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uncle jimmy [23 Sep 2005|10:33pm]
[ mood | sad ]

so i know i rarely use this thing but its nice for venting when i have the chance.

ive been doing a lot of babysitting lately. like weeks at a time it seems the parents will go away and im like a mom. ive done it the past 2 weeks pretty much and im glad im not a mom yet. i couldnt handle driving to this many practices each week.

i promoted a jeremy camp/bethany dillon/tree 63 show, it was ok. but too stressful and didnt make enough money for me to be motivated again soon. oh well

Tara Leigh Cobble in concert tomorrow (Sunday) at 7 pm in Succasunna at Hillside church and Monday night at Grace Bible Chapel. She's probably one of my closest friends lately and shes so awesomely talented that you should check her out if you can. and shes soooo funny too.


my uncle Jimmy, who was diagnosed with cancer last april is pretty critical now. So i'm making my last trip to see him on sunday and they think the funeral will be either this week or the next. its crazy to think about it, i honestly thought he would make it through. I guess it was just wishful thinking, but I know it'll be better for him in the long run. I mean who wouldnt want to go to heaven and hang out with my grandpa. i know i would love to, so i guess its a better deal for him now even though it makes me feel miserable. I feel so bad for my aunt and cousin. i just cant imagine losing a father and i definitely am praying for them. i dont think ive stopped thinking about it in weeks now and i definitely havent stopped crying like all day. its so hard too while babysitting and working and everything. i just feel so sad, when you see my mom and i we have these red faces with puffy eyes. but i dont care, its just something i cant help. but im trying, im excited to see him though again. i really love him, he's one of my favorite people in the world. he's the one person who always encourages me and totally inspires mes, especially in my ceramics. like last christmas he spent a whole month trying to find a kiln he could afford to buy me. he was going to spend like 500 dollars on it even though i know he doesnt have that kind of money due to his cancer. but he didnt even care, like he believes in me that much. it just makes me feel so good and i really love him and how wonderful he is.

its just so shocking i guess, like one of my moms youngest brothers is dying before everyone else. and i just dont know what to think about it other than it sucks. i love him.



im out

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wonderful [19 Jul 2005|10:57am]
[ mood | happy ]

I just had the best week ever. I was on a missions trip in Aynor, South Carolina. In the mornings we worked with these kids at a boys and girls club and then in the afternoons we painted the school building they met it. It was crazy to see how these kids live. We take so much for granted and I definitely noticed that. We had bought all these sports supplies like soccer balls and cones and a volleyball net and ball and at the end of the week we told the kids that they got to keep them there and he look on their faces was so wonderful. We figured they would be happy but instead they were sooooooo thrilled. they screamed and hug and cried and jumped around.

One girl, Katlyn, on the second day goes to me "My mom died, and I really love you. Will you be my new mom?" I almost lost it. She was so genuine. All I could say was I am so sorry. Leaving her at the end of the week was the hardest thing in my life. She was so wonderful. All the kids were. There was this little black boy, Tavis, who kept telling people I was his girlfriend and he would rub my elbows. haha he was so cute. I just loved them so much.

I want to go back right now and just spend all my time with them. I can't imagine anything better in life.

I could talk about that trip forever, but instead i'll go look at my pictures for the hundreth time.

im out.

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vampires want your blood [27 Jun 2005|10:13am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

summer is so busy.

i leave for Creation either tomorrow or wed morning early. i am really excited though becuase it is a lot of awesome bands this year. house of heroes, mute math, hopefully mat kearney, switchfoot, relient k, audio adrenaline, tobymac, sanctus real and many many others. it should be super amazing.


then i get back and have a week sorta not busy. a few plans but not too many.

and then on July 10 i leave for Aynor, south carolina for a missions trip with like 9 other people from the church. it should be cool, we are running a camp in the morning for the kids there and then fixing up a boys and girls center for them. it should be really cool.

then i get back and have a week off and then i start counseling at day camp for 2 weeks. and then so on.

and each night i have something to do too at church. its crazy how busy i am but its still good.

and i work full time.

summer is going so quickly.



im out.

