Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Only One

“The Lord knows who we really are, what we really think, what we really do, and who we really are becoming.”

David A. Bednar, “Things as They Really Are,” CES fireside for young adults, May 3, 2009

Topics: Children of God

Monday, September 21, 2009


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stephen Crane

A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Single Black Female Ad

This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta Journal.

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire...

Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of you
r hand...

I'll be at the front door when you get home from
work, wearing only what nature gave me...

Call (404) 875-6420 and
ask for Daisy, I'll be waiting...

(keep on scrolling down, it gets better)

Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society.

*Thanks Tamara, this totally made my day. :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Dialectic of Solitude

I have a love/hate relationship with school: on the one hand, I hate the stress and the late nights and the blood, sweat and tears, but on the other hand, I am absolutely LOVING the enlightenment! I don't know why anyone would want to study anything outside of the Humanities--this is where it's at my friend. In Humanities of Latin America, I'm reading the Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz; it is definitely something to meditate over.

"Solitude--the feeling and knowledge that one is alone, alienated from the world and oneself--is not an exclusively Mexican characteristic. All men, at some moment in their lives, feel themselves to be alone. And they are. To live is to be separated from what we were in order to approach what we are going to be in the mysterious future. Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another. His nature--if that word can be used in reference to man, who has "invented" himself by saying "NO" to nature--consists in his longing to realize himself in another. Man is nostalgia and a search for communion. Therefore, when he is aware of himself he is aware of his lack of another, that is, of his solitude.

The feeling that we are alone has a double significance: on the one hand it is self-awareness, and on the other it is a longing to escape from ourselves."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pink Pirate

I'm a bit late on getting these pics up, since Bobbie's birthday was last month, but it's still worth mentioning. :)

Definitely one of my cutest cakes, in my opinion. <3