3.31.2007

How the time flies...

I'm fast closing in on my first anniversary of my Confirmation. I think I'm going to go through here and revisit my entries.

3.29.2007








Elmo
You scored 45% Organization, 85% abstract, and 71% extroverted!
This test measured 3 variables.

First, this test measured how organized you are. Some muppets like Cookie Monster make big messes, while others like Bert are quite anal about things being clean.

Second, this test measured if you prefer a concrete or an abstract viewpoint. For the purposes of this test, concrete people are considered to gravitate more to mathematical and logical approaches, whereas abstract people are more the dreamers and artistic type.

Third, this test measured if you are more of an introvert or an extrovert. By definition, an introvert concentrates more on herself and an extrovert focuses more on others. In this test an introvert was somebody that either tends to spend more time alone or thinks more about herself.

You are mostly organized, more abstract, and more extroverted.

Most people either love or hate Elmo. I hope you love Elmo, because that's who you are.

You are both somewhat organized. You have a good idea where you put things and you probably keep your place reasonably clean. You aren't totally obsessed with neatness though. Elmo has the same basic approach. His place is pretty tidy, but he doesn't spend all of his time cleaning it up.

You both are abstract thinkers. You definitely are not afraid to take chances in life. You only live once. You may notice others around you playing it safe, but you are more concerned with not compromising your desires, and getting everything you can out of life. This is a very romantic approach to life, but hopefully you are also grounded enough to get by. Elmo's whole life is based on fantasy and his imagination. In the beginning he was a regular character, but now he spends most of his time in this fantasy world.

You are both extroverts. Elmo likes to talk talk talk. He'll talk with people, goldfish, tables, whatever. Without interaction with others he gets very sad. You definitely enjoy the company of others, and you don't have problems meeting new people... in fact you probably look forward to it. You are willing to take charge when necessary or work as part of a team.


The other possible characters are
Oscar the Grouch
Big Bird
Cookie Monster
Ernie
Snuffleupagus
Kermit the Frog
Grover
The Count
Guy Smiley
Bert

If you enjoyed this test, I would love the feedback! Also if you want to tell me your favorite Sesame Street character, I can total them up and post them here. Perhaps your choice will win!








My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
















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Link: The Your SESAME STREET Persona Test written by greencowsgomoo on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

3.27.2007

So Sad

One of our choir members was killed in an auto accident over the weekend. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

Please pray for the repose of his soul, and for his family as they grieve their loss.

3.26.2007

Stuff about my day

My job mainly entails data entry- facts and statistics. I guess the homogeneity of my work got to me a bit this morning- I tried to enter today's date as 03/05/76. XD

My weekend was good- got a bit lonely though. Made plans for Tuesday evening (after Mass, before RCIA) with Alysha (from the RCIA class, will be confirmed at Easter Vigil). A single, childless woman in my age group who is really smart and funny? I'm soooo thanking God right now.

Actually, I'm thanking God for a lot of things. He really does answer prayer. If he doesn't get back to you right away, it just may mean he's got something really good in the works for you.

Oh, and I know God's looking after me today- totally spilled dishwater on my blouse, but fortunately had a sweater in my car (that doesn't clash with my outfit).

3.24.2007

Swiped from the DCF Board

Father,
Please help me to remember that you’re always with me.
When the pain gets so bad that there is nothing but darkness,
Remind me to open my eyes so I can be led by your light.
When my load gets so heavy I can’t go on,
Help me to loosen my grip so you can help.
When the voices in my head rise to a deafening roar,
Help me to understand that they can no longer hurt me.
When I’m feeling unlovable,
Help me to accept your unconditional love.
When life feels hopeless and it seems useless to go on,
Let me hear your gentle encouragement.
When I’m feeling hateful and angry,
Help me to know you understand the pain behind the anger.
When I’m feeling bitter about the past and doubtful about the future,
Teach me to enjoy where I am today.
On the days when the grey skies look blue,
And there is a song in my heart,
Let me remember that you brought me through my darkest night.

3.23.2007

100!

I'll have more to say when I've had more coffee.

EDIT: I have a few minutes left of my lunch break so I'll get this in.

It's Friday. Week is almost over. I have 2 days of sleeping in to look forward to. Yay!

I'm going to a Lenten Soup Supper at St. John's tonight. I've volunteered to help clean up afterwards, and then I might as well stick around for Stations of the Cross.

I'm not wearing my watch today, and it's totally throwing me off my game.

We have our very own Dwight Schrute at my office. His name is Kip. Tyff says he's a perv, but I've never caught him being pervy. Just a little bit creepy. Still entertaining though.

I really need to take the polish off my nails- it's light green and chipped.

Oh, and I finally have managed to learn to keep a simple beat going on the drums. :D YAY! Now I just need my own kit.

Okie-dokey. Back to work.

3.21.2007

Almost 100 Posts!

Which, unfortunately, is the only thing I find remotely cheerful right now.

I've been rooming with my friend Tyffani for the past 3 weeks. My brother's out of town right now and I'm supposed to be checking up on his place to make sure the mail gets delivered and that it doesn't get vandalized or something.

