Digital Cable Television

A new day. New days are for diffrent things. Okay, that’s lame. Moving right along to discussion …

Today was a little better at work on the ice box side … I went out one a ticket for about an hour or two so that makes work fly by and also makes me stay normal temp throughout most of the day. So it was good. I get to leave at 3:00PM, so I’m normally home by 4:00 (7 to 4). I’m hoping I can get something setup where I can work there while in college or something, as that would really, truely, be the optimal workplace, for various reasons. I love the laid back enviorment there.

When I got home I had to help clean the pool. My parents drained it and then refilled it after cleaning it. It was pretty nasty, but I got there right when they were getting done so the worst of the filth was out of the way before I got there.

I then went upstairs and checked out our digital cable which was installed today. I must say, it’s pretty nice. We get the Starz channels amoung a little over 100 other channels. It’s pretty good as we went about 3 or 4 years with no cable what so ever. I like the TV Guide, it’s nice to be able to see whats on instead of waiting for that TV Guide channel which has some of the worst programs and all that you must listen to. I put a nice little lock on the TV so R, M and NC-17 programs are blocked. 😛 Gotta put a password in to watch those programs. 😉

My internet just went out, which is ticking me off. It goes off sometimes and doesn’t work for a while …. makes me very mad. Esspecially when you had something you wanted to do or look up … but then find out you can’t because the thing isn’t working. The cable company gave some bogus answers today as to what the problem was. One, of which, was “connect it to your computer”. I can’t because it’s binded by MAC address and my NIC’s MAC address isn’t the one on the wireless router (which is actually spoofed with my old NIC). Then they said the CAT-5e cable might not be good … which is bogus because I just changed it. But hey, I know they don’t know much … they just read some books and are sent out to do installs when they’re really not qualified to do such. lol 😛 So I don’t blame them, I just wish they could fix it.

Ah good, it’s back on now. :)

I’m listening to the church service I didn’t get to listen to last night, so I’m gone.

Long Day

Today’s been pretty long, I guess. I woke up at a nice 5:20 AM, and was off to work by 6:06 AM. Work was … well … it was work. I like it, it’s great, but there is one thing I dislike: the air conditioning. It bothers me, and it bothers me bad. The huge A/C unit never shuts off. I mean never. It was on the entire day today. It’s probably between 50 and 65 degrees in the room (I’m tempted to bring a thermometor in there to actually see the exact temp).

Anyway … enough about that. 😛

I went off to AUM today to schedule my classes. I’ll be taking Pre-Calc, English, Music Appreciation (have to have a fine art), and American Government. It sounds pretty cool I guess. I’ll be going to school Monday thru Thursday 9:30AM to 12:15PM. Not too bad, not too bad. Orientation is August 18th, 2005. Classes start August 22nd, 2005.

When I got home from there, guess what I got in the mail? My letter from Emma. Emma’s so sweet. :) It came all the way from Canada … it took about 7 days total to get here. I’ve already wrote her back. For those that don’t know, Emma’s someone I met from Firestream. She’s one of the coolest girls I know. 😀

Well, almost time for bed. :( I was wanting to listen to something from New Life Church tonight, but have no time. :(

I should also mention Tim Linden‘s blog, which is one of my friends and who also hosts eblah.com for the masses. :) Very good man. He just recently got married to his forever girlfriend Natalie … who also has posted a few things on his blog.

Well, it’s 10:03PM … that means: bed time. Or, I “should” get in the bed but probably “won’t” get in the bed for another 30 minutes … but still. I’m out!

Been Busy

I’m not going to post much today. Sometimes the days seem to be so packed full of just anything and everything. It’s not too bad though. I get off of work at 3:00 now … for this week anyway. I really haven’t done much but just sat there and looked at websites (because there is not support tickets … so … I just sit and do that). I’m definatly not complaining. It’s not that bad, just gets boring sometimes. 😛 Oh, it’s also cold too. The A/C units are NEVER turned off. And I’m right under an A/C vent. It’s not that bad … just need to get out sometimes and thaw out. 😛

An interesting convo I overheard today. Someone was talking about someone else saying they weren’t a Christian because of something they did, and then this other person was “reassuring them” that they were “indeed” a Christian or whatnot. Now, I know I shouldn’t … but I just had to analise this. Before this person ended their conversation it was ended in “I know I’m a Christian … but … blah blah blah”. That got me to thinking … if you “know” you’re a Christian, then why add more after? It’s kinda like, “I know this because …” like “let’s reassure MYSELF that I am one”. That lead to further thinking … maybe people that say that aren’t Christians. Do I know who this was talking? No. Have I even met the person? Nope. So I can’t judge, nor am I, but I was just wondering why are they arguing and reassuring each other they’re good if they already KNOW they’re Christians?

Next comes a conversation with a “Christian” buisness owner who does “devotion” time before work each day. However, after this “devotion time” comes curse words left and right. Alright, I understand if they fly out sometimes (actually I don’t, because I can control my tounge, so I believe they should be able to as well) … but is this setting ANY sort of GOOD example for Christians? Heck no. It makes us as a whole look bad, and literally drives people away from wanting any part of it. It’s like “wow, I thought this person was diffrent …”. Now sure, this person could be a Christian … but wouldn’t it be pretty bad if they get to heaven and hear the words “I don’t know you” and the person jumps back with “but I spoke in your name”? It’ll be pretty bad for a lot of people … and these people will have the worst knowing they thought they knew Christ, but fell short. Just something to think on. You might not think cursing is wrong, but others see it as “filth” (as someone from work said) … and YOU’RE suppose to be an example for them. Getting by just because your so simpleminded and can’t change just a LITTLE for God is pretty shotty after Christ gave his life for you. Again, something to think on.

Now ….. time to get to other tasks on my agenda!