
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Ellen Degeneres
  • elephant jokes
  • Chuck Norris jokes
  • these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhcA4Ry65...
  • puns - I love them! I'm a cheesy joke girl.
  • those first few episodes of American Idol - the ones with all the beginning auditions? Lol, they are the best!
oct 27 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +

Before death:

  • To be completely the person God wants me to be
  • To fall in love!
  • Get married
  • Adopt a child
  • Lose weight (goal - size 10 or 150 pounds, whichever comes first)
  • Tell everyone I love that I love them
  • Go to college
  • Teach someone something
  • Witness to someone (share the Gospel)
  • Be a part of the Great Commission
  • Learn how to tie a tie
  • Travel to another country
  • Wear a cowboy hat
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Be a teacher
  • Backpack across Europe
  • Sing for pocket change at the Plaza in Kansas City (Well, Westport, but close enou...
sep 20 2008 ∞
aug 2 2014 +
  • Chuao's salted chocolate crunch, honeycomb, and potato chip chocopods
  • Nicobella vegan organic dark chocolates
  • Necco real chocolate marshmallow eggs (they're cheap, only around at Easter, come in a cute foam egg carton, and are delicious)
  • Mars bars
  • Snickers
  • Zero
  • Dark chocolate peanut m&ms
  • Violet Crumble
  • Ritter Sport (especially the knusperflakes, yum!)
  • Hershey's with almonds
  • 100 Grand
  • Turkish delight
  • Gummy bears
  • Chocolove chocolate bars (they have love letters inside the wrappers!)
  • Red licorice
sep 10 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • Ms. Hickman, my high school choir teacher who introduced me to jazz, and taught me more about life than about notes and rhythms
  • Mrs. Cato, my (late) very first voice teacher, who discovered me by accident when I was fourteen and believed in my talent enough to give me voice lessons for free when I couldn't afford it. She saw what other people didn't, and gave me a chance - for that I'll always be grateful.
  • Mrs. Johnson, my 6th grade science teacher who made me like science
  • Mr. Peterson, my 8th grade math teacher who somehow got me to do so well in math that I switched to advanced math that year (I hate math and I'm traditionally terrible at it, before and after his class)
  • Mrs. Thomson, my 11th grade english teacher
  • Mrs. Miller, my 12th grade english teache...
sep 10 2008 ∞
jun 25 2010 +
  • not finding someone to spend my life with
  • that I might not have children (if the above happens)
  • not being taken care of as an elderly person (if the above happens)
  • the inevitable death of my loved ones who are older than me
  • basically just not being loved and not being taken care of when I'm old
  • that I won't be good enough, that I won't learn how to fly and get over the line you have to rise above to make it in this world
sep 10 2008 ∞
sep 11 2008 +
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Phoebe in Wonderland
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Pretty Woman
  • Forrest Gump
  • Wimbledon
  • Penelope
  • Harriet the Spy
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Where The Heart Is
  • P.S. I Love You
  • August Rush
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Rocket Science
  • The Sound of Music
  • Mary Poppins
  • Juno
  • Mozart and the Whale
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Breezy
sep 10 2008 ∞
mar 2 2013 +
  • keeping my mind, my heart, and my body pure
  • connecting with God more deliberately and more often
  • Bible study (studying more often and in a more committed way)
  • Getting away from destructive or useless habits (like spending a bunch of time watching tv or goofing around on the internet)

There are a lot more, but I'm trying this new thing where I just choose a few things I need to work on, and focus on them for a while until they are taken care of, and then move on to something else. I want to see if it will work better than taking on everything at once. I'll let you know.

sep 10 2008 ∞
nov 18 2008 +
  • I went through a stage where I called everyone "baby" and "honey" and "sweetie." I was like 6. I have no idea what I was doing with that.
  • My goth/punk phase
  • Scrunching my hair with gel to make it look wavy and sort of crispy like the popular girls' hair
  • Cursing
  • Talking about inappropriate things way more than a girl my age should have in junior high
  • Telling dirty jokes
aug 12 2008 ∞
nov 18 2008 +
  • BUGS (this includes just about all of them - wasps, spiders, bees, beetles, etc. - except for butterflies, fireflies, and ladybugs, they're cool)
  • When people are angry or upset with me
  • Messy places
  • Extremely tiny, claustrophobic places
  • Worrying and being afraid
  • When people do not care about other people
  • When children/animals/helpless things get hurt by people on purpose
  • Guilt
aug 12 2008 ∞
sep 11 2008 +
  • Julie Andrews
  • Kristen Chenoweth
  • Lea Michele
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Regina Spektor
  • Beyonce Knowles (Homegirl can work a song, lol)
  • Miley Cyrus (I think her voice is so interesting)
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Norah Jones
  • Hayley Williams from Paramore
  • Charlotte Church
  • Emmy Rossum (But only on classical stuff. I heard her sing pop music once. Just not her thing.)
