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21 March 2010

The endeth approacheth.

The blogeth will sooneth be no more-eth.

27 February 2010

long time, long time, long time gone

Phew. Where to start? I'll start by saying it has been awhile since I've blogged. Even longer since I've blogged consistently. I forgot a cable for my phone at home so I can't upload pics. Shoot! Work's been going well. I work a lot. Seems this isn't flowing like I thought it would. So I'm out. I'll be back again next week. Cheers!

25 December 2009


There are no words in any human language to describe how awful this is.

24 December 2009

01 December 2009

Out to lunch.

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30 November 2009

Out to lunch.

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23 November 2009

22 November 2009

Out to lunch.

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11 November 2009

Out to lunch.

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16 January 2009


I have been away an awful long time. I'd thought to post another update. Things are going well. I hop in bed each night very tired. 18 credit hours and 30 - 40 hours of work each week will do that to you. With all the time constraints, I try and find time to see friends, which sadly (and I do apologize) I've not been too good at lately. Sarah has begun student teaching and we get to see each other on the weekends. I really look forward to the weekends. ;)

Back to the books. Cheers!

03 December 2008

some more of that amazing sidewalk chalk art

i posted some pics of this guy and his artwork a ways back. i don't remember when though. if you're interested in seeing some of his other work, just search the blog and you should be able to find it. here are the latest pics. just amazing!


12 November 2008

estoy frustrado

boy! there's a lot going on. first, my car seems to be doing some funny things. recently, the engine started running really hot. without the heater on 3/4 to full blast, the engine will overheat. this is the same thing that was happening with my last car before it conked out.

it has me worried.

second, i don't have money to take it in and have it looked at. i'm frustrated because i can't afford to fix it and i know driving it around is only going to make the problem worse and cause even more problems. i don't know what to do.

third, i would like to be working more and earning more money. it's very hard with school though and i already feel like i'm working too much this semester. plus, my job entails driving my car. so the more i drive it, the more the problem worsens. sheesh!

please pray for me and the situation. i'm really concerned about the car pooping out, finishing the semester strong, paying off debt, avoiding going further into debt, saving, planning for the future, and having time and freedom to live and have fun. there's a lot going on and i want to be doing the right thing(s) and making wise decisions too. and i know i need help with it.


10 November 2008

adding another to the list

i have a running list titled "there are two kinds of people in the world". i won't put the entire list in this post but an example of one is:

"there are two kinds of people in this world, those who wear dress shoes to work, and those who wear work boots to work".

the most recent addition to the list springs from a conversation with sarah during the car ride home from an out of town visit. sarah has grown up in the biggest city in nebraska - omaha (mainly ralston). i grew up in a small town in nebraska. i prefer small towns to big towns and country to city. this led to a conversation about our mutual concern over the issue. it also led the brain i carry around in my head to come up with another entry on the list. here it is:

"there are two kinds of people in the world: those who think the country is a place you travel to/visit , and those who think the city is a place you travel to/visit."


01 November 2008

halloween 2008

this halloween i took off work and was planning to carve a special pumpkin for sarah (with i love you on it. i also wanted to get some flowers and a nice fall-ish scented candle to display with the pumpkin. all this was going to be placed on her porch so she'd she it when she came home from work at night. i thought it would be a nice way to surprise her. i was also going to show up in omaha early and have dinner with her parents.

the way the past two days have worked out, however, was nowhere near conducive for such a plan to be enacted. i won't go into detail but one of the wrenches in the gears was the conking out of my laptop. i did not make it to omaha last night but halloween turned out just fine. josh and i hung out together. it was really fun. we bought a pumpkin each for carving. i made some grilled sandwiches for dinner and then we started carving. we didn't finish until after midnight, technically not halloween any more. but who cares? we were excited to put them on the front porch. josh had to be at a medical study early in the morning at 5 so he and i stayed up the entire night. mostly, we watched videos on youtube. it was fun and we laughed so much.


17 October 2008


boy! it's been a LONG time since i've blogged. the days are just too full now and on top of that, i really don't like to sit in front of the computer all that long.

life's been good. i'm getting A's and B's in school. work has been going really well but recently it has been just a bit slow. the softball season has ended and that allows me to work on tuesday nights. it's six more hours a week and though it takes away free time, i am thankful to work more and thus to save more. on wednesdays and sundays, sarah and i get to see each other. i look forward to these days a lot.

i am thinking about a new job. delivering pizzas puts too many miles on my car, i'm always greasy and i smell like pizza when i leave. i am happy to have a well paying job though. i'd just like to find something outside of the food industry i guess.

that's the news for now. catch ya later.


