Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.


Questions For Jav...

1. Hey dude! How's life?

2. Do you have any recordings of yo'self playing guitar? (i.e. written songs or Come thou Fount!)

3. If so, How much do you want in the mail to send those down to me?

Miss you, Jav. Miss your music. And I miss you too, Jayber.


Blogger Michael K. said...

Life's good. Life's hard. The stock Christian response to the question, "How's married life?" is "Oh my gosh! It's so awesome! God is great!" Not that there's anything wrong or false about 2/3 of those phrases, but it's a lot more than simply awesome and God being great. Marriage is really difficult, but also really satisfying; to characterize it as "awesome" is to both under- and overstate it. That said, I certainly wouldn't trade it, nor would I encourage someone to jump in because of how "awesome" it is. If this is veiled or unclear at all - my fault, probably - give me a call: 707 206 8213 or 510 704 1343.

As for the other aspects of life: our kitten is really cool, but also something of a jackass (he takes after his old man.) I'm bummed that I'm not writing more. School is the main thing right now. I'm working on this big paper, and because it's not due any time soon, but requires a lot of research and time, it is always on my mind. This whole semester has felt like the weekend before a paper is due. Which is uncomfortable. I find myself often stressed out for no explicable reason. That said, I'm really enjoying school; it's definitely my type of environment. Being that it's my last year or so (2 semesters after this, but whose counting?), I'm starting to think about what I want to do. I'm seriously considering that thing Fish will be doing, Teach for America. It's a really fantastic program with great benefits for those being taught and those teaching. From what I gather, it's an ideal sort of non-profit. After that, assuming that is in the cards, I'll be looking at grad school or law school. I haven't decided which yet, so I'll probably take both the LSAT and GRE to keep the options open. That adds another layer to my stress right now, because the school's I'd like to go to are the schools that several thousand other people would like to go to, which means that the application process is pretty intense and the chances of getting are pretty slim.

This is probably more than you needed to know, I imagine, and more than everyone else needed as well. Sorry.

As for music: just post your address and I'll send you a CD. Or wait, better yet: just send me your email and I'll send you a file. I haven't recorded any worship songs, but I recorded some other stuff a few years back. It's pretty embarassing, but you can listen if you want.

5:15 PM

Blogger Spiffer said...


Wonderful description of life. It's not what I was expecting, but rather what I should have expected from you. I wonder if I'll ever be capable of articulating my feelings and situation as precisely as you do. Thanks for the quick response! Good luck with the paper. I'm more than confident you'll do great, but in the meantime, Jayber is a great stress reliever. I'm sure she's helping you along already. My email is

Thanks again, friend. I could really go for a Sunday Night Sing right now.

P.S. - I won't laugh at your early recordings, unless Gator's singing the girly part or something

6:30 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Maaan ... how'd I get involved in this?

6:49 PM

Blogger rudy said...

hey jav, can i get that cd of you again, because when my ipod crashed i lost all your stuff......

8:04 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

If you want the music (Rudy, Spiff), go here and follow the directions.

9:18 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Are there directions for if we don't want the music?

9:55 PM

Blogger Spiffer said...

Awesome Music! Thanks, I'm listening right now. Let me know if you ever record any worship too, k?

10:29 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

I can empathize with Jav on the whole thesis thing. I felt like that for a year. Writing a thesis is the 2nd hardest thing I've ever done - campaign gets the 1 spot.

And hollar at your Teach for America.

7:33 AM

Blogger rudy said...

thanks michael. oh and im just dropping a hint, that if you ever want to record, "Come thou fount," i would be all for it.

10:35 AM

Blogger Michael K. said...

And I'm just dropping a hint that if you ever want to bake me and Mer some cookies or brownies or something, we would be all for it.

5:52 PM

Blogger Tuesday said...

Happy Halloween!

8:50 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Uf. I didn't used to hate Halloween. But as I was driving down the hill today, only barely awake, this figure flew into my rear view. Some guy, wearing a leatherface mask and a jester's hat, was pedaling fast behind me and gaining ground. Freaky way to be reminded that today is All Hallows Eve.

