10 More Random Things


'Blur' photo (c) 2009, Lena - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/My head has been all over the place lately, but I’m okay with that, I think.  What makes it weird is that as all-over-the-place as it’s been, they’re all good places.  Does that make sense?  No?  Oh, well.

1.  I bought The Civil Wars new album this week.  They’re no longer traveling and/or singing together, but holy cow, this album is good.  I love Dust to Dust, Same Old Same Old and Devil’s Backbone best right now.  That may change tomorrow, but today, those are my favorites.  And because they’re my favorites, I think you should at least listen to them.  Got it?  Good.

2.  I think I broke my big toe.  And by think, I mean other than having it x-rayed and the doctor telling me it’s broken, I know it’s broken.  I can’t put weight on it.  And, of course, you can’t do anything for a broken toe except wear close-toed shoes to keep your toes secured, etc.  I’m staying at my aunt’s house this week and didn’t pack any tennis shoes.  So Nike flip-flops it is.

3.  I’ve been trying to think of what I’m going to be able to do at the gym because of the broken toe.  I can barely walk, so running is out of the question.  I guess it will just depend on the workout this morning.  (I’m writing this Thursday.  You’re reading it Friday.  By the time you read this, I will have already decided, but for now I’m still wondering.)  My assumption is that I’ll just go in and row a few thousand meters, but not sure.

4.  I’m going to give a shout-out to my friend B on here.  She told me about a song called Wake Me Up by Avicii.  This is one you don’t even need to listen to first before you download it.  Just go do it now.  I’ll wait.

5.  Jimmy Fallon’s version of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke is fantastic.  It made me like a song that I didn’t really like before.  And because I like it so much I’m posting it here for you to see.  Enjoy!

6. I’ve been reading Nehemiah again and Visioneering by Andy Stanley, a book based on the vision and execution of Nehemiah in rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem.  My friend, Tracee, challenged me to reread both of them and look for the instances where faith meets ability.  This is putting everything around me into a whole new perspective.  I’m going to challenge you to do the same thing.  Even if you don’t have the book Visioneering, just read through Nehemiah and look for those instances.

7.  Speaking of Tracee, I think you need to read her blog.  It’s fantastic.  That is all.  Go now.  I’ll wait.

8.  The CrossFit games were a couple of weeks ago.  I wasn’t as invested in them this year as I have been in the past.  But I still watched as much as I could.  As usually, they were incredibly inspiring.  I think what is most inspiring is to watch people push past their limits.

9.  Speaking of limits, we put unfair limits on ourselves and other people.  half the time we don’t even try if we think it’s something we can’t do.  I’m tired of it.  I’m going to stop saying no because I think I may not be able to handle the strenuousness of the activity, etc.   I still probably won’t go skydiving, though.

10.  I finally feel like writing regularly again.  It’s a good feeling.  I feel like it’s time to start something.  I’m not sure what I’m fixin’ to start, but I’m ready to go.  Wanna join me?  😉

What have you been up to lately?


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  • Tammy Lee

    I have a confession. When you posted something the other day about Civil War, I assumed you were referring to a documentary series on PBS. I thought to myself, hmmm, never pictured Julie as a person who would want to watch a Civil War documentary all day long. True Story. 🙂

    • This is so awesome. I left you my favorite Civil Wars song on your Facebook page. I think you’d really like them!