Sunday, November 30, 2008

I win!

Wow I have been MIA for awhile, but in action I have been. Break (or what I had of one) flew by way too fast. It was filled with practice, coughing my lungs out, driving back and forth, and some lovely Holiday fun. Thanksgiving at Browns was joyous as always. I love food, playing with my babies, football, my family, and the fact that Christmas season has officially begun...even though I began celebrating a few weeks ago. And today I woke up to the sight of a beautiful first snow, minus the fact it made getting anywhere a hassle. We had 9 am practice this morning which ruined anyway of going to church. This bummed me out because I once again missed out on seeing Lauren, minus the fact that practice made my chest burn and I was a bit dizzy. After practice we went to a service/tree dedication in the quad for one of the men's basketball players who was killed this summer in a rafting accident. I didn't know him but we went as a team it was a nice service. Walking across campus it felt like we were in Narnia, magical. Then we went out for lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was delicious and a lot of fun minus the fact that the Packers game was on and they lost. Hung out at a teammates house then headed to Shirk to watch the boys play. And here's the exciting part of my day, I won 200 dollars. They Student-Athlete committee decided to have halftime contests at the games this year. Every student at the game is entered then names are drawn. You have 20 seconds to make a layup, free throw, and 3-pointer and if you make them all you get 200$ to the bookstore and take a half-court shot for 500$. You shoot a mens ball at the mens game and womens at ours. I made all my shots with time to spare and barely missed my halfcourter, 200 dollars should cover about half my books for next semester and I got a 10$ gift certificate to a campus restaurant, awesome. The rest of the day has been spent in the room worn out. I wrote a paper, watched the Jets lose, and then watched a Christmas Story and Elf. My head hurts from coughing I need to lay down.

Carrie Out

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sore Throat

I don't feel The weekend was alot of fun. We won both of our games, got to eat some good food, and just hang out. I was apparently the weekend entertainment, what can you do:) We got back around 10:00 last night but I didn't write because we had a house party. The boys basketball team came over and well it was crazy. I enjoy watching drunk people, they can down the alcohol. I on the other hand had one glass of champaign for our toast and that was it, still it was fun. Got back around 2ish and went to bed. Got up this morning with a sore throat and headed to church. Stacie came and picked me up this time our friends Travis and Ray went with us. Service was good, I wish practice didn't conflict with it all the time. We talked to Pete for a bit after service his birthday was yesterday and he was telling us all about it. I have never seen a man so proud of new shoes. We left and decided we were gonna go out for some warm drinks. Much to our dismay Fusion Brew was closed. We opted for Coffee Hound. Not as good in my opinion, far fewer choices, too much coffee. I settled for some hot chocolate, it was decent, but the company made it worth it. My throat was killing me when I got back so I downed some warm mint tea and watched the Jets own the Titans. It was good stuff. Then off to work. I reviewed Chemistry, drank apple cinnamon tea and caught some more football. I am real nervous about this next test on Tuesday. After work I felt even more like crap I hadn't eaten all day so I made myself eat a bowl of soup. I wanted to do my laundry but the machines have been full all afternoon. Now it is 7 and I am going to bed: 1 because I don't feel good 2 because I have 6am and 4pm practice tomorrow on top of a full day of classes.

Carrie Out

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Opening Weekend

Can I just tell you how much I wish I was going on Thanksgiving break tomorrow like all my friends at ISU? I am just ready to be done with this semester. I didn't have chem today so I may have slept until noon. Okay I did sleep until noon. Got up and grabbed lunch then hit up class. I got a card from aunt Lynn today, it was much appreciated! Mail makes my day. We workshopped stories today in creative writing and just kind of messed around. Philosophy was had today and was boring. I think I spent it drawing in my notebook. Off to practice. We don't do much on the day before games. We leave tomorrow for our opening tournament somewhere by St. Louis. I will never touch the floor but I hope it will be fun. We even got out of practice early today, no objection here. Went to dinner at the cafeteria, vegetarian lasagna, delicious. Showered then packed my gear for the weekend. Went to the Campus House around 8 for prayer time. We are way short on finances so we doing a Holiday donation fundraiser of sorts in an attempt to help. Kelsey C. and I were craving some Fusion Brew when we were done so that is just where we headed. It was tasty. Came back and had worship and fellowship with the guys before our small group. It was more of a get things off your chest night but still good. Now I need to get ready for bed and the weekend that awaits.


