Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Post for Post's sake

I'm stuck here for the next 15 minutes or so, icing my pulled hamstring, courtesy of ultimate frisbee today:) Is there anything more frustrating than an injury! So annoying really... There is nothing I hate more than being less than 100% on the field. I was just starting to feel so good again too, finally getting back into the frisbee groove. I kept saying how lame the whole situation was... then I realized the full applicability of that statement. Oh well, it is good to be young:) I will be recovered in no time flat, ready to hurt something else I'm sure.

I have a busy summer ahead of me, and I can't believe how the time is already flying. I am still working my job in the law office about 25 hours a week, and then doing my "Pastoral internship" at church to round things out with about 15 hours a week. My job in Seattle is still great, but the three days a week I head over there are really long with the commute, up at 5:30 and not home until 7:00 ish (more like 11:30 after resthome singing Tuesdays).
Besides work, I have a 25 page paper that is in need of writing. It was supposed to be done last quarter, but my prof who is advising me in my research was traveling a lot last quarter, and asked for an extension... I was more than happy to oblige:)
I am also in drastic need of refreshing when it comes to my French! I have to start the second year series at the U in the fall, and am shaking in my boots, since it sometimes seems I can't remember even the simplest things! Bleah, before french, I was blissfully ignorant of the existence of conjugations - or that you did them to verbs. I am trying to figure out a good time when I can sit down with my textbook and get back to a little bit of home schooling for review:)
I am really enjoying getting a chance to do some good reading this summer, though the time is still somehow hard to find! Right now I am working through our text for Sunday school, prepping for Bible study through Philippians, and reading the Confessions of Saint Augustine and the Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis. Very interesting books all thus far, but I may need to find some pieces of a lighter nature too, to round things out! I also need to get some guitar playing and song writing squeezed in here somewhere, where has all the time gone!:)
Welp, it is high time that I hit the hay, 5:30 comes early these days!

Monday, June 20, 2005

My legs feel like Jello- strawberry jello?

I am tired and lazy right now, but felt that something needed posting here, so I am going to take advantage of this opportunity to share one of my most favourite bits of verse ever, the Cameelious Hump!:)

The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
Which well you may see at the Zoo;
But uglier yet is the hump we get
From having too little to do.

Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo,
If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
We get the hump --
Cameelious hump --
The hump that is black and blue!

We climb out of bed with a frouzly head,
And a snarly-yarly voice.
We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
At our bath and our boots and our toys;

And there ought to be a corner for me
(And I know' there is one for you)
When we get the hump --
Cameelious hump --
The hump that is black and blue!

The cure for this ill is not to sit still,
Or frowst with a book by the fire;
But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
And dig till you gently perspire;

And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
And the Djinn of the Garden too,
Have lifted the hump --
The horrible hump --
The hump that is black and blue!

I get it as well as you-oo-oo --
If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo!
We all get hump --
Cameelious hump --
Kiddies and grown-ups too!

~Rudyard Kipling~ How the Camel Got His Hump

Hope you all enjoyed, no cameelious hump here right now, but it has a way of sneaking up on you;) I think for the poem to have its full wonderful affect, mom would have to read it to you, right when you are soft and squeaky clean out of the tub, with your clean PJ's on, all tucked in and ready for bed. We used to have a book with the best picture of a rotten little kid who had "the hump", and then it showed his transformation into a cute little jolly fellow with a hoe in his hand, and a smile on his face! All a part of the sneaky plan of adults to get kids to work... amazing how true it is though:) I don't think I have to worry about "the hump" this summer, there is going to be more than enough work to keep me very busy well into September.
Ok, its up at 5:30 tomorrow, and off to Seattle for work, and then Edmonds for resthome singing, so I need to get some sleep. Au bientôt j'espère!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Lets get ready to rumble!!

Well, here we are, it's go time on finals! My wrists are all set for in class essay cramping, and the good ol' brain is ready for some last drop squeezing. I think perhaps I won't shave as a personal treat... or perhaps I will as an expression of self-discipline and dedication? Either way, for the next two days, life will be a miserable blur, followed by an inexplicable, absolute bliss! Okay, enough pre-cramming procrastination. Finals, you gotta ask yourself a question: "do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya PUNK?