i got to go sled riding with lisa and val today and it was fun.


school was dumb.


does my new picture look stupid?


i wrote a song tonight.  tonight was rough for some reason.. but certain friends and Jesus were there as always. thankyou.


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                           sorrow growing softly
           creeping below this weaving of a heart
                                     smiles fading slowly
                  erasing the trace of joy that sets me apart


               patience gaining distance
passing farther from my peaceful set of mind
                   hope becoming gray
       
shadows looming on the path i am to find


                          but darkness is not of You
                          for joy rains down from all that You do


           this plea, i sing
             for me to feel
         the love you bring
          my heart to heal


                                         grace destroying chaos
                       calming the waves that flooded my soul
                              peace battling heartache
                          clearing the wounds that felt beyond control


                              and all this comes from You
                              for joy rains down from all that You do


         this plea, i sing
           for me to feel
        the love you bring
        my heart to heal
                       
t h i s   l i f e ,   i   g i v e
                                  e l a t i o n   p o u r s
                                      n o w   i   m a y   l i v e
                                            f o r   i   a m   Y o u r s
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->hi, my name is brandon and i have no reason to be down.
listening to: cool hand luke

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nights like tonight i’m reminded that God constantly blesses me in so many ways.. trans4m was just fun.  we had a square dance, and His presence during worship was overwhelming to me.  that’s one of the greatest feelings ever.  sara and jessie came, and it was cool ahving them there.  then we went to taco bell.. saw dustin wreck his car into a snow/ice bank.. helped him dry off.. laughed a lot..reminisced on television.. saw/listened to maygunne show off her amazing talent that i had to miss.. talked about snow.. and the likes.  and sarahD and i heard pretty fly for a white guy on the radio on the way home.  man oh man. 

thinking of this break i’ve had from school this week was something i’ve needed so bad.  and it totally came out of nowhere.  and being with my friends tonight was so great.  thank You Jesus for putting the coolest people ever in my life.  i love you all.


ohhh and i get to see sarah saturday on her birthday!  i’ve seen her once in the past like 6 months. 


and dustin and josh and i are playing that night at the java house (basement of jackson friends church on portage and arlington) for whoever wants to come hear us and tell sarah happy birthday. 


it’s snowing really hard.. whoa, what if we got 4 snowdays..  i guess i better get to bed in case i have to get up in a few hours. 


->hi, my name is brandon and i don’t deserve how good i have it.
listening to: justin mcroberts

3 snowdays = happy happy happy brandon.


it was weird thinking this morning could be the last time i’ll ever hear “jackson local schools” being called and get excited.


 


nobody wished me a happy belated half birthday.  some friends you are.  haha kidding

guys, my half birthday was yesterday.  and i missed it. i MISSED it.


haha

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2 snowdays = happy happy brandon.


yesterday i went to see the butterfly effect with lisa/val/chad/josh/sara and i think i liked it.  lots of disturbing parts and funny parts that weren’t meant to be funny.. but i liked it. haha  then sara and lisa and i went to the mall.. saw courtney and fallon and jesi.. and then my mom called and made me come home.  today i’ve done nothing, and i’m not sure if i’m going to.  i hope so though.  ’cause i’m bored.  and filling out scholarship applications isn’t fun..


last night i had a dream that i was looking out my window.. and this aircraft flew out of nowhere from a distance.. and then it shot out this fireball bomb thing and my street caught on fire.  and we were under attack.. and so i ran and got the hose and put all the fire out.  and then it kept bombing my neighborhood and then moved on and yeah..it was weird.  then i woke up. 


gJiEfRfEoMrYd: that was a good dream
gJiEfRfEoMrYd: you win a grammy


->hi, my name is brandon and i wanna go sled riding.
listening to: copeland

i hope it starts blizzarding soon. haha jme and i decided that should be a word today.  church was so good this morning.  everything was just happy.  i found myself in tears during worship because of it.. and ah.  yeah.  good stuff.  then i went to arbys with zac and doody and jme and we talked about bondage pants and bandanas on apendages (whoa..say “bondagepantsandbandanasonapendages really fast a few times.  haha thats funny.  k nevermind.) .. then jme and i went to the mall to find clothes for dustin..haha and i found that everything i wanted was now gone from every store.  arrg.


surrrvey.



