Saturday, March 31, 2007

Toto, we ain’t in Cali no more!!

So while Sarah is off to enjoy the California sun this week, I observed a rarity for me here in the mid-west.

You know those weird radio things that come on at the most random times? The ones that are preceded with this weird electronically generated noise that sounds like “eee-rrr” “eee-rrr”, and then are followed by this guy saying, “this is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System, this is only a test.”

Well I heard that today but it was not followed by the “test” guy, but with an actually emergency! Several counties to the west are having tornado sightings and everyone is strongly advised to drop what they are doing and seek shelter, if no shelter is available they are to lie flat in a ditch while covering there head. WOW, never heard that in Cali! Now do not fret, for those that are likely to… If the sirens sound, I have a great underground basement, I know where all our important documents are and my camera has a fresh battery and an empty memory card in it. I am well prepared for any emergency.

(The image at the top was taken during this storm, several hours after the "tornado watch" had passed)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Political ponderings-Sarah

I ran across a must read today from the Christianity Today website in regards to the upcoming presidential election (click here for full article). He raises some great questions that I'd love to see at least one candidate get up enough guts to honestly and really address.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Adventures in Apartment Living part 3

How to throw a rageing birthday party...compliments of our next door neighbors.
-Start the party at 3:00am
-Make sure there are at least 80 people crammed into your small apartment
-Charge a $10 cover fee to get in. (shoot, that's like $800 bucks in 1 night!)
-Make sure you break at least 2 bar stools and 1 screen door
-Have 1 person be the designated police look out, so that when the police do come, you can turn the lights off and tell everyone to be quite 2 minutes in advance.
-Make sure you have a warrant out for your arrest! It adds to the fun!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This is what happens when a film crew gets stranded.

At Greek Conference, we got stuck because the gas tank was frozen. After about 4 hours we did get it going so we could drive home... but in the mean time we had to come up with something to entertain ourselves.

happy watching

Friday, March 02, 2007

So that's why I went to college- by Sarah

Well, I've been out of college 4 years now and I think I have always wondered why I was a history major. (I'm sure my parents have been asking that question in silent desperation as well.) I started my new job yesterday and out of the blue my first two days have been filled with editing articles that will be going into an alumni publication that is coming out this next month. Crazy! All those late nights trying to figure out if my history essay was actually proving that Russia won the Cold War are paying off (hmm...maybe that's why I failed Cold War History). I'm actually using my writing skills for something!

While I wont be doing editing for most of my job, it's nice to put my rusty writing skills to use. It's cool that God has a purpose behind every detail of my life.

For those of you who haven't heard, I took a part time job working with InterVarsity's Alumni department. I'll be working there 20 hours a week mostly helping maintain the data base and then will have the opportunity to help out on other alumni projects along the way.

Transition...transition. I feel like that's all I've done the past year. I have to admit that while I love where I am at now, I definately feel like I have reverted back to being a kindergardener tring to figure out how to use crayons and glue and learning for the first time that there are really unspoken rules to how things work. At least this time around I know not to eat the glue!