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A crazy adventure…

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Hey all!

So I am a little early this week, and with good reason! I first off only had my 8 am class today, but didn’t go to it. I know skipping quite the bad thing to do, however, I am well ahead in the class, and today was going over tests that I had received 5 extra credit points on. I also came home. That is right! I am back in Marysville for the time being! What would bring me all the way from Eastern Washington to Marysville, well there is the District cross country meet this weekend at South Whidbey that I fully plan on attending! Also, I want to see many of you at church on Sunday if the plans work out, for my traveling back to school.

 

This week has been quite the eventful one I must say! Cj and I again went to the Lutheran church that we have been attending each week which is growing on us. I want to say there was a big event on Sunday, however, I do not recall what it was, no there was no big event just a day of rest, and relaxation with homework in there too!

 

This seems pitiful to me, does it not to you? I am having a hard time recalling what all happened this week… moving on throughout my week definitely got a little more interesting. With it being midterms week and homecoming week, the school was in quite a frenzy getting ready for everything! Stars and red carpets showed up behind the PUB and the windows were painted with festive greetings for all of the alumni that would be returning this weekend. My days always continued as usual as the schedule is not disrupted for midterms testing just occurs.

 

I really only had one midterm test to take and that was for my Geography class, which if you have been paying any attention to any of my emails of late, it is my best class. I give myself a good grade on it, so we shall see how it turns out, STAY TUNED!!

 

My other classes are still going well. Music is a section tester, meaning the professor only tests on one section at a time and the tests do not build upon each other cumulatively, good for me! That class is still going well, we are in the classical period with a review on Monday and test on Tuesday!

 

My Computer class which I finished the take home test for on Thursday after I got it (it is pretty easy Codie, I stumbled on a few thought) and is going great! I think I told you last week about my Lit 1 test, and how I got a 98% on the test. Really good because that counts for 37.5% of my overall grade in the class!!

 

Finally life skills is life skills I am still learning what the class is all about…

 

Work. This week was mayhem at work. I commend all who have trained me in working with kids, and dealing with all sorts of misgivings over the years! I really put them to use this week! Monday started off in my finding out I would be the only paid worker, working there. The other three had grad classes, a class in Spokane and the third was sick. Not too bad on Monday just the usual day, with a fair amount of volunteers who helped out tremendously! Tuesday was a bit tougher with the two newest paid workers (Nikki and myself) being there we had a total of 9 volunteers and 6 kids, who took full advantage of the newcomers and got out of hand quickly, but again thanks to training that I have had from some previous experience everything was settled down rather quickly and the rest of the day went pretty smoothly.

 

For the majority of life, it is still going well. I am still loving college although home cooked meals, are something I could have a few more of, campus food, not that great when you eat it all the time.

 

Oh! Adventure of the week comes, from last nights trials to get back home. Ryan and I planned on driving his truck back home leaving after I got off work yesterday. We went and had dinner at the Roost, and then headed to grab all of our stuff to hit the road. A snag came when we got onto First Avenue and Ryan’s truck broke down. We had a friend come jump the truck get it going again and without headlights on the truck she lead us back to the school. We wanted to come home. Obviously we got here, so how did we do it? Any guesses? Did we fly? Teleport? Run? Ride bikes? No, no, all good options, but we took a train at 2 this morning and came into Everett about 9 or so. A wild night!

 

Brandon Bailey gave me a great idea last weekend about posting a blog each week with my emails, which I will continue to do for those of you who want to respond on there, also if I can figure a little more out about it I am sure I can start posting pictures up there as well!

Take care! I hope to see some of you Sunday!

Love you and miss you!

Brandon

10/25/08 Think old Crime show TV

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Start Time 9:45
 
Hey all of you wonderful people! As you may have guessed it is that wonderful time of the week again, where you hear from me, Brandon Nobach, updater wonderaire.
*Think gloomy old crime show with spooky narrator voice*
This was like any other week in the town of Cheney, dark, overcast, with a bit of a frost in the air. Brandon started his week long adventures, waking up at 7 o clock on a Sunday morning, when he and Cj got up and took showers. After an escapade to the local church they ate breakfast with some of their dear friends Amanda and Kelsie, don’t forget a couple of Cj’s friends from home Brittany and Kelly. The day was filled with mystery all around, a new surprise lurking around every corner, Brandon didn’t know what to expect next.
Sleep snuck up on him after he finished Twilight that Sunday, kidnapping him to a place of a dark and dreamless sleep. The only thing that could arouse our sleeping protagonist, is well, himself as he woke up to a lightening sky, and the horrors of school that lay ahead in the day. Wondering what was to come, he carried out his usual morning activities: shower, breakfast, then off to Computer Literacy. The slight review that lay in wait was helpful, but the trap had been set unless our hero could daringly escape the dreads of his first Computer Literacy test, worth a glaring 37.5% of his grade. That adventure would have to wait as he soon found himself in the Life Skills class watching an old episode of Cheers (I know very educational). Off to another review session for the Music classes second test of the year, which would prove an even bigger challenge than the computer literacy test. The Baroque Period, Messiah and Handel, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. It was being made into one hard Tuesday.
(I see I have drifted from my overbearing narrator voice so I shall just continue as usual)
Monday I only have three of my classes Geography an optional study for the weekly map quiz on Tuesday afternoons.
Tuesday brought three classes again and as you may be able to deduct three tests. I managed all three of them rather well, acing the first part of the Comp. Lit test (the second part on Thursday I missed two questions, which brought my overall score to 98% on the test), the Music test I got a 47 out of 50 on bringing the percentage for that to a 96%, and finally my Geography test I ended with an 8.5, the rivers and mountains of Western Europe threw me for a loop. I did survive.
The rest of the week went on as usual nothing too exciting to talk about. Work of course is still going really well, I love it. I went and saw High school Musical 3 with Amanda Weaver last night it was a lot of fun, really good movie too. 
 
