When I’m not fighting stupidity and being excessively caustic in the process, I’m just a regular guy. I’m a regular guy when I am in this sort of alter-ego, but what I’m telling you is that I don’t always run around yelling “stupid…wretched…bad words!” while trying to change the world.

I sometimes annoy myself. I notice the things that go wrong, think about them until my head hurts, sometimes say something about it, sometimes write about it, and occasionally even hold my tongue. I have sort of a reputation for this, and I can’t tell if that’s good or bad. Some people think it’s negative, others seem to like it. My boss told me once that I’m “the most positive negative person she’s ever met.” I had to ask her if she was drunk, because she wasn’t making any sense to me at that moment.

I think about the people in my life a lot. Not in a strange stalker manner, but I just understand that I have people in my life who love me and believe in me, and they do a lot to support me. I really am a sentimental idiot, but those kinds of people get burned and become cynical, which may or may not have happened to me…nevertheless, that quality still remains. That said, I really just want to say thanks to the people who are always there for me, and those who have helped me get through college, not kill someone, become a leader, and who have led me closer to Jesus.

Thanks Mark and Kristy for letting me live with you, I don’t know if there’s anything more generous than opening your home to someone like you’ve done. Thanks, Ken for believing in me, buying me food, and leading me. Thank you Shane for being a great example of what a godly man should be, and for being someone I can talk to. Thanks Kenrick for making me feel like a hero every now and again. Thank you John, Jill, Jason, and Krystal for believing in me, and not stomping the bloody life out of me when I’m complaining. I really should go on and thank everyone, but lets just be honest here, that would be an annoying post for people to read, and I would hurt someone’s feelings when I forgot them. Thank you Sarah for always making me laugh, and thanks to your awesome mother for my rad scarf. Thanks Katdish for always reading my blog and telling me when I need to post again. Thanks to a lot of people who aren’t going to make it into this post because quite frankly, I’m being lazy and please see above.

I thank God for the people that He’s put in my life. He’s the best for taking care of me like that.