Thursday, August 13, 2009

I know, I know...

So it's been forever since I last posted, predictable I know, I just never stop long enough to put my good blog ideas down on paper (or keyboard in this case) and they get lost in my fuzzy brain. But the summer TV season is almost and I decided there are a few shows that I hope to see return next year.

In Plain Sight- finished it's second season strong, good story lines, better written personal drama and lovable/loathable characters. (4 stars)

Kings- keeps poping on and off the network but this show is pretty good so I hope they decide to keep it (loosely based on the OT David/Saul drama) interesting writing and great acting! (4 stars)

Raising the Bar- 2nd season. I love this lawyer drama!! Good balance between courtroom action and personal drama (5 stars)

The Closer- still awesome!! (5 stars)

Hawthorne- if you missed this freshman hospital drama you sincerely missed out. Not nearly as soapy as Gray's (4 stars)

Leverage, Mental and Royal Pains- fresh ideas, funny, cute guys, what else do we need. (5 stars)

Dark Blue- excellent look at the undercover cops and their dark side. Good plots, sexy actors (5 stars)

The Bill Engvall show- hilarious family comedy! A must see! (At least 5 stars) :)

That's all I can think of although I may revise this later. Any to add?

Can't wait for the fall season to start although some of my favorite freshman from last season won't be back. (Knight Rider, 11th Hour,etc) I suppose I can't help it if America does not share my good taste in shows. Lol! What are you looking forward to next season?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thoughts from the dark

The power went off at work today. A small thing in the grand scheme of things but it stroked the muse and got the brain to firing. It occurred to me the odd powerlessness one feels during a power failure. You can do nothing...save wait...on the actions of a force bigger and more experienced than you, to restore light and activity to your world.

It also occurred to me how many times I experience this sensation when the darkness of night falls over the world. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE the dark. (Drives my sister crazy when she comes to visit.) I love to sit in the night talking on the phone, praying over my loved ones, just watching the stars etc but it is also, most often, when I battle the Deceiver. In the dark, it seems, he can sneak closest before I become aware; whispering his lies, tearing at the crown my Father gave me, reminding me how unworthy I am, how can never be pure enough to be worth loving, worth saving. He quickly builds up strongholds of insecurities, seducing me toward the technically true legalism that would isolate me as though he knows very soon will come the morning and his time is short. Despretly he claws at my sanity, trying to drag me into confusion, dispair and maddness. I begin to pray; short, tearful, angry, broken, gasps to Jesus. Pleading to hear the truth of His love once again, fiercly asking to use the power of His blood in this fight, needing Him to free me from the lies that I'm not treasured, knowing that his purity covers me... sooner or later I'm spent and the odd sensation I encountered today washes over me. Waiting... waiting...waiting... knowing help is coming, knowing my distress has been noted, trusting that the Light will soon be restored my heart, that someone bigger and more capable is working to illumine me. And suddenly the dawn breaks in my spirit, light washing over my soul in a restoring flood. The Dragon's scream echos as he skulks back to his hole, cursing me and my Father. "Next time...next time I'll catch you alone in the dark..."

"Never!!"I smile, and as I look up at Jesus, he chuckles, reminding me the Light of the World has never had an outage.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A look back...

Today is Father's Day and every where one turns there are tributes, celebrations, poems, songs and cards about what our fathers have meant to us. Personally, I have been reflecting on how my relationship with my dad has grown, changed, stretched and stood the test of time through out my life. Our relationship does not often come easy to us; oh not for a lack of love, but rather the normal discontinuity of two very different people. And yet as I reflect...in many ways we are not so very different after all. Here are some things I am so lucky to have learned from him.

1. Fierce Loyalty is a precious gift.
2. Never quit on your family (even when they drive you crazy)
3. Work hard and with integrity even when no seems to care (You will care one day.)
4. Build a talented team and together you can accomplish anything.
5. Play hard
6. A real man can have feelings and hug his kids (even when they're grown)
7. Music should always be present
8. Daddy's will always be proud and protective of their little girls
9. BBQ is an art form
10. As long as families stick together, everything will be okay eventually

There are, of course, many more things I have learned from him; I could never really list them all. And in as many ways as we are the same there are dozens more ways in which we are different. I will always drive him crazy with my stubbornness. His moods will always be a mystery to me. I will always love that he loves cats. He will always tease me about my dog. We will make each other laugh and fume, both be proud and disappointed at times. But there is one thing that has never changed since the day I was born; I will always be his little girl and he will always be my Daddy. I love you Dad. Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Little things...

In just a few short hours, I'm finlly going to be driving my own car again...with AC!!! It went out last summer and since then I have been living grateful for my paid-off car. :). However, last week I was able to finally have it fixed and I pick it up today. YEA!! God is so faithful to provide but he has showered me with so many little acts of kindness from others that I could almost cry again right now. Thank you to all the people who showed so much love to me in this situation.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Silliness

For the record, I love silliness. Games, toys, practical jokes, animated movies, things that bring our childlike appreciation of fun, things that remind me of more innocent days. Most of the time this leads people to think I'm crazy (only a little ;)) and results in my rarely finding friends to enjoy these simple pleasures with. Now please understand, my quirks are plentiful and diverse but, in general, are easier to pair certain members of my circles with. But not Silliness, oh no! And so she sits like a lonely child on the playground waiting for someone to befriend her. Even when Fantasy Fiction romps and plays with the others, still she sits awaiting appreciation. Please tell me I am not the only adult to love her. Share your silly loves and make our day!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

hiccups

Hiccups are evil and I have had the obnoxious, total-body-racking kind all day. I know you're laughing I can hear you from here but it truly isn't funny. For example imagine this phone call to your bank: "hell-hic-o, how (hic)can I help you?". You would seriously be asking yourself how many drinks I had at lunch? I'm not sure how I'm going to get through support group tonight. Yikes! When was the last time you had hiccups?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Welcome to the 21st century!

Well hello everyone! I will finally be joining the world of blogging. I know, I know, seriously late but better late than never. I will introduce myself when I have more time but for now just know that friendly comments/ tidbits of advice are appreciated. For now I have to run off to bible study but I hope to let you all get to know me better by weeks end. Adieu.