Thursday, November 10, 2005

I Got Soul, But I'm Not a Soldier

Wow, hello world! How is everyone? I have found it extremely difficult to post this quarter, Derek and I don't have internet access in the ol' flat at this point (we just got a phone line hooked up, w00t). Every time I'm in the library, I'm supposed to be doing other things, such as finishing up papers due in the next few minutes and so on. I would like to thank James for his excellent explanation on our carjacker's motivations in the previous post, and to all the other people who are probably more than a little sick of seeing the same old blog title every time they visit. In fact, I shouldn't be surprised if you have completely stopped visiting the Time Pit. But just on the off hand chance that their are a few of the old faithful still out their, I dedicate this new post to you, the reader of this blog!

If this post lacks coherence, it is probably due to the fact that I went to bed at 5:45 this morning, and got up just before 7:00. Needless to say, it has been a rather long day. That being said, this should be the last time you hear me writing a post on my irresponsible, unhealthy, and caffeine medicated ways. Tomorrow is Veterans day, which means no school. Therefore, I am utilizing this fact, in conjunction with the weekend, to dedicate a new holiday, which shall hence forth be known as "Russ Organization and Get Rear in Gear Day." I'm frankly fed up with mediocrity in my own life, and have determined to put an end to it:)

Also, you should realize that I am writing this from a rather less than happy with self, very tired perspective. Overall, things have actually been really great, I would never want to give anyone the wrong impression! School is going alright, and I have been having a great time playing guitar for RUF as of late. I have never been overly confident in my own musical abilities, and it has been awesome to be forced to go into a session, have less than an hour to learn a bunch of new songs, and then have it turn out really well. Sure, they're pretty simple songs, but I feel like I'm bumping over a little musical plateau that I've been on for a few years now, just in growing comfortable with playing in front of people. And really, I can't think of a time when I'm happier than in mid chorus with the whole RUF group, raising up voices to God's glory. It makes me happy:)

Ok, I have to run off to my Jackson School Student Association (JSSA) meeting, for which I am secretary. After that, I may go shoot some guns with Derek ( our newest hobby!), and then head to bed. Or, maybe I'll just head to bed, we'll see:) Anyways, hope everyone is well and hunky dory, and that I can see most of you over Thanksgiving break! Au revoir!