Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pilgrims Never Had Buckles


The gods too are fond of a joke.

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy

This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
~William Shakespeare


1. Small Town ~John Cougar Mellencamp
2. I Could Have Lied ~RHCP
3. That's How Strong My Love Is ~Otis Redding
4. Sea Lion Woman ~Feist
5. If I Can't ~50 Cent
6. Don't Stop Believing ~Journey
7. Holy Moly ~Talib Kweli
8. For You ~Tracy Chapman
9. Run Through The Jungle ~CCR
10. Love Stoned/I Think She Knows ~Justin Timberlake
11. Wait For You ~Nelly Furtado
12. Out Of My Mind ~James Blunt

Gooooooooooooo Duuuuuuuukes!!!Congratulations to JMU Football for making it to the FCS Playoffs!
The Dukes drew a tough but winnable match up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers, yes the same App St. that beat I-A Michigan the first game of the year. Never fearful and always faithful are the Duke Dawgs of JMU.
Let's Gooooo Duuuuuuuukes!!!

So what am I thankful for? Probably the personal strides I've made from a 1-2 years ago. I've stayed very much the same the person, but maybe minus a few traits, plus a few positive attributes, and chock full of self understanding. I am thankful for the health and success (in all forms) of my family and friends. I am thankful for the new friendships I have cultivated in the last year. Thankful I have taken one big step towards better health. Grateful for my friends and family, their advice, their support, their honesty, and their ability to keep me humble, happy, and positive.

Can't it be like the movies? Ever?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Love is a Battlefield


Love is the wild card of existence.
-Rita Mae Brown

The more familiar two people become, the more the language they speak together departs from that of the ordinary, dictionary-defined discourse. Familiarity creates a new language, an in-house language of intimacy that carries reference to the story the two lovers are weaving together and that cannot be readily understood by others.
-Alain de Botton

One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton


1. High ~James Blunt
2. Wild World ~Cat Stevens
3. Mudshovel ~Staind
4. Simple Man ~Lynrd Skynrd
5. Above and Below ~The Bravery

Crush waning, and it's for the best I suppose. I'm never one to give up on anything remotely close to the chance of love, so that's why I say waning, but not quashed.
Why do I have such a love for the notion or possibility of love?
It makes me question if I have ended or dismissed some potentially great realtionships because the charm of the chase or the possibility turned reality turned me off.
I really don't think that's the case and would hope it is not, I have proof otherwise.
But I can finally say everything I have learned in and out of love has paid off, and I am actually learning from my mistakes.