30 April 2006

Some Homework, Church, Why Jesus

I didn’t quite make all the targets that I wanted to make today. I did finish my language lab portfolio. Well, I finished all the separate assignments. Now I need to put them together and add an index and front page and such. But that’s less than half an hour work. I should have finished my Literature presentation, but I haven’t. I was just too tired and I had a head ache. I only finished about one third of what I should have done. I just kept focusing on the wrong things and so I have a lot of work to do tomorrow.
This morning I went to church. I really enjoyed being there again. I was afraid not many people were there when I came in, but about 10 minutes later there were still enough people. When a woman wished my Christ’s peace, I was really startled by how friendly she was to me somehow.
And tomorrow I’m gonna start an Internet course ‘Why Jesus’. It’s a Dutch course which lasts 4 weeks and will tell you basically all about Jesus and will introduce you to the church. I will need to do assignments and the answers to these questions will be commented upon by my e-coach. I’m really curious to see what it’ll be like and if it’ll show me anything new.
And I hope to receive my books tomorrow or the day after that. I know they’re on their way here, so I’m really curious.

29 April 2006

Homework, Pilates, TV

Today was a quiet day to me, but I did what I had to do. I got out of bed 10 minutes after my alarm went off, which is really quick to me, and I started reading pretty soon thereafter. I read all of the articles which I had copied on Thursday and I highlighted everything that I thought were important. I even tried to practise my presentation already, but that was a bit messy and I need to reread a lot of the information before I can really do that. At least I know what the content of the articles is now and I have a slight idea what I want to say in my presentation. I just need to fine tune my thesis-statement and I have to make sure that what I say is correct and that I have arguments for it.
When all of this was done, around 5 o’clock, I even did some Pilates exercises. I had been reading all day, so I felt kind of stiff. And so for 30/45 minutes I worked out. That felt pretty good, although it’s always tough to work out on your own without the instructions of my teacher.
This afternoon my boyfriend and I watched some TV because the queen was visiting Almere because of Queens Day. I have lived in Almere for 10 years, so it was nice to watch, although she visited a new part of the town where I have never been.
Tonight I watched ‘Dancing with the Stars’. I really enjoy watching it. There was even a couple who got 4 10s! (10 out of 10 that is by 4 jurors). I was clapping and shouting for them here at my couch. It’s a good thing I was home alone.
Tomorrow morning I’ll go to church, then I’ll have breakfast with my boyfriend and after that I have to finish my presentation. I hope I can do it and I’ll try to let you know.

Letter to Mother, E-mail to Church, Homework, Queens Day

Well, I’ve just done two very difficult things. To me they’re difficult at least. I wrote a long long letter to my mother concerning my brother and telling her that I am going to the church and that I believe in God. I know my mom used to be very religious as a child and as a teenager, but I don’t know how she’s going to respond to this. We’ll see that next week.
The other difficult thing is that I just mailed the man from the church. Tonight, I finished the book he gave me so now I mailed him what to do next. I included my phone number at the end and I asked if we could perhaps meet. Not that I have time to go on an appointment, but we’ll see about that later. I would have called him, but I didn’t know what would be a good time to call. So I just mailed him, which was easier to me.
Today I finished the most important Language Lab assignments. I finished the transcription of the BBC News which I recorded on Wednesday and I made a good start with the accent check assignment. I sent everything to my partner, and now all I have to do is wait till he responds and see what he thinks. I’m very glad that it’s done, because I thought it was going to be a lot of work, which it was, but it was doable.
This afternoon I picked up my pictures at the postal office. They look really nice, especially the ones with the flowers which I also posted on this blog. I’m happy with how they look, especially for the money that I’ve paid for them. And tomorrow is Clarissa-day. To me that is. For the rest of the Netherlands it’s Queens day. Here’s the English Wikipedia entry on Queens day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koninginnedag I’m just going to stay at home and do my homework.