So how is everything with all of you, I know you all enjoy hearing about my week and how things are going here, at Eastern, but I also like hearing about all of your lives too, I know you may think it would be overbearing for me to receive so many emails back,  but I do not mind it in the slightest. It would give me something to do throughout the week email wise until my weekly email. I will try and respond as soon as I can if you reply to this!
 
I also would enjoy hearing how the Cross Country Teams at MPHS did today at leagues… full results if you will? send em my way!!
 
Miss and love you all!
 
Brandon

A little late, I am sorry…

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Hey all!
I know you guys count on these emails from me to make your week complete when you are reading them. I know that somewhere inside of each one of you there are little workers mending a piece of your inner fabrics that was torn when you opened your email yesterday and did not have “Brandon’s Amazing and Stupendous Weekly Email.” Alas, here it is.
Now I am sure you are all wondering why I am so terribly late with this email. Well, there are a couple of reasons. First the main reason was the cross country meet yesterday for the Eastern Eagles. As a die hard cross country fan I felt it my duty to traverse the Eastern Washington University campus out to the soccer fields and scream really loud for them to run well (although I scream louder for Marysville who would have thunk it?). That is not the only reason the meet stood between us and the email that is now flowing from my fingertips in binary digits through the computer into an output email coming from your screen, no, there is one more reason that is much better then the meet got in the way. Now you are all wondering what could be more important than a cross country meet? Well, church, and family, of course all make the list, but there was no church on Sunday and alas no family stopped in to say “Hello!” yesterday, no, the reason that is more important was pictures. Pictures? Why would pictures be more important, its not really the pictures that are more important, it is more the subject of the pictures that deems them so vital to this email being late. The subject, of course, is CJ and I, but then who else would it be? We are drastically good looking and everyone wants to take our pictures all the time, it is quite a nuisance. Last weekend about this time Cj and I were sitting here before church, knowing the meet was coming up, we thought to ourselves “What can we do to put ourselves on the map of Cheney running FOREVER?!?” We simply came to the decision that waking up at 8 am and painting our bodies to support our dear friend Amanda Weaver would do the trick. So we did. I was waiting for pictures that won’t come for a while cause we forgot a camera and didn’t get a good picture taken anyways. There were plenty of cameras on the field and when I get a picture I will gladly forward them to you all. Oh and it wasn’t just like the upper body. We took paint and some of the shortest shorts we could find and wore just those, an appealing though I know. So our entire bodies were painted head to nearly toe.
This encounter takes up only 4 hours of my week, however, that lasts much longer than a measly 4 hours. So what happened to the rest of my week? I had classes as usual. I would wake up at my usual 6 am and try not to wake Cj as I left for the shower giving him a little extra shut eye. I would shower come back wake Cj up and then we would head down to breakfast shortly after his shower was completed. I would then head to my Computer Literacy class which I have my first big test in there this coming week. After that it was off to Life Skills that I only have three times a week as it is, but got it cut down to about 2 because a speaker failed to show up. Then it is off to my absolutely favorite class in the whole wide world MUSIC (just kidding about the favorite class part, but its growing on me). I would after that join my comrades for lunch at the local eatery Tawanka.
Lunch usually consists of Cj and I, with Kylie Martonik, a cross country friend from home, Amanda and her roommate Kelsie, and of course Ryan was always up for eating with us as well. Occasionally we have more friends join us like Kylie’s friend Ivan, or Amanda’s friend Jessica. We could really make a big table and have a feast on the different types of sandwiches that they serve at our lunchtime eatery.
Back up to the dorms I would make my way until my actual favorite class Geography (this time I am not kidding). I did have a test on the North American Countries this past week that I know wasn’t up to par with my other tests, I do not have my actual score yet. I am working on Western Europe at the moment and test on Tuesday for that. Oh forgot to mention second test in music is Tuesday as well.
This leads me to checking the mail, and heading up to the room for a quick breather before traversing the city of Cheney to get to work. It is still going well. We played outside a few times last week which I was excited for, because most of the time we only play video games, and fresh air is vital to a child’s growth process. I am sad to say we had a couple of the kids move away, they went back to Arizona where they are originally from. We have however had quite a few new kids pop in and out, my hope is they stick around and continue to Hangout with us.
Church and worship continues to go well, I went to a Lutheran Church last week that was very welcoming, and I believe we are returning to this week only today will tell. And Mind Body Soul met again which was fantastic we are meeting the Sunday before Halloween to invite childeren to a Harvet Festival that is working with Wishing Star Foundation (kind of like Make a Wish).
Alas my story ends, with church going well, school going well, work going well, and a continued support of Cross country going well. I am still in good health a slight cough coming on, which for most of you should be no news at all as I get it every year about this time. There is still no snow on the ground which is both upsetting and uplifting at the same time. It is very cold I might add. I did receive a package from my grandmother that I am very thankful for, and so far almost 300 pages in Twilight is not turning out too terrible, although it is not up to par with the Harry Potter series, but what could be?
Anyways I wish you well, all those planning to participate in the Jingle Bell Run be awaiting a second email from me this week I will be starting those as well soon.
Always in good faith, love and prayer,
Brandon

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In Uncategorized on October 27, 2008 at 6:55 pm

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