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!

26 Comments:

At 11/11/2005 11:55 AM, Blogger Lydia said...

We are part of that faithful few Russ! Thanks for finally posting! Hopefully your newly created holiday will be just what you need.

~ Lyd and Moi

 
At 11/11/2005 9:43 PM, Blogger emilyks said...

Yay - a post! I myself had many all night sessions. I hope you can shake the pattern, it gets really old and wears out the body.

 
At 11/12/2005 10:04 AM, Blogger E,L&M's Mom said...

Okay, now I have to post too... I was joking that I would wait for you to post and now you did! Sorry you couldn't be at movie night. Nate's pictures and narration exceeded expectations. We all learned a lot and were well entertained. :)

 
At 11/12/2005 11:43 AM, Blogger Mother Hen said...

Shooting? You need to talk to my boys. All three of them!
Looking forward to SEEing you at Thanksgiving...

 
At 11/12/2005 3:46 PM, Blogger Bruce, Son of Leod said...

He lives! Good to hear you're alive and well, mon frer.

 
At 11/13/2005 3:32 PM, Blogger James C. Almond said...

Good times Russ! I am very happy to hear that everything is going well for you. It is awesome to hear that you are very much involved with RUF. I am blessed with much work and little time, but doing great. Keep encouraged.

ME :)

 
At 11/16/2005 6:40 AM, Blogger Donut_Munky0 said...

Shooting!!
yaay!!!
guns at college....wait a minute....

 
At 11/16/2005 11:38 AM, Blogger chef ninja pirate with a wisk said...

TROGDOR PICTURE

 
At 11/27/2005 3:51 PM, Blogger Sniper Monkey said...

I don't like that song. but guns are fun.

 
At 11/27/2005 5:50 PM, Blogger jolygood said...

Hey Russ I just wanted to say your beard rocks my left sock...

 
At 11/29/2005 1:18 PM, Blogger emilyks said...

it was quite shocking to see that you and james grew beards.

 
At 11/29/2005 1:48 PM, Blogger Elisabeth said...

Great minds think alike, I guess! :)

 
At 12/01/2005 8:40 AM, Blogger Beefloaf said...

hahahaha...dont put on a turban and go to college with your guns yelling dirka dirka gihad!!!!!... or someone might hurt you:{

 
At 12/01/2005 8:38 PM, Blogger Jake said...

rocks my left sock?

 
At 12/02/2005 11:06 AM, Blogger Russ said...

Hurrah for friends, every new comment puts a smile on the face:)

For those shocked or rocked, my beard is gone... too many left socks were missing. Now its cold, and I'm sorry its gone! Oh well. Maybe my next beard will be a two sock rocker.

I must say, I hadn't been planning on putting on a turban and running around campus with guns yelling "dirka dirka jihad!", but hey, that might be kinda fun. I'll let you know how that goes.

Chow baby;)

 
At 12/05/2005 9:02 PM, Blogger E,L&M's Mom said...

Isn't it "ciao, baby?" You might need to check with that world traveler, Nathan... :)

 
At 12/06/2005 7:47 AM, Blogger Russ said...

Thanks, it was an intentional at tounge in cheek:) Never could figure out how to give sarcasm the right tone on the internet. Maybe should have been "Chow" baby. Or something along those lines?

 
At 12/07/2005 5:15 PM, Blogger Beefloaf said...

as you all probably know, "chow" is something that you eat!!!!
:}

 
At 12/09/2005 4:19 PM, Blogger E,L&M's Mom said...

Yes, that is the problem with the written word. It is difficult to show inflection.

 
At 12/17/2005 2:47 PM, Blogger jolygood said...

I've gotten in trouble so many times on the Net because I forget it's hard to know when something's just sarcasm...

 
At 1/22/2006 8:25 AM, Blogger Donut_Munky0 said...

postpostpost!

 
At 1/28/2006 9:58 AM, Blogger emilyks said...

what is going on over there?

 
At 1/31/2006 8:38 AM, Blogger Beefloaf said...

BAD RUSS!!!!

NEW POST

 
At 2/06/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger E,L&M's Mom said...

Russ, We haven't heard any new adventures lately. (Well, that's not entirely true, but we haven't read them on your blog.) We know you are busy, but try to keep in touch when you can. Mrs. H

 
At 2/25/2006 4:52 PM, Blogger Beefloaf said...

The fact that your post is 3 months 15 days old shows that time has not stopped in this blog.

 
At 2/25/2006 8:31 PM, Blogger jolygood said...

He should rename it The Twilight Blog...Zone...

 

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