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Monday, January 31, 2005
On the Radio
This morning I was in a radio recording studio recording a public service announcement for the Veritas Forum (www.fresnoveritas.com) that I am helping organize. The 30 second PSA will air multiple times throughout every day leading up to the 3-day event on all of the radio stations in this conglomerate broadcasting corporation.
As well, today I got a tour of the Fresno State radio station, as I will be recording weekly announcements for the rest of the semester about events that are happening here on Campus. This is for Associated Student Government (in which I am a Senator) and is separate from the Veritas Forum.
I am not planning on changing majors from Business to Mass Communication & Journalism, but I apparently have a good voice for radio.
The hockey game was fun to watch. Fresno was leading until the 3rd period when they gave up two goals and ended up losing 5-3. It was a little bit chilly in the arena, having only worn a pullover and vest, but it was great to just relax and enjoy ourselves.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
It's been a hectic and busy week. Seems like I've been doing a million things and going non-stop. Of course that means I've gotten myself run down (and out of Immune Building Complex which I desperately depend on to keep healthy). So now I have a terrible sore throat and waiting for the cough to hit. But.....on the bright side. Lloyd and I are taking some time to spend together and going to a Fresno Falcons hockey game this afternoon. They play at the Savemart Center at Fresno State. We'll let you know later, how it goes!
Friday, January 28, 2005
Luke was asked to be a columnist for the Fresno State University newspaper, The Collegian
. You can read his first article here:
Sunday, January 23, 2005
My New Chair
Well you know about our trip to San Francisco and our trip to Ikea while in the Bay Area, so I am here to tell you about my new chair.
First of all, Ikea is pretty much the greatest store ever. If you have never been there, I truly recommend you go. I have been considering buying a chair for my dorm room, because I need some place comfortable to sit for reading, and doing homework and stuff. I was thinking about buying a lazy boy type chair, but that is not what I ended up getting.
It is called "Pello" if you are familiar with Ikea you know that they have very interesting names for everything they sell. The chair is extremely comfortable, and in fact deceptively so. It may not look that comfortable but it really is. It rocks back and forth a little, and it makes you feel like you are floating in the air. It is really wonderful.
New MSN messenger address
Hey everyone. Just telling you in case you didn't know, I have created a new msn messenger address because my old one was getting too much spam. My new address is firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure you add me if you haven't done so already.
Saturday, January 22, 2005
An Amazing Day
Today we got up at 5:00am and left for San Francisco to attend the New Year launch for Shaklee. We are so excited Shaklee has been purchased by a "young man", Roger Barnett and is a visionary as was Dr. Shaklee. We are anxious to share not only the health and wellness that Shaklee has given us, but the terrific opportunity we've had to increase our income and our ability to help others through the business. It's been so good for us because we have never had a lot of money to invest in a business and we are able to do this part time and still earn a great income. It's helped us to do many things for our family and I'm just so grateful to God for the better health I experience because of Shaklee. You can visit our website at www.mornature.com
to find out more about our beloved company. They've treated us so well over the years.
Luke and Andrew went with us (Jonathan was working)and after the satellite broadcast at the Regal Cinemas, we did some shopping and went to one of our favorite stores, Ikea. Luke was able to get a great chair for his dorm room and I picked up a few kitchen items that I needed. We had a great day together and were so happy to see and feel the warm sunshine. (It's been foggy for a while and the sun has been hiding above it!) Yoshi was very glad to see us when we got home. And we were happy to be back.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Hello. for those of you that don't know, I have recently joined the Winter Percussion group at my school, and play the fifth bass drum. This is a challenging experience, as I have never played the bass drum before, nor do I know how to march, but it is alot of fun. Our first competition is Feb. 4th, and I hope that all of you can come and watch me.
Monday, January 17, 2005
Back to Normal
I finally got the last of the Christmas decorations boxed and Lloyd so generously put them away today. Thank goodness we had a holiday so I could get that done. Yes, today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in the U.S. Apparently there are ceremonies that go on all over the country in honor of this great man.
It has been wonderful to have all the boys at home for the last month, but now things are back to normal again and have settled down. Whew!
