Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tats, Beards and Food

Whoa, in less than a week now I'll be moving to Minneapolis. That's a scary place, but I won't be there alone, I'll be living with seven other people!! Here's a picture of two of them, Levi - in front with the amazing beard, and Noah - facing the espresso machine. The others are: Wendy (Noah's wife), Lorraine (my floor mate), Stephanie, Lisbeth, and Jackie. So in total there will be eight of us and I'm pretty excited. Also, Wendy and Libby - I think you two should get this tattoo:

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ice Skating Wisdom

The U.S. Figure Skating Championship is underway in Saint Paul here and my aunt came to watch her niece, Chrissy Hughes, battle her way to the top. It seems really interesting, sure, but I have to admit that I'm not really into figure skating , partly because it's figure skating and partly out of spite that my aunt took my room and I'm sleeping on the couch. I've heard that it's a complicated and expensive sport, like gymnastics and football and baseball ... but I don't really care. Mirai Nagasu won today's Senior Ladies Free skate after falling once. So I learned one thing from Ice Skating recently, is that even if you fall just get back up and do your best, cause you're going to fall, but you can still win even if you fall. The Caveat you should know is that there's a panel of people always judging and scoring you. So, I guess if you fail, just remember no matter where you are, at some point you were first.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I'm only sleeping...

For some reason I keep waking up early in the morning when I don't have to, like today. I woke up at 6:30 am and couldn't get back to sleep. I wandered over to Kopplin's where I was labeled some sort of a weirdo for wearing a mock turtleneck and being there eight hours before my shift. So after that barrage of french bashing humor I then went over to Amore to see Paul, and began to feel sleepy. What's the deal, I thought. It was so frustrating. So I took a little nap in my truck. It didn't last long because I was woken up by so many people walking by asking if I was ok. I don't know what the big deal was. Paul came outside and snapped a photo of me because someone said they were going to call the cops on me. You be the judge.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

fish = rent

So I'll be moving into a community house (called the Steiger House)and having to be more responsible with money than I've ever been before!! Sadly it's taken me so long to learn how to live within my means, not "within" my means. It can get a little hard when you only work at a coffee shop, excuse me, THE coffee shop, but then I think of my friends Paul and Libby and Liz and Jesus - yeah, he didn't have any money and God totally took care of Him. There was even that time when Peter and Jesus were supposed to pay taxes and they didn't have any money, so Jesus told him to go fishing and the fish had money in it's mouth (Matthew 17:24-27), totally awesome! I guess that means I need to go ice fishing more... hmm. Anyway, I guess it's good I'm learning this now and not later, right? I'll have some pics soon of the house and my mates.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The inter-power computer net

I have tried to be good on blogging and to read others blogs at the same time but, time just gets away from me. There is one blog I check occasionally, just to see what his neurons are firing away at. His January 6th '08 entry I thought was funny. Buzz.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Rise up Mighty Warrior (actually ... a paladin)

So, I was WoWing tonight on my now lvl 42 Dranei Paladin (Woot!) and I was listening to soft piano and acoustic guitar as I pwn'd these crabby crabs on the Isle of Dread and I began to think about my relationship with God and questing. I run around and quest and sometimes I can quest with guild members but for the most part I'm alone. Thats no way to play, and definately a hard way to lvl. They're not on (online) all the time, which is understandable, but it's hard when you're trying to lvl. This reminds me of my current relationships in which they're changing, not in a bad way, just changing. It's hard for me to hang out with friends when they have to get the kids to bed, or are married, or ... are old. Same with questing when all my other guildies are lvl 70's and hanging in the outlands.

I'm hoping to move soon, change servers, sleep in a different place, whatever you want to call it it seems like they're both true - whether I'm in IF or Mpls. Please pray for me, call me, email whatever; I feel like I just walked into a horde camp and I don't have enough mana to escape.

Friday, January 4, 2008

1 more thing

How could I forget ... I also joined a broomball team called: Sweep Revenge!!! We're awesome and don't win...


Whoa, such a long time

Yea, it's been a long time since I've written in this blog, so I'll give a brief synopsis of the past two, two and a half months... here goes.

Around the middle of October I got a personal trainer, the best kind, the tough and rough no-nonsense body building attitude that can only come from Turkey, and I pay him in ... espresso? Yes, espresso. His name is Cem (pronounced: gem) and he's awesome. Here's my schedule.

I spent Thanksgiving in Los Angeles Califonia with some friends of mine from the college days. They were wonderful hosts and cooks and even let me drive around the crazy cali streets to venture the west coast "spro" shops (thats slang for espresso, atleast it's not ex-presso like it sometimes is here). Sadly I didn't get to visit a shop they said had great espresso, Choke - it's actually a moped shop that has an espresso machine as well.
I then came back to good old Minnesota to continue to work full time for Kopplin's coffee. We had a wonderful review in the paper, and an internet blog, and the radio, as well as a mention in Citypages for our use of Rogue's Single origin chocolate. We got SUPER busy!

Christmas was low key, and now we're in 2008. On the eve of this new year we're in I got to hang with the mighty disciple of Christ Liz Fleming, she's back in town for only a little while and then she moves on the Argentina to teach and heal and minister the good news of Jesus Christ.

I have some interesting news regarding my living situation, um ... I might be moving to ... minneapolis. I know I know you're all worried, but it's ok, I'm applying to live with a Christian community NE Mpls. I think it'll be good for me to stretch little.

Over all I'm doing well, working out, constantly improving my milk texturing and shot pulling, and trying to follow God. It's not been easy really, in these past few months, I really have a hard time with the holidays, but I think I'm learning. Ok ttyl...