Archive for November, 2010

I have never been a fan of Christmas. When I was home for Thanksgiving my mom asked me what my favorite Christmas tradition is. I replied honestly that I did not have a favorite tradition because I don’t really like Christmas. I don’t remember a time when I really liked Christmas and I don’t know why this is the case. Still, this part of my personality, personal taste, life etc. has always bothered me. Shouldn’t I be absolutely in love with a holiday that commemorates the birth of Christ? It really is absurd that I don’t like Christmas.

Yesterday marked the first day of the new liturgical year and the beginning of Advent, our anxious waiting for the birth of Christ. For four weeks the Church will be reading, praying, and singing our way to the birth of Christ. This is a pretty exciting time and I intend to get in on the action this year. I am determined to get excited.

A passage from today’s Old Testament reading stood out to me.

Wash yourselves;
make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your doings
from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
learn to do good;
seek justice,
rescue the oppressed,
defend the orphan,
plead for the widow.

I think this stands out to me because it implies action. Not only are we anxiously waiting for the birth of Christ but we are anxiously preparing for his arrival by learning to do what Christ does through loving othe


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Today I had one of my wisdom teeth pulled, in order to rest I watched this movie. It is a brilliant portrayal of hermaphroditism and a wonderful commentary on gender. I recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in gender issues. Also, it is available for instant play on Netflix so you should definitely check it out.

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My friend found this video this morning. I’m sure it is pretty popular but I am new to this artist so I am sharing it…

You can find more Oren Lavie stuff here

I might watch this a million more times…

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this is what I feel like today, no joke…

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the day has come

The publishing date of Tree of Codes that is… soon I will hold my beloved in my hands. The only sad thing about the fact that it is on amazon is that I could have paid half the amount I paid.

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dear raccoons,

you are not cute, we do not like you, we especially hate your taste for our garbage.



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for laura

in honor of your 22nd birthday… I wish I could have given you this schnooge.

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