So I’m bored…

As is tradition, I wanted to start this blog out commenting on how I hope that I will start blogging more in the future…

Phew, now that that is over, let’s get down to business.

Alot has changed in my life since I last blogged. For instance, I am married, I have a college degree, I have a full time job, and I live in a new apartment. Before I said I would blog more about being engaged, obviously that did not happen. Let me sum it up… It was pretty awesome, but being married is cooler. Maybe some time I will talk about what it was like compared to what it is like now. Plus I’d like to talk about the wedding. Speaking of weddings, I’ve been doing wedding photography lately too. It’s a fun gig, when I am less lazy I’ll post some samples of my work – they’re pretty baller pictures.

I digress to what I was talking about before… which was nothing.

My aspirations to go to grad school have not sizzled out. I still very much want to. Right now I am trying to learn German and French on my own before I start applying. Hopefully when I have more time I can study for the GRE too so I can take that bad boy. As of now, working is pretty good.

What do I do you ask? WELL THANKS FOR ASKING. I work for a place called MARCO Promotional Products. I produce product videos and write for social media. Check out one of my latest videos right here.

Also as I had mentioned, I am married! I now share an apartment with Megan Thoman! It is pretty great, I really don’t have anything to complain about. Alot of people talk about how it is really hard to adjust to living with someone. Or I hear people say you really get to know someone after you marry them and have to live with them. I have found neither of those to be bad. She is still the same person and I didn’t find it hard to adjust at all – I don’t really think I needed too. There is so much I could go into about how awesome it is. That is for another time and place (and another blog category.

Cool bro. that’s enough blogging for now.
Check out my revamped personal website and my business website.

Also did I ever mention how I started a fan site for the game Ingress? Well I did, and I kind of lost interest in the game real fast, so it kind of died. But I bought the domain name, so maybe I will do something with that website later…
Keep an eye out.

Sincerely,
That guy who writes this blog

I moved (…to a new domain)!

So, as many of you know (because I have so many readers and followers) I useto be colmonkey.wordpress.com. If you are observant, than you will notice that I am actually now at colmonkey.andrewthoman.com. andrewthoman.com is my online porfolio/personal website, so I decided to put my blog on my own domain. This is exciting for me, and for you! Because now I can add any widgets I want and any themes (I can even write my own widgets and layout!).

All in all, this is just a simple move. I figured if I was ever going to my my blog, I should do it now. Before I start blogging alot. So that way, by the time I start blogging alot and maybe a couple people are following my blog, they will not have to be confused by a domain move.

So for now on, look forward to this being my new url (colmonkey.andrewthoman.com), which is easy to remember because it is just my name. Also, hopefully look forward to more blog posts, since now I am not scared to post alot.

Sincerely,

Me.

Last Semester of Undergraduate Studies

This is my last semester at UWO as a Radio/TV/Film student… well, that I know of (I guess I could fail a class or something). Anyways, I figured it has been a while since I have blogged about nothing. Alot of things obviously are quickly progressing in my life, so I have more to talk about, like the fact that I’m getting married this summer, I’m doing an internship, and I’m graduating this Spring.

So far so good this semester, I don’t have too much homework as of yet. And I think even though I have a bit of senioritis (or however you’d spell that) towards certain things, overall I’m pretty motivated where it matters – my work. I have been really good at not procrastinating on like anything this semester – and I mean anything. I have been getting my readings done, my homework done, yeah… I’m a straight up baller when it comes to school. I think one variable that really aids to this fact is I really enjoy the topics of my classes this semester: Religion and Television, Advertising for TV/Radio, New Media Theory and Practice, and Women and Religion are all interesting classes. Then I have a couple more on top of that; I need to finish my Spanish, because my degree is a Bachelor of Arts. I love learning Spanish, but I am so bad at it! Also I am taking outgoing career prep for RTF (radio/TV/film) students. And last but not least, I am taking Comprehensive Study Skills!

The last semester of my college life (until grad school) and I am taking Study Skills! Nice. Obviously this is because I needed one more credit to graduate, but its alright cause the class is easy. And who knows, maybe it will be beneficial in Grad School (probably not, because its all common sense). But speaking of that, I really need to get working on applying to grad schools. If you didn’t know, I really want to get my PhD in Theology. I am a bit lax as of right now though, because my fiance has a semester left of school, so I am going to take a year off from school and just work. But I need to get working on deciding what school I want; right now I have it narrowed down to like five schools: Chicago Divinity, Vanderbilt, Fuller, Yale, and Princeton. I did have a professor recommend to me Harvard the other day, I don’t know if would be up my alley, but I figure I should look into it anyone – who knows, maybe I’ll love it. To be honest, I’m not too invested in Yale, Princeton, or Harvard right now. But I’m not sure, maybe after more research in the schools I’ll change my mind.

All in all, life is moving fast. We’ll see where I go. For now, I am just taking it one step at a time, trying to enjoy it while I’m here.

Back to blogging and New Beginnings

So it has been a very long while since I have actually posted here… Basically, I made the excuse that it was finals week. Then I wanted to rest. Then I just kind of kept putting it off…

Picture of sparks and flames

Sparks And Flames by Bobby Mikul

Anyways, I am back and hopefully will be more active now. I have decided to change up my format a little bit so that I will have the freedom to write more. I think one of the reasons I stopped posting is because I was trying to be consistent with my formatting and what not, so it made it much more work than fun. I want this blog to be more where I can just rant. So I have decided that my new blog posts will not have any real set consistencies except for a few categorical ones… Basically I am just going to try to give myself the freedom to write as much or as little as I want. Before I was always waiting until I had something to write a page amounts worth. The problem is when I had something I was too tired to write, by the time I wasn’t tired I had forgotten about it.

So, to catch you up on my life, I actually have much to talk about. This also relates to how I am going to change the way I run my blog. First off, I am engaged!

Andy and Megan showing off their new engagement.

Me and my beautiful Fiancé!

Over Christmas break I got engaged. This is one new component I am going to add to my blog. I am going to have a category all about my engagement, and hopefully into my marriage and forever. This will be fun because it will track my way of thinking and the changes in my life that I see specifically relevant because of my new soon-to-be married life. So if you want to read how I proposed and more about all that jazz, I will post that soon and place the link right here! Moreover, I am doing an internship now! I am interning in youth ministry at the Church I go to here in Oshkosh. So that will be a big change in my life and add a lot of excitement hopefully. This also is slightly related to my new category I am going to start writing about my theological ramblings. Sadly, since I am doing this internship, more is changing in my life. I will be stepping down from leadership in my InterVarsity chapter on my campus. The chapter is awesome! I just won’t have enough time to do both. In addition to all of those changes, this is my last semester (as long as I don’t fail any classes)! Meaning I will graduate soon and I will need a real job!

It’s like I am becoming a real adult all at once… I feel like I should pretend to be more mature or something along that matter.

Picture of glasses laying on an open Bible

Book And Glasses by Darren Lewis

Hopefully I will have a lot to blog about now, so I can keep this going. I will continue to ramble about random stuff here, I will start blogging about my engagement-marriage experience, and I will start to specifically blog about my theological/philosophical thoughts.Who knows, maybe I will even post more jokes in my joke section? All in all, that’s pretty much all the major changes in my life. Here’s to a happy new year and a revitalized blog!

P.S.
I swear,  I will start proof reading these when I get less lazy!