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Saturday, December 20, 2003
 
I am leaving soon! I can't wait. I am getting a little tiered of being stuck here. I was done with my finals Thursday morning, and I am leaving Saturday afternoon. Does anyone else see a problem with this? I don't mind though. This is the only time my parents could make it up here to pick me up, and it isn't like my friends could come and get me. Ha,ha. Just kinding guys.
This is my last blog here at Purdue, so I figured I would impart some wisdom. I have spent many useless hours watching movie previews on the internet. I can't help it! I like preview and movie news. Go figure.
For all those guys who are trying to figure out what movie to take there dates too:
Something's Got To Give- movie about an aging "player" that finally finds what he was never looking for... love. This is going to be a "cute" movie, probably a few laughs. Hey, its got Jack Nicholson!
50 First Dates- I will say I lost some faith in Adam Sandler after his last string of horrible comedys, but this one looks funny. I am not making any promises, but if you don't at least think the scene where Drew Barrymore is beating the crap out of Roy Snider is hilarious, then there is something wrong with you.
Problem is this comes out in Febuary. Can we say stupid? If you are still looking for a laugh Steve Martins new flick might be good for a few laughs, "Cheaper By The Dozen" (I am sure you would like the humor Katie). There is a chance this won't even hit the "cute" catagory, so think twice before you pay to see this. At least I am sure the girls will like this one, Tom Welling (Smallville) is in this one.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King- nough said. If you like fantasy films this exciting conclusion to the Lord of the Rings trilogy promises to have it all.
Paycheck: A thrill that looks like it's worth some of that paycheck. Ben Affleck has shown that he can be a serious actor and be an action star. This movie looks like it has it all: action, a twisting plot, high tech toys, and lots of explosion! I'm thinking "cool". The story is about an engineer (I'm a little biased, I know) that has to find a way to get back three years of his memory that was taken from him where, hopefully, he will find the key to saving his future. This is a story from the guy that brough us "Minority Report", so no surprise this movie also has the sci-fi twist of predictions of the future. Go see it!

Alright, I am off. Merry Christmas all, enjoy your breaks!
Friday, December 19, 2003
 
This blog stuff is fun, but it is hard to think of stuff to write about! I am leaving tomorrow morning to go back to lovely Kentucky, weeeeeeeeeee!! So this my be the last Purdue blog. Actually, it may be the last blog for the year. I am never near the computer when I am home, so I may not get to the whole blog thing over my break. But I will try to write a few; I don't want to disappoint my readers. Hehe, yeah right like I have "readers"
Sorry, about using the "weeeeeee" thing earlier. It is my friend, Curtis, falt; he did that in some instant messages to me. I like it! It expresses my joy.
Alrighty, all I can think of now is going home, so I will right about going home. When I think about it, home isn't really home anymore. What's the phrase? "You can never go home again." That seems to fit the situation.
When I say I am looking forward to going home, I really mean I am looking forward to seeing friends and family. I think I will always enjoy visiting Shelbyville. I get to see how it is growing; I get to see how my family is doing; and I get to see how my friends are changing. I simply can't wait to see everyone and take a break from life!
But when it comes down to it, thats all my trips home will be from now on, "visits" and "breaks". It is a chance to get together for a short while with all the ones I love, but who, as I have, are moving on with thier lives.
"Home" is here now. I tried to fight the transition. For a long time, all my thoughts and cares fell on my friends and family,and I longed to be back in my "old life". But, at some point, I started a new one. I feel that comfort of home in a new place. I have reason and order to my world here now, because this is where my life is.
My heart is still on my family and those friends I shared so much with in high school. That will never change. I know they will alway be there for me, and I will be there for them. Can't wait to see all of you guys!! And for all my friends here that might read this (don't worry I love ya too), have a great break as well.
Merry Christmas to all, and Happy New Year!!

... ok, laundry and packing now.

Song of the Day!: that's right I have a song of the day everyday. I like music! It can always change my mood. I will post a song I like or just heard that day, and if you are a downloading type (first off shame on you, that is illegal!) then you can check it out and see if you like it. If not, complain about "that Brandon kid!" in your own blog or something.
For obvious reasons, I am doing Christmas songs of the day this week.
Christmas Song Of The Day: Wham, "Last Christmas"
*I like this song. This is from when we still only "thought" George Micheal was gay. I think this chick in the song is the one that finally made him turn. That what those Christmas heart aches led to... homosexuality. Think about it...hehe.
(NEW!!) Christmas Song Of The Week: Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bells"
* now thats Jingle Bells!! A total holiday classic. Wouldn't be Christmas without this song.

Random Christmas Cheer: Speaking of Last Christmas
Forget Santa's ball's, this Elf is funny!
 
