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The Go! Team, Coldplay, Outkast, Relient K, Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer, Hot Hot Heat, Kanye West, Showbread, Cody Chesnutt, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, The Cure, Prince, My Chemical Romance, Switchfoot, Jill Scott, The Fray, John Legend, Ashlee Simpson, Hawthorne Heights, hellogoodbye, Mae, Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, The Postal Service, The Von Bondies, Rilo Kiley, Sleater-Kinney


Hairspray, The Ring, When Harry Met Sally, Little Women, Diary of A Mad Black Woman, Roots, A Raisin in the Sun, To Kill A Mockingbird, Transporter, Transporter 2, Eternal Sunshine, The Ring, Chronicles of Narnia, Finding Neverland, Aeon Fleux


Lady in Waiting, Pride and Prejudice, The Purpose Driven Life, A Raisin in The Sun, To Kill A Mockingbird, Little Women, Sense and Sensibility, anything by Shakespeare is intriguing

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the new year

I always forget I have this thing!


I hope everyone had a good New Years. Mine was okay nothing special. There a couple of things I decided I wanted to do this year in 2008.


1. Move to Nashville.

A lot of people think this is crazy because i have about a year left in school and the traffic from Murfreesboro to Nashville is insane. My best friend Jenny is graduating this spring and is thinking of moving to Nashville so she's been asking me if I'll move in with her. I tried convincing her to move to Murfreesboro but she hates it here. lol. A lot of friends are going to grad school in Nashville and at least I wouldn't have to drive to see them.


2. Go on a road trip/travel more.

 I haven't been anywhwere outside the South in about seven years. When I was a kid we used to travel and go on family vacations all the time. 


3.  Make more friends/be a better friend.

More than half of my friends will be graduating in May so I virtually will have very few people to hang out with or socialize. I wasnt' very social in the past year. Maybe it was because I was in school, working constantly but whatever the case I never made an effort to really spend time with people or really even talk to friends and people from church. I feel awful about that and I'm going to do better this year.


4.  Find a new job.

I'm proud of myself. I've already turned in a few applications. Its time to find something that is isn't as stressful and actually cares about the employees.

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my 21st birthday...and other stuff i must elaborate!

So today was my 21st birthday. I had fun but I wish more people could have come and hung out longer (Monday is not the ideal day for a birthday get together especially with school starting). I was also sad some of my friends left and didn't even say goodbye but I don't want to elaborate.


Anywho first we went to Fuji and after we sat down we all realized there was no way we could afford it so we left (I felt really bad but we didn't order food or drinks or anything so I suppose that wasn't terribly bad). We ended up going to Golden Eagle Mongolian Stir-Fry which was way more reasonably priced and really good.


As far as presents go my mom got me Apples to Apples since I've been wanting that game forever and my grandma sent me $20 (to most people that doesn't seem like a lot but my grandmother really gives anyone anything so I felt special!)


I also had a sip of Boone's Farm and then quickly realized it didn't taste that great which sparked a debate over the drinking issue. I mean hello nothing can beat a Cherry Coke! (which of course I mentioned! lol). You would think alcohol would taste amazing, like liquid candy the way people around here get drunk but it doesn't.


It just suprises me how causal people treat drinking and getting drunk. No one in my family ever really drank. (I suppose this was because my grandfather was an alcoholic until the day he died. I also have a cousin who was just 8 years old when he was killed by a drunk driver walking to the bus stop.) My mom never drinks and my father had a beer every blue moon but we were always encouraged to follow the Bible standards in that regard. I believe that it is okay to have a drink (hello one of Jesus first miracles was turning water into wine!) but the Bible does warn us about being drunk and the consequences:


 *Ephesians 5:18: *

"Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit."


I also believe we should respect those who choose not to drink at all (that means if drinking is offense to them then you shouldn't drink in front of them since this could be a stumbling block for them). We also shouldn't snub our noses or talk badly about those who do choose to drink. Now if they are getting drunk and being irresponisble when drinking then I feel it is okay to warn them in a loving and non-judgement way.


