Friday, October 26, 2007


Vacation (noun) 1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday.

I am officially on vacation. Meaning I have no work to do until Monday, November 5th. I must confess I have felt the need for this week more and more as the date has come nearer.

I am going to Virginia. I am going to tour D.C. like never before. I am going to drive to North Carolina and back again - just to see my great aunt and uncle. I am going to see battlefields and museums, monuments and skylines. I am going to drive around D.C. and get lost, drive through VA wondering where the highway signs are, sit on my aunt's porch and breathe deeply.

But there is one thing that sets this vacation apart and that's the company.

So fare us well and look forward to pictures - I'm sure there will be a few :) - I'll "see" you all when I'm back from vacation.

"vacation." Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 26 Oct. 2007.>.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The LSAT - the final chapter

I don't even remember when I decided to take the LSAT. It was a long time ago - maybe a year? I studied off and on for that whole time - going to the library, taking practice exams. I read the whole intro to the LSAT section in the book I purchased. I was going to do it and I was going to do it right. February was too soon, so I signed up to take the test on September 29, 2007 at 9 a.m.

About a month prior to the test I considered not taking it for one reason: I wasn't going to go to law school. Through a lot of talking and good listening I finally decided to take the test. So on September 29, 2007 I went in with my gallon sized Ziploc, my #2 sharpened pencils, and no water bottle, and I took the LSAT. It ended at 1:30 p.m.

3 weeks, 1 day, and 20 hours later I received my score.

Taking the test reaffirmed my desire not to go to law school. I did my best in the time allotted to me. While studying I wanted to get a 160. By the time I was halfway through the test I was going to be happy with a 150. Lowest score is 120, highest is 180.

My score is 151. I am ranked 49%.

You know what I think is cool? I got the first 10 questions right!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Who He Says He Is

"Helen's life has been a graveyard of loss, a scrap yard of betrayal. But ask her any day what she knows, and she'll tell you, 'God is good. He loves me.' Her conviction about that hasn't come by toting up her days of wounds and wars, weighing them against her days of laughter and bounty, and seeing which tips the scale. Her belief has a different taproot: God is simply who He says He is, regardless of what her troubles might have tempted her to think or surmise. Helen stands in a venerable tradition. She is part of that great cloud of witnesses who, living by faith, refuse to reduce God to their own experience, to limit His love by the evidence of their own circumstances." ~Mark Buchanan from The Holy Wild (pp 78-9)

"I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness."
Jeremiah 31:3b,c

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Search results for: lost papers

Ever wish you could use the "Find" feature - that so wonderfully finds words in a document - or the "Search mail" feature - that finds the emails that contain a certain word in your Gmail - in your office?