In preparation for our big trip to Florida for my great-grandmother's 100th birthday, I'm trying to tie up loose ends here. I have a homework assignment due whilst I am gone and realize that I won't work on it there. Thus, I must complete and turn it in before I leave. Well, this class turned out to be theory-heavier than I expected (I could rant about this for a while, but suffice it to say that I don't think USC's education is appropriate for practical engineers - it rather caters to the academic crowd) and I stared blankly at my homework and wrote mathematical nonsense for about an hour yesterday. It doesn't help that my professor lectures from Powerpoint slides and the book is poorly written. I am not in the least an auditory learner and don't do well reading engineering texts either. Blah.

In addition, I have a project at work that needs progress in the next few hours. It's rather silly - those that use what I provide will have complete radio silence for months. Then when they need something, it's suddenly urgent and I better get it to them yesterday, by gum. Oh well, at least it's given me something to keep my mind off how crappy this semester at school is going to be and postpone my homework freaking out until this evening.

On another note, Sanctify! has been doing a faithfulness experiment. Each of us (theoretically) journals our answers to John Wesley's Holy Club questions on a daily basis to see if consciously thinking about such things actually makes a difference in faithfulness. Although we are only "officially" carrying out the experiment for 21 days, I plan to continue through the end of Lent.


  1. Is it not always the case that when one is in a hurry everything is in a kerfuffle?

    Anyhow, to quote Anne Lamott, just do it Bird by Bird (google it if ya don't know what the heck this means :-))

    On the experiment, I think I'll be joining you in the Lenten journey, as I'm merging our experiment with Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed challenge (hint hint).

    Have a blast. Come back with stories.

  2. Yeah, I saw your post on the Jesus Creed challenge. I'm going to do it as well - I just wrote it on a note card since my memory is rubbish. If I leave it with my holy booklet, it'll be hard to miss.