All in all, I suppose I wanted my birthday to mean more to me than it did. I didn't have a bad time or anything its just in some way I am a little disappointed.  I wanted to invite more people and be more friendly, socialable, and not so quiet but I didn't. I know this is something God is pushing on me to change as well.


I guess I expected it to be great or something as I do a lot of things but I also know I need to not try to over analyze everything. I need to learn how to enjoy things for what they are and to just be content. At times I fear i am unthankful and complain too much. Maybe I just like to actually get things out of my head that I can't say out loud. I don't know but I do know I am blessed.


Thank you Jesus for a lovely day.

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Japanese music

Is it just me or is Japanese music way more happier (and when translated its even funnier) than American music? Of course in general it is often worse but very entertaining! :)


I'm pretty sure my friend Katy and I are always putting on some random Japan pop or techno during the day (which she got from her study abroad trip) and just start dancing in the kitchen. This is my favorite:


"Party Join Us (TV Theme for Shin Chan)"

Woke up late this morning
A storm was really rollin’
Frogs and dogs were raining from the sky
Everything seems awkward to me
Nothing’s just as it should be
If this keeps on I’m sure I won’t get by
But then I close my eyes and try to smile
I know things are bad and getting worse
But after all this I can rest awhile
And then I’ll party party
Party Party Join us Join us
Party Party Join us Join us
Party Party Join us Join us
Shake your day away and you can
Party Party Join us Join us
Party Party Join us Join us
Party Party Join us Join us
Shake your blues away


(Reggae Breakdown)
Yo Reggae vacation Mon....
This party’s shakin’
and it ain’t just shakin’ me here
I see that smile
You’re grinnin’ ear to ear
Sing this song
And you should really sing it clear
Just sing along with us
Party Party Join us Join us
Party Party Join us Join us
Party Party Join us Join us
Shake your day away and you can


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out of control

I always feel really weird writing about my personal life online but I just needed to find somewhere (particularly on a site where most of my friends aren't on. lol.) to write and put my thoughts.


So anywho today I was totally excited to see all my friends. I haven't seen most of them in a while (since school ended) so naturally when they came back to move I rushed home after work to hang out. It was cool and all catching up and just laughing about silly stuff (which I really needed after having a not so good day at work). I was having fun until someone suggested some not so wholesome activities. I declined but that they decided to go head and leave me behind.


For some reason I wasn't mad. (maybe I should have been I don't know) I was just disappointed and shocked at them for even considering doing something like that. When they came back I decided to leave and just go home. Its like what happened to these people I thought I knew? I would have never imagined three years ago they would do some of the things they've done in the past few months and its getting worse. I don't even recognize them anymore. And don't get me wrong I love my friends. We've all had some great times together and I really do consider them family but this is becoming hard for me to just sit back and watch them get out of control. When I do say something its always "Whatever. Stop being so uptight!"  I don't want to lose them but I feel their behavior is getting worse...

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the m&ms song

For some reason I have devolped a slight obssession with songs and music on commercials  (like the music playing in the background on the iPhone commercial.) Most importantly I stumbled across the full version of the song from the M&Ms commercial! I love it. It reminds me of myself! It makes me happy! :) And yeah I know i sound like a dork but oh well!


(its by The The) "This Is The Day" 


Well... you didn't wake up this morning
Because you didn't go to bed
You were watching the whites of your eyes
Turn red
The calendar, on your wall, is ticking the days off
The calendar on your wall is ticking
the days off
You've been reading some old letters
You smile and think how much you've changed
All the money in the world
Couldn't buy back those days.
You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes,
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky but..

THIS IS THE DAY -- Your life will surely change.
THIS IS THE DAY -- When things fall into place.

You could've done anything -- if you'd wanted
And all your friends and family think that you're lucky.
But the side of you they'll never see
Is when you're left alone with the memories
That hold your life together like


You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes,
You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky.

THIS IS THE DAY -- Your life will surely change.
THIS IS THE DAY -- When things fall into place.


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