  • Sarah McLachlan (Her voice is so beautiful, like an angel)
aug 11 2008 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
  • Not applying myself in school
  • Doing romantic things with someone I wasn't dating (that just never turns out well)
  • Being manipulative
  • Being too gullible
aug 11 2008 ∞
nov 18 2008 +
  • My ability to feel compassion
  • My eyes
  • My laugh
  • My aptitude and love for music and art
  • My freckles (I only have a few, but they are really cute and in fun places)
  • My ability to appreciate beauty
aug 11 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • Stop biting my nails
  • Enjoy playing a sport
  • Get up early enough to see the sun rise
  • Confess my deepest, darkest secrets to someone
  • Get my ears pierced
  • Have a root canal
  • Ride a roller coaster
  • Preach an inspirational message to a really big group of kids
  • Make a movie
  • Touch a spider
  • Survive 2008
  • Stop downloading music for free (or getting it from friends for free)
  • Have oral surgery
aug 11 2008 ∞
jun 30 2010 +

Girls:

  • Jamie
  • Marie (or Annemarie)
  • Emily (or Emilea, Emmileigh)
  • Lila
  • Ella (or Elle)
  • Jill
  • Lucy
  • Rachel
  • Jane
  • Lindsay
  • Charlotte
  • Abigail
  • Emma
  • Holly
  • Laurel
  • Violet
  • Elisabeth
  • Rosemarie
  • Sophia (Sophie for short)
  • Waverly
aug 11 2008 ∞
jan 23 2013 +
  • Kind
  • Compassionate
  • Gentle
  • Sensitive
  • Artistic
  • A good listener
  • A good friend
  • Delicate
  • Spontaneous
  • A good leader
  • Happy
  • Contemplative
  • Quiet
  • Independent
  • Intelligent, but not arrogant
  • Fun
  • A little mysterious
  • Spirited
  • Feminine
  • Poetic
  • A little bit sexy
aug 11 2008 ∞
nov 28 2008 +
  • The lack of compassion people seem to feel for one another (e.g. when people nonchalantly walk right past homeless people on the street with not so much as a second glance)
  • The growing materialism (it scares me that sometimes I'd rather watch t.v. or go shopping than take a walk or pray)
  • Groupthink (a lot of folks don't really do their own thing - even being "indie" nowadays is a trend! Sometimes trends can be helpful, though - like the "going green" trend. At least the planet is being helped, regardless of people's motives!)
  • Little to no appreciation of beauty (anymore, it's almost a crime to watch the sun set when you have work to do)
  • Unabashed narcissism (I'm guilty of this sometimes)
  • The misuse of sex (it happens as much in our hearts as it does with our bodies, an...
aug 11 2008 ∞
sep 11 2008 +

I'm odd about tea. If it's hot, it has to have milk and sugar. Fruit or honey can come nowhere near it. If it's iced, it must be sweet and have fruit. I'm open to trying new things, but that's generally the way I dig it.

  • Tazo
    • English breakfast
    • Om
    • Green ginger
    • Matcha
    • Berryblossom
    • African red bush
    • Sweet cinnamon spice
    • Honeybush
    • Lemon mate
  • Yogi
  • Yerba mate

and teas to keep a stash of:

oct 9 2009 ∞
apr 1 2011 +
  • bike 4.5 miles next gym visit
  • bike 10 miles at once
  • run 1.5 miles on the elliptical
  • run 1 mile in under 12 minutes on the treadmill
  • learn the choreography for "whip my hair" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONwargIsW...
  • plant a tree
  • learn how to let go
dec 25 2010 ∞
nov 17 2011 +
  • Victoria's Secret
    • Very Sexy For Her 2
    • Very Sexy Now
  • Nina by Nina Ricci
  • Daisy by Marc Jacobs
  • Lovely by SJP
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
    • 41
    • Classic
  • CLEAN
    • original
    • Fresh Laundry
    • Shower Fresh
    • Outdoor Shower Fresh
    • Provence
    • Summer Linen
    • Ultimate
    • Warm Cotton
jan 2 2011 ∞
aug 8 2011 +
  • Lourdes Cuisine (Blue Springs). Best and most authentic Mexican food in the KC area.
