Sunday, October 26, 2003

"Mine is not to question why, mine is but to do or die"

- some unidentified wiseguy by way of Dr. Fleeker (Ben's undergrad biochemistry professor).

Physiological chemistry can do strange things to your brain. At this point I feel like I've ceased to fill my head and have begun to pressurize. Studying for this class is about as much fun as I remembered from undergrad... Will be glad when we're done with it. (I'm sorry, but enzyme kinetics, oxidative phosphorylation, and gluconeogenesis just don't excite me like they used to- don't worry... That was sarcasm ;^) ).
I have discovered the answer to late night studying blues... God bless the wonderful people at Perkins!! I don't know how I ever could have missed the fact that you can spend all night at that venerable establishment drinking 75 cent bottomless java mugs.
I have to work at 5:30 tomorrow... I think I should be sleeping. Yes.

Isn't it wonderful how inspired you can feel on a coffee buzz? Blarg... It's time for bed.

Thank you God for these little things that make life so much fun.


Friday, October 24, 2003

Its morning isn't it...? This early morning business is starting to get to me I think. I worked this morning at my large animal care technician job- starting at 5:30 am. There are few things that feel worse than having the alarm go off at 4:45, it being about 30 degrees outside and having to leave a nice warm bed. Discipline. Yes. Maybe I should take less hours... then again, maybe I should get a clue and just go to bed earlier. Regardless... It's time for class. Thank God it's friday. ;^) Ben

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Good evening! I'm waiting for my sheets to finish drying (nothing worse than damp sheets- they're the cotton "t shirt" style, sooo nice when they're warm and dry ;^) ) and figured I'd make good use of the time and post something. I worked today- I'm doing inventory right now for a professor in my department, lots of fun (heh). I wanted to pass on a verse that I found to be a special blessing today.

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath..."

-James 1:19

This one strikes especially close to home... grin. I am getting better at listening I think- I'm glad the Lord is still working on me, molding me to my predestined conformation to the image of Jesus Christ. God is good. I'm so excited... I just noticed that there is a possibility of snow this weekend... I'm such a north dakotan ;^). Good night friends. ~Ben

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Hi there everybody- welcome to my blog! Here you will find up to the minute (or whenever I get on here lol) musings, news, and other interesting information written by me. I had a long day today- was in the anatomy lab until about 7pm- class started at 8am. Mondays and tuesdays are always the most difficult days this semester it seems. As soon as they're out of the way it's smooth sailing :^) . Had a good visit with my new friend Kevin tonight- you should check out his website- it can be viewed at

Great articles, a discussion forum, awesome photography, the list goes on.

Thats about enough today for today... time for sleep. zzzzzzzzz

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Woa..... now to just figure out how to resize pictures. Heh heh heh.
This is how I think I can post pictures

This is a picture I took while I was out driving through the Des Moines River valley, out by Boone Iowa.

This is kind of a test post- I'm just seeing how this works. Hopefully I'll be able to do this easier and more often. ~Ben