Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage . . . They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
~Psalm 84:5

Friday, July 16, 2004

Some Random Thoughts...

1.)  Elaine, where are you???  You haven't posted in over two days!
2.)  I just finished watching Cold Mountain.  It was so depressing but so good!  I cried most of the way through it.  I knew how it ended, though.  Normally I'd rather not know the ending, but I was glad I was prepared for it.  ***Men beware:  It's a chick-flick in disguise!***
3.)  I don't know if men do this in the States, but almost every single father I have seen walking around pushing a stroller does it one-handed, walking almost side by side w/ the stroller.  That doesn't make for good steering, so the poor child is jolted back and forth while the parent walks around strutting his stuff.  Men are weird.
4.)  We had a staff bar-b-que at the Night Shelter on Wednesday.  No offense to any KA people reading this, but it was pathetic!  The burgers were frozen crap that shrunk to abt three inches in diameter, therefore the bun literally swallowed the poor thing.  Don't even get me started on the sausages.  *sigh*  I need to show these guys how Texans do bar-b-que.
5.)  Guys are the same in England, though.  They all wanted to be outside w/ the fire, cooking/burning the meat.
6.)  We've had over twenty people visit our blog!  Yay!  Granted half the number is probably Elaine and the other half me.  If you are reading this and are neither Elaine nor I, please do leave a comment or two so we know who you are!
7.)  I'm waiting until two so I can call home and it not be an "un-Godly hour."  I think Mom would appreciate that.
8.)  After I call home I'm going to SLEEP!  Why will I be going to sleep at two in the afternoon?  Because I started my waking nights at the night shelter two days ago.  That means I go in at 10 pm and work all night until 9 am.  Yesterday I made the mistake of going to bed as soon as I got home.  I woke up at 4:30 but was tired again by 9.  This way I get seven straight hours of long as the neighbor's kid doesn't start screaming again!  I normally *love* kids, but yesterday I was wishing for a gun...
9.)  Wow, that last sentence sounded pretty harsh.  I'm just keeping it real!  Besides, people think some horrendous things they wouldn't normally when they are rudely awoken in the middle of a deep sleep.  Right???
10.)  Was "awoken" the right verb tense, or even the right word? 
11.)  Hmm...I can tell I need some sleep.  Ok.  Bubye.  =o)


Jon said...

Whoa. So this is a 'blog'? Looks pretty cool... I dunno how I feel about all the world having access to my thoughts, though. You guys are brave.

Hey Debbie!

I thought it would be cooler if I responded to you here rather than in e-mail. That's not to say I won't use e-mail in the future, but you seemed really pumped about the blog. Thanks for the long, detailed e-mail! I'm pulling for your friend Ian. Do you know more about how his trial turned out?

I have to agree with you on item (4), Debbie. I don't think people should be allowed to use the term BBQ without being properly training. "Where's the brisket?" I wanna know. My church here in Illinois hosts a "BBQ" each week during the summer. I think we should correct the term to be "cookout." Bust it out, Debbie! Show your coworkers how its done! :)

Guess who I saw last weekend? Dusting Weller was in Illinois for a family reunion, so I got on the Interstate for a 45 minute drive to where he was staying. I drove him back to Champaign, introduced him to some friends, and we went out for a beer. It was a fun night. Dustin just landed a cool engineering job with Lockheed-Martin, one of the premier defense and space contractors for the US government. He'll be working closely with the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Me? Well, I was feeling pretty jazzed this week, because I put together my first "publishable" piece of work. I showed it to my advisor this morning and he approved. Then he said, "Jon, this isn't going to impress anybody. Now you've gotta prove it." Dun-dun-dun. Yoiks. Mathematically proofs are not my strong suit. Actually, they're not a suit of mine at all. More like my old holey sock. :)

Life is good in Illinois. We had a two tornado-siren week this week. Okay, I'm out of stuff to say...


Debbie said...

Yay Jon! Way to leave a post! Thanks for indulging me!

Okay, it's still weird for me to hear things like, "We went for a beer" come out of your mouth. I'm proud of you, though! Hmm...the next time we're both in Waco I'll have to take you to Crickets and introduce you to Ace Pear Cider. Mmmm...

Debbie said...

What the heck are "mathematically proofs?"

No, wait, maybe I don't want to know. You left-brained people are so weird and foreign to me sometimes.

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