A Sunday Entry

This weekend has been swell. Friday night after Navs I went to Amigo’s to hang out and talk, and after that went to Varv’s apartment, played Rummy, and we talked for quite a while. It was good times to get away from crowds and get some real conversation going. Not that the other conversations I had in the night weren’t real, but there’s some things you can’t talk about in crowds of ten people who don’t know you.

Saturday = ZOO! Omaha’s The Henry Doorly Zoo, to be precise. My favorite animals were the Polar Bears (in Japanese -> shirokuma), sharks, octopii, and penguins. It’s amazing to watch those animals and think how incredible it is to be separated mere inches from them because of modern technology and ultimately the marvels and wonders of God’s creation. I mean, there’d be nothing to put in the zoo if he didn’t make the animals and no way to hold them in if there wasn’t the technology. I think it would be even more incredible to see some of those animals in the wild. They’d be a lot more fearsome, eh?

Another fun aspect was being there with Jake, Amy Hatcher, April S., and Kanako. Kanako knows Jake and Amy and the other Navs who went to Shizuoka, Japan last summer. Anyway, it was good to spend time with some friends in a different environment than usual and enjoyed speaking a bit of Japanese with Kanako, although I know I could learn more of the language if I tried harder.

Saturday night was Brandon’s birthday. Went to that with Jake and knew many other people there, too. For Brandon’s birthday we made him a 25 song CD. It was Jake’s idea and a good one at that. 11 of the songs on the CD were Copa Cabana.

Today I’ve just done usual Sunday fare — church, ate dinner out at a house, napped, and read various items most of the afternoon. I occassionally find myself with a shortage of real bookmarks due to the amount of books I have being consumed or awaiting consumption at any one time. Today I read parts of The Bible, Wild at Heart, Spiritual Disciplines, The Passion of Christ, and Eyes of Heisenberg (odd sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert — not that good).

This week will be tough for school. I’ve got two midterms on Tuesday, each of which I’m inadequately prepared for. I will study much tomorrow and hope it to be enough. Thursday I have a paper due. But, joy of joys, FREEDOM of sorts comes Friday with the end of the school week and beginning of a Spring Break to be filled with its own busyness and not less requirements than usual, but different. (i.e. I must finally finish my English class. Must.)

Oh, and Phil’s site moved: http://philabowl.f2o.org/ http://thebolls.com/

Hey, you got any… ?

As is probably obvious, my new job has already begun to affect my life. Firstly, it takes time. Secondly, I’ll have money (once payday gets here…). Thirdly, I meet some really different people that I wouldn’t run into in my usual everyday life. I don’t even need to explain the sorts of strange stories I hear at work. But I will tell one story.

I’d just finished working, ate my dinner, and took off for home. Driving down the highway on the five-minute stretch to home, I had my hat on backwards, my collar turned up, was listening to some music on my stereo, and driving along. This dude pulls up next to me and says “Hey, you from Colorado?”

“What part?”
“uh… Glorburmont.”
“Hey, you got any…” and then he proceeded to hold his hands to his lips and pretend to smoke a joint. (In any case, that’s the impression I got.)

And then he drove off. So… the moral of the story is if you act like me, you’re bound to get hit up for drugs. </witty comment & the story>

Other then that, Cora came over yesterday so I got to hang out with her for a couple hours before work, then afterwards Tyler, Jesse, Cora, and Matt were all around. We played Uno for a while, took Tyler home, and then cruised up to Wahoo and back, stopped at Amigos, came home, and slept.

Oh, you’ve heard me talk about Lucerin Blue before, and their lyrics are pretty tight.

“Christian Rock Lyrics”:http://www.christianrocklyrics.com/ – one of a few reasons I won’t finish developing my lyrics database