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Growing up is hard to do…

Greek is over for now. I’ll be starting Greek Exegesis in September though.

The packing has begun for the big move. Moving now isn’t like all the times I moved as a student. I’ve got a lot more forms to fill, bills to pay, and boxes to the ceiling of material goods i probably don’t really need.

I scrolled back in my journal a year ago, and noticed I had an entry about becoming another big city local and my disappointment with prevailing conversations of materialism, like what color to paint the walls… well I spent Sunday night doing exactly that.

I wonder if i offended anyone when I first wrote that, because I somewhat feel like i just offended myself. I mean there’s nothing wrong with having a nice place to come home to right? Adulthood sure can seem lame sometimes.

Here are a couple pictures that mean a lot to me, and remind me of simpler days. The first is my ‘lucky sausage’. I got it back in ’95 for free in the mail. It’s a ham sausage with honey that’s been shrinkwrapped, but I never thought it would last this long. For some reason most people I show it off to are disgusted by it. I love it because it reminds me that some of the best things in life really are free, and if you don’t indulge in it all at once, it just might last forever.

The second is my cow-poo keychain. It’s probably 5-6 years old. When i first got it I couldn’t stop squeezing it and pushing my finger in it. But then one summer I left it in the son and the dung just oozed right out next to it. Conversely, it reminds me everytime I passionately get my hands into something, I can’t just suddenly leave it out to dry. Some things you need to just keep pushing at, or else it makes a mess of itself.

I’m throwing them both away. It’s so hard, but I think it’s time to move on…

It’s wierd imaginging Bono sharing the gospel with someone… Liam Gallagher of Oasis sounds like he’s had enough of it. “I’m f**king God. F**k Bono. I don’t need his guidance. He’d talk a glass eye to sleep.” I guess even rock stars get shafted.

Google couldn’t stop with the earth, it’s finally landed on the moon.

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  • *Heathluvsing* July 21, 2005, 9:37 pm

    Wow, it sounds like our families are in a similar position.s We are moving at the end of this month and I have way too much stuff! I remember moving as a student and hating that, but moving when your married is much harder! It also makes me want to have a more simplified life. I can’t imagine if I was a missionary! What would I do with all of it?

  • Anonymous July 26, 2005, 11:49 am

    I bet if we all had a dollar for every celebrity Bono has shared the Gospel with we’d all be able to afford… um… a house the size Bono has.

  • eBrian July 31, 2005, 7:28 am

    Did you seriously throw away your lucky sausage?

    I don’t believe!

  • Lon August 1, 2005, 2:20 pm

    You know what, i actually didn’t. I’m not sure where I packed it, but after blogging about it… i just couldn’t do it. My main motivation after the rant on the sausage was that maybe one day I could use it as a prop in delivering a message on God’s truths…?

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