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I'm reading a book from high school - Ender's Game. It might be Young Adult, but it's fantastic!! :o) I love sci fi / fantasy, but I need some suggestions of good books... anyone have any?

Also, I just got on Twitter, and it's pretty exciting.

I <3 KimOEsq

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Wedding Planning

I'm not sure if I could possibly be more excited for my wedding... although I bet the closer it gets, the more excited I will become... I literally can barely wait!! Over Spring Break, I got so many planning details done. I love planning my wedding so much. I think I might be sad when I get back from Jamaica just because it's all over... :( Here is my To Do list that I've been going through:

- Address Inner Envelopes X
- Burn CDs, put together favors X
- Write ceremony programs X
- Print Response Cards X
- Print Reception Cards X
- Plan Bridesmaids meeting(s) X
- Make Wedding Day Schedule for important peeps
- Make Guest List into cards [with all information] X
- Get stamps X
- Make guest baskets X
- E-mail Aunt her reading X
- Order Table Linens X
- Order cake topper X
- Honeymoon playlist
- E-mail Kelti her reading X
- Start Honeymoon packing list X
- Think of a ring inscription X [Totus Tuus]
- Finish mybella website
- Find out about sodering/engraving X
- Add Nathan's music to ITunes X
- Reception playlists
- Take full invite to post office... # of stamps? X
- Cut Reception Cards X
- Get wedding bands engraved X
- Call Notre Dame... resend info X
- Order M&Ms

I still have 4 items left to complete. 80 more days.......

Also, I am not supposed to know about my bridal shower, but I'm excited for it. I have deduced when it will be which just makes me more excited. I also know my bridesmaids are involved, and so I know it's going to be great. There is something exciting happening almost every weekend until the wedding:

- THIS Saturday: I get to try on my dress!! First Fitting. EEEEEEEE!!!
- Nothing the following weekend...
- May 9th No Wedding-related things, but it is my sister's graduation; Mother's day/Mom's bday
- May 16th MY BRIDAL SHOWER!! & my sister's graduation
- May 23rd send wedding invitations :-D
- May 29th Last Day of School
- June 6th Probably date of the Bridesmaids meeting
*** ONE MONTH UNTIL THE WEDDING ***
- June 19th Expecting Response Cards back. -> At this point, I will be able to figure out where people will be sitting (I get to fill out a diagram!!! I already have the colors of the table runners figured out) and I will get to write out the place cards. I will be so close.

Right now, I'm still 80 days away, but already, I can almost taste the wedding cake. *Le sigh* I really can't wait until my wedding, but at the same time, I feel like when it's all over, I'm going to miss being engaged. :( It's a pickle. I love Calvin... I'm just going to try to take it one step at a time...

God, please give me patience!

<3 SQ

Writer's Block: Theme Song

What song would you choose as the theme song for your life?


Empty Shoes by Rich Dittus http://www.richdittus.com/

This is a good question.... I might have to think about it a little more, but it's probably the song I listed above. This artist isn't very well known, but he is absolutely amazing, and I'm sure he is going to be GREAT!

Single-issue voting

I realize the election is over, but this is something I have to get off my chest; it's been stirring around for a long time. I guess now that the Inauguration has happened, it's finally sinking in what we've gotten ourselves into...

I've heard several people tell me 'you can't be a single-issue voter.' In normal circumstances, I would agree. However, since we have the abortion issue to deal with, being a single-issue voter was not only justifiable, but we had a moral obligation to do it. Picture this...

We're in Nazi Germany, and have an opportunity to vote in someone to replace Hitler (I realize that Nazi German was not a democracy by any stretch, but just bare with me please) with someone else and there are 2 candidates. Candidate A says: "I will do everything I can to end the Holocaust." and the Candidate B says: "I will pass laws solidifying our right to exterminate Jews and other non-white, non-Protestants, and I will repeal any anti-Holocaust policies or legislation." Let's also say that both candidates have track records to back up what they're saying.
Maybe the economy in Nazi German wasn't the greatest, maybe there were concerns about immigration or welfare, but to vote for any issue other than the Holocaust would be lunacy. We would be morally obligated to vote for the person who would end the killing because it is overwhelmingly more important than any other issue.

