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September 17th, 2008

Navy future

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In five months I'm going into the Navy; which, means moving out of my parents home, going to boot camp, and becoming a totally different person. I'm scared, excited, hopeful, and amazed. I haven't been doing has many push ups as I should and I have a test coming up in January when I have to do around 40 push ups, 50 sit ups, and run a mile and half. I doubt I'd be going in the Navy if I hadn't failed in so many classes, but on the other hand I wanted to go to school more after getting my two year degree and I didn't know where the money would come from. I'm not trying to say I'm going into the Navy because I failed school and needed money for any future educational goals. What I'm saying is I believe the first plan I had didn't work out and this is a second idea. No one even forced me to join.
I am looking forward to the experiences, fun, and money I will have in the Navy. Also, I still want to go back to School but I need to decide what I want to do with my life.

So this is future Navy guy signing off!

August 29th, 2008

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Ubiquity Will Not Be Ubiquitous (http://ping.fm/hbVwX)

August 19th, 2008

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Going to sleep now, I'm really tired.

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Good morning fellow Live Journalers! Not much going on here. Trying out a new service called Ping.FM, if you don't know what it is then you need to check it out!

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July 10th, 2008

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I typing this from a new ipod touch I bought, and I have to say it is an amazing device! There are still things that could be better about it like how you type, being able to select different things, and working with such a new device.

I'm still going in the Navy, but I don't know when. Well I am at work right now and I don't have anything else to say. So bye bye!

June 15th, 2008

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November 12th, 2007

Changes

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Does it ever seem like you think you can hold on to how things are? I
mean like things will stay the same forever, and you want to do new
things, have a new job and all but you are happy where you are anyhow.
Well see at my security job I was told my security company lost the
contract with the company that owns the building we guard and so we
have to vacate the building by the 16'th of December, but it all seems
to be happening to fast. Including that my boss got a ticket on her
way to work and she has been having money trouble as it is with out
having to pay a traffic fine. So she decided to quite her job as a
security guard and manager and go back home to live with her parents,
and so I wa4 asked to become manager. I am happy with being manager
now, but the trouble is that with my boss leaving it just made it more
real that we are leaving on and can not return after December the
16'th. And so that's why I feel and realize the reality that you can't
hold on to the present life you have things will change and move on.

October 26th, 2007

Rain and cold!

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Sitting here in michigan, its rainning and its cold out. Sounds like a
typical fall day.

October 15th, 2007

Complaining

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Do you ever feel like everyone just complains and gets after you over the littlest thing? Well that's how I feel, I mean not everyone rips me or tears me apart, but Sunday morning I had a fellow co worker berate me in the most rude way. It started when He and another worker were trying to enter though the lobby of the building and I went to let them in and said "Oh here I'll let you buffoons in" and I meant it in a joking way. But then one coworker started insulting me and calling me names. I left feeling bad like I was ripped to shreds and I would have responded but it came as a surprise so I was shocked. Then Sunday night my mom was complaining that I eat to many Banana's, and really the main grievance was that a few weeks or maybe a month a ago she says I had 12 banana's in one day, I disagree but that is what she says. So also she thinks I eat to many banana's and I should in general watch what I eat more because I'm hypoglycemi which means I have to watch how much sugar I eat. So well I just feel down especially with what my co-worker said to me, calling my things like I don't have a brain or that basically calling me dumb, usually I can ignore it or something but it really stung this time and now its almost 24 hours since the whole thing and it hurts, sigh today is really going to suck!
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October 5th, 2007

What is Christian?

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I talked to a friend of mine that is living in another state, and she seems to be struggling as a Christian. She talked about wanting to trade one sin for another, or basically decide if all sin is bad she could stop one sin and do another that she is having a hard time saying no to. I tried my best to help her, and minister to her needs, but I kept feeling like I was seeing my self in the mirror or like I was preaching to my self. But I know that was really God speaking to me telling me I need to take my own advice. Also she questioned what it means to be a Christian, and while I do know it makes me concerned for her, and where her life may be going. But its also amazing, I mean for the first time in a long time I really felt like I was ministering to someone. Its something I have longed for, wished to feel like I was making a difference in someones life.
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September 12th, 2007

