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Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Time:11:29 pm.
Mood: peaceful.
I have enjoyed the latter part of this week. I did not so much enjoy the first part.

I'm pretty tired but I'm stuck awake because I forgot to put my laundry in the dryer. I'm not allowed to leave the dryer running while I sleep, so I have to stay awake while it finishes. Too much Halo has kept me awake. No, let me rephrase that. Not enough Halo. I can't get enough.

I have a lot of good stuff I can talk about. I can't think of much bad.

Tonight Elisa and I wrote a sermon that she has to do for homework. It's based on Psalm 103. We came up with a good sermon. I'm very proud of her.

I have figured out a secret. Whatever I ask Elisa to pray for gets answered very quickly. She's very good at praying often and with good faith. I wish I prayed half as much as she does. God listens to Elisa's prayers better than everyone else. I think this is because He thinks she's hot.

My support letter got sent out yesterday. So now I hope the money comes in quickly. I really want to begin working for YFC soon.

Ok, my mind isn't thinking very well now. Tired.
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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Time:10:19 pm.
Mood: groggy.
I just spent over an hour shooting aliens. Now my eyes are sore and I'm going to go to bed in a few minutes.

I had a very easy night at home. Not many of those come around. But I have many with Elisa. Just not many at home.

We've had a two major breaks at work this week. Such a contrast to the few weeks before when everything was breaking. The "TSN Turning Point" came from mine and Jeff's significant others spending lots of extra time in prayer about it. Jeff and I suck and we don't pray enough about our own work. But our ladies do. Thank God for them.

YFC employment soon. Just got to raise $3500 and get 85% of my pledges in line. I have some pledges so far. My parents gave me a bunch of money. I just need to get a good photo of myself to go with my official support letter and then get it sent out. I should've gotten the picture taken last Saturday. And then on Sunday. And then yesterday. I keep on forgetting.

YFC has a lot of benefits. They give me a yearly allowance towards a gym membership. I finally get a pension now too.

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Friday, February 10th, 2006

Subject:Search Engine Positioning Experiment
Time:2:55 pm.
http://www.self-edit.com/viewcategory/2/

Bumping up our SEO positioning and backlinks! Don't tell the Search Engine police.
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Time:8:46 am.
http://www.joshuablankenship.com/x/blake.mp3

The best sermon blooper.
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Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Time:1:26 pm.
I am now officially hired with Youth For Christ. The most exciting thing I've done in my life so far. It was a good interview. Very relaxing because I was basically being interviewed with friends. They were very flattering towards me. I'm a perfect fit to work in their organization and we're both very excited for the new possibilities. I still have butterflies.

I have a lot of work ahead of me now to gather in sponsors. I officially start once I have banked three months worth of sponsorship.
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Time:10:20 am.
From the director of Napoleon Dynamite: http://www.nacholibre.com/trailer/nl_large.mov

Looks like a gut killer.

Had breakfast with Carissa and Pat for Pat's birthday. Good fun.
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Monday, February 6th, 2006

Time:5:28 pm.


I'm going to try really hard to bring my amp to work tomorrow and get it fixed.

YFC job interview on Thursday. Then it's all official.
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Time:8:37 am.
Anyone know of any restaurants that offer free meals on your birthday? Even if you show up to the restaurant alone?

I want to milk it for all it's worth. I want breakfast and lunch while I'm at work! I'm 27 today.
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Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Time:2:32 pm.
I read today that the country of Malaysia has put together an official team to hunt for Bigfoot after several local sightings were heavily reported by the local media. This is also the creation of the world’s No. 1 coolest job: Bigfoot hunter ...

There's a jeep that I see driving around Abbotsford that has a sign on the side door that says something like "Saskquatch Hunter." I think this guy's for real. He's always wearing hunting gear.
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Friday, January 13th, 2006

Subject:Expect the worst, hope for the best
Time:11:15 am.
When I can't hold on much longer
To a rope weathered and frayed
When I can't find hope and I'm losing faith


The Savior reaches in
To still the howling wind
To calm the storm within
To rescue me
To rescue me

When I think I might surrender
To the vengeance of the tide
When I'm lost in sin and I don't see light

The Savior reaches low
Under the torrent flow
To save my sinking soul
And rescue me

The savior calls my name
When I feel most ashamed
He comes to take the reign
And rescue me
To rescue me
To rescue me

-The Choir
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Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Time:9:13 am.