I had planned on going to bed earlyish last night...then Ashley called. We get a bit out of hand and a quick phonce call results in a a long conversation over an hour. Oh well it was a needed catch up. BJHS wasn't bad today I helped my girl come up with a topic for a persuasive paper. It was on some "Twilight" book series never read it apparently it's pretty big. Education class was all discussion not too bad. I had a bad and frustrating few hours in the afternoon. My chemistry lab was not hard today the report sheet was. I could not understand it. I got back my chemistry quiz I failed again. I don't know what to do I studied for a week, I did flashcards, I thought I knew the information. It really really frustrates me when I try all I can and still am sub par. I am now pulling a D in that class. I have hardly ever gotten B's and would be more than happy with a C, but a D, I don't even know how to deal with that. I was on edge and just left lab early deciding to finish my report sheet later. I just needed out of that enviroment. I went to practice angry and not wanting to be there. My teammates made me laugh and the exercise made me feel so much better. I left practice actually being glad I went. Hurried through a shower and dinner then headed to the Campus House. It was James 5 night (in reference to the verse). All of the girls went to Ben and Jo Miller's house and talked life. It was interesting. Meredith, Kelsey C., and I actually ended up staying for 2 hours after everyone else left just talking and laughing with Jo. I didn't even know it but I definately needed that, it was very refreshing. It is now almost one and I just got in but I am feeling better so that's all that matters. I don't have class till 1 tomorrow any ways.

Carrie Out

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Free Evening

Ahh I am in the midst of enjoying an evening of no where to go and no one to meet. It's peaceful. My Chemisty quiz went okay today, at least I think it did. I knew it all, then the paper was put in front of my face and my mind blanked. I did recieve a gift today though, no class on Thursday! Had about an hour until work I spent it finishing it up my creative writing essay. Had some cheese potato soup from home for lunch, warming Works flavor of the day was watching Brett Favre clips on NFL network. He's just so awesome. Creative writing was suprisingly boring today. We just discussed and were shown how to incoporate research into creative non-fiction. I got a pleasant suprise afterwards, NO Philosophy!!! Yeah for not wasting 75 more minutes of my life. My body was exhausted so I gladly rested up until practice watching a little Spongebob. Practice was weird today. It was just very low gear and slow, it seemed like it took forever. It was hard to do too much though. We have to practice on the rec courts this week because we are hosting volleyball nationals. It is loud and there are people on and off of the rec courts, it's hard to focus. We went to dinner at the caf. Beef brisket and french onion soup, not to shabby. The rest of the night has been spent on doing homework and just relaxing, I like it.

Carrie Out

Neverending Practice

Wow should be sleeping right now. Honestly my sleep habits have got out of hand lately, bad choices. Woke to go to the ol BJHS. We worked on some math, a little science, and a reading worksheet. I shadowed in reading class. I think shadowing is soooo boring, shh it's secret. Gave our presentation in Education class today, it took the whole block. I don't think we did bad and everyone got their stuff done so that was relieving. Had 2 hours before practice. I read a 30 page article and answered 10 questions about it for philosophy. Five pages later and it was done. I was tired so I squeaked in a nap then headed to the gym. Practice was supposed to be at 5, it got moved up to 4:45. It was supposed to end at seven it ended at 7:30. We thought we were done. We thought wrong. We then had a 30 minute "core" circuit with the trainer. This means medicine balls, exercise balls, and all sorts of movements that make your abs burn. I had just enough time to eat and shower before Encounter. Service was really good today. It kept my full attention and I was even tired. The sermon was especially good tonight it was on loving God. Hung out talked to some people then walked back with my new walking crew, the kids in the band, Pete, Kelsey C. and a few others. I like talking to them. Didn't lounge around the campus house I left right away. Had to get some gas my light has been all day just didn't have the time. Now I have been working on my 5 page creative writing essay which is due tomorrow...good choices. Chem quiz tomorrow, wish me luck, hopefully the flash cards help!

Carrie Out

Sunday, November 16, 2008


So I took the weekend bad. Lets pick up where we left off.

