Sunday, August 21, 2011


So I officially start college classes tomorrow. It's a little weird. I'm looking forward to it! However, I'm not looking forward to my very first class, which is statistics... I hate math, it's from the devil. Overall I'm ready for classes though.
Impact has been fun, slightly annoying at parts, especially when they moved devo from the air conditioning to the 87 degree weather.
My roommate fits right in with me and my idiot suite mates. They spent the majority of the day threatening to take away my "Pot O' Gold"
Like I said, he fits right in.

Well I should be heading to bed right about now, but I don't get to, because we have a mandatory dorm meeting in an hour... Who scheduled that???

Friday, July 22, 2011

Camp Barnabas

I recently returned from Camp Barnabas, and it's safe to say that it is the greatest place on earth.
For those of you that don't know, it's a camp for kids with special needs. My church takes a group of volunteers to help out. The week we go is specifically for kids with autism or downs syndrome.
If you're over 16 you're paired individually with a camper. So I spent the week watching and keeping up with my camper, who's name was Keith. He had autism, and could function at a 13-14 year olds mental age. However he chose to act like a 4 year old all week. It was an interesting week, but it was full of lessons I needed to learn. I also got to meet some amazing people who I now consider to be my good friends. It was such an amazing week, and I can't wait to go back and work next summer.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

There's A Storm In The Distance

That's right, there's a storm coming.
So grab your gear, and prepare yourself.
Make sure you gather your family.
Because there's a F.O.G. coming.
That's right, a F.O.G.
By this time tomorrow it will be upon us.
That's right folks.
It's time for the thunder of the bats.
The roaring winds of the fans.
And the lighting fast base runners.
The Family Of God softball team is back to defend their title as champions.
Our goal is another perfect season.
So come out and cheer us on.
But don't forget bring your umbrella.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Stanley Cup

My mother is watching hockey.
does anyone else find this weird?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Graduation Day

It's graduation day. Needless to say, I'm VERY excited. It's been a long four years of high school, and this last year has been especially interesting. It's been a good experience overall, and I know the exposure to what the world is really like was a very good thing for me.

I noticed something interesting today. I was driving to church in a car that will probably break down before to much longer, wearing aviator sunglasses, TOMS shoes, holey jeans, a bleached out work camp shirt, with a brand new laptop next to me, and a completely recycled laptop bag to go with it. I think I'm ready for college.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Blog Time

I am aware that I need to blog. There shall be one soon, but first I must finish school.
So you can count down the days until my next awesome blog, just like I'm counting down the days till school ends.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wise Words From Sports Announcers

It's the NBA playoffs, and I enjoy watching basketball quite a bit. However there is one thing that just ruins a lot of the great moments. The Announcers. First, they don't help anything, and all they do is hop on and off the bandwagon. It doesn't matter who's winning or who's losing, they will root for the team that is winning. They will be talking about how great the team that is winning is, and how terrible the other team is playing, but the second they change places they start talking about how the now losing team has been playing terrible the whole game. They constantly contradict themselves. However, the things they say during the game make the announcers tolerable. For example, this past saturday was the first day of the playoffs (so naturally I disregarded my chores and watched basketball all day) and it was just full of memorable quotes such as:
"If you want to win a game, you're going to have to score more points than the other team."
"When you're playing a best of seven series, the only way to win the series is to win four games."
"You're not going to score any points if you don't get the ball in the basket."
"You're going to get beat if you let the other team score more points than you."
Umm... DUH!!!
I'm not even close to a sports expert, but come on, two year olds can tell you that you're going to lose if the other team makes more points.
It makes me think more about what I'm thinking of saying before I just say it. Because I don't want to sound stupid, or mean. I'm very guilty of the later however. A lot of the times I forget to think about what I'm saying, and I just let it slip out. So I'm trying to correct this significant defect, and focus more on encouragement and love. Instead of sarcasm and hate.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

English Class and My Niece

I'm currently in my english class. I'm listening to a book on tape during our AR time, but since I got all the points I needed almost 12 weeks ago, I'm kinda just chillin'. So I'm sitting here, playing Words With Friends with the guy two rows away. This is a very productive class, that is obviously why I'm blogging.
Now we're all comparing the words that we have played on other people in our games.

Now I shall blog about my time with my sister.

