Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Gifts

Here's what I got for Christmas, and who I got it from:
Stuffed guiar, Hannah
20 Q, Super Suave
Bears Blanket, Adam
2 Liter Dr. Pepper and gift card for tinsel town, Mr. and Mrs. Gerlach
Nothing, Jeremy
target gift card, Matt
check, Aunt June
Bond, Grandma
Hatchet and gift card and twizlers, Parents
Pencil and eraser, Faith
I think that's it, so far. I'm still getting a gift from my parents on thursday and i still haven't had christmas with my mom's side of the family. I didn't really get anything I asked for, but i'm totally satisfied with what i got. christmas has come and gone again.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

you suck

jon, you suck! I just read your blog, which you then made me read that other guy's blog about christmas. my family's in iowa celebrating and i'm stuck here alone without any family. way to wreck my weekend!

Home Alone

So today my family left for Iowa. I couldn't get off of work, so I am staying home by myself until Monday night. Today I waved good-bye to them as they drove off. That was one of the weirdest feelings. Yeah, I've been away from my family for more than three days. It's just the fact that they're leaving and I'm the one staying. It's just...unusual. It's not like I'll be home much this weekend except to sleep. Today I gotta go do some Christmas shopping, then I work till 9, then hanging with Adam. Sunday I got church and work from 8-8. Not sure what I'll do Sunday night. Monday I work from 11-5. So I wont really be home alone much. It still is strange being here and knowing that my family is in another state. I wanted to have a party, but I'm above parties...I'm just to cool for them.

Friday, December 14, 2007

blika dee blink

Sigh. This time it's a sigh of relief. Today I finally got it sent in. After I finished emailing that final, I logged off the computer at Gateway and left. When I got out of that building it hit me... school is finally done. I've got everything turned in and it's all finished. Man, that felt great. So I've been in a good mood because of that.
Now that I'm in a good mood, I found something to depress me. On facebook I see pictures of all my friends having parties. I feel like I'm missing out big time. It's really kinda depressing. I know I dont need to party, and I probably wont, but there's still that desire nipping away at me.
Also, there's no way I'm finishing the Bible by Christmas. No way I'm finishing it by New Years either. Just no way.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Sigh. Not a sigh of relief. A sigh of frustration. I got all of my tests and finals and quizzes and everything done. Man, was today a long day. Doing school work from 830-800. Mostly testing too. Sounds good that I'm done, but I've got one more piece of crap lingering in my school-life. Tomorrow by 6pm I need to have my math final emailed to my teacher. It's 25 pages long and I need to scan it into my computer. I scanned it in page by page into one document. I send it, but my email says the attachment is to large to send. I just spent a half hour scanning this and now it says i cant send it. I tried compressing it, converting it, saving it differently. Nothing worked. How can I email 25 pages worth of a document? its like 2500KB. I'm just pissed that I'm not done after this 12 hour day.

Bible by Christmas

I found out that I need to read about 130 pages a day to make it by Christmas. Right now I don't see that happening. My goal is still Christmas, but I might have to change it to New Years. Also, my family is going to Iowa Dec. 22-24. I am not going b/c my freaking idiot of a manager is a retarded moron. At least I wont be home alone for Christmas Day. I'm trying to make today my last day of school and it's so hard. I have 3 tests for my online class. And I have a final for DC/AC that I haven't started yet. I just want to be done with this garbage!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bible by Christmas

Not sure why, but I've decided to try my hardest to read the bible by Christmas Day. I decided this last night and right now I'm on Genesis 26. Not a clue if it's possible, but I'd like to hope so. It's been absolutely amazing so far... even though I'm 26 chapters in. I have no clue why, but reading the bible now seems so different than ever before. In the past it's always been a drag to sit down and read the bible, but it's so different now. I will read this book any chance I get... I don't want to put it down. I know most of the stories I've read so far, but its incredibly thrilling to me how God works and how he never fails those who trust him. They say the best way to know God is to know His Word. I barely know his word, but I'm hoping to change that.
-Tone E.


I recently listened to a recorded message from a guy at SBR. It's about three years old. This guy was talking about his faith. He began by talking about his faith as a child and teenager. I swear my life is just like his. He said he grew up in a Christian home, being quite involved in church activities, obeying his parents, mainly being a good guy. To others, he seemed like a great Chirstian guy, but to him things just weren't right. For years he struggled with his relationship with God, and he couldn't figure out why. He eventually realized he had his faith in the wrong place. He had faith not in God, but in everything else. One thing he said that kinda hit me was he had faith in other people for having faith.
I think that I am the new millennium version of this guy. Ever since I was a young boy in Middle School till now I've struggled with having faith. I don't know what it is, but I'm just tired of living the way I am. I totally need to overhaul my heart. It's just not in the right place and it's about time I get it where it needs to be.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Youth Group

So you know I've been a leader in The Rock for awhile now. I told the kids that they would get a frosty once a month from me. I regret saying that because that's like 90% of the conversations I have with them. I don't regret it because frosties make them happy and I like making them happy. It's not necessary, probably a little unnecessary to buy frosties. I love hanging out with those kids and playing games and talking with them. I definitely couldn't think of a better way to spend my Sunday night.