The most engaging life I've ever had

exciting, fun, a little intimidating, definitely worth it.



The DST bill got defeated! for now at least. I was afraid I would have to move. A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy comes out today. Sounds like a good movie. And I just got back from my last Econ class. Which means that now I am an expert in local and world financial policy and monetary management. Look out Mr. Greenspan, Here I come! Tonight is the last CORPS Rally of the year. I've been asking people to come all year and nobody has ever taken me up on it, so if you read this come to STEW 320 at 7:30 p.m. for a great speaker, and fun games, and more; and if that sounds to dull for you then maybe you could come for my sake, so I won't be totally depressed at my lack of ability to interest people in really great programs.



Summer Days

I had a nice post but my computer crashed and bloggers recover post thing dosen't work. SOOO here we go again. Ross is so cool~ took me out to eat in celebration of my Instrument. Had my last 7:30 this morning, then I got a library card for the W. Laf library. Easiest place to get a card. And they have one for your key ring too. So I sent some scholarship requests and started thinking about what I need to do this summer. Here's my list so far:

Run mornings (6 to 7) with Caleb?
Work mornings (after 7 to 12)
Finish TMS and Romans 15 (12 to 1) and maybe eat, maybe start work on Romans 16
Work evenings (1 to 9:30)
Play soccer and tennis and maybe take Stacey and/or Nicole to ritters or someplace like that (9:30 to 10:30)
Study my 727 systems, KingAir, and Seminole manuals (10:30 to 11:30)
Read Ryle's Practical Religion and some other good book (11:30 to 12:30)
Devotions and prayer (12:30 to 2)
Catch up on sleep (2 to 5:55)

That looks like a good schedule. Everything is manditory except for the play sports part. (I just thought I might want to have a little fun) But since studies have proven that I can go for whole days without sleep, I can always squeeze some more stuff in my last slot there.

But now I am going to bed.
And I am taking my Commercial oral exam guide with me.


Yay! Super Duper

Thanks for praying guys! I passed. So now I am an instrument pilot. I have a little piece of paper that makes me invurnable to all weather. I can fly into class 5 super-cell embedded squall line Thunderstorms that would normally rip me and my plane to shreds, but I will hold up my temporary airman certificate and a little protector bubble will magically appear around my plane and I will pass safely through.

Anybody want a ride?

They will be free for about a week until I get my Commercial.


Insturment Checkride in 15 hours

please pray for me

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Here's kudos to the best kid brother ever!

For your birthday present I decided to not post those pictures of you that you didn't want anybody to ever see.


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Fireside chat last night was so cool! We looked at Philippians 2 and the lives of Timothy and Epaphroditus ~ right up there with Shamgar for the best name ever.
I got signed off for my Instrument Flight test this morning. I found ou that I was two points short of an A in Commercial Ground even though I aced the final. So I did a few quick worksheets and COMMERCIAL GROUND IS OVER!!!!! :) Big Smiles :)

My tulips finally bloomed! They are purple. But not this color of purple. More of a really deep velvet purple. They would have gone really well with some yellow flowers that were just starting to pop up, except the evil jeep villain decided to drive through the flower bed again and smashed them.

Now as I said yesterday, Eric helped me deepen my confusion. I think that was wrong. I just did it to myself. I am confused about relationships. I grew up with the mind set that it was not really good for a guy (me) to even look at a girl. This presupposition was confirmed by Matthew 5:28: But I say to you that whoever LOOKS at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. And by all the verses in Proverbs about the strange woman. Paul, in 1st Corinthians 7 especially in vs 32-33 clearly states that being married makes you worldly and keeps you from thinking about Christ. Add to that the fact that Jesus and ALL the godly men in the Bible stayed single, and Joseph physically ran away from a girl, and looking at a girl made David sin and you have a pretty convincing case that females are just bad stuff. They were the primary threat to my relationship with Christ and they are everywhere.

But then I came across the words I put in small print in Matthew 5:28 and Proverbs 18:22 ~Whosoever finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord. and A prudent wife is from the Lord (Prov 19:14) and It is not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). So I was like ok maybe I was wrong. Maybe girls aren't all bad, I mean if they are anything like Sugar and Spice (my sisters) they are probably nice and considerate and maybe even fun to hang out with. So now I can maybe say more than "hi" without taking away any of my relationship with Christ, and maybe even building it up a little. But getting married is still a long shot- I want to give all of everything I have to the service of my Lord and getting married will force me to provide for her, and take away some of the reckless abandon with which I can currently dispose of myself.

So Saturday night we looked at Proverbs 18:22 again and I noticed that it says "Whosoever FINDS a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord." I was like "Wait a minute! This is not cool. Does that mean that I am supposed to LOOK for a wife? I mean you really can't be serious." But the words didn't change and the questions persisted. So this is a very new concept to me and I'm trying to find out that it is wrong. If God wanted me to get married He would let me know by .... oh I don't know.... A voice from heaven or the council of a pastor or something.

