Saturday, September 27, 2008

Breagan and I went to the ND/Purdue game. Goooooo Irish!

The Logan Village RA's hosted a spa night. Lauren and I decided to go for the facials and pedicures.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Being silly at the bowling alley

Longboard down the stairs?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I've spent the last weekish learning how to longboard. A longboard is similar to a skateboard with the two main differences (as far as I can tell anyway) being 1) the board is more flexible and 2) the wheels are softer, allowing for faster riding. Other differences include the trucks, the concavity of the board, and the style of riding. Anyway... thus far, I've learned to stand on the board in a few different ways, push while already moving, ride over speed-bumps, and travel down a few hills. It's a new, fun, and exciting way to travel! With one exception... the tired muscles that come as a result of boarding. After riding around for several hours yesterday afternoon/evening, I woke up this morning and found my first few steps to be quite laborious.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Opera and ND

I just finished my first musical engagement of the school year. The music department hosted an opera rewritten by Rob Rhein - Impresario by Mozart. It is a comedy featuring groups of actors/actresses auditioning for a theater manager, the impresario. Each group that auditions performs a scene from a play or musical. For the purpose of relating to Bethel's audience, Rob rewrote each of the audition scenes using excerpts from recent productions put on my Bethel's theater department. About half of the opera is spoken. The musical half was accompanied by piano, violin, cello, and flute; I played the second violin part. Although I really don't enjoy operas, this was an exception. The scenes were so hilarious that I couldn't help but enjoy myself.

Earlier tonight, before the opera, Peter and I went to his brother's house for a ND opening season party. During the first quarter, I pushed Peter's niece around in her 'boat,' went to the 'park' (i.e. the kitchen), crawled around like a 'teddy bear,' and played 'football.' We had a good time :P Peter took over for me during the second quarter so I could watch the game. I ended up having to leave during the fourth quarter in order to get back to Bethel in time for the opera. But the Irish still won, even without me there watching them. Go figure.

I ended the evening with the Dukes of Hazzard. Life doesn't get any better.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

I spent this weekend at home again. Breagan and I came home just in time to see Caleb's varsity football game. This is the first chance I've had to see him play varsity, so it was pretty exciting. Saturday provided me with ample time to complete the homework I was assigned. Ugh. Both Saturday and Sunday were filled with Dillian's softball games... this weekend was the Church Tournament. I was able to see one of his games on Sunday. He hit an infield homerun! Monday was a fun day - I showed Ben & Isaac how to paper mache, went kayaking on the river with a friend, and helped mom a little bit with the corn freezing process. And I returned to school just in time for a nice walk with Peter, his brother, sister-in-law, and niece. After his niece went to bed, the four of us spent a couple of hours playing games and watching hilarious online videos. All in all, it was a very nice weekend :)