Thursday, December 31, 2009

Busy bee

This is one of my favorite pics of my dad showing off his miniture peppers.
Kojie reunion
Erin and Emerson
The hunter and the deer

Buzz, buzz, buzz....ok so i'm going to update you. I know, I live such a fantastic life and you all are
just DYING to know what has happened since October. Don't worry :) I'm about to fill you in. Grad school and work. YES! You guessed it! Good for you! You shall win a dum-dum! Let me tell you something while we are on the subject. I park outside on the street, and some birds decided to have a colon cleanse on my car. Therefore, I went to a carwash. I had a coupon to get a free $10 car wash at Team Clean, so I did. As I drive up to the entrance, the attendant comes out and gives me not one but TWO dum-dums. Of course I was very gracious, but deep inside I was like, "ooh dums-dums disgust me. I will just throw them away." Those of you who know me well know that I can't just toss food without first giving it a nibble. I ate the dum-dums, and guess what? They were good! I really felt good about rekindling my love for suckers.

Halloween was fun besides the extreme flooding. My roommate and I dressed up together. I was the hunter, and she was the deer. So cute! Then I went Harding homecoming where we had our 70th Kojie reunion. It was so so wonderful to see everyone!

Let's see, grad school went well. Before my presentation for Satan's class, I asked my teacher for a Xanax. It's true, I did. He obviously does not get jokes and said, "Ashley, I am not licensed to prescribe medicine in this state" and then gives me a how are you in this class because you are stupid look. aaaahhh no sense of humor! What a hardship that must be for him!

CAC going well. I was asked to play in the student/faculty basketball game. he he. My height must fool people. I told them it was a BAD idea. I guess they thought I was being modest. It was the most regretted 2 minutes of the game. I didn't know I could get so distracted. People would yell at me or for me...I would wave. I didn't want to neglect my fans who paid $2 to watch me. Sometimes when I was running down the court, I felt compelled to leap. What other times will I have a basketball court to leap on? And then for the final fiasco...I was open. I saw the other player look straight at me. I said, "NNNNOOOOOO!!!" And he did it. He threw it at me. I ducked ( I don't like things coming towards my face...bad memories from when a basketball hit me in the face when I was in the 4th grade and wore glasses. Let's just say the glasses were terribly bent) and the ball goes over me. Then some evil person knocks it back to me, and I throw the opposing team. It was like a hot potato! OOH! They took me out right away.

Let's see...over Christmas break I read three books. I have not pleasure read since June. Oh how I have missed it! I read Life of Pi, The Lovely Bones, and The Pilot's Wife. All of those were awesome! I wish I could've read more! Maybe my grad school work load will be less this semester.
Boring but busy! I will update on the holidays soon!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Ace came through the 4.5 hour surgery. He's still in recovery and in a lot of pain. Dr. B said some of the polyps are questionable, so they are being checked by the pathologist now. We will know in the next 24 hours if it's cancer. All for now. Keep praying!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Prayers please!

Hi my fellow bloggers. I know my posting has decreased; grad school overwhelms me. I have a special prayer request, and I need you all to pray fervently. My cousin Ace had a colonoscopy today, and the doctor found 40 polyps. Not good. We don't know if they are malignant yet. The doctor said that he couldn't remove all of the polyps because there was a large chance he might cut the colon wall which could be fatal. So Ace is having surgery tomorrow at 9 am to remove about 2 feet of his colon where most of the polyps are. The polyps will then be sent off for a biopsy.

Ace is only 28, and he and his wife are expecting a baby. His older brother Jon had colon cancer 4 years ago, so please pray that Ace isn't in the same situation. I promise to update you soon!