27 April 2006

Excuses, Work, Homework, Even More Homework, Rejection

I believe I have said this before, but I’m sorry I haven’t updated the last few days. Last Tuesday I suddenly remembered I have to hand in this pretty large project for Language Lab next Tuesday and on Thursday next week I have my Literature Presentation on Clarissa. Both these assignments are about a weekend’s worth of work, and I only have one weekend to finish both and do my regular homework. So last night and the night before I have done parts of the assignments to get some things finished and I was really too tired to update my blog. But tonight I was home at 11 o’clock and it was too late anyway to do any homework, so here I am.
It was very quiet at work yesterday and today. We didn’t have a lot of customers, only when it was really inconvenient for us, then the customers would come by and ask difficult questions. Like yesterday, when my colleague had to leave for an hour and I was alone, that was a real busy hour. All those people would get in at the same time and ask difficult questions or wanted their photos printed right away. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible, and especially not when I’m alone. But I managed.
Today was also very busy, right at the time when I had to leave to go to the university. So I stayed for another half hour to help out my colleague, because she didn’t like being alone, which I can fully understand.
My lecture tonight was all right. It was about ‘Tristram Shandy’ by Laurence Sterne. I hadn’t read all that I needed to have read, but I had read a summary this afternoon and that was sufficient. After the lecture I went to the library and I copied some chapters from books regarding the topic of my presentation. I was really glad to see that all these books were there that I needed. I even copied everything in time, so I hope I now have everything that I need for my presentation. I was afraid I was going to have to go back to Leiden tomorrow to do this, but now I have it already.
Well, this weekend is going to be about homework and homework. I have to transcribe 10 minutes of BBC News and I need to do something with an accent check. I need to prepare my presentation, and I have a Vocab quiz on Tuesday. We’ll just see how far I’ll get.
Today I received an e-mail from one of the companies to which I had applied, and they didn’t want me. They said they had found more suitable applicants, which makes sense with my resume. But it’s still a shame.

24 April 2006

Church, Homework, DwtS, Work

Well, I ordered the books I was talking about yesterday. I ordered them this afternoon when I got back from church. I am going to send out some letters to end some subscriptions tomorrow, to free some money to be able to do this.
I really liked church this morning. There were a lot of kids there, because 8 children were to have their Holy Communion. There was also a children’s choir and I enjoyed it. I’m glad to have been there. I’m only curious to see what the regular masses are like and how many people then will be in the church, cause the last two weeks it was pretty busy, but these were special days of course. The books I ordered are: ‘The How to Book of Catholic Devotions’ and ‘The How-To Book of the Mass’. It will take about 5-7 days for these books to arrive, but I’m really looking forward to receiving them. I feel like there will be a lot of answers in these books.
This afternoon I did some homework. I finished my Philology homework for next Tuesday and I finished my grammar of the last two weeks. I’m not exactly up to speed yet, but at least I’ve done something. Oh, and in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ another of my favourites had to leave. I’m pretty disappointed about it, because this stupid soccer-player can’t even dance, but he gets all the votes from the audience. That shouldn’t be the basis to stay in this show. I wish he would leave.
Tomorrow I’ll have to work again. I’m curious to see whether my colleague is back and how long he’ll still be working at the shop. I’m also curious about my job and whether I will be hired, but I will need to have patience until next Saturday.

22 April 2006

Job Interview, Church Tomorrow, Pilates

Today I had my job interview. They usually call it an interview, but this one didn’t really feel like one. I was prepared to answer the most horrible questions. Why do you want the job? Why should we hire you? What are your bad qualities? But they never came. Only the first one was asked, and a couple of others of course, but I didn’t really feel like I was being interviewed. The man did more talking than I did. He asked me some questions, but mainly short questions, and not the really hard ones. What did I think that I was going to do in the shop? I just said what every shop-employee has to do. Clean the shop, help the customers, handle the cash register, put away the new goods, stuff like that. He also talked a lot. He told me what was going to happen if I were to be hired with contracts and what my wages are going to be. He also asked me about being flexible, if I have to work at the last minute, whether I’d be willing and able to. It’s not sure that if I’m hired that I’ll work in this store, I could also be located at some other store in the area. But that’s fine with me, I don’t really care. It just feels a bit strange and I have no idea whether I will be invited for a second meeting/’interview’. If they want me, I’ll get a phone call next Saturday around 4 pm. I’ll just see what happens. I won’t be too sorry if they don’t hire me, but I’ll still go and work there if they do. At least I’ll have a job in the way that I want to, and I can leave the photo-shop where I work now.
Nothing else really spectacular happened the last few days. On Thursday I wanted to quit my study of English, work a few years and then get married and have children. But I guess that’s not going to happen. If I don’t finish English, my study-debt will be even worse than now, so I’ll just have to continue. It’s a lot of stress and a lot of work, and it would be nice to have a diploma, but it’s not my biggest dream in life. But OK, I’ll continue for now and I’ll see how far I’ll get. Tomorrow I’m going to church again. There’s going to be the ‘Holy Communions’ of some children tomorrow, and I’m pretty curious to see what that’s like. I might order 2 books one of these days on Catholicism. I found some nice ‘How to’ books on devotion and on mass and I can even order them in the Netherlands. But now the website is down where I wanted to order them, so I’ll have to do that some other day.
I almost forgot, I also went to Pilates this morning. Since I had to work last Tuesday, I couldn’t go to the class and I had it rescheduled for today. It went pretty well and it felt really good to move again and to stretch my muscles a bit. This group is a little further than our group, but I could follow the lesson pretty well. But I am kind of happy to go back to my own group next Tuesday.

