Monday, June 14, 2004

It's free!

Busy weekend.

Friday - I went to church early to practice for praise with Paul and Dusty. I love playing with Dusty because he's so good at guitar; all I have to do is tell him what I want to hear and he plays it. Musical genius. Jr high played some games with Steve JDSN to get to know him better. Denise came by for a visit with her boyfriend, John. He looks a lot like Nick, one of the 8th graders. Denise introduced them to each other and I think she even took a picture of them together. After all that, it was time for the lock-in. The boys were super hyper and wouldn't sleep, so I had to be mean and I made an example out of Paul Bae (one of the twins). He probably hates me now. At least after that they went to sleep.

Saturday - We left for Six Flags at around 8:30. The entire group, about 18 people including teachers, stayed together for the whole day. We couldn't go on that many rides because the park was way too crowded, resulting in horrendously long lines (2 to 3 hour wait). When we were in line for Goliath, the ride broke down. Lots of people in front of us left thinking that it was gonna be a long time before it was fixed. So we ended up going from the middle of the line to the way front. And right when we got there, the ride got fixed. Good times. Goliath is awesome by the way. That first drop is just disgusting. We left pretty early, around 7. We stopped by King Taco on the way home and had dinner. After the kids went home, I went to see THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. Vin Diesel is not an actor with a whole lot of range. Riddick is the perfect character for him. He doesn't talk much, he speaks in a low growl when he actually does, and he does a lot of action stuff. Perfect for Diesel. I really liked the movie (gotta love that ending, so CONAN THE BARBARIAN), but I think I'm in the minority. The other guys didn't like it at all. To each his own.

Sunday - church. After a short practice with Paul and Dusty, it was time for service. Grace tripped on my guitar wire which resulted in my guitar not coming out of the amp. Since the wires are so flaky and the sound would go in and out at the slightest touch, we were worried about it all through practice. And here God just takes it out of the way so there would be less distraction. Heh. I think the praise went pretty well. I heard a lot of kids singing; it's usually pretty quiet. Steve JDSN told a good sermon about worship, and led some kids to reconfirm their faith and get back to God. It's nice to finally have a JDSN again. After that, it was EM service. I had to constantly fight back the sleep that I so desperately wanted. I don't remember much. Retreat meeting for teachers. I volunteered for the "recreation" committee with Diane and Eric. We're basically in charge of the games, which I have absolutely no experience in. We'll see how that goes. Then off to Heidi's for her graduation dinner. We watched game 4 of the NBA finals while we ate. Some adults came and watched it with us. I think they hated us because we were cheering for the Pistons, especially Deborah Lo's mom. After Detroit won, we kept saying "YES" and shook our fist to rub it in her face. TAKE THAT, DEBORAH'S MOM.

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