Friday: Morning practice was killer. It wouldn't have been bad on a normal day but on a less then 12 hour turnaround following a marathon practice on Thursday, wow. Our legs were dead and our minds were tired. I think I pulled in like 3 hours of sleep, not good. Worked all the day long and actually got some homework done. I even made flash cards to study for my next chem test. Now that's something I've never done, maybe I can pass this time. All free time between work was spent napping and running errands. Went to one of my teammates house to hangout and have some pizza. They were babysitting the trainers dog, it is a questionable decision to leave your pet with us. I don't think it will be the same dog when they get it back. Then we all headed downtown to the hockey game. We went to support our teammate who sold tickets to fund raise for the global medical brigade. We had fun hanging out and my first ever hockey game, not bad, borderline entertaining, but I didn't see a fight. Next I headed to the campus house my small group was having a sleepover. It was out of control we played dumb games and laughed ridiculously most of the time. After much fun I checked out at 3:30 am.

Saturday: I slept for well 5 hours, another poor sleeping decision. We had been given a great gift a whole weekend off from basketball practice. I got up and headed to Grandma's. First we went to Morton I hadn't seen Sam and Clay for too long visitation was necessary. We had fun running around and playing, I don't think he could be any cuter. Lynn and Richard came over too, it was great to see them. Rich kept pestering me, suprise suprise. Overall it was a nice visit, good choice Carrie. After lunching at Taco Bell, yum, it was back to Grandma's. I put up her Christmas tree. I know I know you're thinking it's way early but it is the only weekend I will have free for forever. It was now or never and I had already declared it Christmas time so it worked for me. I got it all put up and decorated. Grandma told me it was one of the prettiest ones she's ever had, I called myself the Christmas Elf she said I was the Christmas Angel. Hahahah, Grandma's sucking up. I had fun decorating though and it did look nice. The rest of the afternoon was spent hanging out, doing my laundry, and actually writing a paper, relieving. When I got ready to leave my car wouldn't start. Apparently I left my interior lights on, dead battery. We called Ron and Kip to come help neither were home. Considering they are the only men I know in Tremont I was almost stuck, until Ron got home shortly thereafter and came and fixed it right up. Thanks Ron! Uncle Kip is old and frail he wouldv'e been a tough choice anyways:) Went home then to Peoria with the parents to do a little shopping. I am looking for new Puma's my shoes are old and torn up. My trip was unsuccessful.

Sunday: Got up and headed to church, it was good to be home. I like the church here its just not home. Service was good and Chris's sermon actually was decent. It was nice to see some people and catch up. I went to Sunday School, Toby was teaching, I miss that man, he cracks me up. Watched some football (The Packers finally played well and against the Bears, double victory), played with the dog, and then headed back to school to work. I spent my time studying my flash cards, I think I got them under control. After work I put away laundry and cleaned up my room, that hasn't happend in a while. I had to go pick up Ryan Hopp and bring him to school to work on our group presentation for education class. He drives me crazy, still doesn't have his part done and it's been assigned for 2 months. He lives off campus had left his car at school and somehow got home last night although he doesn't know how. Boys. After our meeting I went to Dick's to see Kelsey. It was some kind of employee discount day so she wanted me to come in and see if I wanted anything and she could get it cheap for me. I didn't find anything but I did get to see Amber, so that was good. I hit up T.J. Max on the way home to check for Pumas, none in my size. The rest of the night was spent on dinner, homework, and Brothers & Sisters. I am going to bed now to try and get some adequate rest.

Carrie Out

Thursday, November 13, 2008


5:15 it comes early, good choice Carrie. I have practice early in the am so I'll try to be quick. Chemistry was chemistry confusing and boring. I was tired so apparently fell asleep for the entire hour and half break between classes. Ate lunch and was gravely disappointed. It was supposed to be nacho bar according to the menu. I LOVE nacho bar...let down. My choices were pasta, pasta, and more pasta. I settled for a grilled cheese. Creative writing was enjoyable as always, Philosophy was dumb. Hurried off to practice for 2 and 1/2 hours of fun. It was crazy. We scrimmage some guys today and Coach Cusac. He has itty bitty bird legs but is insanely quick. Practice was definately tiring. We sprinted to the cafeteria to eat Thanksgiving feast before it closed. It was very tasty turkey and all the fixings. I even ate some sweet potato pie not bad. We sat around enjoying our food and laughing real hard. Headed to the library to do some homework for education class then finally hit the shower. Loaded up and went to the Campus House for Thursday night worship and small group. I was tired when I got there but the atmosphere just gets me all jacked up. It was fun and apparently we are having a sleep over tomorrow, exciting!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas I'm Excited

