Wednesday, February 27, 2008

why i do what i do

e-mails like this make my job worthwhile (please note the hint of sarcasm, although it is nice to be appreciated):

Loren, Loren...sister
Thank you.

That was it...all because I translated (i.e. READ FOR HIM) the calendar he was given in his guidebook.

That's what I'm here for.


a friend works at the cubicle next to me. there's only a glass window separating our desks, so we chat with each other quite a bit when she's in the office. she's the resident researcher. i have quite a curious streak within. so she quenches my thirst for knowledge of the important things in life.

the latest:

Nutritional Facts for 1 M&M:

total fat- .01g
cholesterol- .05mg
carbs- .34g
fiber- .01g
sugars- .31g
protein- .02g
calcium- .4mg

"Heaven's to Betsy" (I asked from where the saying came):
possibly: "Brown Bes" musket; "Old Bes" (musket's nickname given by Davy Crockett)= heavens to Betsy. the phrase has been foudn in print as early as 1892.

good to know, huh?

Friday, February 22, 2008

good Word

Psalm 143: 8-10

8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD,
for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Great article on Slate about the presidential candidates' personalities. Fascinating.

Friday, February 08, 2008


it's friday. it's gorgeous outside. i'm sitting inside at work. not too much going on this weekend. am pretty thankful for that.

reading parts of a book about Easter Saturday. quite interesting. not often does it come up.

am fasting from ice cream for Lent this year.

it's a slow day today. i'm hungry. i've had a ridiculous combination of food today so far: two chocolate chip cookies, a single serving of apple sauce, some kettle chips, a single serving of chocolate pudding and a small rice krispy treat (and a cup of coffee and a can of coke). wonder why i'm hungry. i have left a single serving of instant oatmeal i can make, and another single serving of apple sauce. don't know if that's gonna tide me over...but this is what happens when i'm in charge of 'making' my lunch and i've run out of my weekly budgeted money for eating out.'s all about choices i suppose.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

this week

this week's not much better job-wise, but more sobering stuff is happening.

friend is hosting refugees from Chad; worship leader here had a stroke and is still in a coma; guy i know is learning to be by himself (wife left him, kids went to college) for the first time ever

i'm trying to figure out how to minister out of who i am but where God has me for the time being. i have to learn this wife thing, but also minister to my co-workers, those whom I serve by description of my job, my boss, and those with whom I randomly come in contact. don't know that i'm being much of anything to anyone. so i'll be more intentional with that...try to remember, anyway.

and i voted today. i like how it feels to vote. i'm gonna keep it private, which i'm not sure how i feel about. i'm mixed on whether to feel proud and proclaim for whom i voted or to keep it privtae just cause that's what i was taught.

but i'm registered non-partisan. cause i like to change my mind and not be placed in a box. especially when the definition of said box changes...

anywho, i really just blogged cause it's been a couple of days.

that's all.