Wednesday, September 27, 2006

We are the Champions!

Well, it's been a long time coming but Doulos has finally won a Hall Ball event. In a brilliant display of teamwork and good sportsmanship, Doulos managed to Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge into first place, ousting Robbie Byrd's hall (whatever they're called) in the final game. After coming in second place to the previously undefeated Kionia twice last year, beating them in the first game felt great. With nearly perfect attendance from the guys and the best showing yet from our sister hall, we did have a tremdous size advantage. Also, having Eric Yeldell for a hall dad doesn't hurt either.

All in all, I have never felt prouder to wear the green and yellow. Great job guys.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Well I donated blood today- and passed out. I'm sure that's some kind of a grave insult to my manhood or something.

The strange thing is that I wasn't even light-headed last time I gave blood.

Anyway, it turns out that my blood is O positive, which all these years I thought it was A positive. Here I've been, lying to myself all these years. Just when you think you really know someone.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Wow. I am really cutting it close on this theology paper. Eight hours to go, and at least three of those hourse will be occupied by class, meals, and other inavoidable necessities.

Deep Breath, Michael. It's okay. you can do this.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


I ordered my new keyboard. I'm pretty excited. This will be my first professional level synth, and the upgrades from my old, late 90's keyboard really are completely ridiculous. I won't go into the specs, as it interests probably none of my readers.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Weekend Recap

The concert at Logos was a smashing success, with far more people showing up than could actually fit into the place. Everyone was AMAZING. Ben Smith and Derick Millar performed with that professional quality that made West End so popular in the ATL area. Kevin Cummings's covers of Damien Rice, Johnny Cash, and yes, even Macy Gray, were almost perfect. Not to mention, Cole's new materal with underthejunipertree was simply some of the best music I've ever heard. And by all means, Butterworth and Sieg could have been a whole lot worse. My friend, Stewart, the mechanic showed up, which was cool considering he was the only one in attendance over 50.

Sunday morning, we baptized a whole slew of people at Springdale, which always makes me rejoice.

My long time favorite football team The Arizona Cardinals won their first home game in their brand new stadium. After more than a decade of mediocrity and dissapointment, I think this may be our year.

Anyway, that's the cliff-notes version of the weekend. My condolences if you missed out.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


I haven't been angry for a while. Or more accurately, I hadn't been angry for a while, until tonight.

I lost my debit card a few weeks ago, but I took it all in stride and ordered a new one. The card finally came today, so I activated it, (or thought i did) and went to make a much needed trip to the store.

Before proceeding, it is important to note when I ordered the new debit card the associate told me my pin number would be the same. However, this turned out to not infact be true, as I found out the hard way- at the checkout in Wal-Mart, my groceries already bagged.

Frustrated, I returned to my beyond messy dorm room (which infinately added to my stress), where I searched through all of my crap trying to find the information that came with my card.

No pin number, anywhere. Not on one piece of paper.

As one more last ditch effort, I called customer service. After five minutes of touch-pad menus, I was informed that I would not be able to do anything until business hours tomorrow, which at this point simply wasn't good enough.

I slammed the phone down which a very loud cry of exasperation, right as my roommate walked in.

It's funny how ridiculous being angry feels in front of a bystander.

Isaac was kind enough to loan me his cellphone, since I was out of phonecards, and I called my Mom. It turns out, my account information had been mailed to the house, complete with new pin number. And like that everything was solved.

*sigh*... Patience isn't one of my strong points.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


I don't own a car, most of you who know me probably already know that, most likely because I've asked you for a ride (big thanks to everyone who's ever said yes). I have no plan (or means)to obtain a car, and I posses no reason to, save perhaps the selfish desire to not depend on other people. As a consequence, when my friends start tallking about their dream cars, or the car they're saving up for, etc, I usually tune out and think about things that actually interest me. Thus, I have to admit that I was surprised I had such a good time when I saw Disney/Pixar's Cars yesterday.

And while I am against such sins as illegal street racing, and am a proponent of such piously boring concepts as car-pooling in enviromentally safe(er) fuel efficient vehicles, the movie- though being in direct conflict with this worldview- was genuinely enjoyable. Much of the movie takes place on (an animated) historic Route 66, with geography very akin my neck of the woods (i.e. Holbrook, Flagstaff, and Winslow). My favorite line by far was when Owen Wilson's character, Lightening McQueen, says,

"I create feelings in other people that they themselves do not understand."

Something I can definately relate to.

On the subject of automotives, I friend of mine had her car stolen, this after her roommate's car broke down (beyond repair) a few days before.

I really don't mind not having a car, in fact, i recommend it.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Glass can only Spill what it Contains

I simply can not stop listening to the song. Simply fantastic. I highly recomend reading the lyrics while listening to it.

It's almost enough to make me forget that i'm sick.



I am soo sick right now. I think it might be strep throat, it certainly hurts enough for it to be.

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Fall is just about here, which means I can start pulling out my sweater and hoodies- and that makes me very happy (enter snide remark about me being an "emo" kid here). The campus here at SBTS is absolutely gorgeous during the fall, as the leaves change to the most brilliant colors. As much as I love my evergreen forest home back in AZ, fall just isn't right without all of the red, orange, yellow, and golden brown. Few things make me happier: hearing the crunch of leaves under my feet as I walk to work, watching the fireflies come out on my way home, *sigh* (enter second snide remark about me being an "emo" kid here).

On a completely unrelated note, I think I'm coming down with a cold, which isn't cool at all.