Thursday, February 28, 2008

Theology of Kissing...

My friend Jeff, (seen here after four hours of operating outlook) after reading the theology of kissing post, has made a similar fun list, found here.


"I don't deny that there should be priests to remind men that they will one day die. I only say it is necessary to have another kind of priests, called poets, actually to remind men that they are not dead yet." - G.K. Chesterton

Monday, February 25, 2008


Eschatology is the category we use to deal with matters concerning the end. The future is that aspect of time that is of most concern to human beings. What we are made for is of more significance to the way we live our lives than that out of which we are made. - Under the Unpredictable Plant, An Exploration in Vocational Holiness Eugene H. Peterson

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Everybody Hurts...

I have been recently given a book by one of my youth called: Everybody Hurts, an essential guide to emo culture. What a great read, it's a smart and funny look at a cultural trend of Emo's - short for emotional.

I was a teenager during the late 90's as the goth trend swept through and was pretty sure Emo is the same redesigned trend giving those that are alienated a group to belong to and be part of, which cut away from the popular mainstream styles. But as I am learning from my youth and this book it is not fully so... Obviously I am very early in the book, but I have enjoyed the humor and the outlook the writers have so far. So far all the things they describe to be Emo I would say describe all the adolescence and you can simply replace Emo with, Jock, Artsy, Skater, Rocker, Grundge, ect. each has its group of friends, dress code, language, do's and dont's, the psychology to belong is very much the same no matter what the final product looks like. In fact by many of the descriptions that the book describes, I could very well be Emo...

But I am really enjoying the style the book is written with; their honest and fresh and open to laugh at their own quirkiness and yet be very protective of it...

Here are some quotes, a bit out of context but I enjoyed them so here they are:

Looking at Emo Ancestors - "Make no mistake William Shakespeare was emo to the core...Not only did [his] works inspire a million basement poets to pick up a quill, a pen, or a keyboard, but we're pretty sure he was at the forefront of the men-wearing-women's clothing movement. Just check out those frilly-collar shirts he's always depicted in. "

Effort (lessness) of being an Emo - "Being emo is all about trying really hard to look like you don't really care. Being indifferent isn't as easy as it looks. It requires effort. Why spend two hours slathering your hair with pomade, taking a straightening iron to the bangs and the back, then shaking the whole mess out and matting it to your forehead to look like you just took a nap, haphazardly slept on your 'do, suddenly rolled out of bed , and bolted out the door? Because merely sleeping on your coif would be too easy and wouldn't look natural. When you're emo, you're constantly looking to invent unnecessary obstacles so that you can over come them."

Thursday, February 07, 2008

My top ten Real Warning Labels...

  1. "For external use only!" -- On a curling iron.
  2. "Warning: This product can burn eyes." -- On a curling iron.
  3. "Do not use in shower." -- On a hair dryer.
  4. "Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking." -- On a toilet at a public sports
  5. "Do not use near fire, flame, or sparks." -- On an "Aim-n-Flame" fireplace lighter.
  6. "Do not use orally." -- On a toilet bowl cleaning brush.
  7. "Do not iron clothes on body." -- On packaging for a Rowenta iron.
  8. "May be harmful if swallowed." -- On a shipment of hammers.
  9. "Do not use orally after using rectally." -- In the instructions for an electric thermometer.
  10. "Warning! This is not underwear! Do not attempt to put in pants." -- On the packaging for a wristwatch.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Interesting conversation...

This takes place in our car yesterday on the way home from the city:

Sasha: Mommy I want a gun!

Mommy: Absolutely not.

Sasha: But I really want a gun like my friends

Me: Why do you need a gun?

Sasha: To shoot things!

Me: I don't want you shooting things.

Sasha: please, guns are good!

Me: They are made to hurt people

Sasha: I wont shoot people I will shoot the walls.

After a long silence...

Sasha: Mommy, Daddy when we get home we need to talk, we need to talk about me getting a gun.