Archive | June, 2009

I agree to be exposed to public ridicule

27 Jun

So one of the things you have to do before you audition for American Idol is sign a release form.  Pretty standard, right?  But when you actually read the entire thing, you get a bit more of an understanding as to why the first few episodes pan out the way they do.

Read this exerpt from the release form:

“I understand that I may reveal, and other parties may reveal, information about me that is of a personal, private,
embarrassing or unfavorable nature, which information may be factual and/or fictionalI further understand that my
appearance, depiction and/or portrayal in the Program may be disparaging, defamatory, embarrassing or of an otherwise unfavorable nature which may expose me to public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation.
I acknowledge and agree that Producer shall have the right to (a) include any or all such information and appearances, depictions or portrayals in the Program as edited by Producer in its sole discretion, and (b) broadcast and otherwise exploit the Program containing any or all such information and appearances, depictions or portrayals in any manner whatsoever in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, or for any other purpose, throughout the universe in perpetuity.”

Nice, huh?

Bring it on.

American Idol Tuesday

27 Jun

So audtions are this Tuesday at the Rose Bowl.  I am gonna try one more time.  I have to check on the age limit but I think I am at the top of the age bracket to try out.  That sounds sad to me.

Going with a few friends and have most everything everything figured out.  Except for the song I am going sing.  I get about 10-20 seconds to sing.

Any suggestions?

A few things I would change

25 Jun

After I started writing this post, I realized how vulnerable this is.  I am not getting down on myself, but this is the real stuff. 

A few things that I would change about myself if I could would be:

  • If I don’t know how to do something, I always procrastinate
  • If I don’t have a deadline, or it is not urgent, I probably won’t do it
  • My pit fat
  • My stomach pooch
  • I always tune out when my husband talks about investing and where our money should go even though I try really hard to be interested
  • I can never remember the Rh factor stuff (which blood type can be donated to which and so forth)
  • I have forgotten most of what I learned in college
  • I am only semi-motivated to work out
  • My volleyball serves are very inconsistent
  • I constantly battle with wanting to be recognized by people but know I should be content with being loved and admired by my Creator
  • I envy other people
  • I am horrible at remembering birthdays and special dates

So there it is.  Please don’t comment to confirm this post.  “Yeah, Becca.  You really should change that.”  I already know.  This is just me being real. 

What would you change?  Here’s the rule:  you can’t comment on this post unless you have commented on the previous one first.

A few things I wouldn’t change

25 Jun

A few months ago a friend asked me what I would change about myself if I could.  I got to thinking about that again today but decided to change my thinking and list a few things that I wouldn’t change before I post the things I would change.

A few things I wouldn’t change about myself would be:

  • My taste in men (I got a pretty good one)
  • My strength as the communicator.  I feel comfortable talking in front of people, which, incidentally is what many people would say is something they hate
  • My ability to sing
  • My feet
  • My freckles
  • My ability to manage a classroom full of 35 adolescent, hormonal teenagers
  • My ability to relate almost any situation to a Friends quote
  • My story-telling ability.  (Most stories start with “one time when I was in the 4th grade.”  It was a big year for me)

This was a bit hard because for almost everything I just wrote, I thought of a way I could improve it, but that wasn’t the point of this post.

If you read this, COMMENT!! Tell me 2 things you wouldn’t change about yourself.

Home. Sigh.

24 Jun

I think I used about 5 tissues the whole time I was in Hawaii.  Today I used 5 alone.  My nose knows I am back in Riverside.  Conflicting emotions.  Glad to be home, but… sigh.  When you see these, I think you will understand.

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 Just a small hike in Oahu with a mediocre view.





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We found these pools in the rocks.  Had to climb down a cliff to get there, but totally worth it.

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 This is Pali Lookout.  The windiest place on the island.  We could lean into the wind and not fall over.




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This is one of my favs.  Mike helping Andrew into his scuba gear while Neal looks on in approval and coaches. =)


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Another hike.  This time in Maui.  Traveling with friends.  Very fun.

Here I come!

16 Jun


Thats right.  I am leaving for Hawaii.



I feel a little guilty that I just posted that I wanted one of my summer goals to be that I blog at least 3 times a week, well, at least I got 2 in.  Definately not bringing my computer to Maui. 

Post pics when I return.


I’m being a servant D@#*it!

15 Jun

In fulfilling the vision of being real, this was my attitude last night when tearing down after service.  There was a job to do that was obviously not getting done by anyone else so I decided to be a humble servant and take care of it.  With a wonderful attitude to match. 

But before you go thinking this is a great post because I’m being all “real” and stuff, just know that  I am great at doing it with a smile on my face so no one knows what I am thinking:  “This isn’t my job.  Why isn’t anyone else taking care of this?  Is anyone even noticing that I am selflessly giving of myself to do a job that I don’t  even need to be doing?”

Then I very quickly get my answers:  “So what if it isn’t your job?  Because you’re the one who needs a lesson in servant hood right now.  Nope.  No one notices except for Me.  Why isn’t that enough for you?”

Moded Corroded.

And I quote Josh Vanderveen:  I got a “face full of Jesus fist” last night.  I needed it.

Today I contemplate

14 Jun

After not blogging for about 2 months, I finally began to think about what I want my blog to look like this summer.Random Blogging 001


So I sat and thought this morning,




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as I ate my breakfast,




and I decided that now that school is out, I really don’t have an excuse not to blog.  I have many projects in mind for my summer break but I made a goal that I want to blog at least 3 times a week.  Many of these blogs will probably be random like this one, but they will give you insight as to how my brain works just a bit.