Sunday, April 24, 2011


It feels like summer outside.
It is not summer.
I still have schoolwork.

This is how I feel about that.

(You know how they say the camera adds 10 pounds? I'm pretty sure Photo Booth subtracts 10 years.)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Upside Down

I hesitate to write this blog because I don't want to handle the subject flippantly. It's Good Friday, and I just wanted to say how beautiful and terrible and wonderful this day is.

I don't treat this day with enough reverence. I can't even get my mind around what it means really.

Here's what I do understand:

I'm a sinner. I'm nasty. My heart is grosser than the gum on the bottom of your shoe. If you could see what I say and do when nobody's around or what I'm thinking, you'd be disgusted and probs wouldn't want to be my friend.

I'm a sinner, and I did not deserve for someone to die for me.

Especially since I'm still rude and self-centered.

Especially since I'm ungrateful about what he did.

Especially since that someone was holy and perfect and (oh yeah) God.

The world turned upside down that day. My future turned upside down because of that day. And slowly, slowly, slowly my heart is turning upside down because of that day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fair Trade

Highbridge Film Festival last night was awesome!

Fair Trade premiered and won Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. (Yay!)

Witness yours truly below.

(Zack Wilson did a wonderful job with the camera, so you should watch it full screen to get the full effect.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dream. Create. Inspire.

It's Engaging Culture Weekend at Asbury—my favorite part of the academic year.

Don't get me wrong. Asbury rocks all year round. We put on everything from movies on the green to coffeehouses to (spoof) male beauty pageants. We send dozens of students to the Olympics every two years. I have awesome profs and even awesomer friends.

But nothing else makes me quite as excited, proud, and ridiculously sentimental as Engaging Culture Weekend.

This is the moment when Asbury shines. We bring in speakers from all over. We have movie screenings, art exhibits and special workshops. And on Saturday night, the weekend reaches its pinnacle with Highbridge.

Highbridge is our annual film festival. Media Comm. majors work tirelessly on films, event planning, and publicity for the night, and the whole campus gets dressed up to come enjoy their work.

I got to act in one of the short films that's premiering tonight, and I'm so excited to see it on the big screen!

I love this weekend. I love the color and the activity and the energy.

But it's not watching the movies or walking on the red carpet or getting all dressed up that I love most.

t's the passion. It's the sense that people are coming together, all using their talents and ideas and dreams to do something bigger than themselves.

It's what college is all about. It's what the kingdom is all about.

It's what I want my life to be about.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I think I can. I think I can.

I had my first production night at the Collegian yesterday.

I'm going to be graphics editor next year. (Ahhh!)

Imagine me cringing as I say this because honestly, I'm a little afraid I won't be able to do a good job.

I hate doing something and knowing it could be done better. But part of maturing as a Christian is getting over that perfectionism.

So yes, I'm nervous.

But more than that, I'm excited. I am excited! It doesn't have to be perfect. It just has to be done.

And I think I can do it. I think I can.

Just call me the little engine.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pinkies Out

I'm not sure why I love Twinings English Breakfast Tea so much.

Is it because it's delicious?

Or is it because it makes me feel like a lady?