I was going back to Tyff's for some stuff, and I sensed something was wrong (I know she stayed home sick from work yesterday). I asked if she was ok, and she said she was (although it was obvioous, even to me, that she was upset about something). I decided that Jason's house needed sitting, at least for a couple of days.

Today, she hasn't spoken a word to me. I wonder if it was something I did. (She wouldn't tell me if it were.)

So, yeah, I'm a little bummed out. I hope she's ok.

Oh well. I have daily mass at St. John's and choir practice to look forward to. :)

3.20.2007

I am proactive.

(It helps to know how to spell "proactive" if you're gonna use it.)

Ok, I need to get this done ASAP, as I'm supposed to be working.

I've decided on a course of action re: my discernment. So far, nothing really huge, but we'll see how well I adjust and look at maybe taking on more. The following is a list of the things I have challenged myself to do:

  1. go to Daily Mass (so far, so good- went to St. John's yesterday and will go to St. Monica's today after work)
  2. become more involved (Choir for now, maybe add on Metro Missionaries)
  3. go back to RCIA class and watch the master (that would be Deacon John) at work so that I can get a better understanding of his teaching style. This serves two purposes- I can help out with RCIA and I can become better versed in Catholicism so that I can help out with and/or teach RE
  4. Read more about Catholicism in my spare time

That's it for now.

EDIT: My conversion story, per JV's request.

03/20/2007

I am awfully insecure.

No, really, I am. I crave the acceptance of other people to the point that it's neurotic. I think it actually drives people off. Ha. Go figure.

Nobody on this planet is universally liked. Once I understand that it applies to me as well, I'll be a much happier camper.

3.19.2007

Junk food= Breakfast of Champions!

So far, my breakfast has consisted of a slice of Starbucks' Pumpkin Loaf (yum), an iced cafe americano (which I ordered with hazelnut flavoring, which was totally missing, and yes I'm being petty and I need to knock it off already), SunChips (YAY!), and a Diet Coke.

My mom would be so appalled.

So far my Monday isn't bad. I think I'm gonna catch daily mass at St. John's today after work.

ADDENDUM: Make that 2 Cafe Americanos. I'm hyperactive and intolerable, and I feel sorry for my coworkers and the people who will be at mass with me this evening. XD

3.18.2007

*Snerk* Yes, I'm mental.

I've decided to spend next summer as a counselor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Summer Camp. I'd do it this summer but the application date has passed. Oh well- maybe I need to get accustomed to the things I'm already involved in before I take on more. It's just that there's so much to do, and I have such an odd assortment of talents and interests. I just need to pace myself- I tried to throw myself into everything that I came across and I got burned out very quickly.

Let's see- The whole choir thing is a pretty sweet deal. I'm enjoying it a lot thus far. I look forward to RCIA on Tuesday- it brings back the memory of anticipation for my own confirmation. I can't wait for the next round of RCIA classes- I'm sure there's something I can do to help out.

Still like my job pretty well. I'm fortunate to have a really nice bunch of co-workers. Admittedly, one (Tyffani) is a close friend of several years, but I like everyone else too. The actual work is a bit dull, but having worked both retail sales and food service, I can definitely say that I've done so much worse.

BTW, if you're a blogger and your blog isn't listed here, let me know and I'd be more than happy to add you.

Today stuff

Drove back to Muskogee (in my cheerful, surprisingly roomy Mazda 626) to retrieve some clothes and shoes, and to put more stuff into storage.

Tomorrow is my first Mass as part of St. John's choir. I'm so excited.

3.14.2007

I just got home from choir practice, and it was awesome. I'd go into more detail, but I'm tired. Really wiped.

3.13.2007

It's On!

My discernment, that is.

My faith has returned with a vengeance. There's nothing like being back home. St. John's is where I'll be for a while.

On the personal front- I work in Edmond (which will make attending Daily Mass a lot easier). I like my job pretty well, but I really look forward to going to school in the fall (most likely UCO). I bought another car, which is a serious improvement over my Prelude.

I've decided to get involved in stuff at St. John's- I'm going to my first choir practice tomorrow. Also, I went to RCIA tonight to brush up on the stuff I learned last year. I'd like to help out with RE, but I should have a better grasp of what I'm going to be teaching. So, yeah, I think I'll help out with RCIA while I'm observing for the next year- might as well make myself useful.

So, as for discernment- instead of trying to mow down everything in my path to get myself into the nearest convent, I should probably concentrate on finishing school and getting more accustomed to the basics of my faith. The will is strong, but I should have some knowledge and credentials to back it up.

Attended our parish's Penance Service last night. Received the Sacrament of Reconciliation- long overdue and really, really the best thing I've done in a while. Did not expect Fr. Rex to be one of the priests listening to confessions, though. I was happy to see him, and I stuck around to say hi. I wish I hadn't- it was awkward for reasons that I don't understand. Feh- I was tired and going to Confession really takes it out of me. I probably should go more often- it will get to be less trying if I do.

OK, I'm tired and I have to get up early for work so nighty-night. Oh, and a shout out to Fr. Kirk Larkin (genius!) and Fr. Kevin Ratterman (a dear, dear man).

peace be with you all.