Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cheater Cheater, People Eaters

Clint and I are playing Quiddler right now and he is totally cheating.  He went to some sort of Scrabble website to look up words that begin with "qu," and came up with "query."  Cheater!  Oh, it's my turn right back... 

Haha!  I love karma!  On the last round, I won the game by nine points because I pulled out a word that normally would have never occurred to me.  Which word, you ask?  Query!  Yeah baby, that's what I'm talking about!  Cheaters never prosper.  Well, unless they're poiliticians.  Or just regular Joe-Schmoes that get away with it.  Now that I think about it, that's a stupid expression. 

This week has been a great week, although for the life of me I can't think of what I did.  I know we went to Dan's and Felisa's for small group on Monday, which was fun, as always.  The discussions in our group are getting deeper and deeper every time we meet, and I love that.  I love it that I have a group of grown-ups who I can delve into difficult topics with and bounce ideas from.  But it's not all just "heavy" stuff; we laugh a lot too.  Especially when the women start throwing their men under the bus about their bad driving and such...poor guys.  You know if they tried to turn around and do the same thing to us, we'd have them by their cajones by the time they got home.  Ahhh, love...such a double standard.

Today we went with Mike and Amanda to see Eclipse.  Since social networking sites are bombarded with excited quibbling about the latest Twilight installment, I won't torture anyone with a long-winded review of the movie.  But I will say that it followed the book closely, and I really enjoyed it. 

We have set a camping date with Matt and Alana!  We're going to Lake Gregory the 20th-22nd.  My sister is going to crack up when she reads this, since she lives there.  We were originally planning to camp somewhere further away, but every place we could think of was already booked. Since it is so beautiful up in the mountains, we decided that camping there for a couple of days would still be a great break from the desert.  I am really going to have to resist the temptation of sneaking in my sis's house though to steal a quick shower or an extra pillow.  Who exactly said that roughin' it has to be rough?  ;-) 

One final thing: I did NOT make up today's blog title.  I asked Clint what I should title this entry, and that's what he came up with.  I didn't get the whole "people eaters" part of it, but he said it's because we watched a movie about vampires today.  I think that's a HUGE stretch, but we're in a hurry to start "movie night," so I'll change it later.


  1. That whole karma thing scares me sometimes. It makes me take a very strong look at every action taken or word said because things HAVE come back to haunt me.

    We saw Eclipse today and thought it kind of dragged but it did follow the book very closely. I am now reading Breaking Dawn. So many students did book reports on it that I have a good idea of what happens, but I'll read it anyway.

  2. Niecy, one time, in order to get out of doing something that I really didn't want to do, I told a little white lie. I said that my grandparents were going to be visiting me on "said" weekend on their way home from Vegas to Camarillo. Made the WHOLE thing up. Well, a couple of days later, I got a phone call from my grandma. Her and my grandpa had decided to go to Vegas, and were wondering if they could visit me on their way home, on the same exact weekend that I had lied about. This is probably the third time that one of my little white lies have come true (but this one was the most detailed), so now I'm VERY careful about what I say. I don't know how I feel about the whole concept of "karma," but I do believe in a God with a sense of humor when it comes to making His point known. ;-) I'd love to hear your karma story some time.

  3. Somebody is feeding info to your grandparents, by golly!

    Karma - I don't really have one detailed story, but the biggest thing that I have noticed is that when I hurt an old boyfriend, I too was hurt later by someone else in about the same way. It was very painful and I remembered how I had done the same thing to a very nice young man that was very in love with me years before. I realized how badly I had REALLY hurt him because I was feeling the pain at that point. It's like I experience everything I put out there for others, good and bad, so it's not ALL terrible. I think that's why I am so keen on empathy. I guess it's more of a "What goes around, comes around" type feeling. But the good thing about karma is that it can actually be a positive thing as well.

  4. Wow. At least you had the presence of mind to connect the two experiences together and learn from them. A lot of people would have felt like a victim in the midst of their hurt, never considering that they had once hurt someone in a similar fashion. I have to say that I do buy into the whole "what goes around comes around" philosophy, but I don't believe that there is an actual force out there causing this cycle. I just think that it's human nature; those who disregard others are more likely to be treated in a similar way.


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