18 April 2006

Work, Job Interview, Class

Pilates? Homework? No, not today. Yes, I know that was the original plan, but when I got my mobile phone out of my bag and looked at it, right before going to bed, I saw that I had missed 4 calls and that I had 3 voicemail messages. That’s usually a sign for bad news, and it was. The owners of the shop where I work called me that many times, because my sick colleague was supposed to work today, but he couldn’t because he was still sick, and so they wanted me to work. They were on a holiday somewhere on the other side of the Netherlands and they couldn’t be in the shop early enough. And since I’m a big fool, I went and worked today. I felt really really horrible tonight when I decided I had to go to work instead of my colleague. It messed up all my plans, it meant I couldn’t go to my Pilates class and that I couldn’t do any homework. I rescheduled my Pilates class this morning to next Saturday and I asked if I could leave a little early from work so that I could do some homework and I did. And then, this morning, I was called. I actually missed a call twice, but I looked up the telephone number and I saw that it was the telephone number of one of the companies I had applied to. I was really thrilled. I decided to call them back and after trying a few times, I got hold of the right person. He didn’t even know who I was, what job I was applying for, but I told him and I have the job interview next Saturday! I am so happy! Well, it didn’t sound so good when he didn’t know what job I was applying for and asked me if I wanted to be a regular sales-person, while I had applied for the job of assistant-manager. I’m just gonna take a look there on Saturday, and I really hope this works out and I’ll be hired. There couldn’t have been a better day for this phone call than today!
And tonight I had my class. It was all right. It was about American English and how the European people went to North America and took the country and how their languages influenced English. It was pretty interesting. And tomorrow there’s work.

Easter, Church, AoM, Movies, Tomorrow

I’m sorry I didn’t update for a couple of days. It wasn’t on purpose. I either forgot, I was too tired or I didn’t have anything to tell. But now I’ve saved a couple of days and here I am. I’ve been to church actually yesterday and today. Yesterday I went to a church a little far away from my home. It was very busy, but I guess that was also so because it was Easter. There was a choir there, which was really nice. The building was very light and looked really nice. I liked the service there, and I think I will be going back to this church from now on. The link to the website of the church is: http://www.olvh125.nl It’s a Dutch website, but perhaps you can look at some pictures.
After church I went back home and I fixed us a breakfast. Usually it’s Martijn who does that, but he wanted me to prepare the croissants. So fine, I prepared it nicely, as you can see on the picture. It was a good meal.
In the afternoon I did some of my Vocabulary homework and I played some Age of Mythology. It’s still a cool game, I hadn’t played it in a long time, and then it’s great to play it again. I actually played it twice today, and I won as well.
Today I went to the church again. It was of the same parish, but then another building. This building is closer to my house. It was really quiet there. There were only about 20 or 30 people, so I felt a bit uncomfortable. I don’t really know what to do when, so I look at other people and try to do as they do, but that’s pretty hard with only 20 ppl to look at. I didn’t like the building and the way it felt in that church as much as the other one, but I’m glad I got to see the church and that I’ve been there at least.
Today I should have done a lot of homework, but I didn’t. I read something, but not nearly as much as I should have and I just didn’t feel like it anymore. I played AoM again, like I said, and tonight I watched movies. I watched ‘Shall we dance’ with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez. That was a really fun movie. The story was a bit lousy, but it was fun to look at and I didn’t get bored. And after that, to stay in the mood, I watched ‘Dirty Dancing’. Still love that movie, although I’ve actually seen it fewer times than my boyfriend as it appears…
Tomorrow I have my Pilates class and in the evening I have Philology, my Language Acquisition class has been cancelled, and I’m not too sorry about that. I have lots of homework to do tomorrow afternoon, but my bf will not be at home, so that gives me more time to study and to actually concentrate on something.

