Riverdale High School
trying to live each day for my wonderful Savior, seeking after His heart, helping others, encouraging others, dancing, summer nights, having good conversations unil 4am, chocolate milk, chocolate chip cookies, photography, drawing, painting, laughing so hard that it makes my eyes water and my stomach hurt, people who challenge me, people who look at the world through different eyes, i love to simply love
Andy Davis, The Fray, Daphne Loves Derby, Waking Ashland, Slow Coming Day, Michael Buble, The Roosevelts, Yellowcard, Travis, Dashboard Confessional, Matt Wertz, Taking Back Sunday, Sean McConnell, Ben Folds, Relient K, Coldplay, Lifehouse, The Early November, The Juliana Theory, John Mayer, David Crowder Band, Jimmy Eat World, David Mead, Beth Orton, Dave Barnes, Keane, The Postal Service, Something Corporate, Cool Hand Luke, Jack Johnson, Matt Nathanson, Copeland, Howie Day, The Shins, Iron&Wine, Tom Petty, Mae, anything that one of my talented friends may play, and I am gonna stop now...
The Wizard of Oz, Falling Out of February, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gone With the Wind, Milo and Otis, Boys on the Side, Patch Adams, Napoleon Dynamite, Fight Club, The Notebook, Hook, Sleepless in Seattle, Fried Green Tomatos, Garden State, The Sandlot, The Goonies, Audrey Hepburn movies, and many others...
The Bible, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Catcher in the Rye, Captivating, Passion and Purity
January 22 2008
i know this may sound silly, but i am kinda sad that heath ledger passed away. i hate it when young people die. it really just breaks my heart. like my cousin and ellen... just so much life that wasn't able to be lived. i know God has a plan for taking people young but that never makes it any easier on those that loved them. i hate that for his family and friends. and lets be honest, '10 things i hate about you' was a freaking awesome movie.
anyway, hope all is well with you remaining phusers :-) have a great night!
Longest 20 Minutes of My Life
October 22 2007
Whew. I just want to curl up and rest. This afternoon has been crazy. I hope that everyone else is doing very well! I hope you have a wonderful night!
September 14 2007
nathan: i never thought we would find anything at sticks-n-stuff
nathan: where else can you find a guy with a weird eye and a guy with a fish tale
rachael: he had a fish TAIL?!
nathan: a fish t-a-l-e
the art of black and white photography...
August 12 2007
or lack there of.
i think it is wonderful that we have digital cameras for everyone to have. i think it is great people can instantly take pictures. but because of the digital camera a lot of people now think that they are professional photographers because of their 6 mega pixel snap shot camera. now, i am not saying they are not good... it just seems like everyone is calling themselves a photographer now.
my husband is having this same problem in the web design field. there are more programs that just have templetes. this allows anyone to just plug their info into it and it is an instant web site. no real programming or effort involved. they advertise they can do websites for you, but the truth is, it looks amateur.
with the photography, you have these people that take pictures of something random and turn the picture black and white. they claim it is artistic and great. ok. just taking a picture of something and turning it black and white, to me, does not equal art. to me photography is way more than just editing a picture to be black and white... or having color cut outs and such. a really great photograph does not always need a lot of editing. and i understand that what is considered art is all in the eye of the beholder, but lets be real. just because you have a digital snap shot camera does not make you a professional photographer. here is a way to do black and white photography and make it beautiful, and there is a way to just take a picture and make it black and white. it is all about the actual photography and not the editing.
so that is my rant.
but on a different note, i am excited about my new job! i will be an educational assistant for a special needs child. my heart is just so full of gladness! eee! my hours are great, so i have the afternoon to really focus in on my photography. whoo hoo! my job situation is finally looking up. and my goal is getting closer!
i hope that everyone has a wonderful night!!!
duck races and other fun goodness
August 08 2007
you can find a place or organization that you wish to donate to. it is a fun way to donate to a charity of your choice.
there is a duck race happening in chicago friday, you know you want to have a duck in it! the proceeds go to the special olympics in chicago.
hope you have a great night!!!
a tasty little snack (almost)
August 06 2007
he is my hermit crab.
sophia likes him. a lot. so much in fact....
moments after i took this she grabbed him up in her mouth. luckily he is ok. poor lil guy. we thought it was pretty funny... that is after i screamed and realized he was ok. then i laughed. and am still laughing now. i hope that everyone is having a great night!
where have you gone, time?
July 25 2007
2.) i realized i am horrible at responding to emails.
3.) i think it is funny that i am both organized and messy.
4.) old people are funny and i will miss them when i leave
5.) i am thinking i need to seriously start a to-do list....
7.) hello, my name is rachael, and i am a procrastinator.
