Wednesday, June 30, 2004

A Reflection

I'm going to try to write a more thoughtful entry, although I'm not sure how successful I will be. A lot of people say it's supposed to be an easy way to express feelings and thoughts, although, I don't think it's ever been easy for me. Of course I'm not good at expressing thoughts and feelings verbally either. This entry is a reflection on what I've taken in over the past few years on Christianity.
I guess to start off with I'll talk about my religious background. I was baptized Catholic at a very early age, and have been raised Catholic ever since. My parents, mainly my mom, raised me to be the good person that I've been told I am so many times. But I'm not so sure how good of a Christian I am. In the world sense of things, I would say I am a good person. I might even go so far as to say I'm a really good person. However, in the Christian sense, I know that I am lacking.
Although I believe I have a stronger fire burning in me now to learn and follow The Word, that's not the way it used to be. Through the years, I have been content with my religion, sticking by it in a sort of "patriotic" way, but never really trying to learn what my faith was about. Upon entering college, a whole new array of denominations was brought into view. Just being in this different atmosphere has changed my perspective on things. I remember first moving down here and getting to know the friends I have a now, a very large portion of them listened to Christian music. Back in northern Kentucky, this is not unheard of, but, at least as far as I know, not popular. It surprised me to see so many people my age praising God in this way. I don't know if it's a Catholic thing or not, but it seems most Catholics my age do not have a passion for God and further study and examination of their own religion like people from other Christian denominations that I've met. I started attending church with friends, and experienced people and services with greater passion for worship and learning The Word.
Needless to say, this inspired me to learn the word and actually put it into action. However, I keep finding myself in rutts, wanting to climb out and learn more, but I always want motivation to get me going.
I just opened the Bible to a random spot looking for help, and this is what I came to:
Happy those who do not follow the counsel of the wicked, nor go the way of sinners, nor sit in company with scoffers. Rather, the law of the Lord is their joy; God's law they study day and night. They are like a tree planted near streams of water, that yields its fruit in season; its leaves never wither; whatever they do prospers.

Psalm 1: 1-3

Hey, this sounds like motivation to me :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2004


Hey I just wanted to post a couple of things I overheard at the pool today that I thought were funny...

Adult African American male: ...and the next thing I know my pants fall down and there's a kid up under my butt cheeks.


kid 1: Look at my butt! I got a huge butt!

kid 2: OH, That's nasty!

Friday, June 25, 2004

Singin' in the rain

I love to sing, as I kind of hinted at in this entry. I would say this is my favorite thing to do, other than play frisbee and dream about Subaru's of course. If you want some music that is really fun to sing to and you can never get tired of (at least this is how it is with me) then O.A.R. is the band for you. The reason I love these guys is because...well my friend Robb has a nice way of putting it, "they are too happy". But other than that, I think these guys have good messages and, just good music. I hope you guys enjoy. And if you got any beef with my boys, just leave a comment and I'll set you straight.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Go Mahna Mahna!

Hey alright. Score 1 win (13-11) for Mahna Mahna minus forfeit wins (I like to call it our 2nd legitimate win because Mahna came out on top during a forfeit scrimmage.) Despite the fact that we won this game, I don't think we played to the best of our ability. Two games ago, we played a much more brilliant game of Ultimate (frisbee). But that's ok. Our brilliance as a team will shine on in our last two games of the season and once again during the tournament.
Speaking of tournaments, some of my friends and I will be hucking it up in an Ultimate tournament for Speed Olympics. Check out the Ultimate Engineers team roster.
Stay tuned everyone.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Ah, fresh air :)

I was out driving to day, for work. I had to go to Lowes to buy some supplies. This, by the way, occurs at least once a day for coops working for Messer Construction. So, I'm out doing my thing, pimpin in the Civic as usual, letting the breeze blow through my hair, singing to O.A.R. at the top of my lungs, when I look around...and notice that nobody else has their windows down. What the bleap, I wonder. It's a beautiful day out. Not too hot or humid. Why is nobody enjoying the fresh air? Is it because they didn't want others to hear their singing, they didn't want to hear my singing, they didn't know it was a nice day, they hate fresh air...I don't know. Eh, I gave up thinking about it and went back to enjoying myself. They don't know what they are missing.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Waterfront Ultimate Rocks

Everyone check out the new blog soley about the sport of Ultimate (frisbee) taking place at Louisville Waterfront Park. The only thing better than that could be a Subaru, but that's a close call. Enjoy.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Got Subaru?...Huh?

