That CJ Girl

Find out what happens to a small town girl who moves across the county...No, the 'r' is not missing

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

What the Crap?!

My sister hates birds. She's afraid of them. She doesn't like listening to them. She cringes at a zoo ad that says "BIRDS this way." In fact, sometimes when a flock of brave poultry comes her way, her face gets a little green.

I on the other hand, love them. They are wonderful creatures whose beautiful songs awaken me to a new day, reminding me of the one who created them. Poetic, huh? Well, that's how birds make me feel. When I was three, I genuinely thought I was Snow White or Mary Poppins, singing outside with my index finger out waiting on a bird to come join me in my song.

So why, when birds do not have all of the world's inhabitants for biggest fans, do they choose my car to take a dump on? Me--the one who adores them? Sometimes you know, you get those little white squirts on your windshield...oops. Okay, no big deal, I understand. You're a bird and sometimes birds get the squirts.

No, no no..I'm talking an owl or some kind of overgrown sparrow has squatted herself purposely on Mustang Sally. It's not just a fly-by squirting. There's no way around it..her "squirts" are more like stop and take a dump.

Last week, it was all over my window. So much that I was embarrassed to drive my car. After seeing how embarrassed I was, Rumblin' Robin must have decided to raise the bar a tad. I walked outside today and there was white bird crap all over the driver's side door handle. This time, I wasn't embarrassed..I was too proud to wipe it off. How awesome! Some stupid bird has purposely aimed her rear and crapped on my door handle! The window: embarrassing. Driver's side door handle: worth showing off. "I have some pretty sly birds in my back yard; how bout you Mr. Fast Lane on I-85?"

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


I know I look like a fool in the middle of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just lying there, but when your boyfriend woos you then asks for your hand, you tend to get pretty happy. Indeed I am!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Baby or Posh?

Oh geez...chills just went up my spine as I heard "If you wanna be my lover" by the Spice Girls from 1865. Holy cow.

So tell me whatcha want, whatcha really really want, I'll tell ya what I want, what I really really want, I wish you'd just shut yer BIG YAPPER.


Sorry I haven't updated in a while; I know you've been sitting on the edge of your computer chair for a few months waiting on a recent post from such an exciting site. :)

Much love for a Wednesday. I'm off to catch some Paula Cole or Hanson. (major jokeage)

Friday, September 23, 2005

"She's like the wind..."

"7 bored girls = sock and chair races...

rollie chair races = busted knee caps...

videos of the whole thing dubbed in chinese = priceless..." --Thank you, Joanna

There are some feelings you can only get from having your friends push you in a desk chair with wobbly wheels, as hard as they possibly can, across a long hallway with very slick floor, just to body slam in a mattress. Oh man.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Big Blobbers

When I first started reading the red headlines, I thought this was a poster about ThatCJGirl, but nah...

Just kidding. An extremely, beyond imaginationably cool person gave this to me, so I thought I might as well share it!

Love you all!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Born to be wild..with my helmet on!

Here is ThatCJGirl and her sweet Nathan; what fun times this pair has!

...remember? He's the one that loves "eeughths"

Two more weeks before I go back to school! In the meantime, I will most likely do activites shown in the picture. Even though I am excited about a new semester, I will eagerly admit that playing outside or pretending I'm Elastagirl beats writing a paper any day!

Hope you all are doing well! Enjoy your early August!

Love, CJ

Friday, July 08, 2005

Thank you John!

Aren't you proud of your cousin for posting pictures?! I'm learning.

Love you!

Where's Waldo..uh, I mean, that CJ girl?

...Supposedly I am in all of these pictures :) HA!

We had helped Ben with his water purification project and the entire week, children from the neighborhood (along with some other adults) came to watch us and stayed entire days with us. This was our last day, as our translator had told all of them; I helped teach them "Head, shoulders, knees, and toes," (they caught on SO quickly!), we gave away toys and candy, and took tons of pictures!

It is hard for me to imagine that I helped them, blessed them, or influenced any of their lives the way they have mine. It truely is better to give than to receive--that is where you receive the most and the richest treasures that time will not erase.

...obviously, the girls DEFINATELY worked the hardest of all

I think some of the alleys at the Cleveland County Fair are wider than some of these roads... but isn't this gorgeous??

Ben and Heather on our TINY bus...Drew was honestly trying to stay out of the picture, but he could only do so much, bless him.

These guys LOVED having their picture taken...especially with a digital camera so they could see what their picture looked like. The only thing was, they just wanted to stand there, so I gave them a few pointers (stick your tongue out at the camera, wave at me, etc.) fun!