My life is not my own, for I belong to Christ.
It is because of God's grace and for His glory that I "live and move and have my being."
I am currently back in Indiana, studying English Education at Purdue University, far from the home I've come to know and love in Victoria, Australia
My family means the world to me.
Living in America and loving in Australia, I am blessed indeed.
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Saturday, January 31, 2004
I WANT COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 11:29 am
I officially the internet. Actually, I love it, but I it at the same time. Hoh boy, I really need to go on an computer like Anna.
Charity | 11:29 am
We had a two hour delay today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 11:24 am
Thursday, January 29, 2004
"Oh laughter is contageous, just like the chickenpoks!" (Part of a song) Poor Benji!
Charity | 10:40 am
Hahahahahaha!!!!!!! I am in a good mood today! I am laughing at everything and everyone! It's great. You really should try it! It's much more fun than being grumpy!
Charity | 10:39 am
Zachary: Silence! The lord of the food has spoken! (Talking about Maria, it's an inside joke with our family)
Allen: You're not a gurl! You're my sister! (Talking to me! My mom answered, "You just sounded like a 4 year old!")
Zachary: Just because they would work as a circus tent for ten millon people! (talking about Tamara's PJ pants)
Allen: Tamara, those would fit an overweight elephant! (The humongeously huge pants, again)
Mrs. Paschal (My study hall teacher): Matt! Be quiet! Dylan! Quit laughing!
Lindsay (after Mrs. Paschal left): Charity! Quit breathing!
Me(to Lindsay): You're using up too much atmospheric oxygen!
Becky: Today is my happy day! And no one can ruin it for me!
Josh (Talking to Becky): Our science test is today. (Becky's mouth drops open and has the horrific look on her face)
And Lastly, Mr. Hawkins (My science teacher): Folks! You're chattering! (His most famous line at school!)
Charity | 10:34 am
Awwww! Poor Benjamin! He has the chickenpoks realllyy bad! Poor guy has them EVERYWHERE! Even on his head!!! :(
Charity | 10:03 am
I got this from Anna who got it from Daniel:
Even a drop of love can create an ocean of tears
I liked it!!
Charity | 9:47 am
I feel like an awful sister! I forgot to post Benjamin's birthday yesterday!!! He is now nine years old! My little baby brother is growing up! sniff sniff puff puff!!! And now the poor guy has the chickenpoks! Ok, I don't know how to spell that, but that's ok! :)
Charity | 9:21 am
Ok I got this from like all the Pulliams. I finally had to steal it!
Actual Ads from New York Times. (Thanks to Christy for this)
FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 YEARS OLD. FUL LITTLE DOG. BITES.
FREE PUPPIES: 1/2 ER SPANIEL,1/2 SNEAKY NEIGHBOR'S DOG.
FREE PUPPIES... PART GERMAN SHEPHERD, PART STUPID DOG.
GERMAN SHEPHERD 85 lbs. NEUTERED. SPEAKS GERMAN. FREE.
FOUND: DIRTY WHITE DOG. LOOKS LIKE A RAT... BEEN OUT AWHILE... BETTER BE A REWARD.
SNOW BLOWER FOR SALE... ONLY USED ON SNOWY DAYS.
NORDIC TRACK $300 HARDLY USED, CALL CHUBBY.
HUMMERS - LARGEST SELECTION EVER - "IF IT'S IN STOCK, WE HAVE IT!"
GEORGIA PEACHES, CALIFORNIA GROWN - 89 cents lb.
NICE PARACHUTE: NEVER OPENED - USED ONCE.
OPEN HOUSE: BODY SHAPERS TONING SALON. FREE COFFEE & DONUTS.
(AND THE BEST ONE) . . ....
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica - no longer
needed. Got married last month. Wife knows everything.
Charity | 9:12 am
Ok, this is not even cool. I woke up at 6:15 all ready for school. So I got up and got dressed, not really noticing that the house was really quiet. So I STILL hadn't finished my math homework from Friday. I was doing it on my bed until about 7:50. Then I glanced at the clock and saw that it was almost 7:00, when we usually eat breakfast! But, there was no one up!! So, the first thing I thought was, 'My clock is going to be like an hour ahead and it's really only 6:00'. But, I looked at the kitchen clock and it said the same time. So, I went into my parents bedroom and said, "Dad, do we have school today?" And he goes, "Yes, two hour delay." WHY DOESN'T ANYONE TELL ME THESE THINGS???!!!?!? So, I went back to bed, clothes and all, and slept till about 8:15. Then I heard shouts of, "Benjamin has chickenpoks!!!" I was like hoh boy. And he does. This is gona be a grreaatt day, I can tell. :)
Charity | 12:34 am
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
I hope we have at least a two hour delay tomorrow. I just remembered that we were supossed to have a science test today. I hope he changes it till Thursday or Friday!!!