The blog stuff is fun, but it is hard to think of stuff to write about! I am leaving tomorrow morning to go back to lovely Kentucky, weeeeeeeeeee!! So this my be the last Purdue blog. Actually, it may be the last blog for the year. I am never near the computer when I am home, so I may not get to the whole blog thing over my break. But I will try to write a few; I don't want to disappoint my reader. Hehe, yeah right like I have readers.
Sorry, I like to using the "weeeeeee" thing earlier. It is my friend, Curtis, falt; he did that in some instant messages to me. I like it! It expresses my joy.
So anyway, all I can think of now is going home.
Thursday, December 18, 2003
 
I've been in front of this computer for a few hours now, detoxicing from a stressful study week. My brain is still a little "mushy" so bare with me. My brain might not jump start til half way through this blog. So lets get started!!.......

This week was in a word... "Weird." I spent more time worrying about exams then studying for them. A combination that makes for confusing loop that can only be halted my one dreaded thing.... a Final Exam! dom dom dom!! There is such a thing as "good stress", or stress that actually leads to positive result. It is like the knot in your stomach that sykes you up before a big game, or that nervousness that makes you study extra hard for a test. I would have to say this good stress was very foreign to me this week. But it all worked out, my performance on my exams wasn't an awe inspiring event. Although, I must say I did bubble in some pretty good-looking circles, "almost just like they look like in those picture examples!" You know you get excited when that happens too. I have to say, I came out okay despite it all. I always seem to stress over learning the material more when it is first given to me, so the not cramming before a test usually works out.
But enough about that....

Not much to say today on my part. I am still brain numb from a semester filled with 19 hrs of only the best Math, Chemistry, Naval Science, English, and Engineering Problem Solving have to offer. All riveting courses I can assure you. I would love to write something more interesting and funny for you, but I have become unmotivated since the blog fiasco where I lost a very interesting, very funny, very long post about my life and a little super hero info and background on the new Spiderman flick. Oh well!
Either I am getting used to it, or I am coming out of the state of depression I have been in for awhile now. I was actually "gitty" for about an hour after my Chem exam, which is a big deal for me.

I only have one thing left to say for this day. I hope my friends find the time to read this post, because I have an honest question to ask. And this is an honest question. I don't want it to sound like an attack on anyone who said this to me, 'cause a lot of people have said stuff like this. I got to say life doesn't seem black and white to me anymore, and I am questioning somethings.
I don't understand how my friends seem to be having these huge career goals and these dreams of "settling down" and having a family. I thought you had to choose one or the other!! I am not saying you can't be a wife or a father just because you have a career, even one of those big, important, time consuming ones like Ambassador, Lawyer, or Astronaut. I just think a family is a lot of work and time as well. I am talking A LOT of work. I would bust if I didn't see my wife everyday, or couldn't play ball with my boy when he wanted too. I know my family man days are a long way away, but I am looking forward to them! I am starting to think that those dreams I had for bigger things don't matter, if it means I get to be the kind I of husband and father I dreamed of too.
I am in awe that my friends are beginning those important steps into both of these dreams. Many of my friends are thriving in college, and meeting new people. They are coming into who they want to be, and finding people they can be that person with. I bet they will live all of their dreams. I know my friends have the intelligence and the talent to do what ever they put there minds to, and I wish them luck!!

Song of the Day!: that's right I have a song of the day everyday. I like music! It can always change my mood. I will post a song I like or just heard that day, and if you are a downloading type (first off shame on you, that is illegal!) then you can check it out and see if you like it. If not, complain about "that Brandon kid!" in your own blog or something.
For obvious reasons, I am doing Christmas songs of the day this week.
Christmas Song Of The Day: Jack Johnson, "Rudolph the Rednose Raindeer"
*I like Jack Johnson. According to Netscape music, since I like John Meyer, I should like artists such as Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Train, and Maroon 5. Funny enough, I do! Go figure?
(NEW!!) Christmas Song Of The Week: Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bells"
* now thats Jingle Bells!! A total holiday classic. Wouldn't be Christmas without this song.


Wednesday, December 17, 2003
 
I am happy! Well, not "happy", but for the moment I am relieved. It looks like all the studying I recently did for Math has paid off. However, now I will see if all the time I haven't spent studying for Chemistry will pay off as well. Ugh!!! 17 hours until my last exam! Wish me luck.

One thing I haaaave to post... Sarah Shoemaker tried to make fun of me last night for using the word "conversationalist" last night. "That's an actual word there genius." She tried to make me look dumb and made herself look dumber. Ain't life grand!
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
 
life sucks today!: I need to study for exams. I had a lot of stuff written for today. Including I review and some background information on the new Spiderman movie. I actually knew what I was talking about on this one, as apposed to my other posts. Speaking of which, had a talk with my friend Jacki about my message Sunday. I might have some good views to share Sunday on religion. I may talk to my friend Chuck too. He is a very strong Christian, and he expressed some disagreement in my views. So at least the Religious corner is starting to come along!
Anyway, I do like movies, so more reviews and news coming. But for now I must study. No song of the day; no thought of the day; just this.... For my Spidy fans! The Wall Crawler is back this summer! The teaser trailer for Spiderman-2 is out. I don't have time to figure out how to make a link, but here is the address:
http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/sony/spiderman2/
Monday, December 15, 2003
 
Why can't I study math!!! Is it so hard? All I have to do is work some problems and look through my notes. ugh!!!
 
