Tuesday, January 25, 2005


I'm about to go to bed, and I thought I'd blog first. I am in such a peaceful mood. I'm not entirely sure why, but it's great, I'm never like this. It seemed to start as I was driving home from Corpus in the moonlight listening to the last half of the Hours soundtrack (by Phillip Glass). It was beautiful, and I felt good, and healthy, and un-stressed out.

I woke up today at 7:55, got in a bath that someone had just gotten out of (I think it was my dad) got out, ate some raisin bran, grabbed my tape player with the 71st mars Hill Audio tape, and went to work at 8:30. At work I mostly trimmed palm trees and painted 2x4s, but I got to listen to Mars Hill while I did it, which made up for the monotony. I came home for lunch and watched some of the making of the second Matrix, mostly how they made the FX. Back at work Painted more and listened to the RUF lectures by John Ferguson on Dating, marriage and Sex. Which were good. Then I came home at 5:30 and got in another bath and started reading Fidelity by Doug Wilson, until someone needed to use the restroom (oddly enough, we have but one bathroom). Then I ate Tacos my mom made, and left to go to Veritas (the reformed campus ministry at TAMU corpus) It was good, about 7 people there. After that I helped a friend hook up his computer and headed back to rockport (45 min drive). 10:10 I get home, drink some water, feel good, talk to my mom, then watch the first 10 min of Blue, which looks good, Now I think I'll go to bed. No, i think I'll read my Bible and then goto bed. :)

While I'm waiting for the internet to connect, I may as well write more...
I just fineshed reading A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K dick. I've wanted to read him for a while, so many SciFi movies have been based on his stories. It was good, sometimes crude, lots of language, but very interesting. It's about a drug dealer/addict who's also a Drug police officer.
Richard Linklater, who made one of my fav. movies Waking Life, is making it into a movie and animating it like he did in Waking Life. It's supposed to be the first faithful movie made from Phillip K dick. I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, January 23, 2005


I'm somewhat embarrassed that I haven't posted this earlier, but here it goes.

About 2 weeks ago I was looking at my schedule for this semester, Because I foolishly took 17 hours last semester, I was only registered for one architecture class. I started looking at what I was going to do this summer as well, and I noticed that they were teaching my class in the summer. So I thought, if I work this spring instead of summer, I can work twice as much and go to school in a lot less time, saving me thousands of dollars. So I started making phone calls to see if this was possible, after a few days I found out that the summer Arch. classes are for transfer students and change of majors only, but I found out if I find the right design class down here, It will count for my Arch class.

Earning double the money, paying half the tuition/room/board, and getting the same hours in before next fall was starting to look really attractive. It would basically allow me to pay for school next year without a bunch of loans. So the long and short of it is, I got the class a week ago by the skin of my teeth. Which is sad, because I'm going to miss my Friends and RUF and everything. But, I'm thankful that I have such a great family and church here too though.

I'd rather be up there, but it would be foolish to not save several thousand dollars.

I probably won't be on IM much this semester, but remember that ancient mode of communication called email? I'll be using that often enough ( stejahen@hotmail.com )
And I'll read and post on blogs. I may come up for an RUF retreat or something too, so keep me posted.

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Behind on blogs...

Well... It's been a while since I've blogged, read blogs or written in them. Such is life with slow to non-existant internet connections and fulltime jobs. There's so much I could blog about, and so many blogs to catch up on. But blogs are fun, so that shouldn't be a problem. :)

I'll start with some new year resolution like things I wrote down a week ago:

On the new year... I've decided my thoughts dwell too much on myself.
What a selfish hermit I am at times!

I think I'll just try not to sin where I've previously sinned, read God's word, love God, and love my neighbors.

Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be thankful, be freindly, etc.

Maybe just be human, who knows?

Lets see, for now I'll just make a list of things I should blog on:
what I've been up to,
Movies and books,
snow in rockport!,
my family,
and my plans for this semester
... coming soon.....