I know I still have this happen on occasion… and I’ve only been out of school for two years! I have a feeling this is the exact dream I will experience tonight.
I guess it’s probably about time to make another post, considering my last one was in March. I guess it’s been a combination of not having enough time, and not really feeling like posting anything. But just to let you know I’m still alive, here you go!
This past month has been pretty crazy (and interesting). Just got back from my cousin’s wedding in Nashville last weekend, so that was exciting. Played golf the morning before, and I shot a 105. Not an excellent score, but I guess it’s okay considering it’s only the 4th or 5th time I’ve played.
This week is pretty crazy too. Wind ensemble concert tonight, senior showcase on Friday, and a couple of recitals on Saturday.
It’s also hard to believe how close graduation is now. It doesn’t seem like all too long ago I was a freshman at Samford University, and now graduation looms around the corner. With graduation, it seems the inevitable question always is, “So what are you doing?” which I don’t quite have the answer to yet. There’s a lot of things I’d like to be doing, I just don’t know how soon those things might happen… In some respect, I can’t wait to graduate… but in others it seems like I will lose contact with a lot of friends I’ve made… I’m not quite sure how to cope with that yet.
Booyah, we’re going to Nashville!
1st Round – Ohio Valley Conference
Men’s Basketball: Samford 70 – Murray State 60
Women’s Basketball: Samford 63 – Tenn. Tech 60
A picture is worth 1000 words, and the following comic describes it all:
I’ve been kind of busy lately, I guess its the usual. Projects, classes, homework, same old, same old… But a lot of other things are going on in the background too that are keeping me occupied as well. So I could use a little prayer if you wouldn’t mind.
In other news, my iPod has finally returned after almost 6 weeks of being “fixed” by BestBuy. I can finally listen to something else in the car other than my radio. Yay!
So school’s officially out. And everyone else is out of the apartment. I like Christmas break and all, and I enjoy being with my family but I miss not having anyone around town. And to think that I have one more semester of college left… it’s almost impossible to think that I’ve already gone through 3 1/2 years of college. It’s kind of a nice surprise and scary at the same time, especially considering that I don’t know anything of what is ahead.
I’ve done a lot of thinking lately too, and I’ve come to term with a few of the issues I’ve been dealing with. Life isn’t perfect, and I don’t think it ever will be, but some loose ends are finally getting tied up…
Only two more weeks of school left, yet it’s the busiest two weeks of school. Although, it feels a bit like a roller coaster right now with so many things going on. Scores of projects due, and finals coming up as well… it’ll be so nice when it’s over!
So my life in marching band is now over. In a way, I’m actually quite sad. Never again will I be able to play on the field again. Sure, things were tough sometimes and unloading and loading the truck was a pain. But I really enjoyed it. The picture you see above is all of the seniors for 2006. I may not know all of them quite as well as I might like, but there is some sort of bond between us, even with me only participating in band for the short time of two years. I will say this much, if I attend any Samford games next year, which I most likely will if I live in the area, it will be a very odd feeling. It won’t quite feel the same actually sitting in the stands watching as opposed to playing. I can’t quite fathom that feeling yet…
The infamous Donaldson project(s) still loom over my head. I really have been working hard on this project, but it’s honestly going nowhere. I have some sort of bug in my code that I can’t quite track down… and it’s driving me crazy! I’m sure it’s something small and stupid, but I can’t find it. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do if I can’t find/finish it by this next Tuesday. My only other hope is that no one else in the class has finished the project either and Donaldson will postpone the project again.
I also had a good talk with someone today. I honestly wish I could do more for people than just pray for them, but I honestly don’t know what I can do. I know God has given me a passion to help people, sometimes I just don’t know how. I know I need prayer myself, I am by no means a perfect person. But I pray that God will always provide to me a cheerful spirit that I can at least always be encouraging to others.
Ultimately, my goal is to strive to be like Him daily, and to grow closer in my relationship to Him. Sure, I have my own wants and needs in life, but it’s amazing how simple those seem when I really do focus on Him. It’s just disappointing that my human nature limits me sometimes to what kind of capacity God would provide if I truly had a heart for him 24/7. I know God will provide for me, I trust that He will provide for me. I truly and honestly believe that; I just need the patience to wait for His guidance.
Ahh… November finally. A time when the season begins to turn chilly and cold. I love the weather this time of year, it’s always so nice out and feels so good. Especially considering that I’m typically hot natured (which makes it difficult in the summer months).
Last night, I went over to Brett and Deidre’s apartment for a Halloween party and I had a great time! We all came dressed up of course, and had some food, fun, and games. The best part however wasn’t just the games but what we did. Instead of Trick or Treating like normal, we went around Trick or Treating for canned goods for the Jimmie Hale Mission’s Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. And in less than probably 30 minutes of going around houses in Homewood, we collected 98 cans. Isn’t that amazing? After that we goofed off and played Apples to Apples and then watched the Corpse Bride.
My project(s) for Current Topics also got postponed as well, so that’s another blessing in this week. Sadly, our last football game is this weekend however… but this week still is looking pretty good!
I’m in a little bit of a dilemma. For all you Samford folks out there (or even you non-Samford folks) I’m trying to decide what classes to take in the spring. I pretty much have some classes set in stone, Senior Seminar for COSC, Artificial Intelligence, Japanese 202, Wind Ensemble, and Scuba Diving. That’s all fine and great, except that’s only about 13 hours. I still need one more science class, and one more upper level course (anything).
Now here’s my dilemma. For my upper level course, I’m split between taking University Chorale again or taking Class Woodwinds. The advantage of Class Woodwinds is that it’s only 2 days a week (M & W) while UC is 3 days a week with additional commitments. Although, Dr. Price is taking over UC so it would be pretty spiffy to have him as director. Any suggestions?
My other dilemma is over science. Now I’ve already taken Physical Geography, and Introduction to Computer Science won’t work either since COSC is already my major. I really wanted to take Astronomy, but it kind of conflicts with my Senior Seminar class, so unless I get Senior Seminar moved, Astronomy is out of the question. So my other options are: Scientific Methods, Animal Biology, Organic/General/Biological Chemistry, or General Physics. Out of those, I really don’t know what’s good (or who’s good for that matter) but would like something that’s at least not too difficult. If you’ve taken any of those classes or know someone who has, please post any suggestions or comments you might have via the comment link in the title of the post!