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May. 2nd, 2007 @ 03:43 am assssssssssssssssstronomy.
3:43 and i am in the krannert study lounge...studying
studying for my last undergrad final...EVER. 

its so freeing i thought about going ahead, pulling just one more all nighter for the hell of it. 
i have had enough thoughts about stars and galaxies for one night. 

i just felt the need to signify on the good ol lj that the end of my college career at berry is coming to a close. . . 
so many silly memories of the early days at berry are filed away in the archieves of my lj account. 

i will do a wrap up in the coming days. 
for now, im going home and sleeping for a few short hours. 

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Apr. 18th, 2007 @ 09:42 am (no subject)
Current Mood: hungryhungry

so, my mom is really good at sending super lame forwards to me.
i tell her not to do it.
but that works as well as telling an ass to move, a donkey that is. or maybe the ass of a college senior who would rather stay in bed everyday of the week rather than do any of the things that they are being forced to do...the last six months.
i mean, pretty much the same analogy.

i opened up the forward this morning rather than deleting it. after scrolling for lightyears, here was the message:

"Life is short - break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile."

first reaction: lame.

second reaction: if only she knew...

third reaction: i think this might be my motto in life. especially the last two.

the whole never regret anything that made you smile...
i think that is good advice. it doesent say that it makes you smile now. it just said it made you smile.
i like to live without regret. i try to always learn from what happens- the highest highs and the lowest lows have all contributed to what and who i am. so many times i have seen things that seem like hell, end up really being the best thing that could happen in some round about way.
there are lots of things that i do not nec. always smile when i think about now. but, at the time, while it happened, there was a smile. and thinking about that original smile right now, makes me smile. i guess it kind of is related to the whole "here and now" thing. 

i have been doing a really good job the last few weeks of doing things on a whim and being very irresponsible...just for the change to smile and uncontrollably laugh. 

i think if there are any questions from anyone...i will justify my actions by way of printing out my mothers forward. and when she makes an inquiry, i will send it back to her. 

"Life is short - break the rules (occasionally) , forgive quickly (unless it invovles high school teachers) , kiss slowly (and often) , love truly (if you find one you can truly love) , laugh uncontrollably (for any reason at any time) , and never regret anything that made you smile (in the words of nike, just do it) ." 

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh school is ridiculous. so is my housing issues...they both piss me off.
one hour and dr. carroll gets my paper that he is goign to butcher like a meat man at kroger.
hoooorrrrrayy for me!
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Jan. 17th, 2007 @ 08:57 am heavenly coffee
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
lets just say that not having a computer totally puts a damper on life.
no late night procrastination dealing with the essentials of our daily lives. for example: no new facebook albums, no new music downloads, no new live journal entries, no new emails to friends across the oceans, no surfing the net to find my dream job- or vacation for that matter.

instead, i get off work. go to the gym. mill around at walmart until midnight. come home and read. go to bed.

all day yesterday funny things kept happening that i knew i needed to write about. and as expected, they lost their fire.

i have a new name for my astronomy teacher, it is mr. rogers.
he is an older little man. who is very excited to talk about our "neighborhod". at the beginning of class this neighborhood consisted of planet earth...and after 60 minutes our "warm, fuzzy neighborhood" was nothing less than the milky way galaxy.
and this man, mr. rogers, is WAY too excited about the neighborhood, just like his cohort mr. rogers who wears awful red sweaters on pbs.

i also decided in class that i need to focus my future traveling in the direction of the southern hemisphere. i've never thought about how we only see 50% of all the visible stars our whole life time. unless of course, we go far enough opposite of our side of the equator. this means that miss keri libby, when you were looking at the stars in b.a.....they were NOT in fact the same stars in my sky near the arctic circle. even though i imagined it to be so.
this may seem like a no brainer to many. but...i've never thought about it. and i think we should have a field trip!
i was south of the equator while in thailand, but i had not learned this appreciation of the heavens. what a pity. and its not THAT far south, believe me it was just a few small steps away from being in a suffocating oven for 3 months.
anyway, this new found appreciation can be summed up as this: liberal arts education. for real. because at the beginning of the class i was just annoyed at the fact that i HAD to take the class to graduate. i mean, is it really necessary for me to know how many light years the diameter of our solar system, take it a stem further- our galaxy is.....?! i mean, really.

i went to anslee's room yesterday an hour before class for coffee. she loves making coffee. i love drinking coffee. great set up. it just so happens she remembers she has baileys. so i enjoy a great cup of coffee and baileys while chatting and watching tv. then, it is time for me to go to class, and she makes me another in a thermos, to-go! as i get to class dustin comes over and we are chatting. and he tells me i smell like finger nail polish. i just laugh. (of course i do, my all encompassing reaction to anything) after class i really needed to talk to the prof. about some stuff she emailed me about, instead i decide that another day would be better...esp. since i just sat through the class out of control sweating from the mix of hot coffee and liquor.
way to go.

