I’m Thankful For…

Thursday, May 4th, 2006 @ 2:56pm

I know this is kind of an odd thing. I put this blog up so I’d have a place to rant. Rant about things I don’t like, or what’s going on. So to break the mold, I’m going a completely different direction. Here are things that I’m happy are happening and glad to have…

I’m thankful that God has given me the opportunity to go to Samford. There have been times I’ve thought, “Hey, I could’ve gone somewhere else.” Sure, it would’ve been cheaper, I might even have gotten a scholarship or two. Sure, it’s been difficult here at Samford and I’ve had trying times. But I don’t think I could imagine life without being here at Samford. All of the friends here that I never would’ve met. All of the fun times, never had. For those of you that do read this, I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to get to know each and every one of you. So many names to mention, I’m sure I could probably fill up several pages just of names. Some of you, I wish I could’ve gotten to know better. But to each and every one of you, thanks for putting up with me!

I’m thankful for the talents and interests God has provided. I don’t know what I would do without music and piano. Even if I’m not very good at it, I enjoy every bit of it. It’s such a stress reliever sometimes! I’m thankful for the interest in computers I have. It’s not often that there’s something you can do, and love to do, and make a living at it.

In closing, I’m thankful for a lot of things. In retrospect I realize I may be unsatisfied with certain situations. But I wouldn’t be where I am today without some of those things happen. I wouldn’t have the friends that I have, or know the people I know. Sure, I may not have accomplished things I might have planned, but hey, I still have a great future to look forward too!

April Is Almost Over?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 @ 1:32am

Not that I really have much to say most of the time, but I’m not even really sure how many readers I have that actually pay attention. So I probably spend a lot more time in this site than it’s really worth. But I suppose I do enjoy it, hey it’s what I want to do!

So that brings me to what I’ve been wasting my precious freetime on, a completely brand new layout! It allows me to do a lot of cool things that I haven’t really done before, and it actually is nearly fully functional! But yeah, feel free to comment on the design or something if you really feel like it.

It’s hard to believe that this month is almost over, and school is nearing an end. It doesn’t feel like that long ago school had just started. Yet, I must admit April did move along pretty fast, it was quite a busy month with class trips and the like. I guess I’m nearly ready for it to be over, but not at least until I finish a few more projects!

How I Feel…

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 @ 12:42am

Down the drain

Yes, it’s that time of year folks. I hope you got your tax returns in! Even though I got mine in especially early, the above image generally describes how I feel about taxes. Oh well, at least I’ll get most of it back say… a few months from now… with no interest.

Holiday Weekend

Monday, April 17th, 2006 @ 11:07am

Happy Easter! Ahh… it’s so nice to have a holiday weekend. Even though I probably still have a lot of stuff to do, it’s just nice to have a break.

Friday, I was out of classes all day. One of my professors decided to cancel class, because we had all participated in a trip down to Perry County on Thursday, and another professor decided to cancel as well since most of us wouldn’t be there anyway. But, it ended up I had to go back up to Samford anyway since I had left my piano books at school… go figure! So I finished the day out by teaching my students, then going over to visit a friend’s house for a couple of hours.

Satuday, I ran a few errands and stuff but mostly just stayed around the apartment until mid-afternoon. Went out to dinner for a little while, and came back.

Sunday, of course I went to church for our Easter service. It was pretty good! After church, went home for lunch where my dad cooked steaks, with mashed potatoes and gravy. I miss his steaks being up here at the apartment and at school. At least I get to get a taste of them every now and then. After lunch, Clint and I contemplated about doing something that afternoon, but really couldn’t decide on anything. So we just drove around for a little while, and crashed in on Timothy at his apartment then went to visit the Vulcan. Not too long after that, we went back to my apartment and pretty much goofed off for the rest of the night. And so, I guess we have to decide on something to do again today as I procrastinate on projects that are due at the end of the year, don’t you just love it how that happens? I think I should probably go wake him up first though, considering it’s after 10am already…


Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 @ 12:57am

So here I am yet again, trying to actually go to bed on time yet I just manage to sit staring at the ceiling. Neither of my roommates aren’t back yet, so I really don’t know what to do other than just ramble on my blog.

