Sunday, December 26, 2004

Merry Late Christmas

Merry Late Christmas everyone! It was a pretty busy day yesterday, so I could not get a Christmas wish onto my blog until today. I hope it was a wonderful Christmas! It was mine and Ryan's first Christmas together! :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Seed of Chucky

Look at what Bret makes me do. That's me in the middle wrapped in swaddling clothes.

No snow.

Waited all day and guess what, yeah, that's right, no snow here in Midway. But southern Indiana got about 10 inches and probably will get 10 inches more tonight.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Computer repair

My computer is in the shop. The logic board needs to be replaced. I'll blog more later.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Winter Concert

I had my first concert as a teacher last night at the Western Hills High School auditorium. It was a lot of fun and the kids did pretty well. The program consisted of:

Beginning Chorus:
Viva la musica-Opening procession/round by Michael Praetorius (a cappella)
Cantaremos-Spanish dance song arranged by Ramon Noble (a cappella)
Every Valley-arranged by John Ness Beck (piano)
Keep Your Lamps-Spiritual arranged by Andre Thomas (a cappella)
Carols Around-Compilation of carols and Dona nobis pacem by Carl Nygard Jr. (piano)

Chamber Choir:
How Merrily We Live-English madrigal by Michael East (a cappella)
Mon coeur se recommande a vous-French chanson by Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin (a cappella)
All My Trials-Bahamian spiritual by Norman Luboff (a cappella)
Lo, how a Rose e'er Blooming-Christmas carol by Michael Praetorius (a cappella)
Controppunto bestiale alle mente-Counterpoint by Adriano Bachieri (a cappella)

Laudate by Knut Nystedt (a cappella)
Adoramus te by Jacob Clemens non Papa (a cappella)
Kyrie from Mass in G by Franz Schubert (piano/violin)
Lamb of God by F. Melius Christiansen (a cappella)
Can't Buy Me Love by Lennon/McCartney (a cappella)
Carol of the Bells by Leontovich/Wilhousky (a cappella)
Irish Blessing by James Moore (a cappella)

I was happy that the kids were able to pull off an almost entirely a cappella concert. It's been a lot of hard work with some complaining and grumbling along the way, but I think they were happy with the end result last night. They were very energized for the concert and excited to sing. I was proud of them.

Commenting Change

Okay, the commenting rules have changed yet again. Hopefully this will be the last change. Tiffany was getting 10-15 spam comments per day, and getting an e-mail asking her to approve each one.
To post a comment now you will be asked to verify a code. If you correctly enter the code, your comment will be approved right away.
No more TypeKey, and no more manual approvals.

Sunday, December 5, 2004

Picture of the Month-December 2004

A little haha for the picture of the month for December.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Back to the daily grind.

Alas, as the Chinese proverb states: "There is no feast which does not come to an end.", so too must our long Thanksgiving weekend.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful, eating-ful, thankful Thanksgiving!
(Don't forget about Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving at 8:00 p.m. tonight.)

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Would you like a little Virgin Mary with that grilled cheese?

Check out this article . This has been an on-going saga. Here are the two other articles that preceded the final one.

Comment Change

In order to make commenting a little easier, I've enabled commenting without registering from TypeKey. If you leave a comment without using a TypeKey account (see this entry), it will have to be approved by Tiffany before it shows on the site.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Waiting for Guffman

Ryan and I were out Friday night in the little Midway downtown in a caf�o eat dinner. After dinner we were walking around and found this little American Music Theatre house (or something like that) and, OH MY, it IS Waiting for Guffman!!!! I cracked up!!! Right now they are showing an Elvis show. YIKES!

"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth."

Ha. Not really. Here's what I really want.

Christmas List
1. Mini-Cooper
2. iPod
3. Christopher Guest 2 Movies: Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show
4. Kroger Gift Cards
5. Lowes Gift Cards
6. Voices of Light DVD

Saturday, November 13, 2004

King's Singers Concert.

Don't miss the King's Singers on Sunday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. There is also a pre-concert lecture by Jeff Johnson at 7:00 p.m. in the President's Room. Check out the King's Singers. They are fabulous!

Monday, November 8, 2004

Northern Lights

Really cool! If you went out last night and go out tonight when it is dark, look to the north and you should be able to see the Northern Lights!!! Ryan and I saw it last night. It was very clear green in the sky. Andy told me that there was a coronal burst, in other words a sun spot exploded and shot stuff towards the Earth, and that is why we can see them.
Mom told me that tonight there will also be a meteor shower! Cool, huh?!
Outer space is really giving us a show!

Thursday, November 4, 2004

Our New House!

Here is a video Ryan took of our new house.

