Merry Christmas to all, and to me a good night...it's 16 minutes to Christmas and i can't make myself go to bed. i'm working at the sph tonight and all is quiet. i couldn't again find the photo that made my life complete, so this took a close second. i actually have these cups, but unfortunately the hats are painted boring old red. i prefer the pink, as with much in my life. well, i've just been spending my days at the hospital, (and evenings with some new friends who moved up from california...i have been having a great time with them and rael and all the silliness she brings.) cramming in the time so i can head to louisville this wednesday. i was excited to learn that we will be spending a night in st.louis. maybe i can laugh at some saxophones there. but it beats the heck out of some no-name sodak town we're staying in the first night. blah blah. anyhoo, i really must try and slumber, since i work at the hospital at 6. hope all of your holidays are bright.
of all the flickered (flickred?:) photos of louisville, this is the one that stuck out to me the most. i think i might make it a destination point, in fact, when we go there. if the rest of the entourage is game, that is. i am really excited to go. it'll be a first for me, going to "the south", albeit not the DEEP south, and al-not-be-it the southwest, which i don't think counts as "the south." nevertheless it's the southest, and the southernest i'll have been thus far, notwithstanding the aforementioned southwest. that might be a record usage of, what do you call them? compound words? (fishing for lance:) cheers!
just happened upon this pic while browsing and i have to say...this might be the nicest picture i've ever seen of tryna. well, the surroundings don't hurt. but it is really nice. i got to spend a lovely evening with her last night, along with faith, her brother john, her dad, chris, rael, tina and suzie, for the first time in a long time. it was just a good, old-fashioned evening of togetherness thanks to faith and her family. what a blessing.
well the funny part is, i think they thought they were being tongue-in-cheek by putting "pusho" on their garbage door, but something tells me the misplaced en-yay (sic) was unintentional. oh boy. i guess that's what we get for trying to be cultured in montana.
here's to titanium sporks! the greatest invention according to dave. speaking of dave, where has he gone? i think maybe he fell into some vat back in the kitchen of the m.c. and never got out. i don't think i've seen him since...dare i say? summer bible study? my gosh, boy. get outta the ceramics lab. but i know a few people who would agree with him about this utensil.
oh man, it took me a good 5 minutes to settle on a title for this blog entry. i had forgotten about this pic (and that i meant to blog it promptly) until i saw rael's pics last night from this trip. for the record, this was not mr. b's truck, beer, or deer. but it WAS his sneer. rachael's picture is funny because, as she says, "he looks all pastoral," posing, smiling by the kill. but there's something amusing about this one too.
well i guess this pic is in celebration of the last bible study of the year? fail to see the connection? well, a few weeks ago a gaggle of us made a road trip to great falls and butte with "the director" (ala krysty kay) to speak in some churches. as it turned out, mine and rachael's bible study (save for faith) ended up riding home together and, upon going to visit my friend bryan, happened upon these signs. they were found in butte, nay, walkerville, aka the top of the hill in butte. i just couldn't let the opportunity pass by despite the cold and wind and fear of the impending danger of the ghetto. it really is the tijuana of montana, i must say. surpassed in stray dogs only, perhaps, by browning.
this blog is dedicated to my friend fawn. she has lovingly been nicknamed "fahven" after a polish border guard mispronounced her name this summer on our missions trip, where we met. this girl has a penchant for getting herself into embarrassing situations. they would be funny if they happened to anyone else, but because she is so shy, it makes them ten times funnier. her latest episode happened in a long-distance communications class where the teacher asked a few people how often they go to the dentist. the first girl answered "twice a year," but fahven hadn't been in 5 years so when he asked her, without thinking, she answered "once every 5 years." she said the whole class and the teacher just stared at her for 5 seconds, silently. then the teacher said, "yeah, you should probably look into that." i don't know how she'll feel about me blogging this to the whole cyber world, but it sure made me smile.