Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ain't she a beauty?

Big day for me yesterday. I paid off the car. That's right - I am now the proud owner of a tan 1999 Ford Escort Sedan, in mediocre condition. More importantly, I am now the sole owner of something that cost (not something that is worth, mind you) $12,000.00. This means 1 of 2 things. Either I will 1) bask in the luxury of having an extra $200 to spend every month - or 2) take advantage of my imminent pay increase to saddle myself with the even greater burden of buying something new. Place your bets now on which one that will be.

Also, yesterday I told the students in the youth group that I would be leaving at the end of the month. I was semi-nervous, but not as nervous as when I had to tell the preacher. I made a joke thatI have my work cut out for me, because there are lots of successful churches with successful youth ministries in the country, and that somebody has got to be there to run them into the ground, like I did this one. The kids took it well, with no small amount of tears from the girls, but eventually, smiles all around. All of a sudden, everyone seems to have a sense of the value that every day now holds. Funny what it takes to give us a sense of urgency like this. Note to self: remember this feeling in your new job, and in all your relationships from now on.

All in all, it wasn't a bad time. I knew that no matter how the day went, at then end of it there was a big steaming pile of LOST waiting for me on my DVR when I got home. *Sigh* Thank God for LOST. It's a rock for me. Anybody notice Walt's picture on the milk carton during Hurley's dream sequence at the beginning? Attention to detail, and little gifts like that are what make this the best show on TV. Well, now that the West Wing has taken a turn for the LAME.

Today I'm cleaning up my office. Not out - up. Getting it ready to be cleaned out. It's complicated, I know. Something tells me an ounce of prevention of this mess, would be worth a pound of cure for it.

Something tells me that I'd blog more often if I could keep every post to about this length.

**edited to add: Looking for tickets to Saturday's LSU game vs. Florida. Any ideas?


Shelly said...

What the Dharma is up with Ana Lucia? Can someone punch her in the face already? What happened to little miss flirtatious tequila and tonic?

J.T. said...

Ana-Lucia and Sawyer, sittin' in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

You know you wanna see it.

jamie said...

What the DHARMA?!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! You are my new hero. I'm SO saying that from now one. *snort*

and ps> J.T., You SO didn't catch that milk carton thing. You read it on an internet board today and then went back and found it. Don't try to pull the palm fronds over our eyes.

J.T. said...

I'll have you know that I actually saw it on another website before the actual episode aired, and so was able to notice it when I watched.

You don't know ME! Sucka!

Shelly said...

It doesn't matter if I want to see that or not...point is, I STILL want someone to tell her to cluck off and then swiftly punch her in the face.

Danielle said...

I am in total agreement shelly... my first words at commercial were "I hope somebosy slaps her soon." And I am not the violent sort (if you don't count thought life).

jamie said...

me too. I think my exact words were "who died and made her queen of the island?" and then directly after... "why is that African dude dressed like Lord of the Flies?" Seriously... he was WEARING PALM FRONDS. The hell?