Happy New Year! (A little late.)

Well, 2010 is in full swing already and I’m not sure where January went. 2009 ended with a hell of a storm that kept me cooped up in Wahoo for 5 days and canceling church twice. It was kind of weird to not have church on Christmas Eve, but I survived the whole ordeal. I rang in the new year at my house with tons of people. Tim and I threw our typical New Year’s Eve party, and I think most people were just excited to be out of the house.

My January was supposed to be a great time with a trip to New Mexico to study Native American spirituality and enjoy some time away. However, my body had another idea. The day before I was to leave on the trip, I felt a constant pain in my abdomen. So, since I was leaving I figured it was a good idea to see the doctor. After about 20 minutes of ruling everything else out, it was determined that my appendix needed to come out. I left the doctor’s office in Wahoo at noon and was in surgery in Lincoln by 3:30 that afternoon. Long story short, I had to drop the trip and spend two weeks doing pretty much nothing but laying around.
Since the surgery, I’ve been very busy. The new semester started this week. I’m in semester 6 of 8 this spring. I can see the end of the tunnel, but it’s still at a distance. The commuting is taking its toll on me. I don’t sleep well when I’m in Kansas City, and when I’m home it’s all homework and church activities. I honestly am looking forward to next year with a lighter schedule and hopefully less time in Kansas City.
All in all, things aren’t too bad right now. I’m looking at a pretty busy schedule over the next few months, and hopefully when it’s over, I’ll feel pretty good about everything. Until then, I hope to get back to my former schedule of blogging. Random news for the day, I watched the new Star Trek movie last night, and I liked it. I want to go back and watch all of the old movies now. I think that might be my spring break project, Star Trek marathon. Nerdy, yes… reasonable expectation for fun, definitely.
“I don’t believe in no-win scenarios.” – James T. Kirk
Peace and Grace,

One Reply to “Happy New Year! (A little late.)”

  1. “I watched the new Star Trek movie last night, and I liked it. I want to go back and watch all of the old movies now.”

    You should see the original 1960s Star Trek. 🙂 As flawed as people were back in those days, it was still so very interesting. (racial equality, cell phones, and portable computers – back then? Amazing!) Yes, women were still depicted as subhumans in the 60's (and this actually hurt 'both' sexes, badly), but this was mostly due to the “forever-war”. Women were more anti-war, and so it was common for the media to depict them as “stupid” in order to manipulate the young men more easily. The powers-that-be, did not even want them on Star Trek, but Gene Roddenberry insisted. So he was forced to put them in the background, and dress them as “sex objects”. But every now and then, the realization that all beings should be judged by “the content of their character”, shone through. It was a pivotal time in cultural evolution.
    – Yalana Cotu


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