Thursday, September 28, 2006

Restless

Television is taking over my life. Here's my lineup this fall... it is a lil' front-loaded...

Mon: Heroes, Studio 60, 24 (returns in january)
Tue: House, Nip/Tuck, Scrubs (returns in the spring)
Wed: Lost (starts Oct. 4)
Thu: (day off... yes I'm not watching grey's anatomy)
Fri: (day off... reach)
Sat: college football
Sun: (day off... study)

All the above... and the daily CSI reruns during dinner, and NBA league pass once the season starts... where's the time to study? Where's the time for God? Surprisingly q.t.'s been pretty good lately... mostly because school hasn't really picked up yet. But it will. So yes, I need to indulge in moderation...

In the premiere of Heroes, one character said this: "don't you sometimes feel like you're meant to be something more?" I totally feel the same way... there must be more to life than this. There must be. You've placed eternity in my heart... I know in my head that only You can satisfy. But yet, why don't I feel the same?

Haven't posted pics lately... mainly because I stopped pretending to be the amateur photographer. But I will start again... honestly I think pictures *are* worth a thousand words. The following, albeit random, are the only pics I've taken this month.


Recording pupillary movements in oculomotor lab (Robin was a great test subject).

Jack with the Nagel Anomaloscope (the only complete instrument for color vision deficiencies).

Mom and her brother (my uncle) from France when he visited.

Ashley and Mike (and the half-eaten pizza).

Before school started, spent a day at Tsuei's workplace. Here's Grace...

...and here's the man himself.

They seriously do absolutely nothing at work. We sat and chatted online all day, in the same room. I mean, I wanted to relax that day and I did, but I was also bored out of my mind. I can't see how they manage to be sane doing this every single day. But hey, it's a paycheck, right?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Romans 1:21

Spent much of sunday alone... I kinda have a notion why Jesus had to get away to pray and meditate, but only for a little while... don't know how I can do this for an extended period of time. Especially when given a chance I either grieve over my sins, speculate about the future, or fancy (or is it obsess?) over a girl. All of the above results in agony and disappointment despite the fact that waiting and trusting you is the only way out of this. I'm always wrestling for control... I wish I can just stop trying. But this is definitely better than physical toiling, or tragedy, for molding me. Let's just hope this outlook continues.... and keep romans 1:21 with me.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Studio 60

Still too early to decide whether the show is as good as the hype suggests, but I definitely enjoyed watching Sorkin's style again. Amanda Peet wasn't as bad as I thought she'd be, and I've been a fan of Bradley Whitford for awhile now. I'm quite excited actually, to see where all this is going.

If you give God the time and opportunity to work with you, He will. Last night I set aside a time for Him, and He introduced me first to Romans 4 (faith & righteousness), then to Elizabeth Elliot, and finally, reminded me of an old song that spoke to me then and it's relevant now:

Lord I come to You
Let my heart be changed, renewed
Flowing from the grace
That I’ve found in You
Lord I’ve come to know
The weakenesses I see in me
Will be stripped away
By the power of Your love

Lord unveil my eyes
Let me see You face to face
The knowledge of Your love
As You live in me
Lord renew my mind
As Your will unfolds in my life
In living every day
By the power of Your love

Monday, September 11, 2006

Buckle Down...

Alright... kinda need to focus on school now that I'm done with my shows (entourage season 3, west wing season 5,6,7). Keep me accountable.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Farewell, Agassi

I'll post about labor day weekend when I'm in the mood... but here's Agassi's final speech on the court last sunday:

"The scoreboard said I lost today, but what the scoreboard doesn't say is what it is I have found. And over the last 21 years, I have found loyalty. You have pulled for me on the court and also in life. I've found inspiration. You have willed me to succeed, sometimes even in my lowest moments. And I've found generosity. You have given me your shoulders to stand on to reach for my dreams, dreams I could have never reached without you. Over the last 21 years, I have found you and I will take you and the memory of you with me for the rest of my life. Thank you."

You'll be missed.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Agassi All The Way Baby

U.S. Open, Agassi v. Baghdatis just ended... 3:40 game, 5 sets... and I'm so glad I watched that game (I really should've bought tickets). It's another reminder of why I love sports so much. If you've seen the game, you'll know what I'm talking about (go read about it on espn if you didn't). Baghdatis... I'll root for you after Agassi retires.