Then two of my freshman guys came in drag. One spent the entire period adjusting his tissue paper and complaining that his nipples hurt. Ask me if we got anything done.

Then there's all the slutty cavewomen, the slutty sailors, the slutty vampires, the slutty sluts, and the slutty nuns, so no one was much paying attention to proportions.

Drop dead, Halloween. I'm going bag-snatching.

9:09 PM

Blogger Spiffer said...

My roomie and I were just discussing how sluttie everything gets on Halloween...sluttie sluts.

11:29 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

Wow Gator: first you whine about me posting music and then you appropriate MY thread about ME to talk about Halloween.

And don't try to blame it on Tuesday for saying Happy Halloween. That was clearly a greeting tossed in my direction, thus still related to ME.

I just want everyone to know that Halloween is a devil holiday and that I think Gator likes the devil. Why else would he do this?

11:38 PM

Blogger Christopher said...

I saw a catfight was awsome! (It was a slutty salor vs. a slutty winnie the poo).

12:13 PM

Blogger Christopher said...

*awesome...I know you don't care Jav. But for some reason I do.

12:14 PM

Blogger Frodo said...

The very fact that this group is capable of turning a platonic greeting into a discussion about the inherent sluttiness of Halloween shows that we should all pray for the kids we work with...

2:21 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

Well then, my job's done here, Spidey: If I'm anything, I'm an apathy battler. Or is that an apathetic battler? I forget. Who cares?

2:28 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

And not inherent sluttiness, Collie, to offer another type of correctio, but an applied sluttiness. Halloween wasn't always this way, was it? I mean, it used to be boring, right? Moreover, we're Christians: we should be stamping our feet and complaining about Halloween on general principle. What's with this specific attack directed toward the sluts? There's a plethora of targets - ghouls, vampires, ninjas, parents who dress their toddlers as adorable, garishly faced pumpkins. Let's get Halloween en masse!

Aside, kinda: when I lived in Santa Barbara, I must've seen over a hundred girls dressed as either lipstick nurses or French au pairs on Halloween. I mean, come on, get a new bag, right?

(Thanks again Gator for derailing MY thread about ME.)

2:34 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Get off yourself, Jav. And what the fudge is wrong with ninjas? Prude.

2:51 PM

Blogger Frodo said...

You know Mike, when I was growing up my parents wouldn't allow my siblings and I to celebrate halloween. At the time, I thought it was simple cruelty, but in view of the rampant whoredom, ghoulishness and extreme sugar intake - I'm beginning to think that they may have been onto something...

4:15 PM

Blogger Spiffer said...

It's plain and simple: for a majority of people, Halloween is a time to either get slutty or get with a slut. (Directed towards Jav, as always. It is HIS post you know.)

5:00 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

Dude - I love Halloween. Always have... even when I got my bag snatched by mean big kids like Gator when I was in sixth grade.

We were in it for the candy plain and simple. I used to think that people who couldn't afford food should just go out on Halloween and stock up for months - I'm not lying... I really used to think that as a small child.

I can't believe there's all this Halloween bashing - no fun. I'm only pissed cause I had 45 of minutes of Halloween when I wasn't at work. Poo-poo on all you nay sayers. Halloween REPRESENT!

6:16 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

... but the slutties is a little overbearing. I'll concede that point.

6:17 PM

Blogger Christopher said...

Did anyone throw rotten eggs or leave flaming poop on doorsteps of people's houses that told you to go away?

P.s. I really did bag snatch one year...sigh.... I've felt guilty ever since.

6:35 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Half price candy everywhere! I love Halloween!

7:43 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

If you makes you feel any better Fish, I was attempting a stab at the ironical.

And dammit: I missed the half-price candy.

8:40 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

hmm..that didn't make sense. you know what i meant.

8:40 PM

Blogger Christopher said...

I was very surprised that “ironical” is actually a word. Why does it work for you and not for me Mikes? I’m so poignantal.



9:10 PM

Blogger Frodo said...

And just when I thought I could perhaps engage in a contest of verbal dexterity with Mike...he busts out "ironical". I'm gonna go seek solace in 99 cent store candy.

Oh, and on the bright side, Mike has managed to make the post about himself again.

11:01 PM


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