I guess I can explain the title of my blog, for those of you staring at it in confusion. I personally stare at it in amazement. Well, for those of you who don't know me, or for those of you who know me very little, I love Subaru's. I've loved Subaru's since June 10th 1997. That was the date my dearest mother bought her very own (I liked to call it my own as well) Subaru Outback Sport. This pretty blue sport wagon (Stop laughing, the real beauty is not what's on the outside, but what's on the inside. In this case, and in the case of every modern Subaru, the beauty of all-wheel-drive.) I really didn't believe that all-wheel-drive could make such a difference, but I was young and stupid. After getting my license in the summer of 1999, I soon became very attached to my mother's car, even though I had a kick @ss 1989 Toyota Tercel. Driving the Subaru for the first time was a dream come true. That AWD was something else. Starting some research I found out quickly that Subaru is a world rally leader with the overseas WRC rally car. Finding out that the street version of the rally car was coming to the states, the Subaru Impreza WRX, I was overjoyed, and when I found out that soon following the STi version would be here, I went ape sh**. Even though the older model body style is in my opinion (and for a fact) way better looking, I still love the new models for what they can do. So, in case you are around me and I just so happen to start freaking out...don't worry, it's normal. A Subaru just passed by. Maybe by being around me enough, you'll be able to tell what model vehicle passed by by the tone and intensity of my voice.
Oh, just as a note...if the only reason you are a Subaru fan is because of the WRX coming to the states, then you are not a Subaru fan. Well, I hope this better explains my passion for Subaru's. But as most don't, you probably won't understand fully.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Post #2: My Day, so far.

Today started off to be another typical day. And I'm pretty sure it will end just like the days of my recent past. I woke up this morning around 7:00, 8:00, or 9:00 (I'm not sure what time it was exactly, but I think that is a pretty good estimation) to the sound of my roommate, M.W. Morris getting ready for work. "Hey Mikey!", he says. I just smile and roll back over. 10:00, 11:00 roll around and it's time for me to get up. I put on my 2nd best pair of khaki pants and a carefully selected shirt, ate breakfast, and headed out to work for a couple hours. One thing I like about my job, although I can't really say I like my job all that much, is that I don't have to sit in a cubicle or be stuck inside an office all day. I am working at the Louisville International Airport with Messer. For those of you who don't know, the airport is getting expanded and remodeled. I worked there for my last coop so it's cool to see the project come together. The main duty that my bosses have given me is to put together deficiency/punch lists for the areas nearing completion, and to get the subcontractors in gear to complete their portions of these lists. A deficiency list basically contains items that still need to be completed before an area can be turned over to the owner. This job is surprisingly difficult due to the fact that most subcontractors do not want to follow orders from a younger, less experienced coop. However, there are contractors that work very well with me.
So anyway, I got to work today, and I had a walk through meeting with Rob, from our caulking subcontractor. I took him around the Ticketing and Baggage levels of the airport and pointed out areas that still needed to be caulked. Rob is one of those guys that works well with me.
After all that business, I got the bleap out of there, and called my good pal Dave. We had a date to eat lunch downtown. We ate at a pizza place, I believe it was called Luigi's. They had some good pizza there. After lunch we walked around and checked out some horses, Michael Buble, the waterfront, and tried to plan tossing a frisbee from the rooftop of the building Dave works in.
I'm back at the apartment now. I going to head to the gym and get huge here soon. Then it's off to work again from 8p-2:30a. Take care guys. I'm out.

Friday, June 04, 2004

My firstest post ever!!

Whoa ho now! This is too much. I'm actually posting something on the internet. Isn't technology crazy?! Ok I'm done now. Phew, that wore me out.