September 29, 2006
he's got the moves.
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September 21, 2006
college. yesterday meghan and i took a long walk to the ucla campus for the very first time. i miss college kinda. i miss the roommates i had and the neighbors. 21 prospect, the green house... fun times. also we discussed how after you grauduate you lose that sense of community. which at the time... sucks. also since taking the walk yesteryday the past day and a half i've recieved e-mails from former teachers one from hs and one from college. weird. anyways.... UCLA is a pretty sweet campus. big old buildings. and since i never went to a big 10 college or even cared about football... i had no idea that they play background noise (like you're at a game) while the football team practices.
but anyways... those were the college dayzzzzz.
September 17, 2006
i went to the mountains for a retreat this weekend... we had a bonfire lastnight and after roasting a marshmallow i saw some swinging in the distance. what was it? it was a rope swing! it was pretty sweet. it was high up on a platform where you swing over rocks and even the parking lot down the hill. people were doing it and i thought... "man, that looks easy." so i got in line with two of my friends and we waited in anticipation. jeff rocked it. raquel was a little nervous... i told her, "you got this one." i was cheering everyone on. she conquered it.
it was my turn to step up to the plate. like i said... it looked pretty simple. picture tarzan for instance - swinging through the trees holding on to the top of the rope. this rope swing was a little safer where you slipped one foot into the bottom loop, had two loops to put around your wrists while you grasp onto the rope. the main directions when leaving the platform were pretty much step like you were climbing up a ladder and pull the rope close to you and swinggggg. yes, easy for some.... but not ME.
i got up to the platform... did all those things. i guess my excuse [or other people's excuses for me] was a lot of people were telling me what to do and i guess i lost my concentration. MAYBE i hesitated or just got a little nervous and DIDN'T step into it. i pulled the rope down which then made my foot NOT go in the loop. so i held on tight and was swinging in the air. swinging in the air really felt good! it did. once i was a little closer to the ground i scraped over the rocks and thought hey that wasn't so bad. but a few friends ran to my rescue to stop me so i wouldn't swing out again.
i have no idea what i looked like. but i'm sure it was pretty ridiculous and perhaps a little like an uncoordinated tarzan swinging from the trees.
was this my blunder of the week?? i think so.
i got some rope burn on my hands and some scrapes on my feet... but hey it was worth it!
after thinking about it today... if i was on a reality television show say, one of those shows where they bring all the real worlders together to compete - i can just imagine some of my friends dialogue or at least mockumentary commentary.
haha. i wish i had some video or at least a picture.
edit: i guess i could have fallen 30 feet and broken something or been in the hospital. WOAH!
September 14, 2006
today was a good day
it was. it was overcast outside and colder... i like that. also it was a bit misty in the morning... that was good too. switching up the weather pattern is good at times.
but the best part was having lunch with the big boss dude at my company. it was great! he's learning english and it was so much fun talking with him. he's from spain and pretty hilarious. my duty is to speak english only to him and only after he becomes fluent, then can i learn spanish. haha. i love working with people from other countries. it's pretty sweet. i learn a ton and attempt to explain the laws that america has.
yes, that was my good day.
and man do i ever need to learn espanol. senior earl why didn't i take spanish seriously in HS? and why did i get my BS in college? dang.
September 9, 2006
exciting stuff or not so exciting stuff
i really haven't had much to post about in the past weeks. things haven't been all too exciting.
labor day weekend was good. i went to the beach! i haven't been in a while... i loved swimming with the waves. my boss left her surf board so me and my roommate are going to take it out one of these weekends and try surfing for the first time!
the best part of this past week was playing night tennis! i've never played at night under lights before... it was so much fun. we made a pact to play at least once a week. i hope it sticks!
who knows whats in store these next months. i'll continue to keep working my jobs ...and fall isn't coming. i love my colors! what will i do?
i'm still working on my short film. it's really coming together... we are in the midst of rewrites. here's the link to our little blog about it. http://www.somewherebetweenyouandi.blogspot.com
we will be having a website soon.
that's all that's been going on in my world.