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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

schrute buck 

Oh I am so excited for the new season of the office (sept 27th 9p on NBC). The season 3 dvds come out sept 4.

Here's a little clip to hold you over til then. All I have to say is - "Stupid Ryan."


Sunday, August 26, 2007


I just ate an entire bag (in one sitting) of Kettle Chips, the beer and cheese variety.



Wednesday, August 22, 2007


This one's for you Amy.

Today in the store, none other than NPH (Neil Patrick Harris) (aka Doogie Howser) came in. Did get to chat with him a little, but mainly left him alone.

Thought that was pretty cool. Just wanted to share.

Still waiting for Mr Office to come in, supposivetly he comes in every once and a while, I hope it happens before I go to the new store.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I'm just going to start writing. I'm not exactly sure where that's going to get us. But it just feels right at this time.

Well here's some stuff about my life recently.

I wish I had the effort to put down some substantial thoughts about life and theology. I miss being able to find the time to really grapple with some heavy thoughts and questions that have been rattling around in my head. Please don't think that I'm not thinking thoughts, I'm just not finding the time/effort to put them down for me and you. Sooner or later I will get them in some order and start up again. So hang with me for now.

On a related note. I really miss full time ministry, explicitly because it afforded me the structured time to do thinking and writing. I also really miss the contact with students and sharing their lives. I've become increasingly jealous of those around me who are in full time ministry. I don't know if I'm exactly in a place where this even would be a good idea for me, but there are the days where I really miss it, where I really long for the one job that really brought me joy.

On the work front, things are going well. That is to say that I don't "love" my job, but I do not hate it. Training is going well, tomorrow I start week 4 and start in on the management portion of the training. Which I am really looking forward to. Especially since the last 3 weeks have been focused on the lower levels, the learning how to "do" the things that need to be done to run the store, making sandwiches, prep-ing food, cashiering and such. It will be nice to have some sort of a break from the "grunt" work and move away from the somewhat intense world of hands on work. There's been some "drama" at work too (which I won't go into) but it's kind of like high school ministry all over again. Aside from the drama-rama, it's been good, a bit taxing, hard work, a bit of a daunting pace, but I'm sure there are far worse things that I could be doing with my time. So in the end I have to tell myself to be extremely thankful and recognize that God is blessing me and providing for me.

On the emotional side, and I need to choose my words carefully, things have been better. It's been a bit of a roller coaster. Some days I'm doing pretty well. Some days I have a hard time making it through the day. It's been 2 weeks and it's still just the beginning. The road is long and unknown, and I am trying to prepare myself for the rest of the journey ahead. The biggest thing for me now, is that I miss my friend. If you don't know, Kelsey and I were friends for 6+ years before we started dating, which for me, makes this whole thing really hard. Not only am I losing a girlfriend, but for now, I am minus one really amazing friend. And I mourn that loss. And hope I get that friend back, whenever that may be.

Hurt has occurred and healing is in process. Prayers for us both are appreciated.

That's what I have to say for now.


Monday, August 13, 2007


I know I've done this before, but it felt like time again.

It's nice to know who's out there reading my blog...so...take the 2 min it takes to leave a comment and join in.

In the comments please leave:

Your name

Where you live

How long you've been reading this blog

An interesting fact about yourself

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Thursday, August 09, 2007


The time is 8:42p

Dinner is:

eggo waffles, ralphs syrup
a glass of chardonnay

ummm...wine n waffles... < drool >


now a duck... 

Oh the things you find on digg.com

Thank you Conan

Thank you Quackers

Laugh hard


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

emu farm????? 

I am the proud owner of season 10 of the Simpsons. In case you didn't know it came out yesterday, and I picked up mine then. The head box collection is now complete, with Bart being the last head.

And in case you don't get the title reference, it is from this episode.

And yes I still owe you a recap/review of the Simpsons movie, which should be out by the end of the year, as will Season 11 on dvd, Matt Groening willing.


Sunday, August 05, 2007


I guess I saw it coming but just didn't want to face the reality...

It's just me now...again...

no comments please

I just need some time...



It's now 3:35a on sunday morning.

I am at work (thank goodness I wised up and brought the compy) (and thank goodness for free wi-fi), there's a bit of downtime in between doing all the baking. I'm definitely ready to go back to a regular schedule. This graveyard thing is hard. I've only been sleeping around 4-6 hours a night (or day) and that's not enough. My body just doesn't like to try and get a full amount of sleep when I start at 8 in the morning.

It's been a good learning experience and I really enjoy the working with my hands part of the baking experience. And it always smells good (think fresh breads, lots of different kinds). Though at this point I'm kinda on auto-pilot, after 2 nights I have a good grasp of what I need to do and I'm not "learning" much new, just trying to remember what to do, and asking a lot if something is right or wrong. The task now is knowing that I'll have this info in the back of my head, but most likely I will not get to put it into practice again, and if I need to, by that time I'll most likely have forgotten what to do. Not to be cocky, but it doesn't take too much thinking, just do what needs to be done, which for me isn't too much of a challenge. I'm looking forward to the part of my training where I start to make decisions about how to best run shifts and the store. I still have a lot to learn until that point, but starting next week, I'll be training with hands-on middle of the day operations and will get a better sense of how the whole operation works and what all there is to do during the day.

Well back to icing pastries and making bagels and breads and trying not to eat everything in sight.

update 7:33a
I'm home. Stopped by Tommy's for a breakfast sandwhich and some fries, since I didn't eat all night (not the best move). Got showered and took some drugs for my headache and now I'm going to try and get some rest. Later a little ultimate and then the kels. update - alone time.


Saturday, August 04, 2007

fontity dontity 

Well as you can see (hopfully) I have changed the fonts (you should see ariel or helevetica) and am working on the colors as well.

I know many of you have wanted this change for a long time, especially this one reader. So here you go.

Leave comments.

P.S. I do want to do a total site redesign...one day...or if someone wants to do one for cheap, you have my email.


ghetto 74 

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Sorry for not filling you all in on the job haps.

Thanks for asking.

The first day was good. It was a short one, and went even faster. I'm excited for what lies ahead and it is a bit daunting, the amount of new stuff to learn, all in a very quick amount of time.

I think I'm ready, and it's going to be an intense next 6 or 7 weeks but I want to do the best job possible and we'll see how it goes.

Right now I'm off for my 1st of 3 nights doing bakery training. Meaning that from 10p to 7a yes pm to am, I will be at the store learning the very basics of the baking gnomes, well they are not actually gnomes, but it sounded good.

So if you see me on sun then you will be lucky or just my girlfriend. So here goes nothing...I packed a monster drink just in case.

update 8:06a 8/3
I made it. Definitely needed the monster around 4a. It was lots of fun. Working with bread has always been fun for me. I'm looking forward to the next 2 nights, I should have a good grasp on things by the time I'm done, and we'll see how efficient I get on things. Now if I can only remember everything I learned last night. I need to sleep but the sun's out and my internal clock is all screwed up. I might try to read myself to sleep...but for now I'm watching the golf channel.

Sleep my pretty...sleep...