Saturday, August 22, 2009

Weirdest. Freaking, Dream. EVER.

Okay - so, this morning, when I woke up, I had to write these details down so that I could remember as much as I could:

In my dream, I was helping Ben Stiller and Sandra Bullock, who were undercover spies working as judges at a dance reality show, to save the life of the Russian Premier (!?) from a female midget assassin who was going to kill him using a frozen chicken and a red rubber stamp. As thanks for my help, Ben Stiller offered to do my taxes for free.

...don't ask me. I got no explanation for this. I didn't take any weird medication, eat anything unusual, or do anything out of the norm before I went to bed last night.

I'm really tempted to submit this to a dream interpretation website just to see what it'd say...

Friday, August 14, 2009

I Am...

So - as a part of Resident Assistant Training here at UM, Ashley asked her staff to compose a little "Getting To Know You" poem thing that they would share sitting around a campfire making 'smores. The only requirement was that it had to be at least eight lines long. She asked me to take part in this little activity, and - of course - I felt the need to fling it across the Internet like so much poo and see what sticks where...so here is the Director's Cut of my I AM list.

I am...why 12-step programs for caffeine addiction exist.

I am...a beer snob. Unlike some of you, I am old enough and experienced enough to be able to make this claim.

I am...an unabashed, unashamed Shire-loving, vampire slaying, Browncoat wearing, X-file investigating, Starfleet enrolling, movie riffing, counting down with Jack Bauer, LOST watching, membership card carrying, resident of Opal City nerd.

I am...trying to daily live out my faith, not a facade.

I am...neither defined nor defiled by my past.

I am...not sure where the boundaries between my head and heart exist when it comes to issues of social justice - and I like that.

I am...blessed to be able to spend multiple hours every day with the love of my life, my best friend and partner in this life: Ashley.

I am...learning to redefine the concept of love every time I pick up and hold my son.

I am...unsure of where my life's journey will take me, but I'm finding the faith to walk the path laid out before me.