Wednesday, February 28, 2007

productive, very productive.

Today was great. I got to meet a very cool dude, who i am excited to have help me. His name is Jaccobb Romero. He is AWESOME! He wants to help me raise money for my stem cell transplant. He has got some skillz too. This picture to the right is one of the pendents he has created. Like i said, SKILLZ!

It doesn't stop there, ohhh no. He has got all kinds of talents. Look at this watch. :-O yea, that is really neat.

Here is another piece of his art work. I just find that BEAUTIFUL! This dude gets mad props. He works a full time job. Goes to school, and does this stuff on the SIDE?!?!? LOL. kind of boggles my mind. So, he is interested in helping me by creating these beautiful works of art. And sell them to benefit my cause. what do i have to say to that? sweeeet.

So, like what you see? You think you might wanna see more? check his site out.



When is it okay, or acceptable to question God? For instance, I have always run on instinct. I do what “feels right.” Now, I do know that my motives and emotions can stray my gut feeling. But when I pray for his help, and ask him specific questions, and he delivers. Is there any reason I should questions those results? I am a pretty deep thinker. And I would like to think that I try keeping God up there on some of my deepest thinking.

So….my struggle is coming from my mom. She doesn’t feel comfortable about the decisions I am making. So, if I continue with where I feel I am led, is that going against my parents? The bible does say to honor thy father and thy mother. Would I be going directly against my mom?

The feelings I have are definitely more than I can put into writing. All I know, is that through my daily walk with God, he makes certain things evident. I do jump around from one thing to another. Is that a SIN? I think that would be putting God in a box, saying he doesn’t work in QUIRKY behavior.

My mom tells me, that in certain areas of life. You must seek wise council. I agree 100%! I think my decisions can’t stay completely focused on what they need to be focused on when my mom won’t even let me make my own decisions.

If I feel confident in GOD, and the decisions I am making. Should I question those decisions because my mom doesn’t think they are wise/good/correct?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

some things.....

Why is it so friggin important for me to always be RIGHT!? It's like being "right" over someone who you feel is "wrong" sometimes takes so much importance to the individual, it gets in the way of what ever issue that was origionally brought up. I do this a lot. when i could just make my point, and let it go....I have to feel like i accomplished something. It is a total ego problem. Pray that i can let go of my EGO.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

How great is our God?

This morning started off pretty slow. I hesitated to go to church because my parents told me it was closed. It wasn't, and my trusty companion Chad Wilson called me and told me church was still on. I am so glad he did. I had a blast at church. That guy sitting to the right of the picture is the pastor of Pathways. He is rad, and that song on the screen is called You'll Never Let Me Go, by Darlene Zschech. Very uplifting and touching song.
Well, i got to go to a christian concert tonight. It was totally radical. It was called, "How great is our God tour." And lemme tell you, it was something else. check out the pictures.

There was like 4,000 people just praising God for the amazingness he is. So sweet, and man it feels good when you are in a room with that many other people who "GET IT." I was very uplifted and almost in awe.This guy up above, his name is Chris Tomlin. Wow, i have sang along to Amazing Grace a million times before. But tonight, i closed my eyes. Put my hand in the air. It was just me & God. I could feel the holy spirit just flying through the people in that massive room. WOW! So good. Not only good, but it was just like......I dunno. If you were an unbeliever, and standing in that room, i don't know how you could leave having the same belief.

In church today, we started day 1 of 3 on Jonah. Now, Jonah runs from god, causes disrupt on a ship, gets thrown over board, gets eaten by a fish, and saves a town....."abridged version." But what did i get out of it? Well, don't be afraid to go to China to get a Stem Cell Transplant.

YOU GOT IT GOD! no fear here.

So, the people at the concert were. Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, & Loluie Gigilo. They were all awesome, and just wow.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

prayer walk, AWESOME!

I started off this morning getting in touch with an old friend and telling her i wanted to go to a "prayer walk" on the local college university campus. It was so good. The better part was when i got a chance to go back to my house with this old friend. She really made my day.