  • Tea Drops (Westport). Best local tea place ever. Hot tea, cold tea, bubble tea...yum. Plus cute and useful tea accessories, and you can buy looseleaf by the ounce.
  • Murray's (Westport). Joyously awesome ice creams that change every week or something. The flavors are always rotating, so you never know what you'll get, but you can bet it will be something interesting like maple-bacon or ginger snaps and honey.
  • Gojo's. Amazing teppanyaki Japanese food. And they throw shrimp at you. <3
  • Jerusalem Cafe (Westport). I don't like to smoke shisha, but I do like sitting around eating baba ghanoush with the smell of flavoured tobacco all round. They also have fantastic rice pudding.
mar 26 2010 ∞
jun 25 2011 +
  • It's definitely more fun to be a girl than a boy. We have twirly skirts and glitter, and we smell pretty, and that's probably why there are so many more drag queens and male-to-female transsexuals than there are female-to-male ones. Everyone knows it's just more fun to be a girl. Haha.
  • If you walk into the bathroom and all the stalls are taken except for the handicapped one, and you decide to use it, when you come out, all the other stalls will be empty and there will be a handicapped person waiting to go to the bathroom
  • Those little smoked sausages taste better on toothpicks
  • All men are created equal (I use "men" as a general descriptor here - meaning "humans"). And even if this is not universally acknowledged, it should be. So it's on the list. Ha.
  • The chocolate cake has zero calories if:
jan 15 2009 ∞
dec 25 2010 +
  • selfish
  • easily irritated over silly things
  • quite so dependent upon other people
  • overweight (working on it)
  • kind of stuck
  • an idiot (lol - sometimes I make some really stupid mistakes - welcome to humanity, right?)
  • lazy
  • afraid
  • dishonest (sometimes I embellish stories to make them more entertaining, or tell white lies not to hurt people or to protect myself...I don't like this)
  • spiteful
  • bitter
feb 7 2009 ∞
oct 22 2011 +
  • it feels like my own little private corner of the internet. i feel like people seldom find this page unless i bring them, and that's freeing. i can be myself here.
  • it helps me stay organized and keep track of what books i want to read and what movies i want to see, etc.
  • it helps me remember things i might otherwise forget.
  • it's a healthy outlet for the human instinct to box everything up and categorize and make incessant lists. :)
  • lists are sexy. duh.
jan 21 2010 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
  • Found Poetry Review (Fall/Winter 2013)
  • Medium Weight Forks (Northwest's student-produced literary magazine - Spring 2012)
  • Pot Luck Magazine (Spring 2011)
  • Boston Literary Magazine (Summer 2010)
  • Shoots & Vines (Bergamot, April 2010)
  • Calliope Nerve (March 2010)
  • Inscape (Jewell's student-produced literary magazine - Spring 2007)
mar 7 2010 ∞
feb 9 2013 +
  • Whip It
  • Pieces of April
  • Eat, Pray, Love
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Phoebe in Wonderland
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Pretty Woman
  • Forrest Gump
  • Wimbledon
  • An Education
  • Penelope
  • Harriet the Spy
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Waitress
  • P.S. I Love You
  • August Rush
  • Dan in Real Life
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Rocket Science
  • The Sound of Music
  • Mary Poppins
jan 3 2009 ∞
aug 8 2011 +
  • one word: COLORBLOCK
  • those neon things from the 80s that are suddenly back (?)
  • gladiator sandals and heels
  • geometric prints
  • the whole baggy pants, boxers showing thing. Actually, having any undergarment showing is pretty much gross.
  • those dresses that look like tents (sorta like this one: http://www.omiru.com/wp-content/uploads/... )
  • necklines down to Mexico, hems up to Canada.
nov 12 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • talking to someone interesting
  • writing a paper/finishing homework
  • stargazing, staying up to watch the sun rise
  • slumber party
  • writing a novel that just looks better by moonlight
  • calling a friend who lives in a different time zone
  • being a vampire :[
dec 31 2008 ∞
jul 31 2009 +
  • watermelon-lime agua fresca
  • ice cold, creamy milk (my favourite is skim)
  • Simply Apple
  • orange juice with just a bit of pulp
  • Prickly pear cactus lemonade from Bolthouse Farms
  • Watermelon Chill from Naked Juice
  • kona coffee with milk and sugar
  • Chai tea lattes
  • Cinnamon dolce lattes from Starbucks
  • cranberry juice
  • sweet peach iced tea
  • masala tea
  • passionfruit juice
  • hot tea with milk and sugar - note to self - don't add milk to hot tea with fruit flavors in it (milk will curdle).