13 April 2006

Work, Lit Class, Philology Assignment

Wow, I’m really tired. I worked all day today and I went to classes tonight. It was pretty quiet at work today. I didn’t do too much, so that didn’t tire me a lot. I made an order for photo albums, but it had to be € 500,- minimum and we came to € 300,-. I didn’t do the complete math, but that’s what I estimate. I don’t know what we’re going to do with this order now.
Tonight I had classes, Literature, about Samuel Johnson ‘The Vanity of Human Wishes’ and some other poems of which I have forgotten the names. It was a nice lecture, because now I feel like I understand the basics of this poem.
I just got back the grade of one of my assignments for Philology. I only had a 6.1, while I thought it was a very easy assignment. But she graded it really to the detail, which was quite annoying. But the class average was 4.7, so I guess my grade was one of the best (slightly exaggerated of course).
Off to bed and get some good rest.

12 Pictures for the 12th of the Month

Sorry, no post for yesterday, but here are some pictures I took yesterday:

I took these as our Daily Breakfast group activity, where everyone was supposed to take 12 pictures of their daily life because it was the 12th of the month. So here they are.

12 April 2006

My Unproductive Tuesday

Today wasn’t as productive as my Tuesday usually is. I didn’t have Pilates, because they were working on the room in which we were supposed to have class. I could sleep in, but that didn’t really work out. I woke up from my alarm at 10:00 am, but I couldn’t get out of bed and I just stayed there, half asleep, for another hour. Then when I did get up, I didn’t feel like doing anything. So I just walked around the house, tried to find something to wear, as if it were really important today and did basically nothing for almost an hour. Then I took a shower and I had lunch. After having lunch I finished some homework and I made sure I had all the print-outs that I needed for tonight’s classes. Finally at 2 pm I left for the library in Leiden where I studied for about 1 hour on Clarissa and the poem I couldn’t understand yesterday. I ate at the university and I attended my classes. Nothing too spectacular happened there, but I was present and that is always good.
Tomorrow I’m gonna take a lot of pictures of my daily life and publish 12 of them. This is something because of the Daily Breakfast and I hope a lot of other listeners will do the same. Till tomorrow then!

11 April 2006

Quiet Work, Lovely Dinner, Homework, Holy Week Audio

It’s very late already, but my Pilates teacher was on my answering machine that tomorrow’s class will not go through. So I can sleep in a little tomorrow. I just placed an order for some clothes for the summer and springtime. I found this new company who’s really cheap. I hope they’re all right.
Today I worked, and finally, we didn’t have much work to do. The last couple of weeks we had all those jobs which were going on, we had to work on them every day. Now that is all finished, so we only had the work that the customers delivered us. I was very happy with that, because I got to spend some time surfing the Internet and not doing much, which is nice for a change.
When I got home, I had to eat yesterday’s leftovers. It was great. My bf had left some fried potatoes and he had spiced the chicken really well, so that all I had to do was warm it up and eat it. I actually ate all of the chicken. I usually don’t eat a lot of meat, but I like it that much, I just couldn’t resist. I probably ate about 250 gr of chicken by myself. I also had some cucumber and tomatoes with it for the vitamins of course.
After dinner I read the literature I needed to read for Thursday. It was pretty boring, although it wasn’t that much. I had to read “The Vanity of Human Wishes” by Samuel Johnson, among other poems. I have to go study in the library anyway tomorrow, so I’ll try and find some info on this poem there as well.
And Fr Roderick did include our Holy Week segment in today’s DB. I was really pleased when I saw that he had recorded a show, and I was especially pleased when I saw he had used our audio clip. This was a clip my bf and I had recorded. I don’t think we’ll be able to record the Tuesday and Wednesday shows as well. My bf just recorded one part, but we need another male part and there is none, so that’s a shame.
So, tomorrow it’s sleeping in a little, going to the library to study and then classes in the evening. Talk to you later…

