Saturday, May 31, 2008

...There are always those who take it upon themselves to defend God, as if Ultimate Reality, as if the sustaining frame of existence, were something weak and helpless. These people walk by a widow deformed by leprosy begging for a few paise, walk by children dressed in rags living in the street, and they think, "Business as usual." But if they perceive a slight against God, it is a different story. Their faces go red, their chests heave mightily, they sputter angry words. The degree of their indignation is astonishing. Their resolve is frightening.

These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended. not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart. Meanwhile, the lot of widows and homeless children is very hard, and it is to their defence, not God's, that the self-righteous should rush.

-yann martel, the life of pi

Friday, May 30, 2008

happy sex and the city day!

I'm not seeing it today, though, I'm seeing it tomorrow, hopefully a matinee, and hopefully with some of my best girls...

and, best girls, if you read this, let me just publicly announce that I don't think we should have slumber parties on weeknights anymore. this girl can't do her job well post-sleepover.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

my internet explorer feed-reader broke a couple of weeks ago, which was kind of tragic.

I recently (as in, last night) switched over to google reader, and now I am playing catch-up with all of my favorite sites...

...including the sartorialist. I could just eat this guy's photographs. he has such a great eye. and, though upon first glance I might not strike you as fashion-obsessed (I'm not, actually, plus, it's not really my 'spiritual gift'), I can't say that this blog hasn't influenced my personal, uh, style...

Monday, May 19, 2008

blog games

The Rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Richard's questions:
1. The first question you would ask Jesus in an interview.
2. A tall, dark, and reasonably not unattractive man you thought was going to be a monk shows up at your door with flowers and asks you on a date. Rejection #48,752?
3. Obama vs. FDR. Who wins your vote?
4. Why aren’t you Catholic yet?
5. One book you couldn’t live without if you only had one book for the rest of your life.

Sara's Answers:
1. I would ask Jesus for very explicit instructions on exactly how I am to serve Him and other people...a play-by-play would be nice. Then He would say "yeah right, sucka."
2. No, rejection number 4 or so. And I would say, "Reeeally?? Well, I don't think it would really work out...God will probably make you happier than I ever could."
3. Obama is alive, and I love him, so he wins.
4. Because the Catholic church is a bit too patriarchal and institutionalized for my liking. But I really, really do like lots of things about Catholicism, and I certainly do like lots of Catholics. For now, I am satisfied with having adopted some of the great theology, traditions, and social teachings of Catholics. yeah??
5. What a terrible existence that would be! But if that were the case, I would have to say...the Bible.

the tragic thing about springtime...

…is that, after being shut in for the last several months because it has been SO COLD for SO LONG, it’s absolutely beautiful outside…

…and I find myself being shut in by necessity, as my allergies are maybe worse than ever.

tragic!

I have embarked on a new (hopefully more natural) regimen that a little bird prescribed to me: eating local honey every day (supposedly increases my immunity to local allergens) and using a neti pot. If you don’t know what that is, I suggest that you look it up, because it’s kind of weird and I don’t feel like describing it.

So, that’s what I’m doing for my natural remedy…and…eating lots of things like Claritin, Mucinex, and Sudafed PE Sinus Headache. (sigh.) :) until my natural remedy starts working. Hopefully, soon, I will be able to open the doors and windows and play in the park…

Saturday, May 3, 2008

shoutouts

today I would like to shoutout to:

* My friend Brent recommended "a walk on the westside", which I hadn't even heard of prior to last evening. It was the most fun I'd had in a long time, and I saw a handful of really great people (some that I hadn't seen in years). And, it reminded me of how much I love Kansas City. Music and men in drag. On the Westside. Oh man!

* Radiohead (who I will be seeing in a couple of weeks, are spinning at this moment on the 'pod, and are my FAVORITE BAND EVER) are committing to changing the way that they tour to reduce their carbon footprint. I mean, seriously. I didn't think I could love them any more...but they never cease to amaze me...<3

* Excedrin Migraine. Earlier this evening, I had the worst headache of my entire life. After a trip to Walgreen's and about 35 minutes, I was able to lie on the couch with my eyes open and watch a couple of episodes of Sex & the City. awesome.

that's all for today...