armyboots

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    • So

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      1 month since my last journal?

      Not much has happened since then....

      I slowly loosing weight, which is good. I recently heard from a friend that I can start using his gym. Which is awesome. Maybe I'll actually tone up a lot.

      I still don't have my permit, and I'm 17. Which is... very annoying. Hopefully tomorrow dad will take me to the DMV and let me take the test.... Hopefully.

      A more recent adventure has left me stricken with the dreaded Pink Lobsteritis.... No, I'm not allergic to shell-fish. My entire back and top arms WERE Lobster Red from a Sun burn which I foolishly received after canoing. I forgot to sun tan my back and chest, thinking that I would simply keep my shirt on. I was mistaken, now I must live with the consequences.

      Fortunately, after a few hours after using liberal amounts of both 100% Aloe Vera Gel and Apple Cider vinegar, my burn has become noticeably less, but it still hurts to move. I don't know how I will go to sleep. I can't wait to sleep, because when I wake up, maybe I'll hurt less.

      Sorry I haven't been checking in with you guys like... At all. Work and Church has kept me very busy. In fact, last night I played guitar for a bunch of my churches Middle School students. Fun stuff.

      Oh, and I've started playing Lord of the Rings Online, my main is a guy named Belodorn, so if you play it... Say hi.


      Well, I hope all is well with you guys (I sang that song on Wednesday), and I'll try harder to talk to you.


      PS. I dad forbid to use soap until my skin turns back to white (I don't tan as much as burn. And when the tan fades away.... I look like a pasty White Irishman) so my face is kinda dirty and it has some weird white....dirt marks or something. So, I stink as well. Copious amounts of Old Spice Deodorant just don't cut it here. I'm lucky though, when I do go back to cleaning myself on a regular basis, my Old Spice Body Wash has Aloe and Vitamin E in it. So I should be pretty unburned even if I started showering now.... Hmmm.


      PPS. Sorry about the length... I thought nothing happened this last month.

    • What's up with me?

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      Glad you asked. Well for starters.... Huh. Not much going on.

      I started playing UT 2004. Pretty fun. Fast paced game. I got it so I could play Alien Swarm. And I wanted to play that after watching Aliens with my brother and father.

      It's a linky day.

      In other news, I have decreed to lose at least 10 pounds before the summer is up, and I'm going to accomplish this by walking/running a 1 mile track morning and night and cutting back from

      1. Soft drinks
      2. Fast food (which isn't really a problem. I don't eat out really anymore)
      3. Candies (Maybe a tootsie pop on occasion)
      4. Overeating at mealtimes (Proportions should help. Where am I eating at? The Cracker Barrel?!)
      5. And every list needs a step 5.

      Hopefully that'll work. Some of this flab just needs to go I think.

      Hope you guys have a great summer!

    • 17

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      I turn seveteen today, so if you just want to say whatever then don't bother to read whatever I am about to right. It gets sentimental. Just skip to the last four paragraphs if you want to skip this.


      17 years ago, on the 27 of May, 1990. Kalen Alexander Ortiz was born. There were no complications. He was healthy, silly, and ready to pee. He was ready with a name few have ever born, but with a promise in that name that God would take and form to his Will.

      His name meant Bringer of Light in the Gaelic. It also meant Warrior. Pure was another. The motive meant nothing.He can only guess as to why he named his sister with a "K" name, and his older brother a "K" name as well. Maybe his name was the finishing of a trend. The motive meant nothing. The meaning meant everything. This child would grow up and make horrible decisions, some that impacted only himself, and other would impact more then him. His family, his friends, the world. But he does not like to think in such grand scales. For him, his life is God's, and no matter what he does or says, he knows that God is the only person he can truly run to when no one else is there.

      Ever since he was old enough, he was homeschooled. This was both good and bad. Good in the sense that he stayed away from the corrupt school system in that area, and bad because friends were few and between.

      As far back as he can remember, he was unlike his brother or sister. They tended to be troublemakers, but Kalen refused to put himself in their place. He liked making his family happy by helping whenever he could, but often felt out of place when he wasn't able to help, especially because he wasn't big enough.

      This put him in an odd position, wanting to help but not being able to makes people feel weak. You can cope with this 3 ways. Stop helping was out of the question, helping was the one way you could show people how you felt, and sometimes finding the right words was hard. Get in the way was also not available. It was not smart ever to annoy mom and dad.

      His last option was to learn and grow, which is what he did, pressuring people to let him help so he could prove them wrong. He could help. He was old enough. Due to this, people began to trust him and respect him.

