Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.

I'm still here. I swear. I've got so much going on, I don't even know what I've got going on anymore. Almost done with school. And speaking of school...I just checked my Vanguard e-mail, and got an announcement for what's going on in chapel next week. It's all about homosexuality. I wonder how they will decorate for this one! This week was tolerance week. Do you know what they did for tolerance week? They put up tee pees all over campus. Don't even ask me, I have no idea. But a couple of quotes came to mind this week.

#1. I don't remember where we were or why this came up, but...
Paul Wallace: Boy, we sure treated the indians like crap, huh?
Andrew Charlton: Well, that's what happens when you live in a tee pee.
-July 7, 2003

#2. I was studying for a history test, and Richard Harbaugh offered me a little bit of test-taking advice...
"Hey, if you're havin' any trouble with that stuff, just remember: the answer to 80% of the questions is, 'We treated the indians like dicks.'"
-October 21, 2002

Yes, sometimes I write down funny things and then laugh about them again years later. I have a book of funny things people have said. I'm tired. Good times...scratch that...great times

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Your arm's off!

i have been lying in bed for an hour, with my eyes closed, and i can not get to sleep! my mind is racing!!!! this is not an unusual occurrence. any suggestions for how i might be able to relax and fall asleep more quickly?

also, i got stabbed to death today during my stage combat midterm. that was pretty fun. when we get back from spring break, we start learning how to fight with broad swords. i really think certain people in my class are going to injure themselves and/or others very seriously at some point in the next six weeks.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

i still haven't gone to chapel this semester...and i don't really feel bad.

today was a good day. no...a great day. i spent an hour and a half learning how to knife fight, so... honestly, how could it not be a great day? seriously?

after the knife-fighting, we won our first swim meet. we owned Long Beach Jordan. it's a good thing it was a home meet, or the knife-fighting knowledge might have been needed.

now i'm avoiding working on my conceptualization abstract for Oedipus Rex that's due tomorrow in my directing class. i have to tell you, i'm not very excited about this project. i think my friend, kenny, said it best when he referred to it as a "gnarly" play because "the guy does the dirty dirty with his mom." how right you are, kenny.

i have chosen to set the play in the present day, on the set of a t.v. talk show similar to Jerry Springer. i mean come on...the guy does do the dirty dirty with his mom. i think it's a reasonable conceptualization. not at all a force-fit. we'll see how well the stupid teacher likes the idea tomorrow when i turn in my paper that i should be writing right now. wish me luck! (i need luck, because i don't have any other ideas...and i don't care enough to try and think of another)

on a more exciting note, i would like to ask for your prayers. i might have an opportunity in the not-so-distant future to serve in Peru indefinitely, working with friends from Santiago, Chile, who have planted a church in Cuzco, Peru. i want to make wise decisions and follow God's leading, so i would appreciate any prayers for wisdom you offer up on my behalf. thanks a lot, friends.