Friday, May 12, 2006

Honk Honk Beep Beep

I'm still a little bummed that I'm not going to the Festival of Homiletics this year, so instead of the festival Friday Five, here is a little thing from Emily's place:

Your Summer Ride is a Beetle Convertible

Fun, funky, and a little bit euro.
You love your summers to be full of style and sun!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Walk to Detroit

A friend and parishoner walked to Detroit this week. From Lansing. For those of you who aren't familiar with Michigan geography, thats roughly 100 miles or so.

Why would someone do this, you might ask? Well, it has to do with a proposed buisness tax cut, his Baptismal Covenant, and how we treat those in need. But don't take my word for it. Matt runs a blog called Michigan Liberal - check it out, read his stories. I think you'll be glad you did.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Friday Five

I'm back from Miami, but swamped in VBS stuff. So, here is the Friday Five instead of a Post with Thought.

1. Favorite birthday cake/ice cream/dessert
When I was a kid, my mom and I used to pick out cakes that you could make in different shapes and decorate to look like stuff. We did a ladybug one that was pretty cool, and a butterfly one.

Mmmm. Ice cream. Thank goodness thats not only for birthdays!

2. Surprise Parties -- have you ever given or received one?
I was at one- a 30th birthday for a seminary classmate. Her mom flew out from a western state as part of the surprise... it was just wonderful. Who knew seminarians could actually pull that off?

3. Favorite birthday present
My guitar. It was a birthday present, oh, 10 years ago or so, and I still love it. We picked out a really good one.

4. What do you think of those candles that won't blow out?
No thanks!

5. Best. birthday. ever.

Probably my 25th. My 24th was two days into seminary, we didn't know anyone, it was a hard day for me. So the next year, Luke threw me a huge blowout party. He actually formed a committee of a couple of my friends. It took up the entire floor of our apartment building, and we invited the entire seminary. We decorated with stuff from the last 25 years, so some people came in 70s disco outfits... It was just wonderful.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Three Days Off

here i am in the place where I come let go-miami
the bass and the sun set low.
Everyday like a mardi gras- everbody party all day
no work- all play, ok

so we sip a liitle something, leave the rest to spill.
me and charlie at the bar running up a high bill
nutin; less than ill when we dress to kill,
and every time the ladies pass they be like "Hi will"

Ya'll feel me
All ages and races,
Real sweet faces, every single nation
Spanish, Hatian, indian jamaican,
Black, White, Cuban or Asian

I only come for 2 days of playing, but every time we come
we always wind up staying.
This the type of town i could spend a few days in,
Miami the city that keeps the roof blazing.

Party in the city where the heat is on.
All night on the beach til the break of dawn
Welcome to miami (bienvenido a miami)
Bouncin' in the club where the heat is on
All night on the beach til the break of dawn.
I'm going to miami, welcome to miami

Today's post brought to you by Luke's business trip, Will Smith, and American Airlines.