20 October 2009

Dear Beth,

My friend Beth is leaving the BVS staff next Monday. Her last day at the office is Friday. This blog post is just for her. If your name is not Beth, you should look away and not read any further.

Organized. "Callie, did your remember to bring _____? That's ok I brought ____ for you!"

Designery. Artistic with everything from orientation schedules to mandalas to faith journeys.

Tolerant. Me: Let's put cheese in the scrambled eggs. Beth: Better not, someone might be lactose intolerant. Me: Oh right. Thanks for the reminder! Beth's tolerant of others' intolerances and that's pretty rad.

Consistent. Driving to and from orientation: Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Podcast. Over and over and well you get the idea!

Thoughtful. Each person's calling out has been sculpted and crafted in a detailed and loving way. And also usually longer than mine.

Neat & Clean* Cleaning the 8th floor waiting room at the Homicide unit in Baltimore after a long interview. Watching a very clean and sparse room at Camp Ithiel explode into colorful bursts of clothes, files, computers, shoes, coffee cups, ipods, cords, books, candy, and faith journeys.
*when necessary

And now for the finale: Lyrics you should recognize-

Everyone's a hero in their own way
Everyone's got something they can do
Get up, go out and fly!

09 October 2009

A post-orientation day

800 miles. 6 hours of rain. 2 identical rest areas in Ohio. Skittles. Coffee. Ipod. Friends. Windshield wipers. Apartment. Eli. Functioning hot water heater. Neighbors cheering my name as I make an entrance at their party!

08 October 2009

Food glorious Food.

Potatoes. Rice. Potatoes.
Bread pudding. Bread pudding.
Cereal. Milk. Soymilk. Lactaid.
Red pepper flakes. Garlic Powder. Salt.
German bread. White bread. Trashy bread in my stomach.

05 October 2009

Music to survive an orientation

I seem to go through peaks and valleys with musical tastes. Sometimes I horde a bunch of music and never derivate from my music. Other times I get a whole bunch of new stuff (new to me at least). So I deem it best to let you know what you should be listening to.

MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
Kings of Leon: Only by the Night
Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Regina Spektor: Far
Brandi Carlile: Give Up the Ghost...coming in October
The Bravery: The Sun and the Moon