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Election Day


Picture of the Month-November 2004

A Sesame Street Thanksgiving! HA!

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Monday, October 25, 2004

It's back!

Our internet connection is back! Yippee!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Bluegrass Festival, what??

Yeah, so here we (Ryan and me) are at the University of Kentucky (oops, I almost typed Louisville). We are supposed to be at the Bluegrass Choral Music Festival, but instead are scoping out the UK Music Library. It is actually the Fine Arts library. We found out that we are able to get IDs and check out things from the library. That will be so nice.
I was able to find information on a piece that I am doing with one of my groups. I was curious about the prolation in the music, so I looked it up. It is a piece by Jacobus Clemens non Papa. I thought it was an Adoramus te (according to the edition I have), but to my surprise the Adoramus te is from a larger piece, O crux benedicta. Oh, so many thanks for stupid editions of music that leave out 3/4 of the actual piece. Oi. Anyway, I now know the rest of the piece and can get my group going on that portion. I'll be damned if I do just that short segment.

Monday, October 11, 2004

All Moved In!!!

With the help of our wonderful parents, Ryan and I are completely moved from our apartment to our new house! There is still a lot of stuff to unpack at our house, but at least there is nothing left at the apartment for me to move during my fall break. It actually wasn't too bad. In only 4 trips we got everything moved. I am so glad to be out of the crazy, scary, murderous apartment complex!
Anyway, because of the move, we are without internet access for a while, so I am writing this from school. I will not be on here or checking my e-mail for a while until we get it. Just wanted to let whomever comes here know.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

We're moving!

So, this weekend Ry and I will be moving into our new house!! Craziness. Yes, we are now officially homeowners. Now, as Peter said, we are a part of the middle class with our white collar jobs, and next, as he said, will come the children and me becoming a soccer mom driving my shiny SUV!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
We're jumping to conclusions when all we are doing is buying a house, right??
Besides, I'm against those gas-guzzling, air polluting machines. It's all about the Mini-Coopers.
Anyway, we are moving and are pretty excited. We're gonna get the big stuff moved this weekend and then (I have a week-long fall break) I will move box loads in multiple trips. Wish us luck!

Sunday, October 3, 2004

New Comment Rules

Tiffany was getting lots of advertisers posting comments, so I've moved her blog over to a system that uses TypeKey. This is a system that allows you to authenticate to a central server and then be allowed to post on any blog that uses TypeKey. If you don't have an account, you should get one - it will allow you to post here, and it will be showing up a lot more sites.

Picture of the Month-October

Happy Halloween Month! The picture of October is an oldie. As you can see it is me with my Dad carving a pumpkin. Aww...the good old days. :) I don't even know how old I am in this picture. Maybe Mom knows.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Beautiful Day!!

Oh wow!!! It is such an absolutely beautiful day today and it was yesterday and the day before and the day before! I am getting spoiled to these lovely days. The temperature is perfect and the sun is shinning! It feels like Fall is approaching and it makes me think of the smells of Fall and of changing leaves and Harvest Homecoming!!! Life is good.

Friday, September 24, 2004

The Prayer Hand-What a story!

Yes, oh yes, I found it! But first the story...
So, Ryan and I were at Central Christian one morning for church. During the children's message they were talking about praying and how to remember for whom to pray. The girl doing the message suggested this method to the children:


You can use your hand as a reminder to pray for others. Hold your hand with your thumb pointing toward you. The thumb reminds us to pray for those closest to us -- family, friends, neighbors. The index finger (pointer) reminds us of those who have pointed us the right way -- teachers and spiritual leaders. The middle finger is the tallest and brings to mind our President and other leaders of our country. The next finger is called the weak finger and we can pray for the weak, sick, the poor and those who need help. We finish with the little finger, praying for ourselves and our own needs.

And afterwards Ryan leans over to me and asks, "Did she just say the President gets the middle finger??!!" I just chuckled.

Therefore, remembering what I learned that day in church, I am more than happy to give the Commander in Chief the one finger salute! HA!


I DO update my blog. See, here's an update post right now.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Where in the World is Chad Sloan?

Ok, so Chad's name doesn't work as well as Carmen Sandiego, but hey, he's just as much the world traveler. Check out this article from Juilliard online about Chad's Germany trip. How cool!

Blast from the Past

Ahh, the sweet sight of memories from high school. The legendary Bob Youngblood .

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy birthday Ryan! Hope you have a lovely day and don't feel a quarter of a century old (ya know, that's not very old, but when it is put in those terms it sounds old). I love you!