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mmm carrie underwood. [26 May 2005|11:50am]
[ mood | rushed ]

its crazy. im leaving right now to go to indiana to see my best friend in the whole world get married. i cant imagine being married yet and she will be in like 2 days. wow.

it's going to be a long weekend of driving. i think in total all the driving i have to do is like 28 hours or something. good thing rich is coming and can help.


i moved my brother in down in VA this week too. that was so incredibly hard but i know its good for them. and i'll be there to visit since its one house and both brothers/wives/camryn. it was good to see baby camryn too becuase shes so cute!


i cant believe my summer has been so busy already. i love just relaxing but thats barely happened. ive tivoed so many shows and cant catch up at all. hopefully soon i can just relax and watch them and not work or anything. we'll see.




im leaving in a few minutes but i bet ive forgotten millions of things. oh well.


PS IM OUT.

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[18 May 2005|12:10am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

my lease ran out on my saturn so i started a new one on a new 05 jetta. its pretty cool and im very happy about it. it just happened last night so today has been a great driving day.

im hungry and tired. so goodnight.

im out.

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the term making love is ironic to me [21 Apr 2005|12:51pm]
[ mood | indescribable ]

i am so unmotivated and lazy and i hate it. i hate it becuase i dont get anything done even the things i want to. oh well.


i went to nashville and it was great overall.

life always seems to get harder, but i know it'll work out in the end. im luck to have rich. he is super.


im promoting 2 smaller shows this weekend fpr my friend tara leigh cobble. sunday at bethlehem church and monday at grace bible chapel. im pretty excited becuase she is excellent and very funny and shes staying at my house. im glad.


and kevin may come and that is the greatest news ever.



ive been so weird lately. like im living out of my body or something. i dunno.


i hate him. which is ironic becuase i never thought i could hate anyone.


this entry doesnt even make sense but it is exactly what my brain is going through now.




sorry for babble.


im out.

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best friends can become strangers [28 Mar 2005|04:42pm]
[ mood | cold ]

i suck at updating. oh well.


so during my spring break i went to virginia. on the way down i went to kevin sheppard's house. it was great, he gave me tooth and nail pre releases and i got to hang out with him and mary and preston. i loved it.

then i went down to my brother's house to spend the week. I hung out with Heidi and Camryn tons which i loved. Camryn can now roll over and that was like the thrill of the week haha. I also spent time with their friends and went into DC for a little.

Then during the week I went to the Fortner's for a night. It was so cool to see them. Cannon and Christine are both soo tall. And Chase is a hippie. like a total complete one. which made me laugh becuase i was shocked. it was great to see him though. and of course Sally and Bubba were great and I loved spending time in their super pretty home.




David and Kristen are moving down to live with Jay and Heidi. Which means eventually my parents will most likely sell the stores and move, which means most likely I will be moving too. It's weird to think about, so i dont really do it often. But it'll be nice to change I guess. Maybe then I'll just go to Nashville and take up an internship. we'll see.


I am going to Nashville in a few weeks for a convention. I'm nervous but so excited. it should be great and it'll be cool to be so independent. we'll see how it goes. it'll be great to see so many awesome concerts.


rich and i had our 2 year anniversary a few weeks ago. that was great! he bought me the u2 ipod which was so ridiculously nice of him. he's great.

also, i got tickets to see u2 in october and im so excited. im going with david and kristen and rich! it should be awesome!!!

everything else is about the same.

im out.