I am making preparations for the first Starbucks benefit show. Things are on and crackin.

Also, it is looking more and more like i am going to go to China for a Stem Cell Transplant.

I feel like i always want God to make me feel better right away, but then as soon as i get "better" i get to comfortable and fall back, SELAH, i've learned i need to pause in life and embrace Gods wonder, and continually praise him...and listen to my songs of victory..."For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory." psalm 32:7
~Words of wisdom from someone who means a lot to me.

Friday, February 23, 2007

umbillical stem cells is where it's at!

Why are umbillical cord stem cells so neat? Well, they can be grown to create all types of tissue. They can even re-grow Mylein. This is amazing if you know anything about M/S. Okay, the purple blob in the middle is an Umbillical Stem Cell. Now this thing is special for several reasons. Umbillical stem cells have what is called "pluripotency" or the ability to change into every cell type of the body. This is very good.

God is kind of showing me that Northwestern might not be the correct path for me. I am actually getting the notion that i am suppose to get a Stem Cell transplant from CHINA! Isn't that crazy? China, who would have thunk it?!?!? I tell you what, I am bout the luckiest man on earth. Plus, I am really attracted to Asian women.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


yo yo yo, today kinda sucked

i worked really hard and barley made a buck.

I went store to store, just tryin to spread the word.

But i'm not really worried, cuz God told a little bird.

To tell me not to worry, that it would be alright.

So i keep on moving forward, and keep the prize in sight.

Yea, so my mom & I went around from business to business trying to get places to donate to my cause. Either cash donation, or a non-monitary disease. I guess it comes down to this. I really don't advise getting Multiple Sclerosis. In fact, I think I am going back to the hospital at the beginning of next week, and taking it back. Cuz, it really isn't working out too well. So, yea, taking it back.

Honestly, very confusing.
Maybe single is best for a while longer.
BUT, BUT, BUT..........


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

yes, one StarBucks please.

This morning it started off really foggy outside. When i say foggy, i mean like 1/16th of a mile foggy. I am pretty sure that is only half way around the track. Thats some serious fogg for ya. My sisters friend Andrea picked me up from my "CriB" around 10. Then we drove to the Meijer out on Lima and I got some blank DVD's. THEN we drove to the Starbucks right by Meijer and sat and had outselves a good little talk. It was everything I wanted it to be. I got a chance to better understand Andrea, and I think the same went for her. It's pretty cool because God shows up all over the place. It was good.

After that I went home, got my pee container. The reason I had a pee container is because My M/S Doc. wanted to do a 24hr heavy meatels test. So i had to pee in a container for 24 hr. Super fun.......

Then I went and got my hair cut, My friend Kaley M. cut it for me, she did a really outstanding job too. She always does. Kaley is something special. Has always been way out of my league, but an amazing friend to say the least. after dat, i went and WORKED ON THE MOVIE! I had to make a movie for the benefit show she is doing for me. The video thing ended up flowing together really well. REALLY WELL. My friend Dylan filmed it and put it together for me. He is a wizz with a camera, and will probably be a fameous filmographer some day. That word i used isn't even a real word is it? Okay, awesome. Ohhh, some of the tree's looked really super pretty this morning. Check it out.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday, the day 2 days before Thursday

Just when i think a day can't possibly get any just keeps on getting better way above and beyone my craziest dreams. People keep coming out of the cracks. From every where, and from all walks of life to help little ole me. A very motivating assurance i can promise you. So many things happened today. Just crazy God things. Exciting!

My friend Tony tried to cut his finger off at work. He did a pretty good job. I know it is kind of blurry and all, but he seriously sliced off the end of his finger. There was stitches going through his finger nail. i was all like :-O

After hanging out at the no finger house, me and my buddy Chris went to my friend Dylans house to work on a Video i have to make for the benefit show my sister merideth is putting on. Not only is my video made in a friggin professional format, it is looking, sounding, and ummm seeming? amazing! It is a job well done. maybe even a job very well done. Here is some of the action.

