Archive for July, 2008

I’m in an air-conditioned house…

I’m in an air-conditioned house, but I’m not here to blog, so I need to try and keep this short. 😀

I’m at my Uncle Brian’s house right now and we’re working on getting everything packed/cleaned/loaded up for him to move. B_U_S_Y. But after several hours of work, every gal needs a quick break, right? 😛 [of course!]

So… everything has been going really well. On Sunday we finally joined Woodside. I know that I haven’t been communicating a whole lot, but there was a lot up in the air over church a few weeks ago and we thought for about a week that Dad might have us start searching for a church again. [!] But it’s all settled now, and I’m SO happy. I know that I shouldn’t really experience stress because I’m a Christian and I have God, but I completely went nuts for that one week. It didn’t help my health at all. (lol… no new profile picture right now – the zits broke out. :()

Sunday was also partially sad because it was Pastor Andrew’s last Sunday. He’s off to Northland to get his Masters.

Umm… Today has been kinda long. I got up at 6:45ish and did my devotions, then we went to the gym. After a workout, we came home and ate breakfast; I DID relax a little after breakfast a bit, but then we came over to Uncle Brian’s and I’ve been super-busy ever since.

i’d say more, but I need to take my cousins to the park to get them out of the way.




UPS Funnies

Hey… I’m too hot and lazy to write something “real” right now, so here’s another of those emails that goes around! (And comes around…) [By the way, I don’t know for sure that these are real]


After every flight,  UPS  pilots fill out a form, called a “gripe sheet,” which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.   The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by  UPS ‘ pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.

By the way,  UPS  is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an accident.
P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit
S: Something tightened in cockpit

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick. S: That’s what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you’re right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny. (I love this one!)
S: Aircraft warned to: straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.

And the best one for last………………

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget
pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away
from midget.

I’ve been tagged!

I’ve been tagged by Tiffany over at Pressing Toward the Mark… so here goes. And sorry about the italics. I can’t get them to leave! 😛


Two names I go by

Mimi and Emily for the most part

Two things I am wearing right now

[GRR… italics again!] My blue shirt and a khaki skirt.

Two of my favorite things to do

Read and write

Two things you want very badly at the moment

Oh, boy. I don’t know. Oh, wait! I do know! I’d like it to be cooler outside and I’d like to go on vacation. 😀
Two pets you had/have

Junior was our WONDERFUL dog who got cancer. We had to put him down. 😦 We have a cat name Bubba-Anne.

Two things you did yesterday

I got my driver’s permit and helped Uncle Brian and Aunt Rebecca pack.

Two things you ate yesterday

Mashed Potatoes and Taco Bell. 😀

Two people you last talked to

Karla and Erica (If you still count typing)

Two things you’re doing tomorrow

Maybe going car shopping… and definitely listening to my iPod. Wow is that a lame answer!

Two longest car rides

To Michigan and back, I think.

Two favorite holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas 😉
Two favorite beverages

Raspberry lemonade and sparkling cider


Sorry that I haven’t been around much. It’s a combination of business and heat. Right now I’m just going to post a song and call it quits. Hopefully I’ll be able to post about my life next week. Hope ya’ll have a great weekend!


 We sang this two weeks ago at church – it’s the first time that I ever sang it, I think. Or else I sang it and didn’t pay attention to the words.

Enlarge my vision, Lord, help me to see

A whole vast universe in need of Thee!

Increase my love, I pray; cause me to hear

The cry of dying souls afar and near.


So prone am I , dear Lord, to dwell within

My own secluded realm – forgive my sin!

Enlarge my vision, Lord! Teach me to care

With Thine own heart of love – this is my prayer!



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Well, what did you expect to see?

The Fourth

Oh, say can you see

By the dawn’s early light

What so proudly we hailed


At the twilight’s last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes

50' Bright Stars Room Roll

And bright stars

Through the perilous fight

O’er the ramparts we watched

Were so gallantly streaming

And the rockets red glare

The bombs bursting in air

Gave proof through the night

That our flag was still there


Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


Have a great fourth, everyone!



Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight’
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen, thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
‘Tis the star-spangled banner: oh, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Power that has made and preserved us as a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.