Monday, April 30, 2007

The Weekend

Over the weekend I had the chance to go to the Cardinal vs. Cubs game. I enjoyed it greatly. Unfortunately, late that night, Cardinal relief pitcher Josh Hancock passed away in a tragic car accident.

It is amazing how fast life can change. This just reinforces the idea of living everyday like it is the last.

(I took this picture from my seat at the stadium on Saturday night)

Friday, April 27, 2007


Three more weeks untill summer. That is quite exciting. My pen pal will be here from Ukraine for the summer. I am soooo excited!

My cousin, John, has been emailing me pictures of my baby cousin, Tyler David. He is such a cutie. I cannot wait to get to see him this summer.

Tomorrow is the big day. I am going to the Cards vs. Cubs game. (Go Cards!) I hope they win. I will post pictures of the game later this weekend.

Friday, April 20, 2007

This week

I don't know why but I have felt so out of it this week. I guess I just have the blues. After Monday's horrifying shooting at Virginia Tech, I find myself looking over my shoulder more and more. Monday was suppose to be a happy day for my family. We welcomed a new life into this world. My cousin gave birth to her first baby, Tyler David, but all I can think about is everytime he celebrates his birthday 33 families are going to mourn the loss of a loved one. As well as the others who were wounded are going to be reminded of the day they were shot.
Tyler should not have to be reminded of what happened on his birthday. I know how he feels. My birthday April 14th, was the day President Lincoln was killed as well as the day that the Titanic sank. I try to remember that God has blessed with another year of life, but at the same time so many people on that day lost their life.
The middle of April in general is a hard time of the year. Today was the day of Columbine. Twelve students a teachers lost their life on this day in history. Why is it that people just snap and decide it is time to take the lives of those around them? Many say they were picked on or looked down upon. I was picked on all through middle school and high school. I rarely felt like I fit in. But I did not take a gun and take the lives of those who picked on me. Please do not give the murders the chance to blame it on those around them. Life is a precious gift from God. A life that only He who gave it can take when the time has come for us to meet Him face to face. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who have been affected by what has happened in history in the past week and to all of those who now have a fear in their hearts of what is going to happen from day to day.

I wish I could say that it will never happen to me or anyone I love, but as this week and many others have shown, no one ever knows what is going to happen. Just try and live day to day to the best of your ability with joy and happiness, never fearing if doing the norm. might affect your life. If we live in fear of our normal day to day activities, we will soon be afraid to leave our houses. Lean on the Lord and His word. He will guild us through.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cardinals Rant

Today is a new day.
It is half way through the week. This week the Cardinals have lost their series to the Pirates and they start today and tomorrow in San Diego. They then go to Chicago to have a series against the Cubs. Go Cards!!

Why are fans beginning to worry about the Cardinals? They are World Series Champions for goodness sake!! Give them a chance. So what they are in a little slump. I would rather have it now instead of September. Quit jumping of the Cardinal train. You bandwagon people. Be Cardinal fans because they are Cardinals not because they are doing good.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Ah the Weekend

The weekend is over and today is Monday. (Oh fun)
This past weekend was pretty good. I celebrated my birthday on Saturday with my family. I mostly recieved money. Always a good thing especially with gas as expensive as it is right now. Friday night, I went out with some ladies from work. That was a blast. Sunday the Cardinals defeated the Brewers 10-2. Pujoles hit 2 home runs and Chris Duncan hit 1 home run. Go Cards!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Cards Lead the National League

Cards Won!!! The Cardinals are beginning to redeem themselves. After starting slow, losing 3 in a row, the Cardinals are now tied for first in their Division with Cincinnati and Milwaukee by winning the last 4 in a row. The Cardinals now have a record of 5-4.
The Cards will be home for 5 games, the first three against Milwaukee and the last two against the Pirates.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It's a Good Day

Today, I received my first by-line. In the second edition of The Lindenwood Legacy, one of my articles was published. Granted it would have been nice not to have on the last page. Next time I am shooting for the front page.

The Cardnials won last night! Extra innings and Izzy pitched. However, if someone would please light a fire under Pujoles, that would be fine with me.

This week is going pretty well.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Daily Rant

What is the point of taking lit. classes? I can read. I have proved that the past 15 years of my life. Why do I have to continue to prove that?

Besides lit. classes, I am starting to miss my friends for MoBap. Don't get me wrong, I have made some good friends at LU, but I want to resurect those friendships from the first year and a half of college.

The weather in Missouri is crazy. It is April 9th and it is cold outside. I needed to wear gloves today. It is suppose to be cold again tomorrow. So I know that I will be made fun of fun my two jackets that I will be wearing to class.

Cardinals have now won 2 games in a row. Wow, a winning streak. Do you think it will last through the 28th when I get to go to the Cardinal/Cubs game?

Wednesday I will have my first by-line. Granted half of my story has been cut out because of space, but still it's my first by-line.

Five more days until my birthday!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Blogger Released from Jail

Today, as I was visiting my usual websites, I came across a rather upsetting story.

At, I came to a stroy about a young man who was put in jail for contempt, because he would not release a video he posted on his blog. As bloggers, we are independent journalist. We need to be protected just as employed journalists. Josh Wolf, from California, was the young man arrested. After spending 7 months in jail, Wolf was released yesterday on the condition that he would turn the video over to the prosecutors and in turn would not have to testify for a grand jury. Wolf plans on lobbying in Washington D.C., for a lobby for a shield law to protect journalists of all kind. "We shouldn't have government deciding who is or isn't a journalist," said Wolf.

Good Luck, Josh. Be our voice.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Is there an end?

Sometimes it feels as if there is no bottom to the tunnel you are falling through. Where is rock bottom? How far past bad news is it? I wonder sometimes if the bottom to this pit is anywhere near where I am.

Today has just felt like I was at the bottom, but it still feels like I haven't found the footing to start climbing out of the pit.When you find out someone so near to you might possibly have a disorder that you absolutely have no control over, you feel like you are somewhere close to that bottom. What can you do for someone who had done so much for you? I wish there was something more that I could do. But right now I know that the best and only thing I can do is pray. For those of you who believe in the power of prayer please pray for those close to you that they may never have to experience the feeling of the pit they fall into yet for some reasons when they need that bottom to start their climbing out they cannot find it.

Each day is a path which when added together create a road through life.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

A Sad Day with Sunshine

As the sun goes down on the first day of April, take a moment to reflect on the day.

The bright sun seemed to be a good omen for the Openning Day of Cardinal Baseball, but it ended sadly. In a depressing loss of 6 to 2, against the New York Mets, the Cardinals did not quite seem like the team that ended the 2006 season. What was the cause? Was it Tony LaRussa arrest during Spring Training? Or was just first game jitters? Whatever the cause, there is absolutely no shaking the faith of Cardinal fans. This is the repeat year. As Chicken Little would say, "Today is a new day." Just keep reminding yourself of that tomorrow.

Not just is today a sad day because the Cardinals lost the season openner, but because today was the day of transition back to the grind of school. As the last day of Spring Break, it was catch-up day for the procrastinators of Spring Break. Instead of enjoying today, it was a day to study for tomorrows classes and pray that the second half of the semester is better than the first.