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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bye Bye Overnight

This Saturday will be my last overnight position at the station...forever! The past couple of months I have been toiling over the actual safety of me being in a building by myself in the area of our station...not too safe. In the past couple of weeks, we have had breakins in the parking lot, homeless people are living nearly 500 feet away from the doors and have been wondering in the parking lot themselves, I don't trust having to keep an eye on EVERY door in the building to make sure they are securely shut. I've been going back and forth on this decision for some time now. It is bitter sweet because I love what I do and I hate losing hours and airtime but figured safety and peace of mind will always win over the argument. A year ago, I was sitting in the station when the door flew open at 3 am in the morning and two guys walked in...that I have never seen in my life. It turned out to be one of the producers showing his buddy around the building but you can imagine me being scared to death and the actual level of uncertainty that ran through my mind. My level of comfort slowly dwindled after this circumstance and I am very please with my decision to quit the overnight. I still cover all the time and I have a set time every Sunday...but I just hate that I lose that air time. Ah, something will come around...at least I can have my Friday nights back!!

On a completely different subject...I am going to state that I think Fox News is absolutely...ridiculous. I hate media-bias news networks. CNN is not my favorite either but man...at least they didn't spend what seemed like an eternity on Rosie leaving The View. They acted like complete fools in front of the nation and having the most embarrassing guests to discuss their happiness for her leaving. And can we please move on from Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton? Did they break the law? OK? Now, what would the penalty be for me if I did that? And there is the answer to resolve this nonsense.

Monday, May 28, 2007

OH Happy Day...

Happy Memorial Day to everyone...let the service men and women know you appreciate them. I'm at work right now covering the day shift. I went to Borders today to buy some books for the beach. I'm headed for Destin in 3 weeks with the boy, his family, and friends so I needed some books. Luckily I had some coupons that expired after today so it was perfect timing. I picked up two Donald Miller books along with Capote's In Cold Blood. If you have read this book, let me know. I just started and man, it is pretty chilling and incredibly hypnotizing. I may not be able to sleep.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Coming to the Dark Side

I just read in today's Parade that basically what we know about the Universe and much of science is about to change. Have you heard this?? In addition to the "Big Bang" theory that scientists have pretty much shoved down our throats the past couple decades, the "Dark Energy" is becoming one of the most scientific breakthroughs of the last 50 years. In 1998, scientists started recognizing a change and saw the universe is expanding at a faster rate. We don't neccessarily see it and have no clue what is is, hence the name "Dark." Scientists have pretty much determined that Dark Energy makes up two-thirds of the universe...but we are pretty clueless on it. So basically, until we understand Dark Energy, we cannot understand our own universe. On top of that, Dark Energy was not at all predicted by standard theories of physics. Our textbooks and modern science could possibly be very wrong. The Dark Energy is also becoming the map of what could possibly happen to our universe. It could slow down and actually pull the universe together (the "Big Crunch"), if it gets stronger with time, it eventually may pull apart the galaxies (the "Big Rip") or the universe could have an intermediate fate, expanding gradually to a vast, cold empty place (the "Big Chill"). As this article states "Around the 20th century, physicists thought they understood nearly everything and the discovery of Dark Energy illustrates that science is not a set of beliefs that one constructs. Instead, scientists observe nature, then develop theories that describe THEIR observations. Science is driven by nature itself, and nature gives us no choice. It is what it is. As new facts emerge, scientific theories can be proved wrong or in need of modification, but scientists cannot ignore them. Eventually, the facts will lead to the right theory."

The article ends by saying "We are now at the beginning of a great new adventure to push forward the frontiers of understanding." Now I am not a science freak, I never took physics or calculus in my schooling but one thing is for sure...science will not always prove to be science. I just think back to Scott's post of the arguments regarding "Scientifically proving the existence of God." My thought on this is basically void because as much as an Atheist thinks my beliefs in books that were cultivated by years of documenting are no more "sillier" or "close minded" than your belief in books that were cultivated by years of documenting. As far as I am concerned, it is no more sillier than depending on the belief that "science" and the universe is merely a chance of things simultaneously coming together to form our existence...because we don't know JACK about the universe or even how our own world works. So basically, a bigger argument needs to be brought to the debate of religion (or more so God) than just science, because science does not prove to be science in many accepted theories. Science keeps disproving itself. In another article, I agree with the idea that today's atheists have the inability to distinguish between good religion and bad religion. Any and all religion, they say, is bad. And you are supposed to BE SCIENTISTS? or shall I say scientific believers? I love the quote that the "difference between good religion and bad religion is the difference between chicken salad and chicken sh-t." Evidence of God is experential, not empirical! Maybe your staunch belief is because of the view on supposed "God believers" and not God himself. You aren't supposed to follow the believers folks, just him. Your relationship is not through the child molesting priest or the racist Baptist. And maybe...just maybe...you can't argue with that. Don't depend on undependable human nature...just the human creator and I promise you that you will be able to see a much better view.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Just a disclaimer...

NEVER...and I mean NEVER watch the show "Scarred" on MTV unless you are truly prepared to be sick. Just don't do it! I care for you all too much.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

My head is going to explode...

