Nathanael

Thoughts and Happenings…

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…..

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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

Me and Hannah Montana Cow…


Yeah so she doesn’t talk much but soon she will be famous on the Big Screen! I wonder what I should name her?

July 14, 2008 Posted by | Friends, Fun, Hannah Montana, Movies | Leave a 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

It’s Been a While…

So yeah my bad on not writing lately. you see this past week and a half I have been moving my butt out to CA for about 2 months. It has been a interesting week and a Half. You see I really don’t have a fir place to live while I am out here I am just kind of hopping around from friend to friends house and trying to find house sitting jobs. I am actually in a home right now that I am dog sitting at. The Dog’s name is Bruster! He is a 120 pound Apline swiss Mountain Dog. Yeah he is pretty big, but he is a really really nice dog. The only bad part about Bruster is that he has a bad hip, has epilepsy and Farts (a lot). boy does it stink. Oh well  I guess I am willing to pay the price to have free housing right.

But coming up this weekend I will be homeless once again. I might go stay with my friend Sarah S. or with another Friend Whitney or someone else. I guess we will see. but i will tell you I am excited about Sunday. Not only do I get to help lead worship at a church in Azusa, but that evening I might be going to a LA Doger game! I am so excited. I love Baseball especially going to games. Not sure who I am going to take yet with me, I guess there are a lot of things up in the air.

July 8, 2008 Posted by | Baseball Game, Fun, Future, Housing, Other | 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

Got the OK…

Well this coming week is going to be a very busy one for me. You see I just got the ok to move all my stuff from my old Apt into my new house that I am renting with two other AWESOME people so I don’t have to do it when I get back from CA, which is actually a huge blessing considering I will be extremely tiered. Also this week I am having to prepare all of our Editing equipment and supplies to be shipped to CA at the end of the week, so I have to work late on that at the office. So I have both of those things then I really would like to see my friends before I leave as well. So needless to say I am trying to figure out my sched for the next few days. 

But it is going to be amazing living in CA for 7 weeks, even though I am not entirely sure where I am going to live yet. I know God will provide.

June 23, 2008 Posted by | Delimas, Future, Housing, Other, Travel | 1 Comment

Father’s Day…

This past weekend was actually a really great weekend. I got to go home and spend the weekend with my Dad for Father’s Day and it was awesome. I mean we really didn’t do anything spectacular it was just good to see him and spend a little more time with him since i don’t get to much anymore.

My Dad is incredible though. He is my Hero! Not necessarily you know like Superman, by flying or running through walls or anything like that but just by being himself and by being such a example. You see, when I was younger he would always play with my brother and I football games outside in our yard, always coach our soccer team and would be involved in any other sport we would play. He of course would get onto us and spank us just to make us understand things we thought were right but weren’t at the time. He would most importantly each us the Word of God, not only like by words but by his actions. what a great example for my brother and I to follow. I hope to be a father like he is someday. If I could be like him I would be satisfied.

So I got to spend time with him and the rest  of the family back in AL. I go tot go to my church WORD ALIVE international outreach. It was exactly what I needed to hear. It was about How God can bless us even when we don’t deserve it cause He is God and He can do what he wants, and how He can turn nothing into something in our lives. AWESOME SERVICE!

My family came back with me to Nashville on Sunday so that I could take them and show them around my office I work at. They loved it! My Dad turned back into a little kid it seemed like asking people all kinds of questions and such. My boss was so nice to answer them. I go to take them to the movie set as well which they loved. So now they can say they have been to a movie set. After, we met my new Roomies at the new house for my parents to see. It is an amazing house! I am so excited to move in and it is like not even a mile away from school, so needless to say Nathan will be sleeping in probably a lot. I hope many of you can come visit, you will love it! 

June 18, 2008 Posted by | Blessings, Family, Friends, Housing, Other, People, Reflection | Leave a comment