Saturday, April 28, 2007

Stale Pop Tarts Suck

This would be a good song.

I feel like a wanderer. He he...Interesting experience. Majorly in transition at my house right now. Some interesting situations popped up, so I am currently crashing at my parent's place until we move out. The people we were renting from will no longer be renting out to us, so we are looking into moving in with a friend. Pray that that situation works out...

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Monday, April 23, 2007


Two more genetics lectures, four more chem lectures, one more lab test, three more chem tests, one more genetics tests, three more evo/eco lectures, one more evo/eco test, one more chem quiz, no more calc, one more case study, AND I'LL BE DONE!!!!!! Sweet, with two weeks to do it in. He he...That should be fun.
Ah, I have to go to chem lecture. Someday I'll do a legitimate post. Until then, ponder whether or not any of us should give a rip...


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My Boring Rant

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Attempting to remember verses in Matthew about worrying not adding any height to me. Not that I am wanting to be taller or anything. More like worrying about finals. So, here goes. I have a test on Wednesday. If I get a good grade on it, I have no more calculus for the rest of the semester, including a final. How sweet would that be? Um, very. I have enough to think about. Just one less thing.
Two case studies in genetics due. Working my butt off on those since I currently have a C in that class (I blame it on the group work.). One more chem lab writeup to do. No more gen chem labs ever. Lab test next Monday. Hmm, I'll study for that over the weekend.
Test in chemistry on Friday. I am almost a B in that crazy wicked class. Must pull up grade. Then comes finals. Two chemistry finals which go over last semester AND this semester. If I get in the 90th percentile on that, my grade automatically goes up one letter. I could go from B to A. I could have my B in genetics and an A in chem. Score! What a concept! Tuesday is my evo/eco exam. Not too worried about that.
Wednesday I'll have off. Thursday I may have off if I get out of my calc final. Then Friday. The scary genetics final which my prof already said would be hard. I'm shooting for 100+%. I need a better grade in that class.

Ah, so that is a summary of what is on my mind. Along with the fact that I need to go vacumn my car today. Talk about dirty. What else? Oh, moving out of the house I'm in right now, the fact that my lab prof is nowhere to be found which means I can't finish my writeup, food cause I'm hungry, the fact that boys are not on my mind-HA!-I'm leaving the country in less than a month, then leaving again in June, I need to go get shots this Friday-bugger!-I should probably run today, I don't know if I can run the 5K on Saturday, I doubt I have time for bible study wednesday, I need to teach Sunday school on Sunday....
Yeah, that is about ALL that is on my mind. :) He he....
Basically, life as I know it in the fun sense is over until Friday May 4th. Then the next day I will party, because I will be 19. What a concept...I still can't drink. He he. Just kidding.


Sunday, April 15, 2007

End of the Weekend

Allrighty then...

I have a little less than three weeks of school. It is flying by. In one sense, I am psyched; but in another freaking out, wondering how I can get all the info in my brain for all these tests. I'm so done stressing about life though. I went to the Mill again this last Friday, and we started a series on the facet of God being so completely unfathomable. We talked about the verse in Psalms that says God made all the stars and didn't forget one of them. When one considers that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand in the world and that when you look at stars on a clear night you only see a handful of those grains of sand, it can really put your brain in the right place concerning the sovereignty of God. What a comfort that He has a plan regardless of it all. It is in His hand, and I can completely rest in that. Who cares what comes at the end of this semester or the end of this day. God has it in His hands.

This is a new favorite song.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Someday I'll write a book with all the funny conversations science and math majors have that I either hear around campus or am a part of...

Today in chemistry lecture:
Karina: "What is Delta S of the universe?"
Me: "Total entropy of the universe".
Karina: *Face falls* "That's too big".

Yesterday in the math lab:
Dude 1: What is the optimal temperature for most compounds?
Dude 2: Well, most metals are supposed to be kept at X Fahrenheit. Remember that from the metal compounds lecture?
Dude 1: Well, how the heck do I keep my computer at that temperature?
Dude 3: Well, you could nitrogen blast it.
All: Laughing....