15 September 2008

a little tidbit

it's been a while. here's a very short and compact update.

school is in full swing. it's still going well. work is still going good. and i'm still in love with the most wonderful girl.


15sep08 today's quote

the worst of a modern stylish mansion is that it has no place for ghosts.

-oliver wendell holmes-

28 August 2008

there's gonna be some changes up ahead

i won't be updating the blog every day for some time. this fall is a very busy one and daily blogging just can't be a priority. i'll still be blogging though, just not each day.


28aug08 today's quote

poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood.

-heinrich heine-

27 August 2008

27aug08 today's quote

home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.

-charles dickens-

26 August 2008

a little less than before

this fall is very busy for me. with all the business, i will unfortunately not be blogging as often as i'd like. i'm still going to try and put up a quote and a pic each day but no promises on other things.


26aug08 today's quote

education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.

-william butler yeats-

25 August 2008

25aug08 today's quote

one piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but team work dynamites.

-jin kwon-

24aug08 today's quote

the simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which archimedes would have given his life.

-ernest renan- 1885

23 August 2008

speaking of back...

i've gone and hurt my back. i am not sure how it happened but it happened some time this morning while practicing for softball. on a scale from minor injury to major injury, i'd rate it just above minor. oh but it's uncomfortable! :( the muscles are sore right below my ribs and the soreness wraps around to my front but only for a short distance. currently, it's not easy to twist at the hips.

grrrr! i don't like being injured. i don't like being unable to give 100%, being held back and having to take it easy. i don't like being on the DL. okay. i'm going to stop complaining now. pray for healing!


i'm back!

i've been back from camp for about a week now. most of this past week has been spent wishing my sore throat and my cough would find somewhere else to reside. it has been a restful week though and that has been wonderful. my cold has sapped energy from me but nothing like the summer at camp has. i am still not 100% but i know i am getting close. can't wait to be back in the saddle in tip top shape!


23aug08 today's quote

do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

-ralph waldo emerson-

29 May 2008

29may08 today's quote

success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. you must set yourself on fire.

-arnold h glasow-

28may08 today's quote

shoot for the moon. even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

-les brown-

27 May 2008

at it again

here i am again blogging about how great things are and how great i am feeling. there seems to be a tendency to do so after a stint of not blogging at all. it is said that bad things come in threes. well, too bad for the bad things, only coming in threes and all. for the good things come one at a time, in twos, threes, fours, fives, tens, twenties, and so on. and when i think about it, the good things will never end.

the past week has been great and this weekend was fantastic... awesome... amazing... and every synonymous word for them you can think of. i hung out with sarah a lot. she is absolutely wonderful and i like her immensely. i'd like to see her a great deal before i leave for camp in a week.

hope everyone's memorial day weekend was good and that you remembered the soldiers.


27may08 today's quote

a sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.

-john locke-

26 May 2008

26may08 today's quote

we dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.

-ralph waldo emerson-

25may08 today's quote

genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.

-e b white-

24may08 today's quote

appreciation is a wonderful thing. it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


23may08 today's quote

feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

-william arthur ward-

22 May 2008

22may08 today's quote

in a relationship, you learn about another person. but it's amazing what you learn about yourself too.


21 May 2008

21may08 today's quote

people who don't cherish their elderly have forgotten whence they came and whither they go.

-ramsey clark-

20 May 2008

20may08 today's quote

hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
adorns and cheers our way,
and still, as darker grows the night,
emits a brighter ray.

-oliver goldsmith-

19 May 2008

little blogging

i haven't blogged much as of late. i feel i want to put down everything that's happening. that wouldn't be possible though. it would take way too long. i'm not sure many would want to attempt reading it all. things have been really good. this past week was amazing! i've been so happy. but i find myself feeling rushed as the departure for camp nears. additionally, my heart is sad for i won't be able to spend time with sarah. i have been praying for preparations to be made before i leave, time off to come back to visit, and god's eyes, ears, heart, and mind for learning, understanding, and growth while he has me at camp. please pray for me too. thanks. have a good day everyone.


19may08 today's quote

the fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. it is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.

-henry david thoreau-

18may08 today's quote

the most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for god to worry about.

-don marquis-

17 May 2008

17may08 today's quote

i speak truth, not so much as i would, but as much as i dare; and i dare a little the more, as i grow older.

-michel de montaigne-

16may08 today's quote

gratitude is the memory of the heart.

-jean baptiste massieu-

15 May 2008

remember this one?

i love this guy!


15may08 today's quote

fall seven times, stand up eight.

-japanese proverb-

14 May 2008

14may08 today's quote

the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

-marcel proust-