Apparently, the next Batman movie release is rumored for next summer...and I am about to go insane. It is rumored to be named "The Dark Knight" starring everyone including Heath Ledger as Joker (Personally, I see it...if everyone can remove the image of Jack Nicholson as our generation's Joker...it will be awesome). Thankfully, Mrs. Cruise is not returning as Rachel Dawes. Maggie Gyllenhal will be taking over the role (a much better female choice if you ask me). From internet rumors, they may be shooting a two-part sequel (think Pirates type of storyline and marketing strategy). If they don't have Catwoman...you are gonna see a very angry Paige. No No drama...you don't want no drama! It would be hard for me to really replace Michelle Pfeifer but I think it is safe to say...Nolan wouldn't cast a lame-o actress like Halle Berry.

If you know anymore PLEASE POST!!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Pretty Cute

A girl-friend that is now in Seminary in Texas posted this on her blog...pretty humorous....

Female Definitions

1.) FINE
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right, and you need to shut up.
If she is getting dressed, this means half an hour. Five Minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with "nothing" usually end in "fine." (Refer to #1 for a reminder.)
This is a dare, not permission. DON'T DO IT!
This is not actually a word but a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about "nothing." (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. "That's okay" means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
A woman is thanking you - do not question or faint. The response "You're welcome" is appropriate and expected.
Is a women's way of saying "I'm right, and I don't have time for you to be wrong any longer."
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. ( This will later result in a man asking "what's wrong" - for the woman's response refer to #3.)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Things that make you go hmmm.....

After reading Scott's blog, I found myself numb. I watched the debate on youtube between the maker's of "The Way of the Master" and two Atheists who run a website that allows other Atheists to publicly denounce their belief in God/Holy Spirit/Jesus Christ. It is called the "Blasphemy Challenge." The thing I found particularly interesting about the debate was my reaction. I just felt very numb. I have a lot of questions...not questions to get in a debate....just questions.

Anywho, I just thought I would post that since I am trying to sort out my feelings about that debate.

Ummm....if anybody graduated this month from a university BIG congratulations to you. Doesn't it feel great??

I'm trying to think if there was anything else new. I don't think so as of now...sooo Happy Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Emo Spidey= LAME

We saw Spider-Man 3 last night. Now let me state that I love big movies on opening weekend. I love the excitement, crowds, seeing people and just the environment. It's just fun to me. However, I hate to state that SM3 did not deliver. The visuals are great, but the storyline was just...it made me want to slam my head on the seat in front of me. This movie was just under 2 and a half hours...and it was about an hour longer than it should have. I liked the first 2 movies but this just dragged on and on and on. Tobey got on my nerves. I don't even want to start on Kirsten Dunst. James Franco...next please? The visuals were still cool. The whole, as my good friend Casey states, "Emo" Spidey (referring to Peter Parker during his Venom stent) had his moments of coolness and some scenes still made me giggle but man...most scenes just went overboard.

I was disappointed just on a movie going point of view. The rest of the theater goers agreed. As we were walking out, a young man stated "If I ever meet Tobey, I am going to punch him in the face." I quoted that the rest of the evening.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Annie are you okay??

So I just read Joe's blog regarding Michael Jackson and found it amusing since I was listening to the King of Pop on my Ipod. Growing up, I loved MJ. I still do my mock dances of Thriller and Beat It (it's a fav to do in public, trust me). One of my favorite videos was "Smooth Criminal." I loved the gangster/flapper costumes. I caught myself giggling because I remember the dance move in the video where he leans forward and springs back, pretty much the coolest move EVER. My sister and I would try to figure out how to do it and never could perfect it. I still don't know if that was an actual move, video trick or just a string attached to his pants. All I know there were many a times of stumbling into coffee tables or falling flat on my face attempting this move.

I got a phone call tonight at the station from a girl I went to school with. Lately I have been contacted by people who have heard me on the air and it embarrasses the flip out of me. I don't even like for my family or Andy to listen...it just makes me nervous. I don't know the cause of the new shyness. I have never had a fear of public speaking or being in front of people, but it's different for some reason. So by any chance you hear me...and I know you are listening...I am nervous. I still love it and enjoy the fun and relaxed atmosphere but I just get embarrassed...like I am being judged or something. It's probably just me.

In other news, it is our Anniversary! Three quarters of a year has passed since my baby blues walked in my life. I know I brag about him on this blog...but by golly...he deserves it. We are heading to Melting Pot for dinner and I am very excited! I haven't been there since prom of my junior year (Props to Eli Kennedy for being such a fun date). By the way, Eli is engaged if you didn't know. I never to talk to him but I found out by the glory of facebook. So Eli, if you read this, major congrats to you and please feel free to get in touch...it has been way too long!

Speaking of wedding bells....(big pause)....there has been some big talk regarding me and my honey dumplin! I don't know if it is appropriate to announce it like this but there are plans of engagement (as of now) in the near future. Of course I have no idea when or where with Andy but we have been talking about it and have been looking at rings. I am leaving this all up to him...but boy is it hard not to get all excited! We are taking our time on plans and making sure we are at the perfect place. We have been talking since in the next 2-3 months we will be approaching our 1 year and both feel that would be a comfortable time for engagement. Our families both know and can't hide their excitment! Between my family and his, it will definitely be one incredible celebration and I thank the Lord everyday for bringing this person into my life.