Friday, December 31, 2010

Dancing on the Edge

(Now Playing: "The Balcony Scene" -- Pierce the Veil)

My favorite part:
Have you ever really danced on the edge?
Is something still scaring you?
Have you ever really danced on the edge?
The count of three is up
Have you ever really danced on the edge?
All right, then tell me so
Have you ever really danced on the edge?
Just hold my hand and jump

When I first heard this song, I just thought of it as a beautiful Romeo and Juliet reference.  But the more I listen to it, the more I am sure that it can be about any of us, whether we're falling in love (or out of love) with someone, facing life after college, or even stepping into a relationship with God.

It's asking, are we ready to jump into a scary, uncertain, beautiful new beginning?  Will we stop letting our fear get in the way of the trust we need to develop, the risks we need to take, the experiences we need to have? we dare disturb the universe?

Thursday, December 30, 2010


the news of someone's death can grip you so suddenly.  it can chill the air around you, can leave you feeling hollow inside.

it can have this effect even when you shared only a few short conversations with that person, years ago.

*RIP Sgt. Garrett Misener.  And thank you for your service to our country.*

Monday, December 20, 2010

Questions Existing

how is it that you can show someone the door, watch them walk through it, but still feel that unwanted presence in every corner of the house?

how can you still be affected by the poison when the vaccine is coursing through your bloodstream?

how is it that you can take the initiative to cut the ties, to get rid of the puppet strings that have attached you to your problem for so long...and still be so easily controlled?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chrome for a Cause

Google gets into the spirit of giving:

Google Chrome users: Install the app, and every time you open a new tab between now and December 19th, Google will donate to 1 of 5 charities.  You can literally sit there and click "new tab" and the count will still go up.

Firefox and Safari users: stop what you're doing, install Google Chrome, and follow the instructions above.  After the 19th, feel free to go back to using your old browser, although I'm not sure why you'd want to.

IE users: dude, you seriously need to upgrade.  Like, seriously.

users of all those other random web browsers out there:  similar instructions apply.

I don't think I've ever felt this good about using the Internet/procrastinating on studying for my finals.

*disclaimer: Google definitely isn't paying me to put this on my blog.  Given the fact that I'm applying to med school soon, I kind of wish they were.*