I am currently at work. I have spent my two hours on the clock watching old Disney Christmas cartoons via Youtube. It is pretty much amazing, all my favorites. Tonight it was Donalds Snow fight and the whole Disney's Christmas Gift Special. I have this odd issue, the right side of my jaw and teeth ache. Like I got hit in the face...only I didn't. It throbs at night and is hard to sleep with. Went to BJ this morning we studied history terms, now that interests me. Then I worked an hour before heading to lunch. Chicken strips and corn on the cob yummers. Education class was entertaining today, we did this demonstration where some of us were blindfolded and given a piece of paper. We had to try and make what our partner was telling us too but we couldn't see or ask questions. I must say I make an awesome blinded paper fan. Off to lab we synthesized asprin, no idea what that means but hey I did it. Worked on my education powerpoint right up until I had to come to Shirk. No practice tonight just weight form with the trainer then game film. Coach baked us peanut butter brownies, yeah snacks. Mom called and tried to talk me into switching the day we had Christmas. Nu uh No Way Never Gonna Happen. I am very set in my Christmas ways. Went to Justin's for dinner again he said if Mom was going to change Christmas then she would need to contact the calendar people. Roast and the fixings, love it it was good. We watched Get Smart tonight very funny. Then I came here, now I must go pick up weights.

Carrie Out

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas has Begun:)

11:45 and all is well. I had plans of getting in earlier than Woke up to dreary rain and blustery cold, makes for a pleasant walk to my favorite class in the world. This just in I hate Chemistry. It wasn't too painful today at least just notes and naming alkenes, I'll so use that in the real world. Had an hour before work, spent it watching some TV and reading. At work today I watched Richard Scarry's Busytown on youtube. I loved that show as a kid, still enjoy it. I also watched Disney's original Once Upon a Christmas special. I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I have already declared it Christmas season for myself, so excited. Off to creative writing, we got in a big debate today over the genre of creative non-fiction and what should and shouldn't be labeled that way. Kept my attention for the most part. Philosophy is all about evil in the world lately, it's not too bad. We read Job today, finally a story I know. Sprinted off to practice, it was a long one today, 2 1/2 hours of joy. Actually I improved so that was nice I got down our press rotation which I had been struggling with. I look a lot better live than in breakdowns because there is more movement and places where I can make up for what I don't know. After practice I went to Justins for dinner, steak and hashbrowns, that's some nice food right there. I was tired so I chilled on the floor for a long time, then we decided to go to Walmart so he could get groceries for the week...and cookiedough. I baked some cookies and then we watched "Kung Fu Panda" it was funny and we all know I enjoy cartoons.

Carrie Out

Monday, November 10, 2008


Ahh Mondays, I have felt completely unmotivated and unable to start anything today. Got up and went to BJ. I was getting irratated with one of my girls she is never truthful about what work she has to do. I don't know how to help her when she won't even tell me what homework she has. Anyways I didn't have to shadow today because it was their semester party or something. It was much appreciated. This left me with a solid 2 hours of free time until my next class. I negelected to do nothing besides lay on my bed huddled up in the nest I had built. My room is a bit frigid the heat is on, I believe but it is all but trickling out. This leads me to spend most of my time under three blankets in sweats to stay warm. Grabbed a quick lunch of grilled cheese then off to class. We discussed sexual tolerance, at least it wasn't boring. Seeing as that was my only class of the day unmotivated me bummed around the room until practice. I couldn't get going there either, which was frustrating. Coach always divides our teams up into starters, sophmores, and first years and then doesn't understand why the same team always wins. Duh! Left practice 45 minutes early because I had to go to a school board meeting in Le Roy for education class. My friend Ryan H. drove, it was an adventure seeing as we didn't know exactly where we were going nor were the printed off directions we had correct. But we made it. The meeting was at 7 we ended up leaving at 9 and it was barely halfway through. Remind me to never run for school board. I was starving when we got back and didn't have my license so I swang through my room before heading to Encounter. I got about halfway there then thought I didn't want to go I was already 45 minutes late. I went anyways got there just in time to hear Pete preach, I love his sermons. It was on being intentional, good stuff. Hung out with the kids afterwards shooting the breeze and being cool. On the way back Ben (the other minister), Pete, Justin and I decided to throw a tennis ball into that big white tent looking thing by the Bone to see if it would come out one of the drains. Our experiment failed but we found another tennis ball in one, apparently we were not the first to try this. Chilled at the Campus house a bit more then called it a night, I should do the same here.