Song of the Day!: that's right I have a song of the day everyday. I like music! It can always change my mood. I will post a song I like or just heard that day, and if you are a downloading type (first off shame on you, that is illegal!) then you can check it out and see if you like it. If not, complain about "that Brandon kid!" in your own blog or something.
For obvious reasons, I am doing Christmas songs of the day this week.
Christmas Song Of The Day: Joe, "This Christmas"
*ok I don't have a special someone, at the moment. so this shouldn't, but it makes me happy!
(NEW!!) Christmas Song Of The Week: Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bells"
* now thats Jingle Bells!! A total holiday classic. Wouldn't be Christmas without this song.

 
I have put off studying for finals long enough! So short post today. I thought I would discuss an easy topic.....
The Meaning Of Life: Yeah right!!! I am not going to tackle this one.
Alright, I'll give it a shot..... In my view life would have no meaning without a purpose. Therefore, I would say that we are all here to find a purpose. Ok, what do I mean by purpose? I think we all find comfort in different things. You might think your purpose is fulfilled through sucess or accomplishment (this seems to be what most people go for); others find there purpose through helping people (this could also be seen as a "sense of accomplishment"); some seek comfort through religion; And funny enough some people find comfort in no meaning at all (they live, they die, and thats it!).
I personally find comfort in all things through God.
At some point we have all asked "Why?". "Why did this have to happen?" "Why me?" "Why not me?" Well, I don't know. That is this the simple truth of it all, we can't really know what it all means. A lot of us like to blame God, and think he is punishing us. All I know is life wouldn't be much fun, if stuff didn't "happen". (A little lesson we find in Ben's favorite Family Flick, Finding Nemo) I tell myself that there is a reason for all things, but it is beyond my comprehension. I give it to God and leave it at that. I truely believe that the purpose to all the trials I will face in my life (especially those bad days) is to bring me closer to God. Life is a test with one Question at the end. "Do you believe in Jesus?"

As far as you and I not getting into the Academy Ben, don't worry bro! God had a reason for that. I am sure he has some good things instore for you. I personally think you would make a good political analyst. If the Navy doesn't pick you up, maybe Fox News will!!! hehe
Sunday, December 14, 2003
 
Song of the Day!: that's write I have a song of the day everyday. I like music! It can always change my mood. I will post a song I like or just heard that day, and if you are a downloading type (first off shame on you, that is illegal!) then you can check it out and see if you like it. If not, complain about that "Brandon kid!" in your own blog or something.
For obvious reasons, I am doing Christmas songs of the day this week.
Christmas Song Of The Day: Micheal W. Smith, "Jingle Bells"
* on recomendation from my Ma. I haven't heard this one myself, but I trust her.
(NEW!!) Christmas Song Of The Week: Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bells"
* now thats Jingle Bells!! A total holiday classic. Wouldn't be Christmas without this song.
 
Well, it is Sunday! I recently had a spiritual epiphany, so I thought now would be a good time to share it. Here it is.....

Why is this just hitting me now?: So I talked with this atheist about Christ, well "religion" in general. And I realized what this pastor was once trying to convey to me. He said,"It's [faith] like the Matrix. No one can be told the truth, they have to see it for themselves." Interesting analogy, but what does it mean.
I was trying to explain to this guy why there is suffering in this world, if God truly exists. I tried to let the pro handle the situation; I said, "Jesus said there would always be poor and suffering, there would always be war." But he wasn't buying it, and I realized that the word can only be accepted for what it is (truth) by one who believes. The point: The truth cannot be seen without the Holy Spirit.
So to all my friends who truly have the spirit, don't try and change peoples minds. Faith is not a choice. You must find the faith in yourself that the Lord will change the heart of your friend or loved one. When the Holy Spirit has found them, then they will start seeking God. That is when you must tell them of what they have been given and protect them from being swayed by false truths. That is all we can do.

 
We caught Saddam! Now I am really having a happy Christmas!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
Unfortunately, I am not as computer savvy as one might expect a potential engineer to be, and I have no idea what’s going on. I will assume my religious message for the day was published, and I am moving on. I was originally just going to write my short religious insight, but, as I know I won't be studying for my exams anyway, I figured I would write about another insight.

