Paper..... Nah.... Photo Booth

Well....I am in the library and came here with the intention of writing a paper and this is what I have done with my time and my broken pair of sunglasses.

good song... good song

so pop art

homework is frustrating

Deep in thought




Well now I am actually gonna write my paper.



So Thursdays are usually my easiest days. Well let me qualify that, not necessarily easiest days but my least busy days on average. I usually get out of class at Noon and then don't have much to do for the rest of the afternoon. This is great because it gives me an opportunity to get caught up on homework or sleep or anything else for that matter. This Thursday was an exception in the fact that so far it has been exceptionally good. I started off my day by sleeping through my alarm and missing my first class Intro to Global Studies(this would seem to most people to be stressful until...), I then realized that my professor, Jeff Lewis, had gotten a hold of one of my videos that some of you may have seen and decided to share it with the rest of the lecture hall during class on the big screen. Now you see why this was such a relief missing my alarm. God has also blessed me with amazing friends who got me an extra handout from class and took notes keeping in mind that I would need them later! How thoughtful and gracious! The rest of my classes were a breeze and when I arrived at lunch, realized that Pastor Walter was there eating with us. Again, how fun and what a pleasant surprise. After lunch my roommate Arthur Price and I got to go out and kick a soccer ball around for a while with Kyle Yocum and Taylor Welch. This is the real reason for my blogging today. I realized how much I miss playing soccer and how fun it was to get out there and kick a ball around for a little bit with some good friends. It was really a joy to be able to go outside and even thought it wasn't competing, play a sport that I have been in love with and will be in love with for my whole life. I truly am looking forward to getting to play on Sunday afternoons and many more sessions of post-lunch soccer in the future!

Also I have my one-on-one time with Carson tonight where we will get a chance to chill out and talk and catch up on each others lives... looking forward to that as well.

In the meantime here are some pictures of my playing Soccer in High School.


Adam Cooks Commencement Commotion

So this passed weekend/Monday was a flurry of VERY exciting events! First off... I have obviously started a blog. My roommate who many of you know as Carson has been encouraging me to do a blog. I went back and forth for a while as I already have a face/space and multiple emails to stay on top of. I put it off for a long time but tonight sitting in my living room alone reflecting on this past weekend while listening to Something Corporate I decided that I wanted a new forum where I could think "out loud". Fortunately for Carson this came in the form of a blog. As I said that the beginning of my post however, there were a lot of exciting things that happened this weekend, the least of being my blog. One of these things is that it was Hannah Price's birthday on Saturday. If you have not yet be sure to wish her a happy birthday! The Price family have taken me in as one of their own since I have been out here in California for school and are continuing to be SUCH a blessing to my life! Getting a chance to celebrate Hannah who has become like a sister to me was so much fun and a definite highlight of this first semester. Also my brother (Drew) and my sister-in-law (Holly), have just moved out here from back home in Chicago to be closer to her family and the headquarters for where they work, e3 Partners. They arrived on Saturday night and were able to come up to church with me on Sunday and a picnic in Oak Glen afterwards. The three of us (among others of course) were able to spend the day together Sunday PLUS they came back on Monday for my birthday which was truly one of the best gifts I could receive. My brother and I are very close as are his wife and I. It was one of the best weekends/birthdays I have had in a long time so thank you to all of my friends/people who participated in making it a memorable weekend to say the least.

Getting the chance to see my brother and spend time with each other gave us a chance to talk about home and the fun times we had growing up. Here are a few pictures of Drew and I from the summer that we got to spend together at home.