Wednesday, June 16, 2004

You Know You are In Mississippi When...

We often joke about things that remind us of home. We associate certain things or certain songs or certain people with certain places or times. Well, since I moved to Mississsippi in 1996 there is one thing that I always associate with home...and today I was reminded of them once again.

In Ohio we have bugs. There are bugs everywhere. But Ohio bugs are nothing compared to Mississippi bugs. MS has three bugs that you don't find in the North including the red wasp (ouch), the red ant (double ouch), and finally--the one I saw today-- the GIGANTIC Flying Roach. I'm not kidding. They fly and they are huge.

So here is the story of how I was reminded during this visit home of the roach...
The day started off normal. Got up, went for a walk with my mom and our dog. Came in, had some water, decided to take a shower. So, I'm washing my hair wondering what I will do today and I look over. Sitting in the corner of the shower is none other than a 2 1/2 inch roach. I screamed--not because I was scared--but because they are so disgusting. Uck. Gross. So, of course I got out of there as soon as possible and then killed the roach and sent him to his (or her) grave down the toilet. If you have never experienced a giant roach, especially one who flies, you are truly missing out. If you ever visit MS beware, because they always turn up in the strangest places.

So now that I have had my official Mississippi welcome, I feel right at home. And definately encouraged to return to Kentucky soon--the roach-free land of the North.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

A Quote

"He (General Longstreet of the Confederacy) did not think much of the Cause. He was a professional: the Cause was Victory....The war had come as a nightmare in which you chose your nightmare side. Once chosen, you put your head down and went on to win."

From The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

I thought it was interesting.

Monday, June 14, 2004

New Blog

Okay everyone...I've branched out! I now have two blogs that you can visit. You can find my other blog at
It's a totally different blog, so there will be updates on both. I hope you enjoy! I'm excited about this new blog and I look forward to filling it up! And as soon as I learn how to do links I will add them!

Wednesday, June 09, 2004


Well, I am home again. Mississippi home. Home is just where I happen to be at the time lately. =)

So, I am back in Clinton and tonight I went to see my "little" brother (who's 8 inches taller than me) in his summer musical, Footloose. Do you know what that is about? Here is a short summary. It is set in a small town in Texas where a local preacher has had dancing outlawed. A city-kid moves down there and disrupts the whole town. In the end there is a town council where the main character quotes scripture in an effort to convince the adults to allow dancing in the town. And all I could think about was...they need to do this musical at Asbury. I mean, could you imagine? I know that perhaps I am a little behind and some of you already knew this storyline, but I was wishing tonight that I had known it while attending Asbury...just because I think I could have had some fun with it.

Well, it's good to be home and highly amusing to be so distinctly reminded of Asbury tonight. I wish everyone could see my little brother though, he is fantastic!

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Second Time

It's just as good the second time. =)
And the Critic Says...

It was fantastic. It was darker, it was deeper, it was funner. That's my summary of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Tonight I saw the third installment of the Harry Potter series. I must say Alfonso Curan does a completely different Harry Potter than Chris Columbus. However, it was an extremely intriguing Harry Potter.

As movies go, specifically movies geared towards kids, this is an excellent movie. It seems more to fit in the "teenager" category than the kids...but that makes sense since the main characters are now in their teenage years. As a story it was fantastic. The writing...blows me away. I laughed out loud; I was frightened; and I was relieved. And I already knew the story line!

A lot of liberties are taken with this movie in regards to the novel itself. But it is pleasing none the less. I have to say that my initial reaction is a bit subdued because this movie was so different than the previous two. It will take at least one or two more viewings for me to fully process the different Harry Potter world that Prisoner takes you into. So, my bet is this is not the last Harry Potter moment on the Blog. =)

Thursday, June 03, 2004

1 More Day
For all the Harry Potter fans reading...and those who will become one...

I am anticipating greatly the upcoming Harry Potter movie. In only one more day I will have the opportunity to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!! I know that the book will always be the best, but reviews say that the movie is spectacular! Even Rowling has announced that she is pleased. And if Rowling is okay with it, than I am not going to complain.
I watched a special last night on Harry is amazing how these books have become a dominant part of children's literature. The special included an excellent scene involving the time turner in Azkaban. If that is just a highlight of the movie...the movie will be fantastic.
I have gotton over the fact that they always stem away from the books, because i know that many many things will remain the same because why take an awesome idea and completely change it? Rowling's books are already so exciting that no movie producer needs to change the story to make an exciting movie.
I'm sure I will have an update after the movie, but those are my pre-movie thoughts! I Can't Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Update on Life

Well, not too much exciting going on. Although, I'm not at work which is pretty exciting! =) Had a fun memorial day weekend hanging out with friends and now I am off traveling the country! Well, not exactly but I will be doing lots of traveling over the next few weeks and will be in and out of town. But I will always be checking my email so be sure to keep in touch!