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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Things

Things I love: summer, warmth, graphic design, photography, journalism, my digital slr camera, my fish, eric birkin and connor berrett, a good movie, the office, that jazz, flair on facebook

Things I can do without: winter, high school, math 1010, mr warnick, dramatic people, my hurt toe, watching dancers, books, reality tv, scary movies, water polo, sunburns, stress,

Things I miss: my electric blanket, tyler chad, sleep, fringe, swimming

Things I want: summer, chocolate pudding, spring break, aggie ice cream, state fbla, my bfff, may 2010,

I can't think of anymore. This was a lame blog. Oh well. I'll probably add more as I think of some.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Religulous

After many recommendations from parent's friends and Tyler... my family and I watched the movie Religulous. Quite honestly... I loved it. Here is the summary from imdb.com

Bill Maher interviews some of religion's oddest adherents. Muslims, Jews and Christians of many kinds pass before his jaundiced eye. Maher goes to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, which shows that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time 5000 years ago. He talks to truckers at a Truckers' Chapel. (Sign outside: "Jesus love you.") He goes to a theme park called Holy Land in Florida. He speaks to a rabbi in league with Holocaust deniers. He talks to a Muslim musician who preaches hatred of Jews. Maher finds the unlikeliest of believers and, in a certain Vatican priest, he even finds an unlikely skeptic.

With quotes from major figureheads like Thomas Jefferson, George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden, Bill Maher, with a Jewish-Catholic background, sets out to prove that having faith and seeking directions from God is basically ridiculous and may be due to a neurotic disorder. Interviewing Christians, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, scientists, gays, and atheists, he cites that the number of non-believers is increasing in North America. He attempts to prove his point by citing inconsistencies in the Bible, the controversial birth of Lord Jesus, the inability of religious heads to account for His absence for over 18 years, as well as the absence of any concrete evidence that disproves the theory of evolution.

Fantastic movie for the relgion questioners such as I. Loved it. Don't worry... it didn't forget about the mormons. haha.

Favorite quotes:

  • Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It's nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith and enable and elevate it are intellectual slave holders, keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction.
  • Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do. Most people would think it's wonderful when someone says, 'I'm willing Lord, I'll do whatever you want me to do.' Except that since there are no gods actually talking to us, that void is filled in by people with their own corruptions and limitations and agendas.

Anyhow. I just thought I would tell about it. I loved it. It's completely what I've thought about religion since I tried to understand it.... because I don't understand it... at all. The words I have bolded are exactly what this whole thing seems to be to me.

That is all. I love you.
Randi Lynn Puffy Face
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Paroxysm

Defination: a sudden and uncontrolled expression of emotion. A sudden onset or intensification of a pathological symptom or symptoms, especially when recurrent.

Today Ed and I looked up words that everyone should know. It took us to a sight called 202 Big Freakin' Words. Pretty entertaining. I'm going to try to use a word from this sight as what I am feeling for the blog. Even know I do not have much paroxysm.... it was our favorite word.

I also liked mellifluous: Pleasant and soothing to listen to, and sweet and rich in tone. Smooth, honeyed.

Like a really good song that gets stuck in your head and you don't ever want out. The ones you listen to over and over again and you still aren't sick of it. Best ever.

Anyways, i love you guys. Good night.
Randi Lynn

ps. I found the word that really fits tonight
Solicitous: Adj: expressing an attitude of concern and consideration; full of eagerness to do something; paying very careful attention to details. Considerate, caring, attentive, anxious, concerned, worried, uneasy, bothered, apprehensive.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Longest Week Ever

I woke up this morning seriously thinking it was Thursday.
An hour ago... I thought it was Friday.

This week is going by SO slow.
Anyone wanna play?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Nite

Well... today was super uber boring. I guess I'll tell of some recent events.

To start off... last Friday I went with Erin, Eric, and his girlfriend Connor to Provo. After picking up their things from Color Me Mine, we got ice cream at Cold Stone at the mall and ended up looking for a prom dress for Connor. After adventuring to Allyses Bridal and finding nothing... we went to David's Bridal. Nothing quite interested her so we made our way to the other side of the store where the wedding dresses lived. First we were just looking, but then we decided it would be fun to try some on. So Connor and I pick ones we would like to try on. The girls at the front table thing soon saw us and asked who out of us was engaged. Erin quickly pointed to me and said, "her." Great. haha. So they had me write down some information about myself and whatnot. The lady took the dresses, got a slip, and had me pick shoes. With my great friends there to watch me, I tried on two dresses, veil and all. I was somewhat upset and embarassed that they had a good entertainment watching me try on amazing dresses, but after I was done... I realized how fun it actually was.

This week went by somewhat fast. There was nothing as exciting as last Friday... but somethings did happen. The captains went to Provo Saturday to shop for the team. We called it "Captain Bonding Day". It's been a long time since I've hung out with Creighton and I always love being with Ed and Abby. Tuesday I spent running around town with Abby to get things done for the banquet that night, which was also a good time. We had some pretty amazing gifts. Life went on... nothing really happening after that. Ed asked me on a friendish date, but ended up being sick... so we never went. Apparently it was going to be me, Ed, Brady, and whoever Brady asked to come with him.

Anyways.... Have a nice spring break college friends. If you're coming up to Heber... us little kids aren't really doing anything other than school. Let's play?

Love Always, Randi Lynn
Song of the Day: The Scientist by Coldplay