According to Ray's Weather:
Hi: 24 Lo: 15
Cloudy; Snow showers & snow squalls; Very cold; NW wind 15-25 mph with gusts to 45 mph

Define squalls:
1. a sudden, violent gust of wind, often accompanied by rain, snow, or sleet.
2. a sudden disturbance or commotion.
–verb (used without object)
3. to blow as a squall.


I went roller skating tonight for the first time in a long time. It was super fun. The cool kid who rules the rink on Friday nights was hitting on my group of friends. Ha! He was given no satisfaction.
I had no idea about the subculture of Boone that exists at the roller rink on a Friday night. I half want to go back a few more times just because of the novelty of the whole thing. I am a little bit addicted to new cultural experiences.


This prayer comes from the book The Valley of Vision. It was strange to open the book to this prayer because it was a little bit like someone had written my thoughts down on a page.

O Lord,

Though knowest my great unfitness for service,
my present deadness,
my inability to do anything for thy glory,
my distressing coldness of heart.
I am weak, ignorant, unprofitable,
and loath and abhor myself.
I am at a loss to know what thou wouldest
have me do,
for I feel amazingly deserted by thee,
and sense thy presence so little;
Though makest me possess the sins of my youth,
and the dreadful sin of my nature,
so that I feel all sin,
I cannot think or act but every motion is sin.
Return again with showers of converting grace
to a poor gospel-abusing sinner.
Help my soul to breathe after holiness,
after a constant devotedness to thee,
after a growth in grace more abundantly every day.
O Lord, I am lost in the pursuit of this blessedness,
And am ready to sink because I fall short
of my desire;
Help me to hold out a little longer,
until the happy hour of deliverance comes,
for I cannot lift my soul to thee
if thou of thy goodness bring me not nigh.
Help me to be diffident, watchful, tender,
lest I offend my blessed Friend
in thought and behavior;
I confide in thee and lean upon thee,
and need thee at all times to assist and lead me.
O that all my distresses and apprehensions
might prove but Christ's school
to make me fit for greater service
by teaching me the great lesson of humility.


I saw Into The Wild tonight. It was pretty amazing. Go see it.


I suppose it means I've failed a little bit at life when I can't keep a single orange thyme plant alive in my dorm room.


Sunny 65 degree weather days should be reserved for the spring months. February does not count.

I am not a feminist and Gloria Steinem has confirmed it. She has, however, also confirmed that there are at least three hundred other feminists in Boone who can replace me. Thank goodness for that...

I wasn't aware that it was a cool thing to go to a bar at lunch time on a school day right before class to get sloshed. Actually, I though it was a stupid thing. My bad!

Accounting almost makes sense to me now.

So many people in Boone are getting the flu right now that someone has actually started a rumor that they will cancel school for a week if the amount of sick people continues to increase. I'm beginning to appreciate all I went through to get my flu shot at the beginning of the school year.

Speaking of canceling school, someone is getting soft in their old age because the spring semester has been going for less than four weeks and they have already had one day of no classes before 11 a.m. and one day of completely canceled classes because of snow and ice. By reading my first sentence and then knowing that there has been snow in the past few weeks also we can only come to one conclusion: that is that, as one of my friends said, "the weather in Boone has a mental breakdown every day."