Carrie Out

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Feeling Kinda Sunday

Got up to go to church at Jacob's Well this morning. I was running ahead of schedule so I was taking my sweet time, only I took too much and was then running behind. I hurried out the door to pick up my friend Stacie from ISU to go with me. We made it and it was only a little after 10:30 service hadn't even started, perfect timing. Service today was all about te International Sunday of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, it was interesting. Dropped Stacie back off then hit up the caf for Sunday brunch, yeah french toast. Had a few hours to spare before work, I watched football. I found joy in watching how bad Rex Grossman is. I did not find joy in watching how bad Aaron Rodgers has been playing. Good thing we have a a good defense and decent special teams or we would never be in a game. I am upset with a loss to the Vikes but to make myself feel better will blame it on Rodgers. Favre's Jet's made a killing on the terrible Rams, but hey they beat the Cowboys. Work was work. I listened to Dan Patrick and read for class. I did help a man set up a Wallyball court, first time now I am a more complete employee. Headed home after work. Had some yummy homecooked food, then went to youth group. I miss my church people, we had fun playing some games and hanging out. Makes me ready for a break from school. Stopped by Grandma and Grandpa's on the way home to pick up some stuff. Watched Brother's & Sister's with Mom, always dramalicious then headed back. Now I need to read.

Carrie Out

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Night Off

I didn't get up till 12 today, probably because I didn't go to bed till 3:30. Still it was glorious. Got up with enough time to grab lunch. It was buffalo chicken sandwich day, which I love. Wasn't very hungry though I was upset, I managed to eat half though. Came back to the room and watched the Illini's terrible display of football then headed to the gym. We scrimmaged Monmouth today. Everytime I see us play live I am less impressed, it's just kind of sloppy and all over the place. After the game I went to Monicals with the parents. Monical's is tasty. Coach Wilson called, our girls won a game which is apparently suprising, but then they lost, not so suprising. Spent some time in the library researching an education project on the achivement gap. It's interesting enough, now if only I could find the video clip I want to go with it. The rest of the night has been spent relaxing in front of the tv, nice. Watched a little Celebrity Rehab, it's a newfound interest. I also watched Lethal Weapon 4, I love the Lethal Weapon series. I have done nothing at all all night and I don't feel bad about it. I run crazy busy all week long it's nice to have some unscheduled time.

Work I do it

My mouse annoys me, it is very uncooperative, it may have to go soon. Didn't sleep well again last night, seems to be the weeks trend. Woke up tired but went to work anyways. I watched ER and played a computer game, rough I know but I'd rather been sleeping. I got back to my room and fell asleep for about an hour and a half. It was one of those naps where you have absolutely no memory of when you fell asleep and what time it was, nice. Made some Easy Mac grabbed a yogurt and went back to work. Listened to Dan Patrick and read the USA today. Spent my next break watching Rob & Big, then back to work. This time it was Full House and MSN, good stuff. Just for information my job is to check students in and out of Shirk and issue equipment. I do do this, it's just quick interactions so I have lots fo free time. The last shift of the day ran straight to practice. We got our gear in today. I now own Wesleyan sweats and a t-shirt, something that doesn't say Lincoln College on it. Practice was I don't even know today. It was pre-game but it was weak and confusing on everyones part. Got out and went to dinner, chicken fajita's and cheesecake, excellent work cafeteria. Showered then met Kelsey C. and Justin at the ISU/U of I swim meet to watch a friend from small group. It was entertaining. Mom called so I went with her to Walmart I was fresh out of most things I survive on, it was necessary. Came back and made more guacamole, had to use up the rest of my veggies before they spoiled. Spent the rest of the night watching the Ron Clark Story. Good movie, awesome teacher, and Matthew Perry, I love Matthew Perry. Time for bed maybe I'll actually sleep tonight.

