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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Charlotte would be proud

Spiderweb of thoughts comin atcha

I can’t decide which is better – a Sac, CA morning at about 7am or a Sac, CA evening at about 830pm…tough life out here, lemme tell ya.

The other day Lindsay and I walked into a room somewhere, I cant remember, and she said, “It smells like hotdog water in here.” I lost all composure and laughed hysterically.

Lindsay and I are struggling as to which “home” to call “home”. Wilmore or Sacramento? Friends, familiarity, traffic, and Mongolian BBQ is here but friends, familiarity, humidity, and our bed is out there in Wilmore – can you see the quandary?

I am in awe of how much people have welcomed us back here to Sacramento. Our church family has absolutely LAVISHED us in meals, laughs, and great memories. We are the definition of blessed, no question.

I am stoked to be speaking on a regular basis again. At the same time, after 9 months at Asbury, I have grown to see how precious and delicate the sermon really is. It is such a fragile gift – something that deserves to be handled with extreme care in presenting to the People of God. I love it, I will miss it when we leave.
Sherwood sounds so much better with windows down on a CA night…sorry to say.

It’s weird how we see cars around here and think, “Oh hey, (insert KY friend here) is here!...oh wait, no they’re not *sadface*”

I may come back about 15 pounds heavier as a result of all of the eating out and Starbucks.

Speaking of, did you know that there are 13g of fat and 59g of sugar in a grande chai frappe at Starbucks? More sugar than a Mountain Dew? Crazy.

Age of Love, have you heard/seen this new show? The EPITOME of our American culture these days! Can you imagine the brainstorming sessions of these NBC execs? They have got a recipe for “good TV”, no question. But dude, how low can it go…on NETWORK TV?
½ cup Temptation Island
2 gallons of The Bachelor
Stir ingredients.
Note: When this happens it will begin to smell like every other post-7pm show that mixes attractive women, a contest that I is stretched only to reveal the winner or loser at the end of ANOTHER commercial break, and every other “reality” show. When you begin to smell this rank stench, don’t worry, that is how it is supposed to smell.
Sprinkle Catfights between attractive and shallow women

(quick tangent – how is ANY of this or any other show “reality”??? Are you kidding me, what is real about this guy who has like 12 women ranging in ages from 20-45 after him all AT THE SAME TIME??? This is nothing near reality America! Stop being force fed something that is only feeding the insecurities of your own life. Go out and laugh and cry with someone over a long meal for gosh sakes – that’s REALITY. Share about yourself with no strings attached and with no selfish motives. Listen to others. Grow friendships. Stay up late just talking on someone’s living room floor…this is what puts the REAL in this so called “reality”. – end of tangent)

Wish I could hang out in Wilmore on the 4th of July. I gotta get my Lawnmower Brigade fix at some point.

From Wilmore…or Sacramento, with Love.


Wifey said...

It did smell like hot dog water! Nice blogging cutie cakes! You are a very funny writer. Have a wonderful day writing sermons. Maybe you could even include a funny story about me in one of them. Did you talk about me?

jason said...

Holy buckets!! A post from Jeremiah! Sooooo good to hear some Aja-moments again. I really appreciated what you said about the sermon dude - made me chill-bumped, excited, and convicted.

I have some thoughts on which one is better - Sac or Wilmore. The correct answer is...whatever venue the Schrutes are playing.

Miss you guys the size of Dana's pregnant belly. Lawsons and BBs will observe a moment of all-out illegal fireworks in you and your wifey's honor.

Jeremiah said...

"C'mon you guys, its a school night."
I dont know which i love more, reading a JB blog or reading a JB comment on my own blog...hmmmm.

By the way, be on the lookout for the first sermon of the Sac podcast that has a JB namedrop in the beginning of the sermon. beleevit.

Eric said...

Reality TV smells like hotdog water!! AWESOME post. Thanks for the reminder about the responsibility of bringing God's Word to His people.

Scott & Carissa said...

So fun to "hear from" you! Way to post! We miss you back in Wilmore- drive by your house often! Its still standing but looks lonely!!

KellyLawson22 said...

Okay. Laughed out loud a couple of times while reading this post. I agree with JB's answer about which place is better. But surely it's (sappy comment alert!) wherever you guys happen to be. Of course that just makes life better for everyone around. I know it makes life confusing for you.

Fireworks will DEFINITELY be launched in your's & L's honor. Even though it WILL most definitely be on a school night. And we'll email shots of the Wilmore Lawnmower Brigade. I could probably just send last year's pics, since I'm sure the parade this year will be exactly the same as last year's parade.

Drove by your house last night. Wish the grass would come back to life so Blee could do some mowin'. But your flowers are still gorgeous and the house is still standin. But oops. We let the milk sour in the kitchen. Just kidding. We drank that milk weeks ago. Have you guys really been gone WEEKS? Yuck.

In other news, NE will be going to a baby shower for Baby "Boss" Bosserman at the Richter Scale's house in a couple of weeks. Somehow it just doesn't seem right to go without you, but SOMEONE has to represent the band, right?


Jeremiah said...

Represent sista, represent.


Scott said...

Mmmmmm...sugar is good.

Anna said...

We miss y'all here in Wilmore. I am going to watch Season 1 of the The Office with Julia this weekend. :)

Sarah said...

Sherwood sounds so much better windows down early friday mornings.

Dan Lowe said...

hey mate, how are things with the invisible chicken? hope your summer has been beautiful; i love seeing you on a random basis. it brings smiles to my day...and i need those when i'm stuck in classes in wilmore...

Dan said...

nice tangent on reality shows- of course, this comes from an avid "survivor" watcher. came across your blog at the "web parish" site. hope to see you some on the bball courts!!!

Papa_McF said...

That was probably our house that smelled like hot dog water. Always something whacky going on at the McFaddens!