Yesterday was quite disappointing. Work was pretty boring, since it was an afternoon shift, so there weren’t very many people there. Afterwards, I called up Jeff to see if he wanted to do something. He did, so I started calling other people as well. The only people that could actually come were Angelie and Dave. Eventually we figured out that we’d go to Jeff’s house and hang out in his garage – since it has a TV and card table and such in there. Angelie ended up not going because she would be the only girl there. Pphh. I don’t see how that makes a difference, really. I mean, I hang out with all girls sometimes, and other than the fact that they get hyper and annoying, I don’t mind it. At least when they do that, I can laugh at them, so I still have a fun time being entertained at other people being idiots. But whatever. Angelie skipped out on us, so it was just going to be Jeff, Dave, and me there.
I got to Jeff’s house, and he told me that Dave had flaked out too. Apparently he hadn’t actually asked his parents to go, and they wanted him to stay home or something. So it was just Jeff and me. That wasn’t too bad; I mean, I’ve hung out with him before and had some fun. We played Tony Hawk for a while, and then another game called Flat Out, where you drive a car…Continue Reading
I don’t feel like writing a lot today, and I only have an hour before I have to go to work anyways, so I’ll try to keep this short. I’ll start off with my appointment at North Park, since that’s the least interesting part anyways. Basically, I talked with a guidance counsellor, and she confirmed that they weren’t offering Grade 12 Physics in the second semester. Then basically her only option to me was to either just go without it, or to look at other schools to see if they offered it second semester. The only problem with that idea is that BCI is probably the next closest school, and to go there for one period and then try to get back to North Park within about a ten minute break or whatever – without a vehicle – is quite impossible. I’d have to take the bus, and that would certainly not be enough time. So basically, my options are to either set up some sort of correspondence course, or to just go without it – which I don’t exactly want to do. We’ll see what happens, though. I sent an email to Mr. G, since I know he’s dealt with Independent Learning Courses in the past, so I figured he may be able to help me out there.
In the afternoon, Melissa called me up and told me that she was bored, so that I should come over. I told her she needed to figure out a way to…Continue Reading
Yesterday was pretty cool. In the afternoon, Jeff called me up and asked if I wanted to do something. Since I worked Sunday and today, I figured that yesterday was the sandwich day that I’d have to fill in with something good. After all, no one eats a sandwich just for the bread. So I said sure, and he came and picked me up. We then went and picked up Melissa, then drove over to Angelie’s house and picked her up as well. Jeff’s plan was to go go-karting at Ben-Mar, so off we went.
When we got there, it wasn’t raining, but you could tell that it had been raining quite recently. The go-karts were closed, but Jeff figured that they’d likely open them up in about half an hour or so once the track dried up. So we went and sat in Johnny-be-Good for a while, then went back to check again. They were still closed, so I guess they just decided to keep it closed for the entire day or something. So instead, we played a round of mini-golf. Jeff beat me by one stroke to get first place, so I didn’t do too badly, I suppose. Afterwards, we headed to Tim Hortons so Angelie could get a cinnamon roll, and then we headed home because people wanted to be home for supper at their own houses. We decided to reconvene at 7:30 PM with a movie or something. And now I’ve completely lost track of what…Continue Reading
Yesterday was pretty cool. It was a lot better than I had expected it to be, anyways. I slept in as late as I could, and then got up, hoping that someone would call me to do something with me. Since I worked Friday and today, I was hoping yesterday that someone would want to do something with me so I could actually do it and not have to say, “Sorry, I have to work.”
Lunch rolled around, and no one had phoned. By this time, I had remembered that Melissa and her friend Lisa had told me they were doing something with Jake and me. I figured that they would have phoned me up by that time, though. Eventually, around 2:00 PM, I decided I might as well call Melissa and at least see what was going on there, so if nothing was happening, I could do something else. We ended up talking for about an hour, mostly going back and forth about saying how bored we were and trying to come up with something to do. Jake got off work at 9:00 PM, so the plans that Melissa and Lisa had were basically off, at least until then. Anyways, she suggested that we phone people up and have them over at my house since no one ever comes to my house. I told her that there was a good reason for that – there was nothing to do at my house. The last time people were over, they…Continue Reading
It’s a strange feeling having friends. I mean, I’ve always had friends, but it’s a strange feeling having friends who actually want to spend time with you. I know that sounds kind of stupid, but when most of your life you’ve only had “school friends” who will talk to you all week at school and then act like you don’t exist once the weekend comes, it’s certainly good to have a change. I remember a couple years ago, I would perhaps get one phone call a month at most. Now there seems to be more phone calls for me than for anyone else in my family. Yes, I know, I’m a stud. Now get back in line to get your autographs.
Yesterday around lunchtime, Jeff called me to see if I wanted to do something. Right before he phoned, I had just popped a bagel into the toaster and was engaged in a process of complaining at how little cream cheese was left in the container. A bagel just isn’t a bagel without cream cheese, and the fact that I was going to have to go sparingly with it just didn’t seem morally right to me – nor tasty, either. Anyways, I was sulking over my horrible plight in life when Jeff called me up. He suggested that we get a bunch of people together and then go to Mohawk Park. After getting food and eating it there, we could play frisbee or whatever. That sounded like a good idea…Continue Reading
This past week has made me think so much more than most other weeks. Tonight was no different; however, tonight I missed out on something great.
It started with youth at Central as usual. Pastor Rob shared a devotional on Romans 1 and Paul’s three “I am” statements. First of all he said, “I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise.” (v. 14) Basically he was saying that he had a debt that he had to pay back – preaching the gospel. He was indebted to preach it to everyone he came in contact with. Then he said, “So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also.” (v.15) That’s pretty straightforward, but it’s still powerful. He knew without a doubt that he was ready. Finally, he said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” (v. 16) Pastor Rob basically said that we should strive to put those three statements to practice in our lives and make them our own. Are we a debtor? Are we ready? Are we unashamed?
That really stuck in my mind, probably because I couldn’t say those things about myself. I’d like to, but I’m not at that point yet. So, after youth, we went out to Tim Hortons and were…Continue Reading
Yesterday was a little strange, but fun at the same time. It was fairly monotonous until my parents came home and told my sister and me that we were on our own for supper. So we ordered a pizza. I must say that we’ve been getting along a lot better lately. We sometimes actually have fairly decent conversations with each other now – not always, but sometimes. It’s an improvement, at least. But anyways, I went to pick up the pizza from Domino’s, borrowing my sister’s skate shoes for the trip since mine are still soaking wet from getting thrown into the pool. I brought it home, we ate it, and that was that.
I went on MSN and was talking to Kristy – or at least I thought it was her until it turned out to be Steph – and asked them what time they were going over to the Staats’ house and such. I told them I could give them a ride if they wanted since I was going there too, and then I did just that. I picked them up and first drove them to Zehrs to pick up pictures, then headed over to the Staats’ place of residence. This is the last time we’ll get to see Josh and Zeth until about November. In the car on the way there, Steph and Kristy were all excited about Josh’s haircut; they wanted to see it and all that jazz. I sort of just sat there and drove,…Continue Reading