Here is a shot of the Film Maker him-self. Right in the heat of the action.

This is an Editing Shot. This dude knows what he is doing. Pretty friggin awesome. I pick up Part 2 tomorrow. I told Dylan, if it is half as good as Part 1, it will be absloutly amazing!

This is a picture of Alex, she provided mostly emotional support. As you can see she is fixated on the screen. Watching every second of Dylans sheer brilliance.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Global Warming?

Okay so seriously, three days ago i remember seeing snow mobile tracks on some of the rivers in Fort Wayne. No joke, it was cold enough to create Ice thick enough to hold a 500 pound piece of equpiment. Now, it is 42 degrees outside. Pretty crazy. Umm, yesterday I went to my friend Tyler Morningstar's Baptism. It was so cool. Tyler is the tall dude to the left. The top picture is of him talking, explaining why he wanted to make that commitment. The bottom picture is of him goin under. I really got it in the heat of the moment. It was soo cool to see all the different people in all different walks of life. From 7 year olds dedicating their life to christ, to grown women showing their commitment to their church and to them selves. It really lifted me in spirit. Also, i got to talk to many people after the baptism who i really think highly of. It was a great service. GO GOD!

So, today was pretty good. I went in to work around 9a.m. Once i got there i had to install a door. Then i cleaned up the shop a little bit, then i cleaned some trucks, and such and so fourth. It was pretty good, plus i got to work with Tony, I really like Tony, he is a cool dude. So...I borrowed a Digital Video Recorder from some friends of the family. Nice camera, even nicer software. But apparently i didn't have the "correct" cord. You have to have some kind of cord called a FIRE WIRE. what ever that is. So, i found a friend who is super interested in helping me film, edit, and burn to DVD. My sister Merideth, and I are going to go over to his house tomorrow.

I am expecting a lot of E-Mails. I hope people don't let me down, cuz i need people to work with me if i am ever going to get any thing accomplished. I am not frustrated, just a little anxioius. I want so badly to make everything in my life work a certain way. I should prolly just accept that things usually won't go exactly as planned. And that isn't a bad thing either. Just the way it usually goes.

We are taking care of a dog. It is a "Golden Doodle" i suppose. lol. Kind of an awkyard dog, but she means well.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Another great Sunday

Okay, so my buddy Zach picked me up this morning. We went to Pathways, great service.n This is one of the points i learned today. Don't force Christ down people's throat. Consistency is essential. Be their friend first. *Actions speak louder than words.*
Also, don't be afraid to put Jesus right in frong ot people. When the right time comes, let people know what you believe. You CAN NOT be ashamed of your Savior. Society thinks "Christians" are narrow minded. Only 1 way to the Father???

M/S Update:
Today in church i was really shaky. I mean the backs of my legs were shaking so bad it was making my muscles sore. ahhhh, i hate being shaky! My body has been acting up to heat more than usual also. Hot, Cold, Hot, Cold, Hot, Cold. Sweaty, Dry, Sweaty, get's old real fast. I am keeping a positive mind set though. My friends are starting to take interest in my cause, and want nothing more than to help me out. It is a really good feeling.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Fer shizzle my nizzle.

Okay so it's like this. I am happy. I got to talk to my cousin Cassie tonight. It is so great, we have a pretty neat relationship now. We didn't use to have much of one, but once she knew for a fact that i wasn't going to judge her under any circumstance. She felt comfortable talking to me....bout whatever. I love hearing about her girls. They are SUPER CUTE. My cousins are really good at making cute kids. i will give you an example...

Yea, i know. They are pretty friggin cute. One of my buddies Zach is going to pick me up tomorrow morning and go to Pathways with me. It is pretty cool. I am happy bout it. It would be really cool if i could get my friend Stultz to go with me too.....but i dunno if it is going to happen.

Stem Cell China

Some thing God has brought into my life. Showing me that there are all sorts of options. lol. WOW!

