Sunday, February 27, 2011

theres no place like HOME

wheres my home you say?

try and guess! i bet you cant figure it out. its the only country that has my heart. it never will get old and boring, i will never stop wanting to be there, i cant stay away from it. because home is where the heart it, and in 2006,  i left my heart in Brasil. i didnt expect to fall so in love with a country so different than my own. i feel so normal there; i fit in, besides the language barrier. the people, the food, the culture, Brasil as a whole is just ahmazing to me. its all so beautiful.
joao pessoa is a great beach spot, a feast for the eyes, but thats not what brings me back. those faces do. the ones that need me; the ones that need Jesus. their pull on my heart is the hardest. i cant wait to get back, only a few more months till im homeward bound. and what a joyous day that will be!

Monday, February 21, 2011

birthday weekend

i just turned 19, and 19 is a boring number. really, i can do everything i did last year... yay! but i had such a fun fri-sat celebration for my birthday!
got my hair highlighted at aveda [and it looks so fierce now]
karaoke and friends at applebees
and some cupcake related revenge, and lemme tell you, revenge is sweet!!
glitter tattoos!
being with friends :)
 all the faces you see here are my dearest friends, minus 3 people.
these are the kids that make me smile, laugh, cry, love, and live life with a purpose.
i truly would be lost without them in my life. so long live us....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

long live.

shes my bestie till i die. i love her as much as the air i breathe.

Can you take a moment
Promise me this:
That you'll stand by me forever
But if God forbid fate should step in
And force us into a goodbye
If you have children someday
When they point to the pictures
Please tell 'em my name

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Everything I need to know I learned from The Princess Bride ....

Everything I need to know I learned from The Princess Bride

Love requires absolute devotion.
“As you wish.”
But sometimes a little bit of healthy cynicism is a good thing.
“Hold it, hold it. What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Is this a kissing book?”
Patience is a virtue.
“You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.”
Be sure to get a detailed job description.
“You never said anything about killing anyone.”
Always keep a holocaust cloak handy.
“Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a holocaust cloak.”
Scientists must be watched closely. Very closely.
“As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old. Really that’s all this is except that instead of sucking water, I’m sucking life.”
Keep vaccinations up to date.
“I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.”
Learn to delegate.
“You know how much I love watching you work, but I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped!”
Sometimes you find a richer reward when unexpected events change your plans.
“When I hired Vizzini to have her murdered on our engagement day, I thought that was clever. But it’s going to be so much more moving when I strangle her on our wedding night.
If a psychotic, six-fingered man slaughters your father, commit a very clever, very cool line to memory that you can whip out at a moment’s notice in the event you run into him along your travels. Practice it on every new acquaintance.
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
But the most important lesson I learned, even though I knew it before I saw The Princess Bride, was the joy a good book can bring:
“When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I’m gonna read it to you.
Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…”
i did not write this! but i thought i should share it with you! :)