09 April 2006

Church, Audio DB, Park in The Hague

Today was the day, I’ve been to church. I’m really glad that I’ve been there, but I kind of chose the wrong mass. I chose this mass because they advertised it on the Internet on a special website dedicated to new people to come to church, especially now over Easter. The problem was that it was a Latin mass. Not everything was in Latin, but all the songs and prayers were, and the passion-story as well. I had to sit through the passion story listening to it in Latin, while I had the text in front of me in Dutch. But I actually read much faster than they could utter it in Latin, so that was a bit boring to me. I also have to get used to the Catholic way of doing a mass, since it’s very different than what I’m used to. But I received a booklet of another church when I got the book from the priest of this other church, and they also have service on Sunday, so I’m going to that church next week. It felt really good to be in church and when I received the blessing that also felt really good. So I’m really looking forward to next week and I hope I’ll like it better than this week.
Yesterday evening my boyfriend and I recorded some very cool audio-clips for the Daily Breakfast we listen to. Another listener of the DB has written scripts especially for the Holy Week for some radio-plays to explain the message of the Holy Week. Since today the Holy Week started, we really had to hurry to get them produced in time. So last night my boyfriend and I recorded some voices and we put them online so that another listener of the DB could mix them and make one take out of it. The results are on the forum of SQPN. It sounds really cool.
This afternoon my boyfriend and I went to a park in The Hague. I was hoping the flowers would have bloomed by now, but that wasn’t the case. So we just walked around for about an hour and my boyfriend took some pictures and then we went back home. And tonight I didn’t do anything. I slept for about half an hour, I watched TV and I watched some more TV, which was nice.

06 April 2006

Work, Lit Class, Internet and Academic Use, Weekend

Today was a very long day, as usually my Thursdays are. I worked all day. Nothing really special happened. The turnover wasn’t really special either. I think it was OK, but not too high.
Tonight I had my Literature classes. The first hour and a half were about Tom Jones by Henry Fielding. Those were really boring, since I hadn’t read the book. I read the book, but I only read the first 4 parts, instead of the complete 18 ones. Yes, there are 18, I just discovered today. I just listened to the lecture and I made many notes. My teacher told us that he had gotten bored with his own lecture on Tom Jones, so he had been doing some research for the past few days and he was pretty happy with what he had discovered. It’s fun to see a teacher being involved like that.
The second class was also by him about using the Internet and what kinds of information you can use for essays and academic research in general. I thought it would be boring and that I knew everything already, but that wasn’t true. I did learn some useful things. I also got my comparative essay back I wrote on Swift. I had a 7.5. I’m really glad with it. Again, from this teacher that really means something and lots of my classmates had lower grades. So I’m satisfied.
After class I went to the train station and I waited for my boyfriend there and we travelled back home together. My boyfriend came back from work. This weekend I don’t have to work, that means the next 3 days, and I get to spend time on my homework and perhaps even have a day off at Sunday. At the very least I can sleep in tomorrow. So I’m gonna go to bed and see if I can arrange that.

New Job Applications, Bad Day Today, Bad Classes Tomorrow

Well, the job application cycle is starting over again. I just mailed 3 job applications, to 3 different companies of course, but all for the same kind of function: assistant store manager. I’m just gonna see what it’s gonna turn up with. I don’t lose anything with it by applying to these jobs, just some time perhaps when they invite me for an interview. I’m curious to see what’s going to happen, if anything is going to happen at all.
Today I didn’t have a really great day. I was very tired all day long and I just didn’t feel too good. I was also very cold and I even took a painkiller at a certain point. I should go to bed early, but looking at the clock, I guess that’s not going to happen today. But if all goes well, then tomorrow will be the last day of work of this week. I’m looking forward to the weekend, just being at home and doing my homework. I hope to finish some at last, since I didn’t do that much last week.
Tomorrow evening I have to go to class. I’m not really looking forward to it. I still haven’t read the book; I just finished part IV today. I also have to hand in an outline for my essay on Clarissa. I just made something up. It doesn’t make any sense, but I have to turn in something, and I guess I’ll just change it later this week or so. I have one more e-mail to write, and then I’m going to bed.

04 April 2006

Work, Dinner, Homework Today, Homework Tomorrow

Wow, I’m finally finished with my work and my homework and my SQPN commitments. I have some time to update my blog and then I need to go to bed. It was a heavy day at work today. It was very busy and I almost worked non-stop. I only took occasional breaks to check my e-mail and to check the SQPN-website. Our turnover was quite all right, we had one big customer who made the day, nothing too special overall.
Tonight my bf had made dinner. We had some left-over self-made pizza from last Saturday and he combined it with a home-made salad and with some bread with garlic-butter. Hmm, how I love the garlic butter. As a desert we had vanilla custard with fried pear with cinnamon and rum and some whipped cream on top of that. That was really nice. Next time I’ll take a picture of it.
After dinner I practised my presentation and I made the hand-out. I’m feeling OK about the presentation. I now had 13 minutes, so I’ll guess I’ll turn out nicely at 10 minutes at the real thing tomorrow night. All I have to do for my presentation is copy the handout 20 times, and then I’m ready. I’ll practise it once more tomorrow afternoon and I’ll be set. I also handed in my Philology-assignment tonight via Blackboard. How I love the Internet…
Tomorrow I’ll also need to finalize my essay and I still need to make a lay-out for my Literature essay. I still don’t know when I’m going to do that. I hope I’ll have a spare hour tomorrow afternoon, but I’m afraid that’s not enough. We’ll just see. That pretty much covers what I have done today and what I’m going to do tomorrow.

