Posts Tagged ‘Form One’

1,000 Hits & other random thoughts

April 28, 2008

I was just checking for comments on my blog and saw to my surprise that I have over 1,000 hits.  That’s significant I think.  It’s kinda crazy that so many folks have perused my thoughts.  Now only if I could say things that would spark more conversation.

I have a new laptop (yay!) and I like it a lot.  It’s a Dell Vostro 1400.  Only problem is sometimes (read more often than not) the ‘v’ key doesn’t work.  I’m not sure if it’s the way my finger hits the key or what but it’s making me a bit crazy.

I found out today that I will definitely be going to the next session meeting to present/answer questions about/etc./????? my Form One.  I am not sure what to expect but I am pretty sure it will go well.  If there is one thing the Navy prepared me for (and there are many to be sure) it’s having oral boards with people asking me all kinds of crazy questions.  Granted they were never personal in nature so that will be an interesting dynamic.

I had two run ins with the law this past week.  Well, kinda.  The first one, I was driving home from a church service/hanging out at a friends house when I see blue flashing lights in my rear view.  How craptastic (to use a phase that J has reportedly coined.  So I turn off on the next street and get my license out.  The police officer comes to my window and says, “Your headlight is out.”  And I swear I heard angels sing.  No ticket, no citation, just friendly assistance.  The second time wasn’t really with the law.  Well, at least not in the same sense.  See, what had happened was…I was at my uncles house which is a bit more in the sticks than where I am.  It’s not far away, but it’s far enough away that the nearest convienence store is “Little Earles.”  (I would link but get this, they don’t have a website!).  When I left his house, I wasn’t headed home, so I had to think about how to get from Point A to Point B.  Well, I failed.  I made a left at Albequerque (spelling?) instead of a right.  And where did I end up?  I Toll Booth with NO CASH.  Great.  And there was no place to turn around.  So I had to fill out this stupod form that I have 7 days to mail off to pay my $2 toll for a wrong turn.  Oh…and then the other $2 for the return trip through the toll so I could go the direction I should have gone to begin with.  That was one expensie wrong turn!  I mean it’s only $4, but for a wrong turn?  Sheesh!





March 21, 2008

So I am taking Biblical Hermeneutics this semester.  Though I didn’t know it when I signed up, this class is notorious for being one of the hardest (if not the hardest) courses on campus especially for folks who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies (i.e., ME!!!).  Unfortunately, I didn’t find this out until about 1/3 of the way through the course so I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to 1) pass the class and 2) make it through seminary.  The depth of the valley was highlighted by a 60% on a quiz.  And this was after trying harder to get through the material after a 70% on the previous quiz!!!  If all the classes were as hard as this one I am not sure I was going to make it.  EVERY waking moment that I wasn’t at work or church I was thinking “What do I need to read?”  I woke up at 6am and went to bed at 12am (while working a 8-5, M-F job) for a few weeks. 

Thankfully the reading has subsided now and I met a woman who took this class last semester and was able to talk through some things with me.  Well, I am happy to say that I just got a 90% on the latest quiz.  Praise the Lord!

I now need to think about what to do with myself for the rest of the day…I have oodles of school work to still do…I think I will grab dinner here at Panera’s and get some more done.  How ’bout that?

In other news, I now have the task of filling out Form One (duhn duhn duhn!).  This is the form to apply as an inquirer (see my post on March 16th).  Anyone out there remember their high school GPA?  Yeah…I forgot that after filling out all my college applications.  And the dates I worked as a cashier while in highschool?  Maybe not.  Thankfully I still have my pay stubs (yes, I am a packrat!).  But that’s not even the hardest part.  The questions at the end have definitely gotten me thinking about things…on the surface they appear to me run of the mill questions, but the weight of the words and the limit I have in language to answer things like: Write a brief statement of your personal faith describing what you believe about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and your relationship to them.  And since I am a newbie to Presbyterianism I fell asleep the other night thinking of this one: What does it mean to you to be a Presbyterian?  You will likely see a post on this one soon…they will be somewhat immature thoughts, but I think my blog will turn out to be a birthing room of thoughts to a certain extent.