2.10.2005

Re:find

Re:find, like always, kicked some butt. i went up there early to help the multimedia crew make a film for singles awareness day (which is february 14th, for those who dont know). it was me, shaun, lara, wesley, and steph spratt, and lindsey. for the first part, i was the head satanist guy and wesley was teh sneaky pope. it was awesome. we all wore togas of white, except for wesley, who wore the bad color. 'twas very fun. then we went into the library and i was Lancelot Hallmark, trying to show the greeting card company that hearts = $. it was even more fun.

re:find started out with 3 christmas songs. it was awesome. then josh did some talking thing (i wasn't paying attention i dont think, or i jsut cant remember), then we played 3 more songs. after that, we talked about ash wednesday and giving things up for lent. we went up to the altar and got ashes in a cross on our forehead, to show on the surface our inward struggle. i think thats it. then, after the ashes, we played more songs. we had a couple minutes left so we played undignified and happy song. that was great. then refind was over.

its not as detailed, because im preoccupied with chips and five irons. farewell.

2.07.2005

i've decided to use this to update about crossfire and Refind and other church happenings, seeing as how this is the Christ UMC Youth Blog.

so, sunday night at crossfire started off a little, well, off. i'll start from the beginning of practice. i got there at about 130 or so, and plugged my electric in. kelly showed up, and she played the piano. i didnt realzie shaun was there, so we all hung out a bit. then everyone else started getting there, and we started. it was weird because we had 1 more guitarist than usual, and i dont know. it sounded like there was a little too much there. little did we know that that night was what i so affectionately refer to as "instrument-hell." david snapped a string on his acoustic, kevin's amp was buzzing pretty badly, i dropped my guitar 3 or 4 times and broke my cable, steve's amp was crapped out pretty badly so it had to be miked, and the 2nd to last song we were playing that night, mickey broke the bass drum head. but, jonathan didn't mess anything up. we finally decided (with 30 minutes left until we had to begin playing) that we would jsut have the old praise band, instrument wise, play and have 4 singers (lara, cameron, kelly, and lauren). we ran through it all pretty fast, and it sounded alright. when we were about to begin, cameron wasn't there. so josh had to fill in for a couple songs. the rest of the night went great, with the exception of the bass drum head breaking, and we got through it. well, i should say that God got us through it and i'm glad that he's blessed the church with talented people who can get through stress. i felt so sorry for josh. he seemed so stressed out, and he seemed like he was about to explode.

afterwards, there was some hanging out, then we all went to our respective places.

Next Update Schedule For: Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

1.30.2005

My First Post

so, the Big J (josh masterson) has invited me to uhmm...post on this thing. so i will. i'll probablly only use this one for minor things, like insightful jokes and whatnot. so dont oyu worry Blogging world, i am still faithful to Xanga. but we've talked, and we're agreeing that i can see other blogs.
crossfire is flipping fun. come to it. josh is there, and hes dreamy, but not really.
farewell world of blog. so much for my first post.

1.22.2005

New Blog!!

New Blog! Woo hoo!

We'll see how this thing turns out, but hey, it'll be fun to play with, if nothing else.

I'm in College Station right now, attending Crunch Time 2005. It is fun stuff. Sadly, I came by myself, since no youth signed up. Next year, man, next year I'm bringing 30 youth! For real. seriously.

No, it's a pretty neat retreat. I like it. But, of course, I helped start it, so I am slightly biased. It's a retreat for high school juniors and seniors run by college kids at the Texas A&M Wesley. Because college kids do it, it is both high energy, slightly confusing, and varies in quality from year to year. But it is completely unique.

Anyways, this Sunday is my first Sunday at Christ UMC. I am both excited and a little nervous. It's been a little while since I've been to Crossfire, and I hear its changed quite a bit. Cool. I'm pumped!

Let the craziness ensue!!!!!