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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Last night I decided to go to a Rollerderby
event here in Fresno. I've never been to one, and I've only once seen it on TV. I'm always looking for new and exciting things to take part in, so I decided to check out this bout. The Fresno team is called the Smog City Roller Grrls
and it appears they play their bouts at the Fresno Convention Center. The team ended up losing last night to the Sonoma County (wine country) team they were playing, but it was fairly entertaining and quite a bit of fun.
The game attracts a fairly interesting crowd, and security for the event was provided by a biker gang (which was very strange for me). There were a lot of fans in attendance though, I would say easily over 1000 people were there, and there ended up being only standing room by the time the bout started. I had great front row (on the floor) seats right beside the track, and we almost got run over a few times by derby girls who lost their footing.
All in all it was a fun event, and I will definitely considering going again sometime.
This is a picture from the event last night that I took with my phone.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Easter Dinner 2008
Jonathan, Andrew, and I were very fortunate today (Easter) to be invited over for dinner at Ken and Paula Wilson's home for Easter Dinner. Ken and Paula Wilson are the new pastors at First Church of God, Fresno where we attend church. This, in fact, was there first Sunday as our new pastor.
Both the meal and the company were great. Traditional Easter fare was served, including ham, potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, and a raspberry, jello, and cream salad. For dessert we had apple or cherry pie and ice cream.
We also played some games through the afternoon/evening as well as watched a little March Madness basketball and watched Haley hunt for Easter eggs on the front lawn.
It was a very relaxing and wonderful time to get to know our new pastor and his wife.
Here are some pictures I took.
This is Ken and Paula Wilson.
This is obviously Jonathan and Andrew.
A Jonathan Update
Well, it has been practically forever since I have blogged about my life, so here is a quick peek into the life of Jonathan.
I am currently in my second to last semester of University and I will be graduating in December 2008 with my Bachelors of Psychology. I will finally be done, although I love the college life so much I would probably rather stay in school for a few more years. But that would be way to expensive. I have already caught senioritis, where I don't like to do school work or go to class anymore, just hang out. But it is ok because I have a very light work load at school.
I am working 2 jobs now. I am still working at Campus Safety as an officer and my second job is in the information center at school where I answer phones. It is not very exciting stuff, but it pays for my education.
What I am doing right now that I am really passionate about is interning with MBMSI (a missions organization affiliated with my school.) I am getting ready to go to Germany for 2 months this summer. I will be leading a team of 6 or 7 college age peoples on a missions trip to Berlin. We will be staying with a missionary family there and helping out with their ministry. There will be more info about this too in the future. I am excited about this opportunity.
Also in other news I have a girlfriend now. (I will wait for you to pick your jaws up off of the floor). It is true, I have turned to the dark side and now have a girlfriend. Just kidding, she is great, but maybe a little crazy for putting up with me. We have been dating for 4 months now and her name is Sarah. Yup, thats about it.
This is my life as of right now.
My new blog
I've wanted to, for a long time, start my own blog but have never gotten around to doing it, whether because of time, or some other excuse I never did.
This last week I finally got my first personal blog going. I encourage you to read it, subscribe to it, and to enjoy it. It's mostly going to be random things in my life, things that I come up with while eating breakfast, or interesting things I find around the web. I think one of the biggest factors that have finally convinced me to start this blog has been the purchase of my new phone. I can now post a blog post from anywhere really easily and even with pictures taken from my phone.
The blog is called Jukeyblog and the website is http://jukeyblog.blogspot.com/
so go check it out!
I will be still posting on our family blog with important updates, but I would encourage you to subscribe to Jukeyblog if you want to really get to know me and what I'm doing.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
A little update
Well it has been a while since I've posted on this blog, so It's probably a good idea to give you all an update. I know you've all been checking the blog daily to see if I have posted an update, so here it is.
Work - Is going well, I will be receiving my first annual review within the next month. I think it will go well, considering I've been in position for less than a year, and that this job requires a lot of specific knowledge and a varied skill set to help run this company. The way I understand it, this review will determine my salary raise that I will receive. I should also be receiving a number of bonuses for my performance during this last year, as well as working at a designated "high-risk" store.
Play - Now that the weather is warming up quite a bit, I've been trying to ride my bike a lot more. I've done a 12 mile (19 kilometer) bike ride in Fresno with a friend, as well as a 10 mile (16 kilometer) bike ride in Fresno with Andrew last week. A lot of this has taken place on a bike/walking trail sytem in Fresno called the Sugar Pine Trail
that was in part once a railway line they have now converted to a bike trail.
Technology - I recently bought a new cell phone: The HTC Touch
. It is a great upgrade for me as far as cell phones are concerned, as I've always purchased older models which were usually the cheapest. This time around I went with a much newer model and one that was fairly expensive. It's actually a Pocket PC/Windows Mobile with a full touch interface, similar to the iPhone but with Windows. I can listen to my music (while riding my bike), as well as make calls, surf the internet, check/send emails, and use the Microsoft Office suite that is included (as well as many other things). It's a pretty great phone, and I'm having a lot of fun with it so far.