AT&T

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Well for whatever reason I can't seem to keep a very fast connection through my cell phone. The fastest connection I could get through the At&t network is something called the edge network which is faster then a GPRS signal, or I suppose you could say the edge signal is really just a sped up GPRS signal. I don't why I haven't been able to get that sort of connection, but I have been having the trouble all night while working. The best use for the edge network is to be able to surf the internet through my cell phone, I have been able to get to some web sites just using dial up but its has if the edge connection is like broadband for your computer and GPRS is dial up. :(
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August 27th, 2007

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“Hey, this is Grimmes(?) just checking this and now. Who can call my phone is working. Got to, hope so Hooke(?) up my phone and let's see how are how good that really question advise so, you can call me on to my LiveJournal. Not much going on, just kind of tired. I got home from work, we get tiffins(?) of my grandmother. So, not much going on, still out of work. I mean you're still out of drama at work. That's nothing new, keep up, cos being jerks. So, you know, nothing I've heard is better than that. Bye, bye.”

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August 20th, 2007

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Here is what I'm eating for breakfast! MMMMM........
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Its been raining here in michigan since saturday on and off. The worst part is that its cold! So I'm keeping my self warm drinking hot chocolate.
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August 19th, 2007

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I took this picture before my plane left DFW to fly me home to Detroit.
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August 17th, 2007

Vacation

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Well I'm home! I'm back from texas and glad to be home. Also got a new cell phone through At&t/cingular. So far I'm enjoying the phone. I took lots of pictures in Texas, I may post one or two of them in here.
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August 8th, 2007

I'm on vacation!

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I'm in Weatherford, Texas on vacation! Took my first ever plane trip from Detroit to Dallas/Fortworth. It was interesting to see the ground from so high up.

July 13th, 2007

In my photography class my teacher gave the assignment of taking 36 pictures of the same object. The problem however is what object do I pick? Maybe a screw, or a fork, a nail, hammer, a quarter a pen, a needle. That's some of my ideas though also I'm thinking I will have one main object and several other objects in each picture. I think I might go to a hardware store or a home store for ideas. But whatever object I use the object needs to be something that can be shown in many different environments. Also I am really looking forward to my trip to Texas, trouble is I may not get it if my boss leaves before I can go this august. I mean if my boss decides to quite right after having come back to work, the least she can do is wait till I come back from my trip to texas. Assuming I get to go on my trip to Texas I am wondering I could go to see a Baseball game down there since I haven't had a chance to go to a game here in Detorit. Well I need to end this entry and think about what objects I wanna use for my 36 pictures. Toots!

July 11th, 2007

Manger duties

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Well my boss is coming back to work from being on maternity leave, which means my reign as acting manger is almost over. I am so glad my job as manger is almost done, I donno how much longer I could go on like this working 56 hours aweek, getting very little sleep and wishing I could get some time off. I also like that now I won't have to do the payroll or write out working schedules or check everyones work reports. And also I asked my manger if I could take 4 days off which I'll spend going to see a friend on the westside of Michigan. And then in August I have my week and ahalf long vacation to Texas! So I have a lot of rest planned before the end of the summer. :)

July 1st, 2007

The duldrums of summer

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So here are some ramblings of a midnight security guard.....

Ummm its 5:45 in the morning as I walk through the building doing a round. All is quite. Last night (i.e. Saturday night) at around 11:09 I was dring to work when I saw this dog on the side of the road eatting grass. My first thought was how the dog could get hit by a passing car and then I felt like I needed to do something. So I pulled into a driveway and drove up near the dog. Then once I was closer I found a safe place to park and the dog immediately start coming towards me, I was scared it might bite me but I knew that was a risk I had to take to save the dog. The dog infact was really friendly, ran right up to me and stood at my car door wanting to get in. I used my cell phone to call the dogs owner and told them their dog 'Jesse' was found on the side of a road and as it turned out I was right out side the owners house. A lady came out to retrieve the dog but with it being so dark out side I could tell she was leary of getting to close so I let go of the dog and the dog went right to her.