I guess I’ve had a lot on my mind for the past couple of days, mostly random things just going through my head about the future, and what’s going to happen. Nothing really bad, but still just random things I’ve been thinking about. The semester is nearly coming to an end and I’ll reach the pivotal point in my college career where I’ll become a senior. I guess it’s kind of thrilling, and exciting to think that I only have one more year of school left. Yet, somewhat scary and daunting at the same time. I’m nearly 22 as well, so I feel like I’m getting old and have barely accomplished anything! Sometimes, I really don’t know what to think at times about what’s going to happen.

But you know, amazingly even through all of that there has been some sense of calm and peace which I can’t really explain. I really feel that God has opened some doors recently that just kind of popped out of nowhere and was exactly what I was looking for (cue the summer jobs!).

Sorry you’ve had to read some of my boring, yet somewhat random thoughts recently. I’m not depressed! Honestly! Just… thoughtful as of recently. I guess my blog is finally serving somewhat of a purpose to let me rant when I need to, especially if there isn’t anyone around to talk to. But, I’ll leave you with Isaiah 12:2 at the very least, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He is also my salvation.

Not Much to Say!

Sunday, April 9th, 2006 @ 6:46pm

So a rather uninteresting, and somewhat uneventful weekend. There was supposed to be a big storm Friday, that never really developed into anything. So I just did my usual thing, teach piano and come home. Had a somewhat of a surprise visit by Julie and her posse, as it was her birthday.

Not much really changed on Saturday though. Slept in late until Jeremy invited me out to lunch at the Olive Garden with him and Mike. Went to CompUSA to check out the sales they had, then eventially meeting up with Timothy at Circuit City and going out to lunch with him (again!). We talked for a while over lunch, which was a good thing. I haven’t gotten to see him much since we’ve both moved out and have each gone our own seperate ways. It’s kind of sad now that I really think about it, we’ve known each other for… at least as long as I remember. Since we were little kids pretty much, we’d always be over at one another’s house doing one thing or another. Playing Nintendo, making a trip down to the creek, or even just playing baseball in the backyard… I miss those days sometimes. Sometimes I just wish I could go back to being 12 again. I didn’t have to worry about too much, other than the occasional fight with my mom over clothing choices, or hats!

I feel like I didn’t get much accomplished today either. I accidentally missed church today because I set my alarm for 8pm instead of 8am, oops! Played with the PS2 for a little while, but then started to try to work on my final project for my Languages and Theory class. I think I’ve coded myself into a corner, I don’t know what to do next. Although, I did take a swim in the pool which felt really good. I’ll be looking forward to the weather getting a little warmer, and pool trips being more frequent.


Friday, March 10th, 2006 @ 9:10pm

So I’m currently on Wind Ensemble tour at the moment. I’ve had a great time so far, even though I’ve been fighting allergy issues the whole trip. I hope I haven’t disturbed too many people although I might have kept up my roommates with my sniffing at night.

Anyway, tonight we had our so called “senior moment”. Basically, everyone just sat around while we listened to the seniors in band talk about their experience of being in band, and how they felt about their experiences. This has really made me think about my future as well, and what I want to do as well. I really only have one more year of college left before I finally have to go out into the real world and be facing a lot of things I’m not quite ready for. I wish I could spend more time in college, I really do enjoy some of my classes, the people I spend time with (especially band/music people). Sometimes I wonder if I’m really moving in the right direction with what I’m doing or not. It’s something I’ve been praying about a lot lately, and I really haven’t felt a strong direction with some things in my life. There’s been a lot going on right now, a lot of things I’m not sure I really know how to handle.

I don’t really want to bore you with details, but I suppose if you’re really interested you can always ask me. I might be willing to tell you.