Archive for November 2005

Snow, Slaps, and Schedules

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I really have nothing to say today. Last night was alright, but nothing special. I went to the Wednesday night Under Cover video series thing at my church, and then I came home and didn’t do the homework that I should have done. Today was just a “blah” day, not bad, but just not good either. I got to school, and by about halfway through Chemistry I wanted to go home. I just wasn’t in the mood for school. Anyway, I suffered through the day, and now I’m at home and I don’t feel good. I’m having some sort of indigestion mixed with stomach pains, and it’s not very delightful. But whatever. I’m sure nobody really wants to know about that, so I’ll spare you any more details.

The most interesting part of the day was at lunchtime. I was standing roughly in the middle of the hallway, talking to Jordan and Kristin. Jordan had a can of Coke in his hand, so I mentioned that I didn’t like Coke. He went to slap me in the face, but I brought my head back to dodge it, and wham! smacked the janitor of the school right in the head. It was totally unintentional, but this guy just kept walking like nothing had happened. I’m sure that a nuclear bomb falling on the school would have left him undisturbed. He would have just continued on his way, cleaning up after the radioactive fallout and not saying a word. I called out…Continue Reading

Insanity of the Infinite

Do you ever get the strange feeling that God might be suffering from a mild form of insanity? I sure do. Sometimes it seems that He does the oddest things, and lets the craziest situations happen. And while I’m sure He’s got His reasons for it, I think you’d have to be crazy just to understand them. I guess being infinite and omniscient for all these years would do that to you…

Take, for example, what He decided to do one day while He was bored. He got together with the rest of the Trinity and said, “Hey guys, let’s create Earth!” They all thought it was a great idea (which is probably a good thing, since they’re all one Being – talking to yourself is bad enough). But I mean, this is God we’re talking about here. He knows exactly what’s going to happen for the rest of eternity, since He’s outside of time. So He knew exactly what was going to happen once He created Earth. He put Adam and Eve in their nice little garden, and put the one tree there just for kicks, so that they had their free will. Elsewhere, He was also putting down a rebellion by Lucifer, and so we get the first soap opera/drama of history as Satan attempts to continue his rebellion down on Earth. But I mean, God knew it would all happen. He knew that Adam and Eve would fall, and that everyone else in the entire history of…Continue Reading

Short and Sweet (Just Like Me)

Today’s entry will be short for the following three reasons: a) I only have a limited time to write it, b) I have nothing to write about, and c) I have homework to do in this limited time as well. Basically, my time is limited because I’m heading out to Burlington tonight for the Christian Colleges & Universities Tour. They basically just have a whole bunch of Christian colleges and universities from all over Canada and the United States represented, and you can pick up information and such. It should be good, and maybe I’ll come just a bit closer to deciding where I want to apply. The key word there is maybe. But anyways, yeah. With that said, work last night was pretty boring, and today wasn’t all that interesting either, so I have nothing else to say. Peace out.…

The Calloused Heart Syndrome

Since there was a significant lack of interesting things that happened both last night and today, I’ll devote just one small paragraph to the list of events and then use the rest of the entry to talk about other, more interesting things. So, now that I’ve said that, last night was cool. We had youth, and then after the service, we had a “hot seat,” where we gathered around each person in turn and prayed for them. It was pretty cool, I must say. Afterwards, Jordan, Kyle, Lawrence, and I worked on our special music for this upcoming Sunday, and we also played a bunch of other Underoath songs. Then we went to Kyle’s house and ended up watching the Underoath DVD that he has. By the end of the night, I didn’t want to hear them anymore. I’m back to liking them, though. Today was mostly boring, except for Geometry class. The only reason that I liked that class was because we got our tests back, and I argued him into giving me two extra marks. It was great. I used his own logic to trap him into it. I would explain it, but the actual details really aren’t that interesting. I just felt good after bumping up my mark, that’s all.

On the bus ride home, I had a very interesting thought. I’m really not sure at all where it came from, but I suspect it was from somewhere deep in the dark recesses of my mind, where…Continue Reading

Saturday’s and Sunday’s Stories

Last night turned out to be better than I thought. As I half-expected, I got a call to go hang out. Jordan Smith of all people called me up, even though he’s generally the anti-social one who says he needs to go home or whatever. But anyways, he said to go to Moose Winooski’s for dessert, and then people would go back to his house afterwards. That was fine with me, since doing anything was fine with me, and so I went. When I got there, Bethany and Kristin were already there, and they told me that there was a big waiting list and such. It was packed in there, and so we decided that we would suggest going somewhere else once other people got there. Soon more people arrived, and after standing by the doors for about fifteen minutes, we decided to go somewhere else. Then we moved outside and tried to figure out where to go. Most people didn’t care, but for any suggestions that came up, someone had a reason not to go. We finally settled on just going to Zehr’s and buying food there, then eating it at Jordan’s house. So that’s what we did.

At Jordan’s house, we played Four on a Couch, and the girls finally won after what seemed like ages. Then we just hung out for a while. It wasn’t amazingly exciting, but I know I had more fun than I would have just sitting at home. Plus, I got a cinnamon…Continue Reading

Busy as a Bumblebee

I’m not sure what exactly to write about today. There really isn’t much to say. I worked last night, and it was horribly busy, with kids running around everywhere – even more than last week, since now there’s another kids’ movie in theatres, Zathura. I got home and decided that it was too late to really go anywhere or do anything. So I decided to just go ahead and do my homework to get it out of the way, just in case anything happened tonight.

I also worked this afternoon, 12:00-5:15 PM. It was horribly long and horribly busy once again, since people are more likely to take their kids to a matinee show than an evening show. On top of that, the cleaning people, who normally come in either at night or at about 6:00 AM to clean the entire theatre, never showed up. Garth called them at about 11:00 AM and finally got them in, so when I got there at noon, they were busy cleaning the theatre. Once we opened up, though, they couldn’t do much more, so it was still pretty messy. Only a tiny bit of the lobby was vacuumed, so the rest had bits of popcorn on the floor that made it look like it had snowed or something. The theatres themselves were still pretty bad as well. It really made for a horrible opening; normally everything is nice and fresh, and today it felt like somehow we had never closed the night before…Continue Reading

Lest We Forget

Once a year, we remember the price that the veterans of World War I and World War II paid for the freedoms we now enjoy. They worked to liberate countries like The Netherlands, as well as defended France, Great Britain, and other parts of Europe. Some returned. Others did not. But we remember them all, and today is a day of mixed emotions, as we remember those lost, those who survived and have now passed on, and those still with us today. We remember their sacrifice. We celebrate the end of the war, and yet the celebration is marked with somber reflection as we try to imagine just how much it meant to these people to put aside their own interests and their own livelihoods and fight for the freedom of others. They fought, not knowing whether they would live or die, and yet determining that the fate of others was more important than the fate of their own lives. And so, even though many veterans are no longer with us today, and the memories of the wars are fading ever so slowly into the blackness of times gone by, we salute all the brave souls who fought for us. We commend their courage; we laud the great sacrifice that they made. Yes, veterans. Today we give you the highest honour that man deserves, because we know that greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. And though we may not know…Continue Reading