Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mnemonics Are Moronic- Go Ahead: Forget Stuff

     I felt like blogging, but I can't remember if I had anything to say...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet Spring, Solace in Sound, Slow Serenity

   Here I sit, blowing off the party that would be my last Student Development class. It's been a so-so day, and I find a comfort in music that I can't help but appreciate. As I now listen to The Birds and The Bees, I can't help but feel a little better about my day, and my outlook.

   I thank God daily for music, the beauty it displays, the expressiveness inherent in each line, and the impact a single song can have on a life such as my own.
   Music and Technology continue to be amazing. I just want to post one more link.

Monday, April 19, 2010

[Trite, yet Tittilating Title]

Last night I was surprisingly relieved to feel a solid and undeniable sense of conviction. It was a great comfort to know I could still hear from God, and that I wasn't "out of touch" or something.

Yesterday evening my friend Christine lent me a series titled Dead Like Me. The show is about a girl that dies in a freak accident (she is hit by a flying toilet seat from space) and becomes a grim reaper.
The show centers around George and her friends, who are all grim reapers. The series makes very light of the subject of death. Alarmingly so, in fact, as the show follows the characters while they rob from the dead and squat in the homes of the recently deceased in an attempt to get by while they perform their duties of extracting the souls of those that die.

I watched the first two episodes last night, and had to take a break as I retrieved Crystal from work. As I drove to Farm Fresh I got a clear and unquestionable feeling of "Don't watch that any more. Just give it back".
This came as a surprise, a relief, and a comfort; all at once. It was a great feeling just to be reminded that I can in fact hear from God.
I suppose I've been praying about this very thing for the past few months: If there's one thing I want right now more than anything else, it is to hear from God in a clear and undeniable way. I finally got that last night.

It's amusingly ironic to think that feeling a little bad about watching a show made me feel so good. It certainly was confusing to Christine when I tried to explain why I was returning the two seasons of DVDs to her this morning. All I know is I feel at peace with God in a tangible way, and I haven't had that in a while.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Substantial Silence Since Summer Cinematic Scrutiny

¡Hola! It's been quite a while since I've posted a blog.
Let's see... What have I missed?...
Nothing significant comes to mind from September... Talk Like a Pirate Day was September 19th, and Marc made a fun day out of it at Moe's. He said if our customers ordered their food in "pirate speak" they'd get their drink for free. I took a shift just so I could work that day. That was so much fun!
There's a bit more to speak of in October. Crystal and I went to Gloucester, Va and I got a tattoo! It spells "Geek" in binary on my right upper arm. It's pretty awesome, if I don't say so myself. Also, to commemorate Halloween I wore some special contacts to work the Friday before Halloween, and that was fun.
Earlier this month I (and Crystal) went with some friends to Nekocon, an anime convention. That was loads of fun, and a necessary escape. I got my anime/geek fix, bought some new contacts, and decided on a new favorite (not #1, of course!) anime: Code Geass.
This week is pretty busy: I took tomorrow off from work so I can go to TCC and sign up for classes for January. Thursday is Thanksgiving of course, we'll have a large gathering at the Myers for dinner. On Saturday Crystal and I are commemorating a year of dating by exchanging gifts and going on a road trip somewhere.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Review: District 9

The film District 9 was, after all was said and done, quite good I think.
The movie was presented in the form of a documentary, with people being interviewed after the story took place. As per the documentary format, a hand held camera was used throughout the movie. This was the cause for some trepidation on my part, having seen the effect the movie Cloverfield had on its audience members because of the hand held camera. Fortunately District 9 did not have such chaotic camera work, so that had no adverse effects beyond worrying me.
The story itself was very interesting: an alien race is forced to live in slum like conditions in a makeshift compound known as "District 9", located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The story centralizes around a government agent, Wikus Van De Merwe, who is exposed to the alien race's biotechnology.
My only problem with the movie is that it took so long for the story to develop.
The film is, however, rater R for excessive language and plentiful gory violence. If it were not so gruesome and riddled with obscenities, I would recommend it greatly.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August: Agonizing Anticipation

August is finally here, and only a few days in I could tell this month is going to bother me.
I've already made plans for celebrating Crystal's birthday toward the end of the month, so I'm spending as little money as I can this month. I've been looking forward to this celebration for a few months now, so by now the anticipation is really getting to me, and it's only going to get worse; especially since I'm keeping the day's events a secret from Crystal, and I spend so much time with her.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Maybe Moe's might make me manager?

It's been a while since I last blogged. The hunt for a second or full-time job isn't going very well, but things are good at Moe's.

Since I got my own vehicle I've gotten bolder in asking Marc, my manager, to show me what more I can learn to do in order to make things easier for him. One thing I had in mind was caterings. Usually it's either Marc or Alyson that delivers the caterings, but since I also have a license, I asked what needs to be done in order for me to be able to take them myself, since I know that both Marc and Alyson prefer to be able to stay at the store and help there.
Marc took my request and not only offered to let me ride along a few times, but he showed me how to prepare the catering the night before, and soon he is going to show me how to take the order over the phone, so I will be able to take care of a catering from phone order to set up, to delivery. I'm very excited!

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