Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Well it's official, I am now burning the candle at both ends. As one job is not sufficient to cover the funds needed to pay for a college education, I am now working at two places in town. In addition to the afore mentioned coffee shop, I will start being a waiter in a few days.

Yep, sleep and hanging out is over rated.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I watched some very dear friends graduate from highschool today. Amazingly, It's been an entire year since i graduated from highschool myself, and in retrospect, all of that pomp and circumstance is pretty much meaningless. It's depressing how much satisfaction we often take in our own accomplishments. *sigh*

Well my brothers are fussing at me to come play yet another round of the boardgame LIFE, so I probably should go play. I hope i get the artist, that's the best job.

Friday, May 26, 2006


Well I'm working in a Coffee shop now, which is pretty interesting considering I don't drink coffee. To be quite honest, I'm still not exactly sure on the differance between a Latte and a Mocha.

In all, this proves to be further evidence of the generousity of the God that I serve. He has always proved himself to be more than capable to meet my every need, including getting jobs (even ones in which I'm dangerously underqualified.)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Non-stop to PHX

My non-stop flight to Phoenix departed at 7:10 AM. Generally, it is suggested to arrive at the airport at least an hour before take-off, to allow for various delays in checking in, passing through security, boarding, and so forth. In my context this calls for arriving at the airport at 6:10. Factor in a hot shower, a nutritious breakfast, double-checking my suitcases for everything I need, and the fifteen minute drive to the airport; and realistically I need to wake up at 5:00 AM.

When I woke up to the sound of someone knocking on my door instead the expected ringing of my alarm clock, I knew I was screwed.

Sure enough, I opened the door to see Toto and my older brother, who greeted me with the quite well deserved, “Where have you been!” Absolutely mortified, I look over to my clock to see the time 6:14, announcing my certain doom in red glowing numbers. 6:14!! My plane is taking off in 56 minutes and I just woke up.

I stared at my alarm clock for a while in disbelief, hoping if I stared at the numbers long enough that it would change. I had made sure my alarm was set before going to bed. However further examination revealed the source of the problem, my alarm clock was 12 hours ahead- the same alarm-setting mistake that has me made late for church and almost miss class too many times to count. It was set to go off at the Eastern Standard Time equivalent of 5:00 PM.

After saying “Oh, crap” enough times to make a movie receive a PG-13 rating, I took what was most definitely the fastest shower of my life and got completely dressed in less then three minutes, flat. I grabbed my carry-on’s and ran down stairs where John already had the car packed and ready to go. (I’m sure this will in fact come as a great shock to those who know him well, but John found the entire ordeal quite humorous, and was actually snapping pictures the entire time.)

Well, by God’s grace I made it to my flight on time, literally being the second to last one to board, just a few short minutes before taxing down the runway.

Now granted there were other encumbrances along the way. One of my suitcases was overweight, one of the security agents found it necessary to yell at me, the line through security was backed up all the way to the escalators by the ticketing counters (for those of you who are not familiar with the Louisville airport, that is really, really far), and people are just as impolite and depraved as ever. But that is an all-together different subject. As far as the satire of air travel goes, well that is better left to the stand-up comics of the mid-nineties.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Finally done with Finals

Well, I guess I'm a sophmore now... I'm not even sure if I know how to spell it right.

Wow, when I look back over the last two semesters it seems as though it was a lifetime, there's so many memories, it's as though nothing happened in my life before I came to Boyce.

Well, I'm glad I made it. God has been so generous to me. I can't wait for next semester.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Well it has been an amazing two days. I can not remember feeling such a broad gamit of emotions in such a short period time in pretty much my entire life. Between the Spring Banquet and Bandfest, I have had more fun than anyone should have in such a short period of time.

The banquet was great. Everyone, and I mean everyone, there looked phenomenal (though I think Boyce Alumnus Scott O'Neil was my personal favorite). Other than not being able to actually eat any of the food, the event was a blast. Highlights of the evening included an appearence from the Boyce Mafia, a hilarious student life video, and my size 10 1/2 shoe winning my date, Christin Simpson, a gift certificate.

The after party was where the real festivities began though. If anyone has ever had more fun singing karaoke while sober I would be amazed. For those of you who weren't in attendence, lets just say Dr. Collins and my brother sang a little song called "Wild Thing". Nuff Said. I was unfortunately not able to beat John Tollefson in Ping Pong, which was dissapointing. However Lance and Noah turned out to be the best driver/photographers we could have ever hoped for.

Bandfest was awesome too, other than James Losey breaking his leg. That really sucked. Peter and I screwed up our songs in ways I pretty badly, but I do not think we were too terrible. Dr. Collins grills a great burger, and some of my Favorite Profs were there listening to the music.

wow, what a week!