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Yay, i get to go back to school on Tuesday. I am actually not looking forward to it, but oh well.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Today I moved back to my dorm at Fresno State. After spending four weeks of my Christmas Break at home, it is time to get back into the swing of things here at school. Classes start next week on the 20th for me, so the time before that will be well spent hanging out with my roommates, watching movies, and playing video games before we have to focus on our school work.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Los Angeles Auto Show
Today, Jonathan and I along with some friends went to the Los Angeles International Auto Show. We left at 6:00am and got back at around 10:00pm. It was a really fun experience because we got to see a lot of really nice cars. We didn't hit any problems from the storms that have plagued L.A. lately, but we did get stuck in some famous L.A. traffic on the I-405. Here are some pictures from our trip.
Sunday, January 09, 2005
Just as we wrapped up Jonathan's birthday, it was time for Kathy's (29th, I think). Apart from church in the morning, the day was spent at home. Dinner was prepared, allowing her to enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Friday, January 07, 2005
A particularly bad day
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? Well, that was my day today. In fact, I can't ever remember experiencing such a large chain of disruptive events. By the end of the day, my stress was turning to humor as I lived out this comedy of tragedy:
1. We woke up this morning to discover that our refrigerator wasn't working. And, we have a large side-by-side unit packed with food! Spent several hours trying to figure out what to do with our food. The earliest that a repair person can come to provide warranty work is Tuesday!
2. I needed to be at church today as I have much to get done today. But, when I finally got there the power was out. We've had heavy rain and winds and it looks like a transformer blew in the neighborhood.
3. Then it was off to take Luke's car in for service. It looks like his heater core has blown. Over $600 in repairs!
4. I go home to work (because I can't work at church), and Kathy calls. She has a flat tire in Lemoore. I drive out there to help her with the only car we have running right now (and we own four!)
5. While I get the tire inflated enough to go to a tire shop, my air compressor died.
6. We come home. Kathy discovers that the bread dough that was supposed to be ready for pizza tonight wasn't ready. No pizza tonight.
Thursday, January 06, 2005
A great birthday shot!
Jonathan is 19!
Today is Jonathan's 19th birthday. We celebrated at Olive Garden in Visalia.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
i dont know
Monday, January 03, 2005
I got a haircut yesterday. These pictures aren't the completed product, but they are about half-way through the trim. I told my mom "just a little off the top," I don't think she heard me. Actually it's what I asked for. Thanks mom!
Happy New Year!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year full of God's blessings!
It seems like the last two weeks have gone by so very quickly, most of it spent with College Football on the TV. Thankfully I love watching football too. Lloyd and I rang in the New Year quietly at home. We played Boggle (one of my favorite word games) and watched the movies "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks & Catherine Zeta-Jones and "King Arthur". Both were very enjoyable to watch. About 5 minutes till midnight, we turned on the Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve to see the big crystal ball drop in New York - it kept saying it was live, but I'm sure they don't do it every hour for each time zone, so I'm thinking it was on a 3 hour delay. That's okay, I'm sure all of you were asleep by the time we watched the New Year arrive. We heard fireworks and a train rumbled by right at midnight too.
Yesterday at church we had a couple who used to attend church here 25 years ago. They have been in the Portland area since they left as he teaches at Warner Pacific. Their parents are still in the valley and they came to spend some holiday time with them. It was a pleasure to meet them and Andrew will be getting some information about attending Warner Pacific. Yes, only a year and a half till he graduates!
It was so nice to talk with my mom & dad and my brother Doug, his wife Gisela and their two girls Rebecca & Elisabeth on New Years Day where they had my family's Christmas/New Year celebration.
Last night (Sunday) we made Lloyd pull out the slides from our Europe trips and we spent about 2 hours looking at our pictures. Luke is planning to go to Europe with some friends for 3 weeks right after Christmas this year (2005/2006). He is doing a lot of preparation over the holidays and checking out places they can visit.
It's only 1 day till Elisabeth's birthday, 2 days till Uncle Dave's birthday & 3 days till Jonathan's birthday. Elisabeth will be 14, Jonathan will be 19. I don't know how old Uncle Dave will be, but I'm guessing it's more than Elisabeth & Jonathan put together!
Have a great week!