Friday, September 06, 2002

The Friday Five

1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why?
Boy. Tough to choose. Right now my biggest pet peeve is refusal of some people to share space with the rest of us. Whether it's sonic space (making irritating noises for no good reason; playing your music so loud thru the headphones that the entire train gets to share your joy) or physical space (like people walking side by side on the sidewalk who don't switch to singlefile when another person is approaching from the opposite direction, forcing said opposite direction person to either be totally rude and run into them, or to leave the sidewalk for the grass, etc--ugh!). Why is this a pet peeve? Because not sharing space is rude!

2. What irritating habits do you have?
Me? Irritating habits? Can't think of any off the bat, but if the enetation comments are working on my site, I'm sure folks who know me can come up with a few.

3. Have you tried to change the irritating habits or just let them be?
I guess I only change my own irritating habits when they become so apparent that they start to irritate me. I mean, it I don't know about them...

4. What grosses you out more than anything else? Why?

5. What one thing can you never see yourself doing that other people do?
I gotta think about this one...

Thought about it. In addition to a nearly innumerable list of sins... the thing I will not do... is... add that icky foofoo fake creamer to my awesomely excellent Starbucks Red Eye!

Thursday, September 05, 2002

Maybe it's something in the air--the hot, soggy air. Maybe its the stress of a new semester--the homework, the lack of sleep. Who knows. All I know is this, I have spent the last couple of days irritated. For no apparent reason. Little stuff, like the weight of my bus pass around my neck, the guy clipping his fingernails this morning on the #4, the unannounced change in staff meal points at BU--all of it grated. To top that, even while I am in the midst of being irritated, I know I am being irritated for no reason--hormones maybe??--I find the knowledge of my irritation not only irritating, but of no help whatsoever in releaving the irritation. I gotta tell ya, this can be a real bummer when you're trying to be... oh what's the word?... oh yeah, nice. So what's a person to do when weather and circumstances and one's very body processes conspire against niceness? Being mean does not seem to be a viable option--not exactly in conformity with WWJD. [By the way, if I see one more WWJD bracelet, necklace, book cover, T-shirt, bible...] The problem remains. I'm done venting for today.

On another topic, we sang in Hebrew class today--kinda cool, though most of the students were rather timid. Greek class was never like this.

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

In a blogging small group I belong to, we are considering how our church/ministry budgets would change if they were passed through the Obligations of the New Covenant (love God, love people, make disciples). What I wonder is whether our church leadership (me included) would have the guts to make the necessary changes, or would we play it safe and continue on the same track as usual.

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

Back from College Briefing, but no time to blog. Maybe tomorrow.