Sunday, April 16, 2006

The time has come for an accounting of Thursday and Friday. For just two days, a lot has happened, so this will probably be one of Aaron’s posts that never end. ;-) :P

Thursday, my mom and I started out about 8:10 for Ohio to pick up grandma. It was a little later than we had intended, but pretty good for us. To pass the 16 hours of driving there and back again we listened to A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, a humorously written but factual account of walking on the Appalachian Trail. It would be a great book if only it didn’t have a bunch of foul language and some sick jokes. I can sort of understand having it in there though since it’s his actually experience on the Trail with his old friend “Cats”, who apparently is a slightly foul and shady character but still...

On the eight hour drive, I got to do a lot of driving (Never would have guessed that would you? :P ). I got to do about half our distance before a stop at our friends’ in Pittsburgh for lunch, and a second 100+ miles after lunch. Another surprise, we got places faster when I was driving. I thank my dad for that. Thanks, dad. :P I figured out why we need cruise control. I never could have stood driving that far without it.

We got to Medina, OH, and I convinced my mom to drop me off and let me just walk around town for a couple hours. Since it’s a nice small friendly town, I could power-walk everywhere in town in an hour and a half! B-) :D Out here in PA I can’t walk anywhere except my friend’s across the street. We had supper at Dan’s Dogs, a retro style hot dog place that specializes in a large variety of hot dogs. Maundy Thursday service was at our old Medina church, but I’ll write more about that later today or tomorrow when I plan to write a long post just about Holy Week worship. It took people a moment to recognize who the tall unfamiliar boy was. When we moved away, I was about a foot shorter and wore glasses instead of contacts. It was nice to see a few old friends there.

After service, I got to see some more old friends, Jessie (a MHer of old) and Emily (a current MHer). I've known both of them a year or two longer than the three years I've been on Mouth House. We stayed at Jessie's house. The three young people stayed up until about 3am watching Narnia and Sahara, talking, joking, laughing, and poking each other to death. It fit with one nice quote I wrote down from A Walk in the Woods, "There's nothing like a good night's sleep, and that was nothing like a good night's sleep."

The next morning, we picked up grandma. We ate at Hardee's, and I have to say they've really improved recently. We used to eat at Hardee's all the time, but then they became expensive, and we stopped. Now they have really good service, always take your food to your table, the burgers look like they just ground up the in back and slapped a really thick pattie on the grill instead getting preprocessed junk like the other fast food chains, someone passes around after dinner mints, and most important, I'm being payed to say this. ;-) :D

Since then, we've just come home and gone to a bunch of Holy Week services. Valete!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I'm heading for Ohio in a few minutes, but I won't be there long. Like I said before, I'm just going with my mom to pick up grandma for Easter and so I can see a couple old friends. The friend I wanted to see most isn't going to be there though. This past week was his spring break and his family is down in Tennesee for a couple days.

I've now been on spring break for about 16.25 hours. I have about 120.58 hours of break left. I still wish I had a whole week off like most people do, but I'll enjoy my break all the same.

"It's always better to err on the side of conservative."-A lady who came in to my once a week career class to talk about job interviews. She was talking about dress for job interviews, but with my political wisdom, I knew it was a good political quote and just had to write it down for later use. :D B-)


Tuesday, April 11, 2006


We are having an early summer in PA. The calendar disagrees with me, but I’m sure of it. Even though the mornings are still chilly we’ve been having weather in 70s. Yesterday I even made it officially by getting my short summer haircut. So if everyone else disagrees then it’s just summer because I said so. ;-) B-)

98 days until The Feast! Heidi, you’d better watch out. I’m getting in some lightsaber practice against my brothers when I have the time, and my brother even has the same lightsaber as your Deadly Lutheran Wrath.

I don’t have much to say today, so I’ll leave y’all with a question. Is pie, cheesecake, or cake better? Have fun thinking on that.


Monday, April 10, 2006

Salve and hello!

I’ve decided to come back here and post as though I have a life. You can all point at me and snigger from your respective locations, but when I look at you please nod and pretend you believe me.

