Friday, October 23, 2009


This past weekend I went to a Young Life camp in Virginia called Rockbridge with high school kids. It was an awesome weekend. The weather was definitely on the chilly side and it felt more like a Polar Bear weekend than a Fall camp. Non the less, it was super fun. The Asheville High girls that I hang out with are so much fun! Never a dull moment and always looking to do something. Everyday I feel more and more blessed to be here in Asheville loving on these high school girls. Here are few pictures from this weekend. Unfortunately the lake was drained for maintenance (darn) so no one got in the water. Bummer.

We had to make a pyramid with our whole cabin. eh, it could be one.

You might not be able to tell but the camp is gorgeous. There are mountains all around and the camp is still really green. All the leaves were changing colors. It was fantastic.

Three Junior girls :)

Back Tracking

Obviously I have been slacking on my blog posts, but do not worry it was been for a good reason. Today is the first time in almost 2 weeks that I have gotten to sit down and just do nothing. You think I'm kidding. I'm not. Life has been a bit nuts but I've been loving pretty much every minute of it. These past few weeks have included some fantastic stories most of which involve me not getting arrested, always a good thing. Now this statement is actually not what you think it sounds like. "Trespassing" twice (hanging out with high school kids for Young Life before and after school), and once at the Asheville Mall after a game called "find your leader" at which 5 cop cars showed up to and told us to pick up all the trash in the parking lot and leave. In all 3 cases we were not doing anything threatening. It was quite the scene. One of these days they might just arrest me just on the basis that they are tired of seeing me. The game we were playing at the Mall involved Young Life leaders dressing up as a character or in clothes that they don't normally wear. So I died my hair black. Only temporarily of course. It was a spray in and it came out very easily. No one recognized me. It was fantastic. I was dressed as a business woman with Starbucks cup and high heels. At one point I walked right through a group of high school kids and no one realized it was me. So awesome! The interesting part was how many comments I got on my dark hair. Maybe one day I will dye it darker but right now the thought of not being blond is kind of frightening. Maybe one day. Anyway, here is a picture of a few of us leaders :)

Some other things that I have been up to: school, school, and more school. I feel like my professors dumped a whole lot of work on me and then decided it would be fun to make it due in 2 days. This would have been fine except they are stuck on repeat mode and I feel like all I get to do is write papers and attempt to complete some Spanish homework. Speaking of Spanish, I don't know if I've mentioned this but I finally got around to declaring my major: SPANISH!!! Yep. Might be a big shocker but I've decided that it is the safest bet for me. Plus, ever since 8th grade I've wanted to eventually become fluent in Spanish. I will have to at some point study abroad. Probably not Mexico because I would be closer to my house in Texas than I am while at school here. I would still go to Mexico, but preferably not.

I will leave you with one last story. I have sleep problems. Actually, I guess it's not that I have problems sleeping, I have problems doing random things in my sleep. I am an avid sleep talker, and I love to order people around in my sleep as well as scream at random points during the night. Especially if I have not been getting enough sleep. Some of my favorite moments though, are ones like yesterday morning when I wake up and find candy wrappers in my bed. Yep, I'm a sleep eater. Usually it is candy pumpkins around Halloween but this year it was 2 fun packs of M&M's. I don't understand it but it is a great incentive to not have candy in my room (rarely happens). It's always interesting to go to sleep and then hear stories about myself later. So there you go. One random fact about me.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 5, 2009

¿Donde está la bibloteca?

Everybody watches TV, right? Well I didn't from about 4th grade til I graduated high school. It just kind of happened in our house and is probably the reason I actually got good grades in HS. When I got to college, neither my room mate nor I had a TV so once again, I really didn't watch much. That is until one Thursday night last fall.

Thursday nights are my favorite TV show nights. I watch, The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock (when it is actually on), Grey's Anatomy and an occasional Millionaire Matchmaker episode (if forced to). This year, I have a new edition to the list that is quickly becoming my favorite. It is a show called Community and it comes on at 8/7 central Thursday nights on NBC. Its about misfits at a Greendale Community College. There have only been 3 episodes but it has captured my attention and my laughter. The real reason for this blog post is so that I could post this awesome video.

This scene came during the credits of Episode 2. I think another reason why it is so hilarious to me is because I just declared Spanish as my major last week and the words don't make any sense. They just took simple Spanish words that rhymed and made a rap. This is why it is so amazing.

So if you haven't watched Community, do it. And do it now. You can watch it online on NBC's website here. Totally worth half an hour (22 minutes really) of your day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Typical Day in the Life of Me

So at some point you might have asked yourself "What exactly does Amy do in college?" Well, I will tell you; I throw rocks in the mud. Yes, you heard me right. Sunday afternoon my friend Chloe and I went to Beaver Dam Lake on Merrimon Ave in North Asheville.(aka Beaver pond, it is a small body of water) and went for a amazing walk in the beautiful sunlight that I have so deary missed. After walking past the remote control Sailboating club and their fans (twice) we ended up at a bridge. Beneath this bridge was a mud pit. You might be thinking to yourself "what's so cool about a mud pit?" Well that's what I thought until we started hurling rocks into this mud. No joke, someone could probably have died in this mud. We started out throwing pebbles in the mud. These pebbles were seriously going feet below the surface. This was so exciting that we immediately set out to find bigger and better rocks. At this point, people are walking by and staring at us. I guess its not everyday that you see college age girls throwing rocks into the mud. After our not so successful search for big boulders, Chloe had the brilliant idea to run across the busy street to steal rocks from the beautifully manicured golf course. So we did.

After slipping and sliding our way through the mud on the other side of the road, we found the perfect rock. Chloe and I then ran back across the road with a large boulder of a rock. The final moments of suspense sent adrenaline pumping through my body. I mean, we had no idea what was going to happen. This rock could have sent mud splashing up on my freshly laundered work out clothes. After several confused people walked by it was go time. Chloe hurled the rock down into the mud vat and yep, mud splashed all over the place and was accompanied by a delightful squishing sound. It was definitely epic. At this point normal people would have been on their merry way. But not us, we waited around at solid 15 minutes to watch this rock sink below the surface. It was definitely time well spent on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

The only regret I have is that I did not have my camera tucked away in the small pocket that running short makers so conveniently supply for things as big as a small key.