Archive for November 2005

Repair Work

Last night was interesting, to say the least. Since I wasn’t working, I decided to actually show up to the Under Cover video series thing at my church that goes on every Wednesday. I debated going just because I’ve missed about three weeks now and likely wouldn’t understand what John Bevere was talking about, but it turned out not to really matter too much. He brought up some great points about submitting to authority, even when they are harsh or corrupt. Obviously, if they tell you to sin, we’re not to obey, but in all other cases, we are to do what they say with the proper attitude of respect towards them. In the case of unfair treatment, we are to let God judge the matter instead of trying to defend ourselves. After all, when we defend ourselves and try to justify what we did or didn’t do, we set the other person up as our judge, and since they are human and fallible – and already accusing you of something you didn’t do, in this case – it’s not going to work out too well. When we let God judge it, on the other hand, He always judges justly, and if you were truly mistreated, He understands and will eventually make things right, in His own time.

Anyways, after watching the video, we always split up into our Life Groups and discuss some group questions that sort of expand on what was said and also applies it to our…Continue Reading

Sleep, and Saving Scars

You know you’re in bad shape when you can work a 6 1/4 hour shift that ends at 12:15 AM the next day, get home horribly late, wake up the next morning, and feel just as horrible as the morning before. If you can’t get any more tired after working a long, late shift than you were before the shift, I think it’s safe to say that you’ve hit the bottom of the “tired” scale. But all is not lost. My managers were nice enough to give me one day off before scheduling me for three days in a row. Boy, how I love facing the prospect of not getting any sleep for the next half a week, when I already feel like I could sleep for that length of time straight. It just brightens my soul and makes life worth living, don’t you think?

But enough with the sarcasm. I’ve lasted with little sleep for longer than that before, and I’m still alive, so I think I can do it this time. I’ll just be nice and grumpy and make sure that everyone around me knows that if they bug me, I’ll bite their heads off. Or I’ll just suck it up and get it over with. One or the other. But anyways, as stated, I worked six hours and fifteen minutes last night, and I was ready to go home by the time I got there. Even though it was Tuesday, it was quite busy, with lots of…Continue Reading

Evil Apples and Late Nights

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Last night was semi-interesting. I say that because part of it was out of the ordinary, while the rest was fairly usual for a Monday night. I went over to Jordan Smith’s house to jam with Jeff, Jordan, and Angelie. We did a bunch of worship songs, and it was cool. Then I headed straight to the worship practice at my church, which is every Monday. That went pretty well, and I got to see Jordan’s sweet new guitar – it’s so amazing. I had to wipe the pool of saliva off the ground afterwards. But all that worship was pretty sweet. It was probably just a little bit less than 4 1/2 hours of praising God, so that was awesome. My fingers just hurt somewhat afterwards, that’s all.

Today was fairly average until lunch time, when we went to BCC. Michelle drove Kristin, Becky, Jordan, and me over, and we hung out there for a little while. There’s not much more to say about it than that. Bethany and Melissa had a race to see who could get to us first when we got there, and then Bethany threw an apple at Melissa, and she went down and skidded on the gravel. It was shocking, and yet at the same time, quite funny. I suppose it could have been a lot worse than it was, but I guess that’s what can happen when apples get tossed around. So remember that, kids: Apples are dangerous. Stay as far away from…Continue Reading

Prayer, Polar Temperatures, and Other non-P Words

Last night was pretty interesting. We had a leadership meeting for youth at 4:30 PM, and we discussed a bunch of upcoming events for the next few months, which was good. It was a fairly productive meeting, and so I hope things will go well. After that, the youth had Life Groups. However, instead of doing the material, we watched Kicking and Screaming instead. I actually came up with a spiritual application for it which worked, but mostly it was because there were only a few people there and Kim wasn’t really sure how to apply the lesson to us. It was basically about “healing the wound” that fathers inflict on their sons, but because of the age that we’re at, she was saying that it would be pretty hard to apply it to ourselves. After all, we’re more likely in the process of being wounded rather than being in a position to heal it – last week was talking about the wound, and everyone was having a hard time concentrating on it since it didn’t really seem to apply. Most likely there is a wound there, but we haven’t found it yet, I guess.

