Sep 26, 2004

I haven’t been motivated to write lately. I have been keeping busy with lots of activities in the past few weeks. Here are the highlights:

  • The new work schedule is taking some time to get used to. I am a night owl – getting up at 4am is killing me. The past few days I have had to take a nap right after work. Two hours will keep me going until about 10pm. I’ve also had to adjust my eating habits. I was making a big dinner and bringing it to work when I was on the swing shift. When I started working days, I brought the dinner food for lunch. It was way to much and now I’m just bringing a sandwich and some chips and fruit. I can save dinner for, well… dinner. Seems to be getting better.
  • My friend Katie, who I used to work with at SWK, was in town for a few days this past week. I met up with her and her co-worker for dinner one evening. They weren’t interested in seeing any sights – the conference they were attending wore them out and they just wanted to chill. It was nice to have some company and to see a familiar face.
  • I joined a Fantasy Football league with my coworkers back at RFL in Austin. So far, my team sucks. I didn’t get a chance to prerank my players for the draft and I ended up with crap players. Anyway, after week two, I am in dead last place – 14 of 14. This week I am playing number 13 – so this week’s game is a battle for last place. Yee haw.
  • I have been going to Crosspoint DC for church Sunday evenings. Their annual fall retreat is this coming weekend. I found someone to work for me Sunday morning and have signed up to go. I also volunteered to take pictures throughout the event and then work with a team to create a photo slide show to show on the last day. I have done something similar in the past, but we had to scan in digital pictures. This time we’ll use digital cameras, we’ll just need to download and go. I am also considering renting a faster digital camera if its not too expensive. Better zoom and faster picture taking… much better flash too.
  • The other church that I have been attending, Grace Community Church, needs people to fill some gaps. Their service is on the local cable public access channels in the area. I have caught the show and it could use some help. I signed up to take classes and will be talking field and studio production classes starting in late Oct. I hope to be able to help them with either running a second camera to record the service, or with post-production of the show to get it to fit into a convenient 30 minute segment. I will be able to do one of those jobs no matter what schedule I am on in the future. I have always been interested in TV production. If it paid enough, I would be a TV news cameraman and do production for a living. That sounds like fun to me. I can’t wait to start taking the classes!
  • My dad is coming to visit me in the middle of Oct for a week. I have managed to get a few days off and will only have to work one day while he is here. I have to work straight thru the Columbus Day holiday, but it will be worth it. I have to find an air mattress or something for me to sleep on while he’s here. I will not fit on the sofa. It’ll be nice to spend some time with my pop.
  • I am hosting our Grace weekly Monday evening small group at my apartment Monday. I haven’t had anybody over – not a lot of people, at least. I need to tidy up tonight and get a few groceries. Someone else is bringing food, but I need to provide the beverages. Should be fun!

I guess that’s about it for this installment. The weather here is getting very pleasant: Highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s and this week into the 50s. Dry air most of the time – just very nice. We expect to get some rain this week from Jeanne, but not as much as we did from Ivan last week. He spawned about 30 tornados in a three hours period, or something like that. I was glued to the TV watching it go crazy to the west of us. It should not be as bad this time – or so they say.

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