Charity | 12:51 pm
Oh, and she has another one. Personally I think the other one is the best. Ninah! You are soooo silly! See, it's great fun being weird!!!
Charity | 12:50 pm
Hahahahaha! Go to Ninah's blog. She is sooo funny and silly!!! :)
Charity | 12:49 pm
Whohoo!!! IU is winning!!! Hehe, I wouldn't even be watching this if Allen didn't have it on, but that's ok! :)
Charity | 12:44 pm
My behind hurts...I fell on it every time I wiped out!
Charity | 12:42 pm
I actually went sledding today with the Sturms and Edwards'. AND I WENT SNOWBOARDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We used Joels snowboard. But, Ellen is going to make fun of me for the rest of my life cuz she went ALL the way down the big hill without falling, and I kept falling down once in the middle!!! I wish I could go on the ski trip!! And so does Ellen! She is the only snowboarding, but I would go with her and we could fall and kill ourselves together!!! It is sooo not fair cuz I miss it by ONE STINKIN MONTH!!!!!!!!!!! UGGGGHHH!!!!
Charity | 12:42 pm
ANOTHER HAPPY SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 12:36 pm
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Awwwww! That was such a good movie!!!!!!!!! I really really liked it!!!!!!! Well, there was like one...questionable scene, but over all it was a really good movie!!!!!
Charity | 9:43 am
We are watching a movie called "Forever Young". It has Mel Gibson and Eljah Wood. Anyways, Elijah Woods is really young, like 9. I didn't even notice it was him until he smiled. He has the exact same smile! :)
Charity | 8:53 am
Monday, January 26, 2004
Goodnight to all and HAPPY SNOW DAY TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 1:50 pm
I have spent WAY too much time on the computer today. I am gona go upstairs and....read my Bible or something. :)
Charity | 1:49 pm
OK I heard something really funny that happened at the wedding I missed to go to the game last night. Ok, the my cousin married was divorced and has 4 kids. The oldest boy, I think he's like 9, walked her down the isle. So, when he got up there, he locked his knees and fainted! My uncle was preaching and was like, "That was not my preaching! He locked his knees!" hehehe! I thought it was funny! I mean the boy was OK and everything. I have always wanted to try and lock my knees and see if I faint. Sometimes when I am standing up for a long prayer in church or something, I start to feel dizzy. But then, that might just be my healed shoes!
Charity | 1:48 pm
I LOVE SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 1:43 pm
I spent my whole weekend watching basketball games!! Friday night were the two exciting JV and varsity games, which we lost bothof them. Then Saturday morning, we went to Benjamin's basketball game, and they won by 2!!! And lastly, I went to part of the s varsity, and all fo the guys varsity last night. Man, that was depressing. They lost 60 to 12. Wow...
Charity | 1:42 pm
It was sooo funny cuz I was on the phone with Mary for like a half an hour and then suddenly her brothers and the Sturms come running excitedly up the stairs. So Mary is just like, "What are you guys so excitined about?" and they are just like, "Greenwood doesn't have school!" and I was like, "Umm..guys I could have told you that like half an hour ago." Hehe.
Charity | 1:34 pm
I DON'T HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 1:32 pm
I am sooo bored! I hope we don't have school tomorrow! I want to sleep in soooo much!!!
Charity | 10:37 am
IT'S SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TILL PART TWO!!!!! ONE WHOLE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 10:29 am
Charity | 10:29 am
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE NEWEST ODYSSEY!!!!!!!!! GO HERE!!!
Charity | 10:28 am
Because of the snow, we just had morning service, classes, fellowship lunch, then comunion. They didn't want people to have to drive back and forth between church in the snow. I hope we have a snow day tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 8:48 am
Yeah it's SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A WHOLE LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 8:45 am
Sunday, January 25, 2004
I am talking to Hannah Ray on IM and she is telling me the evils of encourageing what my brother did last night. I had to re-assure her that it was not exactly intentional what Zachary did. Just to clear that with everyone.
Charity | 4:43 am
OK, I have noticed that lately people have been posting really short stuff, so I have posted a nice looonnnggg story about last night for you all to read. See, my life is boring, but sometimes my brothers' lives aren't! :)
Charity | 4:38 am
We just got back from Banjamin's basketball game, and they won!!!! I am seriously going spend my whole weekend watching basketball games!!! Allen and Zachary have another game this afternoon. I really want to go, but I might not ba able to! ANOTHER one of my cousins is getting married!!!! That's the third one in like 6 months!!! And every time there is a wedding, I have to miss something else I want to go to! Like, Danielle's wedding, I had to miss Beth and Charlie's wedding! Then Josh's wedding, I had to miss some church thing. I don't remember exactly what. Then, today for Andy's wedding, I might have to miss my brothers basketball game!!!