Anyways, after watching the movie, some of the people left, but the rest of us discussed where to go. It was Lawrence, Kristen, Kyle, Justine, and me there, and they were talking about going to Wendy’s. Then Kyle asked if I was up for being the fifth wheel and such. I debated it. On the…Continue Reading

Confusions and Clarifications

Well, Melissa and I are no more. I just thought I’d hurry up and get that out of the way, since it’s going to be repeated all over the place anyways very soon. Last night was definitely a night out of the ordinary, and though I’m not sure exactly what I’m feeling right now, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me start this entry with the retelling of the day before last.

On Friday night, I worked. Things were fairly normal, but busy. There was a display set up outside the theatre with this group of people trying to get others not to go see Saw 2. They said that it promoted smoking. The sheer idiocy of that campaign made me laugh. Here is a movie, rated 18A for gory content, which shows a bunch of people being brutally murdered by a perverted, sick madman who sets up impossible traps for them, and these people are worried about the guy who lights up a cigarette. Besides, of all the movies which depict smoking that they could have chosen to stand up against, they choose the one with the guy who’s dying of cancer. Uh, earth to stupid people. It’s not really “promoting” smoking if they’re showing a guy dying of cancer because of his bad smoking habits. That’s really just saying, “Hey kids, don’t smoke, or you’ll end up as a sick, perverted lunatic who goes around kidnapping people and showing them to their deaths. He’s sickly and weak, and…Continue Reading

Cineplex Stuff

I can’t really think of anything to write today. Not much happened today that was of any interest, and last night wasn’t too exciting either. I basically did Physics homework until I had to go to work, and then I did the usual job there until it was time to go home. Then I went home. It took me the full three hours last night to do the marquee, just because I had to do some extra things. I had to put up an extra line on the sign outside saying that Harry Potter 4 tickets were now on sale, as well as a line saying, “Now Hiring.” That took up some extra time, and then I also had to change concession signs. We changed our logo, and so the signs had to be changed. The prices also went up, which is going to make many people quite angry, since they already complained about the high prices before they went up. So I’m just glad I don’t usually work on concession.

I don’t think that there’s anything else that I can really say. Tonight I have to work again, 6:30-9:30, which shouldn’t be too hard. Chicken Little is playing in two theatres, for a reason which I really don’t understand in the slightest, and we also got Jarhead this week. The fact that Chicken Little is playing in two theatres, though, means two theatres full or semi-full of kids throwing food around. Every kids’ movie brings a major cleaning hassle,…Continue Reading

Movies and Music

It’s taken at least three or four weeks, but I finally got to go see Flightplan last night. I went with Kristin, Michelle, and Melissa. It was a pretty good movie – it could have been better, but it still was worth what I paid for it, which was, coincidentally, nothing. However, had I actually paid the $7.50 that normal, non-theatre employees have to pay, it would still have been worth it. After the movie, we went out to Williams for a little while, and I sat there most of the time completely confused as Melissa and Kristin jabbered back and forth about inside jokes. But whatever. It was cool.

Today was also not too shabby. It wasn’t all that interesting, but Steph and Chelsey came to visit at lunchtime, since they don’t have school today or tomorrow. Chelsey went off to visit some people she knew, I guess, so I only saw her for about three seconds, but Steph hung out with Kristin, Jordan, and me. We had a great time walking to the Wayne Gretzky Centre and back again for no particular reason. Well, okay, it wasn’t that great a time, but it was slightly more interesting than the regular lunchtime that I have every day.

Anyways, in lieu of any real content, and because of the fact that I wanted to use the phrase “in lieu of,” I will end this off with a song that has really gotten me thinking lately. Although I’m not sure that…Continue Reading