Archive for November, 2003

November 30, 2003

Wow, 2:11 a.m. and I’m still awake. Haven’t been up this late for a long time. Today marks my last day of Thanksgiving break, so I suppose that I’m trying to stretch it out as much as possible.

Had an unusually busy Saturday. Am still sifting through the day’s events.


November 28, 2003

What’s That Smell?

Earlier tonight, I unwittingly melted a plastic tray in the oven. Upon opening the oven door and discovering icicles of plastic dripping from the racks, my jaw dropped to the floor and all I could say was, omigosh omigosh over and over again.

So yeah, it was an eventful Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2003


November 21, 2003

What God can do with us through hardship, through limitation, even through seeming failure, is a testimony to his grace and his authority, his sovereignty and his care. I am reminded of the words of Bishop Phillips Brooks, “Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle.”

What is in the time you hold before you this very moment? Do you see limits and fear? Or do you see as Paul saw, delightful limitations and glorious impossibilities made approachable by the God who is near? In our gazing at the One who has given us this moment, even in our weakness, He can accomplish much. God has given you this day. He will give you what you need to walk in it mightily with Him.

November 20, 2003

Pondering something that someone asked me just recently…what did I like to do when I was in fourth grade? Fun question, but I can’t remember for the life of me what I was like. Can’t seem to conjure up any images of my nine-year-old self. Hmmm…I guess I’ll have to dig up an old diary or something when I’m back at my parents’ house in LA.

Speaking of which, I’m trekking home tomorrow to LA for an extended Thanksgiving break. Looking very forward to seeing everyone!

November 19, 2003

Hmmm…article about the (possible) dangers of Nalgene bottles. Read for yourself:

On a side note, some days I feel like a genius. Other days, not so much. But today, yes.

November 18, 2003

Home Sick

It’s my second day in a row being home sick and I just…can’t…stand it anymore! It’s days like this, when I’m sick and ensconced in my room, when I realize that it’s hard for me to “rest.” To just lay in bed, wait to get better and build up my body’s reserves. Esp. when I have a long laundry list of things to get done by X date, and when a beautiful, cloudless day is beckoning me.

Oh wait a minute here, looks like my supply of tissue is about to be exhausted…so I do have to go out! I could probably use some more mochi ice cream, too. Here I go.

November 17, 2003

Great NY Times article on Seville by Sandra Cisneros:

To Seville With Love

Saw a captivating film tonight: Whale Rider

November 16, 2003

To all my cohorts in LA:

Anyone know of any free Wi-Fi cafes in LA or OC?

November 16, 2003

Making Curry

Last night, I had dinner with some friends. I made green curry from scratch for the first time. In the course of the evening, it turned into the greenest curry I’ve ever seen in my life. The greenest curry that ever lived. In the end it turned out well. A good, interesting first experience. I’m still laughing about it now as I type, actually. [Wide grin.]

After dinner was a rousing game of Cranium. My first time playing–it was so fun! I love this game. I found out that I can’t hum a tune to save my life.

All in all, a great time. 🙂