survey stolen from hannnanananah:

: u n i q u e ::
1. Nervous Habits?  i get shaky at random times.. but i’m not ever nervous mentally.. i dunno, it’s weird.
2. Are you double jointed? nope
3. Can you wiggle your ears? yes
4. Can you raise one eyebrow? yes..but only the left one without the right.. not the right without the left
5. Can you blow spit bubbles? ew.  i don’t wanna try.
6. Can you cross your eyes? Yes
7. Tattoos? no
8. Piercings and where?  none.. i’m too wussy to get piercings or tatoos.. but i also know that with how my tastes change, i’ll hate the tatoo a month after i get it, let alone hating it when i’m 80.
9. Do you make your bed daily? no..only if i clean up

:: c l o t h es ::
10. Which shoe goes on first? that’s really weird.. but the right one.
11. Speaking of shoes, have you ever thrown one at anyone? yes
12. On the average, how much money do you carry in your wallet? it varies..not very much
13. What jewelry do you wear 24/7? none
14. Favorite piece of clothing? soft t-shirts..polo shirts..plaid shirts.. jeans.  ok thats all i wear. haha

:: f o o d ::
15. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? cut ittttt.
16. Have you ever eaten Spam?  no
17. Favorite ice cream flavour? peanut butter for sure
18. How many cereals in your cabinet?  5
19. What’s your favorite beverage?  cherry coke
20. What’s your favorite restaurant? applebees, el campesino, pizza king (indiana)
21. Do you cook? nope

:: g r o o m i n g ::
22. How often do you brush your teeth? when i get up.. when i go to bed.. and periodically throughout the day
23. Hair drying method?  umm..with a towel.. and a hair dryer if i have time so that it’s not a big fro when it dries
24. Have you ever colored/highlighted your hair?  it’s been blue twice temporarily.. but i don’t think that counts.

:: m a n n e r s ::
25. Do you swear? #%$%@!%   (haha that reminded me of school of rock when the girl says “I’LL BE GOOD I SWEAAARRRRRRR-ERRRRRRR!” haha)
26. Do you ever spit? sick…no.

:: w h a t i s y o u r f a v o r i t e ::
27. Animal? dogs for sure. awwwpuppywuppyboojooboobubbydeebee
28. Food? alfredo
29. Month? december and july
30. Day? wednesdays and saturdays
31. Cartoon? homestar runner, family guy, simpsons, looney tunes
32. Shoe Brand? american eagle or puma
33. Subject in school? drawing/painting/portfolio
34. Color? it really depends.. i’m gonna go with light green-blue.
35. Sport? bowling..or baseball
36. TV show? american idol or full house or saved by the bell or boiling points or saturday night live
37. Thing to do in the spring? play outside
38. Thing to do in the summer? go on trips and swim
39. Thing to do in the fall?  jump in leaves, have bonfires, dress in warm clothes
40. Thing to do in the winter? anything in the snow 

:: i n & a r o u n d ::
41. The CD player? cool hand luke, switchfoot, kirk franklin (haha)
42. Person you talk most on the phone with? dustin
43. Ever taken a cab? nope
44. Do you regularly check yourself out in store windows and mirrors? haha we all do and you know it.  it’s not intentional or anything, it just happens.
45. What color is your bedroom? white walls, wooden floor, blue curtains and bedcovers, lots of stuff on the wall
46. Do you use an alarm clock? i used to..
47. Window seat or aisle? window for sure

:: l a l a l a n d ::
48. What’s your sleeping position? i usually go to sleep on my back and end up in any given position
49. Even in hot weather do you use a blanket? yep..with a fan on me
50. Do you snore? i don’t think
51. Do you sleepwalk? no
52. Do you talk in your sleep? i’ve laughed in my sleep before..haha.. but i don’t know
53. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? when i was little i would fit as many as i could on my bed..and they’d all off as soon as i was under the covers.
54. How about with the light on? i used to not be able to sleep unless the door was open or some kind of light was on.. and then i slept with christmas lights on for years.. but now i like sleeping in the dark.
55. Do you fall asleep with the TV or radio on? i used to always always have music..but now i fall asleep before i can get it on.
56. Who do you dream about at night? oprah winfrey and richard simmons.  every night.