I wish I updated more often. It's just difficult to apply myself to thinking of off-topic stuff while I'm at work. I only go online at work, at this time. I still read everyone's entries most days. Quickly. Then I get back to work.

I saw some amazing paintings/photo manipulations at EA this morning. Very inspiring. I need the inspiration because I'll be helping to lead a seminar in two weeks on "Art in Worship." It's at re::mix.

If all goes to plan, I'll be working for Youth For Christ in Mission soon, part-time. I'm going to make a website for my ministry here. I'm more excited about this new job than you realize, people.

 

p.s. I miss the Seattle area friends. HELLOOOO!!

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Monday, December 19th, 2005

Subject:housesitting
Time:11:28 pm.
Mood: tired.
I'm housesitting. I don't know if that is two words.

I'm staying up too late but I had to wait for my laundry.

Tonight I'm remembering why it's so good to have the internet at home. I don't have it at home right now so I only go online at work. But I have to be focused on working while I'm at work so I can't really put much thought into a post. Only at home can I do that. I miss being able to write in here as much as I used to. I'll have the internet at home again one of these days.
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Time:9:47 am.
Mood: chipper.
Well, I'm back after working with my dad for a while making tons of money. My body is sore and I got a piece of metal in my eye. I love Elisa more all the time. I better get lots of office work done today. I've spent too long in the mud holding rebar for a welder to stick it to the pipe.
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Monday, October 31st, 2005

Time:9:35 am.
Shoot, Carissa, that would've been a good show last night. Elisa and I were coming home from my parent's house and we were both really tired. Went home to bed early.

Worked out this morning. First time in a long time. Felt good. Very good.

Working with the brand new (to me) Photoshop CS2. I plan on getting a lot of work done today.

My computer is telling me:
You currently have 21 tasks to complete.


Overdue: 32.85 hours    Today: 1.95
hours
    Tommorow: 0 hour

Who thinks I can complete over 32.85 hours of work today?
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Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Subject:Did I make you scream?
Time:8:39 am.
Mood: chipper.
Our new project management software tells me that I have 16.25 hours of work due today and 6 hours of work overdue from yesterday. Wish me luck.



We ran out of water last night. Becky and I had to climb the mountain and check out the hose from the water source to the tank. The hose had split so I repaired it temporarily. We had water this morning, but very little pressure. I'm not sure why. Didn't have time to check it out before I left for work.

While up the mountain in the middle of the forest in the pitch black, Becky and I were trying to spook each other. It was crazy. If we had a camcorder and video skills, we could've made our own Blair Witch Project. Pretty freaky. I was making her scream.
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Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Subject:I HAD TO COVER MY MOUTH IN LAUGHTER
Time:3:32 pm.
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Time:11:02 am.
Work has been really busy which has made it difficult to focus my thoughts on anything interesting for me to write. I'm going to try to think in English and not in HTML.

We let go of another guy at work. It's now just Jeff, Stephen and myself. Stephen works from home in Vancouver, so only Jeff and I occupy the office. We work well together.

We've also begun using a new project management system. This is totally helping. I now know that today I have to work on 7 hours of overdue tasks from yesterday and 9 hours of tasks that are due today. I'm stoked. This may sound crazy, but I get a thrill out of production at super speed. Since Dan left our company, Jeff and I are having to do his tasks, most of which were a month behind which made the clients pissy.

I totally enjoy Elisa. Her love, kisses, beauty. We're having lunch today.

