Saturday, October 2, 2010

Talk Saturday // A Repeat

Life is cyclical. Situations come & go, but inevitably, the same ones always return. We live in a world of repeated action. The stupid rarely grow wise and the penalties for actions reveal themselves again and again.

I could be talking about something political or life-altering. However, as we all well know, I rarely talk about those types of things.

No, no, I'm talking about exegeticals. Back in 2007, I wrote a post on my xanga (it's ok, no one else remembers what a xanga is either):

From April 2007: "It Sounds Like a Cuss Word"'s exegetical time again. My only one for the exegetical semester, but I've put it off 6 days, 21 hours, and 40 minutes and I'll never have to write another one. Ever exegetical again. What will I do with myself? It's kind of a scary exegetical thought.
This one is for Jesus class. 2
exegetical parables: Matthew 25.1-13, the parable of the 10 Virgins (just cause I want to write virgins - ha) and...I have no clue for the second exegetical one. Anybody have any ideas? Help a sistah out.
Why am I playing on
exegetical xanga, when I REALLY ought to be writing? Cause I'm an exegetical slacker, that's why.
One to go! Push ahead! - nope, my
exegetical pep talk to myself isn't working.
Well ya'll....I'll be in the
exegetical library if ya need me...attempting to write.

In re-reading this post from well-over 3 years ago, I realize that at that moment in time, I was certain that I would never write another exegetical again. Yet here I am...three semesters into graduate school, 2 exegeticals behind me, 5 due this semester and an unspecified number beyond that.


Because life is cyclical. And I'm a glutton for punishment.

So today I pose a question: what in your life do you find yourself repeatedly doing that you thought you'd never do again? Are you back in school? Are you dating stupid people? Are you watching Anaconda yet again? (It's just so dang engaging!) Life is cyclical, so what bike do you keep riding?

Happy exegetical Saturday.


Heather said...

Childcare is my exegetical. Everytime I think, "Now I won't have to watch children to maintain a living!", it's only a matter of time before I find myself agreeing to watch a child, working at a daycare, or babysitting 3 elementary aged kids after school. It's not that I don't like kids; I love kids, and maybe that is why I keep ending up here. But I don't think that childcare is something I want to do long term. I know I will love my own kids when I have them, but taking care of other people's kids is draining. The only kids I ever loved babysitting were Josh and Jessica Richards. Cause they were basically perfect. So there you have it: My exegetical.

Sarah Lewie said...

You know what sis, I can see this about you. It makes sense.

And re: Josh & Jess come home and they're here, you'll see just how NOT perfect they are. Yeesh...

We just keep ridin' these bikes...because we're gluttons for punishment. =)