Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cape May

This is the first of several Jersey-trip-info posts. Here are some pictures of Cape May, my first date with Katie....
On the beach, there is an old WW2 bunker. This concrete structure was built to hold defensive coastal guns, in case we were invaded. When it was built, the shore was 900 feet away. Now, it is ON TOP OF THE EDGE.
<--You can see from this picture that the water is right under the old, heavy bunker. I wonder how much longer it will stand?

After walking along the beach for a while, we went to look through and climb up the Cape May Lighthouse. There is a lot of history in the old lighthouse. On our way down (199 stairs one-way), on of the attendants offered to take our picture. A big thanks to the attendant-whose-name-I can't-remember!

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the OUTSIDE of the lighthouse..... Oh, well, maybe next time.

We had fun. I'll post again later about more of this trip.

Till next time, Viper1 out.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Still around........Back in Jersey........It's official!

Ok. Sorry to anyone who cares, but I have forgotten to post in a while.
Yes, I DID surrvive "First Contact" fact, I'm back in Jersey right now.

School went well for the last half of the semester, the first 2/3s of the summer went well, and I actually look forward to going back to IBC next semester [barely a month away].

Anyway, as I said, I'm back in Jersey. Visiting the Osbornes. Dating Katelyn.
Yes, DATING. For REAL!!!! Her father gave me permission, and she agreed.
.....Well, maybe "courting" would be a better word than "dating". Pick whichever word you like better.

Yesterday--actually two days ago now-- I went on my first ever REAL date. Katelyn and I, with her mother as chaperon[sp?], went to Cape May Point. Katie and I enjoyed a nice walk on the beach, a trip to the top of the Cape Lighthouse, and a round of McFlurries.

Thank You to any and all who have prayed for me that I would find "her". ..... I really do belive that God has finally brought her into my life.

[maybe i'll post pics soon] Till next time, Viper 1-out.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Well, Precious is back, and in working order. :)

Also, I get to have a very....interesting weekend the week. I wonder what South Jersey will think of me.......

Updates will follow....if I survive "First Contact" that is......

Viper1 out.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Precious in the ICU....

Ok, so you know that precious [my laptop] broke.
Precious is currently at HP's tech center getting fixed.
The only BAD thing is that I have to wait till April 14 to get Precious back......

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Post..........about time I guess....

ok....... New post...

Well, my laptop died on me. I went to turn it off when I went to bed, and found that it was still on when I woke up.

After a long, grueling search for answers, I decided to talk to HP to see if they could help.

Turns out, they can.......FOR FREE!!!!!

Also, an update......
Katie is still the prettiest girl in the FAR! :)

My bus is GROWING!!---one of my bus kids just got saved today.

DR.Pepper is STILL the only soda worthy of my taste.

......I'm gonna take a nap now.....
Until Next time......

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Long Time...No post

Well, its been almost a month since I last posted.

Right now, I'm in PA, doing the recording with the Tour Groups for the college CD...

Marty, the man who runs the studio here is a COOL guy. He's fun, knows his stuff, and he's funny too. He's also a generous host. THANKS MARTY!!

We're having a lot of fun with this recording. I can't wait to hear the finished product.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 it's been a while.....

ok...... So I've not posted in a while....... Sorry folks.

Last thing I told all of you about in my life was the first day of school. Well, alot's happened since then. Classes have been going along nicely(....mostly). World History 2 still needs a LOT of work, but it's.....somewhat bearable.

I've gotten back to the Staples here on Long Island. Business there is still slow, the GM is still ....unique. Jim is still a good manager. And I'm still there. ;-)

The main reason I haven't updated is that I've been......distracted. You see, I have started "talking" with this girl. She is, in my opinion, quite pretty--inside and out. I would like to request that any Christian who reads this post pray for me. I need wisdom.......and patience.

Well, that's all for now. I'll try to update more regularly.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bug's Tag......

Ok.... so it took me over a week to get around to doing it, but I'm finally replying to Bug's tag....
Apparently, this is what I have to do:
1. Fill in your memories of 2008.
2. Link my blog to yours. (Or my profile, at least.) [I don't know how. Please assist]
3. Tag others, and comment on their blogs so they know they've been tagged.

~A good book I read~
Trial by Fire by Harold Coyle

~A great film/movie I watched~
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

~A new place I visited~

~An inspiring verse or quote I read~
He who animates the old in order to understand the new is worthy to be a teacher ~Confucious (not an exact quote)

~A new skill I acquired~
the ability to blog

~A lesson I learned~
The Lord provides..... in HIS time

~A moment I will always remember~
Helping the Brown Bears achieve 2nd place at Trinity Baptist Camp --GO BEARS!!!!!

And there you have it. That was it. Unfoutunately...... I don't have anyone to tag...... Have a nice night everyone! I hope it don't take so long to post again!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

First Day of Class.....continued

Ok. So its not as bad as it could be. Homiletics turned out to be ok, and Tests & Measurements seems like it will be fun. So, on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, I will only suffer through the first half of the day.

I'll update again tomorrow with the reply to Bug's "Tag".......

First Day of Class

Well, the 2nd semester is here.
My Monday, Wednesday, Friday classes are Trigonometry, World History 2, Homiletics, and Tests and Measurements.
Tuesday and Thursday are easier with only Leadership and Desktop Publishing.

So far, classes are going ok. Though History could use some work... Tried to will the teacher into quiting early.... so much for Jedi Mind Tricks..........

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Upside to Dorm Life

Well, I'm back in New York. The tooth stayed home, but the meds came with me. The ferry ride from CT to Long Island was very smooth and relaxing.