i haven’t done a survey in a long time. so take this:

Name: B-randon
Birth date: july 26, 1985
Birthplace: aultman hospital (canton)
Current Location: jackson/canton/massillon-ish area
Eye Color: hazel
Hair Color: brown
Righty or Lefty: ambidextrous
Zodiac Sign: leo
Your heritage: german and english and a tiny bit native american

The shoes you wore today: i haven’t worn shoes yet
Your hair: gross..i’m about to take a shower
Your weakness: blood… i think i answered that right.  maybe not.
Your perfect pizza: from pizza king in indiana..pepperoni and sausage.  oh maan, i could eat that every day.

Your most overused phrase on aolaim: haha
Your thoughts first waking up: do i really need to get up now?
The first features you notice in the opposite sex: their actions and personality
Your best physical features: umm…eyes or hair
Your bedtime: whenever
Your greatest accomplishment: i’m not sure
Your most missed memory: my childhood in general
Your favorite TV show: american idol.. make fun of me, i dare you.

Pepsi or Coke: pepsi
McDonald’s or Burger King: wendy’s
Adidas or Nike: eh..adidas i guess
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: lipton
Chocolate or vanilla: depends
Cappuccino or coffee: aaaack
Boxers or briefs: boxerbriefs.. haha
LA or NYC: new york..or orlando..or denver..or nashville

Smoke: no.
Cuss: no.
Sing well: i hope so
Want to get married: eventually
Believe in yourself: not as much as i should..but i guess
Get motion sickness: it depends
Think you’re attractive: eh
Think you’re a health freak: maybe i should be
Get along with your parents: mmhmm
Like thunderstorms: they’re cool until they get dangerous
Play an instrument: yes

Drank alcohol: no.
Smoked: no.
Done a drug: tylenol?
Go on a date: nope
Go to the mall: hah that’s an understatement
Eaten an entire box of Oreos: no
Eaten sushi: grrross, no
Been on stage: yes
Been dumped: no
Gone skating: nope
Made homemade cookies: yes
Dyed your hair: no
Stolen anything: not that i recall

Gotten beaten up: my brother and i used to fight a lot
Shoplifted: i stole a hot wheel when i was 8..but i took it back, and i didn’t think i was stealing ’cause it was out of the package and just laying on the floor in rite aid.
If so, did you get caught: i showed my mom when i got home.. “look what i found!”
Changed who you were to fit in: i’ve always tried not to

Age you hope to be married: i don’t really have one.. whenever i think the time’s right
Numbers and Names of Children: i like Noah, Peter, Alex, and i think that’s it for now
Describe your Dream Wedding: a big ol’ worship service with lots of candles and lights..haha
How do you want to die: in my sleep
What country would you most like to visit: hmm..i’d say something in the carribbean..or australia

Current Clothes: jeans and a hershey’s syrup t-shirt
Current Taste: twix.  it’s all in the mix.
Current Hair: this was already asked
Current annoyance: computers
Current Smell: cut grass
Current thing you ought to be doing: getting a shower and going to the church
Current Desktop Picture: my sillouette at sippo lake from tasha’s grad party
Current Favorite Groups: switchfoot, chris tomlin, david crowder band, blindside, larue, bethany dillon, and i’m liking starfield more and more
Current Refreshment: sunny delight
Current Worry: that i won’t get everything done today that i need to.. i’m not sure what song to sing at church tomorrow either
Current Crush: oprah winfery.  hah psyche
Current Favorite Celebrity: umm..i was just noticing last night how much conan o’brien really does make me laugh. 


the end.