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May. 2nd, 2006 @ 03:11 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: happyhappy
im in finland. http://spaces.msn.com/andreainfinland/
after 4 months, i finally have to do something involving school work.
i think i will rely on the good ol lj for some procrastination!

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Bank Teller at Cozad State Bank
2. Waitress at Harvest Moon Cafe
3. Computer Lab Assistant in Foreign Language Lab
4. Teacher Aid @ Berry College Child Development Center

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Garden State
2. Motorcycle Diaries
3. Band of Brothers
4. The Wizard of Oz :)

Four places you have lived:
1. Kearney, NE
2. Darr, NE :) haha.
3. Rome, GA
4. Panama City, FL

Four TV shows you love to watch: dont really ever watch tv...but if i get a chance
1. The Daily Show
2. The Family Guy
3. Extreem Home Makeover
4. the classic...JAG

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. West Europe- France Switz Italy
2. N.W. US Trip...washington, idaho, montanta, wyoming.
3. New England Trips...penn, virginia, d.c., njersy, maryland
4. Texas and Oklahoma

Four websites I visit daily:
1. thefacebook.com haha yes its true.
2. drudgereport.com
3. excite.com
4. nytimes.com

Four of my favorite foods:
1. good granola with yogurt and apples!
2. celery and pb
3. chips and salsa w. cream cheese
4. THAI FOOD. pad thai guy!! yummy.

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. at the harbor sitting by the lake with my international friends :)
2. on my trip to austria and those parts of europe...a little over a week...
3. at home in rome georgia goofing with my bestests!
4. estes park colorado chattin it up with my cute little parents in their new home

Four things I always carry with me.
1. here...my passport
2. student id
3. keys to flat
4. EURO!!! :) haha.
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Jan. 20th, 2006 @ 01:25 am (no subject)

FUCK -15´ weather....!

(a little too blunt for the family readers...:) )


ha. i love you all. just miss you and thought i would share my real feelings!

haha no its good. meeting cool people and passing the time!

have to admit..a little bit jealous of sebas and patryks picts of costa rica....


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Dec. 26th, 2005 @ 11:43 pm (no subject)
back in the good ol south.

i wasnt really ready to come back.

mom and dad took me the airport...for the first time.
they were pretty sad actually.
its funny how much closer we are becoming...yet hardly see eachother at all.

colorado was beautiful while i was there.
cant wait to go back in august to see the parents up in estes park...
i really hope maybe someone will go with me. fun times.

my nieces and nephew are the greatest ever! i really just had to thank God so much for all i am blessed with. i know to the world i find myself surrounded in i dont even start to measure up...but im overflowing in other ways. and it sounds silly. but it is so true. and sometimes i forget it...well i forget it a lot. but through all the crap...and just plain shitty things...there is so much more...that gets a backseat...when really...its my foundation i cant live without.

i also realized how much i am going to miss some of my friends this next semester. yikes. it has been intersting to watch relationships change. some good some bad. win some. lose some.

i have spent the evening with kelly rusk. sarah came over and hung out too. it was great. super good conversation. and tons of laughing. how wonderful. i look forward to this week at conference...i hope for more good talk...however...none of my roomies are coming...all 3 cant come now. no good :( oh well. anyway. tomorrow we will make the drive to good ol chattanooga. im ready for the talks...

not sure what new years will bring yet. and even more important not sure what i will do between new years and the 5th. hum...im kinda free sailing. but without transportation. it will be interesting to see what happens. and then...finland. its all happening really fast. i hope im ready for it.

oh i finished blue like jazz by donald miller. read it. its good. i laughed a lot. he is a great writer. i liked searching for god knows what better...just because of where i am at the moment...but they are both really great. its like your just sitting back drinkin coffee with the guy listening to him talk. good stuff.
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Dec. 14th, 2005 @ 11:15 pm weeks away from finland...!

3 more semesters left of my undergrad college career...if im lucky.
who knows. an extra semester may be a good thing to do.
not for the $$$...but...other reasons.

the semester...i dont even know what i think about it.
i think all in all it was so busy it was kind of a blur really.
towards the end things got really confusing...and hard...and i just sucked at life really.
haha. im still...really confused.