    • tazo refresh (my fave - peppermint with tarragon)
feb 24 2009 ∞
jun 25 2011 +
  • Jesus (his life and teachings completely turned the world upside down)
  • Gandhi (he was so genuine and open, and he really cared about people)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Bob Dylan
  • Derek Webb
  • Jack White of the White Stripes (that particular rockstar brand of rebel that just spells ultracool)
nov 12 2008 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
  • 22 - Taylor Swift
  • Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
  • American Cowboy - Jada
  • Let's Hear it for the Boy - Deniece Williams
  • So What - Pink
  • Womanizer - Britney Spears (boy don't try to front, ah-I know jus-just what you ah-ah-are...)
  • Rockstar - Miley Cyrus (Admitting this one was hard, lol. It's just so darn catchy.)
  • Stay My Baby - Miranda Cosgrove (This song is so cute, it's MADE of bubblegum and cupcakes. I love it!)
  • Baby Girl - Nicole C. Mullen (Another adorable, dance-party-inducing jam. With an awesome girl power theme.)
  • Say it Again - Marie Digby (Catchy, cute,...
nov 1 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • Wherever You Go - Audrey Assad
  • Slow - Audrey Assad
  • Woke Up New - Mountain Goats
  • Safe - Phil Wickham
  • Who Says - Selena Gomez and The Scene
  • Walk on the Water - Britt Nicole
  • Gymnopédies - La 1 Ere. Lent et Douloureux - Erik Satie
  • Sweet Nothings - Brenda Lee
  • You've Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger - Beth Rowley
  • Whip My Hair - Willow Smith
  • Pamplamoose's cover of Makin' Out by Mark Owen
  • Vegetable Car - Joshua Radin
  • Wagon Wheel - Bob Dylan/The Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Set the World on Fire - Britt Nicole
  • Someone to Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald
  • The Lost Get Found - Britt Nicole
oct 28 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • don't kiss on the first date
  • don't touch me if I don't want you to
  • don't constantly put me down/criticize me
  • don't put me in a dangerous situation (i.e. driving like an idiot while I'm in the car)
  • don't you dare say anything hurtful about those I love, especially my mother
  • don't ignore tension - I think we should talk about it
  • don't lead me on - I fall in love quickly
  • don't try to physically force me to do anything
  • don't wake me up by pouring water on me (lol, I mean it)
  • don't not listen to me - nobody likes to be ignored
  • don't ask me to sleep on the floor (pretty please)
oct 13 2008 ∞
jun 25 2011 +
  • appollonia, androgynous, alkaline, afterthought, arise, alabaster, asinine, avenue, altruistic, appendage, ahoy, abominable, amalgam, acquiesce, appendectomy, Alaska, analagous, alarmingly, aural
  • breakable, befuddled, besprinkled, bewitched, bothered, bewildered, boatrocker, bisque, blossoming, baby, blobular, bulbous, bouffant, blubber, buoy, brilliant, Brisbane, believe
  • chardonnay, chapeau, cantankerous, chrysanthemum, calla, cassiopeia, constellation, conceptual, chiclet, changes, collarbones, clavicle, corpulent, catharsis, cathartic, crispy, cyanide, crash, chalky, cherry, childlike, caboodle, chocolate, chamapagne, cambria, crabgrass, chateau
  • darling, dalmation, delirious, dastardly, dawn, doodle, dadaism, dilapidated, dawdle, ding, damn!, diabolical, daft, delicate, delicacy
sep 11 2008 ∞
mar 15 2010 +
  • Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken's cover of "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan
  • Sheryl Crow's cover of "The First Cut is the Deepest" by Cat Stevens
  • Jared Lee's cover of "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwELhnF5S...
  • Jeff Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
sep 10 2008 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
  • being overweight
  • having huge eyes
  • my laugh
  • being "annoying"
  • always being late
  • I talk too loudly sometimes when I'm excited
sep 10 2008 ∞
sep 11 2008 +
  • McDonald's (their biscuits and gravy are just plain delicious)
  • Anyplace containing my mom's chocolate chip pancakes, strawberry muffins, and fried egg sandwiches
  • Hardee's (really yummy cinnamon biscuits)
  • Waffle House (oh the waffles)
  • IHOP
  • Country Kitchen has fantastic pancakes as well
  • Now I'm hungry.