      At the age of 8 he met his best friend Spencer. Spencer was his best friend. No words can describe the love between best friends. You'd do anything for them, and they'd do the same. Love is the only thing that makes a relationship grow. Between mother and daughter, father and son, boyfriend and girlfriend, and between best-friends.

      At the age of 10 he moved from his home which he had lived in his whole life. The move from California to Virginia was long and scary, and ended with the introduction to his new home. A dark, shadowing place in a small college town called "Harrisonburg".

      The move strengthened him and weakened him. Friends are hard to come by, and giving up a friend is not easy. He had to learn that far to often things happen that are our of control, and accepting them soon is the only way to truly heal.

      After that he met Scott, a neighbor. He was a grade below him and his birthday only a few months after his. As he reflects back on those days 7 years ago, he realizes what little trust he must have given to people. But Scott made him trust him, resulting in a relationship that worked, and eventually molded into a trusting relationship. No questions asked, they could always count on each other to hold each other back. Kalen was even present when Scott first got a girlfriend.

      7 years have past since Kalen moved to Virginia, and Kalen still feels lost at times, wondering if other people feel the same.

      3 years ago, God lead his family to another church in the Shenandoah Valley. To a church called West Side Baptist Church, where Kalen has made true friends and has experienced life changing events there. At West Side, Kalen has grown emotionally, spiritually and in maturity.

      Only recently leading up to his birthday has he started taking Drivers ED. He has not yet received his Drivers Permit.

      He recently started drawing again.

      He has agreed to play his guitar for his church. He has written a song which soon he will share with everyone here.

      He currently weighs in at 219-223 pounds, though he's been losing weight.

      Kalen asks me now to write these sentences about his love for Christ.

      One can argue about semantics, and about the resurrection, and about theology. If Christ was a man or God. If God really exists or is just a fabrication of a dieing mind.
      One however cannot argue about a changed life. Nothing fake can truly change a person as it has me.

      Imagine all the good in this world was suddenly gone, all those good deeds that Kathleen posts. Imagine if every ounce of good was gone in this world. We would live in chaos.
      The love that God gives me, after every mistake, every stupid thing, is enough for me to know that He exists. God has affected us all, whether we knot it or not, choose to acknowledge it or not.

      You guys have heard me talk about exactly what God has done, someone even acknowledged that someone seems to be watching out for me.

      As Imam said, "There is my God."



      I bid you all a lovely day, I'll be going to my churches block party today. Hopefully I won't end up in the dunking booth.

      Thank you all for being my friends, though I didn't check up on you at all.

      My favorite prom picture.

      Yes I went to prom.

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    • Can we all agree

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      That Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End was a good movie?

      And then we continue with our lives.

      List your quotes if you must.

    • Hot Fuzz

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      Possibly the greatest movie I've seen....

      In a long time.

      Maybe even my new favorite action movie.

      Seriously.... Go see it.

      NOW!

    • Vtech

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      I got into work at about 11:30, and after a few minutes of non-business Skyler glanced at the TV in the corner by the door that customers walk in.

      "What's going on?" She asked

      The manager said it was probably a car bombing somewhere.

      Skyler walked up and stared at the TV. The manager did as well. I stayed behind, I was still sleepy, but I kept glancing up at the TV.

      Those are police officers, caring someone out of a building.... Oh no. What did the terrorist's hit? Is this another 9-11 Was what I thought as I quickly walked to stand in front of the TV.

      VTech. Police pulling people out of buildings and cops running down the campus streets.

      "There has been a shooting at Virginia Tech, so far we know that there is 1 dead and several wounded."

      I know people who go to Tech.

      A customer walks in and looks at us watching the TV. He sits down and faces the TV.

      Minutes pass.

      The guy says "My sister went to Tech a few years back."

      "The total number of dead has reached 7 or 8 people, and many wounded...."

      A couple more people walk in, they sit down and face the TV.

      Nobody moves.

      "The shooter has been confirmed dead and the total of dead has amounted to 32...."

      I feel like vomiting. Skyler is in shock. She just got a phone call, a friend of hers was shot and was in critical condition.

      Some people want to order sandwiches.


      It proved to be a slow day.

      I left exactly as 2:00.

      It is times like these when men question men, and women question women. When a man's word is no longer trusted, and it is by his actions that he is proven. Regardless if it was an accident or on purpose.

      God is with us, and there are promises that we have to rely on to keep us going. God loves us, and even though that sounds so trivial, it's one of the few things I can really rely on.


      Please pray for those families and those students and teachers who have lost someone they cared about.

    • I am much better

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      Peoples. Thank you for your concern.