I got back to the dorms to find my desk broken. I found this out the hard way when I went to move it over 3 feet. I was trying to do it the right way: team-lift and move. Someone else, on the other hand, decided to slide it some unknown time earlier in the break when I was in CT. ALL of the connecting screws were torn out and the surrounding wood ripped to shreds. So, I got a new desk and assembled it. Quite fun while on meds actually. (seriously, it was!)

Anyway, the title says upside to dorm life, not downside. The first upside is this: NO SMALL CAPACITY WATER HEATER!!! My shower this morning was nice and long, free from the fear of cold water. Back home, the hot water lasts 6 minutes tops. Here, I can take as long as I want (provided there is no one waiting of course)

The other upside is this: NO NEED FOR TV!!!!! Who needs TV when they can watch the drama go on in the dorms around them?? lol! People are stupid sometimes, and it can be fun to watch. ...from a safe distance of course...

Friday, January 16, 2009

The tooth is clear!!!

Well, that's it. Two wisdom teeth gone. The top one went with no complaints, but the bottom took about 35 minutes to extract. At the moment, I'm still numb. When the Novocaine wears off.....

The dentist let me keep the top tooth. The bottom one came out in pieces, so it has moved on to the Great Hereafter. Yes, Hannah, I will try to bring it with me. ...On the other hand, I might leave it here so that Mom still has a piece of me in the house (literally)...

Tomorrow, I go back to IBCo. I'll get on the ferry tomorrow morning, and 3 hours later, I'll be in my dorm room. ...Ah.... dorm life....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

End of the Season

Well, Christmas break nears its end. Saturday, I go back to college. Communal bathrooms, a single mini fridge for the dorm, shared laundry machines, cafeteria food (though they do try), etc, etc... I enjoyed it while it lasted, but I must go back. Oh well.

Friday, I get my wisdom teeth removed. I've heard many... interesting stories from people. When I lose them, I'll update everyone. I wonder if it will be... draining...

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Gallbladderless One

Congratulations to Hannah on surviving her surgery!! Not only did she come out ok, but she got pictures too.---Even a DVD of the surgery!!

Now, as far as I understand --Correct me if I'm wrong, Hannah--she had been unable to eat for most of the past month. After much time with doctors going through tests, her gallbladder was finally identified as the source of her problem. The surgeon removed her heavily diseased gallbladder, and she can now eat again!

In comparison, my tooth problem is nothing. A diseased gallbladder could kill; a tooth is merely an annoyance.

....I want to see that DVD....

"Execute Order 66"

That was the infamous line spoken by Palpatine in Star Wars Ep3 that caused the death of countless Jedi. 1089 days after the Battle of Geonosis, the clone troopers were ordered to kill their Jedi commanders.

I just finished reading the Republic Commando novel Order 66, which (obviously) takes place during this time period. It was a very well-written book. I won't give any spoilers, but .... well, you'll just have to read it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Well, the dentist had relatively good news for me. While I do need to lose two teeth (via surgical extraction), he can get me in next Friday. Even though this IS the day before I go back to college, at least it will be done in time.

On a much lighter note, I now have the insane desire to get one of those ...chair things the dentists have. It's like a recliner that has a built-in TV and light and water fountain and tray, and all that. It's COOL!!! The only problem is that it's worth several thousand dollars.........

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Before you drill, check out the tooth

Well, I go in for my exam with the dentist at 11:15am tomorrow. Hopefully, I can get everything checked out and done quickly. Odds are, they will only look at the teeth and I will have to come back later for any procedures that need to be done.

I don't want to gross anyone out, so I won't post any pictures or give graphic details... beyond the fact that my lower-left gum is splitting apart like the great continental-divide.

Amazingly, I can still ignore the pain....sort of. I would like to request the prayers of those who might read this posting. Mostly I just want this fixed ASAP.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Well, it happens to most people. The wisdom tooth has a problem coming in. Pain is prevalent while chewing.
But through it all, the is a bit of good news: the dentist HAS an opening on short notice!!!

The problem, it hurts to open my mouth too much, or blow too hard either. Makes trying to lead bus songs a problem.
Oh, well. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Until We Meet Again....

Well, almost all of my friends will be back at their colleges tomorrow evening. Everyone else will be back on Saturday. My sister goes back to school (high school) tomorrow morning. That leaves me with about 12 days of... just... quiet and work. I go back to college on the 17th, so I'm getting an extra week of Christmas Vacation. That's seven extra days of home-cooked food, a bathroom to myself, and NO LIGHTS OUT.

To all my friends not attending IBCo: good luck, study hard, and remember to keep God as the focus.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Clone Wars

I don't know how many of you know this, but there is a Star Wars CGI series called The Clone Wars. It airs every Friday on Cartoon Network. Unfortunately, I don't get Cartoon Network on my family's basic cable plan...
Thankfully, has an online marathon of the first 10 episodes! WOHOO!!!!, here I come!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome back, Comrade!

For Christmas, my parents bought me the latest game in the Command and Conquer series. Red Alert 3 (RA3). EA got a little..... creative with this one, and completely undid the storyline they had built in the previous RA games. Nevertheless, crushing the opposition beneath the treads of the Apocalypse Tank or devastatins bombing runs with the Kirov Airship are still fun. Now, there is a new faction to play as: The Empire of the Rising Sun (Japan). Of course the Allies are still present, with all the same goodies you'd expect.

Anyway, I just finished the Soviet and Allied campaigns on medium difficulty. I was up 'till 2am, but it was worth it... I think...