Nathanael

Thoughts and Happenings…

Pictures from CA…

Here are some pictures from CA while I was there.

 

Executive Building at the Disney Studio Lot

Executive Building at the Disney Studio Lot

 

Friends that I never knew were there in CA till the end of the trip...

Friends that I never knew were there in CA till the end of the trip...

Oh yeah such a Happy Place at Jamba Juice

Oh yeah such a Happy Place at Jamba Juice

Original Cell in Animation Building Disney Studio's

Original Cell in Animation Building Disney Studio

Going to the Angels vs Mariners Game...

Going to the Angels vs Mariners Game...

 

Jordan and I at the Game

Jordan and I at the Game

 

August 17, 2008 Posted by | California, Friends, Fun, Other, Reflection, Travel, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Angles Game Tonight….

Going to the Angels Game tonight with my Brother! It is going to be pretty sweet I will be sure to post up some pictures.

August 12, 2008 Posted by | Baseball Game, California, Fun | Leave a comment

Men Fix Their Own Cars…

Ok so my last post was telling you what was going wrong with my car and what I did through out the weekend. This one is going to tell you how God just blessed me today by helping me fix my car by myself. So at the beginning of this week I still have no taillights or brake lights at night. It is getting really frustrating cause people keep yelling at me and honking at me and I can’t drive at night right. Well Yesterday which was Wed. the 6th I decided too look online to see if any other Jeeps where having the same problem. Well to my surprise there were a lot. Jeep probably should recall a lot of jeeps to fix cause they are all having the same problem. But back to my story. I was just about to give up when I saw one more page that I could read and it was a question and answer page. So decided to read it. Well the guy had the same kind of JGC I had with the same problems and under was some random guy that answered him. He said he had the same issues and fixed it buy doing this and that. I looked at it for a sec and was wondering if it would actually work on my car. So I decided to be a mechanic and try ha ha. It worked! It took me about 2 hours to do with all the wiring and Grounding and stuff but I fixed my car with God’s help cause i am no mechanic. Now my Taillights and Brake lights work better than before.  So yes I was feeling like a manly man at that moment.

That part of my day made everything else go great. But to top it all off I met up with a friend I just found out that was out here and she took me to a apt building and we went to the roof to grill out with her friends. you could see all of Downtown LA it was so much fun! I met a lot of cool people there too. there was this one guy that he and I came up with this incredible idea for a shop, but I can’t tell you cause you wil want to steal it cause it is BRILLIANT!!!!

August 8, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, Break Down, California, Delimas, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Where to Begin?…

Ok so this past weekend actually was pretty awesome. I got to Azusa, CA on Friday night trying to figure out what I was going to do then finally decided to rent a movie. But I got a call from my friend Sarah and they wanted me to come eat with them at Cocos so of course I will come eat, I mean how can I pass up food right. So needless to say it was a fun time eating with Sarah her mom and Bethany or so called (BF) from Sarah. Well after we eat they head to some Book extravaganza where they are releasing a new book and I go home to watch my movie.

Something I need to tell you before the next part is, I have been having trouble for about a year with my car. You see my taillights and brake lights were going out a lot and I kept getting pulled over because I would be missing one or the other side, you know what I mean. Well about 2 weeks ago this weird electrical problem started to take over my car right and now I would have Taillights as brake lights during the day (which are dim) and at night when I turned on my lights I would loose both Taillights and brake lights so I had nothing on my back of my car.

Ok so after you knowing that I am driving home and every person that drives by me both ways was waving at me yelling at me and honking that I don’t have lights. Of course I know this that is why I try not to drive at night. Well after watching my movie (Vantage Point) that night I try to get rest and plan on trying to take it in the next day to get fixed. So the next morning rolls around and I have band practice but afterward I take my car to a couple different places to see if they could tell me what is wrong, and guess what NOTHING. They were all like you have to take it to a dealer and leave it with them. Of course I am out here in CA and I have no time to take my car and leave it. So I decide just to wait and pray right. But after all the excitement of trying to fix my car which i didn’t, I went out by the pool and chilled there for the rest of the afternoon, WHICH WAS AMAZING!!!!! Sarah and I had a new friend come over to hang with us (Lauren), She was really cool and liked to have fun.

That evening we went over to Jake’s house (Bethany’s BF) and watched 21 and ate Cookies (MY FAVORITE) It was a nice relaxing evening and then after we got home I went out with a friend to chill and it became a late night before I knew it.

i know this is getting really long but hey your the one reading it. So Sunday rolled around and I was pretty tired but you know what, the sermon that the Pastor preached was just what I needed to hear. You see there had been some stuff in my life that I needed to confess but I hadn’t and that is kind of what he preached on. So yes i confessed them On Sunday and now I feel so much better. It is hard for us as humans not to dwell on our pasts, and wonder how God doesn’t do the same. But I can assure you He does not. He forgives and Forgets!

Sunday afternoon was one of just sitting at Sarah’s house just resting and watching the Incredibles! So yeah it was nice then I had to drive back home to my place. So yeah that is the weekend and I will post another post about the past two days…..

