Sunday, April 27, 2008

I dont know how many times Ive asked myself that same question.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Charlie the Unicorn 2

Blue: The man with the hat sent us!
Pink: He told us many amazing stories!
*weird music* *creepy laughing*
Charlie: What?
Pink: Tonight we dine on turtles!
Blue: So good, they will be!
Charlie: Ah, what did you two do?
Blue: I am happy!
*creepy music, creepy laughing*

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Hurrah my soul!" says I.

This song makes me want to go fight somebody. Ill just have to walk up to somebody and hit 'em! lol.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Take that Michael!!!!!!

I took this from his blog!!!!

How big is your bed? Annoyingly short. I feel like Will Ferrel in Elf.

What are you listening to right now?
Nothing right now, I was just listening to Celtic Woman on my Ipod.

What was the last thing drank?

Last person you hugged?
My Mom or my dog...

How is the weather right now?
Pretty nice but still a little chilly.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My Mom

Favorite type of Food?
I like a lot of different things but I dont like sea food.

Do you wear contacts/glasses? I sometimes wear glasses, but I wish I could wear contacts.

Favorite holiday? I like most holidays. I love Christmas b/c of the atmosphere but Easter has the best Masses and Halloween is just a fun time.

Favorite Season? Spring/Summer.

Last Movie you Watched? A movie about George Gerswhin but I dunno what it was called.

What books are you reading?
The Two Towers.

Piercings? Nope, not even my ears.

Favorite Movie?
I really cant pick a favorite.

Favorite College Football Team?
Dont watch a lot of college football.

What were you doing before filling this out?
Stressing out about the housing fair.

Any pets? Smokey the dog, Mumble the fish, and Amigo the snail.

Dogs or cats? Dogs.

Favorite Flower? Red roses.

Who would you like to see right now? All of my family and friends.

Have you ever fired a gun?
Yes, but only at pop cans.

Do you like to travel by plane? I never have but I hope Ill be ok when I do.

Right-handed or Left-handed? Southpaw all the way!!!! Well, I do use my right hand for scissors.

If you could go to any place right now where would you go?
Ireland/Scotland (Billy Boyd could give a tour)/Poland/New Zealand but Id pick up my brothers,Mom and Dad, and some friends on the way. I wouldnt go by myself.

Do you have a tattoo? Nope.

Do you still watch cartoons on Saturday mornings?
No, but I do watch some cartoons when theres nothing on. I love Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends!

Are you 18? over.

What is the wallpaper on your cell phone?
Smokey and Phil the fish... :( I miss Phil/Fillet.

Did you get enough sleep last night?
I havent gotten enough sleep since pre-school.

First thing you thought about this morning?
I'll just sleep for 10 more minutes....zzzzz

What do you have handy at your bedside?
Water, Two Towers, Tissues, alarm clock and flashlight.

Are you afraid of the dark?

Favorite hangout? Wherever friends are as long as its not standing in a parking lot when its negative degrees with people saying, "where do you wanna go? I dunno, where do you wanna go?"

Things you can't live without?
Besides things that a human needs to survive thats including, family/friends, books, music..stuff, a phone.

Favorite song?
Can pick just one.

What are you afraid of? Lots of things: letting people down, death of people I love and my own, Chuck Norris, Scott Hahn...need I say more?

Are you a giver or a taker? Both, usually I dont like to take things.

What are your nicknames? Mitch Blue, Silverstride, Manderz, Amanda-per-da-fra (or however katie says it), Fierce Eyes, Goose, Talonz, and many more.

Stuck on a deserted island and could only take one thing?
Besides survival stuff, lots of books. Im just keeping what Mike said. Oh, and a way to get home.

Favorite tv commercial? Hard to pick. I like a lot of them.

First thing you'll save in a fire? People, pictures, dunno.

What are your favorite colors? Silver, blue,green,pink.

What are the things you always take with you?
Cell, wallet, keys, rosary, tissues, glasses, Advil.

What did you wanna be when you were a kid?

Do you usually look at the clock when it turns 11:11?
Sometimes...why? I like it when it turns 12:34.

The color of your bedsheets? Purple.

What do you think about before you go to bed? What I have to do tomorrow an what Im going to wear.

Something you didn't expect to happen today?
I didnt expect to be this stressed about the housing fair. Grrrrr!

Monday, April 14, 2008

To the readers...if there are any

I thought Id take this time to tell you that Ive decided enough is enough. I have nothing interesting to post here anymore (or maybe I never had anything interesting) and the lack of comments depresses me. This will be the last Through the Eyes of Silverstride, Im totally messin' with you!

