Thursday, February 28, 2008

Goodies to Share.

A time when Tyler Morgan (from camp Mivoden) came to visit and I made a bunch of people go out to eat at the Olive Garden, they didn't know him at all. p.s. he took the picture, that's why he's not in it.

Photo by Leslie B.

Photo by Leslie B.

The apartment at Christmas Time

Well Everyone! I'm on Spring Break and maybe headed your way! I'm going home to California! I'm going to hang with my parents and sleep in my house! And for a little part of it I'm going to Socal in the Loma Linda area to see some good friends!

Let me name most the people I'm excited to get to see and tell me if you wish you'd get to see these beautiful people too: Aaron, Amy, Ashley, Kenny, Joe, Tori, Maranatha, Jason Nouch, Jeff tata (is from southern but he and I will go surfing when I'm there.) all of my grandparents, Taylor, Danelle, Andre, and probably some other good peeps.

By the way I love you.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Forgetfullness Reminds Me.

Mustache March Approaches. Actually, I had to shave recently for something and I grow facial hair so slow but I was working on the Facial hair February. Now I am way behind... But Alas I will get my Asian facial hair back!

But everyone grow that stuff!! Why do I love this? I don't know! Maybe cuz I will never be able to grow good facial hair ever!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cell Culture?

Zach will be putting on a stage performance and gallery showing on thursday night March 13! We shot a movie downtown in an alley way as an intro. We were supposed to look like people that were drawn, we did look like Tim Burton creations, edward scissorhands people/homeless/zombies/mimes, etc. The idea was to have us moving around in an alley and at the end of the shot the camera would enter into somebody's mouth and into the body, where Zach will present his art inspired by cellular structures in the body. Here's the cast of the film and the stagehands.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

In the Mind of Matt Thiessen

I heard the reverberating footsteps
Synching up to the beating of my heart,
And I was positive that unless I got myself together,
I would watch me fall apart.
When I got tired of running from you
I stopped right there to catch my breath
There your words they caught my ears
You said, “I miss you son. Come home”
And my sins, they watched me leave
And in my heart I so believed
The love you felt for me was mine
The love I’d wished for all this time
And when the doors were closed
I heard no I told so’s
I said the words I knew you knew
Oh God, Oh God I needed you
God all this time I needed you, I needed you
And I so hate consequences
And running from you is what my best defense is
I hate these consequences
Because I know that I let you down
Now I don't wanna deal with that

I look under the tree
But there’s nothing to see
Cause it’s a broken heart that you’re giving me
I can’t figure you out
Is this what Christmas is all about
Cause it’s a broken heart that you’re giving me
Jesus, I plead
Please purify me
Make my heart clean
Drench me with your mercy
Jesus, I pray
I love you, I need you
For the rest of my days
I swear I will seek you
To the best of my ability
I'm practicing humility
And I lay myself before
'Cause less is more.
You cried wolf
The tears they soaked your fur
The blood dripped from your fangs
You said, "What have I done?"
You loved that lamb
With every sinful bone
And there you wept alone
Your heart was so contrite
You said, "Jesus, please forgive me of my crimes
Sanctify this withered heart of mine
Stay with me until my life is through
And on that day please take me home with you"

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Way down on 3 South.

I'm at work right now at Memorial Hospital floor 300 south! It's 12:46 a.m.. And I sitting in the nursing station with all my homies or co-workers, Nurses and CNAs alike. Right now is the down time, we get to sit and wait for a uncomfortable patient to call and then treat them accordingly. I have some good patients. One was hurting real bad, I gave some pain medicine and then started to talk about dancing to distract her, we both got really excited. She was talking to me about the dances she does and used to do, I talked about mine, we discussed the "chicken", "swing", "electric slide", ballroom "waltz" "two step" I started dancing around the room, she had to stay in bed. bummer.:) Also one of the CNA's working right now is super funny, she always tells me I have "soap opera" hair. I don't know what that means. but I don't do anything to it actually. We have matching color scrubs, she said, "Ryan's my friend, he's the only one who can dress like me." she just told someone they "smelled like a freshly cooked biscuit." I hold my gut and laugh. Tonight is good, but I have 2 tests on Friday and I should be studying. I also had a confused patient that kept ripping off her gown and throwing it on the floor confusedly and angrily. But alas, I am happy and wanted to tell you about some of the good and bad briefly, back to caring for patients and charting!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Losing it.

I have so much random junk in my mind.

we all wanna be unique but we all wear the same styles of clothes and brand names. I'm deciding to have a uniform for myself, same clothes all the time. is that a good conclusion to make?

From the book Mr. God this is Anna - "Being dead was nothing to get fussed about. Dying could be a bit of a problem, but not if you had really lived. Dying needed a certain amount of preparation and the only preparation for dying was real living, the kind of preparation old Granny Harding had made during her lifetime."

My mom has applied for a Science teacher job at Gem State Academy, around Boise Idaho.

I had chest pains last night when I was playing floor hockey... like a harsh side ache in my chest. I got too excited with an adrenaline rush I guess. I knew i wasn't having a Pulmonary embolism or MI, but what if i was? okay i wasn't obviously.

My sister got a tattoo in thailand on her shoulder.

I work nights in the hospital, i don't sleep that much i guess, but I feel good, maybe even better than before. am I wierd? I like work.

We have Nerf gun wars in the apartments tournament style... we stay up late, it's intense, we can get really into it.

Zach is going to have a art performance show and gallery viewing soon, we're going to wear outfits like some acrobats in cirque de soleil do and run around on stage.

Tomatoes are the fastest food we go through in our house. we buy them by the 20's and they run out fast.

Also I love you! what do you have to say pal?

how do you think an atheist answers the question Where do you think the impression that everyone has that there is a Right or Wrong comes from?

I need prayer, will you pray for me?

I'm going to grow a handle bar mustache.

check out Jon Foreman's new music, really good, check him out on myspace i guess.

Monica and I are on the cover of an Insight Magazine. find it and laugh, it's funny.

try toast with pesto spread across it, feta cheese, tomato slice, spinach, really fast and easy snack. I eat that all the time.

Friday is a good day.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Give me a Home.

Love dies, when Growth Stops.

Build me a home inside Your scars.
Build me a home inside Your song.
Build me a home inside Your open arms.
The only place I ever will belong.

Super Important Info.

just a picture of cool peeps on the downtown hill (we made it into a chattanooga newpaper from being there so long and having so much fun.)

today marks the start of Facial hair February which will lead to Mustache March

today is Tie-Day Friday, i'm currently wearing a necktie.

just thought I'd let you know, Zachs and my room is themed birds, don't have much birdstuff at this time... feel free to contribute cool bird art and pictures to our room.