Archive for April, 2009

Ice Cream

Posted in Life/Stories on April 28, 2009 by lspray

ben-and-jerrysOne thing I’ve realized about college and living on my own is that I can do whatever the freak I want.

I can spend an entire day doing nothing, or I can stow away on a ship and move to Indonesia. The world is my oyster. So what am I going to do with all this freedom? I’m going to eat ice cream.

You know some people have affairs, some people smoke crack, but me? Ice cream is my vice. I love ice cream. When I got my job at Bubbas,and I realized I would actually have some spending money for once, I vowed to eat ice cream at least twice a week.

I discovered that the corner store in my apartment complex has a huge freezer full of ben & jerrys pints. I also discovered that they have many many flavors that I have yet to taste.

I am currently on a trek of seven pints in seven days. That’s right, for a week straight I am eating a pint of ben & jerrys daily. I started past Friday, and let me tell you, it has been a wonderful journey this far. Ice cream makes all of the worlds problems go away. It’s quite possible that all of the worlds pain and suffering can be remedied with a pint of ice cream.

If you have any flavor suggestions for me, I’d love to hear it. If you have any diet suggestions for me, I’d love to hear it……on Saturday.

Ps: I wrote this entire blog on my iphone while sitting in class. Buahaha.

Grateful.

Posted in Life/Stories on April 16, 2009 by lspray

So, I write alot of drafts, and many of them never see the light of day. But right now I just feel like I need to say how grateful I am. For alot of things.

When I come home, its always tough, usually tougher each time. I’ve only been home for a couple of hours now, which is why I wanted to write this while it’s fresh in my mind. I am so blessed to have gotten away from San Bernardino. Don’t get me wrong, I love San Bernardino, but almost everyone I know there seems to be trapped there. I am so glad I did not get trapped there, that I did not lose ambition, that I did not end up with some dumb girl or some dumb friends. I’m so glateful that I got a chance to move away and see the world, and most importantly, that I got a chance to grow. For that I’m grateful.

I’m so grateful, that after months and months of continually saying to God in frustration, “Can I please just catch a break? Please God, just one?”  that I have seemed to catch every break possible within the last two months. After seeing no plane tickets home for under $125, and having no one to cover for me at work, I was somehow was able to not only get someone to cover my shifts, but I got a ticket home for 38-yes, thirty eight dollars. For that I’m grateful.

When I got to city college, I have to walk the last two blocks. That usually isn’t a problem, but tuesday it was incredibly windy. That usually isn’t too much of a problem, but tuesday I had to carry around not only my poster board, but TJ’s as well since he was gone. By luck, TJ’s car was in the parking garage, and his hide-a-key was easy to find. Since I figured he owed me for lugging his poster board around, I decided to take his car to school, which was 1000 times more convient on a day like this tuesday. It was pure luck that I was able to take TJ’s car. For that I’m grateful.

I am so grateful to have a job that pays well, is fun, and that I’m good at. I’ve had some good and bad experiences serving over the years, and all of those experiences seem to have prepared me perfectly for Bubba Gump’s. For that I’m grateful.

My list could go on and on, but I won’t put you through that. And for that, I’m sure you’re grateful.

I know I am.

“The biggest ‘yes’ that I have ever given anybody”

Posted in Life/Stories on April 13, 2009 by lspray

This video made my day, along with the fact that I scored a plane ticket home for $38. Thank you God and Virgin America.

 

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

Now its time for my astronomy test to destroy me. ahhh

Problems

Posted in Life/Stories on April 9, 2009 by lspray

So, I haven’t written in awhile, maybe it was because I REALLY liked my last post. I must admit, I was very proud of myself, and felt like that one deserved some time to do itself justice. Maybe I was too proud, maybe pride is one of my problems.

We all have problems. I have problems. You have problems. Let me tell you about a couple of my problems, and maybe you can help. 

broken_window_cbs6Problem one: Tattoo. I have always stated, that at some point, I wouldn’t mind getting a tattoo. I think tattoos are cool, well, some of them. The ones that mean something, and look cool. Not a ladybug or a copy of a Famous sticker, but like a teardrop below my eye (just kidding!). But really, I would like to get a tattoo sometime, and I think I might know just know what I want to get. Obviously it has to be something that I will still like when I’m a crusty, senile old man. So, here’s what I’m thinking: As I get older, I continually come back to the realization, that as a christian and as a human being, I am broken, and I am only made whole through Christ. My life is far from perfect, and it never will be. I, like you, am broken. I would like to get a tattoo that signifies that. I was thinking something like broken glass, with the word ‘broken’ in the middle or some, maybe with a corresponding bible verse. (If I knew my bible a little better I could probably come up with that one myself), Which leads us to you, I want your help, your input. If you have a cool verse for me, please let me know. As I have shared before, I cannot draw to save my life, so If you could draw me a tattoo, I would be very, very appreciative. Also, I don’t know where on my body I should get said tattoo, so I would like your opinion on that too. Basically, I dont know anything, so I would like to know what you think. So, what do you think?

9 Problem two: Hanging my lights. When I was in high school, I had these blue rope lights hanging around my room, and let me tell you, they looked good, really good. My apartment here has a wonderful little balcony overlooking San Francisco. I convinced my lovely mother to mail me my blue rope lights, in the hopes of hanging them up on my balcony. But here’s the problem, there is no convenient place to hang them on my balcony, and there’s really nothing to nail into…So, does anyone have any brilliant suggestion for how I am supposed to hang these suckers? If you do, you are free to use my balcony at any time.

1200504319-20364_full2Problem three: Let me tell you two things (among many) that are essential to who Luke Spray is. One, I am a (moderately) poor college student, and two, I LOVE burritos. Which leads to a convenient combination, (drumroll please) Microwave burritos! I know I know, they don’t taste good, but, they are extremely cheap and convenient for a late night snack. So every time I pass them in the grocery store…I end up grabbing like two or three (for like a dollar!) and every time, I come away disappointed. So my question to you is, are there any good (or at least decent) microwave burritos out there? In this whole wide world, I am convinced that there must be one good microwave burrito. Will someone please enlighten me?

There are my problems, I’d love to have your help.

Sincerely, 

Luke