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(no subject) [Mar. 26th, 2005|06:32 am]
[Current Mood |happyhappy]
[Current Music |internet radio jazz]

I decorated Easter eggs yesterday. Woot.

Actually, it really was a lot of fun. I really like Easter. Of course, it really would help matters considerably if there wasn't snow on the ground. I was so excited earlier that it was finally getting warm again...heh, I guess it was just a false alarm.

Because to me, really the main point in celebrating Easter is to celebrate the coming of spring, and to acknowledge the beauty of life and the possibly of rebirth and all that. I mean, that really is what eggs represent, isn't it?

Christian holidays actually get a lot of their traditions from Pagan holidays, I've heard. Granted I really don't know that much about it, but I do know that the Pagans celebrate Winter Solstice and the coming of spring right around the same times as Christmas and Easter.

A friend of mine once said a long time ago that she thought it was kind of selfish for non-Christians to celebrate Christmas, because they're basically just buying themselves presents for no real reason. But there is sooo much associated with Christmas that has nothing to do with the Jesus aspect- pine trees, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus. When I celebrate Christmas it's to celebrate winter, and celebrate the people I love and the spirit of giving.

And on the same line of thinking, really what does the Easter Bunny have to do with Christ's resurrection?

I really should look up some stuff on Paganism today, see how they go about celebrating their version of Easter (though I know for a fact they don't actually call it Easter or associate it in any way...I think it's just called Spring Solstice or something like that.) Give me something to think about tomorrow.

I also know that my neighbor's having a Buddhist meeting tomorrow, which I definitely wanna go to.

Holidays really are nice. xD
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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2005|05:57 pm]
You scored as Buddhism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Buddhism. Do more research on Buddhism and possibly consider becoming Buddhist, if you are not already.

In Buddhism, there are Four Noble Truths: (1) Life is suffering. (2) All suffering is caused by ignorance of the nature of reality and the craving, attachment, and grasping that result from such ignorance. (3) Suffering can be ended by overcoming ignorance and attachment. (4) The path to the suppression of suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path, which consists of right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right-mindedness, and right contemplation. These eight are usually divided into three categories that base the Buddhist faith: morality, wisdom, and samadhi, or concentration. In Buddhism, there is no hierarchy, nor caste system; the Buddha taught that one's spiritual worth is not based on birth.




















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I actually have gone to a couple of Buddhist meetings before, and I really liked it! At least, to a certain extent- most definitely enough of an extent that I could really make it into a religion I really believed in whole-heartedly with a couple small modifications.

Shame that Unitarian Universalism wasn't one of the options though. I guess that's because UUism can really be mixed in with anything. I could easily be both a UU and a Buddhist at the same time.

In fact, at con (which is a UU youth gathering thing), I met a couple Buddhists.

Because one main point of UUism is really just to provide a place for each individual person to explore their own personal beliefs in their own way- no set creeds or anything like that. And it also puts a lot of focus on the here and now, life at the present, and trying to make the world a better place right now, instead of worrying about an afterlife.

I scored high on Paganism too, which is awesome. I definitely need to go do some research now. I'll practice music stuff later...at least this is kinda sort semi-productive, right?
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(no subject) [Mar. 12th, 2005|07:58 am]
[Current Mood |awake]
[Current Music |jazz internet radio]

Know what's weird? Sometimes I'll just casually think to myself,"Maybe I was destined to meet that person", or something along those lines, maybe I wouldn't actually think the word destiny, but whatever.

And then I'd sit back for a moment and be like, "Wait a minute...I don't believe in destiny."

I suppose that could mean either one of two things.

Either my subconscious, like, really does believe in destiny, but I just keeping on overthinking things in my conscious and disbelieving anything that doesn't seem scientifically logical.

Or the concept of destiny has been used SO MUCH in society (books, movies, TV shows) that it's just a reflex for me to think that to myself, just because I've heard it so much elsewhere.

I guess it is possible that there's some sort of force out there though. I mean, the main thing that I don't believe in is the concept of a Supreme BEING- but Supreme forces, maybe I can deal with them. But I dunno.

