Sunday, June 11, 2006

katy reed, star wars enthusiast?

to make a long story short, i had a recent realization that i had only seen one of the 6 star wars movies. so, in my 2 weeks at home, i decided to rent and watch in order [of release] each star wars movie. however, the video store in franklin doesn't own episodes 1 or 2. so, not wanting to drive to bryan, i rented 3 before seeing 1 or 2 so i actually watched 4-5-6-3-1-2.

and i must admit, i really liked them. george lucas has a cool mind. these are movies i would watch again. odd...because i really don't like watching movies over and over. but, these i would. so maybe i'll catch them on sale some time. anyway, i'm glad i watched them. i'm also glad my entire summer won't be this uneventful.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


oh yes. after one long week of patiently waiting, i have finally received my new pair of shoes:

the chaco zx/2 unaweep sandal in the REI exclusive savory green. oh yeaaaaah.
and you might be thinking to yourself, "why did katy buy ugly shoes?" katy says to you...they're not ugly, they're just not trendy. and i like them. they're comfortable and will come in very handy in the next 2 months. what better way to walk through the african desert? there's not. and to run around pine cove? no better shoe.

countdown to africa: 6 days! are you kidding me?!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


amie (my best friend from home) is in lebanon for the month on a mission trip. she sends an update every week. this is how she ended her last email:

I love you guys, and I'm thankful for your prayers and friendship. Please know that I am here because i love Jesus. I really do. I wouldn't be here if I didn't. It's hot. The days are long. We can't flush toilet paper, so our bathroom smells. Our kitchen smells like feet. The food tastes weird. People yell at us and chase us out of buildings. But I count it a joy because Jesus is so worth it to me. He really is. I do not talk to a lot of you too much about this, but know that this isn't just a cool trip or doing something adventurous, but "Christ's love compels me." It's all I know to do. I believe that the world has to know that He is good and loving. They don't know. So many don't know. They worship an angry god, a false god. Mine is loving. That is why I am here, and I love it.

i like this. it makes me happy that these are the words of one of my closest friends. it makes me happy that after so many years of friendship, we're still on the same page. maybe I like it because I know amie and I know her heart, and I know that it’s hard to talk to close family and friends like this. So yeah…props to amie today.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

well, there it is.

amie is in lebanon.
shauna is on a plane to central asia.
i am at home. with muffin.

but, it is good. because in 2 short weeks, i will join them in my own overseas adventure. woot woot. so, for now...lots of preperation for the next 2 months of my life. i need 6 ridiculous outfits for camp and a few skirts for africa. and if i'm lucky, my parents will hook me up with a new digital camera so i can take top notch photos of my african adventure. yessssssssss.

a small blog audience is getting smaller. the glory days of 5+ comments are over. but, i suppose this means life is picking up for everyone. so, i hope everyone has an amazing summer. and, if you are still reading, feel free to leave a comment. ok byeeeee.