20 April 2011



the story: meredith is one of my sister's dearest friends and sorority sisters at samford. i felt like i knew meredith before i even started school because mary austin talked about her so much. when i got to samford i was so excited when i ran into a girl who knew my name and who i assumed (for some reason) was my sister's roommate, sarah. we had what was probably a very confusing conversation, then i realized much too late that i had been talking to meredith! i was mortified, but meredith didn't care! i definitely know who she is now -- one of my favorite girls!

your [soundtrack]: "time after time" by cyndi lauper, "home" by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeroes, "you are for me" by kari jobe, "dark blue" by jack's mannequin.

your [script]: little women -- cant help but love it. up has become one of my favorites, but my all time favorite is the documentary young at heart -- if you haven't seen it, COME BORROW IT!

your [rough draft]: anne of green gables by l.m. montgomery, wuthering heights by emily bronte, crazy love by francis chan, and my very favorite is the little princess by lori wick.

your [shade]: blue -- everything blue is good.

your [inspiration]: other people's talents and passions. 

words to [live] by: rejoice always and pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances.
[1 thessalonians 5:16]
and all i was trying to do was save my own skin, but so were you. [reliant k, "be my escape"]

you [love]: traveling, meeting new people, and flying over a city a nighttime.

you [hate]: inconsideration.

with the REAL sarah trotti.
your [purpose]: glorify the Lord in all that i do.

your [influence]: my dad, he gives and serves others more than anyone i have ever met. he gives his time to serve people in his own context and outside his context. he challenges me in all areas of my life and keeps me accountable to serving and giving to others.

your [escape]: driving at night. i could do it for hours.

with roommate anna.
your [origins]: vicksburg, mississippi. i love it because the people love, care for, and support me more than anyone else i know. i couldn't be any luckier.

your [fondest] memory: traveling to england and scotland with my dad when i was 13.

your biggest [challenge]: learning to love and serve others unconditionally.

you wish to [meet]: lucille ball, i think we would get along.

you want to [be]: a teacher that makes a difference.

your [wildest] dream: sky diving in new zealand.

your childhood [ambition]: broadway star. singing and dancing -- a perfect match. 

your most [embarrassing] moment: telling a girl who didn't have an arm that anytime she "needed a hand" i could help her out... then she busted into tears!

your [pet peeves]: people that tear others down.

your [vices]: grilled cheese! i can never get enough. listening to usher songs put to jazz music.

your [location]: samford university. i am an education major and hoping to get a job in the birmingham area in the years to come.

[surprise] us: i have never lit a match before.

you [are]: competent.

mere, you embody the word "delightful." you are as sweet as they come and spending time around you is an absolute pleasure. you are so easygoing, content, pure-hearted, joyful, and just plain happy. plus i can't recall ever hearing you complain or gossip, and i know that's because your beautiful heart only pours out beautiful things. that's probably why your eyes are so pretty -- because they're the windows to that pretty soul. you are wonderful multiplied by a thousand. i am blessed that i get to be your friend. stay happy in Him, my splendid girl.

you are [delightful].

11 April 2011

god is merciful.


the story: if i haven't known goodson my whole life, i must not have been cognitively aware when we met. our families are old friends and we've gone to the same church for a long, long time. goodson and i now both attend samford (where he's a year ahead of me), and i'm having fun watching this boy grow into a bigger boy. we laugh together, we sing together, and (most importantly) we eat together. 

your [soundtrack]: "arizona" by kings of leon, "blue moon" by dean martin, "don't let me down" by the beatles, "where to begin" by my morning jacket, "john wayne gacy, jr." by sufjan stevens, "gimme one reason" by tracy chapman. 

your [script]: butch cassidy and the sundance kid, it's kind of a funny story.

your [shade]: green, for obvious reasons.

words to [live] by: "question everything."

you [love]: packs of cleaning towels in white miniature tubs, clorox, armor all.

you [hate]: showering, sweat, itchy sweaters, and phonies.

your [purpose]: eat, drink, sleep.

you [believe] in: small talk, although it is a hard skill to master.

your [escape]: sleep or guitar. mostly sleep.

your [pet peeves]: smacking. and when i'm turning into traffic and the passenger looks out of the window and blocks my view of oncoming traffic. 

your [vices]: chewing on straws and whitney houston.

your [origins]: montgomery, alabama. i love it because it's home. 

[fondest] memory: yellowstone with my family when i was like eight years old. things were great until i accidentally strangled myself with my seatbelt. 

your biggest [challenge]: i remember p.e. being pretty challenging in middle school coming in at 4'11", 140 pounds. i think. 

your most [embarrassing] moment: i wet my pants in fifth grade. my mom had to come to school and bring me some new pants. no one found out because i put my backpack in  my lap for like two hours. 

you wish to [meet]: all the famous people i wanna meet would probably be jerks, so i'm pretty satisfied with the people i've already met. 

you want to [be]: a cherokee indian circa sixteenth century.

your [wildest] dream: i would move to alaska without any money or a car. i wouldn't tell my friends and family, and i would stop contributing to society. people might make a book and/or movie about me. that would be nice.

your childhood [ambition]: i wanted to be a cowboy.
your [site]: blogotheque.net.

your [last] purchase: water and air fresheners.

your [location]: samford university in birmingham. all's well. 

[surprise] us: i am trilingual.

you [like]: my "sick ability to emotionally detach." i feel like it might come in handy in an armageddon type scenario. 

you [are]: a homo sapien. 

goody, you're my brother. i really can't express how much you mean to me or how much you've added to my childhood. you're completely odd, but that's the best thing about you. your tomfoolery makes me laugh harder than almost anyone, but you display an incredible emotional, artistic, and spiritual depth, as well. some of my best memories involve you (who will ever forget our day at universal?!), and i thank you immensely for being such a good part of my life and of the human race. i am very, very proud of who you've been, who you are, and who you're becoming. i believe in you. stay good, my extraordinary boy.

you're the best date, duh.
you are [delightful].