Monday, September 13, 2004

Sing left, speak right

Here is yet another interesting article from my friend Bread.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Music and Language

Here's a pretty interesting article from my pal Bret. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Picture of the Month-September

Happy September! Let's celebrate this month with a picture of a double-yolked egg. Yeah, some of you may say that that is merely two different eggs, but no! It was a double-yolked egg. Yes, a double-yolked egg that I cracked while making a cake. So what would that mean? Was it two chickies? Maybe twin chickies? The world may never know.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Goodbye Olympics 2004

Say goodbye to the Olympics. They were good Olympics. We will miss them.

Wedding Picts

Hi Everyone. If you are interested in looking, here are the wedding pictures. First click on View Portraits to the right, then click on Hurst/Marsh wedding and you will need to type in the passcode which is 0619.

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Thursday, August 26, 2004


What is this world coming to? Check out this article.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Summer Olympics 2004

The summer olympics are here with the opening ceremony tonight. You can check out the website which has a lot of stuff including the schedule. Hey, even the Google main page is decorated Olympic-y.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

tuk under thurnb

HAHA! Check out this Engrish website! Look through the different things listed on the left side of the web page. Thanks Peter!

Sunday, August 8, 2004

UofL Singers have golden voices!

Check out the article in the Courier Journal from today's paper.

Friday, August 6, 2004

How cute!!

I found this most adorable picture of my Kat last night! Isn't he just wonderful?! When I lived with my parents and would make my bed Kat thought it was playtime and would hide under the covers when I put them on the bed. I miss him a bunch. :(

Thursday, August 5, 2004

Picture of the Month-August

This month's picture is a perspective picture in the top of the K�cathedral in Germany. I thought it was kinda cool.

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Deutschland Picts

Hey Everyone! Here are two links: one to my Germany pictures and one to Peter's Germany pictures. They are on a website where you are able to view and order the pictures, if you would like.

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Go Cardinal Singers!!!

The University of Louisville Cardinal Singers were invited to sing at the Choral Olympics in Bremen, Germany. We were there from July 14-18. We simply were looking to go and sing our best, enjoy being there, and hear some excellent choirs. But to our surprise we got more than that!! The Cardinal Singers won three gold in each category that we entered. We performed in the Chamber Choir category, Spiritual/Gospel category, and the Contemporary category. We were Category Winners in the Chamber Choir and the Spiritual/Gospel! Go check us out on here and here and here on the Choral Olympics website. (Yeah, yeah, that last link doesn't have our picture, but it DOES have our name if you scroll down.)

New Job!

YAY!!! Guess what? I am employed!! I am officially the choral director at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky! I will have a beginning choir, advanced choir, and two Arts and Humanities classes. I'm very excited! And the best part about it is........I will be making more money than Ryan! (hee,hee)

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Honeymoon Pictures

If you would like you can check out our honeymoon pictures .

Tuesday, July 6, 2004

What's in a name?


Name / Username:

Name Acronym Generator

Picture of the Month-July

What a wonderful time we had! This month's picture is of Rynee and me on the beach at the Reef Coco Beach resort during our honeymoon! I love you Ryan!

Sunday, June 20, 2004


I was married yesterday! Opened presents today! Headin' to Mexico tomorrow!

Sunday, May 30, 2004


Brace come some more. I hope everyone is alright.
I'm sure you are enjoying this Yandis!

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Picture of the Month-May

Ok, so I am VERY late with this picture of the month, but I still made it before the month was up. This is Bret in drunk goggles, courtesy of Ryan Marsh. Hehe.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Forever and a day

Gosh, it has been forever and a day since I have posted! I'm sorry Bret. A lot has happened since I last posted! First of all, I am DONE with college!!!! It's unbelievable. I still feel like I have a class or a paper or something left. On the other hand it is an amazing feeling to say that I am COMPLETELY DONE!!! WOW!
Also, the wedding is getting close! Take a look at my handy-dandy wedding countdown. The last few things are being taken care of. I hope I haven't forgotten anything.
My life is changing very quickly. One chapter closes and another opens. Exciting, sad, happy, unsure...isn't life wonderful!

Sunday, April 25, 2004


Do you all miss the eating machine that is chased by ghosts? Yeah, Pacman , that's what I'm talkin' about.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

What, SNOW???

What is this? All yesterday it sleeted and snowed. Last night our yard was blanketed in the white stuff and it was still here this morning! Why couldn't this stuff happen in's SPRING now! Andy, I think we need a meteorologist's perspective.

Monday, April 12, 2004


Attention all conductors!! We are being replaced.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Happy Easter!

Doesn't this picture bring back memories! I loved the Paas!

Here's an Easter rhyme that's right on time! Courtesy of Andy Snyder.
Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, April 4, 2004

So Cool!

