Archive for July 2005

The Buffet of Kings

Today was pretty strange. Not too much has happened, but the pastor’s sermon today could have easily come straight from the entry I posted yesterday. He spoke from Acts 5:17-42, and especially from 33-41 with the part where Gamaliel speaks. His basic points were that Human Attempts will Fail, Heaven’s Agenda is Favour, and the Holy Anointed will Flourish (note the nifty use of alliteration). Except for the third point, the pastor’s sermon basically lined up exactly with what I said yesterday. I was pretty astounded. Hey, at least I know I’m right now – although I knew that before anyways. It was just kind of confirmation for me, so that was pretty cool.

After church, my sister went off to work, and my parents, Mrs. Haacke, and I went out to King’s Buffet for lunch. There I saw some of the people from Central, so I went over and said hello to them. The time was spent mostly with my parents and Mrs. Haacke talking, and me eating. I expected that when I agreed to go, though. The reason I went is because otherwise I’d have to find some lunch for myself at home. The most interesting thing that happened there, though, was when I dropped a piece of pork on my pants. I was cutting something and then my knife slipped, knocking the slice of pork right onto my crotch. It was a little awkward. I didn’t say anything, and nobody noticed, so I quickly scooped it back…Continue Reading

The Lesson of Trust

I’m in such a writing mood right now. I feel like I could just sit here and write pages and pages and pages, never stopping even to eat or sleep. This happens every so often, usually when I wake up in a reflective, contemplative mood – like today. I was laying in bed this morning half-awake, and already I had formed two stanzas of a poem in my head. I finished it off in my head during my shower, and then typed it up onto the computer and saved it as soon as I had the chance. And even though I already wrote a quite large entry today in my blog here, I’ve still been itching to just talk about anything and everything.

Let’s put first things first. I called Cineplex Odeon this afternoon, since my mom had left me a note saying they had called yesterday. I left a message in the morning, called again around 12:30 PM or so, and then once more later on, at around 4:30 PM. The third time I called, I actually got ahold of someone. She told me exactly what I was hoping – I got the job there. Mind you, Zeth has told me that it’s not the best job in the world, but I figure if I’ve survived at Quizno’s, and was ready to get a factory job if I needed to, that I can handle it. Any job is a good job at this point, and now I’m intensely thankful.…Continue Reading

Birthdays, Beaches, and Bowling

Yesterday was the birthday party for Melissa. It was a lot of fun, starting off with a trip to Long Point and then getting into some other stuff that I’ll talk about later. But let me begin with the beach, since, well, it’s the first thing that happened. I’m still getting ahead of myself, though, so let me slow down and start from the beginning.

I woke up yesterday at 8:00 AM. My parents had already left for the day, and they had taken both cars – but I already knew they were going to do that. I showered and got dressed, packed my bag for the beach, and then put my earbuds in my ear, turned on my music, and cranked the volume. This was partly because I was in a good mood, but also partly because I was trying to keep myself awake. Then with that, I headed out the door and walked over to the Staats’ house. I debated wearing my shoes to walk over there, but then I decided that it would be too much of a hassle to bring both shoes and sandals. I bring this up because it’s important – my sandals give me blisters, but I decided I’d wear socks with my sandals and hope for the best. It didn’t work too well; even on the ten-minute walk over to their house, I got blisters.

Anyways, I got to the Staats’ house and hung around there for a few minutes until people were…Continue Reading

Interviews, Driving Lessons, and Bizarre Plans

Well, yesterday was mildly interesting. The interview at Sears went pretty well, I thought. I just have no idea if I have a chance of getting hired. The guy interviewing me seemed to be interested; however, he wasn’t in charge of hiring in the right department. Since the lady who had called was on vacation and left his extension on her voicemail message, I had called him to see if he could help. However, this lady was in charge of the sales associate positions, and he was in charge of sales support. So, he told me he’d forward it on to the people in the sales associate department – that’s not an encouraging statement, but it was all I could really do. I assume that since he had decided to set up an interview with me that he won’t just hand them my resume and application and say nothing, but rather tell them what he thought of me as well. And as I said before, he seemed interested. So it’s not a total loss or anything, it’s just completely uncertain what the outcome will be. It’s in God’s hands, though.

After the interview, I headed over to Central and went upstairs. Everyone was in the middle of prayer, so I slipped in as quietly as I could and just sat down on the couch. After they were finished, they asked me how the interview went and such, and we had a jolly good time talking about jobs and stuff –…Continue Reading

Interviews and Card Tricks

I’ll keep today’s entry short, because I really don’t have much to say. Not much happened yesterday, except that I finally got ahold of one of the supervisors at Sears. I told him the situation and how the other lady that had called me was interested in setting up an interview with me. He said, “Alright then, well how about an interview tomorrow…at 7:00?” My first instinct was to say no. I usually go to youth at Central on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, and I’m not too big on missing out on that. But then I thought, “Well, I don’t know, I might as well. It’s easier than making him try to find another day.” So I said yes.

The more I thought about it, the more I thought that maybe this wasn’t such a series of random events. Here I was, unable to get ahold of anyone from the places who called me. I got a phone call from Sears, and then when I called back the next day, I couldn’t get ahold of the lady. The next day, I phoned again, and her voicemail said she was away on vacation until August 9th, giving the extension of a couple other supervisors as well. So I tried the one that seemed most likely of the two to cover for this lady while she was gone, and tried getting ahold of him – no luck. Then, yesterday, I got through and finally got an interview – for the next day.…Continue Reading

Situations and Sendoffs

A few days ago I mentioned a situation I was dealing with, that I really hoped wasn’t the case. Unfortunately, today came the evidence that really strongly points in this person’s direction. And now I’m sitting here feeling helpless, wondering what to do. Do I approach this person and try to help them through their problem, knowing full well that if I reveal it, it could potentially damage some relationships? Or do I leave it alone and hope that God will work through the situation and help this person by Himself?

I honestly have no idea what to do. I really don’t think I could approach this person and point out what they’ve done. But I also know that I can’t just sit here and do nothing while it continues. I’m trapped between not being able to do anything, and knowing I have to anyways, and right now it’s really bothering me. The only thing that I’m not powerless to do is pray for them – pray that God would work in the situation and heal it. But it doesn’t seem like it’s enough, though I’ve always been told about the “power of prayer.” Somehow it just doesn’t absolve me of responsibility, although the only reason this responsibility was thrust on me was because I was in the position to find out about it. Suddenly there’s a huge weight on my shoulders to do something about a situation that I found out about just recently, and the reason it’s my…Continue Reading

Bloggish Celebrations and Adultish Laughter

Well, this is my 292nd post on this thing. I suppose I could have just not said anything and left the surprise until my 300th, but I was afraid I would forget and just not have any celebration at all. So lets have a toast to my 292nd post on this friggin’ massive blog of mine. Cheers!

Now that the festivities are over until another 8 posts go by, let me tell you just a tiny bit about my day. To make a short story even shorter, nothing much has happened. I got up, had a shower and got dressed, then was pleasantly greeted by my father who asked why I hadn’t called Sears yet. My sister went and took her driver’s test to get her G license, passed, and is now driving like a maniac (well, actually she’s upstairs, but oh well). I called Sears once the store actually opened, got the lady’s voice mail, and it said she was on holidays until August 8th or 9th. She then rhymed off the extension of another supervisor, which I then called and left a message on his voice mail. I called Marco Sales as well, and found out that the lady I thought was looking at my resume actually had an employee doing that for the summer instead. So I got patched through to her voice mail, left a message there, and am now thoroughly confused, waiting for someone to call me back.

Once my sister came home from her…Continue Reading