Chobas is the name of an ancient College Station deity. From time to time at the A&M Wesley Foundation, there would be Chobas worship, and Chobas parties. Chobas is believed to have originated from four individual warlords (Chad, Rob, Thomas, and random roomate). Their combined personalities and histories merged into a more epic mythology (see: history of the man clan) which led to their eventual deification in the form of Chobas.

As the story goes, Chobas was a big strong man who wore shorts all the time, played basketball and was really smart. He conquered some countries and ate some babies. Then, after building a monument unto himself, Chobas dissipated into the night, never to be seen in his true form again.

Someday, they say, Chobas will rise again, and he will strike down all the evil doers. He will raise the sword of leadership, and become Rodimus Prime. He will destroy Unicrom, and set up his capital in Malaysia (for some reason). But that day is not yet here.

Until then, check out this picture that was recently unearthed of the orginal four warlords. You can see the immense power in their eyes, in their easy smirks. Wouldn't want to cross these guys...

bed time....

Its bed time on sunday night. Jaimie was in town this weekend, so my last memory of the day will be my sleepyhead girlfriend. Nice.

This day was good, as warren so eloquently put it. It was full, but not overflowing with, quality things going on; it was a solid jog through the day. Not a marathon, and not a sprint, it was the kind of day where you feel very tired at the end, but not in the least bit stressed out. I feel a pleasant kind of emptiness at the end of days like this.

Thunder is coming through my window. It doesn't make me sleepy, though. Makes me want to explore... We shall see.

Maybe I'll ride the thunder clouds in my dreams. Take hold of the lightning and rain and make it my own. Sing songs of nature unleashed, as life overflows.

We shall see.


Butterfly in the sky...

Butterfly in the sky...

Butterflies are underestimated in their symbolic beauty. There are some butterfly balloons here at the fourth and fifth grade sunday school seder dinner. It's a chance for these kids to experience some of their jewish heritage. at the end they have a passover drama. Brings the redemption into view. pretty neat. the cycle of our faith - the life cycle of the butterfly. good stuff.




I'm at jaimie's family's house. we are grilling pizza for jaimie's aunt's birthday. that's jaimie's dad flipping pizza crusts. this is such a cool backyard. i have no backyard... Too bad, so sad.

2/25/05 - we've only just begun...

literally just got up. Thought i'd try posting "thoughts" when my mind is still spinning from being in REM sleep. Part of me is still trying to fight the golden alligator with a lightsaber in the cheese filled swamp.

What is on my list of life today?

That's my plan thus far. Hopefully all the little gaps will be filled in by delightful instances of happy coincidence, or something. Or maybe suddenly it will be easter and I can drink caffeine again. that would be quite yummy.

good morning to you all...


2/24/05 - the megastorm cometh

This morning, at about 7 am (i know, i know... who actually gets up that early? ... i don't) the megastorm of the millenium hit my little apartment head on. Every few seconds a thunderbolt struck somewhere within my zip code. It was as if the dj in the apartment below had really lost his sense of rhythm and volume control. I mean, this thunder was turned all the way up to eleven, man.

So of course, being the sensible male that I am, I went out on my balcony in my boxers into the cold and windy rainstorm to see what I could discover. The sky was kind of greenish (bad), the rain looked like it wanted to go all horizontal-like (bad), and the trees looked like jello being shaken by... a big... jello-shaker (also bad).

Little backstory is necessary here - since I was younger, I have been deathly afraid of tornadoes. Due to this unnatural fear, I learned alot about them - to protect myself better, of course. I knew that all the stuff I was seeing outside was very indicative of a coming funnel-o-death (as I like to call them), but for some reason unbeknownst to me, I couldn't go back inside. Maybe just ignoring the storm was out of the question. I dunno. But I stood there.

Eventually, I did go back inside. Obviously.

But here's the part that stuck with me: I am pretty small. Nothing like a megastorm to remind you of your frailty. In the midst of all that chaos, order cannot be imposed. You face the storm, the danger and the fear, and for some reason find... peace. An unsettling sort of peace that resonates deeper than the 'sitting-in-the-park-writing-poetry-about-the-sun' sort of peace. Its a resignation to the facts of the universe - a giving in of sorts. Its pretty neat.

I'm trying to ride this peace-nami for as long as it takes me (probably not very far. thanks alot short term memory!). After all, I can't wake up to a megastorm every morning.


2/23/05 - lunch is delish, and it makes quite a dish

So Jonathan Crenshaw and his friend Troy came over during my lunch break today at work. It's good seeing him again and just goofing off. Johnathan (h or no h... its a mystery) is a former youth of mine who is getting all growed up. He's gonna be a pretty cool man of God when he does.

We are playing halo 2, or at least, I'm watching those guys play halo 2. I personally am sitting at my computer and contemplating whether or not I should post anything to my blog, since I have been so reticent to do so. Or just reticent. either way.

I've been working on implementing this new 'action management system' called Getting things done, from a book of the same name by a guy named David Allen. It's main intent is to get everything out of your head and into a trusted system for keeping track of next actions and projects, so that your mind can focus on the task at hand. It basically means, use a system to keep track of everything, learn to trust that system, then reap the benefits of a mind that is clear and focused on the task at hand, whatever that may be.

I like it, and a bunch of other people do too.

We shall see how it turns out for me... we shall see...




Wow - great article. Sums up why I'm trying to give certain things up for Lent. And good for anyone else to read who is wavering.

Go Lent Go! Yay Lent Yay!




Dipping sticks... Mmm...



Lindsay says that i need to post more. Linesay is jaimie's sister. jaimie is in town this weekend. she is pretty so here is her picture. she is my girlfriend and i love her. She is mad though because i am posting this. It's ok though because no one actually reads this.


Early morning bus ride...

Early morning bus ride...

Well, i got about three hours of sleep last night. i an very tired right now and we still have a long day ahead. Pray for me. i need energy!




One hundred and sixty junior high. Whoa.