My name is Kirshner Ross-Vaden RN and I am a medical consultant used by Stem Cells China and Beike Bio-tech, your case has been forwarded to me because treatments with Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are my area of expertise and personal passion. I have reviewed the information you have provided and determined based on the diagnosis that we can accept you for treatment. I am including below a brief introduction to two English speaking yahoo groups related to your situation. These groups contain a wealth of information pertaining to treatments with stem cells. They are full of patients just like your self many of whom have gone to China for stem cell treatments. I would encourage you to apply for membership (they are free). Please feel free to contact me at if and when you have further questions as well as to register for treatment. I would be most happy to help you in any way I can. Below you will also see our current pricing. Our prices are reviewed every three months. As you read below you will also see more information on stem cells and your condition.

watch this friggin video.~~~ WOWZERS!~~~

God's works

Wow, today was a very sincering day. is that a correct wordish? ok, here are some pictures of the action. I will provide some visual aid's to keep the entertainment level there. OK, so at work today i get called in. My boss tells me he wants me to come clean trucks. Mostly the salt trucks, reason being the salt and metal causes a lot of corrosion. So, i am cleaning the trucks and it is freeking cold! i mean wow, it is viciously cold, as soon as i spray the hot water on the truck, it FREEZES IMMIDEATLY! lol. Sooooo.....i get done cleaning the 2 salt trucks. One of my forman told me not to clean any more. then i paint a metal crate thingy, then my boss asks me if i will do some snow removal jobs for him. If you know anything about my situation, you will understand why this is a possible ISSUE to say the least. Here ya go,

The top picture is of me in the company van, the picture of traffic was what i was seeing at the current time. Like i said, if you know my situation, you will know why this is a "possible issue." So, i knew, and my boss knew. wuteva.....

So, after i get off work my buddy chris picks me up, and i go to Best Buy to get a movie. It was about cocaine in the 70's & 80's. Dude, craziness! a documentary about how the columbians literally had a BILLION dollar annual business selling cocaine in Miami. Insane world. the movie is called Cocaine Cowboys!

See, the reason i bought this movie is cuz i knew it would open Tony up. Tony is not a Christian, and doesn't admit to believing or to "not believing" one of those medioker pot heads. I use to be right there too. So, i got this movie, cuz it would show him, hey dude i am your buddy always & forever no matter what.....This is what it lead me to. & right now it is 3:33a.m. ryte now, i went over to his house at like 7:00p.m. God got us into the biggest Christian vs. Non Christian DEBATE!!! It was too, a full out debate. I have never had one of those with Tony before. And to be honest, it was good for me. Cuz i had to back up everything i believed even when it was a little uncomfortable. Or made me have almost doubt issues. When in reality, I was just Growing as a Christian. And in the very end....hold on, check out Tony & his Cat.
Tony is a lot like his cat. in soooo many ways, we talked aobut that too. We talked a lot about many things. And in the heat of the battle, when he was discouraged, I was tellin him. Dude, i am not mad at you for believing something different, i just pray that you will some day understand what i see. It was so hard for him to grasp that. Why would i care aboout him? Why would God care about him? Then he started asking more questions. Why wasn't his dad ever there for him? Why did he treat his mom like shit? ya know? But when i told look dude. I have m/s but i wake up every day and i am happy. I think about the lord constantly, and i am happy. Every night, when i go to bed i am happy. & content with my life. I tell him, if i were to die right now, i would be at total peace with it. I KNOW where my soul will go. WHAT?????? he just wouldn't allow himself to grasp that. He so badly wanted me to admit that there at least has to be a possiblility that god doesn't exist.....But when i told him, look dude, god gives you that choice. I just choose to believe him. & i am blessed by it. God blesses me with the people in my life. Like this girl ryte now, stephanie. God has blessed me with her being in my life currently. And my sister Merideth, CONSTANT BLESSING. omg i love her to death. And my other sister Brandy, and my best friend Jared, and my girl Britt!!! God blesses me with so many people so much. Like the lady who wrote the newspaper article. & my doctors, and PARENTS and soooo many people. When it all came down to it. I told tony, look dude, i am not going to be mad at you for not believing. & i don't want this Debate to effect our friendship in any way. He looked at me differently. Almost as if to, mike does care for me. He cares for me in a way i don't even care for myself..................i saw that feeling in his eyes. & you wanna know how God blessed me because of it. When tony dropped me off at my home. He told me. when i shook his hand and thanked him for being my friend. He told me, Mike thanks for the advice. Thanks for caring. And i got out of his car, and he drove off. But let me tell you. I had a huge grin on my face, and as i write about it, my eyes tear up. Because it was God's amazing power that allowed him to work through me. I was simply a vessel for God's kingdom tonight..It is so awesome. I love being a part of God's plan. And i want to die every day to his plan. I am working on it slowly, and it is slowly taking over my life. I love people, i love god, i will make people feel good about who they are, and who god is, and how it corresponds with each other. If i can get people to see and understand the feelings and belief's i know they will follow God's path. Maybe not in the immideate future, but it will tug on their heart. I have that as an absloute truth in my life. I do not ever doubt it. Not even for a second, if i ever even get close to thinking that, i fall on my knees and & for strength from god, for my faith. I hope i am not babbling, i am trying to get accross that God is awesome, and he honors obedience. Thats all

