Tuesday, April 05, 2005

What do you do when Yahoo Mail goes down and you can't check your email?

Well that's the first time that has happend, so I'll go ahead and follow through on the inspiration from Katherine's recent blog about unconventional (or wonderfully conventional) things that have happened to her by re-creating her own creativity with my own stuff. (ON a seperate webpage, I'm checking up on Matt Jone's prospects in the upcoming NFL draft--he made waves at the NFL combine when he ran a 4.37 40. We knew you could do it Matt!) I suppose this exercise is a bit of stream of consciousness--with a time limit, b/c I have 15 minutes to get out of the computer lab.
1. As you can see from that, I'm a Arkansas Razorback football fan. I don't know of many progressive Christians who are football fans except for Katherine--she's a Browns fan. Being a Hogs fan is an Arkansas version of being a Browns fan. Why don't many progressive Xians like football?
2. I've had a verbal exchange with Bruce Springsteen. I told him that my girlfriend at the time (who was standing next to me) had a crush on him. He said, "Well...I think I've got a crush on her too!" She had idolized the Boss since age 5 or so, so it made her life.
3. I tried surfing in Santa Barbara but couldn't really get up on a wave very well. But I have an intense desire to try again, especially after seeing Step into Liquid.
4. One time as a boy scout I boiled a frog and ate it on a "Wilderness survival" merit badge camp out. Actually, a group of us boiled it and I only had a bite off its leg. Turns out, the scout leaders had gotten a birthday cake for one of the scouts and had it for us that night, so it wasn't like I was going to starve or anything.
5. I've played golf on a really nice golf course on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina.
6. I visited NYC in August of 2001 and wanted to go up in the WTC, but we didn't have time. My wife said, "Don't worry, we'll go next time we're in NYC." I guess not.
7. I think Cool Hand Luke is one of the most beautiful movies in the world. And Paul Newman is devilishly handsome. I wish I were as handsome as Paul Newman.
8. There's nothing like the sound of frogs and crickets singing through an open screen window as you're falling asleep. That's something I haven't heard in 3 years, and soon I'll hear them again.
9. I'm reading Ecclesiastes, and have used the phrase in the past week, "There's nothing new under the sun." I'm writing my term paper on the "Silver Cord." It's mysterious.

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