"i'm a beach, you're a beach
July 08 2007
well, friends, we are back from our vacation. it is sad. i wish i was still there. i actually started dreading going back to work on thursday. i did, in fact, have to work today. and it was not fun.Â
but! our trip was. i greatly enjoyed spending time with our family. i definitely enjoyed the ocean and our lovely beach home. i had so much fun catching crabs on the beach with nathan and sarah... especially the really big ones! i enjoyed relaxing oh so much. it was more than fabulous to be away for a few days. too bad life isn't just one big fun vacation.
i think i realized just how much stress work was causing me. i have decided i need a new job (again). i have tried to have a positive attitude. i have tried to do my best. but being a CNA at a nursing home is physically and emotionally draining. and life is much too short. i need to find something. way less stressful.Â
nathan and i have a new addition to our small family. ponce de leon. our lil hermit crab. he is fun. and sophia has already tried to eat him. ha.
well, that is a little update. i hope that everyone is having a wonderful night!Â
July 03 2007
the beach house we are staying at
nathan and a dolphin
the lil guy that ate my lil penguin
July 01 2007
oh the goodness
June 30 2007
-i leave tomorrow for vacation! 7 wonderful days away from work.Â
rockin' my socks off
June 26 2007
we will be leaving sunday to go on vacation. and i am incredibly excited about that!!! 7 wonderful days on the beach! i cannot wait.Â
i have taken a lot of photos lately, but have yet to put them on here. if you would like to check them out they are here:Â http://flickr.com/photos/rachaelmoore/
alright, friends. that is all. hope you have a wonderful night!
hippo chewing on bamboo
June 03 2007
2.) i don't have to work this weekend! yay!
3.) Cebu! Achoo moo moo achoo moo moo
4.) i still miss charlie.Â
5.) i want to go swimming.Â
6.) nathan is funny. and great. and so is the new phusebox. way to go!
7.) that is all. goodnight.Â
"you all, everybody"
May 23 2007
the lost season finale was tonight. and it was amazing. i don't think i can wait until next year for the next season. lost is seriously the best show on television.
however, it was not all that great... poor charlie died. he was one of my favorites. so so sad.
no more awesome drive shaft songs or funny charlie moments. so sad. so sad.
well, now that i have showed all of you what a huge loser i am, i am going to go to bed. i hope that you all have a great night!
the art of being stretched
May 09 2007
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.
-Karle Wilson Baker
God has been stretching me in ways i never thought possible. it seems as soon as i get slightly comfortable here comes something else to get me moving in a new direction. i keep reaching for a new stepping stone every day leading to an unknown future.
work has been incredibly challenging. it took me about a month to get down a routine for this one hall. and today they put me on a hall i have never been on. one with different patients and different needs. it was like starting new all over again. next week i take my state exam. i seriously hope i pass. i hope all this work is not in vain.
i hope all these steps i keep taking lead me somewhere soon. i don't like wandering. i want to do what i am passionate about.
well, i hope everyone is having a great day!
i think i'm turning japanese
May 05 2007
it was rainy
nathan made me dance to a stupid song
just driving along
love sarah's face here
elizabeth is cool
this umbrella didn't keep me dry
or nathan either
a little story
April 29 2007
my cousin cindy is special. she likes to wear a helmet.
but i love her anyway.
actually we are both pretty special.
nathan is not amused.
cindy and i are so special, that we like to hang airfreshners on her husband's bike.
we are grrrrrreat!
last night was a lot of fun! my cousin and her husband are quite entertaining. she really had her helmet on in our car. and this one guy pulled up next to us and said, "she has a helmet on!" and cindy said, "it's for saftey." hahahahahahahahaha.... hahaha... ha
just a little rant
April 20 2007
another thing that is sad is that younger girls may look up to the characters on these shows. and that is sad because those characters, like izzie or meredith have no self-respect or concern for others. they both went after married men and think everything is great in the world. and those men obviously are dirty pigs (hahahaha like most men, right?) and have no respect for anything other than themselves.
oh but anyway... that is my rant on that.
so, phusebox friend, how are you doing?
April 13 2007
this is where is started
the living room
and my old room was collapsed in
April 12 2007
well... today has been a day. this year has already been one of those years. the house where i lived for 11 years is... gone. some how it caught on fire today. it is so weird. this is one of those times where i have no idea how i feel... or what to say... i walked inside... walked out and forgot everything i just saw. i feel so weird.
the house is still standing, but everything inside is pretty much gone. we (as in my parents and i... it is their house) have to go and try to salvage stuff tommorrow.
but, through this, i have seen God's faithfulness. my parents friends and church have helped them so much already. they have some new clothes and a temporary place to stay. i know without a doubt that God will provide all their needs. He kept them safe and even our animals! and all the stuff that is damaged is just stuff. yeah, it maybe some photos that can't be replaced, but we have what we need. i am thankful it was not any worse.
so... that was my day. how was yours fellow phuser? haha i hope it was wonderful!!!