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Leigh/Female/16-20. Lives in United States/Georgia/Zebulon, speaks English. Eye color is blue. I am average looking. I am also shy. My interests are Physics/Christianity.

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I still get and still love/hate from those ah-ha moments. There are at least two brothers in my fraternity who are a constant source of irritation for the senior brothers, and officers. We stick it out because we know that they failed to devolpe the neccesary social skills for normal human interaction in high school. And instead of doing those stupid things you probably remember from the 10th grade they are making them now. I say you instead of us because I remember all the strange things I did when I first joined BSU/GCF back at Gordon. I'm sorry I sounded like such a idiot some times, but to be honest I didn't even know I was doing wrong at first. And while I can name a few names who decided to do the whole "write off this weirdo" some very good people kept giving me the benefit of the doubt. I will accept that I still make mistakes, but it is poetic justice that now I am trying to be the guy that helps others grow up.

  posted by Michael @ 8:33 AM

Wednesday, February 02, 2005  


The Wonders of Church and Conviction
I was going to post this in my LiveJournal, but it is being a butt tonight and not letting my update it. So, here I am. For those who read both sites, sorry if you get to see this twice. :)

I actually got up and went to McDonough Christian on Sunday morning after the cast party the night before. I didn't make Sunday school at 9:45, but I did make 11am service. So, snaps for me, I suppose. It didn't take too long for me to realise that is exactly where I needed to be that morning. Pastor Paul talked about Matthew 27:45-56 and why Jesus cried, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" The first thing he asked the congregation was, "Who here has ever felt abandoned by God?" Of course, the majority of us raised our hands. Then he went on and preached about the passage and Psalm 22. I think that's my new favourite Psalm, other than 23, which everyone knows. At the end, I believe he said something along the lines of: "If there is to be an effective relationship with God, there must be change, conviction, and commitment." Something like that. Well, I know I had the conviction part going on Sunday. Not only did I feel I needed to be in church, but I felt I needed to be in that church. I had been going to Oak Hill Baptist in Griffin because it was closer, and though I enjoy the people I go with, I don't really get much out of the sermons. I went to Loganville First Baptist last week for Father's Day, and I got nothing out of the preacher's sermon. Maybe it's just me and Baptist churches. I don't know. But whenever I go to McDonough Christian, there is always something I take away from the service.

There is a theory running through my head about why I got involved in "The Miracle Worker," and it's directly related to the above. I don't know if God planned for me to be involved with this play, but He used it to do His work either way. Through the play I met many people, many of whom are Christians and seriously involved with their churches (as I last posted). I also met Sloan, who deeply touched my life. Though she doesn't know it, if I hadn't met her and got to know her, I don't know if I would be back at McDonough Christian or anxiously awaiting Sunday so I can go back. I probably would have eventually returned, but not the Sunday of the show. So I would have missed out on something I really needed to hear. It's kind of amazing how God puts certain people in your life to propel you in the direction that is best for you. "The Miracle Worker" definitely touched my life in more ways and areas than one.

Cheers! -Leigh <><

  posted by Leigh Buholtz @ 12:32 AM

Wednesday, June 30, 2004  


We finished our second night of performances last night. The show went well; our two lead actresses got standing ovations for the second night in a row. (And believe me, they deserve it.) The only unpleasant thing about the evening was the fact that I couldn't talk through most of it due to my loss of voice. I got quite a few compliments on it, such as "You sound terrible!" and "Is it laryngitis?" Oi. I'm just praying I'll have it back by Sunday for the strike.

I don't know why I feel like this, but I was really touched by last night's show. I was moved opening night as well, but last night I actually got to dwell on my feelings. I think all of our cast is composed of Christians, and many of them are extremely involved in their churches. Our lead actress, Sloan (who plays Annie), attends McDonough Christian -- where I used to go -- and she is involved in their drama ministry. She's a very religious woman, though not overbearing. But at the end of every performance, she signs "Thank you Jesus." I don't know how many people catch it, but I am always one of them. The first time I saw her do it was opening night, and it just took my breath away. If there is only one thing in the entire show that touches my heart, it is seeing her do that. Just to see someone publically proclaim their devotion to God in that fashion really convicts me. I wish I had the courage and devotion that she does. Working with her has created a desire to get back into church, especially MCC. I do miss that church, and I wish it weren't so far away. But I know I am going there Sunday morning for service and Sunday school, then it's off to the matinee.

Please keep the cast and crew of "The Miracle Worker" in your prayers as we finish up our week of performances this weekend. So far there haven't been too many mishaps, and I for one would like to keep it that way. Have a great day everyone! Cheers! -Leigh <><

  posted by Leigh Buholtz @ 2:05 PM

Saturday, June 26, 2004  


Interesting Conversation
I just got off the phone with my dad, and for once I am not about ready to put my fist through a wall. He actually said something that caught me off guard. We were talking about "The Miracle Worker" and what I do for the production. Then he asked, "Are you sure physics is what you want to do with your life? I mean you have this amazing creative streak in you, and you seem to really enjoy the theatre." That just threw me, because I always believed that he thought working in the arts was a waste of time. I don't know why I thought that, maybe I just pegged him as the typical science-type guy, since he works for Intel. I replied simply that there was no feasible job in theatre, unless I wanted to teach. I mean, I could always shoot for Broadway, but look at how many actors there are out there who don't make it. Case in point, I'm working with an unemployed actor on this production who is trying to get into film without much success. If I want a job, I know I will either have to teach or go into the sciences. And honestly, I love physics, as much as I curse it when I am behind in work. Besides, now I have an understanding of how the world works, which is quite addicting, and I now have to know how things work. Theatre is just a hobby for me, even though I love the stage. But you never know what may happen next semester. I may take a few theatre classes and decide that it is definitely not for me and to just pursue it as a hobby and nothing more. Then again, the opposite may happen, and I may change my major again. But wouldn't it be cool if I could have it both ways? I could be a Physicist and be on Broadway. :) Hey, a girl has to have dreams right? Lol. Cheers! -Leigh <><

  posted by Leigh Buholtz @ 2:07 PM

Wednesday, June 23, 2004  


Gray Areas
I wish I knew what those greys ares where there is no way to be certain which choice is right but what you feel is right. Tyrone and me have been discussing the nature of choice. He is of the skinner camp and believes that enviroment determines our decisions. I can't remember who stated my beliefs, but I've always felt that we have a choice. We did get our disagreement down to one question. If a choice is impossiable is it still a choice. I say yes it still is, he says how can it be a choice if you can't make it? Which of us is right who knows but I know my heart tells me I always have a choice.

  posted by Michael @ 11:19 PM

Thursday, June 10, 2004  


I Have Returned!
Well, at least for today. There really hasn't been anything going on lately. I started a LiveJournal which has been recording the latest events in my life. I got to hang out with Ali, Anna, and Lisa on Saturday at the Renaissance Festival which was loads of fun. Definitely had some interesting conversations, which I can't repeat here. Just trust me to say that I learned a lot that I really didn't need to know. I have really missed being around them, though.

I'm in the middle of job hunting at the moment. Fun fun. So far, there have been no bites, and I'm just praying I can get a job before my July rent is due.

3 days until Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban opens! Yay! That's definitely on my list of movies to go see!

Well, I guess that's all for now. I must return to my laundry. Heh. Talk about fun and excitement. Cheers! -Leigh <><

  posted by Leigh Buholtz @ 3:46 PM

Tuesday, June 01, 2004  


Iteration is the key
Don't you hate it when someone tells you something you know but still need to hear from someone else.

  posted by Michael @ 11:13 PM

Sunday, May 16, 2004  
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