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french toast and french fries [05 Feb 2005|11:17pm]
[ mood | sad ]

on wednesday morning, my favorite man in the world passed away. i havent actually known what to do or say about it really becuase i havent let myself compltely feel anything. he wasnt a relative actually, but to me it was just like he was my grandpa. i spent every friday in his resturant for about 7 years of my life. No man will ever be as nice, caring, or wonderful as Pops was to me and every other person who knew him.

i really just typed this for myself becuase i still can't believe it. Today was his memorial service and it was wonderful becuase it was so packed with people. Everyone shared stories and i laughed so hard. Of corse, I cried but it was worth it to remember and relive so many great memories.

i just keep replaying moments we shared over and over again in my mind and smiling becuase of what joy they filled me with then and even know.

pops was the greatest man to ever live. i miss him terribly already. at least i know he's healed now, and much happier.



im out.

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wow [15 Nov 2004|01:02pm]
[ mood | happy ]

i am an aunt!!!! camryn tilley was born today, 11/15, around 1 am. She is beautiful and weighed in at 7 lbs 6 oz. She is 21 and a quarter inches long. Delivery went well and everyone is healthy!!

she is so great!!!

im so happy right now i could cry. <3


im out

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what are you gonna be next week [20 Oct 2004|11:22pm]
[ mood | tired ]

ahh, so much has happened..

well my first job as a concert promoter went super well. bebo, bethany, and jason were all sooo awesome and i just loved it. it was definitely one of the greatest nights of my life and i cant explain it at all becuase it was just so overwhelming. i was so busy and as it was passing it just was great. i loved it.

im going to promote lots more. please come to my concerts.



i still like my hair cut, but its still strange sometimes and i dont recognize myself. haha


school is great, but i think thats becuase im writing this at a "good" time and im happy about it. on tuesday nights after one of my classes i hate it and i dont want to go at all but days like today it is good. i dont hang out with anyone there though or spend any extra time on campus. i am just there and then drive away the next second. oh well.


i still have yet to sleep a full night without any medicine in about 2 months. it's awful having insomnia. it is like slow death at night. im just sooo tired and then laying in bed i can't ever seem to sleep. my mind is just so full i guess. i hate it. it's pure torture.


my birthday is soon and i can't get over how fast time is going and how old i am getting. it is crazy to me.


life is hectic, and i guess i like it all until bedtime. i spend a lot of time working at junior high youth group, which is a good time. jessi and i love frustrating all the kids.


i'm going to be an aunt soon, like in 2 weeks. I can't wait and I can't imagine how much i am going to love my little neice. she's going to be the greatest baby in the world. i want to see her now.


it's late and im tired. i'll go lay in my bed for 4 hours until i can sleep.

im out.

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so short [30 Sep 2004|11:08pm]
[ mood | busy ]

i cut my hair. it is very short and different than i have always had it. it's tough to get used to. very spur of the moment.

i think i like it though. haha


hope everyone is doing great!

im out.

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haha [21 Sep 2004|02:55pm]
[ mood | hungry ]

jan
Im janice! im super funny, enjoy wakling into
people and harassing underclassman online


which one of my friends are you?
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college is alright. classes are ok, workload is easy.

i work everyday, that is annoying at some points.


rich got a job for asdal, woohoo.


im promoting a concert and ive never been more stressed in all my life. there are so many details. they drive me crazy. haha


this is a nice quick update for all.


i saw bruce the other day, it was a delight!

im out.

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[25 Aug 2004|10:20pm]
house sitting is a lovely job.

thats all for now


im out
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nony noods [17 Aug 2004|10:33am]
well, its been forever. summer has been excellent. usually with justin, jessi, and rich. its been great too.

day camp was so tough this year, but i had ryan the second week so it was cool. i even had to send a kid home this year and ive never done that before. it was horrible.

im now booking a concert for october 5, which is a lot of work. and im making my own website to sell music, tickets, and other various things online. it's a ton of work becuase there is so much that has to be changed and updated and blah blah.


sometimes i wish things were different. like i was going away for school, but i know it will be fine here at county. its just not what i have always wanted.


hey lenn, sarah, steph i miss you. maybe we could go out to lunch sometime if you want to? we'll see.

well, i hope everyone is doing great.

im out.
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[27 Jun 2004|12:48am]
[ mood | tired ]

just got in from creation about 20 minutes ago. it was a great time. i leave tomorrow for cba in atlanta, it will be a good bookstore time with the family, hana, and kyla.

creation was fun, great bands, great jokes. funny times. i miss it already. minus all the dust.

sorry i miss you tonight lenn, i would of loved to be there dear.

im out.

