Liz Purdy

Holy Trinity Brompton

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I originally typed most of this up about two years ago. I never finished it and it’s been sitting in my draft posts ever since.

One of my good friends, Liz, is studying abroad in London this semester and mentioned that she was going to go check out a church that someone from UPC recommend. I asked if it was Holy Trinity Brompton. It was.

I think people from UPC enjoying going on pilgramiges to Holy Trinity Brompton.

I decided to finish entry and post it:

06 Aug 2007: Dateline London

I took the Tube down to South Kensington Station, hopped off and walked over. The outside of Holy Trinity Brompton looks like as you might imagine a traditional church front. But walk inside and everything’s revamped, including the service. It’s even more casual then UPC Sunday night. What amazes me though is that I knew 5 of the 7 songs we sang. Is there an email that goes out to all the churches that says, “All right, here’s the list of songs we’re singing. Add your songs to list and pass it on!” ?

Alright, it’s me again, back in the present (so to speak).

I don’t know if I was going to add any more to this post, so I’ll leave it as it. I think the only other thing worth mentioning is that we (well, Mom) talked to the paster after the service was over and introduced herself as a member of UPC. They chatted for a while about Alpha.


The Real Start of 2008 and a Recap

Going to a university based on a semester systems does weird things to ones brain. I feel like for every common year I live through, it’s really two years (one for each semester). Thus the real start of 2008: Part One commenced this past Wednesday. The other interesting thing is that the time between semesters (i.e. Christmas break) feels like a black hole where time ceases to exist. And in fact my sleep schedule usually becomes wildly out of whack very quickly. I attribute this to the lack of daily structure afforded to me by class (during the school year) and work (during the summer).

So here’s a recap of my four week black hole:
Drove back to Seattle with Dunstan and Kit. Stopped in Grand Junction along the way to see Grandma and Grandpa.
Many dinner parties (more on that later).
Hanging out with good friends and meeting some new ones.
Christmas Eve dinner at Duke’s with the Boyd’s (had Fish and Chips, Chowder, and a Mac and Jack’s).
Christmas was exciting. It snowed. New 50mm f/1.8 prime lens.
New Years Eve Party at Staples.
Drove back to Denver via Jackson, Wy with Liz.

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Telemark Skiing

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Telemark Skiing

So I went telemark skiing with the newly formed CSM TeleSki club. This was their first (or second, depending on who you ask) outting. This story is sort of interesting, so just hang with it.
I was originally planning on going skiing with Liz Purdy yesterday. However, that shifted to tomorrow so that we could ski all day (I wasn’t going to be done with class until 12). So here I am, eating dinner at the Cafe when I run in to Rachel Doyle. That was actually kind of exciting because I was worried that she might have left CSM because she was mentioning that she might no come back next year in last semesters Earth Lab. Anyways, she is roomates with Katie Gallagher whois the co-president of the CSM TeleSki club (although I didn’t know this at the time). After I was done eating, I grabbed my desert and headed over to their table to chat it up. Making small talk, I asked what they were up to this weekend. As it turned out, they we’re going to go Telemarking tomorrow. They asked if I wanted to go and I said yes, stating that I wasn’t going to do anything else tomorrow and they were saving me from a full day of boredom. After dinner, they were on their way to Alpenglow to rent tele equipment because Rachel didn’t have any. So I came along so I could rent equipment too.
So this morning we headed up to A-Basin and I spent the day learning how to telemark and I have to say it’s pretty awesome. I’ve been skiing for about 15 years now and teaching for the last 4, so this was a welcome digression to something new. So yea, check out the pictures.