Carrie Out

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Cookie Dough

I couldn't sleep last night, which was crazy cause I was tired. I was dragging this morning but I made it to class none the less. I got back my test from Tuesday, I failed, literally. I just can't seem to get grasp in that class, I hate it. Although the test was bad I am still clinging onto my C, so that's decent. I slept till lunch I was worn out. Woke up grabbed a quick lunch then printed off my story before heading to creative writing. We read creative narratives today they were interesting. Grabbed a Gatorade before my next class I was parched all the day long. Philosophy was boring but I survived. Ran to practice and got there right at the beginning. It was a long one today, our bodies were a little worn going in. Everyone's legs were dead. I was sweating like no other for some reason, I swear I lost like 60 pounds of water....well maybe not. Right after practice I grabbed some dinner to go at the Dugout and took a quick shower. Kelsey Coker and I had made plans on Monday to hang out before Bible study. I picked her up and we went to her boyfriend Justin's apartment. We baked a cookie cake for another girl in our groups birthday, it turned out good. Plus we ate a lot of cookie dough and watched the Office, excellent. Headed to Bible study of which I have a fore mentioned that I love. We did the 10 commandments tonight, good stuff. We had fun just hanging out and laughing. For some reason I came back and watched Ron Clark story clips on Youtube. I love that movie, maybe a weekend renter.

Carrie Out

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Long Day

I'm a bit tired, too bad I'm at work and can't sleep. I woke up before my alarm this morning been doing that this week, not to fond of it. Went to BJ worked on a paper outline, my student kinda frustrates me. She will not do her homework and needs constant attention to keep on task, kinda annoying. Worked which translates into listening to yesterdays Dan Patrick show. Lunch was eaten on a sprint before I went to Education class. We just listened to a presentation today on charter schools it was an interesting topic for the first 30 minutes after that my attention span didn't care. Chem lab was something I could do today. We built all kinds of molecules using kits, it was like intense legos. We got out early which was greatly beneficial to me, I was tired and could use a pre-practice nap. Practice was at five, it was constant motion, tiring, but not bad. I caught an elbow in the right arm that made my hand go numb. Got a little lump and a bruise good times. Ate dinner at the Dugout with Holly, then had enough time to shower and do a little homework before heading back to work. I got paid to play yahoo games, talk to Nikkie, and listent to Dan Patrick, still it has been a long day. Now I need to go pick up weights cause I know the girl I work with isn't going to do anything.

Carrie Out

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day

Wow that chem test this morning, it was a doozy. I don't think I fared too well, there were things on there I swear we never learned. Did some homework and grabbed a quick lunch with the team before I headed to work. I spent my work listening to the Dan Patrick show on my IPOD. I have become addicted to that program it's sports and funny, my favorites. Creative writing was workshopping and brainstorming for our next piece. Philosophy was spent doing reading questions in class. I kind of liked that, especially since it equaled me not having homework. Today was our day off from basketball. I love and my body loves days off. After class I headed home to vote. Can I tell you how much I love fall in the country. Even being so close to the country you don't get it here in Bloomington. I love the tractors and cornfields, the haze of the harvest, that smell that is just distinct of autumn. I cast my ballot then went to Lys house. She and Ryker were outside when I drove by so I stopped in. Ryker and I played making leaf angels and having leaf fights, ahh fall. Stopped by home talked to Mom and Brent and played with the dog. Then I met Kelsey and we went to Atlanta to see the Finchums and have dinner. I haven't seen them since probably August, it was a long overdue visit. Dinner was sooo much better than cafeteria and the girls were cracking me up. They get real wound up when I haven't visited in awhile. We even got the joys of helping Jay carry in a stove and dishwasher. My huge muscles were a big help. It was great to see them and a nice evening. So Obama is President. I know a lot of people around here love to hate him, but I honestly don't think he will do a bad job. No I don't agree with everything he says and does but sometimes I don't think that really matters. There will never be anyone in office I completely agree with, that doesn't mean that they can't make a difference. I also think this election is obviously very important in race relations. I am proud to be part of an election that made history, that can make a change and I hope it opens the eyes of those who aren't so accepting across the country.

