Thursday, January 29, 2009

Talk Thursday // Today

Yikes! It's 9.38 pm PST and I'm just now getting home and getting to Talk Thursday! This is my favorite day of the week and I almost missed it! But even for you Midwesterners I still made the cut. (Sorry East Coast - I failed you.)

Since our Talk Thursday is almost over, what was the best part of your day today?

Mine was meeting the newest addition to Veritas church - Addison Reynolds. She still looks kind of like an alien mixed with a Sharpei, but I like her. 

That or the crab mac 'n cheese from Twist in Belltown. It could be a toss-up. 

What was yours?

Monday, January 26, 2009

I Googled Myself

It's obvious you've reached the status of "nothing" when you google your name and nothing about you comes up.

There are approximately 14 million webpages concerning "Sarah Lewis'" and not a one of them are me.

Wow...that'll put your life into some perspective, no?

Do you Google yourself?
What does Google have to say about you?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Deuteronomy 25.11

The Bible is weird. For those of you who haven't read it, it's weirdness is probably what is keeping you away. For those of you who have, you know what I'm talking about. 

There are some weird things happening all throughout the pages of Scripture - things we can't even begin to get our minds around (Judges 19, anyone?)

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is called a "sundry law" which states that "If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity." (Deut. 25.11)
(thank you for the visual aids, TheBrickTestament)

Why is this my favorite? I don't know. But I like to use it as a threat. Until I remember that the retaliation is that my hand will be cut off...

Still! Stuff like this is in the Bible! Mixed in there with Moses and the temple and Jesus! Why, even in the Ancient NearEast, with the Hebrew people, would this have even been an issue?! I honestly don't know. 

How utterly strange. 

And how wonderfully fascinating. 

Man, the Bible is weirdly cool!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Talk Thursday//Memories

In an attempt to get to know my reading audience, riddle me this, riddle me that:

What is your favorite memory? Ever. 

I'll share. It's a little personal, so beware. =)

A friend (who shall remain nameless) and I were driving back from Kansas City one Spring Break day and since the vehicle we were occupying did not have a radio or tape deck for the iPod, we decided to sing hymns the whole way from KC to Bolivar - about a 2.5 hour drive. It was very sweet and wonderful and I really like that memory. 

So, come on...tell me yours. Let's share. 

(And two cool points for the person who points out the connection between the picture & the topic! Go!)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Can You Use That In A Sentence, Please?


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verb, -nat⋅ed, -nat⋅ing.
–verb (used without object) defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
–verb (used with object) put off till another day or time; defer; delay.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Talk Thursday // The Boob Tube

I never thought I was one of "those" people whose life revolved around TV. Yes, I have my shows, but wouldn't stress if I had to catch them later online. 

However, over the last several months I have found myself balking at plans that take place during my shows. Sometimes even refusing to answer phone calls when I'm watching. I used to chalk this up to the fact that my sister and I had a standing date for these things and I didn't want to cut into time with her. Yet again, I was wrong. It's me. And it's the TV. 

So, fess up people. What shows are you addicted to? If you say "none", pray. Because we all know you're lying. Then you can come back and tell us. Or leave an anonymous comment. That way we can't judge you. =)

I'll be real: my shows are currently "How I Met Your Mother" (Mondays @ 8.30/7.30c), "NCIS" (Tuesdays @ 9.00/8.00c), & "The Office" (Thursdays @ 9.00/8.00c). But if I could, I would also watch "The Colbert Report" (because I love him). I'm waiting for "Make Me a Supermodel" to return & I will most likely get hooked on "American Idol" again this season. 

Monday, January 12, 2009

Off to School, Mom!

My first day of graduate school. I was ready!


Water of smartness...check!

The ability to read...check!

What eluded me was the ability to find single men at seminary. THIS IS WHY I CHOSE A NON-DENOMINATIONAL SEMINARY PEOPLE!

Jason Segel or Justin Timberlake, I know you're both single. If you just happen to be studying at Multnomah Biblical Seminary, I would gladly let you buy my dinner. Gladly. 

Ahhh...the life of an SBU grad who didn't get her ring by spring; she was forced to go to seminary. I freaking want my $$ back....


Saturday, January 10, 2009

I'm a Jerk

December came in with record-breaking snowfalls for Western Washington. January came in with record-breaking rainfall for Western Washington. It rained so much here that rivers crested and they had to close down 2o miles of I-5 due to flooding.

My first thought? How am I going to get down to school? This is so unfair.

People have lost homes and businesses under feet of water; the state was backed up with trucks who couldn't deliver their loads; some people missed incredibly poignant events because of the rainfall. 

And that was my first thought. 

It's amazing what a little perspective will do...

I'm a jerk.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Nothing Makes Senses

Apart from celebrating the wedding of two of my dearest friends and spending glorious time with several more wonderful and dear friends, this was probably the highlight of my trip to Mississippi:

Ahhh...I love the South. 

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Talk Thursday // Superheroes

It's a bird! It's a plane! 

Well, either way, it's pretty awesome. 

Which superhero would you choose to be? Why?

I'd totally be the chick version of Superman. Flying abilities & X-ray vision? Thank you VERY much. =) Or Storm. Cause she was hot. Wonder Woman wore entirely too little.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh the Irony

Freaking terrorists have made it impossible for regular people to carry toothpaste or Red Diamond Sweet Tea onto a plane. 

And yet the irony is that there are some airports that have no problem allowing sharps containers to hang on the walls of their restrooms. WTF?? 

Don't get me wrong...I don't want insulin-dependent people to die; I'm not evil. But seriously, people. NEEDLES - - SWEET TEA. Where's the justice? 

I love the consistency in our International Airports. 

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Talk Thursday // Happy New Year!


Since we all do it and everyone always wants to know and I just love cliches on this blog, let's hear 'em! 

What are your resolutions for 2009? 

(And if you don't say pray more, read your Bible more and love sweet little Baby Jesus more, here's to wishing you a happy new year, you pagan. =) )