  • Dang it.
  • :)
sep 10 2008 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
  • lying
  • not wanting to come in from playing outside
  • wanting too many things (my mom called it "gimme gimme gimme" syndrome)
  • saying or doing stupid things without thinking
  • selfishness
  • loudness
sep 9 2008 ∞
sep 11 2008 +
  • fingernails scratching on anything
  • people chewing (most bodily noises, actually...they get on my nerves. lol)
  • construction
  • yelling
  • screaming and really harsh sound effects in music (e.g. metal, screamo, etc.)
aug 12 2008 ∞
dec 6 2008 +
  • The Notebook
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Uptown Girls (the song/dance at the end)
  • Freaky Friday (the newer one)
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Titanic
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Freedom Writers
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Harry Potter 4 (when Cedric dies...I can't help it)
  • Now and Then
  • Raising Helen
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Cadet Kelly
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
aug 11 2008 ∞
jan 17 2009 +
  • Shopping for my prom dress with my mom
  • The Christmas formal my sophomore year of college
  • Hanging out with and speaking to over a thousand kids in Cleveland while on a mission trip
  • My mom singing Alison Krauss songs to me when I was a little kid and telling me stories from Grimm's fairytales
aug 11 2008 ∞
oct 28 2008 +
  • Melissa Hickman
  • Jesus
  • Jason McPherson
  • Michael Craft
  • Abby Stephens
  • Julie Ammons
  • My mom
  • Thomas Whaples
aug 11 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • Salar de'Uyuni, Bolivia (to the salt flats during rainy season, to see the border between heaven and earth)
  • Grasmere, England
  • Paris, France (a lot of Europe in general, maybe, just wandering around)
  • Italy (Naples, Tuscany, Rome)
  • India
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Africa
  • New York City
  • Haarlem, Holland
  • Ireland (particularly Galway)
  • Greece
aug 11 2008 ∞
jun 9 2011 +
  • Natasha Wescoat
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Gustav Klimt
  • Gina Triplett
aug 11 2008 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
  • People being angry or upset with me
  • People not caring about people
  • Children/animals/helpless things getting hurt by people on purpose
  • Poverty
  • Guilt
  • Torture
  • Terrorism
  • Discrimination
  • Injustice
  • Beautiful things, like Scripture and sex and people, being misused and broken
  • When everything just goes wrong (or looks like it's going wrong)
  • When babies die
  • Anytime my mother is upset
  • The Holocaust, the knowledge that we can't do anything now to fix it, and the fact that people who advocate what went on there still exist (although - we *can* stop similar things happening around the worl...
aug 11 2008 ∞
jul 31 2009 +
  • Compassion
  • Kindness (you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat homeless people, the elderly, children, and animals)
  • Appreciation of beauty (you must thoroughly enjoy stargazing and be willing to climb atop a roof with me to do it)
  • Desire for truth (and willingness to seek it always)
  • Spirituality (I love Jesus. A lot. :) )
  • Musical ability (write me a song and I'll melt)
  • Gentleness
  • Strength (but quiet strength, not loud - just the feeling that I am protected when I am with you)
  • Cheerfulness and general optimism
  • A sort of secret wildness, spontaneity that comes out from time to time, but coupled with...
  • Responsibility (I need someone who will g...
aug 11 2008 ∞
sep 20 2008 +
  • Bi-Rite (SF Mission). Coolest grocery ever. I just want to pitch a tent in the back and live there.
  • Santa Ramen (San Mateo)
  • Haight Street (San Francisco)
  • La Cumbre (San Mateo). BEST. BURRITO. EVER. The falafel burrito is to die for. Seriously.
  • Good Karma Vegan House (San Jose). Mashed potatoes, I want to make love to you. Also, these guys are the only ones I know who carry Colombia Gorge's Tri-Melon Aqua Frescaaaaaa. I should get like seven of them next time I go and stockpile them in my fridge.
  • Recycle Bookstore (Campbell). Adorable indie bookshop, complete with cat.
  • Little Shanghai (San Mateo). Really good Chinese food, and, by Thomas's reasoning, probably reasonably authentic since the majority of the clientele are Asian.
apr 1 2011 ∞
jan 11 2012 +
  • Inner Grace by Philosophy (also Baby Grace and Eternal Grace, but Inner Grace is my favesies)
  • Silky Underwear by LUSH
  • DKNY Delicious Night
  • Lovely by SJP
  • Very Sexy For Her 2 by Victoria's Secret
  • Abercrombie 8
jan 2 2011 ∞
oct 22 2011 +
  • climb that tree in my front yard
  • do everything that scares me
  • be a poet again
jun 20 2010 ∞
oct 22 2011 +
  • Porn
  • Animal cruelty
  • People being left out by other people on purpose
  • Cruelty to the elderly or children, or other helpless people
  • Surgery or blood, or wounds, etc.
