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80s, music, and repulsiveness

At the fitness center where I work I will often look up strange questions to ask the members in order to encourage communication and build a sense of community. I visited a website for college resident assistants and found some colorful and intriguing questions. Here are just a few with some of my personal answers. I'm looking forward to reading your responses.

What do you regard as the most repulsive form of music?

I think if someone tried to mix techno and old-fashioned country music it would be pretty repulsive.


What song reminds you most of the 80s?

Hit the Road Jack - when I lived in the 80s, it was a song my mom would sing. A lot of 70s songs remind me of the 80s, because I was living at home and spent a lot of time listening to my mom's 45s.


What is the grossest thing you've ever done in public?

At the middle school where I worked the students mixed together every item on the menu one day and served it to me. Much to the boys (yes, boys) disgust, I ate it and enjoyed…

Consider this...

One of my friends wrote a very nice post about yoga and its purpose. Please take the time to read her thoughts. I'm interested to hear your thoughts.

http://kbsnodgrass.blogspot.com/2007/03/concerns-about-new-age-and-church.html

Book: Cost of Discipleship

I just finished reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "The Cost of Discipleship."
As I am preparing for divinity school in the fall, I thought it might be neat if I start creating a format for reporting on the books that I read. I am sure that this format will evolve over time.

Title: Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Published: 1937 as "Nachfolge"

Reason for Reading: This book has been on my desired reading list for some time. When I learned that my boyfriend and some of his friends were reading it, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon (which is not a common thing for me to do.) I decided to keep it a secret that I was reading it until Valentine's Day. For Valentine's I revealed that I too had decided to pick up the book, so that I could participate in their book discussion.

If I were to re-title the book, I'd name it: "Suffering Saint: Carrying the Image of Christ"

Quotes I would like a response to:

"If we regard sanctificati…

Statue of Limitations

Periodically I'll catch a top news line heading on my homepage that really catches my attention. Headline writing is an art. Anyway, the following headline, caught my attention: "Man Who Sent Apology Sentenced for Rape" (By KRISTEN GELINEAU AP
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. March 15)

I wondered when the apology occured in reference to the court hearing, so I opened the link to the article. It appears that the man charged apologized and was charged fairly recently, whereas the crime he committed occured over 20 years ago in 1984. This brings about the question whether or not a case and conviction can be brought back if it is not dealt with by authorities in a reasonable passing of time.

This also brings about another question about apologies and repentance. Had this man never apologized to this woman, she wouldn't have been able to take him back to court and he wouldn't have had to deal with any legal consequences for his sinful actions. He accepted his punishment and re…
I'm not quite sure how I'm going to unwind after today. I didn't realize how deep the emotions of today's events were until I was talking to my sister about something that had nothing to do about today and tears welled up in my eyes. Is it possible to experience too much of life in one day?

I woke up this morning at 7am, which in many ways was really 6am since the time has come for clocks to "spring forward" an hour. I'm not a morning person, but I handled it okay. Tried to iron my skirt and after much time-delaying struggle discovered the iron was low on water. Then after dressing and preparing for church I discovered that my car windows were buried in thick frost. I quickly borrowed my sister's car and out the door I went.

Drove to the grocery store, ran in and picked up some pizza for a youth event and then off to church I went.

Pulled in at church about 9:05 and discovered that the first service had let out early. I quickly did a pass through all of …