Archive for December 2005

New Year’s Eve’s Eve

Tired. Sore. Stiff. And did I mention tired? Last night was certainly interesting. I picked up Jordan and his friend Jon and we headed over to the church to meet everyone there. Then we all drove up to Hamilton to People’s Church for “The Big Party.” It was supposed to be basically a New Year’s Eve party, only on New Year’s Eve’s Eve instead. I’m not really sure why, but whatever. The first part was basically a rally, with a worship team and then a guy speaking. It was really good stuff, and a good way to start off the night. It really made me think just about how I was going to start off the new year of 2006. Was I going to go in thinking that I could just scrape by with God, or was I going to go in with a new determination and drive, and expect great things from Him? I mean, that wasn’t the point of what he was saying, but that was what I took from it. I’ve been just slacking off with God lately, paying Him lip service but not much more. But tomorrow is a new year, with new opportunities, new expectations, and new choices to be made. Anything can happen, right? And so I choose to lean on Him once again and go deeper with Him than ever before in 2006.

The rest of the night was interesting. We had pizza, and then Esoteric did a concert. By this time, I,…Continue Reading

Non-Drug Induced Insanity

Right now, I am in a strange mood. Stranger than usual, that is. I just thought I’d share that, because when I get hyper, I cannot be held responsible for my actions. It’s like being on drugs, only without the drugs. And as we all know (or should know), indictable actions taken while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are excusable under Canadian law. As pathetic as that may seem, I may need to use it some day. I’m hoping that natural chemicals in the brain leading to a hyper state can be counted as a drug.

Anyways, I strangely have no memory of last night. That and the above paragraph should not be taken into consideration together, because this memory loss was not due to alcohol. And if I could remember what I did last night, I would tell you what the memory loss was due to. Ahh, yes. I have now remembered. Last night was primarily spent playing Age of Empires II, a game which I have not played in a long time. It was fun, but still not that exciting – and that’s why I didn’t remember it off the top of my head. Goodness knows that I should have, since I just finished playing it again today. Bah, whatever. I told you I was in a strange mood.

Today, I woke up and got showered and dressed, and then spent the morning baking chocolate chip cookies. A feminine endeavour, I know, but I figured I…Continue Reading

Party Hardly

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I have very little to say right now. I just got off work, and so I’m too tired to do much of anything as of this moment. So I’ll keep it nice and short. I was going to talk about something that I thought of last night while laying in bed, trying to sleep, but I suppose that I’ll leave it for another day. Perhaps a rainy day; perhaps a sunny one.

Last night was interesting. At about 7:25 PM, Angelie signed on to MSN and asked me if I was going to the Gillmore’s house. I said no, and asked what was happening there. She stated that it was a surprise party for Jenna. Since I barely know this person, I said that I’d pass on it. She, however, insisted that I go, since apparently I knew everyone else there (when I got there, I realized that I didn’t). I asked what time I was supposed to be there, since it was a surprise party, and she said 7:30. Great job there. So I rushed upstairs and got my wallet and keys and such, and then headed out the door, getting there pretty much right at 7:30. Then everyone basically sat there and waited for Jenna to get there. There was some confusion at one point, where we thought she had arrived, and so we all waited in the dark for about ten minutes before we finally gave up and someone went upstairs, finding out that she wasn’t there…Continue Reading

Christmas, Crackers, and Cookbooks

Yesterday was certainly interesting. I spent all day up in Toronto at my Aunt Lois’ house, celebrating Christmas. Actually, I should back up to the night before. I worked from 2:30-9:30, and then when I got home, my aunt and two cousins were over at our house. Now, I knew that they were going to be there, although I hadn’t been given much warning, but it was still weird. I don’t have anything against them, but I also don’t really have the most amazing time with my extended family. They’re just – different. Much different from me. But whatever. My relatives were at our house because they weren’t used to driving in Toronto – they’re country folk – and also didn’t know where my aunt lived exactly. So, we drove up yesterday in two cars, and spent the day there.

When I had heard that the Christmas dinner was going to be for lunch, I immediately had the thought that my aunt was taking the cheater’s way out. But I was pleasantly surprised, because it was a big lunch. There was turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, those gross fruit jello things, and an assortment of vegetables. It was your classic Christmas dinner, except for lunch instead of supper. All in all, it was a pretty good day, although still kind of annoying with Joel, my two-year-old (I think) cousin, and my cousin’s son, Zachary. They’re cute and all, but kids are still annoying no matter how cute they are. Joel’s not…Continue Reading

The Day of Boxing

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Again, this will be another short post, because I have to leave for work soon. Apparently some people come to watch movies on Christmas day and the day after, and so we have to cater to them. Why? Who knows? But I have to work, so I might as well give up on asking those questions.

Christmas was pretty good. I can’t say I got really amazing presents, because I didn’t ask for anything big – since my parents just got me a nice electric guitar for my birthday two months ago. I did, however, get a cell phone, which was pretty nice – not something I had asked for, but still nice. I also got a couple CDs, DVDs, and clothes. Oh yes, and lots of chocolate. That’s pretty much the best part of Christmas – the fact that you’re eating chocolate for the next three weeks just to get rid of it all. By the time you finish it off, you never want to see chocolate again – until next year, of course.

And so, here I sit, after my 19th Christmas, and I must say that, of all times of year, I like this one the best. People generally get nicer during the Christmas season. Sure, there’s always those jerks who are in a hurry to get their last-minute shopping done, but for the most part, people suddenly get courteous and forgiving around this time of year. It’s nice to see that, even if you know that…Continue Reading

Merry Christmas!

Well, this is not going to be a long post, because I have better things to do today than sit around and write – important things, like eating chocolate – so I’ll try my best to be concise. I wish you all a merry Christmas, and I pray that the true spirit of the season – the remembrance of what Jesus Christ did almost 2000 years ago – will remain in your hearts and minds this Christmas. Remember what He did, coming to earth, giving up the position He had in heaven and His power in order to come to earth as a tiny child. He was no ordinary child, though, for He would one day impact the world by becoming the perfect sacrifice for our sins. He gave up everything for us, and as we remember God’s gift of that tiny child, we remind ourselves of the even greater gift of salvation that we now have. I wish you all the best, and may God’s blessings be upon you. Merry Christmas!…

Activities, Broomball, and Cliques

It’s certainly been far from the usual routine as the school days wind down to a close and Christmas holidays begin. In fact, I didn’t even go to school today. What was the point when they only have 45-minute classes? Instead, I went to BCC and participated in their ice rink activities – skating and broomball. Well, technically, I didn’t skate, since I didn’t feel like going to get my skates sharpened, but I still ran around on the ice and had a lot of fun. In the broomball game, our team won something like 6-0. It was pretty lopsided. I think everyone had fun, though, and the pizza afterward was quite good, as usual.

In fact, last night I was also involved in BCC activities. I was talking to Steph on MSN, and she mentioned that Jon and I were invited to her house for the annual BCC party. She had asked Mr. G, and he said it would be fine. So I got a ride up with Josh, who had to take his sister up anyways. On the way up, we almost skidded into the ditch, because some of the roads he took weren’t the greatest. We made it safely, though, and had some fun eating food and having a snowball fight, etc.

I must say, while I like North Park, I miss the fun things that a smaller school like BCC can do. They can just pack up the entire school in a couple of vans and…Continue Reading