The Holocaust resulted in the brutal death of 12 million people. It was a terrible and shameful time in our history. I can't say enough about how disgusting the Holocaust was.

Now in America, we have killed 50 million people, and we have elected the most pro-abortion candidate possible. He is already repealing pro-life policies, just as he promised. I am upset with the way Catholics voted in this election. The US Council of Catholic Bishops told us of 5 non-negotiable issues that we had to keep in mind in the ballot box: 1. abortion 2. embryonic stem cell research 3. human cloning 4. euthanasia 5. gay marriage. As Catholics, we could have - and should have - been a united front, a strong voice in this horrible time in American history. We were one Supreme Court Justice away from having a pro-life majority on the bench; we could have overturned Roe v. Wade! However, it seems that we ignored the council of Bishops and voted the wrong way in this crucial election. As far as I'm concerned, everyone who voted for Barak Obama has hands soaked in the blood of the innocents. As we kill 4,000 children every day, we are up to our elbows in their innocent blood. We all need to do everything we can to stop this American Holocaust, and by voting for this extreme pro-abortion candidate, we have let those children down. I think Catholics should go to Confession if they voted for Obama.

May God have mercy on all of us; may God have mercy on this country.

We must be vigilant! Even if you voted for Obama, we can all stand together now against his pro-abortion policies. Watch out for the Freedom of Choice Act, which he has said will be his first priority as far as legislation to pass. Watch also for other legislation where ideals of the Freedom of Choice Act will be buried or hidden - especially in any health care or economic bills. I know there is a post card campaign going on right now in parishes all over the country - that is one way to fight this.

God bless.

50 million.

Today is the anniversary of Roe v Wade... The court made the decision, legislating from the bench (instead of interpreting the law) that killing children is a "right" of women. Well, in actuality, abortion kills children and hurts women, sometimes scarring them for life. It destroys families and is breaking down our society. 50 million babies have been brutally killed in the name of 'choice'. Women don't want to have abortions. Abortion is in fact, the greatest exploitation of women. There are so many holes in our world; how can we go on when so many are missing? We are so lucky - everyone and anyone who is reading this - to have survived this genocide. Abortion is truly the United States' Holocaust. But it is hidden, although the abortion mills are not. We MUST stand up and fight. We have to fight like the abolitionists, the civil rights workers, and the good Germans who stood up to the Nazis. This is URGENT! Abortion has to end NOW!



We have just sworn in the most extreme pro-abortion candidate possible to the office of United States President... Here is a quote from Father Frank Pavone, Priests for Life:
"It is a time to reflect on the purpose of government, which is the protection of the rights of the citizens, rights which – as the Declaration of Independence states – come from God rather than from government. Senator Hubert Humphrey once said, (quote) “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and handicapped.” (end quote). Let’s pray for our new President, that he may understand that to push for more abortion rights would be the most harmful thing he could do, and would turn the purpose of government on its head."

Fr. Frank

Dear God,
Please help our nation, and the people who are supposed to be serving the common good of the people. Have mercy on this country and all of us in it who are up to our heads in the blood of millions of innocent babies. We pray in reparation for the sins against humanity that we and our fellow countrymen have committed either with or without intent. These are our little brothers and sisters. Please remind us that it is our DUTY as Catholics, as Christians, as faithful, as fellow HUMAN BEINGS to STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT AND PROTECT THEM. Help us to pick up the cross and fight for an end to abortion. Please help us to end this Holocaust. Enter into the hearts of women, men, and families facing crisis pregnancies. Give them the courage to choose life. Help anyone who is considering abortion and convince them to do the right thing. Please be with all women and men who have participated in or had abortions. Reveal yourself to them and help them to come to you for mercy and forgiveness. Let them heal from their grief. Amen.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us
Saint Joseph, pray for us
Saint Gianna, pray for us
Saint Maximillion Kolbe, pray for us
Saint Gerard, pray for us
Blessed Theresa of Calcutta, pray for us
John Paul the Great, pray for us
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us


Eternal Father, we offer to you the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.... in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
For the sake of his sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Jesus, I trust in you. <3

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Catholic Warrior's prayer

Warrior Creed
Lansing Catholic Central

Before I can lead others, I must first conquer myself.

To conquer myself I need a firm commitment in my heart and a steady reliance on God.

I will battle myself and seek to control the self-destructive impulses in me.