1) Using BRAND NAMES, spell out your first name:
Bugle boy
Reebok
American eagle
Nike
Dickes
O…i dont know
Nautica haha


2) Have you ever had a song written about you? do ones that i wrote count?
3) What song makes you cry? every new day by fif has many times..so have lottts of worship songs
4) What song makes you happy? today i heard “window” by out of eden” and “socially acceptable” by dc talk in jme’s car.  man oh man. haha
5) What do you like to listen to before bed? it depends..lately ive been listening to the passion sacred revolution cd
6) Name a song by Coal Chamber: no.
7)Who was/were your idols when you were younger? Jesus..
8) First album you ever bought? carman yo! kidz.. actually that was given to me.  the first one i bought was no doubt – tragic kingdom.
9) Name a song that reminds you of someone and why: umm..i donevenoh.

a p p e a r a n c e
HEIGHT: 6’2-ish
HAIR COLOR: dark brown
SKINCOLOR: my skin is skin colored!! haahaa if you don’t get that then just go on.
EYE COLOR: hazel
PIERCINGS: none
TATTOOS: none


r i g h t n o w
WHAT COLOR PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?: blue
WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO?: number one gun
WHAT TASTE IS IN YOUR MOUTH?: i dont know..the taste of saliva
WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?: colllllllolollldldldldlldddddddd.. but pretty. haha
HOW ARE YOU? happy.


d o y o u
GET MOTION SICKNESS?: sometimes..not usually though
HAVE A BAD HABIT?: i think we all have something..i can’t think of one right now
GET ALONG WITH YOUR PARENTS?: yep
LIKE TO DRIVE?: yep


f a v o r i t e s
TV SHOW: american idol
CONDITIONER: is better..hah
BOOK: the B-i-b-l-e, yes that’s the book for me
MAGAZINE: seven ball or hm or ccm
NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINK: sunny delight
ALCOHOLIC DRINK: shut up
WEEKEND: my favorite weekend?  haha i don’t know
BAND OR GROUP or SINGER or RAPPER: five iron frenzy..wait they broke up.. further seems forever..wait theyre breaking up… the benjamin gate.. wait they broke up… bleach.. wait theyre breaking up.  how bout switchfoot and copeland and blindside and chris tomlin.

h a v e y o u
BROKEN THE LAW: i jaywalk a lot
RAN AWAY FROM HOME: not for longer than 10 minutes
SNUCK OUT OF THE HOUSE: nope
EVER GONE SKINNY DIPPING: no..sick..haha
MADE A PRANK PHONE CALL: yeah
EVER TIPPED OVER A PORTA POTTY: no..but it’s fun to pound on one that you think your friend is in..then see them come out of a different one..and take off running before the person comes out of the one you just beat on
USED YOUR PARENTS’ CREDIT CARD BEFORE: nope
SKIPPED SCHOOL BEFORE: sorta
FELL ASLEEP IN THE SHOWER/BATH: nope
BEEN IN A SCHOOL PLAY: yep.. i was in a few in elementary school
LET A FRIEND CRY ON YOUR SHOULDER: yep

l o v e
BOYFRIEND: nope
GIRLFRIEND: nope
SEXUALITY: hetero.
CHILDREN: are you asking if i have any..? (no)
CURRENT CRUSH: the old lady that works at the library.  hah or not.
BEEN IN LOVE?: nah..
HAD A HARD TIME GETTING OVER SOMEONE: not really.. God pretty much takes care of that
BEEN HURT?: well yeah, who hasn’t been at some point..
YOUR GREATEST REGRET: i dunno
GONE OUT WITH A SOMEONE YOU ONLY KNEW FOR THREE DAYS: no


