Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Wednesday Uselessness, give me a break


Consider:
One of my instructors told me yesterday that I had lost weight. Score one to those fasting days.

I re-injured my ankle. I had X-Rays taken today, but I don't know what to look for. I'll see the doctor Monday. Pray.

I heard the word "ad-sep"(adminsitrative separation) today from one of my superiors. It didn't bother me like I thought it would.

Augustana was on Leno last night. I stayed up way too long and felt it all day. They were good, though.

As is evident in this post, I've been focusing far too much on myself lately. The Lord really made that clear to me a couple of days ago. The more I think about that, the truer it becomes.

It rained today.

Elisa is on myspace. I hate myspace because of the lengths I go to to justify it. That doesn't get me off of it, though.

I spoke with a Lebanese guy that wasn't one of my instructors for the first time yesterday. It was encouraging to know that I haven't been taught lies up to this point.

I got an e-mail from a guy that wants to use one of my pictures in some publication. I hope he pays me.

Lee is coming to spend Easter weekend out here with me. I'm really excited about it.

I need to end this.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Website

Mahndo.com is finally up and running. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Poker night, the tournament of our lives


So it's back to the numbers thing. Word to Elisa for reminding me about it.

0 - Morning quiet times I've woken up for in the last two days. Pray for me
188 - pounds with all of my clothes, jacket and boots on. You do the math
3 - points I scored today in a pickup basketball game to 16, we lost
10 - Dollars that I put into the bracket pool with the guys in class
10 - Dollars I regret putting into the bracket pool with the guys in class. Go Illini
7/9 - games that I guessed right in said bracket. Again, go Illini
6 - Minutes that I spent in a speaking test that usually lasts for twenty before the teacher decided to give me an A
3 - Blog readers, if my calculations are correct. Thanks.
2 - Quarts of Strawberry Kool-aid that I just made. Which marks the first time I've made kool-aid since moving away from home
15 - Guys under the age of 25 at the men's retreat out of about 140. It was awesome, the Lord taught me so much
4 - Months 'till Honduras
1 - Savior that still shines through on such an overcast afernoon.

I'm off to play poker with a crew that I haven't hung out with since most of them got married within the last year. It should be fun. There's nothing quite like Christian poker night. It's so friendly. God Bless.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Sad Day, or my idleness catches up to me (again)


Tonight on American Idol, Ayla Brown got kicked off. It was hard to see her go. But such is life: we live, we learn, we get prematurely kicked off of American Idol. Life just goes on. Best of Luck, Ayla.
Fortuneately, however, that is the most upsetting thing that I've faced this last week. I'm leaving tomorrow for the mens retreat in Watsonville. I'm looking forward to that very much.
More great news; I reached over 1000 profile views on myspace. I'm semi-internet famous now. I hate it soo much, but I just can't stop.
I've been playing FIFA 2005 a lot recently. Currently, my team is in the finals for the European Cup. And that is very good news. I'm going to be buying a plane ticket to San Diego to meet my parents in May. Money seems to just disappear. Speaking of which, I would like to formally apologize to eTrade for what I said earlier about them stealing my money. Aparently, it was libel. So eTrade, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry.

Well, for now its back to chillin'. Until next time, God Bless

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Canceled Retreats or this Diet Gets Old


Today was supposed to mark the end of one of the most fun weekends of my life. We were going to take around 30 Middle School kids four hours north to the Calvary Chapel Winter Camp. But, alas, the snow came down too heavy on Friday morning and we were out of luck. It is a serious let down, but life goes on. Next weekend is the Men's retreat. Hopefully the snow won't be too heavy there. I don't think it will.

eTrade stole my money again. Looks like its back to the 1-800 numbers.

I went up to San Jose on Saturday. My iPod was shot, and they gave me a new one without any hassel. I was greatful for that. I still am. In SJ, I walked around downtown and took pictures with my still-new camera. Its not a very colorful city. But I guess that it doesn't have to be.

I ate at Chipotle twice today. The second time was a mistake.

On Wednesday, I am priveleged to lead worship for the High School MInistry at church for the first time. I'm looking forward to it.

The recording is going pretty slow. That's due to the difficulty in finding free time that coincides with that of Jacob, the engineer. Imagine, a married man with a daughter not having a lot of free time. I await the day when I share in that struggle.

I think my roommate just vommited in his sleep.

I have around 400 dollars worth of nessecary spending coming up in the next week or so. The Lord will get me through. Until he does, thank you for your prayer. God Bless you all.