Back home!

So...One more semester is done with! That leaves only....five more...woo. But at any rate, this was the best semester by far. I started with my music classes, and that was fun. Well, theory wasn't fun...theory was boring as all get out. But Piano, Voice, and Hymnplaying were fun. I also had Circuits, which made me feel like such a nerd. In the labs, I would just build a simple circuit with a light bulb or something, and be sitting there dimming the light going "Woah! this is so cool!!!" and then hoping no one was watching me get so much enjoyment out of such simple stuff. If I were to walk outside and randomly find a couple grand sitting placed on the ground, arranged in a pattern that spelled out "for John," I would seriously consider buying myself a little home circuits lab lol. And then the other class that made me feel like a nerd was Complex Variables, because even though it was hard, I loved it. It showed how all of math fits together in such an intricate way. I never thought I'd be able to see a few numbers show the glory of God, but hey, math just works way too well to be the product of man. And that is as far as my nerditude will reveal itself for today. New topic please.

Did anyone else see the lunar eclipse last night? It was incredible. I love looking at the sky, and that being the first total lunar eclipse on a full moon in 362 years, I thought that was pretty awesome. Makes me want to rerecord Night Sky and do a good job on it this time lol. And speaking of recording, I finally get to record the song I wrote at like the beginning of this semester, now that I'm back home. I tried to do it at school, but not only did I not have a lot of time to work on it, but also, those practice rooms were made for the opposite of recording things in. The most definitely were not meant to record pianos in. Then again, even if they were made for that, a certain nameless person at school had a habit of breaking the pianos anyway, which made it impossible to play on them.

Does anyone want to hear about my roommates? I roomed with a guy I've been friends with for forever, and then a freshman Indonesian and a Japanese PCA student. I kept a quote book for funny things they said because they were either bad at English or just said things funny for no reason. One of my favorites was "So I just realize Janet Jackson is not a man." It wouldn't have been nearly as funny if it had been on-topic.

Enough about my roommates. I made lots of good friends this semester. I met quite a few new people now that I had some music classes, and several more new people now that I'm having electrical classes. And then other people I already knew, but became good friends with just because. It's been a great semester of making friends and growing closer to God, and it's been chalked full of new experiences. I almost felt like a freshman again, but in a good way, without the feeling of  "what the heck is going on?" (well, no more of that than is normal for me to feel anyway lol).

One last topic. I'm done typing. End of topic. Goodbye.

Oh nose!!

Post number 40! The number of judgment! Be afraid! Ok, just kidding. I haven't updated in a while...not that you needed me to tell me that. most of you reading this are probably quite aware of this. Unless you've just joined us with this particular post. In which case, let's all take a moment to welcome our guests and newcomers. (*waits for people to applaud, then remembers the internet doesn't actually have hands*).

Our first order of business is to say the following: school is going pretty well! Except for one class that really holds no bearing on my life whatsoever anyway, I'm doing great, and totally understand everything that's going on, despite the fact that I can't understand half the words that one of my teachers says. But that's not her fault...she just has a Chinese accent. So it's actually REALLY funny most of the time! And, the most exciting part of all is that we only have two weeks left!

Second order of business: the Christmas lights concert was tonight! Well, last night, by the time I finish typing this. It was great. I love Christmas. I really don't know how to expound on that. Just that I love Christmas. It's by far my favorite holiday. I love Christmas too much for it to be an order of business. So who'd like to motion that the meeting be adjourned? (*remembers the internet doesn't have hands again*) Oh yeah, ok, well then um...meeting adjourned...motioned and seconded by me....Ok there we go. Now I can continue. Christmas is the only holiday that can make me happy just by existing! Yay for Christmas!

I'm assuming I've made my point about Christmas by now. So I've been thinking a lot lately just about the sheer power of God, and honestly, it just doesn't stop amazing me. They touched on it in chapel the other day with a cool video, but I'd been thinking about it for a while, so it was a well-timed video lol. I just can't help but marvel at the kind of power God has if the Bible can say, just sort of "in passing" that "he made the stars also." I did the math on this, and our sun alone generates about 27 trillion times the amount of power that we use worldwide. That's 384 septillion watts. Scientists estimate there are about 300 sextillion stars in the universe, and that our sun is pretty average for a star. Put it together and these stars generate 1.15*10^47 watts of power. Just to get an idea of how big that number is, imagine you had that many playing cards. Stacked on top of each other, they would reach from earth to our nearest star (at 4.22 light years away) and back 360 septillion times. For another idea of scale, imagine those same playing cards, this time stacked in layers all over the earth so that there is no spaced between any of the cards. This many cards not only could make a sphere that stretches to the sun, but could do it nearly 12 million times. Now, as far as we have been able to estimate, that many watts of power is emitted from the stars in the universe. And the Bible says "he made the stars also." As if it were almost sort of an afterthought, like it wasn't really that big a deal to God. I don't know about you, but I just can't get it out of my head how indescribably amazing our Creator must be to have the kind of power to create all of those stars in one day with nothing more than His spoken word. A lot of people may try to explain it away with the Big Bang Theory, or something similar. But why would anyone choose to believe that that kind of power emanated from a random explosion that happened without plausible cause, instead of a God who has control over everything? And then to think a God that unimaginably powerful loved us enough that He came to earth as a man to give His life just so that we could live with Him, when he could have had no problem just destroying us and making a new creation that wouldn't sin....why in the world would we not want to serve Him?

Well, it's late, and that's the little tidbit that's been on my mind lately. Did I mention this has been like the best semester of school ever? Don't get me wrong, deciding to be an electrical engineer with a piano minor has NOT made things easy, but I'm loving every minute of it. Well, I must leave you. I'm waving now, so wave back! (*waits*) (*hears crickets*) (*remembers once again that the internet has no hands*) Oh yeah.....ok.....well bye then!