The only real interesting thing that happened today was Violet coming in for chapel and talking about her missions trip to Kenya that she just got back from a week or two ago. Oh yeah, Zac and I made a strange video at lunchtime as well. I can’t really describe it, since it’s so strange, so I’m not even going to try. Let’s just say that I was in it, and leave it there. That simple fact alone should give you an idea to the extent of its strange characteristics.
Other than that, I’m really not sure what to write about at all. I found this cool sort of logic puzzle called a nonogram, where you have a big grid, and numbers at the side, and you have to interpret the numbers to fill in certain boxes and create a picture. I know it likely sounds stupid, but hey – I’m a sucker for logic puzzles. I’m really not sure why, but this active brain of mine never wants to shut off, so I have to keep it occupied at all times with weird stuff like this. I mean, I have a bunch of magazine-like books just full of logic puzzles, word searches, crossword puzzles, and cryptograms. I used to do them all the time; lately I’ve gotten away from it, but only because I solved most of the ones in the book and never bothered to get any more. But anyways, if you ever want to get me a…Continue Reading
Last night was pretty fun. At school, Bethany asked me if I wanted to go to a concert with her in Cambridge – she was going with Anita and Jordan, although Jordan didn’t end up going. I told her I’d think about it, but later I got back to her and said I wasn’t really interested, considering I’m not really wanting to hang out with her and Anita (no offense, but they’d be hyper and everything and I wouldn’t be), I wasn’t interested in the band playing, and I didn’t want to spend the money.
So, instead, I opted for a cheaper alternative and went over to Steph’s house. She had told me a bunch of people were coming over from her youth group, and said I could come if I wanted. I told her I might, depending on whether I could get the car. Since she lives out in Vanessa – the middle of nowhere – I thought I might be able to convince my parents to let me take the car. And you know what? They did! It was awesome. I mean, I still can’t believe that I can drive. I can’t believe even more that my parents are actually letting me drive. They’ve totally relaxed on their rules about the car, which is amazing.
So I took the car out for a half-hour drive and finally got to her house. I was the first one there, just because my dad told me to go while it was…Continue Reading
I think I’m burning myself out, and I barely do anything compared to some people. I barely have any energy anymore, and it’s getting worse. The worst part about it is that I have no idea how to stop it. Today I woke up at about 5:15 AM and then again at 6:30 AM. When I woke up the second time I thought, “Oh good, at least I only have a half hour to wait. I’ll just doze off until my alarm goes off.” About ten minutes later I realized that it was Sunday, so my alarm wasn’t set, and that I still had over an hour – breakfast is usually around 8:00 on Sundays at our house. So, like I do so often now, I rolled over with a groan, pulled the covers up over my head, and tried to get back to sleep. I don’t even remember if it worked, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it did considering how tired I was.
Last night I was out at a party/get-together thing at Jake Dreyer’s house. The funniest part is that I’ve only met the guy once – and that was when I was at his house before, at New Year’s. He thought I was Geoff Tyers, but Angelie tried to explain to him that I was a different Jeff. But whatever. He invited Geoff thinking it was me, so I went. I knew several of the people there, since it was mostly people from Central Baptist youth.…Continue Reading
Last night’s BCC Christmas party was crazy. Everyone except for I think three people went over to the school and then got in our Baker-mobile van and headed up to Steph’s house. The snow was bad in some spots, so it took us a while to get there, but eventually we did and unloaded all our food. It was amazing. There were chips, brownies, fudge, cookies, pretzels, and so much more – you name it, and we’d likely have had it there. We even had pepperettes, courtesy of Carl’s Meat Shop in Burford, thanks to Zac who works there.
So after a while of eating, we all got bored and said, “Let’s go out and have a snowball fight!” Some people didn’t like that idea since they didn’t bring gloves, but fortunately, where there’s a will, there’s a way; or at least where there’s a giant mound of gloves in Steph’s house, there’s a way. Since the Smith’s have several children (5 at last count anyway), they have lots of gloves. I put on a nice pair of pink mitts with little wierd speckles on them. Very cool. So we went outside and threw snowballs at each other. For the most part it was guys against girls and the guys completely kicked the girls’ collective butts. Some of them just started throwing cheap shots by just running forward until they were like right beside you and then whipping the snowball at your head. That was just pathetic. I made sure…Continue Reading