right now, because i can't sleep i decided to start reading Job because he has always intrigued me. Even his name catches my attention. after reading one chapter and 6 verses into the second chapter i noticed something about satan that made me stop reading.
so far God has asked Satan the same question twice and both times Satan answers honestly. i'm not sure what to make of it. in Genesis when God asks Adam a question he straight up lies.
that's really uncool.
i just negotiated a deal with the guards here at the Fed to allow me to bring my camera to the building, but not into it. fair enough. the forecast is very favorable for the remainder of the week so i'm hoping to take at least 5 good photos. the guards are going to keep the camera in their locker and i can pick it up at lunch time.
i'm surprised by the simplicity of this solution. i've lamented all the missed photo ops over the past 3 months, and now i feel dumb that i mourned over nothing. if only i'd asked the right questions at the beginning. dang boy, you know what i do regret though; not bringing my camera on my trip to BG.
in the spring of '98 i ruined a pair of new shoes, jeans and an awesome Seattle Pacific University fleece by diving into a muddy pit that was slowly consuming the Jeep that I just abandoned. for the next couple of hours i ran back and forth between the jeep and a friend's house in a futile effort to rescue the stalled auto. being a weenie i wasn't able to do anything but i did get mud all over the place.
the next morning i retold the experience to my sister who upon hearing it declare that me and my friends were indeed the "finest group of idiots" she's ever heard of. ostensibly you wouldn't be able to tell since most of the A-Town crew is happily married or living some sort of a proper adulthood. but if you listen carefully to how we talk to you you quickly realize that the conversation is on a collision course with whackiness. i kid you not, and here's some evidence of it.
seth so graciously documented some of the A-Town vernacular in this blog posting.
look it over, and within weeks you'll realize that you've borrowed something from it, and that's OK because some of it we've borrowed from others. for instance, you'll find in there a listing for mark of the gay. if i remember correctly this term was coined by the legendary grandpa nay.
give it all a read. i did and picked the following two as my favorite:
- you're in trouble, likely from your sig. other or your momma
- once someone is your friend, they are automatically your uncle as well
come on dude, if you become friends with someone they are AUTOMATICALLY your uncle. you're both defenseless against it.
i love it.
this year i'm going to learn french and italian. in previous years i've always tried to learn a new programming language but lately too many cool things have happened to make the idea of learning another programming language seem quite boring. i'll try french first because i encouter more french people than i do italian.
i've started converting some movies from DVD to iPod/PSP french translations.
on saturday a copy of the last kiss soundtrack magically appeared on my desk. it's really good. much of the music is the same tempo as zach braff's acting style. i worry that he might be capable of doing only one type of character.
in 2005 i hated text mesaging. in 2006 i thought it was pretty cool and for 2007 i bought a phone just for it. what on earth is going on?
hey, next time i see you make sure you check out the picture that i have come up with Sethro calls.
man, today was one of those rare days where i was in a perpetual state of giddiness. first off i got great news at work. praise God. then there was a fun e-mail to read. again, Yahweh akbar! and then the Transformers trailer was released. i've waited most of my life for this.
yeah, that probably sounded really lame but i'm not ashamed. the transformers are one of the greatest toys ever made. i heart toys. last week though i did see a mr. potatoehead/darth vader toy called Dart Tater. Come on, DARTH TATER.
here, you can watch the transformers trailer in hi-def quality at this site
did you watch it?
then i drove a mighty distance on a dark road to a soundtrack that consisted of interesting conversation and creepy sounds that wild animals make in the night. at the end of the road was a nice basket of hot wings and soda. what better combination is there?
next week i might get to go to lake tahoe for a day.
hours after it happened, i'm still amazed that people can send pictures to each other through their phones. dang.