According to my calculus teacher, this equation (x^2+3xy+3y^2-2x+y-6=0) is a bimbo, therefore, we must use implicit differentiation.

Calc teacher: What is dx/dt?
Student: 2.5
Teacher: Why?
Student: I don't know.
Yeah, that is pretty much the case. I know the answer, but I have no clue why. :)

What would be even funnier than these conversations is if you guys didn't think they were funny. He he...This whole post is ridiculous.


Sunday, April 08, 2007

Memento mori

Memento mori.

I first heard that phrase in grad school. The professor was challenging us to consider that we've got a finite number of days on this earth, and that we should make the most of them. Psalm 90:12 reinforces this sober appeal: "So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom."

In the past few weeks, I've been reminded of our temporariness here. Like that jug of milk in my refrigerator, I've got an expiration date. And you do too. Every day there are new obituaries in our newspapers, listing the elderly and the young, the famous and the obscure. Each life loved by a parent, a spouse, a child, a friend. Their time has come to an end; they "have shuffled off this mortal coil" and moved on.

I confess that I do think about my untimely death sometimes, even though my wife doesn't want to hear me admit that. I think about the day my two daughters will no longer be able to see their papa. I think of all the things left undone, the opportunities missed. And I'm reminded of two things: that death is an unfathomable tragedy, and that I must embrace today as a priceless gift from the Lord -- a gift to be relished and a gift to be shared with others.

May we savor today, while being heartened by that day of hope when we finally see the Lord and our other loved ones face-to-face. May we live today in light of that day.

Memento mori. Remember that you too will die.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Thou Shalt

My world is brighter thanks to this movie. Thanks Emily. :)


Friday, April 06, 2007


So, I tried to dye my hair blue on Tuesday, but my hair is so dark it just tinted green. Interesting...:) I guess the whole do something weird thing worked. It is a little weird. You can only tell if you look really close.

I am working on my first research proposal. Wow...I have an opportunity to do summer research on lab rats and aging processes. I could make $2000.00. Excellent opportunity! I could do this and still have time to work and make some money for tuition and rent over the summer.

I am running for president or vice president of bio club and/or tri beta. He he...I love doing whatever I want regardless of weirdness points racked up.

So, they say a cat always lands on its feet and buttered bread always lands on the buttered side. What happens if you staple buttered bread, buttered side up, to a cat's back. Which side will land on the ground?

One more class for the day and I officially have three weeks of classes and one week of finals left. Whoopdeedoo! That means sixteen days of classes left. What a concept. I know I am coming to the end since I am finishing up a majority of my lab writeups and papers, leaving only studying left. It feels like the time has come to stop having fun and start studying has come. For example, this weekend, I have a formal chemistry lab writeup to do, a chemistry test to study for, a chemistry final to study for, a set of calculus homework to fix, and a set of calculus homework to do. And of course studying for genetics finals, evolution/ecology finals, and calculus is always looming ahead of me. Crossing my fingers for an A in calculus after this last test. If that is so, I don't have to take the final. Score!


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Check it!

It is the weekend before finals, but I am going to do my best to make this. Anyone else interested that lives in Colorado?...


Monday, April 02, 2007


Back to school today. I am ready to bust out this last 20 days/5 weeks of classes. Let's do it!

I am purposing to be more diligent in my commitments. I have gotten rid of a few committments that I was unable to be completely dedicated to, so that I can focus on fewer better.
1. Sunday school
2. Bible study Wednesday night
3. School-study more in between classes and at night
4. Vet's office once a week
5. Thursday night bible study when I have the time
6. Running/training for triathlon more diligently

Thank God for cancelled classes. This means I have a three hour break before my chemistry lab. I intend to go to Circuit City to see if I can get a part to get a CD player in my car and also study. I have a genetics test on Wednesday that I completely do not feel prepared for, calculus homework that will be due soon, and a lab writeup to do.