Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This post is going to be weird because I'm going to describe things that really don't go together, but I don't want to do multiple posts in one day so I'll just go with it. You know the word dichotomy? It's a good word; it makes me think of linguistic surgery. This is the mutually exclusive kind. I put Calvin in his rocker to play with the toy bar while I write this because I've gotten slack about posting again.

We found a church, and I'm kind of happy that we did. There's a certain relief that goes along with it, because as I've mentioned before, I have a guilt complex and feel like I OUGHT to go to church, but I've had some bad experiences with organized religion. This place is comfortable and hasn't freaked me out in the two weeks we've been going--in fact, just the opposite. I don't feel pressured into being super-religious, I feel like who I am is OK in the church context, the people are friendly, and the service is fairly informal. But not with contemporary music because we don't go for that. It's not that I have a problem with contemporary music as a ministry tool, I just don't like it. I don't think it's good. Anyway. Now we have to figure out whether to get Calvin baptized. I kind of see that as insurance for your soul, but that's probably blasphemy. (Nothing new there!) If we join, I'll probably do it. Because I promised to raise my children in a Christian household/church and it's a show of good faith, as it were.

So, now that the church talk is out of the way...

Sorry, I just looked out the window and it's snowing. Not real snow, not even anything to be excited about, but there are SNOWFLAKES swirling around.

Back to what I was going to say.

There's this song called "Horse Outside" that Vivek posted on Brandon's facebook wall that has been stuck in my head for DAYS. It's not even a good song; the chorus is (I'll censor for those readers of a delicate disposition): "F--- your (type of car), I've a horse outside." The three types of cars mentioned are a Honda Civic, a Subaru, and a Mitsubishi. That's it! That's the whole chorus! And the rest of the song is about how awesome it is to own a horse and using it to pick up chicks. IT IS SO WEIRD. And the band members wear grocery bags on their heads and dance like Michael Jackson.

Also, there's a new (unofficial) King's Quest game and it's AWESOME.

I'm still sick, which is a giant bummer, especially because I need to clean before Thursday, but maybe the chemicals will burn out the congestion. I'm really scared I gave it to Calvin; he's coughing and sneezing. Calvin doesn't suck his thumb. He eats his fingers--whichever he can get in his mouth--with a loud, hilarious sucking sound. I love it.

Tomorrow, perhaps, I will explain why it took me an hour to write this post.

1 comment:

  1. It's great you found a church that you like. I don't know about you, but I find I get way more out of church now than I did as a kid/young adult/college student. It probably has something to do with getting old.