Othe then saving dogs the night has been pretty dull; which is a good thing

In my photograpghy class I have an assignment every week and this week it is to take pictures of colors that stand out among other colors or against a background. I am sorta thinking of visiting a local fallower garden to take some pictures but I'm not exactly sure if I want to. Well I donno what else to write so... This is it for now!

June 27th, 2007

The week so far.....

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So this week as of Wednesday the 27'th has been one for the history books. On monday I had a really bad day it would seem from the time I got off of work till I got home that night. At work the problem had to do with that I was in a cranky mood, very little patience and it was test with having to watch a secure conference room that was being used for a blood drive. I had to just sit and make sure the room was monitored, but when it got to be 7:40 I started to wonder would I still be here after 8AM? I should have realized that ofcourse not... I mean I was confident that my relieving guard was in the building. I just was getting anxious so as it got closer to 8AM I started to complain to this one blood drive worker how I really didn't wanna be here after 8AM and then I walked out of the secure room and asked an employee at the security desk which is in the lobby if I had to stay in there to which I was told yes someone has to watch the room. I went back in there fuming with anger because I wanted to leave and it was 10 minutes from 8. Finally at 8:57 the relieving guard came in and he said he thought I was spoiled because I really should have stayed in there till 8, and that as acting manager I shouldn't be whining. Well I was angry and didn't wanna hear it so I grabed my stuff and to the employee at the security desk I said "I just didn't want to be in there till 10AM" which was my worst fear overall to which she said She thought I and other guards were spoiled to which I just said "good bye!" and got the rest of my things and left in anger. In hindsight though I realized I should have just waited till 8 and not worried about it. I plan on apologizing to the guard even though I was never directly angry at him.

June 25th, 2007

Choices?

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Well how's it going? I now have a permanent account so I never have to wonder if I will have a presence here on LJ. Also I guess its time to let some cats out of the bags. So I am working to enlist in the United States Air Force. I have a recruiter I am talking to and I think its the best thing for me. I guess the other thing is just that for the past few weeks I've been working as manger at my security job, and also a few months back I might have mentioned something about blood in my Urine? Well that turned out to be nothing. True they didn't find the cause of the problem but they say there is no need to worry. So that's about for me. :)

May 9th, 2007

Need change?

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I wonder if I need to make a change because, I just got my grade for my class I had at my community college and it was very dispointing. The type of change is to find a job that doesn't take so much of my time. I donno what type of job I'd do, but it would be something that is part time like 32 hours or less. Well not much else to say other then I am glad to be out of school for the summer.

May 8th, 2007

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So...summer is finally here, well for me at least because I am out of school till September. Also, Monday I started a photography class to learn about my Nikon D80, the class is for those with Single Lenses Reflex type of camera's so it really is a great class to be in. Also, my supervisor at work is expecting a baby, and so while she is going to be gone on maternity leave I am going to be filling her position as manager. 

Also in August I am going to see my sister in Weatherford, Texas. Which, will be the first time I have ever been on a plan before or even flown. I am really hoping to find some things to take pictures of while I am in Texas too, so if you are reading this and you know of anything near Dallas let me know so I can take pictures of it. :)

March 24th, 2007

Redesign?

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I think I may redesign my live journal, not sure though, but I'm thinking about it.

Oh, by the way on twitter.com I can be found under the name colide81 so look me up! :) bye bye for now

Twitter?

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I am now apart of twitter.com so if you are on there reply to this post and let me know! In other news I am at work and doing 53 hours this week. I'm going to have another big pay check!

In another whole subject I the Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm has proposed a 2 percent tax on services such as getting a hair cut, or car maintenance. The trouble is that what the state of Michigan really needs is to cut spending across the board and then to cut taxes especially on businesses so that businesses are given incentive to move back into Michigan and to give businesses a bit more income to higher more employees. Secondly by cutting taxes on redisdents people of Michigan will have more money to spend in Michigan there by giving public businesses a reason to higher more employees, but secondly those who are unemployed will be greatly helped so that they don't get taxed to death while they aren't earning a income.

I fully believe that Michigan can find its way out of hardship but it is not through taxes! As a lady said on the radio today "Government is for the people, by the people, and of the people", I just wish the Governor of Michigan would remember that!