School has been as hectic as ever. We’ve been reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible aloud in my English class. I volunteered to do the part of John Proctor, one of the major parts, which gives me a chance to exercise my [melo]dramatic side. I’m enjoying it. In math class we’re having ever so many oodles fun to the point that I can hardly stand it. (That’s being sarcastic if you couldn’t tell.) We’re learning polar graphing and such. I surprised myself by pulling off an A on the last test despite only remembering I had it in lunch the period before.

My “spring break” begins this Thursday, but it's really short. We only get Thursday, Friday, and Monday off. Thursday I'm going to be going with my mom when she goes to pick up grandma for Easter. I'm going along so I can worship at our old church and see some old friends. It'll be a lot of fun. I haven't seen most of the friends I'm going to drop in on for about three years. They ought to be pleasantly surprised when they see me at the Maundy Thursday service.

That's about all I have to say for now. So, until next time, vale!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Okay, a while ago I posted these links (, and asked you to tell me what you thought my dominant personality traits and my biggest faults were. I still want those of you who didn't go and do that to do that now, but now I'll analyze the results so far. I was surprised that people said I was confident, dignified, extroverted, and proud. I was also surprised that people said I was aloof, boastful, and panicky. I'm going to have to watch out especially for the first two of those in the future. Thank you everyone for agreeing unanimously that I'm religious. I like people to think of me that way.

[exits pursued by and armed and angry mob]

