Tuesday, May 27, 2008
This made my day.
Side note: She even took her relationship with Kyle to the next level on Friday night by planting one right on his mouth to tell him good night. He plays it down, but I know his heart melted right there in the living room floor.
And this morning, Amy sent me this message.
Yesterday, Rachel was playing and had toy sunglasses. She put them on her head (like how you wear them on your head) and said, "Rita". She was thinking of you!:sigh: John & Amy, if she ever turns up missing, don't check our house! :)
I'm going to be a member of the Polyphonic Spree one day. No, not really, but it would be a lot of fun.
Which reminds me of a story. One time, we saw John Vanderslice play at the Map Room. His opening act was St. Vincent. It was fantastic. Her name is Annie Clark. She is awesome. She played along on a couple of songs during John's set. (This seems so personal. No, we're not on a first-name basis at this point, but Vanderslice is not an easy name to type, so ... John it is.)
Anyway. She was still on stage with bass guitar in hand during the song when he invited everyone up on stage to sing his last song with him. And the following non-monumental but funny conversation ensued.
Kyle (to friend, Andrew): Crazy! All these people! It's like the Polyphonic Spree.
Annie Clark (having overheard that comment): Oh, did you play with the Polyphonic Spree?
Kyle: Ha! No.
Annie: Oh. I did.
And then we were later watching this movie and saw her on there. Which struck us as odd, since she'd downplayed the connection, like "Yeh, once back in the day ... "
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Well tonight, he fell asleep during the American Idol finale, and I left the TV on as I came into the kitchen to get on twitter and say something like "Whoo hoo! Yay, David Cook! I'd have voted for you if I could've gotten through the busy phone lines last night!" in 140 characters or less.
So I vaguely overheard as they spoke of a body found up the street from my house. And in the back of my head, I kind of remember overhearing the name Burbage and registered sex offender and such.
And then my phone rang. It was my mom. "Are you watching the news? I recognize the man whose picture they were showing just now. I think he's been in your office before."
So I googled the information she was able to give me. And though I try not to get worked-up over potentially dramatic things like this, this is creepy.
This guy - a registered sex offender turned murderer (MURDERER!) - was in my office last week. And that, my friends, will keep me up tonight. I really feel like I might be sick.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
But Andrew's post today is kinda like a book.
Sermony is the word he used, I believe.
I completely identified with this part:
Anymore, if I pray it is because I seek to strongarm God into conforming to my will. If I study Scripture, it is to prove my interpretation is correct. If I eat, it is in my car, on the run, as a necessity, not a holy act, not as thanksgiving and communion; eating has become equivalent to urinating or defecating — something I merely must do to satiate an urge and keep from dying. I’m just too busy to prepare a meal and enjoy it with God or with friends. I’m just too busy to be still and know God. I’m just too busy…The entire post is definitely a worthwhile read. And I may heed his Recommended Reading (an actual book) once again -- even though the last book he recommended ended up being used for toilet paper during a near-crisis at the Polk house.
Just kidding. (Or am I?) (Of course I am.)
Things I Hate, Part 2
Another hate of mine? Misuse of the word "film" in discussing movies.
When you are a pretentious person, as my husband and I are prone to be, you often find yourself in the company of other pretentious people. And some of these people like to make themselves sound smart by using "cool" versions of words to describe things they're discussing.
Case in point: Using the word "film" in place of the word "movie".
Now, I can appreciate this tendency. I frequently use words to illustrate ideas and the only reason I chose that word is simply to make myself look smarter. (However, I always struggle with the word "aversion". Would someone please use that word in a sentence successfully so that I can do so in the future without having to pause, mid-sentence to figure out how to complete my thought?)
The only problem with the word "film" is this:
In the American sense of the words, there is a big difference between a film and a movie.
For instance, when discussing Drillbit Taylor, one would certainly not use the word "film". However, when discussing The Darjeeling Limited, feel free.
Actually, let's discuss that one now. I love it.
And I feel I should post script this thought with this.
I have never heard the word "tender" more in my life than I do these days. And it's typically followed by, "Ha! Remember how you hate that word?!" Indeed I do remember. But, even if you use the word tender -- even if your heart is in the wrong place and you are doing it only out of spite -- and even if you use the word "film" in your discussion of Napolean Dynamite ... we can still be friends.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Since we last blogged, we have begun a new series called Comebacks. This week, through discussing the life of Jacob, we talked about coming back from family dysfunction. I've got to admit that this week's "Comeback" was less dramatic than the one from the week before. In preparing to lead small group discussion, I really struggled with how to connect with this one. I mean, the week before a 90 year old lady had a baby. That's ... wow, that's really something! That's a MIRACLE! (more ... )
Monday, May 12, 2008
Surprise! Mendy had surgery and Momma went down to tend to her for a while and Momma's flowers were delivered to our office while she was in Georgia with Mendy. Oops! So I got in touch with Mendy to tell her, "Hey! Thanks for the nice flowers."
To make a potentially long story short, she'd called to delay the delivery and apparently the florist didn't get the message. So they re-did the arrangement and delivered some new ones on Friday. And when Momma got home, she told me I could keep the old ones -- those that were still alive.
Lilies are my favorite. (Though, for the benefit of my husband, I also like tulips and irises, and sunflowers are my super-favorite!) So, thanks again, Mendy! :) Happy Mother's Day to you too!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
For when you're looking for a guest speaker at your church ...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Cinco de Mayo
That's what we did that at my house! Kenny brought the limes and a few Coronas. Kyle mixed up his famous margaritas. Maegen, Suzanne, and I prepared a taco/burrito feast - complete with some really sketchy-looking cheese that still managed to be edible and almost completely gone! And Clay brought the dessert -- which we ate after he left! (It was delicious, man! Thanks!)
Monday, May 5, 2008
'Twas a lovely day for a bike ride.
Feel the Burn
Working in the yard on Saturday morning turned into an all-day chore. (The weeds!! Where do they come from!? Do they ever stop?!) Stooped over for four hours in a tank top gave me quite a burn on my back. And it also left an interesting burn-pattern on my legs:
But in good news, all the weeds are gone! Now I just have to deal with a few more days of the "owies"! :(
Thursday, May 1, 2008
This week, Andrew moved out and our two new roommates moved in. (Did I say "Chaos"?) To their credit, they each kinda did their own thing with little help from us. So, in that sense, it hasn't been a bad transition for any one. But my house? Oy, it has definitely seen better days. For some reason I felt like, with all this other stuff going on, this week would be the perfect time to start a "sort and purge" maneuver on my entire house.
All said and done, I have taken four large bags of clothes to Goodwill, and I dropped off a broken laundry sorter and a small bag of stuff at the recycling place on Monday afternoon. Big steps in returning my house to "order". But there are several big steps left! (Like a bookshelf. I need one of those badly. But where to put it? Ah! I don' t know!)
But the point of this post is this:
- New Roommates! Yay!
- My house is going to be clean soon! And, like I always say, it'll stay that way this time!
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