Song o’ the week
Next to Me- Sleeping at Last.
It was the perfect soundtrack to my day of hiking yesterday as I triumphed over hills and woods and lakes.
Paul Kasay, my dear sweet ginger peach mac 5th roommate spirit animal, checked out my macbook pro today. And. it is totaled.
GOOD BYE SWEET SWEET MACBOOK. GOOD BYE!!
I WILL LOVE YOU 5 EVER. WE DID SO MUCH TOGETHER. I LITERALLY CAN’T NAME A HUMAN BEING (BESIDES MY MOM) THAT I SPENT MORE TIME WITH. GOOD BYE, GOOD BYE.
So earlier last week my laptop decided to keel over and die. It’s kind of weird thinking it’s actually been almost an entire 7 days since then because I’ve only used the computer twice. 3 times now including this morning in the past 6 days. I know that I’ve done it before traveling or abroad in another country but honestly, I’ve never been computer-less in my normal life that long. And I honestly didn’t even care that I didn’t have a computer. It was seriously awesome until I realized I had a poop ton of work I needed to do.
We are such a distracted people. I think it makes us kind of useless. I love my distractions but in the face of being constantly busy the past week, I could barely make time to read my bible. I think it hit me how thin I had stretched myself when after work on Monday, I just sat in my car for 30 minutes in silence. Just. Sitting. Just one moment where I wasn’t rushing. I was reading 1 Corin 3 this morning on my journey through the Pauline letters and I was convicted at how God will test our works! I am such a lazy fool that is passionless in comparison to some coworkers, friends, and church members that really inspire me. I felt myself becoming so angry and upset that a sin such as sloth exists last night. That I am such a partaker of such a sin but even more than that, with my time away from having a computer, how much everybody around me partakes in that. Rise Christian! May we work to proclaim Christ raised. May all our endeavors be consumed with what is too glorious for us to comprehend.
The last spring break of educational institutes brought me and my two decade-club best friends (all of us have been friends for over a decade, so uh, they are pretty much the oldest friends I have!) to Asheville, NC. Which is basically like the Portland of the south hahaha. So now with 16 eateries, 1 scenic mountain hike, 3 breweries, and countless laughs later, I can say that I am pretty content.
5 of the Creepiest Sites You’ll Visit Today
1. Neave.tv - The page is titled “Television Without Context” and features a constant loop of videos ranging from bizarre security camera scenes to voiced-over cartoons.
2. Sentimental Corp - The homepage alone will leave you wondering if you should go further. If you want to be confused and slightly disturbed, then the answer is yes. The gif-like icons at the top of the page redirect viewers to pages such as “Goat Worship”, which features a 30+ minute video of a demonic Ronald McDonald.
3. MarbleHornets - An introduction video plays automatically, explaining the story of a young filmmaker named Alex. Alex was working on a project when he suddenly dropped it and requested that the types be burned. He later disappeared. The channel owner posts various video entries that were left behind by Alex.
4. The Dionaea House - The site’s owner, Eric, has posted the lengthy, super creepy email correspondences between himself and a friend (Mark) who receives word that their old friend Andrew was involved in a murder-suicide. Mark timelines his investigation of their hometown and the house that he believes drove Andrew insane. (I highly recommend reading these.)
5. Magibon Project - You can see this one for yourselves.
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So waking up at 5 am to open eastside and THIS IS WHAT I END UP DOING. I must finish the Dionaea House!
HAHAHA. I feel like this is me at my job all the time. Here’s to you, all you handsome caffeine drinking men.
"Oh, if ever I get to heaven, it will be because God will, and nothing else; for I never did any thing of myself, but get away from God!"
Since I’ve started my senior year of college, Christine and I realized that we were living it BIG. Here and now, this time under our parents and in university and having constant financial security is the MOST comfortable we will EVER be. And I am still going to stand by those words just because I DON’T know my future and I sure know that those odds are pretty likely for Christine cause the mission life is more destitute than glamorous.
This has only produced more gratitude in the things I DO own, the things I enjoy, the things I see as a commodity. Why the Lord has chosen to bestow such material comforts to someone who squanders all of it is a mystery to me, but at the same time, I find it comforting that He pushes me into a thankful heart. That is humbled. That is gracious.
And it’s through showing me preemptively, possible idols in my life (goodbye fantastical dreams of becoming a wine connoisseur, not that I would actually try to achieve that, but that hobby is kind of expensive anyways), that even the silly fun commodities like wine tastings and photos of really awesome dream rooms go completely under my radar on things that I don’t think twice about in assessing just how rich I am. And I say this from a poor person college student.
In the next few weeks/months, I get to enjoy some really awesome adventures. I’m going backpacking next weekend to some canyons and then in March I’m taking a spring break trip to the mountains with some of the best friends I don’t deserve and then later that month, vertical caving! Then in May, possible camping in the Grand Canyons. Gosh these things seem like not-adventures because I dream too big sometimes and I think about globe trekking, but really, man praise the Lord! I get to meet new people, see His creations (and glorify Him when I do), and laugh and love with my closest friends. These things are awesome and I don’t deserve them, but yet my heart is still so hesitant to give praise to Him just cause I know the idolatry my heart partakes in with the good things He gives me. Spurgeon hit it on the nail, the heart is the most massive idol factory of all.
(Source: silencegiudesourminds, via fractalbynature)