Another SNL moment

February 06 2006
So here is a pic from the other night when we sat out for SNL tickets!  Oh yeah that is definitely Horatio between Susan and Kim.  There are some more pics on my friend Kim's (kimkmcil) site.  It was so much fun.  I didn't get to talk to Andy Samberg, but those days are soon to come.  Him and Seth Meyers did wave at us as they got a cab though.  I am thinking about maybe dumping John Mayer for Andy.  And for those of you who know me that is HUGE! 

There are also some pics of our new friends playing twister...quite a sight I must say. 

Anyone up for a trip to New York?  There is always something to do.  By the way, in case I haven't mentioned this in a while, I love New York and I love my job!

photo from kimkmcil

God and Prince

February 04 2006
Tonight I saw my kindergarten boyfriend Prince perform at the dress rehearsel of SNL!  It was so awesome!  Steve Martin was the host and there was a special appearance from Alec Baldwin and Jimmy Fallon!  We sat out for 13 hours Friday night and had the best time.  The weather was perfect and couldn't have been better. 

Cool thing about it was the friends we made.  Yes they are all theater majors, and they kept us entertained with their dance routines and Twister challenges and their drama!!! 

I love New York city and I am so blessed to be a part of what God is doing here.  Words can't describe how I feel about what God is doing in my life right now.

My God, How Great Thou Art...

fo' shizzle

January 12 2006
well my friends, fellow bloggers.  most of ya'll know me.  i am typically a country music fan and lover of the pop music.  however, i have just broaden my horizons.  now, i am obsessed with r&b and rap music.  it truly speaks to the soul that is within me.  i mean i have come to love everything from outkast (even as far back as ALiens, Luda, youngbloods, Jay-Z (the black album was amazing), and the throwbacks with the likes of run dmc, and ladies love cool james (llcoolj for those of who aren't in the know).

rap is new boo jam.

holla back

brett is soooo cool

January 10 2006

hey world.

just wanted everyone on the information superhighway to know that brett younker moved to new york city yesterday.  he is sooooo cool.  can't believe that he is finally here.  i mean, he is no john mayer or gavin degraw, but he is soooo cool.

g2g my peeps.  holla.


Another song about Maria

December 14 2005
So last night my lovely friend Lacy Evans told me about this song by Chris Cagle titled "Maria".

I wanted to share the chorus with you...

this made me laugh out loud...

hopefully one day soon this will be true...


Your kisses knock me over

Make me drunk and then leave me sober

They let me know that I'm a man


Your touch, it almost kills me

Then it turns around and heals me

I get lost and found again

In the arms of a woman that a mother gave the name Maria

Tender power

The gift she gives me gets me through the day

Midnight hour

I reach across the bed where she lay

Then I look up and see the moon dance on her skin

My heart starts poundin' once again

It's a sweet intoxication, a powerful frustration

How I want her, oh how I need her


November 11 2005
16 days till I'm in the Boro!!!  


October 19 2005

So I took the Napolean quiz...and of course, I am LaFawnduh!!

Thanks for the quiz made me laugh!

Gallery Church

October 14 2005

photo from mariahaun

The Gallery Church had their first mission team this past week. The Win Shape program from Berry College brought eight people to help us pass out Relevant magazines at NYU.

This was my first team and I have learned so much from them and this experience. These are some of the things I have learned...

1. God is in control.

2. Confidence is a miracle worker.

3. Did I mention God is in control?

I learned alot more, but most importantly God just kept reminding me that it's about Him and not about me or anyone else for that matter. He is in control and His plans will prevail.

Overall it was a great weekend.

my boyfriend

October 07 2005
So those of you who know me, know that I love John Mayer. Well last night the John Mayer Trio was in New York playing at the Beacon Theater. I didn't have tickets because the show was sold out. To make a long story short, I got a FREE ticket! The show was amazing! Susan "my tall friend" got this picture for me after the show. Life is sweet!

photo from mariahaun

I heart MS!

October 04 2005
Well I am in Oxford, MS right now with some friends from this summer...Laura, Becca, Giraffe, and Josh. It has been nice to see trees and grass and spaces. Last night I drove to Wal-Mart. That is the first time I have driven in 4 months and the first time I have been to Wal-Mart in 4 months.

My vacation has been jammed packed full of goodies...staying with the Hardings, going to an Auburn game (War Eagle Hey!), going to McCalisters for Chicken Tortilla soup, being in the heat and humidity, Sonice Route 44 Diet Cherry Coke, and tons of other great things.

I love New York and I am so excited to be a part of God's story there, but my heart loves the South. I love southern hospitality and bad driving. I can't wait to go home in a couple of months to be with my family.

Only two more days of vacation and then back NYC!!!

This is a random note...the first time I went to China, Justin Vance and I were walking back to the girls' apartment and he was singing a country song and it said something about sweet tea. We both stopped and looked at each other like that was the sweetest words to our ears. Ellie and I make sweet tea in NY, but it doesn't compare to Southern sweet tea!!! Thank God for sweet tea!

Better than Santa Claus

September 15 2005
My mom is coming in town this weekend. I am so excited to have some of home here in the city. I don't know that we are going to do anything special, but she is bringing all her new movies that she has bought...The new Pooh Heffalump Halloween movie, Ice Princess, Because of Winn Dixie, and I don't even know what else. When my mom would come to visit me in the Boro this is what she would always do...bring her new kid movies over.

If you know me, you know how much I love my Mom. She is an amazing woman of God. She nags me about money and going to the doctor when I feel bad. And with these things, I know she cares. She is a child at heart and always will be.

