Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Want to play a game?

" M&M drug bust"

Ok, here's the deal. Finals are FAST approaching and I'm almost through two semesters of pharmacology which basically means that I don't know everything about drugs but I better know something! So the game? If you don't care to post drugs that either you are on or your parents or whoever really are on, I'll need the generic name and the brand if you have it, then I will guess what they are used for and how they work. I promise to not look them up unless I have to and I'll tell you/ confess to you that I had to if I do. This will benefit me and my studying and well...I'll give anyone who stumps me 5 virtual M&M's! I mean if that isn't a motivator i don't know what is. So let the games begin!

P. S. I'll post the drugs and their results if enough people participate. :)
Disclaimer: No illegal drugs please, not the idea here;)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Whoop dee doo, yippee, yay!
Don't forget. Today is tax day!

It's the deadline. Are you done?
You better hurry. You better run.

Be sure to send them by certified mail.
Then you know you cannot fail.

Are you getting money back?
Or do you owe? Do you lack?

Whichever way,
Receive or pay,

Whoop dee doo, yippee, yay!
Don't forget. Today is tax day!

*(seriously...if you're not done...you should hurry...or file an extension...) :-)

Friday, April 11, 2008


I remember riding many a mile
with Maw Maw in the right seat
and Aunt Louise in the left.
We drove to town, all around,
in comfort and style.
And in the back of the Cadillac
I sat, watching with a smile.

A tape cassette played Travis Tritt,
and I heard Achy Breaky Heart
a dozen times or more.
I never paid much attention
to what the words meant.
But my aunt belted the chorus out,
and asked, "Are we having fun yet?"

Maw Maw carried her water with her,
however short or long the trip.
And her pocketbook
was filled with every coupon
to save dimes and quarters.
I realized why she kept so much
when I studied the Depression Era.

It's odd, the things you remember
when several years have past.
And yet I can recall
my aunt's smile and my grandmother's
jumpsuits and white sweater.
Her big hugs and quiet country voice.
Memories to last forever.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bankhead National Forest

John and I went hiking in Bankhead National Forest / Clear Creek Recreational Area this past Saturday. We had a really good rainfall on Friday, and the bluffs that are spread throughout the trail showcased several beautiful waterfalls. It was an absolutely wonderful day to go, even if it was overcast. The flowers are all beginning to bloom down here in Alabama, and we saw several pink, red, white, and purple flowers. We also managed to see several deer, a groundhog, and a very large frog! I love being outdoors this time of year, and I enjoy the good conversation that can be had when you "escape" the world and all its distractions for a while to enjoy God's creation.

We found this Iris blooming towards the end of the trail. It's one of John's favorite flowers.

No one else was around, but we managed to snag a picture to capture the moment anyways!

I thought this tree stump had a really cool design. The colors in it were brilliant.

John happened to look up and notice that all the leaves on this tree were in a circle. Interesting, huh? You never know what surprises you may find.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Easter Weekend - Yes, I'm a little behind...

The Saturday before Easter several of us went to Bro. Charles and Sis. Hazel's farm for a picnic lunch and a ton of fun. The weather was perfect. We all brought a ton of food, as you can see from the pictures. We flew kites, threw the frisbee, sat around talking...it was great.

Cool, huh?