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Today was soooo good.

Okay, so today started off kind of slow. I had to take a Lunesta at like 1:30a.m. just because i was waking up every hour. All i want to do at night is SLEEP! I just get sooo tired, but my body won't allow me to go to sleep. It is so frustrating! So, i take a Lunesta super early in the morning, and then when i did wake up, it was really hard for me to get around. Pissed my mom off, and what not.

Well, i had the meeting with the District Manager of Star Bucks, and all 8 Star Bucks location managers. It went perfectly. I told them what was up, told them about my m/s, about the stem cell transplant, about the NTAF. They were almost excited to help. I could see the interest in their eyes. They are going to allow me to post info on the community boards, and use the star bucks locations to have concerts/music gatherings/ ms awareness things. It is going to be awesome, and work perfectly.

OKAY get this, at the beginning of the meeting I told everyone how amazing it is to watch all the people that God brings into my life to help me fundraise, or just support my cause emotionally. I talked, and gave them all my information, then towards the end of the meeting, this getlemen sitting right next to me told me about his girlfriends sister. She had the same Stem Cell Transplant to treat Multiple Sclerosis! :+0 It was pretty amazing, then Pam, the district manager says, "I think that might be one of those people you were referring to earlier." I just winked at her and nodded my head. God is good folks, God is real. God will light your world up if you allow him to, and trust that he will. It's so cool, and I have a lot of work to do. I need people to start calling/E-Mailing me back so i can get this show on the road!! WHOO HOOOO! To be honest, I am genuinly excited inside. And i don't even care if i spelled that wrong.

M/S Update:
Okay, so this isn't a big least i don't think it is. But i think it is prolly m/s related. For the past couple of weeks my left ear feels like it is just loaded with wax, and even like it is producing a lot of wax.....but every time i get a Q-tip it is perfectly clean......Also, one odd thing i noticed maybe 3 weeks ago is....My finger nails started growing really fast. & there are really thick white splots in them, and they keep showing up. Usually i have to trim my fingernails like once a month, I have been having to cut them every week and a half. Now is that normal? I think not..... We'll see what happens though.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

it won't stop snowing....

Holy Diver, Holy Diver, Holy Diver!! I made it on the NEWS! Check me out!
News Sentinel. ~click

I went to work this morning @ about 6ish, and worked till maybe 4ish. I will go back out tonight at around prolly 12a.m.ish. Work for prolly a million hours. So, it will be cold, wet, uncomfortable, and i will get rashes in places i didn't know could get rashes, BUT I will have a PHAT CHECK WAITING! so thats dope.

