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22

JCS Bowling

Posted on Sunday February 22, 2009 at 8:53pm in ,

I haven’t been posting much lately. Either February is turning out to be a very “exciting” month, or everything leading up to Japan seems pretty insignificant. But, as Saturday was a particularly fun day, I have some something to write about again. But first, I don’t know if I’ve talked about my new job at all… so I’ll start with that. I work at Web Development for my University. I’m in charge of converting old university department pages into CommonSpot (a content management system) and redesigning them to look pretty fit the look of the rest of the university website. The website I am currently working on is the Planetarium. As I write this, that link is the old version of the website. I’ve already completed the new design and it looks pretty spiffy… But, I had a lot of work to do. I’d say that old version is pretty much a train wreck of a website. The job itself is pretty dull but my coworkers are a lot of fun. Oh well, it’s easy work and good money.

A residence update: I got accepted into the Chancellor’s dorm. That’s the top dorm on campus, reserved for upperclassmen. The neat thing about Chancellor’s is that it’s an apartment style dorm. Each unit comes with 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom, and is fully furnished. It includes cable and high speed internet, heat, water, trash, ect ect. It’s basically a really sweet deal and it doesn’t cost much more than any of the other dorms. So, I’m really happy I got in! I move in a week or two after I get back from Japan.

Now, Saturday! Mike came with to my guitar lesson two weeks ago and he decided that he wanted to take lessons from my teacher, too. So, I picked Mike up on my way to my lesson and he waited until mine was over and then he got his. He said it was a pretty enlightening experience and it was a pretty fun time. After lessons and dropping Mike off, I went to Minneapolis with my family to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa’s birthday. I forgot to bring my camera, so I have no pictures to share, sorry.

When I got back from Minneapolis, I had to leave right away to go set up bowling for JCS. We went bowling at the Rec Center on campus. We actually had a pretty good turnout this time. Forgot my camera again… but Tomomi took a lot of photos (most are blurry because of the lighting and not using a flash):

JCS Bowling

JCS Bowling

JCS Bowling

JCS Bowling

JCS Bowling

Bowling was the highlight of the week. It was a lot of fun. After the games of bowling, we ordered pizza and sat around in KT Basement talking for several more hours. When we finally disbanded, I went over to Mike’s to give him some left over pizza (he left after the first game of bowling). Then, I played guitar with him there for a while and eventually left when I got tired. Good day!!

Today was pretty uneventful. I slept in, played guitar, and went shopping for new shoes (about that time). I found some good ones, but I had to make a special order for it. Should be in stock in a few days for pick up. Then, this evening I watched Ben Stein’s Expelled…

Expelled!

It was much less radical than I was expecting. I was thinking it would have to do more with religion and the education system. Rather, Ben Stein sets out to make the point that the possibility of Intelligent Design is being suppressed in the Science world. It didn’t really have much to do with religion at all, and I was kind of surprised by the rational approach that the film took. I think most people can agree that there are good arguments on both side, that debate is healthy, and that the best evidence should overcome. These are the points the movie tries to make. So, all in all I had no real complaints about the film other than it drags on at the end. I felt like I had already gotten the point long before the movie was finished and also thought that the connection they tried to make between Darwinism and Hitler was a bit of a stretch and completely unnecessary to their thesis. Overall, it was okay. Wouldn’t recommend it, but then again, I wouldn’t really say it’s bad either.

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