8 days ago I drove up to my sisters house to go spend part of spring break with her.
We went to the children's museum and saw a ton of famous movie costumes, such as Indiana Jones' leather jacket, the Wicked Witches' hat, George Clooney's batman suit, AND ONE OF I CARLY'S OUTFITS!!!!! Yeah, it was random.
We also went to Buffalo Wild Wings, and it was half price wing day! So we sat there for a few hours eating wings and watching baseball games.
We watched several movies, and of course Nathan and I played our video games. Because no trip to Kacey's would be complete without this.
We went to the dollar theater and saw True Grit, the Coen Brothers are amazing, 'nuff said.
It was a great trip, and it was a lot of fun to see that part of my family again, even if my niece was teething and didn't like me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Words With Friends

Lately I have been playing a game that I never thought I would enjoy playing. The game is "Words With Friends." It's basically scrabble. It's odd that I've been enjoying this, because I absolutely hated playing scrabble for as long as I can remember. I mean absolutely despised it. It wasn't just scrabble though, it was all word games. However my recent love for this scrabble type game has made me realize why I hated these games. It was the competition. My mother. As much as I hate to admit it, the woman is good with words. Not only is she good with words, but her vocabulary is exponentially larger than mine. And obviously I have a good vocabulary because I just used the word exponentially. So you can only imagine how large hers is! However, since I'm allowed to play Words With Friends with complete strangers, I absolutely love this game! I'm glad I'm finally enjoying it, and I'm glad that it's because I don't have to play with my mother.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Not For Little Ears

Okay, so the title might be a little misleading, but I couldn't think of a better name for it.

You have to be 17 to get into an R rated movie.
Because you might be exposed to language, violence, or nudity.
However, in public school you're exposed to 50 times more language than you will ever find in a movie.
And aren't kids exposed to that before the age of 17?
Irony makes me laugh, but not when it's that sad.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Broken Hearts

About seven months ago I was starting my second term at Camp Barnabas. There I met a girl, her name was Summer. It took about two weeks for me to know that I loved her. And for five months I focused on nothing but her. December 26 she told me that she thought we needed to be just friends. Needless to say I was crushed. I still am. I was completely in love with a girl, that no longer wanted to be more than friends. It's been almost two months, and it's taken me this long to make the connection. God has been completely in love with me for a little over 18 years. I've never fully understood what that meant until recently. Because now I know the pain when the person you love is no longer there. I know that God loves me a million times more than I could even dream about loving this girl. So I can't imagine the pain I cause every time I turn my back on Him. I also wouldn't wish the pain I feel on anyone else in the world. So why do I cause my Creator to have this pain everyday? I know I can't be perfect, but knowing a tiny portion of what I put God through, sure makes me want to try to be perfect.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Why are people so easily influenced? Why is it that the tiniest little thing in our day can change our entire mood? I always feel like my mood can change just by the song I'm listening to. It's amazing to me, that I can feel completely inspired to go and do something amazing just by listening to a three minute song, and then three minutes later be a little depressed because of the song that just finished. It doesn't seem to take much to change my the way I feel.
And then the exact opposite happens. It seems like it takes years for you to be able to see a persons influence on you. Why is that? Is this just me, and am I just crazy?
But I've realized over the past couple of weeks certain persons who have influenced me over the past several years.
Being in school this year, I am constantly surrounded with foul language, guys talking about all the girls they've slept with, people talking about how high or drunk they were the night before. I was warned that it would be this bad, but I didn't really believe that it would be this bad.
Thankfully I'm not involved with these conversations, when I hear one started, I turn and walk away. I can't walk away from the language, but thankfully I can walk away from the other problems.
I'm not trying to sound like I'm better than the rest of the world, because I know that without certain people over the past few years, I wouldn't be walking away. Without people that held me to higher standards everyday of my life before I was surrounded by these things, without people to make me do the right thing before it was necessary. I would be just as involved in these conversations and maybe even actions.
I was sheltered from the world in so many ways, and I'm very thankful for it, because at a younger age I wouldn't have been able to handle it. I wasn't ready for it.
I'm very thankful that God has provided people to help me become ready.
Without them I'm not sure where I would be now, or how I would be handling the situations I've been put in.
Through them I've been blessed by God.
I can't imagine what my life would be like without them in it, and I'm glad I don't have too.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

7 Out of 10

I have noticed a commercial on TV for a certain lotion. It is a commercial bragging about how their product is better than all the other ones, and how 7 out of 10 people prefer their product. At least, that's what they're trying to say. Instead they say 7 out of 10 knees prefer it, and 7 out of 10 shoulders and feet prefer it. Last time I checked the majority of the world has two of each of those body parts. I would really like to meet the person whose left foot prefers this lotion, but the right one prefers another. I would also like to meet the person with bipolar knees. I think they would be an interesting case for some scientist to study. Or maybe someone tried to simplify a fraction that no longer made sense once simplified. Yeah, I think that's the more likely option of the two.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Current Favorite Song

I listen to music almost constantly. Which could be why I have a hard time paying attention to things that last longer than three and a half minutes. My favorite music changes on a weekly basis though. I'll try not to post every new song that I love, but I really love this song right now. So I'm gonna post it.