02 April 2006

Weekend, Thai Dinner, First Aid

So today I finished my essay. I’m pretty proud that I finished preparing my presentation, my essay and my Philology-assignment in one weekend. I only didn’t prepare my regular homework and I don’t have an outline for my essay for Thursday. But maybe I can do that on Tuesday. We’ll see.
Tonight I went out for dinner together with my boyfriend. We’ve been together for 2 years now and I wanted to celebrate that. We went to a Thai restaurant, just around the corner. It is a tiny restaurant and there were lots of people there. I didn’t like the food that much this time. We had a menu together where he had different meals and we could just take what we want. But I just didn’t like it that much. Next time I’ll go back to my chicken with vegetables and cashews. I know I like that one for sure. Cause today I preferred the pork, and I hardly ever eat pork. I really liked the desert though. It was baked banana with ice cream. That was really nice. My boyfriend and I talked a lot. It had been exactly a year ago when we were there as well, and a lot of things have changed this last year. We moved in together, my boyfriend got another job, I changed studies. Pretty major changes. We also talked a lot about First Aid and about what we want to do with it. I’m going to do a weekend where I’m going to assist as a First Aid volunteer. I’m very scared and unsure about it, but I feel like I have to do it. I will have an experienced partner and I have to prove to myself that I can do it. I don’t know if we’re going to do any other First Aid stuff like this this year, but we’ll just see what happens. And tomorrow there’s work.

01 April 2006

April Fools Day

I didn’t update yesterday on purpose. Something really wicked went on in the podcasting community. Yesterday morning when I arrived at work, I saw that I had 7 new e-mails. I though: “Wow, I am popular”. But then I read them and I was very distressed. They said the Daily Breakfast was going to stop. The Daily Breakfast is the podcast I listen to everyday on my way to work. I went to the SQPN website and I checked the news. I downloaded the latest podcast and I listened to the last 15 minutes, because I was at work and I wasn’t able to listen to the whole show. At the end of the show I was actually crying, right at work where everyone could see me (but luckily there was no one there). Fr Roderick, the host of the DB, told us he might have to stop podcasting because the management of his diocese thought it was consuming too much of his time, and because the podcast is in English it doesn’t serve any direct purpose to the diocese of Utrecht. My colleague just arrived then, so I called my boyfriend, I awoke him actually, and I was very upset that the DB might be cancelled. Fr Roderick asked us to write a short testimony and send it to him via e-mail so that he could take these with him as evidence to a meeting with the bishop he was going to have today, on Saturday. Yes, indeed, April 1st.
When I got home last night I wrote a very personal testimony why I like the DB so much and why I wanted it to stay. I mailed it to Fr Roderick and I posted it on the blog on the website. Later that night someone at the forum mentioned that the meeting was due on April 1st. That’s when I started to suspect things might be wrong. That’s also why I didn’t update this on my blog last night. I was afraid this was a hoax and it would make me look really stupid if I had a complete story on my website about me being really upset.
This morning I read a lot of other testimonies on the website and again, I cried a little about it. This show means so much to so many people, it’s unbelievable. The meeting with the bishop was scheduled at 2 pm. At 1.50 pm I saw that Fr Roderick was on the forum. That was really strange to me, and that confirmed my suspicions of foul play even more. And then at 4 pm there was DB #100. And yes, Fr Roderick announced that it was all an April Fools Day joke. I wasn’t very much amused, but I wasn’t too angry either. Some people at the forum were really upset that it all had been a joke. Fr Roderick even recorded a special message afterwards that he hadn’t meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone. He has received about 500 testimonials from people all over the world. He had thought in advance he was going to receive like 10 or 20 e-mails. This all just got a little crazy and a little out of hand. Apparently Fr Roderick made a joke about this subject, because a couple of weeks ago this really was the case, but luckily they have given Fr Roderick permission to continue podcasting.
But everything is all right now. I am really relieved the DB is still going to continue for a very long time and at least Fr Roderick now knows how much we listeners appreciate his work and his dedication. You can check out the website at http://www.sqpn.com

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