|Birthday:||October 9th 1983|
|Service Attendance:||More than once a week|
|Race/lineage:||White / Caucasian|
|Location:||United States, Missouri|
|Height:||5' 0" (152 cm)|
|Vision:||Glasses when driving|
|Hair Style:||Straight - Medium|
|Clothing Pref.:||No Preference|
|Relationship Status:||Single - Never Married|
|Family Info:||only child; adopted by grandparents|
|Sexual Preference:||Really Straight|
|Astrological Sign:||Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 23)|
|Liquor:||Social drinker. One or two|
|Your Home:||Live alone|
|Books:||The Narnia Chronicles, LOTR, anything by C.S. Lewis, Harry Potter, Stonewords: a Ghost Story, Joan of Arc by Mark Twain|
|Authors:||C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Mark Twain, J.K. Rowling|
|Bands/Artists:||Newsboys, Thousand Foot Krutch, Jeremy Camp, Edwin McCain, Kutless, and more--changes with my mood really|
|Albums/CDs:||Phantom of the Opera, Notre Dame de Paris, Newsboys: Adoration, Devotion, and Thrive|
|Songs:||In Christ Alone, Dance My Esmeralda, I'll Be, Be Thou My Vision, We Stand and Lift Up Our Hands, The Wondrous Cross|
|TV Shows:||Extreme Home Makeover, America's Funniest Home Videos, Celebrity Mole, Home Improvement, Full House|
|Movies:||The Lord of the Rings trilogy, 13 Going on 30, The Parent Trap, Grease, and more|
|Actors:||Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Robin Williams|
|Games:||Loaded Questions, Apples to Apples|
|Sports:||St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Rams football, St. Louis Blues hockey|
|Colors:||I don't have a favorite|
|Pets/Animals:||1 dog: Sassy, a husky-corgi mix|
|Food:||Spaghetti, seafood, shrimp chimichangas at El Vaquero and La Pachanga, chinese food|
|Drink:||Mountain Dew, Amp, Orange Juice (as long as it isn't too strong), Cappuccino, Hot Tea|
|http://nikistarsnhreyes.blogspot.com||Confessions and Ramblings of a Reluctant "Adult"|
So if you haven't quite noticed, I don't post here anymore. I actually went back to my original blog, and I've been posting for quite awhile (miraculously). So while I'm certaintly not going to delete this, I probably won't post here, well, ever.
Here's where you should try to find me now:
Day One: Loneliness
I actually have found several extremely relevant pictures:
For a long time, I honestly had very little concept of loneliness. As an only child, I more or less received all the attention... well, shared it with the Momster. Anywho, I got my first taste of what it meant to be "different" in preschool. I can remember sitting by myself in the back of the room during sing-along... no one wanted to me to sit with them. However, those memories didn't affect me as much as the following year. In kindergarten, I found my first in-class best friend, Lauren. However, as opposed to the girl who...
I'm issuing a creative writing exercise challenge to all of you that I thought of today, especially if you don't feel like you have anything to write about or feel like you can't writing creatively. I'll be doing this as well, if you need an example, beginning tonight, but dated tomorrow.
First off, make a mental list of themes in your life (for example, relationship with a parent, loneliness at a particular time in life, being labeled something like a nerd, faith, your favorite toy or cartoon character, etc.). However many you come up with, round it up to seven, fourteen, twenty-one, or...
I love my friends
Wednesday night, Katrina Brink came up to me after CCF service and asked me what time I go to work in the morning. I told her 7:30, and I asked her why. "Someone in there told me to ask you." Who? "Um, I can't say."
Being me of course, it slipped my mind. I woke up the next morning, a little growly because, hey, I'm not a morning person and I definitely didn't get much sleep the night before for some reason. I was running late, so I hopped in my car to drive part of the way to campus. Driving down Normal, I saw six CCF guys walking in a group... one carrying a drum,...