PS. Everyone, please also visit this site. Thanks. -ADN
Profile.1.Name- Aaron N...
2.Age- Just under 6550 days.
3.Height- 1.8161 meters.
4.Shoe size- 12
5.Ring size- I think it’s 8 or 9.
6.Unusual habits- I have far too many unusual habits to list them.
7.Eye color- Brown
8.Length of left big toe- 2.25 inches from the skin in between the toes, 3.25 from the first joint.
9.Length of right pinky toe- 1.5 inches.
10.Number in your graduating (or present) class- About 600. My class is the smallest.
11.Graduation year (high school)- 2007
12.Graduation year (college)- 2011(ish)
13.Graduation year (seminary)- A while in the future if I decide in the not quite so far future that I want to go to seminary.
14.Major (planned) in college- I have no idea yet, but maybe a double major in Mathematics and the Classics.
15.Address- I am smarter than to put my address online. All anyone needs to know is that I live somewhere in Pennsylvania.
16.Social security number- I know that, but I’m smarter than to put that up here either.
17.Zip code- Nope. You won’t even get that from me.
Favorites and two Least Favorites.
33.Favorite Movie- Hard choice. Probably The Lord of the Rings movies or the Narnia movie.
19.Favorite TV show- I don’t really watch TV.
20.Favorite CD- I don’t really own any CDs. I like my computer game CDs though.
21.Favorite tape- I haven’t listened to any of my tapes in man years.
22.Favorite band- Rascal Flatts or Little Big Town.
23.Favorite superhero- Daredevil or Batman or someone else.
24.Favorite book- Way too many to list, but if I have to pick a couple then Lord of the Rings and Dune and such.
25.Favorite poster- Our 2-foot(ish) by 4-foot(ish) Lord of the Rings poster.
26.Favorite Brady child- No idea.
27.Favorite American Idol- I have yet to watch American Idol once.
28.Favorite X-man- Cyclops or Nightcrawler.
29.Favorite member of NSYNC- I don’t know any of them.
30.Favorite sport- Basketball or biking or swimming or ice skating or street hockey.
31.Favorite weapon- My lightsaber, a relic from the end of the Old Republic. It is Anikan’s lightsaber or Vader’s lightsaber. I can change it at will.
18.Favorite clothing brand- Whatever I happen to be wearing at the moment.
34.Favorite Higher Things blog- Borghardt’s Reflector.
35.Favorite restaurant- Gino’s East pizza place in Chicago.
36.Favorite food- A true Chicago *DEEP*-dish pizza.
37.Favorite type of restaurant- Any formal dining place.
38.Favorite type of food- I love any food! I can’t pick, I just love any food!!!
39.Favorite color- Orange, closely followed by blue and red.
40.Favorite period of history- The American Civil War..
41.Favorite Muppet- Fozzie.
42.Favorite alcoholic beverage- Communion wine.
43.Favorite musical instrument- My... … er.. I mean *my mom’s* guitar.
44.Favorite candle scent- The big mocha candle I bought my mom. (No Heidi Mae, I’m not stealing your response. I buy mom scented candles all the time. It’s my standby when she doesn’t provide a wish list.)
45.Favorite operating system- Windows, despite its bugs.
46.Favorite smiley face- :P or 0:-)
47.Least favorite book- Tool of the Trade. I wish I’d never read it. I’m glad I stabbed it to deatha dn then burned it.
48.Least favorite candle scent- I have yet to meet a candle scent I dislike.
Have you Ever?...49.Have you ever gone toga-ing? ITA VERO!
50.Have you ever blown up, set on fire, or mutilated an action figure? Umm… yes.
51.Have you ever tried to eat a fake decorative fruit? I took a bite out of a wax apple, but it isn’t my fault that my mom put it on the counter with nothing else fake around it.
52.Have you ever gone trick-or-treating since your childhood? Um... does 10th grade count?
53.Have you ever killed a seagull? That sounds like fun.
54.Have you ever eaten a dog biscuit? Yes. Just a couple days ago actually. Right before I read this for the first time.
55.Have you ever fired a high powered rifle? Yes! It’s was a semi-automatic too.
56.Have you ever worn a dress? No.
57.Have you ever tried hitting a piece of technology to make it work? Only once... usually I just have to threaten it.
58.Have you ever head banged through the entire guitar solo in Bohemian Rhapsody? Um... No. Could someone explain what this question means?
59.Have you ever deep-fat fried a random food item and eaten it? I should try that. My neighbor across the street (the Tom with the black belt) has a mini deep fat fryer.
60.Have you ever been in a blog war? No. Just in forum and MH list wars.
Miscellaneous61.How many HT conferences have you been to? Four.
62.Do you know how to play any musical instruments? If you can, which kinds? I play piano, recorder, and accordion, and I’m quickly teaching myself guitar.
63.Did anyone notice that I switched numbers 33 and 18? Not until I read this question on Heidi’s blog.
64.Did anyone notice the other numbering errors? Yes, several.
65.Did anyone actually look for other numbering errors? No.
66.If you had to dress up as one Star Trek character, which one would it be? Spock.
67.Do you have any odd hobbies? Far too many to list them all, but I’ll name a few. I love to climb random tree. I still play with Legos. I grab and eat anything that is supposed to be a food, but might not quite be classified as one. I’m insane.
68.What's the most random gift you've ever given or received? Um... a dead plant and half eaten candy bar. I got the dead plant and gave the half eaten candy bar.
69.Sith or Jedi? SITH!!! Sith are awesome! Sith will beat Heidi in a lightsaber duel to the death at The Feast.
70.How do you like your steak cooked? Medium-rare, so it’s still juicy.
71.If someone paid you $5, would you drink Dr. Pepper out of the navel of a hairy Scottsman? Um... this is most certainly a no.
72.Did you enjoy filling out this tag form? Yes!
73.Will you be prepared at The Feast to party every night with The Mop and Patty? Sure.
74.Do you vow never to tag, as well as never respond to tags, ever again? Of course not! I love being tagged.
75.Which three people do you choose to tag? Hmm…
1) Rachel D (again. HA!!!)
2) Ethan
3) Emily

Sunday, April 02, 2006

It is spring. This is most certainly true. Everything says so. The calendar, Garrison Keillor, a bunch April fools, and the dandelions on the church lawn say it’s spring.

I finally decided to come back from hibernation. School has been trying to kill me for a couple weeks, but was unsuccessful. And I’ve used the past week to catch up on the Mouth House list and the Higher Things forums. Quite a task, I can assure you.

That’s about all I have to say for now. Church this morning was fun as usual. The choir sang. There were snacks after.

Have a holly jolly Fifth Sunday in Lent. Good bye!

(PS. That does count as a complete recent post, right Seth? -ADN)