Christmas:I had to usher at this Christmas show here on campus today, and I had the chance to see some of it. There was singing, red and white sweaters, and a lot of dancing. Actually, it reminded me of a really long Gap Sweaters commercial or something.... "Crazy Cool!!" as one of my friends said. Despite having a corniness I can't begin to describe, I realized this was Christmas for a lot of the people in the audience. There were people there that look forward to this every year, as well as families experiencing it for the first time.
Personally, I myself found more enjoyment from the post-ushering event of a snowball fight on the way to eat lunch. (I, being a poor college student, walk everywhere).

And here’s my point!! Christmas means different things for different people. Go find your own Christmas!! I was starting to become sad this holiday. All I could see was what other people had, but now I know that was wrong. Go out and do something! Have a snowball fight; watch an old movie while drinking a glass of hot chocolate, go to a party, or even volunteer at a soup kitchen!! Whatever you do this Christmas don’t be alone.
Lets get some cheer going! And once you got it, start spreadin’ it around. Christmas is your excuse to be waaaaay to happy, so take the opportunity and run.
Come on people!!! Jesus Christ was born on Christmas day, if that doesn’t syke you up, then I don’t got anything else that will. I mean that is better than like “free T-shirts” or something. GO BABY JESUS!!! Woh!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Alright, I really need to start studying now. 'Til next time.
 
Well now that I gave my friends a preview.....
What is this site all about?:Again, I am tiered, so forgive me if this is incoherent. For the most part I plan to put my random thoughts and observations on this site and hope they are funny or interesting to some point. No one has to listen, I just have stuff to say. I always seem to fall for a girl I have no chance with, and boy do I fall hard! Can we say broken heart?! Together now fellas!... So, as far as girls are concerned I will mostly have complaints. I am a fairly religious guy, and I am starting to grow in my faith as I transition to this college stuff. Therefore, expect some occational religious insight. This is sort of a journal too, so I may talk about my day. I will only try and write what my be of interest to an audience though. Try being an operative word. You will get the idea if you ever come back to this site. Oh yeah! That is the last thing. I get in different moods, but for the most part I have been favoring Depression lately. So I maaaay make a few depressing comments. Sorry.

Song of the Day!:that's write I have a song of the day everyday. I like music! It can always change my mood. I will post a song I like or just heard that day, and if you are a downloading type (first off shame on you, that is illegal!) then you can check it out and see if you like it. If not, complain about that "Brandon kid!" in your own blog or something.
For obvious reasons, I am doing Christmas songs of the day this week.
Christmas Song OF The Day: New Song, "The Christmas Shoes" *I'll admit it!! I cried. And I bet you did too.

Ok, I goooooot to conclude my ranting for the... Holy snickers!!!!!!!... it is 200 am! Awww, I have to get up early tomorrow. Oh well.
"Til next time! Same Bat-station, same Bat-channel!" (laugh)
.... if you don't know where that is from, we might have problems.
 
What now?:Ok. I bet this site looks pretty boring right now. I am starting to get tiered, and I don't have time make it look "pretty". What do I want to say!!!

First I want to say hi to the only two people who could possibly care about this site at the moment. Hey Jacki and Ben. Jacki you are the cuttest girl at Purdue! and you will be seeing me again, if I have anything to do with it! And Ben you are the cuttest guy at Purdue! hehe
Ben is the one who gave me the idea to do this blog, so you can blame him for however this turns out. If you are into the political seen, this is the one man I know who actually "knows" what he is talkin about when he says something. He has a blog site at : http://cavalierattitude.blogspot.com

I have to start studying finals, so this will just be a "get to know the writer" post. I say this knowing perfectly well that will not stop till I make this introduction full of my most random thoughts. I just can't stop talking!!! I certainly can't stop writing (cause no one tells me to shutup)

Who is this guy?:Name's Brandon nice to meet you! (that was me hoping someone other than my close friends find any interest in this site) Firt thing, I am not gay. I am aware that me calling a person named Ben "cute" may seem as such, but we just have that sort of humor. I am secure in my masculinity, get over it.
I am a freshman at Purdue University, but I call Shelbyville,Kentucky home. Being from Kentucky doesn't mean I am a hick, as I have found most people from above our border seem to think. ...We have to work on our PR (observation to follow). I am trying to stay focused! I promise!! ... I am 19 and I enjoy long walks on the beach (laugh). Actually, I don't know if I like long walks on the beach. I wouldn't consider any walks I have had along the beach very long, but I like the beach! There is water andland, it blows my mind. You know what? who I am doesnt matter! I will just say that besides being just a student here I am a Midshipman in the NROTC program, I am on a NROTC sholarship. I am studying to be an engineer, so if you find my humor bad or my observations aren't on current topics in the news, thats why. I study a lot, and get out much less.
Ok, I am going to post this now, but cause Jacki "wants to go to bed". ok,ok!!

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