This Week

What a week it’s been!

The Holy Cross Summer Conference: Saturday to Sunday.. I don’t know if I mentioned this in my previous entry, but if not, here it is: I met someone there that I have been talking to online for a long time. Jill. She’s very cool, as I mentioned. I also met Jen, Will, Meryl, and many other faces that I’m so bad with names that I either don’t know their name, or never learned it. Props to all of you, though, as in less than 48 hours you have shown your quality. I stayed up until 3am Saturday night talking to Jill, and she stayed up til 7 because she had to monitor the halls incase anyone needed anything.

Grand Haven: Monday. After working on ProCPR, I went to Grand Haven with Julie and Scott, and met up with Tyler, Mike, Maria, Lindsey and Addison. That was cool too. Just sat and talked and then went to Applebee’s.

Rick’s house on Tuesday, working on the business. We’re getting so close to launching this thing, I can feel it. The design is really starting to come together nicely, and I’m starting to be happy with it for the first time since I initially designed it nearly a year ago. It’s far above version 1 of the site design that I made. Paula, Jeannette, Sarah, Nick and Pat showed up while we were working on it. We watched some hilarious videos on http://www.tallyhall.com

Which brings us to today’s adventures: they haven’t yet begun.
The rest of the week is as follows:

Tonight: Millennium Park: Hilarity ensues
Thursday: Antioch GR.. St. Thomas has Theology on Tap at 7:30 with Dr. Dave DenBraber speaking, and I think it’d be cool to go to that, but we’ll see.
Friday: A Night of Worship at the Kreslin’s followed by possible campout!
Saturday: Rachel Z’s open house followed by Guy’s Night
Sunday: Antioch in Muskegon

Holy Cross Summer Conference

I just got home from South Bend / Muskegon Antioch. I went to a Summer Conference at Holy Cross College. It was a very fun time. I met some awesome people, and especially one person that I had only met through Xanga, and I’m pleased to say that she is in every way as cool in person as she is online. Cooler even. We stayed up til 3am (4am GR time) talking about many things. Her name is Jill, and I must say, wow, talk about a fun person to hang around. I hope to get the opportunity and privelage to hang out with her again sometime in the near future. I could go on for a while about her, and not just her, but many of the people that I met last weekend. I am just very very tired.

Open Houses and Beach Parties

Went to Laura’s open house. That was awesome. Great food, good conversations.. then went to the beach party. Lemme see if I remember everyone that was there without missing a name.

Jennifer, Angie, Ashton, Jeannette, Paula, Sarah, Mary, Joe, Pat, Mike, Scott, Tim, Noah. I think that was everyone. If I missed anyone, I apologize.

I’m going to bed, gotta get up early to leave for South Bend for the weekend.

St. Thomas

Tonight was rather interesting.. after the Antioch meeting I decided to go to Boston’s to see if Chris was working (I went to school with him at St. Thomas.) Well, he wasn’t there, but I got hooked to the basketball game. Not sure why, I hardly watch NBA basketball. Anyway, I ordered a pizza at the end of the third, to go, and when I came back into the area where I was sitting, some dude was in my seat, but I let him sit there and took a nearby seat.. after a minute or so, I learned that this guy’s name was Paul and that he was Catholic and also lives right by St. Thomas, where I went to school. We talked and talked about all sorts of crazy stuff, it was awesome. At the end of the game, I said goodbye to Julia and gave her a hug (she’s a waitress that I’ve gotten to know from my frequent visits to Boston’s, visiting Chris and other old classmates that come by to chill). I think I’m going to start taking my laptop in there sometimes when I do designs and work on my screenplay, so that I don’t have the temptation of the internet to distract me… just the people at Boston’s.

Song: Things I Prayed For

Artist: Eli

Things I prayed for when I was young
That my father would love me like his only son
That my mother would be patient with me
And my sister would not leave
And if my grandpa could see me beyond his grave
That he’d think his little man was so great
That my hair would not stick up in weird places
And I’d be someone someday

Years go by so easily that sometimes I forget
Years go by and make me see that there’s no time for my regret
No time for my regret

Things I prayed for in my teens
That God would forgive all my evil deeds
That my father and my sister would come home
And mom could meet our needs
And if my grandpa could see me beyond his grave
That he’d say a prayer for his family’s sake
That my hair would stick up in weird places
And I’d be someone someday

Years go by so easily that sometimes I forget
Years go by and make me see that there’s no time for my regret
No time for my regret

Things I pray for now in my twenties
That God would still love me
That my dad would like his new family
That I could hug my sister, that my mom could rest
That my wife would still melt every time we kissed
And if my grandpa has seen me beyond his grave
How cold and silent he has remained
That my hair would not fall out in weird places
And I’d be someone someday

Years go by so easily that sometimes I forget
Years go by and make me see that there’s no time for my regret
No time for my regret

These are the things I prayed for
That I’d be someone someday