So that is my great contention. What do you guys think? Are we supposed to actively seek out a wife? Won't that lead to complications and huge problems if you guess wrong? And you girls, what do you think about being found? Does that involve being lost or hiding something maybe?

Anyway this post is already far to long and I must clean my room now. Happy Reading. †


Mass Confusion

Yesterday I got a brief stint at home. I went down for CYA since I didn't like the snow up here. It was worse in Indy. We were supposed to do a campfire and stuff, but we moved it instde because it was a bit chilly. Eric led the study in Proverbs due to the absence of James. It furthered the confusion in my mind. Then we watched Finding Neverland. Good movie. Stacey ordered pizza! She was home alone since the parents and the youngers went to Evansville. I loaded a picture on the puter so I could have a real profile pic, but I didn't have time to post it. I got back at about 1:30 this morning.

Today was ok. It would have been great if it weren't for me. Pastor Long blessed us with a most thought provoking sermon about Conflict with Christ in legalism and attitudes. I was really excited because I had invited a ton of people to church and the fireside chat afterwards, but all of one person came. Jared's sermon was really good. He preached about finding Christ in all of scripture ~ even books like Proverbs and Zechariah. I'll have to talk about the chat tomorrow because it was so good and I get to fly at 7:30 so I need to be in bed.


Friday is over

My final was super! I had trouble defining the difference between a stormscope and weather radar, but other than that I think I did really well. I was like bam bam bam bam bam....x12 for the Vmc factors and the TCAD vs. TCAS and Good vs. Bad Hydrometers questions. I think I am going to buy most of next year's books from Nate Malafa because he will be flying fighters and won't need Boeing systems manuals and also because he can give me a way better deal than the $400-600 that they would cost new. I just hope Purdue dosen't do something drastic like switch from Siminoles and KingAirs to C-310s and CRJs. Of course CRJs would be totally cool for training time, but that would mean I would have to buy a whole new set of literature. I was going to do an extra flight slot today. But the sky was 400' OVC and that was before the thunder started. So now I am look at tomorrow for a IFR checkride signoff. Pray that it would happen. †



I have a final tomorrow. I have to remember the 12 Vmc items and the effect they have on an aircraft. If you really want to know you can read them at the end of the post. I also have a quiz right before my final and quantum physics homework righ after. Then I almost fly and almost get my sign-off for my checkride. We will have to see what happens. I sure wish I could be a lot closer to being perfect. Or at least a lot farther away from being totally sinful. I invited three friends to church tonight. I hope they come. I hope they come to the Fireside Chat too. Along with the three other friends who I invited to that. Pray that all would be able to come for it would put them in much more influential and wise hands than I could ever hope to have. 1 Tim 1:15

12 Vmc items
-Critical engine out - bad because it creates the most adverse yaw
-Dead engine windmilling - bad because it creates more drag
-Flaps in t/o position - bad more drag
-Cowl flaps in t/o position - bad more drag
-Trim set for t/o - bad because you need more tail-down force = more drag
-Good engine at max power - bad because of more adverse yaw
-Gear up - bad because it eliminates keel effect of gear
-Standard conditions - relative to current conditions
-Rotate out of ground effect - bad because there is less drag in ground effect
-Aft CG - bad because the rudder is less effective due to a shorter arm length
-Up to 5 degree bank towards good engine - good reduces adverse yaw and roll
-Gross weight - good because it has more inertia

And there you have it. I remembered 10 without looking!


------- No Flight -----------

Because we got bumped off by checkrides. oh well. How did you do Shawn? I prayed for you. Hopefully Matt got his holding down this time. A thunder storm is coming up and so I am going to go watch it. Anyone want to sit on the roof with me?



Physics Labs are done Forever!!!!!

ups ^v^v and ^v^v downs

Yesterday was wild. It started good because I was with my family. Then it got bad bacause I had to leave. Then it got good because the weather was nice and I got to class in plenty of time. Then it got bad because my arch-nemisis drove his jeep over my flowers and blogger wouldn't let me add links and I found out that I left my cell phone at home. Then it got WAY better because I flew and my instructor said it was like flying with a totally different person and that if I did one more flight like that he would sign me off for my INSTRUMENT CHECKRIDE!!!!!! and the sun looked really cool. And the sons of Korah didn't die when the earth swallowed him up which explains why there were Psalms for the sons of Korah.

Pray that my next two flights would be perfect.

Jonathan how do you want your nothings delivered? Air mail?



Went home friday to finish up my super cookout streak, but I am back now. My cousin turned 18! It's really hard to believe. I actually got eight hours of sleep one night! Pastor Faris gave a really good sermon yesterday. You should have been there.


I need a break


I finally got to do the flight I have been dreaming of for two years. We went out and did maneuvers to get used to the plane consisting of three times pitching up 60 degrees and banking the plane through 45, 90, and 135 degrees down through the horizon. Then Professor Stanley demonstrated a vertical loop and I did one. It was so cool. Like nothing I ever imagined. But my stomach never imagined that feeling either and I promptly hurled so we had to go back to the airport. Hopefully I will get to do the aileron rolls and spins before the end of the semester.

