Nathanael

Thoughts and Happenings…

May Finally Roles Around

OK OK OK OK I have said this many times but I believe this is the longest I have gone without posting anything. It has been months I believe. Yikes I have gotten bad at this.  Oh well I am now ready to start back. A lot has gone on in my life lately. I have been working at a gymnastics gym called Let It Shine gymnastics. I also have been working for CMT on a few different productions. 

One thing I have been thinking of doing is going to Grad school at either Alabama or University of Oregon. I loved both schools. I really wish I could go to Oregon though but then again I would really like to go to U of A as well cause my brother is there. But now God has different plans for me. He has told me to be ready for His plans and not be tied down to anything for a long period of time. So I have decided to wait for His timing.

I also during this small little break got to date an amazing girl her name was Sarah Lenore. She is a artist here in Nashville and is going to be doing some pretty amazing things soon. We are just friends now which is probably better for us at this point in our lives. My family is still doing great. We are planning on going to Ukraine in June to do some missions in the Orphanages there. I am so excited. Well i will have to let you know some other stuff later. Thanks again for reading again. Be Blessed

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May 8, 2009 Posted by | Blessings, Other, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Yeah it’s been rough…

Ok Ok yeah I know I keep saying in all the recent, well the last blogs I wrote not really recent, that I just haven’t had time to write well I won’t say that again. It would not be true ha ha. This semester has not turned out the way that I thought it would for me. You see it is my last semester and I thought i would have all this time and it would be great and I would make tons of new friends. Well it kind of has been just the opposite of that.

You see I hate to say it but I have kind of gone backwards a little. I mean that, I have not had time for a lot of my friends, I haven’t even seen my roommates and I live with them. School is ruling my life along with Cheering. Now I have a new job which I love but I have to work evenings so it has just been a little rough. But looking over the hill I only have right around 3 weeks left of school. That is including my Final Exams. You have no idea how excited I am!

I have made a promise to myself and to God that I am going to get back on track. I miss a lot of my friends so i am going to start hanging out with them more especially once school ends. I also have to make a few hard decisions but that is all to come. Be looking for some pictures. I have a lot that I haven’t posted. Be Blessed.

November 20, 2008 Posted by | Delimas, Frustration, Other, Reflection, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Back to TN…

YES Finally I am back to Nashville. I know I should have told you all of what has gone on the past like week with my Birthday and getting everything ready to be back here and all that but to be honest I really don’t feel like writing about all that right now cause I am a little tiered.

I will tell you this.. My brother and I started on Monday a challenge to see who could get in shape faster (NO JORDAN YOU ARE GOING DOWN). He has a slight advantage cause I am not allowed to work out my upper body cause of my stupid shoulder. It is still separated from last Dec from Snowboarding. But hey it is ok I am in Physical therapy right now so hopefully it wont be to long.

My next post I will let you in on all what has happened. I am going to be playing tomorrow at Belmont after the Freshman Synodia Sermon and stuff. It will be quite interesting cause I have a few songs ready but not a lot so we will see how I do. Oh real quick I am really excited cause I am sitting in front of my new Plasma TV writing this watching the Olympics, just wanted you to know…

August 24, 2008 Posted by | Fun, Housing, Other, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

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

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

Running Errands…

Ok so I just wanted to say that I do not like running errands! But I really don’t like when you are trying to find one specific thing and you go to like 6 stores and they don’t have it. Yeah that is what happened to me today. It was not fun. But then I figured out that I was getting frustrated cause I had no food in my belly. So After I ate I was all better. Still hoping though that it doesn’t happen to me again.

 

July 10, 2008 Posted by | Delimas, Errands, Frustration, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Never Know Who You’re Talking Too…

 

I am trying to think of something to tell you, but you know what nothing is really coming to mind. Well actually I did have a crazy encounter last night. You see my friend and I, Erin, were going by McDonalds to rent a Red Box DVD well when we got there, there was what I thought was a homeless man there just standing waiting for someone to give him money. Well we started to look at the movies and he was talking to us but I really wasn’t paying that much attention. Well we picked our DVD and then this guy and I started to have this conversation about his life.

Have you ever talked to someone and at the same time you start talking to them you start to feel that you are not worthy to talk to them. I don’t know it is a weird feeling, it is like there is something about them that is different and makes you feel like you need to confess stuff in your life but then again the feeling talking to them is so joyful and incredible its like you just want to keep talking to them. I don’t know who this guy was but there was something special about him.

