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Yep, I had my birthday. It was a nice quiet event. Opened a few gifts. Then on Wednesday, I went to dinner and bowling with a bunch of friends from work. It was really fun.

Didn’t quite match my personal best of 131 from last year, but not too far off with 113.

We played 1.5 games and I started off each game with a strike in the first frame.

That’s about it from here. OH, yeah, and I am reading a new book series that I absolutely love. The Wheel of Time So far I have read book one and have now started in on book two. As probably expected for me, it is a fantasy series and while it does not match Lord of the Rings in my eyes, there are some great characters and good story line. There are 11 books total with one more being written, so it’s nice that I have so many to look forward to.

And that is the plan for the weekend: to Read.


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I learned that regarding the job I interviewed for, no decision has been made. It looks like they are still waiting for one individual to come back from out of town/being sick to come to any decision.

Also….I learned that “informally” I passed comps. What does that mean? Well, From a very informed person at school (professor/advisor) I was told I passed. Although the official notification has not come yet and I don’t know when it will. Thanks so much for everyone who prayed for me and my “day of doom” test.

With that down, I just have 3 classes to pass and the MA is done! (THATS CRAZY!!!!)

oh yeah…how could I have forgot for so long (its not like I have been busy or anything) but only 5 days and then it is my Birthday!


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Chilling in WA State

I am in Washington for a few days for my brother’s wedding. So far it has been pretty busy with wedding stuff as well as my annual Cardiology appointments (which went well). We also had a birthday party for my nieces tonight. Plus worship practice. My other bro. Is leading worship time for a service on Sunday and it worked out for me to participate. Yeah!

Tomorrow morning, its more errands to run and an eye doctor’s appointment.

It has been great catching up with family. Hopefully the next couple of days I will be able to catch up with friends too.

It has been rainy here which is very unusual for July in Washington. We are hoping that the rain will hold off on Saturday so they can take some outside photos for the Wedding.

Ok, its the first time I get to sleep in a bed and I am quite tired. Night!

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Canadian Christianity

I am now done with going to class.

I have a few more things to get done, like the book I am supposed to be reading right now. It is called “Borderland Religion: The emergence of an English-Canadian Identity, 1792-1852” The overall topic is pretty interesting, Its just that my brain has already started checking out. I have about 160 more pages to read and then write a paper about it, which is due on Monday.

Other than that, I have a final on Wednesday that I need to study for and with that final is one take home question that I need to finish before I go to take the test.

I cannot wait until Wednesday after 3:30!!!!

Oh, right, I also have work all of next week which is a good thing. And birthday celebrations for one of my roommates, and cleaning and packing to do before I head to WA state. Should be a good, yet busy week.

Now I just need to keep plugging away on my book….


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Birthday Photos

Ok, as promised, here are a couple of photos from my birthday.

This is from our Friday night dinner downtown. We (my roommates and I) are a little on the “damp” side due to a thunder storm. My hair started out the evening straight.

Here are two pictures of my cake that my roommates made me.

Trogdor the Burninator!


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Birthday weekend

Thanks for all of the birthday greetings! I had a wonderful dinner downtown on Friday with my roommates & one other friend. I had a surprise birthday party on Saturday. (wait until I post a picture of my cake. It was Awesome!!!!! —-And had something to do with homestarrunner). I got a free movie rental. I did not even know it would be free, but I was filling out the paperwork for a rental card and while I filled in my birthday info I exclaimed “today! My birthday is today!” then the guy at the counter told me I got to have a free rental.

I will post more info & pictures when I have a chance.


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I just learned that Martin Luther was born on November 10th, one day before me. That’s kind of cool.

This Friday, the 10th, a group of us are planning taking the train into downtown for dinner for my birthday. On Saturday, I will be celebrating my birthday by …..Doing Homework! YEAH! Why homework on my birthday? Because after my birthday there is only 12 days until I fly to Dallas for thanksgiving! YEAH!


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17 days

I told someone that today was two months until Christmas. They then proceeded to ask me how many days until my birthday. Usually, I count down and know the answer right away. I was surprised to learn that I did not know right off hand. I guess I have been so busy thinking about my homework, I did not realize it was coming soon.

SO, only 17 days until I turn the big 26, which is CRAZY!!!! I will be (actually, already am, since your age counts the time that has already passed) closer to 30 than 20. That make me feel old.

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Well, only a couple hours left of being 24.

I love my birthday, but this one is going to be a little bit of a downer. Can’t top last year when my friends from out of town surprised me.

Even though it will be a national holiday tomorrow, I still get to work. It will be only the second time I have ever had to work on my birthday. When I was in school we always go it off.


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Home Again

I am home again. Still have not had time to post about my trip. Sorry for the delay.

It is currently raining here. I love the rain!

Only 1 wk to go before I hit the quarter Century Mark. 🙂

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