Friday, March 25, 2011

Square Peg

Last night I did something that I love... watch the University of Arizona beat kill Duke in the sweet 16.  While doing so, though, I realized that sports do not seem to fit with the rest of me.  now more and more things (that don't quite fit in) are entering my brain.  I'll share a couple just for fun...

1.) Sports fanatic- I love sports, and I'm not talking about jousting and gymnastics.  No, I love the popular money making sports.  In high school I kept stats for Football, Basketball, Wrestling, and Baseball (well technically that baseball was before HS).  Those were pretty much all of the sports offered in our little school and I was pretty excited that nobody else was interested in "book keeping" in exchange for a free pass to all of this sporting goodness.

  • Why it doesn't fit : I hate meaningless things like sports that we lift on a pedestal and give a whole bunch of money to.  I have absolutely no interest in ever attending another college class because you basically pay a lot of money to get a little piece of paper that says you know how to jump through hoops.  I want, in no way, to support this.  I hate that our society takes kids right out of school and sends them into debt because that's what they think they have to do.  But I CAN NOT tear my eyes aways from a good UofA game... or even a bad one.  I love, love, love it!
2.) Medical testing- I would love to have my family tested for allergies, and if I could afford to do an A1C every three months you know I would, and if any other kind of broad spectrum test was offered I would hop aboard.  Its not because i'm a hypochondriac... in fact I rarely think anything is a big deal until somebody stops breathing or there is blood squirting out of something.  I just want to know... I'm curious, very curious!
  • Why this doesn't fit: I hate Dr. offices, and hospitals, and needles.  I don't care for new aged medicine and the money making business of legal drugs.  I don't like that good heath care is only for the rich in America.  And most of all I hate that people think they need to be fixed.  If they are sad they go to the Dr. and get Anti depressants (for the record I do know that some of you struggle with depression, and that's not what I'm talking about), if they have a cold they go to the Dr. and get antibiotics, if they drink too much coffee and can't go to sleep they get sleeping pills.  I haven't gotten any of these tests (*update: that was a total lie... a friend of mine bought me a home A1C test... very cool gift!) and probably never will... but if I ever find a home test for allergies I'm totally going to buy it.  
3.) Science Fiction- Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Ender's Game... There aren't even words to describe how happy these make me.
  • Why this doesn't fit:  Filled with war, artificial life, and fake food, they are a far cry from everything I value or want in this world.  I am a hippie (kind of) after all... does it seem to fit to you?

What, if anything, do you do/like that doesn't seem to fit with the rest of your personality?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


while reading I came across this quote:

"In His dealings with us as His children, God does nothing like reaching down and spanking us each time we disobey. Sin has natural consequences, but God bears them with us, redeems them, and works in the secret places of our hearts transforming our beliefs and understanding about Him. Greater obedience results. His graciousness is not permissive, but it is very patient—training yet not demanding."That Mom

[photo by Danny]

*Sorry that I've been MIA... I'm now 27 weeks along with Harmon #3 and sick as ever (seems that I have re-entered the first trimester puking).  I'm hoping to find some energy somewhere and let you all know the thoughts that have been floating around in my head all these months.  Honestly, though, it just feels overwhelming.  At night I mentally write blog posts when I can't sleep... they're really good, trust me, sorry that they never actually make it this far.*