Monday, August 28, 2006

Myspace…a place for creeps

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Though I would post some of the messages I have received from random guys via myspace. I only messaged one of them back. Most guys don’t read my profile, I guess, because I specifically state: “I am not here to flirt. I am married, and love my husband.” I’ll add my own comments after the messages (in italics).

Hope ya’ll get as much of a kick out of these as I did

From: Bud (no photo)
Subject: hey there cutie
Body:what u up to
(Well that was short and to the point. I think the last person to call me cutie, before bud, was my mom)

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From: Donny
Subject: Hey There
Body : Hey, what's up? I stopped by your profile and thought you seemd cool. I am trying to find someone who has 100% for every skill, so let me know if you do and check out my page. Laters!
( He followed with a link for a test called “What Is Your Best Sexual Skill?”. That’s nice, Donny.)

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From: Vip4Vip
Subject: No Subject
Body: I was not looking for a girl when I turned my computer on, I just thought to visit some sites that I have seen for a long time, but when I saw your pictures and profile I said to myself that I must send this pretty girl a message. You are pretty and sexy. Don’t think that I say that to all girls. I say to you because I do believe so. Do you mind if we chat sometime?
Have a nice day.
(Oh vip4vip, I do think that you say that to all the girls. However, I am glad you say to me.)

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From: Sharkthruster
Subject: Hey
Body:I am new to Austin.

You are Hot.

Let's hang out.

(Josh, I see a future filled with many friends for you…just keep sending those charming messages out to random gals.)

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From: ifyouseekay
Subject: no subject
Body: hey, how's it going? came across your page & just thought i'd say hi...
(Ok, thanks for the greeting.)

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From: Jeremy
Subject: Hi
Body: ust wanted to drop you a note and tell you that you're the custest.

Have a good one!

(I wish I were the “cutest”. I guess I will have to settle for being the “custest”.)

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From: life/death
Subject: No Subject
Body: HI Sarah. My name is ruben. Thanks for adding me as your friend. Are you a model?
(I am not a model, but I play one on myspace.)

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From: Renaissanze
Subject: you
Body: Hey how you doing? My name is Coby. Do you know how many songs are named after you? You've probably heard that joke before. Anyway you have a cute pic. Thought I would drop you a line or two. Hollar at me whenever.
(It is no joke that there are many songs out there with the name “Sarah” in the title. None of them are named after me though….well, except “sarah smile” by Hall and Oates.)

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From: Funguyjtizzle
Subject: No Subject
Body: Hey you are something incredible. I have a quick question for you. I am a DJ that also designs his own records covers and my next cover has a veriety of people on it. Could I use your picture with the short blonde hair that is qute white and bright, it is perfect with the motage of other people. The reason I need awesome cool random pictures is the theme of the work and the song that is being pressed. I can;t offer you money, since I am a poor DJ, but could send you the done product. I know this is a strange e-mail and I apologize but I saw your pic and just loved it! IF you aren;t okay with it that is fine, and I understand... you are very initeresting and I appreciate your time.
John Thomas
(I told this guy he could use my pic. I have never received the “done product”. Oh well.)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Is it lonely there, up on your fucking high horse?

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In the blurry winters of your soul, you will find the wicked witch of west Texas. She is my friend’s boss. She is a drunken somebody who used to be a “somebody”. Now she complains. She looks and looks for things to bring my friend down, when she knows that he is the only thing keeping her up.

It’s a business suicide.

He is too locked in to leave.

She passes out at her own dinner parties…into a tray of exotic olives next to the cubes of cheese. She has my friend shackled with hand cuffs of wine.

She needs a reckoning

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Life is precious.

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A friend of mine lost her son the other day. He was only 20 years old. He ended his life for reasons that nobody knows. There was no note….no explanation.

I went to his funeral today. It was a celebration of his life. His friends and family spoke about him. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever been a witness to. A celebration of who he was.
They honored him.
They honored his family, especially his mother… friend.

She told me, “Sarah, everybody says that he will always be with me. He won’t. He is gone and I will never see him again. All I have is my memories. Nothing else….”

A loose quote, but you get the idea.

Remember this, when trying to comfort somebody who has lost someone that sometimes it is better to listen than to speak.

Her son did that. He was an observer. His mother called him a “watcher”.

He was loved. He is loved. Why did he do it? He walked over a mile to get to his final destination…the park, where he ended his young life.
He knew what he was doing, and why he was doing it, but nobody else did.

My friend, his mother, felt so small in my arms when I would hold her as she cried. I never thought of her as a small woman. When she lost her son, she lost part of her spirit. It took away some of her physical mass. She is frail but I pray that she will grow strong again.

I just can’t imagine.

No comments necessary on this one, folks. I just wanted to share.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Research Studios

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This past Sunday, Josh (the master of coining phrases) referred to our friend Danny as “Osama Been Drinkin” You can call him OBD for short.
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Here we see OBD recording his new track “Ugly Faces” at research studios.

