Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ewwww, ewww, ewwwww.

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Oh the memories.

Darin is taking a greek class for seminary, and so I was going through my greek book to see if he could use it (He couldn't, Mounce put out a second edition). Tucked in the pages was this note from my friend Jamie. This brought back floods of memories of me and her, me and Bethann, me and pretty much whoever would pay attention to me, sitting in IDS class. Me drawing and writing notes, not paying any attention to the lectures at all(Click on the picture to make it bigger):

I think that pretty much sums it up. This was probably sophomore year, Jamie assuming that we were both going to be married by 2003. Thinking that we would both have kids, and still being rebellious and smoking "after the kids go to bed of course." Jamie talking about smoking the "phat" stuff, you knew she wasn't talking about weed. She was talking about cigars. That was the extent of our rebellion. Sneaking out in the middle of the night to smoke cigars. Oh, how young and silly we were.

Well, it's almost 4 years past that invitation, and I am still unmarried with no kids, and she doesn't want any. And we are both very, happy. Funny how life changes.

Monday, May 14, 2007

So, I started this new job...

I now work 2 nights a week at Swifty Gas Station. It is a little hole in the wall gas station, that has nothing inside, and they sell nothing but gas and cigarettes. What makes people go there you ask?

They pump the gas.

No extra charge, in fact many times they are the cheapest gas in town. And they do all the work, *sigh* I guess "we" do all the work.

Holly filled out the app for me since my handwriting is so bad, I may not have been able to "get a job at a gas station", and she wrote for position desired... gas pumper boy.

I was hired the next day.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Back to life, back to reality...

Quick photo diary of the week in Florida:

Holly and I were ready to leave about 4 pm on Monday afternoon. We were going to drive through the night and get to her parents house in Naples, Florida, really early in the morning. That is when the master brake cylinder decided to die on Holly's car. 2 hours and $250 later we were on hour way.

She drove I slept, I drove she slept, we listened to many Mark Driscoll sermons, and finally we arrived in Naples.

We hung out in her parents pool (their house is beautiful), and went to bed early seeing as how we were exhausted from our trip.

Wednesday we went to the developments club house, and enjoyed the pool and waterfalls. Awwww, we are so myspace.

Thursday, we drove to Clearwater, and picked up my folks from the airport. We then attended my sister's graduation from nursing school. It was great. SoeYun handed the announcer a card right before she read SoeYun's name: SoeYun "The Awesome" Song. Yup, she read it just like that too!

The entire fam outside the graduation.

The next morning we woke up at 5 am and went deep sea fishing:

SoeBeck tried to kiss Holly, but Holly wasn't having it.

soebs being slick however, whispered sweet nothings in her ear, and she relented.

How did they do that?

Look at my Mom and Dad! They are so cute!

Finally after about an hour on the boat we started fishing. And SoeYun started catching, and catching, and catching fish.

Puffer fish...

Trigger fish...

Sushi fish...

Then Holly started catching the species known as microscopic fish...

Then soebs got into the act...

SoeChun really dug the puffer fish... He kept pissing it off to make it puff up.

Look at all the fish that soebs caught!

Never fear, the fish were put to good use! We had a fish fry, and ate fish tacos to our hearts content!

The next day was spent at the beach...

and buried Soech...

We then started the long journey home. Holly's car was acting up, so we had a mechanic friend of mine come look at the vehicle. He was nice and fixed the part for us so that we wouldn't have to buy a new part. We ended up leaving about noon on Monday, and were excited to get home and sleep in our own beds.

Unfortunately, we should have bought the new part.

100 miles outside of Evansville, at about 3 am, the car died.

We tried to start it.


and over.

and over.

Finally we called Triple A, and got a tow to a firestone.

Where we napped for 3 hours til they opened at 7 am.

Finally, 5 hours (and $275) later we began our final 100 miles home.

We missed the exit though, and ended up in metropolis, IL.

We got turned around and began our last 100 miles home.

Throughout it all. Holly and I never fought, never got sick of each other, and after we got home Tuesday afternoon, we got cleaned up and spent some more time together. What's up now, Toad?