Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Day, April 29th, 2010

Today started by waking up at 6:15 to get ready.

Dress shirt on,
Dress pants on,
Tie on,
Vest on,
Suit jacket on,

Glasses ;)

I then headed over to the Edmonds and we drove over to the Riegg's house and rode with them down to Salem for Teenpact graduation day. The rest of the day was spent filming Teenpact from every angle possible. The result? 24GB of footage. Fun to film, not so fun to load onto your computer.

Quick humorous story: I walked to the capitol building to get to the cafeteria to get some lunch, went up to an entrance, and pulled on the door. It was locked, and there was a sign saying "Public use other door." I turned around, and started walking away, and a security guard standing outside said "Hey, you need to get in?" I nodded, and he swiped his card and opened the door and said, "You look like you belong here anyway"

It's amazing what a suit, tie, and glasses can do :) So now I've been mistaken as a Senator, lawyer, and a lobbyist. Booya ;)

It was good to see some friends there though. Joe Radcliffe, Jimmy Brazell, Brianna Walden, to name a few. I'm hoping to see them all at some Teenpact alumni event :) We'll see.

We said goodbye to everyone, and drove back to the Riegg's house. The guys walked down to Thriftway and we bought some ice-cream cones, then we sat in on a debate theory discussion with Mr. Pipes and Chris. Some interesting things were said, good things to ponder. :)

After that, we headed back home, and had dinner (Mexican) and I checked my email till Joel and Kimi came over, and we just spent some time talking.

So now, here I am. Sitting here. Waiting. And wondering :)

Life isn't bad. It's not absolutely fascinating or anything. But not bad :)

Random thought for the day: Funny how when you tell about your own boring day, you can't see anything interesting in it. But when you hear about the day of someone you really care about, every word is incredible, breathtaking :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Day, April 28th, 2010

Meh. I really hate colds. I hate having to concentrate on breathing. It's.... pretty darn annoying :)

Sadly, the majority of my day consisted of me gradually recovering from my head cold. But I think I've mostly beaten it. So we shall see :)

Today I read a little more of my book (see last post), made some lunch, created a campaign logo for a friend, cleaned up some HTML and other things on my blog, and cleaned out all of my CF memory cards so that they're ready for filming tomorrow down in Salem (Teenpact).

Yes, not much in one day... but colds really slow one's productivity. It's quite sad.

Tonight I watched a basketball game, and talked to Brenna for awhile, just catching up since we haven't talked for awhile :) I miss a bunch of friends from Medford. Hopefully someday soon I can visit.

Random thought for the day: It is amazing to stop and realize how much one person can change your life. Even if a very short span of time. :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Day, April 27th, 2010

So last night was the cast party for Estranged Identity, which was nice. Spent the night in conversation with various people. Everyone under 20 ran down the street though to watch a building that was on fire. Only the second fire I've ever seen, so it was quite fascinating.

Exhausted, I didn't get back till nearly 11:00 and hit the hay at around 11:45.... Long day

Today I woke up late with a stuffy nose and a small headache as a consequence. I really hate colds, but when I have them, I just try to ignore them and continue on with my day. We'll see how that goes :)

Today has consisted of figuring out what to eat, eating, and trying to organize my summer schedule.... trying to figure out for the life of me what my summer schedule actually is. Prayer would be appreciated, it seems to be shaping into a pretty full one.

Other than that, I talked to my good friend Meghan, started a book called "How to Read a Book", and reviewed some old videos from last year. Life is. And that is all :)

Random thought for the day: I really like pictures. Lots of them :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Day, April 26th, 2010

This morning I woke up and after breakfast, I got the debate bug and started researching a few different debate cases, mainly for fun.

At around 11:45, Jed Ko picked me up and we headed over to Team Quest, where we're taking self-defense class and we worked on throwing punches and blocking while moving. It seems trivial, but throwing two technically correct punches while keeping your legs spaced and making sure to keep your hands up to protect your face is hard :P :)

Next we began to review different grappling techniques, the main one being a way of flipping a person who's on top of you off and into a triangle lock, basically cutting off the blood flow to their brain, and knocking them out.

To wrap up we spent 15 minutes practicing punches and kicks, alternating between the punching bag and our trainer.... I was dripping sweat by the time we were done.

I got back and spent some time reading over old emails and conversations that made me smile. There are days when pleasant memories are all that keep me going.

At 7:00, I'm heading off with the family to the cast party for Estranged Identity. Obviously, I can't write about something that hasn't happened :) But either tonight or tomorrow I'll write about it :)

It's raining cats and dogs out here... and the dog is on the table :) :) :)