BUT i am going to finland...very soon. well i guess first things first- i fly to nebraska/colorado on saturday. if i find a ride.
i am having the most awful time trying to find a ride. im really really annoyed.
tomorrow is thursday....yikes.

the weekend- and this week have been really good. im working like crazy- starting my day at the CDC for 8 hours and then a quick break to change clothes and go to harvest moon.
the CDC has actually been a lot of fun. im in a class that i have never worked in before...and i have same great new little buddies :) there is one little guy that has stole a piece of my heart...haha. im not kidding...ahhh he is so cute and has a great little personality...and his smile..aww :) tomorrow is our christmas party and then friday we go to a movie at the theatre with all the kiddos...good times :)

friday nite i spent helping sebas and daniel finish getting out of their house. im going to miss them a lot. i already do. they are great guys. and i cant wait to go visit someday. i also love anna and keri very much. and hope that keri is loving colorado :)
saturday i went with ash and steph (?) to jons farm. there werent a lot of people there...just a small get together. it was an okay time. tindall was there...haha what i funny kid. when the group went to go smoke...it was really tempting. and i hate that it is even tempting. guhhh. i drank some so co. i always forget me and so co arent really the grestest of friends. blah.

sunday afternoon and nite i spent a bunch of time with sarah fox and i loved it. we went over to longhorns because the guys were working...went shopping...put up christmas decoration for heather and the girls apartment and made cookies...and then over to a movie with the boys...it was good times! im really sad she will not be at berry when im back next year :( we had a lot of good conversation.

speaking of the boys. im going to miss them. a lot. i have spent every nite since sunday over there. we went to narnia the other nite...sooooo good! i loved it. vicki even joined us. me and baker laughed so much at just the imagination...and the portrayal of the kids...and just how great kids are! oh man...i want to see it again. talking animals...heck yes :) the guys are great. and next year is going to look way different. sad. no sauers...and im not sure baker and gooch will live together again.

also got to hang out with john alford for dinner yesterday...it was really great to talk to him...about life...ministry...future..thailand...everything. i think him and amanda will get married...shortly after graduating...kinda cool :)

hum. im really tired. i was hoping to talk to heather..she is finally back...and im here...and she is on the phone :( i just need to TALK...so much.

ive been thinkin a lot more about project- i know that logically and in a lot of ways it seems very crazy and not even an option. but. ive been being pulled to it in the last couple days. it was be really hard...i know...but i just...cant stop thinking about it. and i know i dont trust God at all. and i wonder if thats the whole point...i do really wonder my capability of leading girls right after i get back from finland...i wonder a ton about the $$$...and a HUGE hurdle is bonner work. and well payed bonner work at that. and...if i go...i will have to raise full support...i hate raising support.
i hate depending on people period.
i really suck at it.

maybe one of these days i will learn...

im in a valley right now..and it really sucks. im hoping that getting home (for 9 days...) i will spend some serious time evaluating...and acting on it. i need to pray. im just believing so many lies...and being caught up in....life.
sick out.

im an aunt again!!!! haha im a loser and totally forgot to put that FIRST!
Rosealynn Rae Juerta was born early friday morning at 12:33. 7lbs something...i suck at the numbers.
im really exited to get home...an extra bonus. its really odd to even think about there really being a baby at home...haha it kinda seems like pretend. i never saw dixie pregnant...wild. yay :) just a few more days....

christmas is amazing. the kids in my life are amazing.
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Dec. 2nd, 2005 @ 10:05 am i love the genius i find in my professors...
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
just a small glimpse into the wonderfulness of my favorite class. i wont lie...im sad its over. dr. carroll is hillarious...and this was in 20 minutes of class-

compliments of dr. carrolls print editing class:

dr. carroll talking about the toughest editor he ever worked under...
"each time i turned in a story i would get down on my knees at my cubicle and pray to God that my story would not be in shreds when she came around the corner.
it never worked...
...no offense to God."

"feel the power of the patty" (anyone who has had carroll knows he gives patty prizes. mint peppermint patties for outstanding work...or just randomness)

"for consistently providing unententional humor to the class" it was the elliots patty prize!

dr. carroll had a little flem problem- he excused himself from class to go spit outside. he came back and said:
"sorry...that was a 3 ouncer...it like came from mexico or something"

"no... ya... i mean.. sorry i just went to the bahamas...after going to mexico..got a nice tan..." dr. carroll can not be interupted...he will completely not just forget his train of thought...or speech...but switch tracks and actually cease being a train and become a ship...wreck :) ha. wit.