Many who know me know that I'm not really very organized with some things. But when it comes to work, I love to be organized. It's like a drug. I've been doing a lot of organizing this week.
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Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Time:9:26 am.
This I've copied from Interdictor's journal. I do not know the guy. He is surviving in New Orleans right now and regularly updates the world on what it's like. It's appalling. The news is not even reporting half of what is really going on. People who are there are describing it to be like Rwanda. Ever seen Hotel Rwanda? That's what it's like. Read this report below:


The Real News
The following is the result of an interview I just conducted via cell phone with a New Orleans citizen stranded at the Convention Center. I don't know what you're hearing in the mainstream media or in the press conferences from the city and state officials, but here is the truth:

"Bigfoot" is a bar manager and DJ on Bourbon Street, and is a local personality and icon in the city. He is a lifelong resident of the city, born and raised. He rode out the storm itself in the Iberville Projects because he knew he would be above any flood waters. Here is his story as told to me moments ago. I took notes while he talked and then I asked some questions:


Three days ago, police and national guard troops told citizens to head toward the Crescent City Connection Bridge to await transportation out of the area. The citizens trekked over to the Convention Center and waited for the buses which they were told would take them to Houston or Alabama or somewhere else, out of this area.

It's been 3 days, and the buses have yet to appear.

Although obviously he has no exact count, he estimates more than 10,000 people are packed into and around and outside the convention center still waiting for the buses. They had no food, no water, and no medicine for the last three days, until today, when the National Guard drove over the bridge above them, and tossed out supplies over the side crashing down to the ground below. Much of the supplies were destroyed from the drop. Many people tried to catch the supplies to protect them before they hit the ground. Some offered to walk all the way around up the bridge and bring the supplies down, but any attempt to approach the police or national guard resulted in weapons being aimed at them.

There are many infants and elderly people among them, as well as many people who were injured jumping out of windows to escape flood water and the like -- all of them in dire straights.

Any attempt to flag down police results in being told to get away at gunpoint. Hour after hour they watch buses pass by filled with people from other areas. Tensions are very high, and there has been at least one murder and several fights. 8 or 9 dead people have been stored in a freezer in the area, and 2 of these dead people are kids.

The people are so desperate that they're doing anything they can think of to impress the authorities enough to bring some buses. These things include standing in single file lines with the eldery in front, women and children next; sweeping up the area and cleaning the windows and anything else that would show the people are not barbarians.

The buses never stop.

Before the supplies were pitched off the bridge today, people had to break into buildings in the area to try to find food and water for their families. There was not enough. This spurred many families to break into cars to try to escape the city. There was no police response to the auto thefts until the mob reached the rich area -- Saulet Condos -- once they tried to get cars from there... well then the whole swat teams began showing up with rifles pointed. Snipers got on the roof and told people to get back.

He reports that the conditions are horrendous. Heat, mosquitoes and utter misery. The smell, he says, is "horrific."

He says it's the slowest mandatory evacuation ever, and he wants to know why they were told to go to the Convention Center area in the first place; furthermore, he reports that many of them with cell phones have contacts willing to come rescue them, but people are not being allowed through to pick them up.


I have "Bigfoot"'s phone number and will gladly give it to any city or state official who would like to tell him how everything is under control.
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Time:8:28 am.
Been reading about the heart this morning. Do we really realize how much in life hinges on the state of our heart? Our responses to circumstances, the kind of love we show, the goals we set in life... all of these are influenced by the mood our heart is in.

It is so easy to bruise and disfigure our heart. After a while we get used to the distorted version and forget how soft and shapely it used to be. It is so important to watch over and guard our heart. We can protect it. It's not left vulnerable unless we're foolish with what we allow near it.

I'm not referring to guarding against people, feelings, or love. I'm talking against guarding against negativity, sin and that word that means 'not caring.'

My heart has been in good shape lately. I'm in love. I even told my mom I love her with words that I haven't used in a very long time. So this entry just came to mind because of what I was reading this morning.




Oh, by the way... Website Construction.
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Monday, August 29th, 2005

Subject:http://www.self-edit.com/viewcategory/2/
Time:12:28 pm.
... increasing search engine placement.

Website Construction.

(I am such a cheater)
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