We had a cookout tonight. Not half of the people we invited showed up. I should have invited the folks from flight, physics, and econ. We discussed why burnt stuff is called Cajun. I seemed to be the only one who properly remembered ancient history and informed everyone that it was because the Greeks had a naval battle against the Cajuns in which they tried out their new fire-boat technology. It worked much better than expected and the Cajuns were burnt to a crisp. In the words of King Hypothenias of the Cajuns: "IIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEE." Anyway, for the victory party, the Greeks were all grilling outside the Parthenon and one of them burned the mutton for his MLT (there's nothing like a good MLT where the mutton is all tender and juicy) and he was like "Hey! This looks Cajun!" Well, the name stuck and everyone called burned stuff Cajun happily ever after.

Oh, check out the new link>>>>>>>
If you look at the comments on one of the posts you will see a survey that I took that confirmed that I am in the right church for what I believe. (As if I ever doubted) You might also note that I am less Roman Catholic than Jared. :)

Also If you want a link to your blog on here just tell me as I might soon open it to the highest bidder. (even if all the bids are nothing)


short easy plain simple
no rhymes need apply I am
addicted to haiku



are very good. about like tuna salad. flying however is frusterating because I know I should and can do better if I would just focus a little harder.
~2 flights to instrument checkride


R. P. Feynman said:

"I am going to tell you what nature behaves like. ...Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, 'but how can it be like that?' ...Nobody knows how it can be like that."
This statement was firmly endorsed in my physics class Friday. I almost stood up and said Hey I'm Nobody!
Now I am at the end of a most blessed day of rest. This morning Pastor Olivetti preached from Proverbs 6 about Unfaithfulness. Reminded me of a story I was told by a customer at work last summer(don't ask unless you really want to know). Harsh but still great truth of 6:34&35.
Sat outside on my (Ross's) bench and read a great book until I was assulted by Caleb. After avoiding battery by three feet (haha Caleb) I greeted my family who decided to come up for a short visit.
And mom cut my hair! yay! So I spiked it straight up when whe was done, and seeing as I did not get much protest, I decided to keep it that way. Come and check me out! At church this evening I found out that Ryan works with the dad of the guy who crashed the plane up here.
Shrek is staring at me, so I need to feed him and fix his head.



is a great word until you read it like 20 times in one news story. Also 40 is a great number until you see it as a score for a physics test. I don't know what my problem is. I study and and study and study and I still don't get the right answers. Maybe it is my attitude. Maybe I should B Positive. I need to think of a jingle that will help me do better than a C in this class. How about... um ummmm..... never mind. My hair is now longer than it has ever been since before jr. high I think. I don't like long hair. Gets stuck on my face when I take a shower after I haven't shaved for a while. I aksed Sean to cut it last night but he sent home his clippers with his sister so I might get Ross to do it Saturday if he still has his clippers. Or I could just let it grow the rest of the way over my ears. Hmm... That might be kinda cool. So I'll either do that or gel it straight up. lol Life is fun.
God bless yall.


Physics, Flight and physiks

My physics test being finally over and my great post about the battle with the dreaded Dr. physomonger being deleted by blogger, I will skip right over to anounce .....bum bum bum...... drum roll.... I did my last cross-country today!! and I did my long one yesterday where I got to talk to dad AND fly farther east than ever before! Of course there is a downside to every life- mine being that sometime in the last two weeks I got a horrible virus for which I need an acclaimed physik. The spooner-a virus is a trojan that rebuilds itself like cancer so unless you get it all out it will always come back. And it has been coming back to my computer a lot.


How blessed is the man whose sins have all forgiven been!

I don't know why I made that title, it's just been in head all day. Yesterday mi padre y mis mayor y menor hermanas visita con comida y mi padre compra un cadena por mi bici. iGracias padre! Gracioso que Dios sabe exactamente que yo necesito y toma medidas para el.
iBendeci Domingo!


It really is amazing what regular posts do for readership

When I don't post for awhile, I only get like seven people a day looking at my site, but if I get into a good run of posts I get an average of 25 per day!

Pray for me cause I'm feeling rather nauseous and I'm supposed to fly today and I don't want to be sick. I'm not sick. I'm not sick. I'm not sick. There, I feel better now. Or not.



I was feeling really weird today. I could barely get out of bed this morning even though I woke up half an hour before my alarm. Then I walked down to campus and and did my stuff there. My first two classes let out a little early so I got everywhere on time without my bike. My friend and I are so good at physics! He understands about 3/4 of it and I get the 1/4 that he dosen't so we work together and get all our homework right. To bad we can't do our exam together. Cause when we work alone we hardly get anything right. Anyway I got home and puttered around and went to bed and slept for like two hours until Andrew came over.
I think I have a mild case of bipolar disorder(a.k.a. manic depressive).