Kennedy at Seminary

Saturday, February 25, 2006

"Spring" Break

My sister Kelly is getting better. Thanks for the prayers.

I'm at home in Arlington, in the middle of my spring break. Not very spring-like here. Because at the seminary we're on a quarter system instead of semesters, our spring break falls at the end of February. Weather in Arlington has been rainy all week. Next week it should be sunny and 70ish. Can't wait.

I honestly don't need two consecutive weeks off. Breaks are too long. One week would be enough. I'm ready to do something purposeful again. It's nice seeing family and friends, but I have too much free time. And then when I'm back at sem I'll wish I had more free time. Can't win.

Dad and I went to a Dallas Mavericks basketball game Thursday. They were down 19 in the second quarter and came back to win by 10. Very exciting. After the game, coach Avery Johnson said the fans were the MVP because we didn't boo when the Mavs were stinking it up. Did you hear that? I'm the MVP of the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs won again today. They won in overtime after being down 24 in the third quarter. It's awesome having the home team playing so well. Dirk Nowitzki hit the game winner with one second left. He's German. My German Lutheran readership should be proud.

At the game Thursday, a lady to my immediate left was way too loud. She screamed in my ear throughout the game. She called all the players by their first names. (Her: "THAT'S AWESOME, DIRK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!") Kind of annoying and painful to my ear.

I've become a big country music fan lately. After a conversation with Dad (who's a professional drummer), we decided that the country music I like is nothing more than rock 'n' roll with a fiddle and southern accents. I don't care for slow, "cryin' in yer beer" country. I like the Rascal Flatts-type pop country sound. I like Pat Green a lot. Country music is like rock with a Texas twist. Reminds me of my beloved home state.

Currently reading Toxin, a medical thriller by Robin Cook.

Speaking of medical thriller, I don't think I mentioned that I'm working in a hospital this summer. I was accepted to the Clinical Pastoral Education program at St. Louis University Hospital. I'll learn how to minister to hurting people in a hospital setting. It's an 8:30-5:00 job with extra time spent working overnight shifts. Should provide for interesting posts, following all privacy rules, of course.

OK, this post should be long enough to make up for my infrequent posts over the last few months. More comments would make me want to post more often, hint, hint. Thanks for reading.


  • There is a kid on the campus here who calls him self, Nowitzki, even though he does not have the height, golden loks, and basketball skill, it is his favorite player, and you are right, it is nice to have your favortite team playing like they want a championship. You want something to do for 2 weeks, head to Indonesia for mission work, they will set you up with a 2 week assignment.

    By Blogger Samuel, at 3:31 PM  

  • Well, at least you got to go back to Texas. I'm really craving it!! I'm glad your sister is doing better ... and I'm glad you like country, even if it is more pop country than anything. I'll agree with you regarding comments. No one seems to be commenting on my blog so much lately. I don't think anyone reads it anymore ...

    By Blogger Emily, at 6:41 AM  

  • In fact, as I look back on your past blogs, you've gotten quite a few comments. I don't know what you're complaining about! ;-) The least amount of comments you have is 2 and that's only on one entry! Comment whore!

    By Blogger Emily, at 6:42 AM  

  • Thanks for the comments Christopher! Glad you got to see my brother. Wish I could have too.

    By Blogger Emily, at 8:47 AM  

  • There's nothing more fun than watching Dirk hit runners from the free throw line in person. I got to see him drop 41 on the Warriors a few years ago.

    Keep writing and indulging my procrastination!

    By Blogger -Eric, at 1:48 PM  

  • I know this is a very late comment, but I'm really jealous of your Mavs game experience. I got to see them play for the first time this year on TV this past Sunday when they played the Suns. I've been suffering from withdrawal up here in Minnesota. Too bad Nash and Diaw had to ruin all my fun. Texas sounds warm.

    By Blogger David, at 9:34 AM  

  • Fabulous! I found your blog! Hope that this week goes well back in St. Louis. I will probably see ya' around this weekend.
    Oh, and Rascal Flats rocks! But not as much as Nickel Creek. Just had to let you know.
    God's Peace.

    By Blogger bluegrassjunkywrites, at 1:52 PM  

  • Chris! Great name! I don't know how to post these, so I am trying this again. Crazy...
    I hope that you have a great first week back. Make time to blog.
    I will see ya' around this weekend.
    God's Peace.

    By Blogger bluegrassjunkywrites, at 2:00 PM  

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