i learned about a great dude the other day in class.
he was appointed to be a military leader at the age of 22. yup. 22.
he took up responsibility when nobody else would.
he was fearless and put his life on the line on many occasions.
he wanted to go home to his wife, live a quiet life and become a farmer, but stepped up to the BIGGEST job ever.
he was "
dignified, conservitive,posessed incredible stamina, had impeccable integrity and was committed to the government"
but what i love most about this little guy? 2 stories.
1.before he stormed into battle with his men, a soldier stumbled into the countryside and heard a suspicious voice talking. he was sure it was the enemy, and was about to call for help... upon furter investigation, he saw this man humbly kneeling and speaking to God, praying for Divine Guidance to inspire and direct him before he was to lead an important battle that day.
2 ...while being sworn in to the Presidency, he suddenly stopped the ceremony and requested a Bible. he insisted on putting his hand on a Bible during the inauguration, so there was a real power involved. and Someone to make it official. he threw in an ernest, "So help me God" at the end of his swearing-in and that phrase has survived to this day. cool huh?
I completely believe there were some strings pulled up in heaven to get the right guys for the right jobs in desperate times for the Promised Land. because if it was Obama back then...you think he woulda done a good job? or how about..hmm. Clinton leading us to freedom? i think not. (he'd probly be gettin jiggy with the slave girls. just sayin.)
i have 8 a.m. summer school tomorrow.
and i'm up crafting..and blogging. whats wrong with me? i have domestic syndrome lately.
-i painted tonight and now my hands feel like they are covered in an icky film. which they are. so my advice? dont ever paint with oil based paints, unless youre picasso. another piece of advice? don't buy paint stuff unless youre good at painting. i'm a littttttttttle bit of a moron for going all 'bob ross' tonight
-i've been lonely latey in good ol glenwood. for the first time in my 3 years of college, i FINALLY feel like a college student...because all i do is go to class, study, homework, tests. summer semester is like 4473829x more intense than regular semesters..which makes me pissed...but its worth it i hope. i just don't have a life is all. but hey, i showered so thats a plus, right? no seriously, it really is a plus.
-also, today i feel like i may never get married.
okay okay, i know maybe someday i will... but probably not till i'm way older. maybe in like 6 or 7 years. my dear friend told me i needed to 'love myself' and then things will fall into place.
but i dont love myself all that much. it got me really thinking.... how do you love yourself? become friends with yourself and talk to you when youre alone?....love the stretchmarks on my chubby theighs? compliment myself on my impeccable taste in reality television series i get addicted to? think to myself that it is so adorable and ENDEARING i cry all the time? count my freckles and shout 'wooh hoo' when i get to 100? :(
lots of people in my life have told me how much i quit things, how i'm too emotional, how i'm too hard to handle, how i'm mean...etc. its fine most times and i spit out some witty comment about it, but then lonely nights like these make me sincerely wonder if i can trust someone again when they say, 'i'll never do this..i'll never do that..i'll always love you and be good to you. blahbadeeblahbadeecrap'. AND.. i wonder everyday if someone can unconditionally love me. does that even exist? unconditional love? to me, unconditional love seems like....i dunno..stephen hawking running a marathon or something?
ok, so maybe someone will fall in 'love' with my sassiness and my womanly curves :/ but then? i wonder if that someone will not just 'love' me, but also be nice to me, and...KEEP being nice to me, once they find out everything about me...all my quirks and flaws and weaknesses and fears. and thats a tough task. so will someone find me and love all of me? i seriously dunno. will i grow old with someone? for some people- it happens. for me? we'll see.
but, osama bin laden is dead so i figure anything could happen.
me: ew corbin, you stink.
corbin: no i dont.
me: yes you do, you smell like a boy. go shower.
corbin: well i am a boy.
me: smell your armpit and then go take a shower
corbin: *takes a big wiff of little boy b.o.*
corbin: ....ahhhh. i prefer that smell over deoderant.
as we were watching animal cops: "God put animals on this earth to be treated NICELY! look, that dog cant stop pooping cuz its dehydrated. thats what happens when youre dehydrated. you just can't stop."
---- corb: guess what i want for christmas? me: what? corb: CASH!
while in the hot tob...: "want to know how a pig eats?" *shoves his face in the water and starts chomping at the hot tub water*
after i went inside, he shouted through the window: "you're lucky you went in!!! I just farted."
---- corb: hey alex, would you rather kiss the ugliest person in the world, or swim with a shark that bites your side? alex: kiss the ugliest person in the world corb: yeah, me too.
out of nowhere while we were watching a movie, i get this gem from him: "umm, nicole, are you on a diet? dont take this the wrong way.. but... are you?"
----- "um, this is kind of girly of me, but i really like decronating things. like, i like rearranging my room and stuff. and girls do a lot of decronating, but i like it. its fun." ----
at first dam, he disappeared out of sight for a moment: "hey guess what i just did? i peed. its what boys do."
---- me: corbin, go shower, now! VAMANOS! corb: ....Obamanos!!
finals. and studying.
more DIY's to come...WITH TUTORIALS :D
and today i went horseback riding (at SEVEN a.m.) and it was SO SO fun... minus christy and josh got bucked off and all of our butts feel like they are going to fall off. thank heavens badger the horse was good to me :/
happy summer. but not for me, summer school on monday. frick.