  • Those internet memes with the scary picture that pops up at the end! They totally freak me out!
  • The Butterfly Effect (that movie completely sucked - the part about the dog gave me nightmares)
  • Needles...enough said.
  • Bratz dolls. Those things have freaky alien faces. And dolls for 10 year olds should NOT be wearing thongs and miniskirts.
  • The Saw movies. I saw the first one and it turned me off to horror movies forever. *shudder* Bleh.
jan 9 2009 ∞
jun 22 2011 +
  • Ellie (our baby bun - super furfy lionhead)
  • Penny (our ginormous spotted lop bun who is so very very soft)
  • Ursula (our tiger-striped fat kitty inherited from Granny)
  • Abby (my orange cat)
  • Ophelia (my betta fish - RIP)
  • Piper (my black lab - RIP)
  • Sushi (my betta fish - RIP)
  • Gracie (my white lab - RIP)
  • Pippin (my betta fish - RIP)
  • Romeo and Juliet (my angelfish that, curiously, met the same tragic end as their namesakes - RIP)
  • Tiny (my tortoise - RIP)
  • Kit-Kat (my cat that ran away when I was little. RIP - probably. it's been years.)
feb 10 2010 ∞
aug 2 2014 +
  • Show them how to eat string cheese
  • Read them Grimm's Fairy Tales and the Chronicles of Narnia
  • Teach them about Jesus
  • Dance around the kitchen with them to oldies music like my mom did with me
  • Cook together
  • Make up songs we can sing together
  • Make mudpies and sock puppets
  • Pick flowers and make them into necklaces and crowns
  • Have picnics
  • Teach them how to drive without killing anyone
  • Braid their hair
  • Teach them the guitar and the piano (if they want)
  • Take them to museums and the ballet and the symphony
  • Make them watch "It's a Wonderful Life" every year at Christmas like my mom did wi...
feb 4 2009 ∞
aug 25 2011 +
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Leeland
  • Phil Wickham
  • Matt Maher
  • Unhindered
  • Abandon
  • Vedera
  • Lecrae
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Third Day
  • Charity Von
  • Crying Stones
  • Solace Disclosure
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Barlow Girl
  • Family Force 5 (who are SO AWESOME live)
  • Remedy Drive
  • Matt Christenot
jan 15 2009 ∞
apr 16 2011 +
  • American Sign Language - http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/images-s...
  • Hungarian - Szeretlek
  • Thai - Chun ruk koon/Pom ruk koon
  • Estonian - Ma armastan sind
  • Japanese - Aishiteru
  • Dutch - Ik houd van je
  • Danish - Jeg elsker dig
  • Spanish - Te quiero
  • Russian - Jia vas liubliu
  • French - Je t'aime
  • Italian - Ti amo
  • Swahili - Naku penda
  • German - Ich liebe dich
  • Arabic - Ana behibak
  • Latin - Te amo
  • Finnish - (Minä) Rakastan sinua
  • Swedish - Jag älskar du
  • Dinosaur - Rawr!
dec 31 2008 ∞
jan 7 2010 +
  • Gü Mini Puds (some kind of European miniature chocolate torte thingies)
  • Vegemite
  • Pocket Coffee candy
  • Giant gummy bears! They have some that are like six inches tall, and as the little versions are my favourite candy, I've got to try one someday. It'd be like living that scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Curly Wurly
  • Treacle
  • Wine gums
  • An English scone with jam and clotted cream
  • Bangers and mash
  • Schnitzel
  • Absinthe
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Mämmi (Finnish pudding dessert)
  • Colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes with kal...
jan 4 2009 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • John Green
  • Tim Gunn
  • Alan Alda
  • Julie Andrews
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Derek Webb
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Mark Driscoll
  • Jonathan Coulton
  • Donald Miller
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Rob Bell
feb 12 2010 ∞
dec 25 2010 +
  • Pablo Neruda
  • E.E. Cummings
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • George Gordon Byron
  • Walt Whitman
  • Hafiz
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Alfred Tennyson
  • Katrina Vandenberg
  • William Wordsworth
  • Michael Benedikt
  • Alexander Pope
  • Frank O'Hara
dec 30 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Corrie ten Boom
  • Donald Miller
  • John Green
  • Jerry Spinelli
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Rebecca Wells
  • Douglas Adams
  • Kevin Canty
  • Myla Goldberg
feb 7 2009 ∞
jun 25 2011 +
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Audrey Hepburn. The epitome of delicate, feminine beauty.
