December 2009

Sitting here in the church office, feeling enormously guilty for being on the computer (though I’ve been assured that it’s alright).

I had a conversation with Pastor Borden earlier, though, that cracked me up, and I figured I should record it before I forget :P

Basically, Mrs. Simons wanted to use her desk to print out some lables for me to put on the Our Daily Bread devotionals, but Pastor had sat down at her desk before she could do this. She looked a little huffily at him, to which he replied “I’m commandeering this desk. Sorry.”

Going out on a limb, when she left, a befuddled expression on her face, I said “Whenever I hear that word, I immediately think of Pirates of the Caribbean.”

“That movie has some really funny quotes in it!” Pastor replies to me, “I love the one where he’s mocking her ‘Oh you must have it so hard, Jack, WELL I BLOODY WELL DO NOW!” and he CRACKED up like only Pastor can, haha.

I didn’t have the heart to tell him that in the UK, bloody is a PRETTY bad swear word, hahahah. I figure it’s harmless here, but still, it makes me…chortle (rarely used words FTW).

Plus, the fact that he’s watched those movies (PG-13! Blimey!) and my Dad won’t makes me smile.



My favorite number is 4.

I think it’s been this way since (if my memory is correct) Kristin and Kari declared it “the year you become a BIG girl”.

As I was an impressionable young child, I believed them.

The more I think about it, though, the more this theory reeks of PURE and UNDEFILED baloney. First of all, everyone knows that 5 is a better age to be than 4, if only because it’s one of those easy numbers to count by (like 1, 2, and 10) and because it’s HALF of the age of 10 — which is a big deal when you’re five.

And when you grow up, 3 is a much better number than 4, because when you have 3 of something together it looks nicer. (AUDRIANNA, BACK ME UP ON THIS!) Also, because Jesus was in the grave THREE days, not FOUR.

Not to mention that the number 4 is confusing for kids to learn how to write! Do you make a triangle 4? Or do you make the open-box four? It is a decision that can only be made once, and then the habit is formed and can NEVER BE BROKEN. Should one take the safer route of the open-box 4? Or ignore the peer pressure and possible jeering and choose the less-common triangle 4? These are the questions that keep kids up at night, people. Eliminate one of the 4’s!

And think, if only I had picked the number 3, or 5, I could have boasted that my favorite number was a prime number, but ALAS. At the humble age of 4 I wasn’t taught the factors that should go into the favorite number decision-making process, and so I am STUCK, FOREVER having a second-rate favorite number.

The world is a cruel, cruel place.


P.S. the paragraph structure in this blog is TERRIBLE, but I refuse to change it because I am LAZY. DEAL WITH IT. :]


Lent et Douloureux

Slanting and shadow-cutting a flickering eddy
Trickled in gusts of gold to the shiny flagstone
Where the ambre atoms in the fire mirroring themselves
Mingled their sarabande to the gymnopaedia