A few updates…

April 5, 2009

I have had a really crazy couple of weeks. Mostly, they’ve been crazy because of the time I spent studying for the MAT. Ideally, I would have stretched out my studying but one of the grad school’s I’m applying to has rapidly approaching deadline so I had to go ahead and cram in about a week and a half. Both James and I have had some terrible health news on both sides of our families. His sister was diagnosed with a brain tumor and my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. It will be a while before we know anything about the breast cancer but, thankfully, James’ sister had the tumor removed this past Monday and, so far, is doing well in recovery. Please keep both families in your prayers.

Another crazy thing that happened was my performance at Lip Sync. Every year, Southeastern Bible College puts on Lip Sync and, as the name describes, students put together acts and lip sync to their favorite songs. Two fan favorites are Jordan McDaniel and Josh Scott but they had decided not to do one this year and people were pretty disappointed. Josh and I were headed to lunch on Wednesday with a friend and he mentioned that it was too bad that the deadline had passed because he and Jordan had thought of a good lip sync. Long story short, we convinced student council to let us enter late (it wasn’t hard, a lot of people had been asking why Jordan and Josh weren’t doing one) and learned a really complicated dance on Thursday and Friday afternoon. Yet another cram session for Jess this week. Anyhow, we preformed Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” with me as Beyonce and Jordan, Josh, and David Miller as the backup dancers plus a cameo appearance from Andrew Bevel. Let me just say, there was definitely a time when I was little miss “get up in front of people and do something crazy” but that just hasn’t been me at Southeastern. It was SO MUCH FUN! I used to take hip-hop so it was fun to get my groove back on – even though I was pretty sore Friday and Saturday from practice. We didn’t win – two of the judges rated us as the number one act but the other judge gave us a 6/10 – I think it might have been a little too risque for said judge. I mean, you can only tone down Beyonce so much. We did get an honorary mention and probably the biggest crowd response and we got to perform it twice. Anyhow – I’ll try to post the video here once I get it.

Another update – so I took the MAT on Thursday and it turns out that I did really well. I don’t want to post my score here but let me just say that it was high enough for me to reconsider where I apply for grad school. Although I still really want to go to Denver it’s significant that some of these larger schools which are harder to get into have more money to give their students. If I could get a good scholarship somewhere, that would change a lot of things. Because of that score I think I’m going to also take the GRE. The only thing about it is that a lot of the application deadlines have already passed so I would have to do a January start. We’ll see how it all pans out. It’s exciting to have more options though.

What else? Oh, well, this is going to be a fantastic week! My best friend Kristen is coming down from Nebraska with her baby, Samantha, and we’re going to spend a couple of days at my Aunt’s cabin in Ellijay. I can’t wait! Then it’s Ryan and Jessica’s wedding on Saturday! Good times.

Alright, that’s all for now. Sorry there are no recipes. I probably won’t get around to posting any until next week. Wait with much expectation!

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