Tomorrow is Valentines Day, and I got me a Valentine! The sad thing is, I think the weather is going to try really hard to keep us from chillen wit each other. That sucks, cuz i definately got her a baller present. I love making people happy. The more and more i live, the more i figuer out what my passion is. Some people love cars, and engines, so you could say there passion is Cars. Well, i love people. Just like a car fanatic loves to figuer out all the inner workings of his vehicle, I love to get inside people's heads, try to figuer out their inner workings. So, i think it is safe to say my passion is PEOPLE! The awesome thing about having people as your passion, is you can bring your passion to whatever work environment you end up in. Doesn't matter, you don't have to be a counselor, or teacher, or anything. Shoot, you could sell credit cards on a telephone, and really effect people. Good passion if you ask me.

I am sore, my bones ache, I am going to be buff after tonight.


Monday, February 12, 2007

POST 101!!

Okay, so this is officially post # 101. Wow, I heard you feel really different after your one hundred and first post. But, to be perfectly honest. I feel no different. In fact, I feel quite the same. Ohh well, so today is the second day i tried to get in contact with Pam Kessie (Star Bucks district manager). I really don't understand why she hasn't called me back, she seemed extremely legit. Soo......I really hope she calls me back. If she doesn't that would really suck a lot. But, breaking your ankle, stabbing your foot with a spike, getting a paper cut, or getting maced would suck more.

I struggle with the everyday. I think it is because my life is such a roller coaster. Honestly, I have to stay as neutral as possible. I need to get out of this house, I NEED THIS STEM CELL TRANSPLANT!!! Friggin ey.

L-I-M-B-O, L-I-M-B-O, L-I-M-B-O, L-I-M-B-O, and my life is in limmmmbo.

with that done and said, I already know what i need to do in order to feel better, and stop the feelings of hesitation. I need to stop, pray, and let go. Every time i do this, things are better. My situation might stay the same, but everything is soooo much better. Keep your head up, mikey. It's all good.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

God's grace is AMAZING

my friend wrote this.

Hallelujah here I come.

I am getting stronger everyday,

Pushing through the rains that fall my way,

Hallelujah here I come.

We're much stronger when we're one,

Hallelujah here I come.

Oh, I love You from the depths of my heart,

And nothing here will tear me apart.

Everything's beautiful with You,

Everything's beautiful, when You invade my life.

And I'm living just to say that 'I love You'.

Im getting closer everyday,

Chasing the dreams that heaven gave,

Hallelujah here I come.

Im getting closer everyday,

Into Your arms I'm here to stay.

We're much stronger when we're one,

Hallelujah here I come

Thank you for sharing with me dude. You can talk to me whenever you need to talk. Never hesitate to call me or ask for help. I am really proud of you opening up to me.

On a lighter note this is my friend sherrese. I put her picture on my blog today because i think she has one of the sweetest smiles i have ever seen. This girl is the type that could walk into a room with a bunch of people who feel sorry for themselves, and SMILE! she would open eyes, and jaws would drop. She just has that ability. such a genuine smile. I LOVE IT!!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Great Lyrics

