Friday, September 24, 2010

Just Keep Swimming...

Seriously, I'm like a shark!  Sharks have to constantly move to keep water washing past their gills.  They can never keep still in still water, or they'll effectively suffocate and DIE.  Seems like that's how I'm feeling lately... I'm fine when I'm working, but if ever I slow down, WHAM, it hits me hard.  I need a 15-minutes power nap, and it's only 11:00am!  Black tea notwithstanding.

Anyhow, the weather here is lovely.  I drive with my windows down all the time now, and it's just cool enough to be perfectly enjoyable. :)

And I'm more than usual interested in planes and choppers, as opposed to the usual interest in trains.  I'm immensely fond of trains, but I'm in an aviation phase now. There's your trivial trivia for the day, what Amzi is thinking about lately. :)

Still plugging away at the good old education... so now I'm off to do some homework!
AMZi x x x x x

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Camping Trip

Spent one night in a tent, and it was perfect weather, a great location close by, lots of fun. :)  And the next day we went to the range, which was awesome. :)  I took a few pictures, so here they are.

Unfortunately Dad walked through this guy's web later on...  ewww.  Pretty though!

Easiest-to-set-up tent ever!

 (Taken in the reflection of the car window)

Me playing with fire.  That's a stick burnt on the end so it's a glowing coal, spun in circles. :D)

Can you tell I love the fire part of camping??

Our little compound.

Early in the morning...

More fire.

We cheated with our fire...

Had a lot of fun with this guy!

AMZi x x x x x

Friday, September 10, 2010


Busy lately with school and homework and suchlike.  Which I enjoy :: I'm not complaining.  Just when I'm not working, I'm sleeping, and when I'm not working or sleeping, I'm catching up with friends... leaving me a negative amount of time to spend crafting/writing/reading/drawing, ERGO nothing to blog about and no time to blog in anyhow!

Just a lot of this ::

(really boring algebra-based high-school physics)

Equipped with these ::

(Summit mug [!!!] and cartridge pen, which I use for notes)
And I noticed, taking that picture, the insides of the doors of my desk.  (My desk is very cleverly built into my wall by el padre complete with shelving and a pull-out desktop that slides.  Very cool.)  The insides of the top cupboard doors have pictures on them.

On this door, all pictures drawn by me on my tablet.  This is not the extent of my tablet work, but I don't have a lot of space left and it takes effort to print out pictures and cut them out, etc. etc. etc. :P

On this door, I drew the top picture, and the bottom one was drawn by an AMAZING artist who was in my writing class.  So there ya go.

Off now, yet more homework to do.  Test for American Gov. to be precise.
AMZi x x x x x

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Long Weekend

I can't tell you how excited I am!  Sleeping in, no work to go to this morning, no classes on Monday, I tell ya...  I foresee knitting, reading what I want to read, listening to lectures I want to listen to, getting outdoors in this AMAZING weather, piano, guitar...and mountain dulcimer... :)

I mentioned the weather, yes?  The weather is amazing at the moment!  Chilly-ish in the morning, warm by the time you want to go out, so gorgeous.  And the air, it smells like fall or something.  It makes me crazy.  :)

Ooh, speaking of crazy, I think I might write this weekend...or draw, I'm not decided.  A big list of want-to-do's are piling up in my mind, and when they hit full Creativity Potential I think they'll all get done in a huge wave...

In the meantime I'll stay in bed an extra hour.  Ha ha ha.  :)
AMZi x x x x x

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

This is by Dr. Bob Moorehead, whoever that is.  They passed it out years ago at my old church, and I've kept it all this time.  I still love it.  Bit of a motto, you know?

I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. 
I have the Holy Spirit's power.  
The die has been cast.  I have stepped over the line.  The decision has been made.  
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.  
I won't look back, 
let up,
slow down,
back away, 
or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.  
I am finished and done with low living,
sight walking, 
small planning, 
smooth knees,
colorless dreams
tame visions,
mundane talking,
chintzy giving, 
and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need preeminence,
or popularity.
I don't have to be right,
 or rewarded.
I now live by presence, 
learn by faith, 
love by patience,
lift by prayer,
and labor by power.

My pace is set,
my gait is fast,
my goal is Heaven,
my road is narrow, 
my way is rough, 
my companions few, 
my Guide is reliable, 
my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, 
lured away, 
turned back,
or delayed. 
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, 
hesitate in the presence of adversity,
negotiate at the table of the enemy,
ponder at the pool of popularity,
or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won't give up,
back up,
let up, 
or shut up
until I've preached up, 
prayed up,
paid up, 
stored up,
and stayed up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I must go until He returns,
give until I drop,
preach until all know,
and work until He comes.

And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.
My colors will be clear for 
"I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes." 
(Romans 1:16)

AMZi x x x x x

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


For why I've not been posting.  School's started full-on, and I'm a front-loader, so I'm somewhat busy this season.  And I doubt if you'd be very interested in hearing about what's running through my head.  Mainly because it's stuff about physics and calculus.  Not exactly the sort of thing you expect on my blog, yes?

Still playing a lot of piano, mainly Le Onde (63 pages, 13 parts, 5 of which down, 8 to master yet) and I Giorni (66 pages, a bunch of parts, just one worked on at them moment) both by Ludovico Einaudi.  And of course his Nuvole Bianche.  Fabulous Hospice House-playing materials, they're so gorgeous and slow and unobtrusive.

Aaand...hmm...what else has been going on?  Finally finished Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung, and actually GOT it finally there at the end.  I'd had weird vague misgivings about his approach all while reading the book, but finally a sentence clinched it for me!
"But the Bible is not a casebook.  It doesn't give us explicit information about dating or careers or when to build a church or buy a house.  We've all wished that the Bible was that kind of book, but it's not, because God is interested in more than getting us to follow His to-do list; He wants transformation.  God doesn't want us to merely give external obedience to His commands.  He wants us to know Him so intimately that His thoughts become our thoughts, His ways our ways, His affections our affections."

Yes!  Yessss!!!!  That really struck me.  Love what He loves, hate what He hates, no worries, mate.  Don't fuss so much about what your decisions should be, but rather what the state of your heart and will should be.

Oh, oh, oh, want to know something really exciting?  I have my own calculator now (shout-out to Keifer The Awesome Who Lent Me His Calculator, Ever) and it's, it's, it's--  Well, JUST LOOK for yourself!

Texas Instruments Inc. TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Green Graph


AMZi x x x x x x
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