Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What I learned in class today . . . Abraham was a pimp!

Dr. Michael Williams, my God and His Word professor, whom I deeply respect, said in class today, and I quote, "Abraham pimped out his wife twice."  After much snickering amongst my classmates and I, he said, "That's the right word for it!"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Deserved Mockery

With the cold weather comes cold weather clothes, most of which I like.  However, the mock turtleneck should never have come to pass.  From dictionary.com the word mock means:

1.to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision.

2.to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively.

3.to mimic, imitate, or counterfeit.

4.to challenge; defy: His actions mock convention.

5.to deceive, delude, or disappoint.


I would contend that mock turtlenecks fall into the definition of ridicule, contempt and derision.  What were the designers thinking?!  I feel like the only other thing I have to say is dickies?


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Two J's in a pod

This last weekend Karen and I managed to do not one, but two spontaneous activities, both involving food.  First, on Saturday we went to Chick-fil-A.  Then, on Sunday night, after bringing the partridge (grilled steak, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots with brown sugar and butter, and a bottle of $6 wine)  we went to The Cheese Cake Factory.  It was 8:30 p.m. and very dark when we left, so we were rather impressed with ourselves.  Who says J's are spontaneous?!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

got hope?

As I was driving to church this morning, I saw this bumper sticker.  It took me a second before I saw the fine print of Obama's website.  It made me sad.  

Romans 8:18-25 says this:

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 

22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 2For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

My hope is in someone greater than Barack Obama, and I will wait with patience.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today in history

I'm a big fan of knowing what happened long ago on today's date.  Here's what happened today. On Nov. 13, 1956, the Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. 

On Nov. 13, 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish author best known for his novel "Treasure Island", was born. Following his death on Dec. 3,1894, his obituary appeared in The Times. 

On this date in:
1775U.S. forces captured Montreal during the American Revolution.
1789Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
1856Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis was born in Louisville, Ky.
1927The Holland Tunnel linking New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River opened to the public.
1942The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18.
1969Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network TV news departments of bias and distortion, and urged viewers to lodge complaints.
1974Karen Silkwood, a technician and union activist at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent, Okla., was killed in a car crash.
1977The comic strip "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time.
1979Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
1982The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1985A mudslide triggered by the Nevado del Ruiz volcano buried the city of Armero, Colombia, killing some 23,000 people.
1997The Disney musical "The Lion King" opened on Broadway.
1998President Bill Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000, ending the four-year legal battle over her sexual harassment lawsuit that spurred impeachment proceedings against him. Clinton did not admit guilt.
2001Afghanistan's ruling Taliban abandoned the capital, Kabul, without a fight, allowing U.S.-backed northern alliance fighters to take over the city.
2002Saddam Hussein's government agreed to the return of international weapons inspectors to Iraq.
2003Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who had refused to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse, was thrown off the bench by a judicial ethics panel for having "placed himself above the law."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A plug for The Secret Life of Bees

On Sunday night, Suzy, Nathaniel and I went and saw the movie The Secret Life of Bees.  This was a most anticipated movie for me after getting completely sucked into the book, written by Sue Monk Kidd.  This movie is about relationship, healing, and redemption.  It's a crier, people.  Don't get thrown off by the odd spirituality portrayed in it, be discerning, because this one is worth seeing!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Toilet Paper Sin

I loathe buying toilet paper these days.  When did it get so freakishly expensive?!  I feel like it's such a waste of money considering it's purpose.  Plus, it seems like it's even more expensive in St. Louis.  Because I hate buying TP so much, it usually takes me a long time to choose what brand I will select.  It's gotten so bad, that I compare the price to the overall square feet I could take home.  I know what I want, Cottonelle. In my opinion, it's the best, but it's also the priciest.  And, it's got a puppy on it.  Last Wednesday I settled on Quilted Northern.  The commercials are dumb, and who cares if your TP is quilted.  I went for the package of 12 double rolls (450 SQ FT, 300 2-ply sheets per roll.)  It cost me about $8.  Toilet paper, it now costs me time and money.  

Sadly, due to its cost, I find myself wanting so somehow ration it, and make 3 square rules for its use. When you live with multiple women in one dwelling, there is usually one person who uses more TP that everyone else.  I'm not sure how you can prove it, but I resent her just a little bit.  Look what this world is coming to.  My sin over toilet paper: greed, coveting, hate, temptation to steal, lack of trust.