Producer extraordinaire, DJ Duke laid out the funky music bed
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Sister Sarah served as a vocal coach
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Lee was the entourage
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“make magic, when pen hits paper”
-Newox, a.k.a Osama Been Drinkin, a.k.a OBD, a.k.a. city fence, a.k.a the original fitty cents, a.k.a. Danny

Look out for “Ugly Faces” to hit Sarah’s Ipod in a few short weeks.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Do you know how to get into Heaven?

As I was leaving starbucks this mid-morning, a teenage gal approached me and said:

“excuse, me…this may seem strange but I really feel like I am supposed to give you this”.

Then she handed me this:
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“What is it?” I asked her.
“It’s a checklist of what people think you need to do to get into heaven and stuff”-she replied.

“Oh, well thank you.” I said as I took the pamphlet. (end scene)


Before I get into the content of the pamphlet, let me go into why I think she thought she was “supposed to” give me the heaven pamphlet.

I think she thought I was a heathen…or a witch….or both.

It’s probably because I am wearing a mid-calf length black flowy skirt with gold sequence accents here and there accompanied by a black tank top, a cool gold necklace, and super star shades (that Dale thinks make me look like a bug). I also had on a gigantic ring (other than my wedding ring..haha). Oh, and my hair was worn long and usual.

The proper attire for a good Christian girl, in a teen’s view, is a pair of shorts, running shoes with socks, and a Christian t-shirt that tells everyone you love Jesus.
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A nice cross necklace is also in order, but stay away from the crucifix necklace because that signifies you are Catholic and Catholics worship Mary and graven images.
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Also, Catholics are not Christian. (not really, Catholics are Christians and we don’t worship Mary or graven images…fool!)

When I got home, I decided to read the little pamphlet.
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On the inside front cover, it asks:

INSTRUCTIONS: check below what you think is necessary to get to Heaven.
(In parenthesis, I have added some of my comments)
1. Obey God’s law and commandments. (ten commandments rule, fool: "And behold, one came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments." Matthew 19:16-17 )

2.Be sorry for your sins, and confess your sins. (hmm, Catholics confess their sins)

3.Sincerely do your best.

4.Turn from your sins and stop sinning.

5.Do good deeds.

6.Give money to church or charity. (Catholics tithe..but so do many other religions: "Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you
possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven;
and come, follow me." Matthew 19:21)

7.Water baptism or Holy communion. (Catholics go through water baptism and holy communion as part of the holy sacraments)

8.Trust in Jesus Christ alone as your personal Savior.

9.Trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, and also serve him.

10.There is no Heaven or Hell.

Some of these, I feel, are direct digs at the Catholic faith.
Whatevs. I can deal with it.

The pamphlet says that out of the 10 things listed, only one will get you to heaven.
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Which one is it?

“We are all sinners; we all deserve to go to Hell; Heaven is a perfect place; nothing we do can make us perfect. How then can we go to Heaven?”- From the pamphlet
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So forget about the rest of the stuff, ya’ll. It just does not matter.
You don’t have to serve Jesus, just believe in him. Ok. Sounds pretty easy to me.



I guess Muslims, Buddhists, and Jewish folk are all going to Hell. Sorry guys. You suck.

‘Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need. So long as we practise these in our daily lives, then no matter if we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow some other religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy’ - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers. (Final Sermon of Muhammad)

"Love your fellow as yourself” – Taken from the Torah

Jesus Christ said, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another" (John 13:34).

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Kinda dull

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Danny and Lee will be in Austin this Saturday!

This means much fun, drinking, and debauchery will surely take place.
Ya’ll keep me in your prayers.

I am reloading my ipod right now. When my computer crashed, it took my itunes with it. I still have all the songs on my ipod, but the stupid itunes will not let me add any more songs to the ipod unless I change my library. When I change my library, it will replace my current ipod listings with the new stuff.

Good thing I am on break and have time to do such things.

I am listening to The Strokes, “Room on Fire” right now as the album uploads. At first, I did not really like this album. I did not listen to it more than twice though and now, on it’s 3rd listen, I am liking it.

It makes me wanna dance like ants are in my pants.

I hope I can think of something to blog soon. This place is getting stale and smelling funky. Can you see the cobwebs starting to gather in the corner?
Somebody get a broom.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Nice Detective Work

I found my camera cord. Now I can finally show you the picture of my assailant!


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Damn. I suck at picture taking. I am a regular Ansel Adams when I am taking pictures of myself or my friends but put me in a stressful situation and this is what you get.

Here is a funny message that my buddy Dan posted on my Myspace.

Check this out - my cousin from Austin called...said he dropped his hotdog on the ground so he was shaking the dirt off of it...then some crazy UT chick saw him and started running away screaming...she had dropped a quarter, so he got in his car to bring it to her...and she was gone. A couple days later he saw her...but he already spent the quarter on some Bazooka Joes for his friends...good thing the cops were around though...cuz she seemed reeeeallly crazy.

I always knew Austin was weird.”


That’s right, Dan, laugh at my escape from death! Ok, I am laughing now as well. Damn you and your humor! DAMN IT TO HELLLLL!!!