March 22nd, 2007

Hello

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Tonight I'm at work till midnight; which, is almost here! I've been at work since 3PM today, I was called in early because my boss had a rash on her skin and she had to leave to take care of it I guess. So I am ready to leave work as soon as the guard that is coming on duty gets here. Also, I am going to apply for the position of temporary manager while my boss is gone on medical leave tomarrow. I am still unsure how I will answer the interview questions. Well I am about to go now maybe another post later!

March 8th, 2007

Goals

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Hello LJ'ers well I thought I should write out goals I have for what's left of this year, I know you may be thinking why didn't I write this all out back in January but I hadn't thought of it back then. So here it is!

1. Read my bible more. I have printed out a schedule to follow so that I have a structured system. (I like structure. :))

2. Go to Henry Ford Village and take pictures. On this one, I could go any day right now and take pictures of the inside part of the village. For those wondering what Henry Ford Village is, it is a museum started by Henry Ford; which, is the same guy that started the car company Ford. There is a lot of cars and historical things at the village/museum. The trouble is the village part is outside and its still so cold, I have no desire to be out in the cold just to take pictures, unless I could get a good one!

3. Take a Photography class. With this one all I need to do is sign up for the class, its a spring class too.

4. Plant flowers in my yard, so I can take more pictures of flowers. For this one I am looking into different flowers I should plant where. I have found depending on how much a certain area of my yard gets of sun light makes a important factor as to what flowers I should plant.

5. Save up to $2,000.00 for a new computer. Well this one is something I've wanted for a long time. So I'm working to save enough money for the type of computer I want. I am hoping to get into grapic arts since I like photography, since I want to learn to do very technical types of editing of my pictures.

6. Go to the Detroit Zoo and take pictures of the anminals.
I had wanted to do this one with my Nikon 4800 but never did, so its a higher priority this year.

7. Go to a Tiger game and take pictures. I had wanted to do this one last year too but again never did it, I am more determined this year.

8. Go out to the west side of the state to take pictures, and visit a friend.

9. Save more money for emergencys and the future. I believe this should always be a priority.

10. I can't think of a 10'th goal......oh well!

March 2nd, 2007

Web sites, netvibes.com

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Hello all been busy with school but also been having fun with different web sites I've come across and I thought I'd share some here.
So lately I've started to have fun with a site called www.netvibes.com, its basically a feed reader, but it goes a set further in that it allows you to subscribe to podcast feeds. Also if you are like me and are a huge news junkie you are always trying to find out what's the latest news, well with netvibes you can subcribe to any news source as long as they have a RSS or Atom feed. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndacation. Visit this link for a much better definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)) then what I could give. Also feed readers go by other names like aggregater, news reader, and more which you can read about at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_Reader. I will randomly post another favorite website sometime this week or next. But believe me I got quite a few to share!

February 19th, 2007

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Hello all! Well I've been pretty busy the last few weeks. School is in full swing, and been working 40 hours every week. Between school and work I don't have much time for anything else.

I'm looking forward to this spring because I hope to get some pictures of flowers with my new camera. I am even thinking of planting flowers in my own backyard so I don't have to go anywhere to have subject material for pictures. At the store the seed packets for different sorts of flowers say you don't have to plant them till may. So if I can make time I do plan to ask my parents to allow me the chance to plant flowers in the back and even maybe the front yard. Lol it was funny last November or sometime in the fall I mentioned interest in planting flowers and my dad looked at me in shook because I don't plant anything. :) Ok well that's it for now.

February 18th, 2007

Live life differently

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Some times doing the right thing or even more so, having faith in God can be scarey, but in this bible verse below it shows why God calls us to not be fearful. Why he calls us to trust him. I mean it sounds silly, but if you can agree that God created everything then why not trust him with your life? Why not trust him with your very being, with your everything? Maybe because you are scared at what might happen? Because you like to have control? Yeah I am all those things too, but then I remember hey if I do trust God, if I do do all that he calls me to do, to follow his rules, to live the way he wants me to, what might happen?

Joshua 1:7-9

""7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.""

Inspired by this good read! -----> Our Daily Bread

February 7th, 2007

Test

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I am having so much trouble with my cell phone that if thid email don't donno what to do.

