Don’t allow length to dissuade you from reading! What I write may actually be interesting! And if you regret it later, then… Then what are you doing here in the first place if not to read what I have to say?!?!?!

It’s been a great ending to a great week. I like all my classes and all of my teachers. Plus, I’ve made great impressions on all my professors and have come off as intelligent, thoughtful, and nice. Teachers like it when you’re polite and kinda cutsy-pie shy. That’s usually the type of person that I front in the beginning of a school year. After my teacher’s get a good idea of who I am, that’s when it becomes more comfortable and accepted when I challenge a comment either from another student or the professor. Teachers like that too–when a student becomes engaged in the class. Believe me, I’ve had my own share of experiences.

Campus Crusade for Christ, aka “CRU”, started on Wednesday night. I was so happy to be there. Well, actually, I have a class on Wednesday nights from 8:00-10:00 PM, the exact time of CRU. But I met up with everyone afterwards at the local Red Robin and had great conversation with people I haven’t seen all summer. I saw my friends John and Fiona and met some new people. Everybody is so great and I missed them so much, whether they were new or not, I missed them. I just missed going to hang out with a cool group of people every Wednesday night. They’re all so cool and down-to-earth and tolerant and accepting. I hated not being able to see them on a regular basis.

Erin left on Tuesday, back to Australia for Evangelism school. I miss her already. She is going to be gone for six months and without ever coming back for any sort of visit back. Not for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter or anything. She’ll be there for six months without coming back a single time. I guess that kinda makes things slightly easier since it would be hard to have to let her go again after a visit. I am sure she is going to be learning a lot in Australia and I look forward to what miracles and amazing things God will do while she’s there. I also hope that the people here in the community will also be experiencing miracles and hearing God’s voice in their lives.

Tonight, I went to babysit. I love those kids so much. And I took them to see the movie “Jonah, a Veggie Tales Movie,” which opened today in theaters. I was worried that it didn’t get a lot of publicity and that there wouldn’t be a lot of people going to see it. Boy, was I proved wrong! And how glad I am that I was! The show was PACKED! I’m surprised we were even able to get tickets! When we got into the room, (one of their biggest, by the way), it was so full that the kids and I had to sit in the second to the front row! However, we weren’t looking directly up at the screen, which was nice. We had a great time. The music was awesome and the message was great too. It was all about compassion and having mercy. Helping others when you see they need it and giving people a second chance. Not to mention how funny it was. Had there only been people ages 15 and above, I think there would have been three to four times as much laughter going on. But because there were so many tired parents trying to keep track of their kids and continuously telling them to “shhhh…” I think a lot of the funny parts got missed. I think I am going to take my brother to go see it sometime during the middle of the week and during the middle of the day. He doesn’t have school some day next week, so I hope to take him to the earliest showing when there will likely be absolutely no one else inside the theater. Those are the greatest movies, when there is no one else in there with you and your friends. So you can be totally loud and obnoxious and fully enjoy the movie without feeling like you may be bothering somebody else behind you.

Anyways, it’s been a great week. I was really sick at the beginning of it, but I believe it’s starting to wear off. I forgot to mention that half-way during the relient K show, I’d completely lost my voice. After the concert, my friends and I went out to a late dinner and I couldn’t speak above a whisper! It was actually quite funny–all my friends were laughing at me, especially when I tried to hard to speak normal and all that came was loud squeaking noises. But my voice is nearly restored to its normality. And I am so happy! I haven’t been able to play any of the recent songs I’ve written for people and normally people would ask me to sing them something, but all week, I had to keep turning everybody down. So… by the end of this weekend, I hope I’m singing up a storm.

Talk to you later, then! I’m tired and it’s getting late! Be safe! jeffersonair.

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