Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This is taken from www.gamestop.com. It's a review someone wrote for the PlayStation 3 video game console. Read and enjoy.
"PS3 a Fluke?" By Swiper72
The PlayStation 3 is a pretty good system but only for it's gaming exclusives. Other then that. Head for another console. You'll only want to play it for maybe God of War, Ratchet and Clank. But those are few from many more. But if you want to play MAG. There's no difference from that to Modern Warfare 2's Online for the 360. 360 has expensive online but it's worth $50. It's like a whole new game in itself. If you want the PS3 for Blu-Ray. there's no difference from it and a regular DVD. Your watching the same thing and the jokes are no funnier or the drama more dramatic. So.. I say to you. buy a PS3, or wait 2 years for the next generation? It's your wallet. So. If you like cheap gaming, head for the Wii or PS3. The Wii system is more superb for non-hardcore and relaxing. the 360 keeps hardcore gaming along with RPG and startegy. While PS3 flatters with graphics. so I say. Buy what?
Buy what indeed Swiper72. I feel as if someone has swiped your ability to make full complete sentences. I think my favorite thing by far in this review is when he says, "If you want the PS3 for Blu-Ray. there's no difference from it and a regular DVD." I think that anyone with half a brain (one half more than swiper) knows that at this point, Blue-ray is so amazingly superior to DVDs. It's as if he is saying reel-to-reel is no better than i-tunes. If I ever meet swiper72 I'm going to ask him who his English teacher was. I will then proceed to his/her house and punch them in the mouth.
PS when I went to proof this on Microsoft Word, my little paper clip killed himself...thanks swiper
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tonight I try and sleep
Praying that you don't make a peep
I've worked all day long
And I can hear your songs (mostly rap)
Curled in my bed I dream
Planning my scheme
*Ricky did not write this...nor is he racist...hahaha
*EDIT The previous picture has been replaced with a less offensive one. Sorry...haha
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
In this edition of Dear Neighbors... I would like to address the topic of love. You might wonder why love has anything to do with my neighbors...seeing as Ricky hates them, but I assure you that you will fully understand love and neighbors. It’s like a warm fuzzy blanket for your soul!
So, I was at school and get a call from Ricky what follows is the exact word for word conversation
Me: What do you want Ricky?!
Ricky: I hate our neighbors!
Me: What did they do this time Ricky?
Ricky: One of them punched one of the other neighbors in the mouth.
Ricky: He punched a girl in the mouth.
Me: There better not be blood all over the place!
Ricky: She was bleeding, and her friends were yelling, “You shouldn’t have done that! You don’t mess with us!”
Me: Where are the parents?
Ricky: I don’t know…
Me: Well are you going to call the cops?
Ricky: I don’t know... Why can’t people be civilized?
Me: Ricky, we can’t get people at LBC to be civil, how do we expect our neighbors to be?
So that pretty much ended the conversation. Ironically it made me think about love. I mean if some chick walked up to me and punched me in the mouth, I would be more than a little surprised, because after all we are (acting) adults. But, we are talking kids that are barely teenagers. What if (now this is a big what if) what if, he likes this girl. Could it be possible that he has no way of showing proper love because he has never seen proper love?
Think about that one…
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
OK, so the current time is 11:40pm on a Tuesday
Oh! I almost forgot...some background
The neighbor lady has .....4 kids? all under the age of 15
She doesn't work
...I think that's all you really need to know...for now
So, it's 11:40pm
Since I have been typing a door has been slammed 4 times
Children have been running up and down the hallway 5 times
"Mom" has yelled at one of the possible 4 children 3 times
So far this has equaled a total of 12 times that Higgins has been annoyed
So my question for the night is this...do I wait for Ricky to come home...fresh from work...tired and wanting to go to sleep...orrrr do I go down stairs and politely knock on the door and ask them to shut it?
I think...that I enjoy fireworks...so I'll wait for Ricky
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I'm thinking of a time, place, and person....
The Middle East...yes!
So here is the story, Jesus wakes up one morning and says, "Hey, I think today I'll go to the temple for passover and pray." This was nothing new for Jesus, because after all, it was His fathers house and many times in scripture we find Jesus, praying, teaching, or just hanging out in and around the temple. So Jesus walks (I still hate you Kanye West) to the temple and finds it rather crowded because today many people are bringing sacrifices to the temple. And what does he see, people, selling animals for sacrifice. Now, we can debate over why someone would buy one of these animals, but the fact remains that they were making an unfair profit on the sins of others. This angered Christ. Why? Because they were defiling the temple, the Holy place. Christ was filled with a righteous anger.
I look at this story today and I ask myself, why was Christ so angry. We don't see too many times in scripture images of an angry Christ. Yet, I have applied this to life today. And maybe I'm off base with this but here is how I see things, so hang on this might be a stretch.
As I see it, Christians have God living inside of them. This fact makes us the temple of God. And, being the temple of God, we anger Christ(God), when we do things to defile that temple. Now, let me clarify, that I'm not talking about pericings or tattoos. I'm saying that our actions, words, and thoughts defile that temple. This is why it important to take a stand against such things that will defile our temple. Not to mention, if we are to claim to have Christ inside us, then we need to have that same righteous anger, when people around us, attempt to defile our temple. How will we react to our actions when they cause dissension with the word of God?