      My cold has nearly completely disappeared. Awesome!

      In other news, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie For Theaters comes out today, and I may see it with my brother. Bruce Campbell baby!

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    • I spent my Easter

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      Sick. If you read my previous journal, you'd know that I am currently suffering from a cold.

      Not just any cold mind you.

      This cold has had me by the throat (and eyes, and nose) for a few days now. I even had to call in sick on Friday. They let me off, considering...... I've worked weeks for people who've been sick, and having worked there almost an entire year now, I've never once called in sick.

      Well, considering my boredom, I shall now recount to you how I feel.

      If you want to skip this, then it's pretty much the end of my journal.

      Everytime I blow my nose my right eye hurts. My right eye has been bloodshot for the last week. I'm seriously considering going to my costume store and buying a flipping eyepatch, cause it hurts when my eye is open.

      My lungs and chest ache and moan whenever I breath, half the time I'm wheezing hoping I don't set off another train of coughs, causing my chest to explode in pain. I've been taking so much vitamin C, both in liquid and in pill form, that when I go to the bathroom.... Well, imagine if you will there are three nozels, kinda like a sink, one for hot, one for cold.... The third one is the chunky oozy steamy kind that, much like Pringles, once you start, there ain't no stopping.

      My entire body aches in annoyance and I've worn away the skin under my nose from the constant wiping. I've experienced two bloody noses in the last 18 hours.

      These are the symptoms of a common cold.

      I bid you good day.

      Other then that, I'm good. How are you guys doing?


      PS. Jesus came back today so many years ago, how awesome is he? Josh, take it away on the amens.

      The following picture has been rated PG-13. If blood makes you sick, do not look at this.

      You have been warned.

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      I was very annoyed.

    • New journal

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      Well, I'm trying to think of a worse moment for me to get sick. Easter is coming up and I have a few responsibilities to do tomorrow. Specifically, I have to run sound for my Church's Sunrise service. Hopefully I'll be better in....... 15 hours?

      Anyway, whats going on with me is that I'm sick. But in other news when I had my braces readjusted on Tuesday I had them use black bands. Now, I look evil... But more specifically, my teeth look like Venom. Venom is such a crazy Spider-man bad-guy...... He's my hero.

      Venom.... Not Spider-Man.


      Okay, Here's a trivia question, and I'd really appreciate it if you guys don't look this up. It won't stop you from getting those two precious mod points (puts me at an even 30).

      Okay, here we go.

      What company invented the collapsible toothpaste container?

    • Journal

      12 years ago

      armyboots

      Well, I haven't posted a journal in a long time for 1 reason.

      My Internet is messed up.

      Badly


      Well, in other news, Work is fine, The Movies is like, the sweetest game ever.

      I created my current avatar. Pretty Sweet I Must Say.

      Hit Level 37 in Karma.

      Seriously, who cares?

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      Ha! How's that for a picture of Ireland? Cashel Rock, biggest darn castle in Ireland.

      I think.

      I spent Valentine's day alone in a snowed in house. I honestly didn't care, does that make me jaded?

      That's about it really, School, Work, being Alone = The Kalen.


      Catcha all later on a flip-side of the new dollar coin which is totally awesome.

  • Comments (732)

    • militarygirl

      12 years ago

      look up in the about me saying Parva.. whatever the rest of it is

    • militarygirl

      12 years ago

      yeah, I think PEI, Newfoundland and some of Cape Breton get all of the snow

    • militarygirl

      12 years ago

      lol, it must have came from a different place in Canada

    • militarygirl

      12 years ago

      innnnntereeesting........ I hope all this snow will be gone by May

    • militarygirl

      12 years ago

      snow sucks in April.. I should have expected it though

    • militarygirl

      12 years ago

      I don't mind...

    • militarygirl

      12 years ago

      blood pouring down your face is nothing?

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      no I never got a single message or friend request from you. It may be the Live service. Sorry man.

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      what messages?

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      fb.abyss-studios.com/

      We got confused when we linked your GT. That's what happens when Halo 2 players look for your stats on bungie and you don't have any games logged. You don't even own the game. haha.

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      oh don't worry I did. Amazing man!

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      dude our editor needs those lines asap

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      well as soon as you get your lines in we'll pretty much be set.

