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A Near-Death Experience

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

So, as many of you already know, I had a near-death experience on Saturday (well, maybe more like nearly-badly hurt experience, but the more dramatic opening line will catch your attention).

I was working out at Jackie Wilks’ house with VAC. We were clearing some land in preparation for a new ministry the Wilks are starting (horse-riding therapy for disabled children).

Anyway, I was using a chainsaw to cut some small trees down to be hauled out by the others. As I cut one down, I realized it was going to fall on top of me. Now, it wasn’t large enough to hurt badly, but it was large enough that I wanted to stop it from falling on me. So, I let go of the chainsaw with one hand in order to knock the tree to the side. As I did so, I chainsaw pivoted in my other hand and hit my leg. I had let go of the throttle, but the chain was still spinning down.

It took me a second to realize what was going on, but when I looked down I saw this:

my phone

Now, I didn’t panic, because I didn’t realize what had happened. All I knew was that my jeans had been cut. For some reason it didn’t dawn on me that my leg should be cut.

Next, I put the chainsaw down and reached into my pocket. I pulled my cellphone out, only to realize that the battery and battery cover were off. Here’s a picture of the battery cover:

phone2

My Sony Ericsson T610 phone saved me from serious injury. Maybe they’ll give me a new battery cover.

The Black Album

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

So, I just started listening to Jay Z’s Black Album. I’ve got to say, even though I’m not much of a hip-hop fan, I love this album, it’s really amazing. I’d reccomend that anyone give it a shot.

Also, as many of you know, theres a project out called the Grey Album. A DJ took Jay Z’s Black Album and remixed it with samples from the Beatles White Album (hence the name). I’ve just downloaded the mp3s, but haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet. If anyone wants to download them for themselves, here are some links:

https://mywebspace.doit.wisc.edu/drtenenbaum/grey.htm
http://www.khaotic.org/grey/
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~cfarivar/web/greyalbum/
http://textz.com/greyalbum/greyalbum.html

Or, if you’re around OBU, just ask and I’ll burn you a copy.

Later.