January 31st, 2007

Nikon D80

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On monday I bought the thing that I have wanted for like a year a Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera, for short its called a Dslr. Since September or even ealier I've found a certain Dslr that really like called the D80 by Nikon. It was very expensive, so I will be paying the dabt off for a while from this camera. However, once I get the debt paid off I am going to try and start saving money for a computer, I am split though between getting a Apple laptop or a Pc laptop. I think though it comes down to if I take my interest in photography to the next level of being into grapic design, which to me would mean getting a Apple laptop. I donno really though, what I do know though is over time as gain more experience with this camera I will know how much my interest of digital photography will carry into more advanced areas. Though it has carried me this far since having my first camera like 3 years ago, I have loved taking pictures of flowers, sunsets, and much more. The reason I got the camera I have now is because I pushed the optical zoom to a point where I couldn't get any more detail out of the photo, I couldn't go to the point that I wanted and that's when I knew it was time to upgrade. Well that's my thoughts on my camera the D80. :)

January 27th, 2007

Conan - iPhone Commercial

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I think this is what phones will be like someday. Just watch the video you will understand, I promise!

January 8th, 2007

More thoughts

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I donno.......I was thinking after that last post that I feel depressed and even lonely. I've honestly felt lonely for awhile now and wish I could meet my soul mate.....my other half. I know its all in God's timing but I still feel lonely. I guess its that I long for companionship, and I just wish that girl would come long. About the depression, it didn't help what all happened in the 12 hours with my coworkers. Well bye I have things to do before my shift ends.
My Lord and Savior "gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak." Isaiah 40:29

Needless drama

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Hey sorry I haven't written on here for awhile but I thought I should write something. Well the location I guard for my security company decided to alloow me to come back because someone else quite. And things have been great for awhile since I've been back at my job now. I love working with my coworkers and enjoy the location, however some things have happened in the last 12 hours that to me is needless drama. The first thing is one of my coworkers who I really look up to and think a lot of told me he doesn't like me, and I've known for a long time that I annoy him or that I do things that he doesn't like, and he isn't always the nicest to me. But when I first started working here a year ago the way he treated me and everyone else is kinda being sarcastic, saying things that could be offensive if you didn't realize he was joking. Once I realized that I started to joke but people here didn't always take my jokes as being funny. Well then the other thing is Sunday night I came in and one of my coworkers asked why I didn't wear the sweater that says security on it and allows you to wear something so people still know you are a security guard even though your uniform is covered up. Well the only thing is its to big, see back 3 weeks ago when I first started to work here again I saw my name on a list and on this pad of paper it says that whom ever wanted a sweater to sign their name. I was happy that someone was thoughtful enough to put my name down, well then a few weeks passed and the sweaters arrived and when I went to look in the box I saw one left but I didn't take it, and so then a few days passed and I realized that sweater was infact mine but when I checked the box again it was gone. So I asked my boss about it, and she said oh she'd post a note to see who took it and so the person who took it came to me and told. And I told this guy that it was alright he could keep it, that it wasn't that big of a deal, but he said no that he had 3 others so we agreed I could have it. So a few days later he gave it to me and I tired it on and ofcourse it was to large. So I decided not to wear it, but then tonight that same guy complained to me that I hadn't worn it yet. And I said well its to big and he said that well I made such a big deal out of it and raise such a stink I should wear it now. I told him that I had never intended to make such a big deal out of it and that I'm trying to find a way to shrink it so its not so big on me. Sorry all that is so long but that is what's irrittating me as of right now, I'm trying not to take all that so personal but its not easy. On one hand it all seems so stupid, really small irrelevant things to think about but it still bugs me. Well atleast I got it out here.

Till next time!

My Lord and Savior "gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak." Isaiah 40:29

November 28th, 2006

Christmas time

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I took this at Ikea in Canton, Michigan.
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November 15th, 2006

Hey no one may care about this, but Yahoo! for some reason is currently down. I have tried repeatedly to reach yahoo.com or mail.yahoo.com and I am getting a "unable to connect" message on firefox. ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! I want my e-mail!

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