Tonight after my Verdi rehearsal I stopped by IUS where Mom and Dad were at the observatory looking at the planets. These past few day five planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) were all visible with the naked eye in the night sky. We were able to view the planets and the moon through their telescopes. Jupiter and Saturn were unbelievable! With Jupiter you could see four moons around it and two red rings across the planet. With Saturn it looked almost unreal because it was so clear the sphere with the rings, plus its moons. It is such an amazing experience to look at these planets that are so far away. Wow!

Saturday, April 3, 2004

Spring Forward

Hey Everyone, don't forget to set your clocks forward tonight!!

Friday, April 2, 2004

Picture of the Month-April

Haha! I love this cartoon! It reminds me of this guy who did tech for FC theater and used to say that. (I can't remember his name, but I think he was gay.)

Friday, March 26, 2004

Stay Healthy...Eat Boogers.

So, here's the latest in Health. Eating boogers is good for you. Check out this fantastic story. (Thanks to Courtney who sent it.)

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

My Naked Chef

So, I was watching Oprah today and Jamie Oliver, "The Naked Chef" was on. If you all haven't seen his cooking show, at the end of the show he always serves the food he made to his friends.
So, I wasa thinking, I have my own naked chef!!! It's Andy! And it made me think of Panama City. HE would cook and WE would eat it all! Yum, Yum, I miss my Naked Chef.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Spring Break - Here, but not.

So, Oi, Spring Break has come and gone. Ai, yai, yai, yai. I need more break.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Yay, Spring!

It is officially Spring today. At 1:41 a.m. Spring arrived. Yipee!

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Go here to find out about the history of St. Patrick's Day. Don't forget to wear your green!

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

New Hair-do

I am getting really tired of my hair. I'm keeping it long for the wedding, but "ugh", it's driving me nuts. I want to cut it. I was thinking about this:

What do ya think?

Monday, March 15, 2004

Friday, March 12, 2004

Spring Break

Oh yeah, Spring Break finally has arrived. Ah, rest, relaxation, and wedding stuff. WEEEEEE!!

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Time Flies

Wow, as of today there are 99 days left until the wedding. Shew-wee!

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Lefty Lore

Here's to all the left-handers.


How stupid can someone be?

Sunday, March 7, 2004


Heh, heh! Pull, no, no, bite my finger!

Monday, March 1, 2004

Picture of the Month-March

Yes, Bret has made it again as the Picture of the Month. And yes, what you think is taking place in this picture is truly happening. Only to Bret. hehe, I love you Bread!

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

OH MY!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Take a look at this video. I don't know if this kid is serious or not. I am so embarrassed for him!!!

Friday, February 20, 2004


Happy Bissextile Year!
(adj.) having the extra day in a year that makes it a leap year
(n.) leap year
(Just an interesting thought for the day.)

Monday, February 16, 2004

V-day Late

Yeah, yeah, so I'm a few days late, but still I wanted to post these hilarious warped Valentine's Day hearts. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

The day has come!

Today is the big day! It is the day of my graduate choral conducting recital! Yay! I can't believe that it is finally here. I've been waiting for this for a long time and once it is over everything is downhill from there.
I think it's gonna go very well and I'm simply going to enjoy it. :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

De Quiznos Subs!

Oh my good gravy! This is the most ridiculous thing! Go to Quiznos and check out the t.v. commercials. What are they...dead rodent things with googlely eyes??
Some of you may have seen these already on t.v., but it's worth it to watch again!

Sunday, February 1, 2004

Picture of the Month-February

Since Dad's birthday is in February...he is being honored in the picture of the month! I love you Dad!

Saturday, January 17, 2004

The Animal Rescue Site

Please go to the Animal Rescue Site and click on Feed an Animal in Need. It takes less than a minute and it doesn't cost anything. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for
advertising. On this same site you can go to the Hunger Site, the Rainforest Site, and others to donate in the same way!

Sunday, January 11, 2004

School Again, but for the Last Time!

School starts again tomorrow, but for me it's the last time! My last semester! WOO HOO! It's pretty unbelievable to be almost completely finished. To those of you who will be finishing this semester...Congratulations! To those of you who have a little while longer...Hang in there, you can do it (in an Asian voice)!

Saturday, January 3, 2004

Wrapping up Christmas

Today Mom, Dad, and I put away the Christmas decorations and tree. Kat liked the tree so much when it was assembled that he couldn't leave it even when it was in pieces. In this picture the branches of the tree are piled on the couch with Kat snuggled amongst them. Isn't he the cutest!

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Picture of the Month-January

Cheers to the New Year! (I hope people don't mind that I use them on my blog. I guess I should get them to sign a waiver. hehe.)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! It's 2004 and here are a few things to do this new year.