His name was Will but he told me that his friends call him “Doc”. He didn’t look like anything special, you know dirty older man who has lived his life all over the country so he said, looked kind of just worn down by life. He did say he was going through some rough times but has a job. So you know I gave a couple dollars so he could get some food. Well after that something interesting happened. I was climbing into my car and I just told him to have a blessed night. Right before I rolled up my window he said “you don’t happen to be a believer do you?” I said yes I am a follower and believer of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Well right after that he just said “hey man do you think you could pray for me cause I am going through a really tough time right now and I know I just need to get right with God” so of course I was like YEAH. But the cool thing was right before I started to pray he just kneeled down before me and started praying out loud. So I placed my hand on him and at that moment something came over me and it was such a funny feeling I can’t describe. I don’t know just so many things started to pop up in my mind about my life, it was weird and when he was done praing I started to pray for him and it was hard. usually God just gives me words to speak and to pray over someone this time it was different. But I finally finished and he thanked me and ws very grateful for the couple dollars and was about to walk into McDonalds to get food when he stopped me again when I was rolling up my window. He yelled out to me and said “Hey maybe I will see you again, you never know who your talkin too!” 

I know I am rambling on but to be honest, before he said that to me, even earlier in our conversation I was thinking to myself who is this man. He was different, but kind of brushed it off. But after he said that it made me think and I wanted to jump out of the car and ask him a question. I bet some of you already know the question I would ask too, and if you don’t comment me and I will tell you, but i decided not too b/c he had already gone.

I am sure maybe you have had some encounters like this one, where the question in your head is the same one in mine now, the answer is we may never know but the cool thing is, God sets up divine appointments for all of us, to encourage and bless us in so many different ways….

June 5, 2008 Posted by | Angel, Blessings, Friends, Other, People, Prophetic, Reflection, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Barely Making it Off the Interstate…

Wow, ok so I haven’t had a really stressful day in a long time, actually I don’t get stressed a lot at all I usually get more focused. But today is in the running of kind of a stressful day. So I get up this morning like I always do and take my shower get ready for work get in my car start driving right?…. Well about half way to work (about a 25 min drive to work) I realize my car (actually my brothers car) is acting kind of funny. I look at the gages and the battery gage is all the way down and the next thing I know BOOM, all of the electronics shut off. But the car is still running praise God. I get over into the right lane just in case the rest of the car decides to shut down but it ran ok cause I kept it reved up! Well I get off my exit just waiting for my car to die but it doesn’t it allows me to get a mile away from work when bla buh bluh bluh eeewwwwwwwwwww (that is a car dying soung) so I coast into a parking lot and do the whole calling AAA thing and to get it toed and calling my boss telling them I would be late. Needless to say I finally got it toed and actually got it worked on today. It did cost my whole pay check for the week but at least i have a car now. If I would have gone to a main dealership I probably would have had to sell my right arm or something to pay for it.

 

A nice thing that did happen today was my boss was nice enough to come pick me up. I was already behind on work and had more work given to me when I arrived so needless to say I am still working and it is 7 tonight. I am waiting on some drives to finish up and then I need to make some DVD’s but I might have to wait till tomorrow cause my eyes are getting really tiered of looking at the computer screens.

Not sure what I will do tonight… I might just go eat at Fridays where my friend works, well I might not really eat but I will go socialize with him, then go home and eat some cereal and go to bed. that would be nice Bed YES I think I might try to do that but who is to say I will actually do it, probably will find somethig else to distract me. I just pray that tomorrow will not be as crazy for me as today…

May 30, 2008 Posted by | Break Down, Delimas, Other, Reflection, Travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Going to the Movie Set…

Ok so today is another day of work. For those of you who don’t know, I have this awesome job as the Editing assistant for the new Hannah Montana Movie. I usually get in to work about the same time everyday around 8:30 and then as the day goes a long depends on when I get to leave. But let me tell you this is an experience I will never forget. i mean not that many people get to say they have worked on a feature film before, well at least in my family that is.

Well today was a fun day cause I got to go to set again just like a few other times except this time it was really close to our office. It was actually the Cool Springs Mall in Franklin TN. The fun thing was about this set experience was that there was so many people there trying to get a glimpse of a star and trying to get in and not be hurried out of the store and for me I got to walk right in, act like I was somebody and watch them film this scene. I don’t know it was just a lot of fun for me. Now I am getting ready to go work out for the day cause I really need to gain all my muscle back and get back into shape if you know what I mean.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | Friends, Future, Other, Past, Reflection, Uncategorized | Leave a comment