Charity | 4:27 am
Wow, that was long. Sorry, I just had to post that. It was exciting!!!
Charity | 2:11 am
Boy oh boy oh boy. I went to our JV and Varsity games last night....wow. They were actually really really exciting. In the JV game, it was really funny cuz some peope sitting with me were teasing me and were like, "Those Blackwood's, they just can't play bastketball!" and then Allen made a basket and then a foul shot and I go, "What was that you were saying?" So one of them goes, "Well, one of them can, just the other two can't....you and Zachary." I was like, "What about the other 3?" Anyways, there were 3 seconds left in the third quarter, and we were behind by 4. You don't know how exciting this was for us. I am telling ya, we were jumping up and down screaming. So, they start the clock and we get a basket!!! So then one of the guys of our team just let the ball go out of bounds to stop the clock again. ONE SECOND LEFT. So they had a time out, and went back on the floor. Then, they had another time out....One second left. They went back out, AND THEY MADE THE SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, we went into over time.....and lost by four. :( It was AWFUL!!!!!!!!
And then, for the varsity game. At half time, the score was 31 to 30. We were behind because the other team had gotten a buzzer beater. First of all, we played Surburban Baptist, and they were sooooo rude!!! They were stomping on the bleachers and screaming at an almost deafing sound. And yet, they were so mean and rude but they are all strict with the s, Like they ALL can wear is skirts! Man, I would DIE! And the s skirts were really super long. But, anyways, we got behind again, by like fifteen. So in the fourth quarter, I guess the couch realized it was hopeless, and took out some of the really big good guys. And he finally put Allen and Zachary in! Oh man, I was soo proud of Zachary!!! He got a tec on the other team! I am telling ya, he SHOVED that guy down sooo hard! But, he just told me that since all the refs saw was him fall on top of one of our guys and the guy pushing him off, they called it on the other guys from our team!!! I was screaming at the top of my lungs, GO ZACHARY!!! And a lot of people around me were glad to see that guy down too. So we lost and right after the buzzer, Zachary shoves the ball into the guys face!!! I was like, "I taught him that!"
Charity | 2:06 am
Friday, January 23, 2004
Ok now I really have to go to school!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 11:38 pm
Oh, and on Thursday, we had two pop quizzes. One in History, I those stupid pop quizzes that have only 5 questions, cuz if you miss one, you get a C+ and if you miss two you get an F. I missed two. Then we had one in Science, and there were 8 questions. I got 5 out of 8, which isn't bad till you figure the percentage....soooo I failed two quizzes on in one day. But I did get a 100% on my Bible test...does that make up for it?
Charity | 11:38 pm
I have to get up at 6:30 every morning to go to school.
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Charity | 11:35 pm
OK, I have like 5 secs before we haev to leave for school. But, my parents are making us take these vitimans every day for breakfast, and they are - - - - !!! We have like the regular vitiman C that you can swollow, which isn't so bad. But, we also have those cheable childrens animal thingy-mi-bobbers, which are sooo gross!
Charity | 11:34 pm
Yeah!!! It's Friday!!!!!!!! I get to sleep in tomorrow!!!! Well, maybe. It really stinks haveing your room being the guest room. Wanna know why? Well, first of all, you have to sleep in the freezing cold basemant all night. Second of all, you have to take everything out of your room that you want for the whole weekend. Third, when people come down in the
early Saturday morning, they wake you up. *Cough cough* my siblings. I could go on, but I have to go to school. Oh joy!
Charity | 11:20 pm
OK, I was being strange last night, and I got like 2 people out to get me! But, I think they finally forgave me, just one of 'em "officially" labeled me weird. But, I am sure other people have "unofficially" labeled me anyways. :)
Charity | 11:18 pm
I had another brain storm, then another brain freez as soon as I got on my blog!!! this is very frusterating, you know!
Charity | 9:31 am
I WANT COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(
Charity | 9:30 am
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
I am like Dorrie from Finding Nemo. I have short-term memory. It runs in my family...at least I think it does! Ok, I am not in a funny mood. That wasn't funny, but I have nothing else to post. Have fun reading the boring blog of Charity Blackwood.
Charity | 10:51 am
Ok, I this! I always have a really good brainstorm for something to put on my blog when I am away from the computer, but then when I finally am AT the computer, I can't remember what they were!!!!! It can be very frusterating being a ! You should try it some time!!! UGH!!!!!
