February 14, 2005 @ 11:21 pm by sean
<-----Sean Gleason made that for me. He's such a sweetie. It's a picture of me though, so I'm not sure how long I'll keep it up there.
Things to say, but no time to say them. Much reading concerning copyright laws is to be done. I get to make an illustration from the reading instead of write a paper, I wish I could do that for my ‘thinking across cultures’. The two girls from Holland are a few computers away speaking Dutch. Right? It’s neat to hear something not English, or even Spanish for that matter.
This was a great weekend. As I already said, Friday was a lot of fun. I feel a little older when I hang out with Lauren. She’s different somehow. Maybe because there is so little school involved when we hang out. I met Julia’s mom too. That was worth mentioning for some reason I guess. Saturday I took some non-drowsy medication because I wasn’t feeling to great, and it knocked me out. I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t stay awake at first, and then I realized it was the medicine and just let it happen. I lost a lot of valuable homework time. I don’t like taking medication. I’m not straight edge, but if I’m sick, or tired something, I’d rather fix the problem by getting the proper amount of sleep or eating healthier, not fixing it with drugs. I drink wine because I like the taste, not because the alcohal can make me drunk. That’s why I don’t drink enough to get drunk. After I woke up and finished my history of civ. homework, I went to Bucca’s with Jess and Kevin and Brian and Matt and Kate and Rachel and Brandon and Chris. It was a grand time. I hadn’t talked to Brain and Matt as much as I have lately, and they have interesting stories and opinions. It was really fun. We walked around town a little. A guy on the L was talking to himself, but kind of looking at other people. I wanted to listen to what he had to say, but society tells me people like him are dangerous, so avoid them. We weren’t on the red line long so I didn’t move and listen to him. He might not have been speaking english either. It sounded Spanish sometimes. When we came back I went right to bed. No, that doesn’t seem right. I did something, I don’t remember what. Hm. Sunday I went to church with Lauren. I hope I can fix my car soon so I can get back to 2nd B. She took me to Harvest of Elgin, where she goes. I have a hard time dealing with money and christians in the same context, so I wrongly immediately form biases against places like Harvest. I know they do lots of good things with their money, it just still seems like an unnecessary lifestyle. I learned that when the early church didn’t have enough food to give, they all fasted so they could give food. Why should I have money and things if there are still people that don’t? I don’t want nice things until I know everyone else can have nice things. That is a blanket statement, and I am separating nice from high quality. I think it is a christian obligation to purchase things of high quality, but there are nice things I don’t need and can live without and are unnecessary to my existance if it means other people who have less or things of poorer quality than what I have, can get better things. What’s the point of having nice things when someone can’t afford food? We are all in this together, and I want everyone to be at the same level. Perhaps it can be seen why I find communism attractive. Harvest isn’t bad, money isn’t bad, it is just the meat sacrificed to idols I don’t think I should eat; but others can eat it if they want to and I won’t hold it against them. I did homework the rest of the day Sunday.
How natives get to Hawaii? If you know, don’t say yet, I’m still coming up with possibilities in my head. But it’s so far from anything, how’d they get there?
I’ve been thinking about Brittany a lot lately. Relatively. Once every few weeks would be a lot. I wonder how much my life would be different had she stayed last year, or if it’d be different. I wonder what she’s doing now.
I’m interested in people, but I’m not really that interested in people who are primarily interested in themself.
Thanks to Kevin, and Rachel and Sarah for the crush cans. I got a red one too, with insurance! I guess whomever sent it, didn’t want me to know I sent it to myself.
I’ll reply to e-mails soon, I promise.
^Neat, but I’m not sure I’m okay with it.
I got this in an e-mail. I found it interesting. As far as I know factual too.
1. The garden of Eden was in Iraq.
2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization!
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq.
4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq.
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq!
6. Isaac’s wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq.
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq.
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh – which is in Iraq.
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel.
10. Amos cried out in Iraq!
11. Babylon, which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem.
12. Daniel was in the lion’s den in Iraq!
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been
in Iraq also as the fourth person in the fiery furnace!)
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the “writing on the wall” in
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq.
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq.
17. The wise men were from Iraq.
18. Peter preached in Iraq.
19. The “Empire of Man” described in Revelation is called Babylon, which was a city in Iraq!
And you have probably seen this one. Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible. But do you know which nation is second? It is Iraq! However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible. The names used in the Bible are Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia. The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The name Iraq, means country with deep roots.
Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant
in the Bible.
No other nation, except Israel, has more history and prophecy associated it than Iraq.
And also… This is something to think about! Since America is
represented by an eagle. Saddam should have read up on his Muslim
The following verse is from the Koran,
Koran ( 9:11 ) – For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a
fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the
of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still
rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and