Monday, May 30, 2005


I have a friend at school named Megan. She is a very outgoing girl with a sweet spirit. A few times this past school year, Megan let me ride home with her, because she lives on the eastern part of Michigan. This made it so much easier for my parents, because they didn't have to come all the way to Tennessee to retrieve me. Since we go to eastern Michigan, we take a different route than I usually take. My heart goes out to people that I don't even know every time we reach Carrolton, Kentucky. The first time I went through there, I noticed a sign that says something to the effect of, "..this is the site of a Bus Crash that killed many on May 14, 1988..." I always meant to find more out about it, but it never re-crossed my mind until now. Apparently, this was the worst alcohol-related crash in U.S. history. If you get a chance, click the title of this post to go to this site.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

It's 1983!!

This is very interesting.

In 1983 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to travel in space

Marines are killed when a TNT laden suicide terrorists blows up Marine headquarters at Beirut International Airport

US Marines and Rangers invade the island of Grenada and evacuate hundreds of US citizens

The Soviets shoot down Korean Airlines flight 007

The Internet Domain Name System was invented by Paul Mockapetris

Ronald Wilson Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King Day

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Washington Redskins win Superbowl XVII

New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

Return of the Jedi is the top grossing film

"Every Breath You Take" by The Police spends the most time at the top of US charts

The A-Team and Webster premiere

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

More cool things for your blog at

I had no idea that Martin Luther King day was created this late, or that the Orioles even won a World Series. The things you learn from

MY LIL'!!!

The title of this blog is in reference to sororities at my school. Once initiated into a sorority, each member receives a "big sister." Everyone goes around talking about their "big" (big sister) and their "lil'" (little sister). I am not in a sorority, but since my little sister is going to school with me in the fall, I get the real thing!

This is not only my little sister Sarah, but also one of my closest friends. I never thought I could count my sisters as my friends, but they have both proven me wrong on that, especially in recent years. Sarah is graduating from high school this week, and plans to attend Union University in the fall....(for those of you who don't know, that is also the school that I attend). I always cherish my time with Sarah. We always have fun together, whether it's just going to Applebee's to get desert, going to the beach, or singing at the top of our lungs while driving. This little girl means the world to me, and I am priviledged to have her as my sister.

I was thinking the other day how boring my life would be without Sarah. Everytime we are together, a fight breaks out between us (verbally). We always get out what needs to be said, and then we are done with it. We just have this understanding that does not require apologies. We'll be fighting one moment, and laughing about it the next. I love it. I really look forward to getting to spend more time with her in a different atmosphere. It will probably be weird to actually have someone at school who I am related to, but I know it will be wonderful, ESPECIALLY since we are not living together...:)

Sarah and I are quite different. She will say whatever is on her mind, no matter the consequences. I will not say everything on my mind. I am not bold enough. It is never a mystery with Sarah if you have offended her, she'll let you know. If you have offended me, you will probably never find out, unless it is a very high offense. I would rather avoid confrontation and just let things go than to say that I am bothered about something. The funny thing about this, is that Sarah will often fight my battles for me. We work together, so if anyone ever wrongs me, Sarah WILL let them know. I need to improve in this area, because it is a communication factor, but it's nice to know that Sarah is always on my side. She is a very loyal person.

Sarah (even though you don't read my blog), congrats on graduating. I love you, and I look forward to going to college with you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Auntie Shaundra Posting..

Well, this is my very adorable nephew!! He was born Sunday, at 1:47pm, at 7 lbs, 11 ounces, and 20 1/2 inches long.
I am not at all being biased, but I think he is a beautiful baby. Sometimes babies can be...well...not so cute at first, but he DEFINATELY is.
His name is Johnathon Richard McMullin, but I shall call him J.R.--haha.

During my sister's labor, we spent good quality time in the waiting room playing some Texas Hold'em...that's In the hospital. The time sure passed! We will have to do it again when Jessica (my sis-in-law) goes into labor in July.

Not much else besides that has been going on. That made for a pretty exciting and full weekend.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

between labor pains..

I am definately ready for Amber (my older sister) to have her baby. She is overdue now, and if she does not go into labor before Monday, they will have to induce her. I cannot wait until the phonecall that will make me rush as fast as possible to the hospital. I hope it happens tonight. I hope I am in the middle of sleep, and I get the call. If that happens, I am permitted to call off of work tomorrow. My mom and I work together, so if I want to call off, it has to be a good reason.

I am so happy for them. They got married in December of 2003, and they are going to make great parents. I am grateful for the kind of man Mike is, and that I know he will always take good care of my sister. That is so important to me. I wouldn't want to have to beat him up...haha.

Monday, May 16, 2005


Not sure about this...

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

Cultural Creative
















What is Your World View? (corrected...hopefully)
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Friday, May 13, 2005

New Identity

This is my new "blog." Wolcum, Yole!!
"Integrity is everything. Never do a 'greater good' by doing a 'little evil'."
-From Kingdom of Heaven

There are so many great quotes to choose from in Kingdom of Heaven, but that was one of my favorites. I have put much thought into that quote. I know that God can do good through bad things that happen, but can good come to those who do intentional evil? The bad things that good comes out of that I think of are death, or sickness, or loss of a job. I know that good can come out of the evil done itself, but can it come to the evil-dooer? If Balien would've married the King's sister, there would have been no war, but in the end, he created evil for himself, while sparing Jerusalem. Maybe it's just one of the rewards they receive on earth, but not in the Kingdom of Heaven. Maybe I'm guilty of over-thinking...

"He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment."
-Psalm 3:14

Kingdom of Heaven was a phenomenal movie. I loved it. Definately ranks as one of my favorite movies. Although I was a little dismantled about the adultry thing, but all in all, it was 2 1/2 hours, well spent!

As I was doing a few errands today, one of my favorite songs came on the radio. We actually sang it at church this past Sunday. This is the Agnus Dei, correctly pronounced Ah-g-noos Day-ee, for those who care to know (I can't stand it to be pronounced any other way). Anyway, I heard the Michael W. Smith version, which is the old-school version to this song. I was so wrapped up in it. I love the classical voices put into the song. It truly is beautiful. I wish they sung it in latin though.

Agnus dei Agnus dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Agnus dei Agnus dei
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Dona nobis pacem Dona nobis pacem pacem
Dona nobis pacem


Lamb of God, Lamb of God.
You who take away the sins of the world
Lamb of God, Lamb of God.
You who take away the sins of the world
Give Us Peace, Give Us Peace, Peace.
Give Us Peace.

Holy Holy are you Lord God Almighty!