Monday, February 05, 2007

Just Things

Ordinary Time

Every morning I make coffee using a french press. I usually grind it on the spot. I like it strong, and I'm very particular about this. Today's coffee is Kenyan AA.

Last night we had the Best Super Bowl Party Ever, and I think the only person who paid a bit of attention to the game was Liz. The rest of us ate, drank and played Taboo. Have you played this game? I love it.

Every week day morning, I have to decide whether to make up a reason to go out into the cold, since I don't have a formal "job" that requires I do so. I am invariably more productive if I get out of here at 7:15 and hotfoot it to LTS, but I could read at home.

I'm still working through Mary Margaret Funk's book on John Cassian. Thomas Merton still confuses me.

When I had a clergy internship, Monday was my day off. I still prefer to do laundry on Mondays. And not to have clergy internships.

You may not realize this, but I am even more attractive in person than the photos on my blog suggest.

I'm considering a media fast for the first week of Lent. A certain abbot thinks this is wimpy of me, but hey - that's a long time. I mean, does any of us want me not to blog for the entirety of Lent?

On second thought, consider that a rhetorical question.

Is anybody else thinking of some helpful Lenten disciplines?

7 comments:

Peter said...

No Brussel Sprouts.

Tom Mohan said...

I don't think a week media fast is wimpy, it sounds challenging, especially if it encompasses all media. Perhaps add Fridays in Lent as well? I think silence is an important discipline in Lent - and ideas like an extended media fast are right in line with that and help to focus on the change of heart taking place during this season of grace.

J Hearne said...

I'm giving up Gluten.

maybe something else, too.

Antony said...

He thinks it's wimpy of you? Ha! I bet he ain't gonna do it. ;)

Kyle said...

I'm sure he was kidding. He knows the incredible volume of complaints we'd get if we quit blogging for 40 days!

hahaha

Anonymous said...

merton just scares you, admit it...

haha!

#Debi said...

Perhaps since Merton confuses you, you could have a daily Merton reading and meditate upon what was said in each day's portion. Maybe it would make more sense after 40 days...

Can we play Taboo again--soon? I promise not to do any more voices...