Charity | 10:49 am
I had a VEEERRRYYY scary experience at the Y today! AGAIN!!! I don't think I want to go back there without a bodygaurd, AND MY OWN DRESSING ROOM!!!
Charity | 10:47 am
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Yesterday at Mary's, we played life (Don't go there!) and then LOTR trivial pursute. It was really fun cuz we were sooo pathetic at it! But, seriously, the movie making questions were rediculas! Only totally obsessed peolpe like mary's brother would know them!!!
Charity | 11:04 pm
Well, it's back to the regular school schedule....darn! Hehe, I mean, school is OK, if it weren't for the actual school work! :)
Charity | 11:02 pm
Everyone stay off the roads tomorrow! hehe just kidding.
Charity | 12:37 pm
Happy 16th birthday, David Pulliam!
Charity | 12:35 pm
We didn't have school today and I am sooo glad!!! I spent the night at Grace's last night, then spent the rest of the day at the Ray's. Well, we had a dentist appointment around 3:00. It ws soo funny, cuz Mrs. Ray took us so we didn't get to brish our teeth, and the lady doing mine was like, "Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day?" and I was like, "Umm....usually!" Man, I realllyyy going to the dentist! I think the worst part is when they do the drill thing with that pink junk on it. Ugh! I that!!!
Charity | 12:35 pm
Monday, January 19, 2004
yesterday was a blast!!! I had blue hair( Again! I had it on Friday too!) Let me tell ya, that stuff is NOT fun to sleep in! Your hair feels sooo yucky! See, I didn't get home till one in the morning on Friday, and there was NO WAY I was talking a shower then! All I could think about was BED!!!
Charity | 7:02 am
Sunday, January 18, 2004
Charity | 11:00 am
Friday, January 16, 2004
Ok, since I am a slave, I might have to change all my clothes!!! The person who bought me, Kimberly Corbett, says she has a whole outfit planned for me to wear!!! I was just like, "What about my blue and white?!?" And she was like, "You'll just have to wait!!!". So, I don't know if she's just doing that to me, or what!!! Besides, she only paid $15 for me!!! Hmph!
Charity | 10:57 pm
OK, I have been meaning to post this for the past 3 days, but I kept forgetting! Guess who's birthday was on Tuesday??? Orlando Bloom's!!!!! Happy belated birthday!!! hehe :)
Charity | 10:55 pm
Today was pretty fun. We had fun telling Mr. Gale (The teacher we "bought"), how much fun he was going to have tomorrow!!! It was fun. Tomorrow is blue and white day. I might streak my hair blue!!! I figure my hair is close enough to white! (hehe, not really! It is getting darker and darker! Pretty soon you guys won't even be able to CALL me a ! That would be sooo sad! :))And I am gona paint my face too! See, last year during spirit week, I didn't do that much stuff. So, this year, I am taking advantage of ALL the dress code breaking! Well, not ALL of it....hehe
Charity | 10:02 am
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Tomorrow is 60's day. It is kind of dumb, but I am gona have fun with my outfit!!! I can't wait to send pictures out to everyone!!!
Charity | 12:28 pm
Today was color day and Slave auction day. See, every year, during spirit week, we have a slave auction. Ceritian students and teachers get "auctioned" off and people buy them to raise money for the school. On Friday, you get to have that slave carry your books from class to class, tie your shoe, feed you lunch...etc. :) Well, I was a slave this year. It was really pathetic cuz, first of all, I only went for $15!!! And, second, when I went up there, the slave auctioner(Our principal), was like, "Now, I want you all to know, we are not selling this slave out of charity ". I was like haha very funny. But, most people laughed...I have no idea whatsoever why. Anyways, only two people bid on me. I felt soo unloved! The people in my class cheered really loud for me, but no one wanted to buy me!!! Not even my own BROTHER!!! :) And then, me, Maria, Zachary, and about 8 other people all pooled our money together and bought one of our teachers for $95! It was really fun. This highschooler was trying to bid against us cuz he wanted him, but we kept going higher and higher, and finally, he let us have him. So, about 12 people (Including slaves, like me and Zachary!!) own one teacher! He is going to have fun this Friday!!! LOL!!! :)
Charity | 12:27 pm
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
We should have spitir week all year round!! Our school would be a much happier place! hehe
Charity | 12:28 pm
There must be freaky stalkers out to get me!!! I mean, one day when I was ly walking my dog, these guys on bikes started following me and my dog (Who is TINY) was trying to !!! And I ly dorpped the leash, and they ASKED ME WHERE I LIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was SSOOOOO scary!!!!! See, scary people out to get me!!!
