Thursday, October 26, 2006


Well I'm trying to kill 3 hours in between classes so i decided to post, finally... Well, right now, I'm sitting in a computer lab, i just got done with my Biology recitatation, it was retarded, the lady is from the Carribbean and can't speak English very well, it wouldnt be so bad if she didn't talk so freakin' fast!!! But between her accent and her speed i dont get half of what she says. Oh well? I know most of you will hate me for this but I am also listening to Frankie J right now. But whatever you guys have to say about him, i like him and i think that it's relaxing music. Oh, on a much "awesomer" note, i found the most amazing movie that you all need to watch. Go to my myspace and click on the movie in my Who I Want To Meet section, its crazy awesome. Uhmm, thats pretty much been everything that's new with me.

Oh Joy, if you're reading this, i have looked for you every time i go near that intersection, and i've never seen you, what's up with that???

Monday, August 28, 2006

A Whirlwind of New Ideas, Old Dreams, and Missed Opportunities

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we
leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we
can enter another." ~Anatole France

I put this picture up because it accurately portrays how I'm feeling right now. A lone object looking down, or up, at the dizzying swirls of changing circumstances. It's an interesting feeling, not one of anger, joy, excitement, pleasure, or pain. It's not nearly such a tangible feeling. It's a feeling of, in a way, sadness, mixed with resignation, stemming from so much uncertainty. It's amazing how we get caught up in our little worlds, only to have them utterly transformed in a matter of weeks, days; hours. How we put so much stock in things that really have such little value. We can spend an entire lifetime building up security for ourselves only to have our world come crashing down around us. It's funny, in a resigned sort of way. Why do we do what we do? We do, and surround ourselves with, things that will please us and make us comfortable, even though we know that, sooner than we expect, they will be snatched out from underneath our very feet. When this does happen as it either has or will to everyone sooner or later, we're caught completely offguard even though we knew it was coming all along. Strange how that works.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Purdue and a Tribute to Jared

Well today was my first day at Purdue. It was definitely a new experience. Going from Faith to Purdue is a really big adjustment. I've determind that there are at least as many buildings at Purdue as there were rooms at Faith. I missed my first class today because of the traffic. It took me 50 minutes to get to school from my house! I was REALLY angry. Not a very good start to the day. It got better though. I met up with Shawn and Jenni. Shawn had a class to go to so Jenni and i walked around for a while. Then i did some other random stuff which doesn't really matter and now i'm posting all about it. I don't have class until 12:30 tomorrow so i'm really excited about that. If any of you guys wanna hang out in the next week or so give me a call. I'd really like to see everyone before they leave, or start school in earnest, etc...

On to a different subject ~

I would like to say just a few words about Jared. I know he'll probably never read this, but I'm going to say it anyways for my benefit and for anyone else who may read this. Jared was a great friend, one of the best i've ever had. We were friends when we were both homeschooled, and we became better and better friends as the years went by; Jared was my friend, my advisor, and my relationship counselor. Jared taught me so many things, he helped me adjust to Faith, and brought me into his great circle of friends. He stood beside me, always there if i needed his help or his advice. If i was ever having a bad day i knew i could count on him to help and to cheer me up. He stood up for me and befriended me and i wanted to take a moment to thank him.

I would also like to say that if anyone has anything special to say about or to Jared, or a memory they would like to share please just leave a comment. Maybe someday when Jared gets back I can show him through this post how much he meant to and influenced his friends, and everyone around him.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

oil and water don't mix... they explode

Well just to give you a quick update on my life.

- I still work at Arby's
- I still have a cell phone (so call me)
- I start college on August 21st

They're have been a few new and exciting things going on lately.

After closing at Arby's one night, Shannon, Matt and I decided to walk over to Wal-Mart for a few minutes. As we were crossing 26, Matt and Shannon dared me to lay down in the middle of the intersection. That was interesting. But hey i lived to tell about it so "what the heck." Another interesting thing that happened occured when i was dumping friers at Arby's. For those of you who don't know, dumping friers is when you take all the old oil out of the friers and replace it with nice clean oil. Pretty simple... unless you mix really hot water with really hot oil. In that case, as i learned, stand back 'cuz things are gonna start poppin'. That was TOTALLY AWESOME. Anyway...