So, I sit here and meditate on Matthew 21:12-17. And I wonder...will I let myself, or anyone else defile my temple? And how will I react to those that try to turn my, house of prayer into a den of thieves.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Last night I stepped into a not so crowed concert venue surrounded by friends and strangers, all looking to connect with music. As each band played we were treated to differing vocal and musical stylings. Finally, Mae stepped on stage. The crowd was alive, there energy was peaking, they were ready. As the band filled the room with music I closed my eyes and journeyed to a previous time and place. I found myself standing completely alone admist the crowd, I let the music flood over me and take me back. Each lyric had a special place in my mind, each guitar strum resonated deep within me, and each drum beat brought clarity. This was Multisensory Aesthetic Experience, this was Mae.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Anyway, Tachamichi (a 19 year student) asked if he could borrow my Japanese Bible so he could read it tonight when he went home to his homestay. Then tomorrow, if I can wake myself up in time for chapel we are going to meet them, and then they will be going to another class with us.
Tachamichi told me that I would be a good teacher, because my face was kind. How cool is that? I think it's pretty cool. I can't wait to hang out with them tomorrow. I would like to get to know them better. Tachamichi wanted to play pool so hopefully their schedule won't be as demanding tomorrow. Ahhhhh I'm almost giddy, its rather sick. haha
I need Japan
Also, pray that our school can set up a partnership with Tokyo Christian University...because there are talks...and I would love nothing more than to be able to study in Japan for a semester. God I love that country!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
"Summer Nights" - Rascal Flatts Official Music Video
Monday, August 31, 2009
Despite the illness of my grandmother this summer has been pretty disaster free and kinda on the boring side. I mean even the trip back to Ohio was really good. I did get to be around my relatives which I hardly ever get to see and I got some work done.
Spiritually it was a weird summer. There were some good highs, but for the most part I stayed away from church. Like others, I've been turned off by church completely. Having worked in one for 4 years I know all the ins and outs, I know the secret meetings, the back fighting, the ignorance. I understand why a non Christian would stay away from church. Because it's exactly why I'm not going. I did listen to Calvary on the radio today and I did feel left out, I do like going to Calvary but the more I go, the more I feel like getting involved. Which I feel for me is not something I want to undertake at this moment. Like I said, church has left a bitter taste in my mouth and until I get over that I don't want to be a part of it. In the future I would still like to work with youth and children because I have a passion for that. It's just a shame that a group of people can stifle that.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season...
I hope I'm ready
Thursday, August 20, 2009
So I spent the past week in Ohio. I got a chance to visit with my grandmother, as well as fortify my hatred for hospital.
Check out this song, Owl City is my new fav
That's all for now kids
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Recommended music download - Owl City
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Sometimes I am thrown by the wind and the waves
Sometimes I'm swimming in the deep end
Can I stay Afloat, Stay Afloat
In the rain, there is a storm, barely breathing as I paddle...
I am sinking- Does it matter?
In my final breath, my only hope , you come to save me...
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Jack Higgins :: Chicago Sun-Times :: Photo Gallery
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Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
In other news a blog that I follow got their youtube account suspended so the video is my previous blog no longer exists. Sorry :)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This video just screams "I need to notify you when you move into my neighborhood"
Monday, August 3, 2009
"Not only must our relationship to God be right, but the external expression of that relationship must be right. Ultimately God will let nothing escape, every detail is under His scrutiny. In numberless ways God will bring us back to the same point over and over again. He never tires of bringing us to the one point until we learn the lesson, because He is producing the finished product."
Sometimes we wonder, "How long do I have to go through this," or "Why is this happening again?" In all reality God is teaching us, and sometimes we don't always learn from the first time. We need to be honest with ourselves. Are we destined to repeat our mistakes or are we going to learn from them and move on? I fear that if we don't learn, we will be in a continual state of disillusionment thinking that we are over certain problems when we are really just ignoring them.
How long will we fight the change? How long will we continue our futures to go unchanged? Are you destined to make the same mistakes over and over or are you going to really change?
"Let your endurance be a finished product, so that you may be finished and complete, with never a defect." James 1:4
Friday, July 31, 2009
Ok, so I don’t really know if he said that, but I’m sure at some point he had to deal with issues of this caliber. To elaborate, I’m trying to file for unemployment, to help compensate for some of the lost wages that I have incurred over the past few months. While working at … they have severely cut our hours to the point where I’m usually the only one who gets hours other than management. And there is nothing anyone can do because corporate sets our hours. Thus, I am applying for some help.
Current 3 TV Addictions:
America’s Got Talent
Current 3 Music Addictions:
30 Seconds to Mars
The Bird and The Bee
I started this new blog for a couple reasons. First being that I no longer use my previous blog (located at xanga.com/arawk) and I’m pretty sure no one really uses xanga anymore. I would also like to keep everyone updated on when I post or am working on new video’s for youtube. (Those videos can be found here and here). Also, I will be posting about new article’s I’m writing for the school newspaper and looking for feedback on things to write about.
In the mean time, this is just an intro post, nothing too serious. So until next time, you stay classy!