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      dude I can't wait for your voice! The covie trailer already roxs, but with your voice it'll be unimaginable. I do have to say you probably have the best voice acting talent in our series. I know that's not saying a lot, but I'll step it up and say it's pretty darn close to the Codex or RvB guys. lol

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      exactly right my man thx

    • B0ba_Fett

      12 years ago

      well there are 9 people that sent in their applications, and will be in Part V, i see you really enjoy my book smiley0.gif

    • TheCommando

      12 years ago

      But it would have been funny if you had said damn and not darn

    • JP

      12 years ago

      That's the spirit. smiley6.gif

    • B0ba_Fett

      12 years ago

      everything is great with me and YES! My story is moving along XD, im halfway done with Part V and dont worry it will all be worth it!

    • B0ba_Fett

      12 years ago

      hey, whats up?

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      check you e-mail when you get the chance

    • Wesley7

      12 years ago

      yeah that was awesome, and anynime

    • Martinez22

      12 years ago

      What's your church called?

    • Martinez22

      12 years ago

      Just wondering. I don't support gay marriage. Practicly for the same reasons.

    • Martinez22

      12 years ago

      Don't neg mod this. These are my views.

      And Jokingclown, if you don't want this up here, just delete it. No tears and sweat over something that can be avoided.

      I do not suppot gay or lesbian marriage. And this is why.

      I am a Christian, and my Bible says specifaclly that that is wrong. There is no but. They will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

      "No Gays, Lesbians, Murderers, Liars, blahdy blahdy blah. Shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven." This means everyone of us, without Jesus, would not enter Heaven.

      Zing.

      Also, I don't think it's natural. Except for that place in France, with the gay Necrophillic ducks...

      Shutter.

      While I believe this, it doesn't mean I should go out and yell at all people who live their lives like that, noooo. Maturity is the best response.

      Also, Clown, you mentioned something like this.


      .......and there is definitely a few in the old testament that condemn it. But the Old Testament is completely void, unless the person arguing is willing to agree with the rest of the stuff in the Old Testament.

      How wrong you are in my mind. Now I hope you mean the laws and all that. Not the miracles, the creation of Earth, and David and Goliath. And Elijah. All that happened.

      And last but not least, my slanderousness for my Faith.

      Jesus Rocks!


      What's your religion, exactly?

    • BEN120

      12 years ago

      Sup friend?

    • tep

      12 years ago

      lf you want to go ahead and send me a friend request, you can.

    • tep

      12 years ago

      Dude, laying my life on the line for my friends has me written all over it, or something like that. l would do anything for my friends.

    • tep

      12 years ago

      Ya, no problem. I was browsing profile's and l stumbled upon yours and l saw your picture and figured l would comment on it. lf you check my pictures you can see a picture about Jesus. lt's really cool and really true.

    • TheCommando

      12 years ago

      Dude that looks sweet.

    • Slevin

      12 years ago

      Thanks man, I do what I can for the youth!! WE WILL WIN!......I don't know what i'm talking about but johnny cash music kicks ass

    • Archer

      12 years ago

      played a bunch of 360 games over semester break...now back at school so i have classes and student government stuff to do....first weekend back and im already doing a load of homework...

    • Fondude

      12 years ago

      Yeah that's cool, so what have you been up to?

    • Archer

      12 years ago

      hows Gears of War treating ya...and 24...it is just crazy good....crazy crazy good

    • thekingbeav

      12 years ago

      Thanks man. Ya, they are a bit beat up, missing a nose peice and all, but im way too attached to ever pat with them.

    • thekingbeav

      12 years ago

      Ahhhh I get it. Gracias

      lol

    • Wesley7

      12 years ago

      anytime, yeah i havent either, fallout 1 and 2 rock i love those games, Sad to hear that fallout 3 was cancelled though

    • thekingbeav

      12 years ago

      Ya, its sweet but between you and me....

      *looks over shoulder*
      *wispers*

      Ive never actually seen one of those before. Most of CSP is just in the crown vic

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    • thekingbeav

      12 years ago

      Welcome back to the fold?

    • colee

      12 years ago

      hey, im from Va too

    • thekingbeav

      12 years ago

      Thanks man. Always nice to hear our work is appreciated. I'll pass the word along to the brothers.

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      sweet

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      yo man check your e-mail lately?

    • 5P4R74N118

      12 years ago

      I have no idea where that is....Harrisonburg

    • Dman82

      12 years ago

      Speirs cracks me up, and makes me wet my pants at the same time.

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      *slowly backs away from armyboots*

      Post edited 1/17/07 11:40AM

    • Sarge2091

      12 years ago

      Yeah, Jack Bauer's pretty much a bad person. smiley2.gif

    • halosavior

      12 years ago

      yo man still up for some voice acting?

    • JP

      12 years ago

      At least you're smart smiley6.gifsmiley7.gif

    • JP

      12 years ago

      Nope smiley6.gif

    • JP

      12 years ago

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