Other than that i went to a pool party, saw some old friends, went to tropicanoe cove, worked out a few times, gave away some curly fries and potatoe bites, got a little older and a little fatter.

Oh about this dancing thing. I'm sick of going around the bush with this, if anyone can come up with a good way to either prove i can dance or go down trying, please, leave me a comment.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ramblings of an Arby's Employee

I'm sorry i haven't posted in forever, but probably like everyone else this summer, i've been REALLY busy, so let me bring you all up to speed.

As most of you know i am THE not so proud employee of Arby's. Now you might be wondering why i said "THE not so proud employee" as opposed to "A not so proud employee." Lemme give you a couple of reasons why.

1.) I'm one of two employees currently employed at Arby's who can perform all the tasks required by the job with anything like proficiency
2.) I work more hours than most of the managers (usually in excess of 40 hours per week.)
3.) I work all shifts except opening. These include lunch, dinner, afternoon, evening and closing, often until 3 or 4 am.

I don't mean to sound ungrateful, i have had some great and fun times at Arby's. I'll tell you about some of the funniest, and coolest times that i've had.

Story #1

One day Laila and I were on backline (where you make all the sandwiches) and everything was done and we were really bored. So we put our heads together and decided that we should play hacky-sac. Our next question was what to use for our make-shift hacky-sac. We decided to use a pack of marinara sauce, and so we did. IT WAS AWESOME!!! We had a great time. If you don't believe me i have pictures on my cell phone.

Story #2

All great stories seem to begin on backline. Anyways, one evening Eulalio and i were on backline, when suddenly Eulalio disappeared. About 10 minutes later he came through the back door with a BK bag, turns out he got some BK for himself and then a sandwich for our manager. Naturally, i wasn't gonna let it go down like that. So i was like "where the heck is mine!?!?!?" He responded by telling me to grab an order of mozzarella sticks and head over to BK and i could get some free food. Of course i was like "SWEET!" and so that's what i did. Turns out i had to pay for the food because of some extinuating circumstances, but hey at least i got some BK. (Daniel, it was good to see you, I'm expecting you to hook me up with some free food next time.) Needless to say that was a pretty good night.

Story #3

Another day i was working during the afternoon. To justify our actions, i have to say that we were really bored because business had been really slow all day. We have a radio on backline, and we were listening to 96.5. Then someone started ummm... "moving to the beat." Everyone working knew more or less how to hmmm "break it down," (yes rebecca i have been working on it and am getting better if i do say so myself, but i still can't spin on my head, oh well.) So, since we were all bored we all started dancing and, it escalated.... We were getting ready to dance couples when our General Manager showed up, so we thought it was best to stop. (Our manager not only participated in this escapade, he started it!)

There are a bunch of other stories i could tell, but i won't burden you with any more, assuming that you've made it this far.

Other than work, i've been doing stuff around the house, and trying to do something with friends whenever i have the time, which is not often.

And that's about everything that's been going on recently

Rachel Dawes: Batman Begins ~ "It's not who we are underneath its what we do that defines us."

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tassels and Palm Trees

This is an invitation for all of you who didn't know.

I am having an open house this saturday from 1-5 pm, at my house. I would love for all of you to be able to come.

If you need directions, call me.

Hope to see you there

Friday, May 19, 2006

Who would have guessed?

Would you have ever guessed that...

  • apples are more efficient than caffeine at helping you wake up in the morning
  • the "57" on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
  • most dust particles in your house are from dead skin
  • dentists have recomended that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush
  • the first owner of the Marlboro company died of lung cancer
  • No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven times
  • it takes 3,000 cowhides to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs
  • the drink 7-UP was created in 1929. The number 7 was chosen because the original containers were seven ounces. The "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
  • donkeys kill more people each year than airplane crashs
  • one in every four Americans has appeared on television