12.20.01 >2157

I am quietly in awe of Time. He's passed by much too fast for me to believe that the last month of this year will soon come to a close. Five more days 'til Christmas. Eleven more days until January 1, 2002. Are we ready to start afresh after going through a year wrought with so much bloodshed? I would like to believe so. Where there is despair, hope always follows.


12.19.01 >2051

The rain thundered against the ground and tapped on our windows about an hour ago, but now all is quiet. I love this kind of weather, and I love thunderstorms even more, but I was content with the showers of tonight.

And I think I've had my nose buried in Lord of the Rings for too long, because now my speech seems to have changed to mirror that in the books.

12.18.01 >2230

Chava (pronounced HAH-vuh) - one of my roomies - was singing a song by Joan Baez an hour or so ago called "Diamonds and Rust." In between snatches of lyrics and melody, we talked a bit about the music artist, who seemed to have been in love with Bob Dylan. Something Chava said in the middle of the conversation caught my interest : "She was so happy with her career and her life at that point, that she said she would've been content to die right then."

Die young, make a pretty corpse?

Funny, that thought's never occurred to me 'til now. Not that this post is meant to encourage someone to commit suicide or anything! Then again ... I s'pose it's also a matter of how you define your own happiness and your pursuit of it. So to counter that last bit of "sage" advice, I offer you this :

Live long and prosper.


Sorry for being away so long ... well, three and a half days aren't exactly long, but you know what I mean. Finals have been driving me a little crazy, but now they're done with and I can rest.

I first heard of "intelligent design" while reading The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Earlier today I stumbled across this article about how this new science movement is making waves (sorta) in college campuses and scientific circles across the country. Very interesting - I think I'll withold comments for now, until my brain's completely in gear again.

12.14.01 >0812

This week's Friday Five :

1. What did you want to be when you grew up? A computer engineer, believe it or not - until I realized that the only reason I ever used my computer was to write, write, write!

2. Do you have any nicknames? Sarah Girl or Two-Showers. Er, the second one I really hate.

3. If you could change something about yourself what would it be? My hair - it's too dratted thick to do much with it.

4. Have you ever bought anything from an infomercial? Nope! Funny that you should mention infomercials now - there's this store at a mall in Daly City that sells infomercial stuff. The name of the store? "As Seen On TV!"

5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? My sister Miriam is plannin' to hang out with me tonight and tomorrow. (YAY!) Not sure what my plans are for Sunday - I might go home the night before to make it for church, but I might not. Got some stuff to do for finals next week.

12.13.01 >2100

Another silly test. Lemme know when you get sick of 'em.

Strawberry: 30/100 Pear: 20/100 Banana: 60/100 Tomato: 30/100 Lemon: 10/100

Take the What Fruit Are You? test by webkin and aaronr!


One more class tonight, and then I'm through. Two finals next week, and then I'm home free for Winter Break. Woohooo!

I think I've been doin' more reading lately than I have been writing anything for myself, which ain't balanced at all. It ain't writer's block, exactly - I just think all the reviewing for finals is clogging what little space that's left in my brain. Ack.


Take the What Cat Are You? test by webkin!

12.12.01 >1855

"The Pew Research Center has released another poll about the news media and the public. The news isn't good. About half of you believe we get in the way of society solving its problems, think we cover up our mistakes, doubt whether we are 'moral' and perceive journalists as uncaring about people. I wish I could say that you're wrong, because these are not healthy numbers for a self-governing nation. But there have been moments when I would side with the critics when asked all these questions ..."