August 6, 2008 Posted by | Break Down, California, Delimas, People | Leave a comment

Earthquake in CA…

So it started off as a normal day. you know get up early (not wanting to crawl out of bed) go to work (get stopped by LA traffic in the morning half asleep) and start the normal routine of making sure everything is perfect before the bosses get there in the morning. Well ever since I have gotten here to CA everyone has been talking about how they were due for a major earthquake.

Well considering I am from the south and we don’t get that many earthquakes down there I was kind of interested but never thought it would actually happen while I was here. I WAS WRONG! So yesterday on 7/28/08 I was making a run to go get a few things for our craft service department and when I got back and was bringing things in I started to see people coming outside. At first I didn’t pay any attention to it but as I kept looking there were a lot of people outside. I thought to myself after seeing that maybe they are all just on a break at the same time. Funny thought that so many people would be on a break at Disney Studios at the same time though but after a sec I just began to work again.

Well after a little while my two bosses (Dawn King, Amanda Zemke) came in and said Nathan why weren’t you outside. I was like why would i be outside. They said that there was a big earthquake and everyone evacuated. I thought they were just kidding me but soon realized they were not and everyone was outside cause they evacuated the buildings and then there is me sitting in my room working without a since of what is really going on. HMMMMMMMM must have been a God thing. But still I think it is pretty funny that I didn’t feel a thing and it registered as a 5.8. 

So yeah I had my first CA earthquake experience and I didn’t even feel it.

 

 

Not really our earthquake just one i found on the Internet

Not really our earthquake just one i found on the Internet

July 30, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, California, Delimas, Earthquake, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Lots to Tell…

Ok so I know it has been a long time since I have posted. One reason is because there has been a lot going on here in CA and at my job so I will try to tell you as much as I can in as little words as possible so here we go….

The week after the Dodger’s game was a pretty good week. I mean I can not complain at all because it was fairly normal until Friday. It started as a normal day and actually we thought we were going to be able to leave early, then we got a call saying some executives were coming in to review some things. So of course we had to get things ready for them, not that big of a deal and when they got here they started talking to my boss ect… I was working on a few other things back in my office after Ian got called in there as well when next thing I notice, Ian my other boss came into my room and shut the door (never a good sign). He told me what was going on and that there were going to be some changes. I didn’t believe him at first but sure enough there was some changes being made. 

The next week I had a lot more responsibility, until Amanda another Assistant Editor would come in to help out. We were able the rest of that week to get everything done we needed to do which was great. Now we are preparing to organize all the digital takes and such for the Editor to come back in on the 4th of Aug. So there are a few more things that we need to take care of but all in all it is going great. We have another Assistant Editor coming in today, her name is Dawn. So slowly but surely everything will be back to normal soon. 

This coming weekend I am not sure what I will be doing yet. I have a few options. I mean I could go back to Azusa but there is a chance that I could possibly go down to San Diego to do a few fun things. So we will see. i will keep you posted.

July 28, 2008 Posted by | California, Changes, Delimas, Other | Leave a comment

The Dodgers WIN…

So this past weekend I was able to go to a LA Dodgers game. It was a lot of fun. I met this guy named Matt there who I met the weekend before and he is the one that got me the tickets. thanks Matt. But I am hoping to go to a Angeles game Padre game and another Dodger game before I leave CA we will see if that happens.

July 16, 2008 Posted by | Baseball Game, California, Fun | Leave a comment

Almost Done…

I just now got done with packing all the equipment and files and stuff for the office to move out to Cali. Now all I have to do is get all my personal stuff ready and to be honest I haven’t started at all. Its ok though I mean if I have a clean pair of underwear and my toothbrush, cell phone (and charger), computer, guitar I am alright I think. I don’t need much more than that. I am still looking for a place to stay. I have emailed a few people and hopefully they will turn out to be good places to where I can stay.

My family is coming to town tonight, cause it is my mom and Dad’s anniversary, so i get to take my little sis out which will be a lot of fun. I am excited! I do wish my brother was here. I miss him a lot but he is being a ambassador for Christ up in N. Cali.

I need to put some pictures up on here I guess I will try to do that next time I get on until then, Be Blessed…

June 27, 2008 Posted by | California, Family, Fun, Housing, Travel | Leave a comment

Going to Cali…

So yesterday I got word from my boss saying that I can go out to California with them and finish up the summer working at the Disney Studio. So I am pretty excited! There are just a lot of things i have to work out before I leave in 2 weeks. I have to find a place to stay in Burbank or close to it. I want to be able to find a gym I can work out in. I need to find a stunt partner in Cali that i can work with to get better and learn new stunts. I have to plan my route to get to Cali. And finish up stuff here in Nashville before I go. Tons of stuff but it is def going to be an adventure. If any of you know someone who lives near Burbank CA, or of female that knows how to coed stunt please let me know. i will be in California for 6 weeks. I come back home to TN on the 20th of August. 

I know this is going to be a blessed trip and awesome experience just continue to pray that God will guide my path and I will have a continuing Faith for Him.

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, California, Cheer, Friends, Fun, Gym, Housing, Other, Reflection, Travel | Leave a comment