"i have a repuation for swallowing peoples heads" he says in response to his anal action anytime someone walks into the lab while he is teaching.
"i am a jerk when it comes to that...dont mess with my class room baby..its mine..dont mess with it"

so we are getting ready to fill out evaluations and somewhere in his speech i hear: "i better be getting all e's...no games here." haha. nothing like influencing us on evalations...
of course he was saying this for the question about consulting outside of the classroom...because very few do...and if we did...we would def. mark e.

patrice: "when i think of print editing i think of chocolate chips"


i also went to visit dr. cooley yesterday.
he is so great.
i know i idolize him. but he a genius!
when i think of college...i think of being a freshman...and its like Platos cave allagory...just my eyes were opened for the first time! haha. thats what i felt like. it was incredible! ha. i get really excited just thinking about how intellectually challenging that class was. it was fuel for me. maybe i should have been a philosophy minor...i would have really enjoyed it.
it would have been the kind of challenge that i love. excercising my mind by thinking hard...about abstact things...
anyways. all that to say.
i really enjoy learning. esp from great minds! and entertaining ones too :)


and to finish things up- the handout we got in p.editing today:

top 10 list- worst analogies written by high school students (in an essay contest)
(granted some of these may just be funny to a classroom full of journalism editors...but think about them. they are good :) )

10. he was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.

9. the whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeporardy comes on at 7 pm instead of 7:30.

8. the little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldnt

7. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag filled with vegetable soup

6. she caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again

5. the red brick wall was the color of a brick-red crayola crayon

4. her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze

3. the politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can

2. the thunder was ominous-sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during a storm scene in a play

1. they lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigans teeth
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Nov. 29th, 2005 @ 11:07 pm so much to say, so much to say, so much to say, so much to say.
Current Mood: draineddrained
hum...lots of things going on. life is crazy busy right now.

i feel like i havent been getting enough talking done. haha.
for real.
and that causes problems.
i just need like 20 minutes a day to just talk to someone.
hum. maybe i need to hire someone to be right there when i need them to be.

so no updates have happened in a long time.
i know tht Boris bday party happened...that was a good time for sure.
im def. going to miss those guys.
thanks keri for bringin them into my life.
keri you are good at finidng cool people.
because i love shannon and anna too. they are too cute.
and such sweet silly gals.

speaking of...the thanksgiving holiday was shared with none other than the libby family!
haha. it had been a long time comin- me hanging out in north florida libby style. :)
i really did have a good time.
we managed a lot of eating. sleeping. driving. and silly picts too.
cute family. i like kelley. and her friends saying dickinthebutt...but it realyl didnt sound like that at all. haha.
o dear. i hope i have not painted the wrong picture of such great people. they really are cool. i promise.
ha. i wasnt around her friends for more than...umm 20 minutes...but its kelley. and kelley is keris sister. gotta be cool.

st. augustine is really cute. now i know why ash wanted to transfer a while back...maybe i should have gone.
heehee. i think i should pry go back sometime and explore all those neat shops close to the beach.

ummmm lets see. i dont even know.
oh- i got my plane tickets in the mail yesterday. visa or not...ive got the tickets...i will be going to finland. haha.
im excited. but i feel like i have a million and half things to do before that day gets here. yikes.
its a lot easier to play the game of pretending all those things dont have to get done. then i dont have to get nervous.

oh man. this week is a killer. next week is as well. i will have to be all moved out. funny thing..im not real sure where everyhting is going. another funny thing...everyone will leave for christmas...and i will be here for a week...i am supposed to be working...and i dont have transportation...uh oh.

im starting to crash and burn. the 3.5 hours of sleep i got last nite have finally expired and its time to make my way home to my bed.
i did get to have a nice little dinner with carla today. and talk to derek for a while. and sarah too. i feel good about these things. yet also have so much to think about that surfaced from these conversations.

ohhhh one more thing. dixies baby is coming...soon. rozie will be her name. not my favorite pick..but its all good. she will be cute all the same :) and my name will be aunt andie no matter what. and that my friends, is the best! i went to walmart with jess today and bought some great crafty thigns for the baby room. im soooooo excited to get them all together and painted!! yay :)
oh..as we left walmart...a little old woman wanted help getting a tv to her car. i told jess to help her. and she was just all confused. and couldnt find her car. at all. it was really sad. and when we drove away she was with a walmart employee and still looked lost...and had no idea where her car was. it broke my heart. i dont want to get old. dignity. ouch. i think i have a pride problem now...shooooot.
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Nov. 16th, 2005 @ 11:01 pm doh de doh
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Drink up baby down
Are you in or are you out?
Leave your things behind
'Cause it's all going off without you
Excuse me too busy you're writing a tragedy
These mess-ups
You bubble-wrap
When you've no idea what you're like

So, let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
So, let go
Just get in
Oh, it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

- let go, frou frou
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