i really haven't written in a while. here goes...
A) i was in a christmas choir at church these last couple months and we performed last sunday. it was a lot of fun. i wish it had been more fun for jess, but i know it was just a bit too much in a generally overwhelming time already (so i understand ;*). we sang a few songs from Handel's Messiah. it was challenging but i really enjoyed it. i've never sang in any choir ever. i think i did a decent job. plus it was another way outlet for meeting/getting to know other people at church. we had our party last night. i made 8 1/2 layer dip. it was pretty sweet. (jesse's recipe ;) )
B) how do you like the new font? does it even show up on your computer? is it easy to read? i never liked the original (Georgia).
C) this is... probably not appropriate but, when i was in church the other day, a random thought popped into my head. perhaps a preface would help... being someone who has had now had sex (like a million times! BOOYAH!) this idea that EVERYone is sexual is rather bizarre. now that i've come to understand how sex is and what it's about, it's very offputting to think that everyone is capabale of this act. it's almost more comfortable to think that you're the only one who's like this. what's more offputting is how this act seems so isolated from "normal" life; it's not something you just immediately relate to people on like eating or pooping or driving or whatever. it's like it's this alter-ego side of everyone that only one other person (for most) sees. and to top it all off, how even MORE offputting is it to know that (for the most part) everyone you meet has probably had or will probably have their mouth on someone else private parts at some point in their life (and vice versa). is that not really weird? it is to me.
D) this christmas has opened up a new line of thinking on our parts (jess and i). i know this isn't some startling revelation or anything but, how did we get like this? who convinced us that material goods were so important on this holiday? i mean, why is it the way it is? and it's really hard to break that mind set we have too, i mean, it's how we were brought up. it's hard to break free from that. we decided to get each other a couple small gifts and then do something bigger for ourselves (in case we're going to spend some money and get pictures developed and put into albums. this whole digital things worries me a bit at times.). on top of that, we just dont have space for didley squat. i'm going to have to get rid of something for every gift i get. we just, we're out of space. i hope nobody bought dudley a second tower.
E) is it just me or does the new Blogger suck at picture posting? what's up with it not resizing a bit? has anyone other than todd switched over?
F) i cashed in on Tower's demise yet again saturday with their 80% off sale. i got the new Heartless Bastards, 2 Four Tet CDs, Maxïmo Park, a Craig Armstrong collection, Psapp, and Clearlake for $27. not bad.
G) i'm excited about this weekend's activities. friday night dinner with the MJ crowd (7pm @ O'Charley's (providence)), jesse's family christmas thing saturday (i'm not really "excited", but it's a good time) and then partying over at the Nash's 8pm Saturday. we haven't seen them in forever. hope to see everyone SOMEwhere.
H) and jesse bought Little Miss Sunshine yesterday!