Let Me Tell You a Story


Day 21 || A List of Links to Your Favorite Posts

*An Oklahoma sunset from a few days ago. Our skies can be so beautiful and yet sometimes so deadly. Pray for those affected by the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, yesterday. Many homes were destroyed and lives lost, including multiple children at an elementary school that was demolished. Please consider donating to the Red Cross if you are able. (You can give online here. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999, and a $10 donation will appear on your phone bill.) I personally have friends who lost their home. I can't watch the news without crying. This is 15 miles from my apartment.

I already had this list of links written and scheduled to publish, but I can't stop thinking about how we spend so much time and money filling our lives with such silly things. Even in light of what I wrote yesterday, all that really matters is family and friends. I'm thankful that as far as I know, everyone I know who lives in Moore is safe. So many are not, though. I actually feel like a goober posting this list of links as if everything is normal here. It's not. But I had it scheduled, and I forgot to turn it off.

So.... for the prompt. 
I blog so I can tell stories.

I want to use words and pictures and craft something that will make you laugh or think or nod your head while you say, "That's something Amanda wrote," because it just sounds like something I would say.

I like it when someone tells me they read my blog, and I like it even more when they tell me I'm funny. But what I like the best is when my real-life friends say, "When I read your blog, I can hear you telling me this story. I can picture it happening, because it sounds like you."

That's what I want for everyone who reads--that even if you don't know me in real life, you can hear me telling you my stories. When it comes to this blog, what you see is what you get.

So here are a few of my favorite stories:

The 4 Stages of Blogging | This is me every. single. day. Anyone else?

Egg Roulette | The most ridiculous thing my family has ever done.

My Grandpa's Inappropriate Tie | My grandpa accidentally wore an inappropriate tie to a wedding. Laughter ensued.

My 1st Half Marathon | This is when I ran longer and farther than I ever thought I could and when my love of running really took off.

Our Engagement Story | It was a complete surprise.

> Ways I Annoy Jordan [Part 1 / Part 2] | Stories of crazy things I don't remember doing while I'm sleeping.

Currently Feeling Dramatic | Or, what happens when I write blog posts too late at night. This post might only be funny to me, but whatevs.

caitrunner said...

It's been a long time since I've checked in on some of my favorite blogs (or done any blogging myself) but I did this morning and I love the new look! I'm also thinking of you and all other okies today...prayers going out for all.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are ok. The news is so heartbreaking.

Ashlee Francois said...

Praying for everyone there! I can't imagine.

Caroline Davies said...

Praying for Oklahoma! Loved reading you favorite blog post! My favorite was the one about your grandpas tie!
New follower! Looking forward to your next post!



c a n d a c e said...

Yay I LOVED the Half Marathon post because it is EXACTLY how I feel! My half marathon is in 4 weeks - EEEEK!!!!!! My goal is to just finish, but I truly hope I can get a fab time like you.
New follower from Jenni's blog! :)

From Foothills to Fog said...

I feel so awful for the destruction from the tornadoes in Moore yesterday. I'm so sorry that some of your friends and family were affected. It's just awful :(

I loved reading your old posts so I'm glad you forgot to un-schedule your post for today! I was dying laughing reading the sleeping stories!