If you don't know me then you don't know that my Mom got married when she was 16 and had me when she was 17. She gave up her childhood so that I could live my life and reach for my dreams. I can't remember a time when she didn't make me breakfast before I went to school or make extra dinner when I unexpectedly brought 4 or 5 of my friends home. She has never missed anything that I have performed in...this even counts college. She rearranged her life for me and my brother.

I am so blessed to have a Mother and Father who love me and are understanding when I tell them that I want to move thousands of miles away to pursue God's heart instead of the music business. That to live a life of comfort is just not in the cards for me.

I hope one day that I get the chance to be like my Mother with my own children.

I didn't intend for this to be so sentimental and sappy, but just share that I am way excited to see my Mom tomorrow. It's like waiting up all night on Christmas Eve in the hopes of getting to see a glimpse of Santa Claus, but this is even better because she is REAL and I get to hang out with her for three whole days!

If you call this weekend and I don't's because I am hanging out with my MOM!!!!!

Random Thoughts

August 31 2005
So if my aunt and uncle weren't coming to NY this weekend, I would totally be on a plane to Nashville. Plane tickets are $139 roundtrip from LaGuardia this weekend to Nashville. Well, I'll be there in a couple of months so I guess I'll just have to wait till then.

So my Mom called me this morning and told me she put money on my Starbucks card! I was way excited. Since moving to New York, I have become a coffee drinker. I also started eating yogurt covered raisins...thanks to my roomie Ellie. Which by the way, I miss you bunches and I am ready for you to come back.

So I am waiting on Meredith to finish what she is doing so we can go to her place and make dinner. We are planning on making chicken salad and watching either Spanglish or Miss Congeniality 2. Netflix is the greatest thing ever. I just pick what movies I want and they come to my mailbox. It is terrific!

It's only two more weeks till The Gilmore Girls season starts! If you haven't watched the show, you are missing out. The night before Ellie left for the Boro, we watched eight episodes of the third season. I think I am addicted.

Well...I am hoping that Meredith is almost ready, but if you know know I will probably be waiting another 10 or 15 minutes. You gotta love her!

Photo From paint_the_town

August 29 2005

photo from paint_the_town

I really don't like this picture of my self, but I think it may be the only one of me and Rachael.

So I wanted to share it with everyone on Phusebox.

Rachael...hope you have a great day!

can you make me laugh?

August 29 2005
anyone know a good joke?

i need some laughter in my life today.

Wokka, Wokka, Wokka

August 26 2005
So my roomie Ellie has left me for 10 days to go and spend some time with her family and friends in the Boro. We joked about packing me in her suitcase and going with her. Then Nathan informed us that the pressure would cause my ear drums to bust and then I wouldn't have been able to hear anything that ya'll would be saying. So we decided that wouldn't be any fun and it's probably better that I stay here in the city. My time to come and visit will be here before long.

Tonight a bunch of us are going to see The Muppets Take Manhattan in Central Park. I am way excited about it! So I will definitely let ya'll know how that goes.

To my peeps in the Boro...I love you and miss you bunche! Be good!

Elles...have a good time and give everyone a hug for me! And hurry up and get back!

What's your name mean?

August 26 2005
So what does your name mean?

I don't know how to make this a link so just copy it and go to the site. It's funny to see what it has to say.

Sereta Maria Haun means...

Very much an individual with a charismatic personality and keen mind you attract many admirers and much affection. You are extremely sociable and build relationships with honesty, trust and a good sense of humour. You have great potential for material success using your intellectual skills possibly in writing or speaking. Your industry, determination and positive mental attitude always win out.

Only in NY!

August 23 2005
So I feel like I am in a Friends episode. The woman in the building across from our office was curled up in the window eating something in a bowl with no clothes on. She didn't even care if we could see her or not. It blows my mind!

My heart aches

August 22 2005
So last night, all my friends in the Boro were hanging out. It was nice. I called Lacy and then the phone got passed around to all my friends. It was nice to hear all their voices.

Home is where your heart is. And lately I have been extremely homesick. I don't know that it is for a certain place...Clinton, Murfreesboro, or New York. I miss all my friends and family. The people who I have grown so close to over the years or even as short of time as a week.

Thank you to the people who hold such a huge place in my heart. Even though I am not with you, know I love you all very much and miss you.

And if you feel like it, you can always come to New York. I mean there's always room for more Southerners.

Public transportation...rainy days

August 15 2005
Yesterday was a good day! Meredith and I went to Staten Island to hear our friend George Ippolitto preach. He is such a passionate speaker. He did a great job!! He introduced us to the congregation as "missionaries" and I for the first time realized that is what I am. It was a very humbling realization.

The subway was totally messed up because of construction so it took a while for us to get around. I took a cab, then the 2 train, then a shuttle bus to the ferry, then a ferry to Staten Island, and then hopped on a church van to go to George's church.

I spent the afternoon with Lane and Hodg-E. I had the best time with them. We talked for hours just catching up on each other and then watched a movie. We went to dinner at a restaurant on a street that reminded me of Harry Potter. On our way back, it began to rain. So to that I must say I got soaking wet. It was fun though. All of us running from cover to cover. It was quite a sight.

When I finally headed home, the 2 train was closed down at their apartment because of floods. To make a long story short, let me just say that it took me an hour and a half to get home. It normally takes about 30 or so minutes. And when I finally made it to where I needed to be, it started pouring again. And so I got drenched again.

All in all, as many mishaps as there were, I had a wonderful day. I love this city!

Photo From mariahaun

August 10 2005
Did anyone else see Ron Moore doing the Cha-Cha slide? I didn't but when I got my camera back from Kelsey...this picture was there.

photo from mariahaun