Archive for November, 2007

Thanksgiving in Vinita, OK…

November 27, 2007

Because SC is 16 hours away by car and more money than I have by plane, I spent my first Thanksgiving with my friend Brent (AKA Michael Ed…see 9/17 entry) and his family. I survived the two dogs (George, the ever-ready, but often-mistaken guard-dog and Molly, who never learned I am a turkey whore who does not share his food) and the two cats (Samoa and Simba, which I could not tell apart and who liked to jump on me while I slept).

I also found my new pastime: TCM…especially Mexican Spitfire (Lupe Velez) and Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) movies! I also fell in love (again) with BBC America, especially Bargain Hunt, How Clean is your House? and You Are What You Eat…so I fear I will do nothing from 1-4 PM every day but be glued to “Something a Little Brit Different”!

The countdown (9 class days left) to the end of my first semester in seminary has begun…as has mounting assignments to be completed in that time! In other words, gotta go!

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For all ya’ll waiting with fervent anticipation…

November 20, 2007

…I got the job! I will now be an employee of Metropolitan Community College-Longview, starting in January, provided that I turn my paperwork in! I will be teaching general biology to non-science majors…I’m excited and so should you!

I have finished reading four of my 8 books…and I hate biblical history writers! Good thing, it turns out (or at least it seems) that you don’t ACTUALLY have to use sources and references to support your case…you basically can say whatever you want (even if it doesn’t make any sense!) and then use other people’s words to support your flimsy position! I’m not (very) mad because now I can also make somewhat outlandish claims and be perfectly justified by my peers! My opus will be in three parts: Esther as Reform Jew (this semester), Daniel as Conservative Jew (next semester), and Ezra/Nehemiah as Orthodox Jew (on my own time, when I decide to publish it)…those curious about these working titles will have to wait for my book!

This will be the first year I do not spend Thanksgiving with my family (my mother is already having difficulty with this):

Pros: no intergenerational drama (my family is notorious and this year, with my cousin & her boyfriend and my brother & his fiancee, is no different)

Cons: I love my family and miss my immediate relatives (mom and bro)

I am assuaging my need for turkey and pumpkin pie by accompanying a friend to his home in Oklahoma…

Well catch ya’ll on the flip-side!

I’m not dead yet…

November 12, 2007

…but I am getting there: I need to read 8 books on Esther by Thanksgiving and write a 12-page paper on acculturation during the Babylonian exile…exciting stuff, I know!

Exams went well: made the only 100 in OT Survey (not that I’m bragging…too much!) and I feel certain I did well on NT survey concerning Matthew.

Will blog again after the interview Wednesday!

I might just have a job…

November 7, 2007

On November 14, at 10:30 AM, I have an interview to teach biology at Longview College in SKC (Lee’s Summit)…please pray about his because I:

1) really need a job to stay at MBTS and in KCMO

2) Would love to have this particular job!

3) really, really need a job if I plan on eating anytime!

¬†More on this later….

The most recent happenings…

November 1, 2007

My first seminary mid-term went great: I think I actually over-studied since some of the stuff I memorized wasn’t even on the test! Now I have the joy of writing a paper on Esther and acculturation in order to get an A in the class!

I won a raffle this week: the prize was a signed copy of “A Theology of the Church” by Daniel Akin, president of SEBTS. I am thoroughly excited since I was planning on buying the book anyway…whenever I get a job and have enough money!

I have broken out the blue jeans since it has become frosty and chilled in the mornings here in NKC…my fashion sense has improved accordingly!¬†

…and yes, I am still addicted to WOW: Level 14 on one, Level 12 on the other