Carrie Out

Monday, November 03, 2008

Jovial, I like it

I've been rather jovial today, not sure why, but it's been enjoyable. Woke up for some chemistry review with Mr. Troll, had a whole hour full today. I understand it mostly as of right now, lets hope that I understand it just as much tomorrow morning. Watched a little Cash Cab before class. Seriously I would own at that show, I know all the answers. It's a gift. Worked at BJ this morning did some English, good stuff. Shadowed science class and help correct tests with the students, fun fun. For lunch I enjoyed double grilled cheese:) Here is my lunch time conversation: Holly-I could see you being Amish, Me-What?, Holly-I don't know you just kind of look like it...the rest of the team busting in laughter. It was random and a bit odd but allowed me a good platform for jokes all day. Class was decent we just discussed a book I didn't read, the teacher could never tell though, I throw out answers like I have. Did some homework and relaxed before hitting up practice. We were still on the Amish thing so I ask Coach "Do I look Amish?".......long pause, "No?" Wow really Coach did you just consider that, what is going on. Everyone got a good laugh out of that. Practice wasn't too bad constant motion but I was just enjoying things today. Ate dinner at the Dugout with the team, I have become addicted to their wraps. Then I went to Encounter, seriously I love that place. I missed last week I felt like I hadn't been in like a month. Service was excellent and the sermon was very good on faith. I did get soaked though, faith demonstration about being in the dark, long story. Helped clean up because I just happend to be talking to Kelsey and Justin who were taking down band equipment. It was fun though, I walked back with them and the staff. Talked to Pete for awhile it was entertaining, then called it a night. Now I should invest in sleep for the big Chem test tomorrow.

Carrie Out

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Reward Practice

I'm a bit tired right now, not real sure why. I stayed up until 2 last night just to make sure my clock automatically switched. I told you I have been real anxious/worried about time lately, maybe because I have so little. Still I was not late to anything today, beautiful. Got up for practice this is the second week in a row I haven't been to church, I don't like it. Since practice was earlier no one got to go to church so Coach made us do a good deed to apparently make up for it. We folded huge bins of towels for our equipment manager so he could spend more time with his family today. It wasn't bad, we made it fun. Practice turned into reward day for hard work. We only were there for an hour, we scrimmaged and played a shooting game, it was nice. Went to brunch with Stacey then came back and watched football. How bout those Lions? That game was intense, I am upset the Bears pulled it out. Jet's pulled off the upset and the Pack almost did, now those games I would have loved to watch. I downloaded some podcasts onto my ipod. Spent work listening to Dan Patricks show, hilarious. Talked to Ryan for a bit on the computer, he's homesick but doesn't get t oleave till December 13th. Made me sad I feel bad for him. I am working on sending him some stuff to make him smile. After work met with some of my teamates and went to dinner at Avanti's. Food was yum, and it was fun. We hit up the DQ afterwards and watched a little Disney channel there. I miss Disney channel. Had a meeting for education class, talked to Chelsea, then watched Brothers & Sisters, good stuff. My bed is needing a pal.

Carrie Out


Time changes mess me up. I have a feeling I am going to be late to something tomorrow, I just haven't decided what yet. Today was pretty lax and honestly I enjoyed it. My only comittment of the day came this morning via basketball practice. It wasn't too bad, I finally remembered a couple of the plays and rotations so that was encouraging. We had recruits in today so we all went to lunch together. They were nice girls and we all had fun hanging out. Came back and showered then started watching the Notre Dame game, apparently I fell asleep. Not that it mattered that dang game took forever. 4 OT's that's ridiculous, not that I watched them all I caught the first half and the last OT. Watched some Black Sheep for sheer enjoyment, that's funny stuff. Then I went over to Justin and Kaho's for awhile. Brent and Brady were there too we just chilled out, watch Illinois win and the boys played playstation. They all went to the hockey game in town. I am poor I opted out, I have to buy a ticket to a game for next week, that's enough hockey for me. I instead decided I really wanted some guacamole. Went to Walmart bought the goods and got it done. I have discovered this strange desire for avacado ever since Casie made us guacomole last year, it's yummy stuff. The rest of the night has been widdled away doing a bit of homework and catching up on my missed episodes of Brother's & Sisters. That show got real intense while I wasn't watching.