Friday, November 28

Truckers, Impressionists, and Tomlin

okay so for all you who have yet to experience and behold the glory of the mall hunt, the picture above basically sums it up. :-) we were only found once thanks to our double date partners josh and bailey! yay! and yes, billy's beard is in fact made of real hair, thus the authentic appearance. :-D

in this picture you can see batstone's intent focus on her impressionistic masterpiece during art admirable is her dedication!

i figured i should also give a view of both of our pieces....hers is of the palm trees in the background, mine of one of the benches including a fountain that is unseen in this picture. for our art class, we did our best to imitate the impressionist painters, and we had a blast!!

lastly, chris tomlin's cd "hello love" is awesome. definitely not as upbeat as some of his other stuff, but i absolutely love the lyrics and the orchestration! i just love it!

also...CHRISTMAS is coming. i love it!

Tuesday, November 4

My Vote

***REVISED. Billy informed me that this post makes me sound like a Democrat and an Obama-voter. I am not. This is merely a response to Obama's victory.***

Obama. How does that sound? President Obama. I bet he's doing that right now.
I listened to John McCain's speech...that must be ridiculously hard to get up in front of everyone who had your back, knowing that it was basically all for nothing. That's definitely not a place that I ever want to be in.

I must say, though, I voted for the first time today, and it felt great! I was enamored by the electronic stations and astonished that everything is so easy.
Another event that impacted me today was that my cell phone battery ceased all life forms after only a few hours' use. Why? Because it's technology and it's not fail-proof.

Both those events - voting electronically and my phone battery dying made me think about what life must have been like before technology took over the world and captured mankind's full attention.
I felt so stressed just because my phone was not on. Why? I would think I should feel happiness and freedom because no one can reach me...I don't have to worry about responding to any texts, picking up any calls, returning any calls...sounds pretty stress-free. But then again, the major downside of it was....I couldn't call or text others...and what about the people who I needed to talk to? Such a predicament!
Does technology really rule our lives? Sometimes it feels like it...or at least it has way too high of a priority on my list in some cases.

President Obama. Hm.