Tuesday, February 28, 2012

i heart wireless!

i love that i'm sitting at the Kaif right now (which is our little student cafe type thing, in case you're wondering) and i have internet access. i can blog! i can bluetooth the image of the dress i'm buying for my dining hall's welcome dinner to my laptop and upload it here, so you can behold its beauty! 

i can avoid doing my tut work! i can PROCRASTINATE! ....ha. now i need to work. kbye :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

a time for dancing

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance...

- Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

we were speaking about age today and it was mentioned that i'm really quite young. (i turned 19 almost precisely a month ago.) on top of that, i'm not going to lie and say i've had a rough life; i grew up in a healthy, loving family, had good friends, went to great schools, learnt and grew and all the rest of it. regardless, we all have our things, and i can say that there have been seasons of sorrow in my (albeit short) life. there have been times when the going was hard and i was frequently questioning and hurting and doubting and mourning. i've lost people i love; i'm not a stranger to sadness. one of the things that has carried me through those times is knowing that what i was going through was a season; knowing that one day, however far into the future, i would wake up on a new day with less pain or anxiety or grief. because seasons change; it's something they do. a season wouldn't be a season if it never faded into another season. things change.

i'm in a place right now which is completely opposite to the kind of season i spoke about already. i'm in a place where all i want to do is get up and dance :) there aren't many rational reasons i can pin to this - i have an enormous workload that never seems to end and it's only the second week of term; people who are close to me are in the middle of a fight which is pointless and no good; i have a whole bunch of new responsibilities (what with being on two society committees this year) which i'm still adjusting to; my room is only now beginning to look like a place i can comfortably inhabit (as opposed to a bomb site). none of it matters that much though - i still just want to dance. i'm filled with exuberant joy! it's an amazing feeling :)

i know that this is a season; therefore, reasonably, i know that this will pass. but i'm not going to let that stop me from dancing. here's a list of songs to dance to if you're feeling the way i am (or maybe even if you aren't... put 'em on for some happy clapping :) ).

i was looking around for pictures that went with "dancing" and found this... couldn't resist ;)
found here.

She Got The Honey - Mat Kearney
Something In The Water - Brooke Fraser
Happiness - Eleventyseven
Buttered Side Down - The Life of Riley
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Girl Named Tennessee - NEEDTOBREATHE
Sunburn - Owl City
In The Sun - She & Him
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Do You Love Me - Guster
Beautiful Mystery - Harris Tweed

keep on smiling, wonderfuls!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

this little Rhodent...

  • is already in over her head with all of her subjects and societies and whatnot... after only a week. yikes!
  • has started to acclimatise to her new room (down in the DUNGEON)
  • is loving living five minutes away from homie Cath  
  • is grateful for sunshine on the Slovo-side and a couple sweet neighbours (although none could compare to her only Aya-Bug)
  • went out and shared pizza and ice cream with an incredibly sweet guy on Tuesday night
  • is loving studying semiotics because of the debates about beauty and what signs really mean and who all of these things make us (all good things about which to talk)
  • walked all the way down the hill at 23h15 yesterday to buy an ice cream from Steers... and then walked all the way back up... while the majority of the RU community had a ma-a-a-a-a-are
  • really dislikes the word "mare"
  • is loving studying Latin, although it's complex and intimidating most of the time, because her lecturer says things like, "Celo! That means 'to hide'. Just think, if you're a serial killer, you hide the bodies in the cellar. I don't know if that'll help you remember though..."
  • desperately needs new takkies
  • has designed a ridiculous amount of posters recently
  • attempted to play tennis today, looked foolish and caused an adequate amount of amusement
  • got an internet quota warning a couple hours ago... *shakes head*
  • is loving studying English and Modern Fiction because they are both so amazing
  • has, however, a huge pile of reading to do for both subjects, which she should get started on ASAP
  • can't wait for her band to play its first official gig of the year on Wednesday (!)
  • handed out so many fliers tonight for her societies
  • desperately needs to do her laundry, yesterday
  • only ate a donut and a cupcake in the place of proper supper and is STARVING
  • serves a big, big God
  • misses her mama and her pops and her cat
  • has the coolest Journ tut ever
  • is waking up at 7AM on a Sunday morning (which feels a lot like home)
  • needs to sleep
  • has so much more to list
  • likes your face
  • is so grateful for life.