Morning!

Well, surprise of surpises, I can use Semagic at work! That makes me happy. You see, I get here at 6:30 in the morning and work doesn’t usually start until 7. That gives me plenty of time to actually write some messages this summer, add little things throughout the day. I might have a rediculously long journal by the time school starts up. Have no fear though, I’ll have no time so we’ll be okay. 🙂

Anyway, something I was thinking about. I felt this year that I had gone down some paths I really did want to, did some things I shouldn’t, but when I look back, I honestly think I’ve become closer to and understand God more at this moment than I did before. At first I thought to myself “self, maybe the reason is that you went further from God, but came closer. You can’t enjoy the light without the darkness.” Then as I read Mere Christianity (something I should have done, say, 3 months ago in class?), CS Lewis said that the reason why is becuase I’m getting better, understand evil more, and then understand God more. You don’t understand sleep while sleeping, you don’t understand drunkeness while drinking… there for you can’t understand the dark while being in it. So, maybe it works both ways. In either case, it’s still refreshing to know that God loves me, regardless of what silly thing I do. So long as I can keep myself oriented to Heaven, He’ll bless me.

Anyway, today my boss isn’t in, so I’m catching other people up on their work. I might try to go grab a tub or two today, but there are no guarantees.

peece, love, raglan,
a.

Kinda of a cool song

Jack Johnson’s got a new album out, and this is my favorite song thus far. How many times does this happen? Girls are goin’ for the Rodeo Clowns:

Rodeo Clowns

Sweeping the floors
Open up the doors
Yeah, turn on the lights
Getting ready for the night
Nobody’s romancing
‘Cause it’s too early for dancing
But here comes the music.

Bright lights flashing they cover up you
Like a so many people so many problems so many reasons
To buy another round drink it down just another night on the town
With the big man money man better than the other man
He got the plan with the million-dollar give a damn
When nobody understand he’ll become a smaller man
The bright lights keep flashing
And the women keep on dancing with the clowns yeah yeah yeah
Pick me up when I’m down yeah yeah
Rodeo clowns yeah yeah yeah
Pick me up when I’m down yeah yeah

The disco ball spinning all the music and the women
And the shots and tequila man they say that they need ya
What they really need
Is just a little room to breathe
A teeny boppin disco queen
She barely understands and dreams of belly button rings
And other kinds of things
Symbolic of change
But the thing that is strange is that the changes occur
And now she’s just a part of the herd yeah yeah yeah
Man I thought that you heard yeah yeah
The changes occurred yeah yeah yeah
She’s just a part of the herd yeah yeah

Lights out shut down late night wet ground
You walk by look at him but he can’t look at you yeah
You might feel pity but he only feels the ground because
You understand booze but he only knows let down
By the corner there’s another one
Reaching out a hand coming from a broken man
Well, you try to live but he’s done tryin
Not dead but definitely dyin’
With the rest of the clowns yeah yeah
Rest of the clowns yeah yeah

Sweeping the floors
Open up the doors
Yeah, turn on the lights
Getting ready for the night
Nobody’s romancing
‘Cause it’s too early for dancing
But here comes the music.

Just wanted to say…

That as far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the greatest nucleus of friends a guy could ever ask for. Edifying, loving, and just the type of people that if I had to, I’d lay down my life. It’s nice to have them around. Christian friends to boot. What a blessing!