I promised you the world again
Everything within my hands
All the riches one could dream
They will come from me

I hoped that you could understand
That this is not what I had planned
Please don’t worry now
It will turn around

Cause I need more time
Just a few more months and we’ll be fine
So say what’s on your mind
Cause I can’t figure out just what’s inside

I hoped that you could understand
That this is not what I had planned
Please don’t worry now
It will turn around

Cause I need more time
Just a few more months and we’ll be fine
So say what’s on your mind
Cause I can’t figure out just what’s inside
So say alright
Cause I know we can make it if we try
Cause I need more time
Just a few more months and we’ll be fine

We’re off to new lands
So hold on to my hands
It’s gonna be alright
It’s a whole lot brighter
So stand by the fire
It’s gonna be alright
Yeah, the road gets harder
But it’s not much farther
It’s gonna be alright
You know that it ain’t easy
Please believe me
It’s gonna be alright
Please don’t worry now
Please don’t worry now
Please don’t worry now
It will turn around

Cause I need more time
Just a few more months and we’ll be fine
So say what’s on your mind
Cause I can’t figure out just what’s inside
So say alright
Cause I know we can make it if we try
Cause I need more time
Just a few more months and we’ll be fine

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Year at School

As I mentioned in my previous post, this is my first year at public school. It's been interesting going from being a home-schooled kid to public school. I used to think waking up at 8:00 was early, now I would kill to be able to sleep till 8:00. I also used to think it was unfair when I only got one extra day on an assignment because I forgot about it. However I realize now that I didn't have a clue what unfair was. At the beginning of this year, literally the first day, I was told I couldn't have a hard copy of the homework that was due the next day. Now this is supposed to be a paperless class, and all our work is supposed to be done online. However, it was my first day at school, and we needed our student ID to login to the website. But like I said, it was my first day. I didn't know I had a student ID, much less what it was. I asked my teacher if she was able to find it out for me, she told me that she could, but that it wasn't her problem so she wouldn't. So after trying for about 30 minutes to find out my student ID, and not being successful, I asked my teacher if I was able to get a hard copy of the homework. I was told no. Here's the interesting part, the student that asked her 15 seconds earlier was told yes. I then politely asked her why I wasn't able to get a hard copy, again she told me that it wasn't her problem that I didn't have my ID and she didn't care if I failed the homework. I'm amazed that we don't have more honors students with teachers like this. I later figured out my ID, but the unfairness of the situation with my teacher was more than a little upsetting.

Several occurrences like this have happened this year. It's made me realize how prevalent injustice is in our world. It's also made me want to stop whatever injustice I'm able to stop. Some things you are forced to put up with, and sometimes others are forced to put up with things because those of us that could do something about it aren't doing something about it. I obviously can't stop every injustice in the world, but I'm going to do my best to stop whatever I can, because there are some things that people just shouldn't have to put up with.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The First Post

The first post, it seems oddly important. Like my entire blogging career rests upon this first blog. However this isn't actually my first post. You see I used to have a blog. However I got tired of writing so I decided to let it die. I regret that decision now, because I had several great stories written on it, and I have now forgotten important details about most of those stories.
Anyway! (I know that you're not supposed to say anyway while writing, I just did it to make the grammar nazi's in my family cringe.) I was inspired to start a new blog by my friend Micah. She started one last night, and it made me remember how much fun I used to have telling what actually happened in my mothers blog, or proving to my sister that Superman is cooler than Batman (I feel like this argument will be reborn once she reads this.)
Now since this is the first post on this blog, I shall tell you a little about myself.
I'm a home-schooler, well sort of. I have been a home-schooler my entire life, until this year. I go to public school now, and I'm halfway through my senior year (my year so far at public school will have to be several posts long, so you'll just have to wait for those great stories.) That's right, my senior year, that means that this year I'm going to become a legal adult, graduate high school, and go to college. I'm very excited about college, because I'm going to college with 3 of my best friends. I'm very very excited about it.
I absolutely love music. I have my headphones in during most parts of the day, this includes my english class. I listen to almost all types of music. This excludes bluegrass and country, but I don't consider that music so my statement is still true.
I also like to read. Not like super nerd reading, but the occasional book is definitely something I enjoy. I read odd books for someone my age, such as 1984, Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451. I don't know anyone else my age with the same favorite books.
Hopefully you have enjoyed learning a little bit of my personal info. This shall be the first of hopefully many blogs to come. Please continue to read my post, and if you don't like my blog then you should visit it daily just so I get more hits than my mother.