  • Natalie Portman
  • Kristen Stewart
  • Blake Lively
  • Britney Spears. I don't care what people say about her, she's always been (and still is) so gorgeous.
  • Alexis Bledel
  • Leighton Meester
  • Keira Knightley
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Rachael Leigh Cook
  • Carey Mulligan
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Jenna Dewan
  • Drew Barrymore. I always get that I look like her in the face, but I only wish I had her body!
nov 12 2008 ∞
oct 22 2011 +
  • Love. When a European man says something like "Let me get that, love," every woman secretly smiles to herself. A simple gesture that makes me melt into my shoes every time.
  • My dear. Not just "dear," but "my dear." It's just nice. I like it.
  • Gorgeous.
  • Beautiful. As in, "How was your day, beautiful?" This is one of my favourites.
  • Kiddo.
  • Darling.
  • My Cattie. As in, "Let me introduce you - this is my Cattie." :)
  • Mrs. (last name). When I'm married, of course. I think it would make me totally melt if my (someday) husband called me that...it would just be too cute.
  • Dove, or lamb. I call people these as well.
  • Diminutives in any language.
nov 2 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
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  • Shoes - I'm going barefoot.
  • A huge church - Instead, I want a tiny, adorable chapel like this one: http://www.southport-oakisland.com/index... or maybe just a field or woodland clearing somewhere!
  • A really overpowering veil and/or train - I want the veil to be simple and understated, and maybe no train at all, or a very short removable one.
  • The wedding march - I want to walk down the aisle to a pretty piano solo, played live...maybe something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsP8sSR4Y... , or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMR7oHJoX...
  • A huge, extravagant, gold ring - believe it or not, the metal breaks me out! About the only metal I've tried that I'm not allergic to is sterling silver, though I've never tried anything more expensive than gold, so I'm not really sure. I want something simple, pretty, and maybe vintage.
  • A closed-minded minister. I want to do both handwritten and traditional vows, and ...
oct 28 2008 ∞
aug 2 2014 +
  • gum stuck to a shoe (I dressed all in pink and duct-taped a shoe to my head)
  • spongebob squarepants
  • a cereal killer (I walked around stabbing a butter knife into a rice krispies box, teehee)
  • the headless girl with a ribbon around her neck from that childhood ghost story
  • Snow White
  • an Indian woman (I wore a sari!)
  • a vampire
  • a demon
  • an m&m
  • Kat Von D
  • an 80s prom queen
  • the Paper Bag Princess: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Paper_B...

And a few ideas for 2012:

  • Elizabeth Bennet (or maybe Jane, as I'm told I'm more like Jane than Lizzy - I would be so excited to make a dress for this...
oct 27 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • rain outside, when I'm inside (especially when I'm going to sleep)
  • fingerpicking on a guitar
  • water (like when you're near an ocean or a lake and it makes those soft crashing and moving sounds)
  • birds singing in the morning
  • soft, passionate, melodic piano solos
  • really really soft wind chimes
  • typing
  • wind blowing through trees
  • campfire crackling
  • laughter, especially babies' and little kids' laughter
  • people's voices
aug 12 2008 ∞
sep 11 2008 +
  • Anything heavy metal or screaming
  • Lil Wayne (come to think of it, most artists with "Lil" in front of their names)
sep 10 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
  • acquiring as many vintage-inspired dresses as possible
  • Birchbox
  • Scentsy. Seriously, it's getting bad. I just dropped like $40 on things with names like "pima cotton" and "fragrance foam." I have a problem. I even have a dealer; she was just up here doing a Scentsy party for me. I am a bad, bad girl.
  • piecrafting (and baking + cooking in general, but mostly pies)
  • books about southern ladies (a la Rebecca Wells, Sue Monk Kidd, Kathryn Stockett, etc.)
  • San Francisco. I miss it so much.
