Midweek Goodness

Hi.  When I first started this blog, long long time ago, I wrote a Hello World post.

Introduced myself with a few fun facts.

I thought I’d do that again here.  Just for kicks.  

Bullet format, for good measure:

  • I’m colorblind.  Blues, grays, browns, and greens really throw me off.
  • I have grandma glasses that fall off my face on a regular basis.  I really need to buy news ones or start wearing contacts again.
  • I’m a prepster with hipster tendencies.
  • I love listening to the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Podcast.  I’ve been laughing and listening to this morning show for almost a decade.
  • I love baking.  At certain points of my life I thought I’d own a cafe or a bakery.  I don’t know what happened to that.  
  • I hate talking on the phone.
  • I had a list of dream jobs once … I’ve actually managed to land two of them.  looks like I still have to become an NBC writer, a Coyote Ugly bartender, and VH1 Commentator (like on those shows like “I love the 90’s”).  

I guess that’s it for now.  Too much talk about me … tell me fun facts about you!


There are a handful of amazingly talented photographers, illustrators, and designers out there.  One of the best places that I’ve found for both inspiration and networking is through Instagram.

I’ve been following KYLE STEED for awhile and found this new series he’s been experimenting with:  #instaxagram.  Combining Instax (a type of Polaroid camera) with Instagram.  And this is what you get.  I’d love to adopt this idea into some of my future photo sessions.  

photo source: Kyle Steed’s IG

5 Things Tuesday

1  I THOUGHT ABOUT GETTING A TWITTER - I’ve always been against the grain about a lot of things.  I never wanted to do what everyone was doing … and in a way, I thought Twitter was stupid.  But I sometimes feel like I’m missing out on little announcements from people/companies/organizations.  

So I’ve thought about getting a Twitter.  But I haven’t yet because “joannegarcia” was already suspended and “youcancallmejo” was already taken.  WTH.  I’m already like super late to the party … now you’re telling me i can’t go as me?  Bah!

I’ll just stick with signage.  Is that cool?  

2  MSNBC’S TEEN MANIA STORY - Oh boy.  So apparently MSNBC aired a special called “Mind over Mania” about how the ministry I attended for a few years is a cult.  Um, let’s just say their journalism is totally off-base.  They basically edited it to look like it was ESOAL year-round and took the experiences of five bitter intern alumni and didn’t even try to get a positive review from the thousands of people who have benefited from Teen Mania.  

It’s been all over Facebook lately - people who are enraged of the skewed journalism, heartbroken from the family attack, and those of which who left encouraging comments to our leaders.   

I know that TM has their faults, but they’ve always been open to feedback and try to change things for the better.  I know I’m a better person because of my years there.  and I’ve met the VERY BEST PEOPLE because of that place.  And I went to ORU because of Teen Mania.  Which eventually led me to one of my dream jobs at RELEVANT. Yeah.  wouldn’t trade it for anything.  

Although I probably would’ve snagged a husband somewhere in there (and by somewhere I mean, any of those 3 places).  Anyways - they issued a letter of response and my testimony that I wrote two years ago showed up on the email.  Crazy huh?

3  WEST SIDE STORY IS SHOWING AT FATHOM EVENTS.  And I want to go to there.If the season of Glee hasn’t gotten you all hyped up for West Side Story yet, well flashback on some old Gap commercials or something because it’s the classic’s 50th anniversary.

Dude seriously, I started watching it the other day and got super excited.  It makes me laugh a lot.  I mean, seriously.  They’re jazz dancing street thugs.  So awesome.

4  KIDS AND THEIR HALLOWEEN CANDY - If you haven’t seen this yet then you must be living under a rock or something.  Just kidding.  13 million hits in 4 days.  All because of ridiculously cute kids.

Favorite lines:  “DAD YOURE UGLY!“  and “2 + 2 = 5!”

5  JESUS CULTURE RELEASES THE LIVE AWAKENING ALBUM - This last summer I attended an event called The Awakening Conference in Chicago.  It was amazing!  Live worship sets from both Jesus Culture and Hillsong United.  

Well it was announced that a live recording will release on November 29th.  I will most definitely be buying that sucker.  And no lie, I might play it on repeat a whole lot.  

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