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[04 Apr 2004|11:06am]
[ mood | hungry ]

well, we didnt end up going to see bleach. its ok though. rich felt really sick so we couldnt, and thats fine. they have another show in april and we'll try to go to that. the sucky part about it is that i already put in a ticket request for switchfoot on that same night. i cant believe 2 of my favorite bands have a show the same night. that sucks.

the bookstore and a church in the area are trying to get bleach to come and put a show on this summer so if that works out i'll go see switchfoot and wait for bleach. we'll see.

hopefully it all works out.



well my uncle has cancer. and i just cant stop thinking about it. but its ok. he'll be ok, thats what i keep telling myself. my mom is real sad becuase she keeps thinking "im the oldest in my family and my younger brother has more bad things happen to him. i hope it doesnt happen to me too or anyone else in the family." and i feel really bad for her.

it'll be ok though.


im out.

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ive got you now blackie [03 Apr 2004|01:59pm]
[ mood | calm ]

now onto the long awaited update.

so, i got a prom dress. its yellow and pretty. i love it a lot.

video scavenger hunt was last night, we lost by .5 of a star but thats ok. it was fair since we didnt have team unity at all. i had fun though near the end.


i think im going to my last bleach show ever tonight unless other plans hopefully arise. im excited but very sad and not looking forward to it since i know when its done i'll probably cry. i hope its good though. rich is coming with me and we may have to stay with my parents friends out there since it is 3.5 hours or so away. we'll see

im glad it is spring break becuase i like to sleep in.

i love all my ceramic pieces lately. i cant wait to go back to school just for ceramics. i love it.

i cant wait for my senior art show and then graduation just so i can see relatives and invite people and show off my art work and all my friend's art work.


nothing else for now but hopefully by popular demand aka lenn and deniz i'll write more often.

im out.

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[03 Mar 2004|02:39pm]
[ mood | content ]

things are cool. my elbow is getting better every session of phsyical therapy so woohooo.

i talked to jacqui today which was excellent. i miss her dearly.

i went to the mall to look for dresses for the 1 year anniversary and i found some but i really have no money so it was silly to go in the first place. oh well.

im too addicted to shopping and it stinks becuase im so poor and trying to save for TN.

im really trying to go to TN at the en dof april for gma. i would get to visit belmount and see around the area which i would truly love. we'll see how it works out. hopefully good though.


people confuse me i realized and just becuase people change doesnt mean youve lost anyone. im sorry if i make you think you lost me as a friend though, i guess i dont know how to handle some situations.

going to the tooth and nail tour this saturday night in philly which is exciting. its anberlin, watashi wa, emery, ace troubleshooter, and we'll see who else.


i wish after prom details were easier but they arent so we'll have to see how it goes. i wish i had plans though, it would be spendid.

this week of school is great. i have ceramics. its nice minus that i cant work with my arm. im starting tomorrow though hopefully. i dont care how bad it hurts. we'll see though. i probably wont think that tomorrow.

time for kc's. which is really dumb of me becuase i have no money but im doing it anyways. im too thirsty and such.

this is han's last week of work before softball. its sad. tomorrow is the last day and today is the last carpool day.


im out.

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lots of complaining [05 Feb 2004|10:21pm]
[ mood | crappy ]

falling sucks.

elbows suck.

being right handed and hurting your right elbow sucks.

complaining sucks, yet i cant stop.

missing gym volleyball sucks.

people laughing at you sucks the most.



sleep, sorta.

im out

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c'mon, a secret adventure [28 Jan 2004|11:00pm]
[ mood | tired ]



create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide


today was lazy and good.

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