Just joshin friends!

I was actually just looking through old posts of mine. I like to do this and then compare things like my writing style (or lack thereof), my attitude toward life, and the events in my life in general. Its so funny to look back at the high school posts and try to understand why everything was soooo important (like my great fear of shifting in parades...why was it soooo darn scary?).

Im not saying there was no reason for stress back then, quite the contrary, high school is a very stressful time of self discovery and you are supposed to get upset about things. I remember in one of my high school classes, a teacher was talking about how we had no real reason to be stressed out. How dare he?(to be said with a fake Scottish accent like Indiana Jones)

Im not saying that Im so above high school or that I know so much more now...I really dont. Yeah, I know my major but I dont know whats going to happen in my life. High school was a time of uncertainty. You are unsure of your studies, your paths in life, your friendships, and yourself in general.

Im glad to say that Ive kept many of the same friends I had then. It is awkward when we first see each other over breaks and stuff...I mean, some of us havent seen each other in months. The inside jokes come out eventually and hilarity ensues. I hope that we will all be able to get together this summer!

This song makes me think about the past...

I don't know if you can see
The changes that have come over me
In these last few days I've been afraid
That I might drift away
I've been telling old stories, singing songs
That make me think about where I've come from
That's the reason why I seem
So far away today

Let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Caledonia, you're calling me, now I'm going home
But if I should become a stranger
Know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had

Now I have moved and I've kept on moving
Proved the points that I needed proving
Lost the friends that I needed losing
Found others on the way
I have kissed the fellas and left them crying
Stolen dreams, yes, there's no denying
I have traveled hard, sometimes with conscience flying
Somewhere with the wind


Now I'm sitting here before the fire
The empty room, the forest choir
The flames have cooled, don't get any higher
They've withered, now they've gone
But I'm steady thinking, my way is clear
And I know what I will do tomorrow
When hands have shaken, the kisses float
Then I will disappear


Caledonia's been everything I've ever had
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had
Caledonia's been everything I've ever had

Bumper Sticker...

Someone sent me this bumper sticker on facebook and I thought it was interesting...

In the beginning there was an ultimate being. Which created everything.

In the beginning there was nothing. Which exploded.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Monday, April 07, 2008

Yet another strange IM conversation....

This is a confusing chat about our buddy icons and my dog (we were both confuzzled about what the other was talking about-my buddy icon is a dancing/hopping hamster named Tuffles)

me: oh
me: hamster
them: no thank you
me: tuffles loves you
me: and your puppy
me: even though he keeps getting too close
them: oh no, stuffing in puppies mouth
me: why would you do that to tuffles
me: he just has to dance
them: penguins???
me: no, hamsters
I watched the video Mike had on his blog about Oprah and Ive come to the conclusion a long time ago in a galaxy far away that she honestly freaks me out. Her fans seem to be in a cult...the "O" cult or something.

When did she go from being a talk show host to a major figure in a new "religion"? As I considered the whole new age movement I caught myself thinking.."Man, I wish Christianity was considered as cool as this new age stuff," but then I realized that I shouldnt think of it in the terms of being cool because the true religion shouldnt follow trends.

The lyrics of a Switchfoot song popped into my head at that point:

We are a beautiful let down,
Painfully uncool,
The church of the dropouts
The losers, the sinners, the failures and the fools
Oh what a beautiful let down
Are we salt in the wound
Let us sing one true tune

The new age people seem very stuck on themselves. I just feel that they think they are too smart for their own good. Sure, its good to have confidence in yourself but not so much as to think that you dont need God in your life.

Does anybody see what I see?!

I've been watching this mini series on HBO recently and I really suggest you watch it if you get a chance. The series is called John Adams and it really shed some light on the founding father who usually gets forgotten in the mist of giants like Washington, Franklin, and Jefferson. I've become interested in the life of Adams ever since I first watched the musical 1776. The musical takes its creative liberties or course, but it really opened my eyes to the life of John Adams and his unique personality. As an author says in the video, Adams knew what it was to be a citizen. He did what he believed and did it with all of his strength, even if no one was supporting him. Of course, he did have Abigail behind him to help him along the way and Jefferson also assisted him in the beginning, but Jefferson turned out to be a great enemy during Adam's presidency and it wasnt until the end of their lives did they begin correspondanc again.

Its very, check it out!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I don't like the guy from Canada ...

...but this is from the 10th anniversary celebration of Les Mis. We actually have the tape and Ive always like this part at the end.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Prayer Warriors

Please pray for 3 special intentions of mine...we need miracles for these people