So, here’t goes. Just got back from my going away party. It was a sweet time with a bunch of friends from the church on cooper road. Nimma was such a dear in making a point of rallying the troops for a little get together, and so I begin my final week in Columbus. Having shared this URL with a few people the thought that a few people might actually read what I post is exciting. It is an honor for me that you would be interested in and take the time to check in and read what I’ve written.
At the same time I’m writing I am thinking about what needs done in the next 48 to 96 hours (2-4 days)…
I’ve got some bills to pay and figure out how to automate their being paid while I’m gone.
I need to plot out my evenings and lunches to make sure I’ve got enough margin to breathe.
I need to put together some paper work for an councilor at school to help me with some credits details.
Call Ben Preamer (about hanging out)
Call Shelly Fischer (about the group she’s starting and making sure she has the tools she needs)
Call Luke Hurtert (about constant contact / joshua house web stuff)
touch base with Nimma (She acted like she might like to come down for lunch on Thursday when Jeff does)
Get a gift certificate for Bekah and Nate’s wedding (friends from home getting married the 3rd of September)
Reply to Jackie Wyse (she’s a friend from my extended church family back home who live in Amsterdam)
do Joshua House Constant Contact Graphics (Oh man getting to help with JH stuff is sweet, but taxing)
do Joshua House Information Architecture (they’ve got some forms they want me to redesign)
touch base with / love on Greg Varner (I’m camping out in his basement, but haven’t had much time to hang)
email one more time on housing help from church friends in Amsterdam
update my address with osu, nextel, opers, huntington
find some support for my copy of Flash (the software has been buggy)
get my macromedia disk back from luke (he borrowed it)
check with John to make sure we know how to get to the marion worship/christian center (we’re going Friday)
put a few of my CDs on my computer (I’ll need some music over there)
email Phil (my cousin in Italy) about hanging out.
email other design folks about hanging out while in Europe
get electrical adapters for euro outlet
check on whether or not I can borrow a video camera from school for the trip
try to find a time to hang with Ryan from small group
I’d wanted to enter some work in a local design contest, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.
I eventually need to put up a portfolio at plicit.net and spruce up this blog.
I really want to do some connecting in terms of finding a firm to do my senior thesis with.
Think about going to brazil for spring break
once home (in Wauseon, OH) I need to:
replace brake pads
grandma, Mom, Dad, Mark, Tim, little ones (local Andre cousins), Trish&Nate, and extended Andre’s time
pack for Amsterdam
plan for touring Europe
Solidify a budget
My week as it stand at the moment:
7:45 Kevon Gray (take him to U-haul)
8:30 work (Big Red Rooster – they’re sweet check them out online)
Find somebody to have lunch with (I’ve been chasing after having intentional lunches)
6:30 help clean out 108 Olentangy St. (our old apartment, we need to check out with our land lord at some point)
after that stop by Stephen William’s Graduation party
after that come home and do anything that must be done (JH design stuff probably)
12:00 lunch with Ebin & Oatley
6:30 maybe find Shelly Fischer
after that find Luke to talk JH web stuff
after that come home and do anything that must be done (at some point I need to buy gifts for Amsterdam folks and my friends’ wedding)
9:00 be at church to do volunteer stuff
10:00 find chris traut (we’re going to chill a bit)
12:00 lunch with the big man Bill Christensen (I need to find Edmon at some point to talk Tanzania)
1:00 we put together the first ever ‘in house’ issue for Joshua House (I hope you like it)
5:00 sit still for one minute
6:30ish hang with ben preamer
8:30ish hang with nate montgomery
spend the evening at cup-o-joe do whatever I can in the cracks (some evening I plan to try to call Karen Botkin)
12:00 lunch with Jeff and maybe Nimma
6:30 small group
load the car to leave town somewhere in there
12:00 lunch with lovelies from work
6:30 head to marion with John
after that… go home (to Wauseon 3+ hours away)
So there it is. In the past I’ve put it on paper with pencil. Putting it all down makes it manageable for me, it seems smaller, and stuff gets weeded out. I realize this isn’t the most riveting stuff you’ve ever read, but I will try to categorize it so more interesting reports are separate from this stuff. Who knows maybe this crazy display will give some of you an example of what it looks like to be organized. I realize that I often error to the too organized, but I know there are a lot of people out there who are the opposite.
Anyway, I feel a whole heck of a lot better having pieced things out, and I think it ‘s about time for bed. Sleep tight – bless you.