-1-Come on come onI see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myselfis life worth living should I blast myself?I'm tired of bein' poor & even worse I'm blackmy stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatchCops give a damn about a negropull the trigger kill a nigga he's a heroGive the crack to the kids who the hell caresone less hungry mouth on the welfareFirst ship 'em dope & let 'em deal the brothersgive 'em guns step back watch 'em kill each otherIt's time to fight back that's what Huey said2 shots in the dark now Huey's deadI got love for my brother but we can never go nowhereunless we share with each otherWe gotta start makin' changeslearn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangersand that's how it's supposed to beHow can the devil take a brother if he's close to me?I'd love to go back to when we played as kidsbut things change, and that's the way it is::CHORUS::That's just the way it isThings'll never be the sameThat's just the way it isaww yeah(Repeat)-2-I see no changes all I see is racist facesmisplaced hate makes disgrace to racesWe under I wonder what it takes to make thisone better place, let's erase the wastedTake the evil out the people they'll be acting right'cause both black and white is smokin' crack tonightand the only time we chill is when we kill each otherit takes skill to be real, time to heal each otherAnd although it seems heaven sentWe ain't yet, to see a black President, uhhIt ain't a secret don't conceal the factthe penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacksBut some things will never changetry to show another way but you stayin' in the dope gameNow tell me what's a mother to dobein' real don't appeal to the brother in youYou gotta operate the easy way"I made a G today" But you made it in a sleazy waysellin' crack to the kids. " I gotta get paid,"Well hey,that's the way it is::CHORUS::That's just the way it isThings'll never be the sameThat's just the way it isaww yeah(Repeat)Talking:We gotta make a change...It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.Let's change the way we eat, let's change the way we liveand let's change the way we treat each other.You see the old way wasn't working so it's on us to dowhat we gotta do, to survive.-3-And still I see no changes can't a brother get a little peaceIt's war on the streets & the war in the Middle EastInstead of war on poverty they got a war on drugsso the police can bother meAnd I ain't never did a crime I ain't have to doBut now I'm back with the blacks givin' it back to youDon't let 'em jack you up, back you up,crack you up and pimp smack you upYou gotta learn to hold ya ownthey get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phoneBut tell the cops they can't touch thisI don't trust this when they try to rush I bust thisThat's the sound of my tool you say it ain't coolmy mama didn't raise no foolAnd as long as I stay black I gotta stay strapped& I never get to lay back'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backssome buck that I roughed up way backcomin' back after all these yearsrat-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is uhh::CHORUS::That's just the way it isThings'll never be the sameThat's just the way it isaww yeahYou're my brother, you're my sisterThat's just the way it is (way it is,way it is)Things will never be the sameYou're my brother, you're my sisterThat's the way it is Aww yeah

such a good song. Okay, so the past few days have been pretty exciting. Yesterday Jennifer Boen (reporter from Fort Wayne News Sentinal) She wants to do a story on me. A photographer came and everything. It's pretty awesome. She told me if i am not in the saturday edition, then she which would be tomorrow, then she will try to get me on the 1st page of next weeks. 1st PAGE!! Thats awesome.

So there was that, and i met this dude at a friends house...super talented rapper, wants to help me do a benefit show @ Starbucks. I am really excited to see where that goes.

This is the guy i met at a friends house, he is super good at layin out lyrics. talent. It's exciting to see where it will go.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Yesterday evening I went to work around 9:15p.m., I got home around 6ish a.m.! I got rid of the snow, If I saw snow, I attacked it! BAM! NO MORE SNOW! It was cool, I got a chance to ride around with Fred, a foreman at Vision Scapes. I have known him all summer, but never really had a chance to get to know him. He is a really good guy, super friendly, awesome father, caring husband. I really enjoyed working with him. It was a good night.

Okay, so today I feel fine. I have noticed I have been really low on energy, I mean I know I worked a butt load yesterday, but the past week, I have just been really not energized. I dunno, not something to worry about, just something to take note of. My hands tremble, it is a really crazy feeling. To put your hands out in front of your face, trying your hardest just to keep them still. They shake anyways, you can tighten up your muscles as hard as you want, it doesn't matter.

Monday, February 05, 2007

MONDAY, the day before Tuesday.

Today I got a chance to talk to a good buddy, Jayson Petoskey. I signed onto Facebook, and BAM it told me that today was Jayson's B-DAY. So, out of respect for my homie I gave his cell phone a call. Well, it wasn't currently in service, but it told me his dorm room phone #, and so I gave it a call. Now, me and J use to be like Peanut Butter and Jelly. We were inseparable, like a bonnie & klide of sorts. We shared some good times up in Traverse City. Here is a picture of my good buddy Jayson.

We are a lot alike, we think in a similar fashion. We are both stubborn as a ox. And we both have to learn things the hard way. I think thats why we were such good friends so quickly.

