Well, the first week of classes is over. You can usually tell how good, bad or busy a semester is going to be by the end of the first week, and I think mine is going to be pretty busy. Hebrew, as always, takes quite a bit of study. Vocation of Ministry has some weekly reading and weekly assignments, plus we have a group project to do. Steady work, but not bad. New Testament, on the other hand, is going to be tough. Lots of reading (we’re reading dictionary articles, no less), papers, tests, weekly quizzes… it’s going to be fun. At least I’m only taking 3 classes this semester, rather than four.
Still, we’ve taken time for a break. Friday night, Shannon and I went to Outback and then to see George Jones. The pre-show was the Conway Twitty musical, which we were both rather terrified of, but it ended up being more a retrospective on his songs and career rather than a song and dance jazzed up routine. Thank goodness. It was pretty good, actually, and I enjoyed the music. George Jones, legendary old-school country singer, came on next. While I enjoyed his part of the show, he did have some technical difficulties that made him almost impossible to hear on some songs. Plus, well… he’s not young anymore. I could tell at the end of the show that he was really tired. But I’m still glad that we got to see him live in concert.
Saturday we rented a couple movies: Wall-E and The Bucket List. Wall-E was cute, despite the extreme environmental message, and The Bucket List was very good. The latter is a movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman; both men have terminal cancer with less than a year to live. They make what they call a “bucket list” – things they want to do before they kick the bucket. It’s funny and sweet and moving… definitely recommended.
Sunday, we did homework. Well, you’ve got to do homework sometime…