Archive for December, 2010

Post-Modern Christmas Story

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Tune of the Day

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Tune of the Day

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians: Jingle Bells

Another track off of my favorite Christmas album

White Pow(d)er

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Tonight is the lunar eclipse, but it is too cloudy to see.
However, this solstice eve is absolutely beautiful.

The air is still and tolerably crisp.
Snow falls silently, and I want to lie down on it,
looking up at the sky, snow settling on my lashes.
I blink them away.

And I want you, whoever you may be,
to stretch out next to me.
In cozy coats and padded gloves
we hold hands under the glowing sky.

My boot may touch yours,
like paper dolls dusted
with unpaper snowflakes.

Like so many other night skies,
so many other exhibits of loveliness,
I want to share them with someone.

Reality blends with longing
into imaginative scenes
of snowy gloves, chilled lips,
and ardent eyes blinking back the frost.

Tune of the Day

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

I love this song (and the other three on the A-side). Come back for the rest as Christmas approaches…

Toy of the Day

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Tron Action Figures

Mouse in the house

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Walked into the kitchen tonight only to be startled by a mouse jumping up and down trying to get out of the sink.
A sharp intake of breath, followed by a low “oh my gosh” with the little air my lungs would allow to escape.
He kept hopping into the dirty dishes filled with water that my roommate left. Eventually he crawled into a little plastic tub. I grabbed a nearby bag and was able to scoop up the tub. In my socks, I walked out into the new snow, crouched down on the street, and shook the little guy out of the bag. He plopped out, paused a half second to gauge his surroundings, and took off down the street.

Was it the snow that drive him in? Was it that the landlord, after six weeks of complaining, bothered to start fixing the hole in our ceiling? I forgot to ask.

Bible stories has never been so cute

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Ok, this kid is freaking adorable:

The story of Jonah from Corinth Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Last day of classes

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Today we talked about medieval concepts of death.

After class, several students came up to thank me and tell me they enjoyed the class. That’s really nice to hear. One student said he would FB friend me. We’ll see…

“A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.”

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

C’est vrai.