So, today i wrote Montel a letter. Yea, the guy from the television show. He is a huge M/S advocate, and so I figuered I should at least give it a try. So I did. We'll see. Today I also wrote a couple of Local television stations. Hoping, praying, somebody somewhere picks up on my story and takes an interest. I will find him/her I know I will. It is pretty amazing to see all the people God has put in my life already. AMAZING! ok, with that said, I'M OUT.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Manning is good at throwing interceptions.

OK, so I watched the superbowl with my sis and her friends tonight. Here are some pictures of the FOOTBALL ACTION!!!

Here is a picture of Ali, and Audra. I went to their apartment, and it was real cozy. There was a wood burning fire place, and tons of football food.

Starting from the way left on the couch is Leean, in the middle with the green hat is Shorty, To the right in a blue hoodie is my beautiful sister Merideth, and on the floor layin down is Tracy.
We all knew who was gonna win. Payton needed his Super Bowl ring. He just had to have it!

I have to say this, because it should just be said. I do believe that homosexuality is a sin, but I have nothing but the ut most respect for her and every one of her friends. They are some of the nicest people i know. Super kind hearted, and just generally good people. I think swearing and lieing is a sin. In the big guys book, A SIN IS A SIN! So, the game was good in the first half, but fairly predictable in the 2nd. It was fun though. It is seriously 0 degrees outside ryte now. So freeking cold! brrrrrrrrrrrr..... Well, i think i am going to go pass out, I have a lot of fundraising related things to do. I really hope it doesn't snow tonight, It is just too cold for snow removal. aight i am out, this time for real. fer shizzle.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Watch God, See God work, God work GOOD.

I have to start off by giving props to this band my sister Merideth introduced me to. The band is called The Fray, The CD is titled "how to save a life." I really like them, I can tell they put a lot of emotion into their work. Pretty neat, I suppose you could call the genre "Emo." You can call it whatever you want, i call it good.

So, Merideth came over the home earlier today, well it was maybe mid afternoon. She and my dad worked on her tax forms, then she agreed to take me to try to get a bunch of copy's of 4 different forms. I wanted 100 copies of each individual form. So, 400 copies of forms, then i wanted 5 copies of the 52 page Patient Handbook. Lets see, we went to Kinko's first. There was no manager working that could help. So then we went off to Office Depot. I talked to the manager that was on Duty. His name was jason, he seemed extremely uninterested. He wasn't even paying attention when i was attempting to tell him about my situation. So, we left there a lil dissapointed. But not beaten. This next part is really cool, My sis tells me, hey why don't we try Staples? I was like, well it's worth a try. I 411 Staples in my phone. It connected me to a lady named Sheryl. Told her my story, and she seemed very interested and willing to participate. So, we drive out to the south side of Fort Wayne. I walked into the store, and talked a lil bit with Sheryl. Turns out her brother has M/S. huh. Irony or God? you choose. So, she made a ton of copies, and wished me good luck. it was really neat to see how God put Staples in my sisters head, then everything worked from there. Very cool.

God, the Father
There is but one God, the eternal Father, the Creator; a personal, spiritual Being, infinite in love and wisdom, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, immortal.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Yummy Quote

"Live your life each day as you

would climb a mountain.

An occasional glance toward the

summit keeps the goal in mind,

but many beautiful scenes are

to be observed from each new

vantage point.

Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying

each passing moment; and the view

from the summit will serve as a

fitting climax for the journey."

Harold V. Melchert

I had a good day today. I got a lot of good things accomplished, I talked to Suzy from NTAF. At first I was kind of upset by our conversation, once i got over myself, we ended up having a really good convo. I got a lot of good information, and well it was just a productive conversation. I talked to someone on the phone towards the end of the day, I really enjoyed talking to this person, I told her i was going to do something for her tomorrow. I think it made her kind of excited. Good feeling, I like making people feel good. Well, it's late. I am super tired, hopefully I can pass right out. LATERS!