I understand that this battle begins and ends with the little things, and they are the focus of my battle.

I summarize this attitude with the expression:

“I will act as I wish I felt”

If I do this every day in the little battles, I will be an awesome, powerful force on the field of competition, in the classroom, at my home and in my daily life.

Thus, with the help of God, I will be the best man I can be.

Once I lead, I must be someone worth following, and make sure that I am leading people to a good place.

To assist me in becoming the man I need to be, I have goals, which I will strive for everyday. I have my daily battles that I will fight with all my heart.

I truly know that we, as warriors, are one and will support each other in striving for their goals. If one fails, we all fail. If one rises, we all rise.

Lastly, I pray to the Lord that I will never give up, with the strength He has given me, in conquering myself and striving to be a warrior.

First, as a group, we commit to the following goals:

- Women and authority figures will be treated with respect and honor.

- The weak and defenseless get my protection and care.

- I will never disrespect my parents.

- I will admit when I am wrong.

- I will not lie.

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Writer's Block: Long Nights, Short Poems

It's the winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere, summer solstice in the Southern hemisphere, and Haiku Day in the U.S. Does that inspire you to write a three-line poem with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven in the middle line?


I realize that this is late but whatev, I love poetry <3

KIM SLEEPS WITH THE SNOW
JACK FROST IS A DIRTY DIRTY WHORE
KIM SOMEONE ELSE PLEASE

Kim, Jack is lucky to have you, but you need to move on because your relationship is hurting me. I don't mean to be possessive, but have you seen it outside?!! Please, find someone else. Thanks in advance, Jamie

P.S. If you're happy, I'm happy though. Don't hate me. I just thought I'd ask. I'm... so... cold... lol All in fun all in fun

Ok here is a better one...

SNOWING IN WIDE CHUNKS
EASILY FLOATING DOWN COVER
CONSUMING ALL LIFE

FROZEN COLD CAPSULES
LOCKED INSIDE CANNOT GO OUT
TRAPPED FIVE LONG MONTHS LONG

BUT I HAVE TO GO
MY SKIN HURTS THE COLD PEIRCES
OUT INTO THE COLD

.........................................................

Oh global warming
swarming cool flakes everywhere
cold crisp and biting

Al Gore is a man
of broken promises of
warmth and happiness

Writer's Block: Physical Education

Call it gym, P.E., recess, or pure hell, most people have participated in a class at school that focused on games and athletics. What sport or game did you hate the most when you were a kid? What sport or game was your favorite?

ohmigosh! VOLLYBALL!!! I sucked at it and it hurt my arm real bad! I dreaded going to gym everyday, but it was much worse during the Vollyball unit. Ugh. My favorite thing about college when I first got there was no gym class. I guess my favorite would be hockey, but I wasn't very good at that either. My high school had some amazing alternatives though... my two favorites were 1.) Yoga and 2.) Bowling. There was also golf somethings... Taibo was fun (sp?) and "fitness" was okay because we got to do whatever we wanted in the weight room. Oh I hate running too!!! The Mile day (twice a year) was the worst day of my life each day. Thank you for asking. I feel like I needed to get that off my chest.

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I have too many tags :( How do I get rid of them?? I went in and deleted them from the entries, but they're still there... it just says "0 entries" now :-/ HELP!

Top 50?

So I was watching TBS with the Cal-future hubbyface and they had "The 50 Funniest Movies of 2008". I TOTALLY disagree with the order that the movies were broken down by! The worst is that the people voted for them!! [I should expect no less... people in this country suck at voting for things apparently lol] Anyway, I decided to make my OWN list!! However, this will only have movies that I have seen. Here we go:

9.) Forgetting Sarah Marshall
8.) 27 Dresses
7.) Wall-E
6.) Step Brothers
5.) Role Models
4.) Hancock
3.) An American Carol
2.) Pineapple Express
1.) Get Smart

I haven't even seen 10 funny movies this year... but this is the order of the ones I have seen. Pineapple Express and Get Smart were freakin hilarious!! They had Forgetting Sarah Marshall as number 1, but that movie was TERRIBLE! People are dumb. What do YOU think the funniest movie of 2008 was?

Love you,
Shaq

P.S. I've seen Twilight 3 times. It's AMAZING! Go see it!! <3