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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Since people have been actually asking me what has been going on in my life (besides basketball and the Pistons SWEEPING the Magic in Round 1 of the playoffs), here it goes.

Well, as you know, I have been looking for a job. I have been working as a temp at an insurance company called Foremost Insurance. I am really, really hoping I get in there, because it is pretty easy work, and I have insurance background... oh plus it pays pretty well and I hear the benefits rock. Oh, and there are a lot of chances for advancement. I don't know how long my temporary status will last... but I have been told by the guy who has evaluated me twice that I need to apply.

Anyhoo- Besides that other things are going well. There is not too much that I can really talk about on here. I try not to go into too much detail... but things on the relationship front are the same as they have been.

Um our cat got hit by a car. Well, one of them (we've seemed to collect a few). Weasel.. the best one of Dynasty's babies died. He was about 8 or 10 months old... and he was just fixed a few months ago. I was very sad about this because he was a good pet. :(

Isaak is here now and he's so cute. For those of you who don'w know, Isaak is my nephew. What else? Last night at the place where I do karaoke, we had 80s night and I got all decked out in 80s garb and I can't wait to get the pics back. It was ridiculously awesome.

Nothing much else is going on.... I'm not getting married, with child, adopting, moving, or anything else exciting. Just hoping I get this job so I can get my own place, which would be awesome.

I'll try to keep you posted.
GO PISTONS!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST TWO GAMES OF THE PLAYOFFS!

Game One



Game Two



If you missed that Sheed Buzzer beater, here is a closer look:



DEE- TROIT BASKETBALL!!!!!!

Here's a top ten of highlights from the first round. Notice NUMBER ONE!

Monday, April 23, 2007

PISTONS GO UP 2-O OVER THE MAGIC!

My boys have been rocking out, beating the Orlando Magic by 8 in the first two games.

Some highlights:

-Orlando has no solution for the Pistons backcourt.
-Tayshaun Prince rocks.
-The Pistons had 25 assists halfway through game one.
-They had three buzzer beaters in game 2. The last one breaking the heart of a lot of the Magic (and made by my man Rasheed... video to come soon).

Some other highlights of the playoffs:
Golden State best Dallas by 12!
Denver wins their first game of their series OVER THE SPURS!
Chicago beat the HEAT!

FYI- Golden State I think is one team in the west that DEFINITELY has a chance to beat the Mavs in a series. They are the dark horse of the east.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Here is a good reason to HATE some of the NBA officials. I always complain about the shoddiness of certain NBA refs, and you will now get a dose of why I am so outraged. It is high time that many of these officials realize that this game is not about them, its not about their egos, and that people do not watch games to see their ugly faces.



By the way, I do agree with the commentator. Tim Duncan is by far not my favorite player in the league, although he is a great player. Is pretty mild mannered in general.



Now the rules state that an official can call a technical pretty much at any time during the game, and that any behavior detrimental to the game or any OVERT actions indicating resentment to a call. However, in the video I saw above, it really was very difficult to tell what Tim Duncan was truly laughing at. Maybe he was laughing because his teammate got called for a foul and that teammate knows better than that or something. However the official NBA Rules do say "Assessment of a technical foul shall be avoided whenever and wherever possible; but, when necessary they are to be assessed without delay or procrastination."

Oh and allegedly this crumby ref, Joey Crawford (Not to be confused with Dan Crawford who is also an official) said to Tim Duncan more than once "Do you want to fight?" That is absolutely unsportsmanly conduct and I hope he gets fired faster than Imus after making racist comments.

Friday, April 13, 2007

I took this quiz.. I don't know how many of you ladies are fans out there, but you should take this quiz. It is "Which Character of Sex and the City are you?" and there are only a handful of questions. Sorry.. I just get bored sometimes...


The Real Sex and The City Character Quiz



Carrie
You are the narrator of your clique. You seem to make sense of what you and your friends experience together and apply it to the larger world. You love people more than anything, well maybe not more than shoes, and although you admit to being very neurotic and a bit too spontaneous at times, you are grounded and have a very good heart. You are generous with your time and money, and maintain your youthful dream for prince charming.
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Monday, April 09, 2007

I am beside myself. I am overwhelmed. I am blessed.

Tonight I went to my community choir practice. The woman whom I spoke of previously is in choir with me (I thinkI said that before). Well, I didn't talk to her prior to practice because I was rehearsing with this guy I am auditioning a duet with for our concert in May.
Anyway, halfway through practice I was handed an envelope with my name on it. I looked at what was in it and I could tell it was a check. I looked and it was a check for $500. I was so overwhelmed that I teared up in the middle of rehearsal. No one noticed thank goodness.
She said something to me after practice about checking into getting my masters and stuff. I am just so overwhelmed because I didn't expect it.

I am so grateful that God has provided for me. He is doing something wonderful in my life and I am just... ovewhelmed.
Ok.. so I needed to share a few things (and I don't even know who reads this, but I'm going to venture anyway). So... I started reading this book by Joyce Meyer called "The Confident Woman." I got it for free from my former band director because it was an advanced reading copy he got for promotional purposes for his bookstore. Well, since I've been giving plasma, I found that the time goes by much faster and easier if I read a book. Well, this book talks about living boldly and without fear. God said in His Word 365 times "Do not fear." I think he really meant it. Anyway... this book is making me realize how much fear can run ones life. To be very honest, I'm starting to believe that fear is the reason that I haven't attempted to start my Master's yet. I really, really, want to... but financially it is a problem.

Well, God has been putting this on my heart lately. I feel like the reason I'm not finding a job is that he wants me to do this (Or at least wants to make sure that I know he wants me to do this). I'm very scared about the whole thing (I know, God said, Do Not Fear).

Anyway, on my way back from donating plasma and reading that book, I stopped in to see a friend (for lack of better words). This "friend" means the world to me. We started talking and I was telling him all these things. He asked me if that was what I was thinking about doing. I told him I'm not sure. He made me some food (a girls gotta eat after giving plasma), and said he had gotten a movie that was reccommended to him and wondered if I wanted to stick around and watch it. I had never seen this movie, so I said yes.

This movie is called "Facing the Giants." He told me it was a football movie, but it was much more than that. This movie is as some people might say a "Jesus Movie," or an inspirational film. I highly suggest that you rent or buy it and watch it. You will not regret it.

Well, of course, we were both crying during the movie, but it had such a great message and it completely went along with all the things the book I am reading has been saying, and a lot of the things I have been feeling. I felt like it was divine intervention.

Then on Sunday, I had volunteered to help out a church choir in Hastings for their Easter offering. The woman who called me is in the community choir that I am in. She has been talking to me and encouraging me about my gift (music, if you weren't sure). She's been encouraging me to continue my education lately. I've also told her that one thing I'm worried about is keeping my car, because if I lose my car, I won't be able to find a job OR go to school (or even give plasma for that matter). Well, I can tell God is up to something, because she told me to let her know when my next car payment is due, and she wants to help me with it. She made sure to tell me that it was not a loan, that she would be giving the money to me. How , you say , are you so sure that this is of the Lord? Well, my car payment is due this week. And I don't have all the money to pay it because my unemployment benefits ran out last week.

Now all I have to do is put my pride aside and take her up on her offer. Oh, did I mention that without me telling her what's been going on she also offered to help me with my tuition if I go back to school? I long for the day that I will be able to help people in that way when God leads me to.