  • elephants (anything unrelated is irrelephant)
  • buying children's books WAY ahead of time for my future kidlets (at least that's my excuse)
sep 10 2008 ∞
dec 9 2012 +
sep 10 2008 ∞
aug 2 2014 +
  • Cat
    • Alice
    • Holly Golightly
    • Minka
    • Esme
    • Holly
    • Betsie
    • Lucinda
    • Irving
    • Marmalade
    • Finnegan
    • Mabel
    • Lily
    • Macy
    • Sadie
    • Sophie
    • Pablo
    • Hemingway
    • Caedmon
    • Carlisle
sep 10 2008 ∞
mar 26 2010 +
  • Campbell's chicken noodle (classic)
  • Tomato (preferably with grilled cheese to dip in)
  • Zuppa toscana (really yummy spicy sausage and potato stuff, it's amazing)
  • Hot coconut soup (it's this Indian soup; sweet, creamy, shredded coconut soup with nuts and cinnamon - also amazing)
  • Crab bisque (preferably a nice, lightly spicy red pepper version. Dip a crusty roll into that...mmm)
  • Potato (I'm particularly fond of Panera's and Backyard Burger's baked potato soups)
  • Beef stew (don't know if that counts, but it's my list, so hah!)
  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Ramen (mmm, msg!)
  • Broccoli and cheese (Schlotsky's is my fave)

And I really want to try bouillabaise and...

sep 10 2008 ∞
aug 25 2011 +
  • flowers
  • people
  • being free
  • love
  • God
  • kisses
  • running
  • dancing
  • children
  • churches
  • learning new things
  • ministry
  • making people smile
  • the sky (I'm a sucker for sunsets and stars)
  • beauty
  • kindness
  • creativity
  • unexpected inspiration!
  • fresh bread with real butter
  • laughing (like this a lot)
aug 12 2008 ∞
feb 6 2010 +
  • A lover
  • A healer
  • A human being, instead of a human doing
  • A teacher
  • Free
  • A revolutionary
  • Responsible
  • Pure
  • Beautiful
  • Close to God
  • A mother
  • A wife
  • An inspiration
  • Part of the solution
aug 11 2008 ∞
jul 31 2009 +
  • Figure skate
  • Dance
  • Paint
  • Speak Greek and Hebrew
  • Play the piano
  • Hang glide
  • Cook
aug 11 2008 ∞
jun 7 2010 +
  • I believe in God.
  • I believe God believes in us. And loves us.
  • I believe in love.
  • I believe that time does NOT heal all wounds.
  • I believe that every person is precious.
  • I believe Jesus is the Son of God, and gave himself just so that we could be with him.
  • I believe the world is a beautiful place.
  • I believe that if you eat the chocolate standing naked in front of a mirror, off of someone else's plate, or after a breakup, it has no calories.
  • I believe God has a sense of humor.
  • I believe you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat children, animals, the elderly, and homeless people.
aug 11 2008 ∞
feb 12 2010 +
  • Sandalwood and cinnamon together
  • Laundry
  • Vanilla
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Lemongrass
  • Maple
  • Banana
  • Eucalyptus
  • Coffee
  • Mint
  • Magazines
  • Craft stores
  • Money
  • Cucumber and green tea together
  • Lemon
  • Cookies baking
  • Apple cider
  • Pomegranate
  • Mango
aug 11 2008 ∞
jun 25 2011 +
  • Youth ministry
  • Social work
  • Teaching in the inner city (music, English, or art)
  • Working in an orphanage
  • Waitressing (you'd meet a lot of interesting people and have a lot of interesting conversations)
  • Counseling
  • Nonprofit law
  • Owning a cute little shop, like a knitting store, a bookstore, or a coffee shop
  • Fashion design
  • Art (professionally painting, sculpting, ceramicking, etc.)
  • Singing on a cruise ship or in a jazz club
  • Writing (non-fiction, sort of contemplative narratives, fiction novels, and maybe even children's books)
  • Interior decorating
aug 11 2008 ∞
oct 22 2011 +
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  • Birds! (I love birds - I sort of envy them because they can fly)
  • Elephants (because they can't)
  • Giraffes (c'mon - they're just neato)
  • Cats (they're hilarious and beautiful, and clean, and they do their own thing so they're sorta low maintenance)
  • Dogs (they're so fun and always happy to see you, and even if you just failed a test or hit something with your car or broke someone's heart, they still think you're the greatest person in the whole world)
  • Horses (they're so free and beautiful)
  • Deer (they're beautiful and fragile and shy)
  • Fish (I've just always thought they were beautiful, the way they move through the water. And they're kind of silly, with their cute little faces)
  • Bears (just try to look at a baby one and...
aug 11 2008 ∞
oct 22 2011 +