And maybe, like, if I'm in that kinda mood and I'm like, "Maybe I'm supposed to talk to this person and we were meant to date each other," or something really lame like that...maybe it really just means that we were born really compatible to each other, and it would make sense that we end up together because I'm much more compatiable with that person than a lot of others.

If that makes any sense at all.
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(no subject) [Mar. 12th, 2005|07:57 am]
I watched The School of Rock last night for the first time. I loved it!

Jack Black: Do we have any drummers in the house?
Freddie: *raises hand timidly* I play percussion.
Random kid: That's because you couldn't play anything else!

Haha, that made me happy.
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(no subject) [Jan. 5th, 2005|12:41 pm]
[Current Mood |contentcontent]

I am sooo thankful that he had this snow day...or sleet day, ice day, rain day, whatever it is...you have no idea.

Should be a nice day too. Nice and relaxing, though I do have to do some homework eventually...whatever.

And we get to put off the CATs for awhile. Come here, kitty kitty...

God, they're annoying. And the driver's ed room's chairs are so bloody uncomfortable.

Though I did quite like the story about the blue jays...thought it was clever, even if everyone else thought it was dumb.

Ha. Talking about rude cats on the CAT test.
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(no subject) [Jan. 2nd, 2005|09:30 pm]
For EVERY member who joins a community called dec26_2004 (which I would do the little link thingy for if I knew how...if someone could reply and tell me how to do it that would be lovely...) the founder of it will donate £4 (á $8) to the RedCross and for every post made in the community, until Jan 9, I will donate £2 ($4) to the RedCross. Join and please spread the word.
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(no subject) [Jan. 2nd, 2005|09:14 pm]
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Vertigo- U2]

Well, break ends tomorrow. Gahhh.

Just got back from Ohio, visiting with relatives. Fun enough.

Played a lot of games- we're a very game-oriented family. Think I've played enough Taboo to last a lifetime.

But it's fun. And everyone's older than me except my cousin Quinn, but he spends most of the time watching football, which I really don't find entertaining in the slightest, so it's not like there's much else to do.

Read a lot. Golden compass. Pretty cool book.

Yeah. Ttyl.
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(no subject) [Dec. 30th, 2004|10:52 am]
You Are Ariel!

Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

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(no subject) [Dec. 29th, 2004|06:31 pm]
[Current Mood |nostalgicnostalgic]
[Current Music |John Lennon Acoustic]

So I was just cleaning my room, and I found all these pictures and old birthday cards and stuff like that.

Some from old friends, from Maryland and Colorado. God, do I miss them. It's funny how you don't even think about someone for at least half a year, and then- BAM- you find a picture and feel like you're about to cry! I came pretty damn close to it.

I love them so much!

Because you can totally love someone without being even remotely attracted to them, or any bf/gf junk like that.

I'm totally gonna write them all letters tomorrow, and send them the pictures along with it. And it'll probably keep up for awhile, but it's bound to stop eventually, it always does.

Unless we end up miraculously going to the same college or something like that, it'll never be the same. But maybe we'll grow up and be old and still be in good enough touch to send a Christmas card every once and awhile, drop an email or IM every once and awhile. God, I hope so.

This really is what life is about. Love. And even though I don't see these old friends anymore I've found people to love here- I found some of your guys' old stuff too.

It's nice to know, that no matter where you go and who you leave behind, there will always be new people, new experiences waiting for you.

But I'm never gonna forget the old ones, and I'm never gonna let them go completely away. Maybe I'll have to start the whole pen-pal thing going every single year, then so be it.

John Lennon's actually pretty appropriate to be listening to right now. All you need is love.

Though of course that's not the song he's singing right now, I'm listening to his solo stuff. But yeah. Love. Woot.
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(no subject) [Dec. 29th, 2004|03:09 pm]
[Current Music |John Lennon acoustics]

Well, I haven't written in here for awhile, so I guess I'll give it a go.

Birthday and Christmas were pretty good. Got a lot of money and clothes, some random knick knacks, a couple CDs, the Golden Compass series, membership to a local health club, and MY MARIMBA.

So I'm excited. It's awesome. It really really is.

And that's all I really feel like saying for now. Ttyl.
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