Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SB12 Day 3:

Today was Philadelphia. We did the whole tourist thing--walked around, saw the Liberty Bell, took bajillions of pictures.

And it's cool, you know? In the history of the world, America's history so far has just been a blip. We're not that old as countries go. I think it's hard to put together an essay. How in the heck did a group of colonists put together a country?

They called us "The Great Experiment." And while we certainly can't say we got things right at first--or even that we've got them right now--democracy hasn't completely failed. We have freedom, education, social mobility. So much of who I am, of what I think, of what I hope for in the future exists because of decisions made 200 years ago.

It's cool, you know? And I'm grateful.

Monday, March 12, 2012

SB12 Day 2: Working It

It's day two at the Dobbs' house.

Yesterday, we did lots of this:

Today? Well, lots of this:

And even though I don't love having homework over break, I've got to say, I'd rather be doing homework with my friends than doing fun things without them. Love these folks.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

SB12 Day 1: Four-Wheeling and Scene-Stealing

Spring break is finally here! After our raging success last year, my friends and I are off another whirlwind adventure through the northeast U.S.

We left Wilmore at early yesterday morning, and after a harrowing journey that took more than 14 hours and included an unplanned rendezvous in Washington, D.C., we finally arrived at sweet Cassie's house at 12:15 this morning.

This place is so peaceful. We're chilling here for a few days, then taking day trips to some other major cities. We'll visit Philly, NYC, Ocean City, and Washington D.C. I'm looking forward to the shopping, to the sight-seeing, to the time off from school. But most of all, I'm looking forward to spending a week with these lovely people:

I seriously have the best friends in the world.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Packing Problems

I always do this thing where I pack way too much and then don't use half of what I pack and then promise myself that I won't do it again and then do the same thing the next time I go on a trip.

This ends today. I'm packing for spring break '12 (New Jersey, baby!), and I'm going to be ruthlessly stingy about the things I allow in my suitcase. Efficiency, order, planning. I got this.

Here's a bit of packing inspiration from the ever-adorable Girls with Glasses.

As a sidenote: I basically want to be these two. How are they so cute?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Survivor's Log

An epidemic has taken over Asbury's campus. No, not the swine flu. This is something far, far worse. This something terrible, horrible. I'm not sure how much longer I'll survive.

This is Last Man Standing.

Graphic courtesy of Zach Whelchel

Last Man Standing is a Nerf gun war modeled after the popular game Humans vs. Zombies. The first tagger was infected Saturday night, and since then, 71 more students have fallen.

The campus has an eerie chill. Taggers roam from building to building, searching for students to devour. The sound of Nerf guns and shouting fills the air.

I am still a survivor, but I fear for my life. After a close encounter at lunch today, I have decided that the cafeteria is no longer safe for my kind. I made it to Wilmore's only grocery store this afternoon and stocked up on sandwich provisions, but I will have to venture outside the dorm tomorrow for classes. I can only hope that I will live to blog again.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

How to Save a Life

I recently got the chance to act in some promo videos for Multiply Life, a non-profit that encourages pro-lifers to get more actively involved in the fight against abortion.

The cause is important, and the need is great for people like you to get involved.

Check out the videos below, then visit Multiply Life to see what you can do to help.