yesterday i went swimming with dustin and jd…i got burnt.  but oh man, it was nice.  josh and tasha showed up, too.  yayy.

last night during bible school, while we were singing, things began blowing at the window like crazy.  i looked out, and the sky was turning completely black.  (it was sunny and nice two minutes before this.)  we moved cabinets in front of the windows and told the kids it was just getting late and so it was dark.  after learning there was a tornado warning, we moved all the kids into inner sturdy rooms.  while the adults were freaking out, the kids were singing “be strong and courageous” together, not knowing anything.  but the storm finally passed..

then i went outside with jess.. the sunset was breaking through the clouds and made everything glow in an unreal intensity.. the raindrops looked yellow.. and we looked to the other side of the church and there was a full double rainbow that kept gaining brightness as we watched it.  ahh, God makes things so beautiful.

->hi, my name is brandon and i look burnt…or dead.
listening to: copeland ..their version of “take my breath away” could beat up jessica simpson’s version any day.

today included:

-getting some new clothes
-playing guitar on a rock in a river
-watching dustin play in a river
-trying to make ducks fall down a waterfall
-climbing a tree that grew over a lake
-eating taco bell twice (they have cheesy potatoes now.  get them.)
-renting a paddle boat at sippo lake
-almost getting caught in a big jungle of lily pad plants
-getting challenged by a duck
-teaching motions to music to 60 kids at Bible school
-youth group

i have very very good pictures to put up..but photobucket is being dumb.  maybe tomorrow.

i know it’s long..but please read this post.

i am renewed.

alive was so great.  not just because of band performances.. not just because of the amazing friends i got to spend time with.. not just because of just pure fun i had.. but because of how stinking much (no pun intended..ha) God worked in my heart and how much i realized. 

like i said before, i am full force form this point forward.  i won’t let myself hold back any longer.  my time with God will no longer be filled with empty words.  i am going to love Jesus, not just singing or talking about Him.  i am going to leave an imprint of light in this dark world, because God has repeatedly laid it on my heart and said in His word that i am supposed to get out there and work for His glory. 

dear Father..held up by doubts, i crashed into a wall.  searching for answers, i was ready to fall.  but then i remembered.. how could i forget that day when You changed my heart and showed me my way?  and now that my fire has returned, feel free to ignite my heart and watch it burn.  in the shadow of Your amazing grace, You showed me how to live and I finally found my place. for the rest of all days, keep this fire ablaze.  my one true desire is to carry out Your will.  i hear You calling.  this empty life is Yours to fill.  i’ll never know the price payed by you.  Lord, living for You is the least i can do.  i thought i was fine, but You wanted more.  i’m not ready to fly, i’m ready to soar.  please Jesus, help me keep this fire ablaze.

here am i, all of me.
take my life, it’s all for Thee.

this isn’t about a fake spiritual high.
this isn’t about that “good Jesus feeling”.
this isn’t about me at all.

please keep me in your prayers.

i will dance,
i will sing,
to be mad for my King.
nothing, Lord, is hindering this passion in my soul.

two nights down..three to go for alive 2004.  you can see my entries and pictures on the alive site.  sorry for the cheeziness of my journals on that.  but oh man.. God is just doing really really good things inside of me.  it’s so awesome how He will break you down time and time again, only to make you realize how much you need Him.  that’s what’s been happening with me, and i entered this week just hungry for anything and everything from Him.  and i think a large thing i’m supposed to be learning right now is that there is no reason for me to hold back any longer.  i’ve realized that my biggest downfall is that i just hold myself back so much, most of the time without even realizing.  but if i’m going to accomplish what i feel i’m called to do in this life, i have to be bold.  i have to break out, and i have to not care anymore.  nothing matters in this world but Him and Him alone.  i’m going full force from this point forward.  please pray for me.

->hi, my name is brandon and i really do love Jesus with all my heart.
listening to: mars ill (haha from a gotee records sampler i got today)