Monday, December 25, 2006


So here's what I found under my tree this Christmas:

Regina Spektor- Begin to Hope (bonus edition)
Coldplay- A Rush of Blood to the Head
Spirited Away (DVD)
Charles Spurgeon- The Treasurey of David volumes 1-3
Apples to Apples: Bible Edition

Awesome, I know.


It's begining to look a lot Christmas?

Wow! is it really Christmas eve? Gosh, it kind of snuck up on me.

hhmm... I wonder what I'm getting tomorrow.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mountain Java Cafe

Today was my first day back working at Kopi~O, which recently changed its name to Mountain Java Cafe (which i think is much better name).

It definately felt good making coffee again, that is it definately felt good getting free coffee again.

And I'm pretty sure I make the best Dirty Chai I've ever had.

(that's not to say that I'm better than David, Billy, Ethan, Corey, or any of my other barista friends, far from it, i just like drinking my own coffee).

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Uno Mas

My brother doesn't know I'm posting this one. ;)


It's snowing.

I should be excited. I should pulling out my water-proof snowpants from my closet and hastily throwing on a beanie and a pair of gloves. I should be planning my top secret snowfort or trudging off to the closest sledding hill.

But no, I'm inside lamenting how the snow makes everything damp and cold. Instead of throwing snowballs, I'm checking my email and wishing someone would leave me a comment on myspace.

Good gosh, I've turned into my father.

(well, on second though my dad doesn't have a myspace, so he couldn't exactly wait around for someone to comment it on it, but he does hate snow, I do think that is what I was getting at)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Arizona Cardinals

Well, we lost. But it still was alot of fun to go to a pro NFL game again.

There were moments the offered some hope, like the fumble return for the touchdown, and Lienart definately had a couple of good drives going. But overall it's dissapointing to have to say "maybe next season" one more time.

Given the embarassing defeat, the highlight of the day was by far the pre-game tailgating. My Uncle David cooked up some delicious Ribeye steaks and Paul and I tossed the ole Pigskin. A couple of folks were playing cornhole, which previously I had thought to be exclusively a Kentucky thing.

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Things I've decided/learned since being back in Arizona:

1. I wish Boyce was in Phoenix... or at least that Louisville stayed in the 70's during the winter.
2. While Apples to Apples may be the best party game of all time, I pretty much suck at it- probably because I think on a completely differant wavelength from everybody i know
3. Knocking a full glass of Sprite into a pregnent woman's lap is not the best way to be introduced to new people at a birthday party.
4. My friend Amber Hunter gets a whole lot more hits on her myspace than Peter's and mine
5. It's hard to practice the spiritual discipline of moderation when my Aunt Karen's peanut brittle and fudge is soo good.
6. I wish the Cardinals hadn't already blown any chance for the playoffs

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Done with Baptist History- kind of

Well I am now done with all of the lecture/exams for Baptist History, now i just have to write the papers and finish the reading. And I thought I would be deprived of school to do over Christmas break.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

John Letoto

So, there's a pretty good chance if you read my blog (all six of you), you probably read Toto's blog too. If so, you are probably familiar with how he often will profile differant Boyce students in his blog, notably Lauren Duncan, Lindsey Peonie and too many others to name. Well it is long over due for someone to dedicate a full blog entry to him.

Anyway, beyond Toto's well known and easy to stereotype exterior (i.e. cocky, well-dressed, Hawian, insomniac, coffee addict, MAJOR food mooch, hardcore frisbee player, incredibly attractive yet perpetually single, et cetera) believe it or not is actually a kind, loving, and dare I say decent human being. Shocking, I know.

Perhaps this is best proven by the repeated times John has picked Paul and I up from the airport, often at strange hours of the day/night. Or better still, the time that John drove Paul and I to Nashville when our Mom was sick and in the hospital. He is a dependable friend that is there when you need him. Yeah, Toto doesn't like to advertise it, but he's a total softy (I do feel like I will be punched for that one).

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Crazy Things I've learned in Baptist History

Craziest Names:

Praise God Bairbone (yes! that is his real first name)

and his brother

Jesus-died-for-the-elect-only Bairbone

Craziest book titles:

The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution: by Roger Williams

The Bloudy Tenent Washed White in the Blood of the Lamb: by Cotton in response

The Bloudy Tenent Made yet More Bloudy by Mr. Cotton's The Bloudy Tenent Washed White in the Blood of the Lamb by Williams in response

Sunday, December 03, 2006

HS 305

So I have been getting a jump start on my Baptist History reading and I've learned some interesting things. Perhaps the most interesting thing so far is that the early Baptists baptized people naked. That would make for an interesting church service.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Three down, Five to Go

I took my last final for the semester today, which I was not really prepared for, but I think I made out okay.

I have to admit I'm a little confused right now, as I don't have any assignments to be working on. It's a funny feeling, and one that I'm not used to.

It's strange though, as I still have to stay in "school mode", as I am taking Baptist History with Dr. Brand next week. That should fun... and hard.

Anyway, I've been using my new found treedom to work on a electronica/folk version of a classic hymn with Josh Wright and my roommate Isaac. I'll let you know how it turns out.