Update and Race

February 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

First, I’d like to apologize to the faithful few who read this blog for my lack of updates and posts.  Since my last post in January, a lot has gone on: Sarah and I moved; I took a 3-week intensive class; I went on a road trip; I started a new semester; and lastly, I got sick.

Life as I’ve come to know it here is back on track and I’ve settled back down into a more “normal” routine.  If you’d like to see some pics of the new place, we recently had a friend visit and she posted a few on her blog.  Check them out here: Fashion and Tea

Shout out to Crystal Yuan: Happy Birthday and thanks for reminding me to update this blog.

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Here We Go

January 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Well, we are finally moving into our new apartment today.  Finally.

A(nother) Quickie

December 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

It’s been a minute since my last post.  Here’s a brief update on what’s been going on.

FILLING MY HEAD WITH

FRUSTRATIONS

  • Princeton Theological Seminary: I just want to know when we move…
  • Weather: I have long hair.  I also have big ears.  The problem is this: Since I have long hair, I can’t wear a beanie.  This means that my ears are very very cold–all the time.  No, I will not wear ear muffs.

GOOD TIMES

  • New Friends: I’ve made good friends here.  This has saved my sanity and life.
  • Free Mumia: The December 9th event was good for my soul.  Kenda Creasy Dean, at our convocation ceremony, reminded us seminarians that we are doing what we are doing because lives are at stake.  I’m not sure she had Mumia in mind, but the event drove home the point for me.
  • The Dude Abides: We (that is, Sarah and myself) like to have people over.  We’ve been lucky enough to have two successful parties at our apartment.  Good times, indeed.
  • Visitors: We’ve had a lot of people drop by from various places to stay at our apartment.  It’s been busy, but well worth it.

CHANGES

  • If we ever do get a move in date, we’ll have a two bedroom.  That means if you choose to visit and stay with us, you don’t have to sleep on the floor!  Jersey anyone?

Church

November 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

One of the hardest things about leaving for PTS was leaving OCCEC, our church.  I’ve never really “church-shopped” before and wasn’t sure about how to go about choosing a new church.  Luckily we stumbled upon a gem out here.  Meet our new church: Kingston United Methodist Church

This is a good place with good people and we hope to commit what time we have to KUMC for the rest of our stay while at PTS.

Finally…

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

We’re finally finished unpacking and have our apartment (almost) looking the way we want.  When I say we, I really mean Sarah.  I just moved boxes.  Well done good and faithful wife.  We scored some pretty good stuff at the thrift stores around town.  Take a look!

From This

To This

And This

To This

The Civil Wars

October 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Tonight Sarah and I [along with some of my fellow seminarians] are heading to Philly to catch The Civil Wars, one of her favorite [current] bands.  Should be fun.

The Zombie Apocalypse

October 22, 2011 § 4 Comments

Zechariah 14:12
And the LORD will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

I survived.  Sarah did not.

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Run For Your Lives.  A 5k consisting of 12 obstacles and an abundance of the walking dead just outside of Baltimore.  My (belated) birthday present to my wife.  Our race started at 8:30 in the am and it was a cool 50°.  One of the obstacles was wading through a 5ft deep lake, an ice-cold lake.  As soon as I touched the water my heart stopped and my voice went up a few pitches.  Along with the lake, we had to climb over walls, rope ladders, run (read: walk) up the steepest, muddiest hill ever and dodge zombies all along the way.  I have to admit, once I was up and over the first obstacle and staring at approximately 40 zombies waiting to eat my brains, I gave myself a pat on the back.  This was a good idea.  Fun times.  I just wish my wife would have made it out alive.

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