Let’s play two!!!
The Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres played a doubleheader today because yesterday’s game was rained out (it would’ve been a good one with 2004 National League ERA (earned run average) leader, 23 year-old Jake Peavy, going against 24 year-old Mark Prior).
The Padres won game 1 of the doubleheader, 8-3. Kerry Wood of the Cubs got shelled. Jake Peavy had another fine performance for his second start of the season to go 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA. If any of ya’ll out there play fantasy baseball, pick this man up!
The Cubbies won game 2 of the doubleheader, 8-3, with Mark having an impressive outing. He pitched 6 innings, gave up no runs, struck out 6 batters, and walked one, using 92 pitches. He also went 2-for-3 (2 singles, strikeout, 1 run scored) at the plate to help his own cause.
It’s cool that both of the teams I like split the doubleheader. I’m happy!
Other things I forgot to mention in Sunday’s entry:
1) Isn’t it AWESOME that our bodies can heal from so many things?! Thank You, God, for designing us humans in general the way you did! We are blessed to be Your special creation compared to the other living things You made on this planet. My praise is in response to the healing of my index and middle fingers on my right (less important j/k) hand. I cut them helping Jerry Gee, Jonathan Ng, Dann Chen, and Ted Kau move a large, metal refrigerator two Sundays ago. I was holding the edge of a metal panel near the top of the refrigerator and I was trying to pull on it so we could tilt the refrigerator when it basically sliced my fingers. It didn’t cut super deep, but my index finger was bleeding quite a bit. After we were done moving that behemoth, I went into the church office, washed up, and put two Band-Aid™s on. By Friday, the cuts were pretty much fully healed!
2) I received a letter in the mail on Thursday to report to set up an interview with them for a Systems Analyst position. I originally interviewed with them in the summer of 2003. I’m racking my brain over how I should get away from work to do it. Personal days where I work must be requested at least a month in advance. It bugs me that I’d probably have to use a sick day when I’m not technically sick. I mentioned what was going on last Friday to two of my co-workers (not management) who told me to, “Go for it!” and get myself outta that place. It would totally be nice to put my college “edumacation” to much more use. Working for the City of LA would be much more better for me vocationally. On the flip side, I’ve lost most of my interest in doing Informations Systems/Information Technology-type work. I love being around the cars and parts all day. I also know that where I currently am is the mission field where God has placed me.
The transition has finally begun for me to work in the internet/mail order section of Pacific BMW’s parts department. Being a phone operator was not cool/fun, but I thank God that He helped me endure through a situation where others may have just given up and said, “Forget this!” When dealing with some customers, I say a quick prayer to God to be in control over the situation since I know it’s something I don’t have control over. For example, here are some of the things that can go wrong:
1) Customer orders the wrong part(s)
2) Our packaging and shipping guys pack the wrong parts or forget to pack the right parts or ship the order to the wrong address or late
3) Part(s) come(s) from BMW of North America or BMW AG in Germany defective or damaged
4) Customers’ attitudes and temperaments when either of the first three occur
I would appreciate it if ya’ll in Xanga-land could keep that whole situation in your prayers. We’ll see what God has in store for me next in this Great Adventure that is the life He allows me to live!
Happy Birthday shout outs to Renee Kau (04/13) (did you ask to go to Albertson’s like Sammie did?) and Candice Wong (04/14)!
Holy is the Lord God Almighty!!! YEAH!!! I love when the electric guitar joins in the intro!