Charity | 12:06 pm
Ok, some scary things happened to me today. Actually, just one. hehe...anyways, we went to the Y(MCA lol) to go swimming. We got our pictures for our little card thingys (And I want everyone to know that mine is HORRIBLE and it is off limits to EVERYONE!!! hehe). And the guy that scans them at the front desk was like starring at me! It was scary! But, that's not as scary as what happened AFTER we got back to the desk to go out! The guys was just like, "See ya later!" and I was like, I hope he wasn't talking to me, but when I turned around, HE WAS LOOKING AT ME!!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!!
Charity | 12:02 pm
I am still trying to figure out if the person I talked to on IM a few seconds ago was Anna....or David....hmm. hehe :)
Charity | 10:54 am
Ok, this morning my mom and dad were both gone, so it was up to us kids to eat, clean up the kitchen, and get to school on time by OURSELVES!!! So, I was sooo betting that we were going to be late! But, by some mind boggeling, miraculas event, WE WEREN'T!!!
It was twin day today at school for spirit week. I was twins with this , Becky, from school. And Allen, Christy Helweg, and Daniel Sturm, were tripplets. They wore what Allen and John Cavanaugh wore to Winter Conference. Cordurary pants and kackets (Christy wore a shirt), blue shirts, and blue ties. It was really good. And the best thing was Dylan, Josh Kincheloe, and Josh Dowler were triplets!!! It was sooooo funny!!! They wore these matching GCA sweatshirts and jeans and these reallllyyyy dorky HUGE sunglasses!!!!! And then the two identical twins in 6th grade matched! EVERYTHING they had on was EXACTLY alike!!!
Charity | 10:53 am
Sunday, January 11, 2004
I GET TO SEE ANNA, BETH, AND CATHY TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOHOO!!!!!
Charity | 6:13 am
Go to this!! It is soo funny!!!
Charity | 6:12 am
Ok guys, I am watching Spiderman, the cartoon right now! Or at least I was! hehe, it was funny! A poem about school.
I really do.
I with ferver.
I school I got this from Anna I thought it was funny!
Charity | 3:00 am
Saturday, January 10, 2004
I am talking on IM to Anna and Mary at the same time on this cool chat room thingy Mary made! It is sooo cool!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 8:43 am
We had a POP quiz in SCIENCE today and I ACED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I was soooooo happy!!!!!
Charity | 8:34 am
Friday, January 09, 2004
And I am with Mary on the M&M's thing. It's chocolate! I would just EAT them! :) LOL!
Charity | 8:13 am
I stole this from Anna...she put it on her blog especially for me and Mary, so she said. Even though it's making fun of ME! hehe...
I knew a blond........
she called me for to get my phone number.
she told me to meet her at the corner of WALK and DONT WALK.
She tried to put M&M's in alphabetical order.
She sat on the tv and watched the couch.
She sent me a fax with a stamp on it.
She tried to drown a fish.
She thought a quarterback was a refund.
She got lost in a grocery store and starved to .
If you gave her a penny for her thoughts, you'd get change back.
Charity | 8:13 am
Thursday, January 08, 2004
I wish MY brothers were that nice! Hmm...maybe I should be nicer to them! :)
Charity | 9:29 am
Check out this site (http://blue.butler.edu/~dpulliam/family.html) I can't believe how nice Daniel is!!! I was like awwwwww!!!!! hehehehehe!
Charity | 9:29 am
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
I need to stop locking my door. See, when it's locked on the inside, and then you slam it, it locks on the outside. See, it was a problem cuz Benjamin just happened to slam it before church on Sunday, and it locked. So, usually Allen or someone can just open it by sticking a knife in the side and pulling it up. Unfortunately, that didn't work this time. So, my dad had to take the hinges off and pretty much take off the whole door to unlock it!
Charity | 8:23 am
And to make things even more exciting, I GET TO GO TO NORTHSIDE ON SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOHOO! Thank you people for asking my dad to preach! Why don't you do it more often?!?!?!?!???!!! I said to my dad when he told me, "Wow, they must like you!" And he was like, "Well, I guess they don't like me that much. It took them three years to ask me!" He was just kidding, but I thought it was funny!
Charity | 8:20 am
Sorry I haven't written in soo long!!! I am sooooooooo bummed that school started!!!!! But, we got our repot cards today, and I am happpyyyy!!!!! I am sooo excited on what I got on science!!!!!!!!! Science is so hard for me. I mean, the teacher is just soo ugh! Yeah, well, I AM STILL EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
Charity | 8:18 am