r a n d o m
DO YOU HAVE A JOB: no but i neeeeeeed oneeeeee..somebody helllllllp
YOUR CD PLAYER HAS IN IT RIGHT NOW: cool hand luke and blindside
IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?: um… midnight blue or green or macaroni and cheese or red
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?: His works.
WHO MAKES YOU THE HAPPIEST?: God, my friends, my family
WHAT’S THE NEXT CD YOU’RE GONNA GET?: i don’t know.. i want the new blindside one when it comes out..
WHO DO YOU CONSIDER GOOD FRIENDS?: a big chunk of awesome people that i don’t feel like typing out..haha
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?: fill out surveys and go to church and play/write/listen to music and go to shows and be with my friends


w h e n / w h a t w a s t h e l a s t
TIME YOU CRIED?: if you count this morning, i guess that’s it.
YOU GOT A REAL LETTER? not sure..a ew months ago probably
YOU GOT E-MAIL: a real email…friday
THING YOU PURCHASED: a #6 combo meal at arbys
TV PROGRAM YOU WATCHED: saturday night live

y o u r t h o u g h t s o n
ABORTION: murder
TEENAGE SMOKING: disgusting and obnoxious and rude and sad.
SPICE GIRLS: funny
DREAMS: random

hi.. the past few days have been really good.  it’s so nice to genuinely enjoy life and all that God does in it every second.  mmmmhmmmm.  thursday night i got a new coat.. it’s warm.  last night lisa and chad got me..and we picked up micah..and james..and went to meet josh and nate and val at fridays…and the roads were really bad but we finally got there.. but it was really crowded so we went to applebees.. and got there and realized we had no way to get ahold of val and that she was probably at fridays..so lisa and i hurried as fast as we could over there, and almost died. haha.. well.. kinda.  we were driving and randomly started going sideways..then went sideways the other way.. and i just kinda kept talking and lisa was like “umm..umm..got it.”  haha and we didn’t realize what happened really until afterwards, and it was funny, but nobody really seemed to appreciate that story.  and now that i just reread this, you probably don’t either. haha.. but aaaanyways, then we went to lisa’s and watched the family guy.  and i came home and fell asleep..woke up at 8 and went to church. 

today we had anortheast ohio student leader meeting (for church of God) and we planned some stuff for our retreat in a few weeks.. and then mike skupin (from survivor australia..he was the guy that burned his hands in the fire) talked to us for a while..and wow, he had such awesome stories…a lot of the things he said hit home like whoa.  he just talked a lot about persuing Christ…and that was just stuff i needed to hear.  i love feeling fed. then tonight we had a rally thing for young adults, and he spoke, and this band played..that made me laugh a lot at first, but the worship time was cool after mike spoke.  it was just good to be able to sit down in the back with my eyes closed and worship by myself, away from others.  i can’t even remember the last time i was able to do that and not have to worry about leading..or at least being up in front where everyone can see.  i didn’t realize how badly i needed it.  but yeah.  then doody and hammah and i went to pizza hut.  and here i am.  church is in the morning, and again, i get to go without having to worry about playing and i’m excited.  and tomorrow night we’re getting a big ice storm!!


->hi, my name is brandon and i’m falling asleep.
listening to: further seems forever

studyhall makes me gay. haahaaa (happy gay, you sicko)

trans4m was amazing last night. ahh, God has totally just shown himself the past several weeks, at least to me, during the meetings and it’s been really cool. you should all check it out. then i went to fazolis and got caught in the middle of a violent spitball fight. i was canada so nobody shot me. mmm yeah.

i’m tired today. really really tired.

i also think that i have a curse…if you’re in a band, and i like your music, watch out.

five iron frenzy
the benjamin gate
bleach
twothirtyeight
further seems forever

bam bam bam they’re gone within a year. i can’t take this much longer.

->hi, my name is brandon and i wish jackson high school knew what a heater was.

listening to: nothing because this is a library and “IFYOUTALKYOUREOUTTAHEREBLAHBLAHBLAH”