Friday, April 30, 2004

My heart is so full of love for this community and the people in it. I can't believe that my last Wednesday night service here is over - that's been such a huge part of what I've done here this year. And it was a great service - we had a really good crowd, especially considering it's the last week of classes, and Emily was here to celebrate, and it was great having a priest who not only is really cool but who the community is comfortable with and knows, and we had fun readings and songs, and I made it all the way through my sermon without actually completely losing track of what I was saying, and then we got to eat cake and hang out afterwards! I was completely surprised by the cake/stories/etc. I wrote afterwards in my journal that it was kind of like being at my own funeral, except without the death, because the sitting around telling funny stories about someone part felt like the type of thing you would do at a funeral. Which is not to say that I didn't like it - it was a lot of fun.
And that shot of Cecily falling off the couch had better be on the video for this year. That was the funniest thing I've seen - well, heard - in a while.

Anyway, you guys (by which I guess I mean Ryan and Katy, who might actually read this ;) ) are fantastic. Thank you all, so much, for everything.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Waaah! I don't know what I just hit, but it made my entry go away. Boo.

In any case, it is now a Wednesday night at 7:34 pm (it was 7:30 in the last entry), and despite having two meetings this afternoon, the service booklets have been copied and stuffed, my guitar has been tuned (properly, even), and I have been fed by Rory. Ok, I have fed myself with yummy pasta cooked by Rory. Though I do prefer less red pepper in my spaghetti sauce. At least I think that's what I would have preferred. Also, I am about to fix and print the prayer list, if I can get through this entry this time.
I tell you this, not because you care, but because I believe this to be the only time this semester (possibly this year) that I have been so prepared on a Wednesday night, and it is not likely to happen again. I know this because there is only one more Wednesday night service, and I am preaching at it, thereby eliminating all chance for me to be this prepared by 7:30. Though I do already have next week's priest lined up, and that joy has not happened since about February.
While we're on the topic, if you have any creative ideas about what I should say in my sermon or what texts I should use, please leave me a comment (which, while having previously disappeared, have joyously reappeared) to that effect.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Ok, the thing is - I understand why they limited our signatures. People had signatures that took up three quarters of a screen. But I think 1000 characters would have been a reasonable limit. Or even 500. But 100? you can't even get through some sentences under 100 - and if you want to give someone else credit for the wisdom in your signature you get even less space for content.

So I object.
I do now in fact have comments (and therefore welcome any answers to the previous questions). I am quite proud of having figured out on my own how to add them (not that it was complicated, but still). I have not yet, however, figured out what code to use to make them appear in a different color than the background. Right now they're the purple spot next to the random pink line under the post.
Never fear, blog, I will strive to amend this posthaste.
If I had comments, and if people knew I had a blog, I would ask this question:

Why bother to allow signatures at all if you're going to limit a signature to 100 characters? I mean of course internet signatures, on things like email or the Indigo Girls bulletin board, not the official kind you put on your plastic cards. Those shouldn't be more than 100 characters, really. But the internet kind should really be long enough to allow a decent quotation.

For instance, if a post here only allowed 100 characters, all I would have in this one is:

If I had comments, and if people knew I had a blog, I would ask this question:

Why bother to allow signatures at all if you

That is very little indeed. I am glad, blog, that you do not have a character limit on your posts. Though I believe that if I had comments, there would be a limit of 1000 characters per comment. If I did, I would ask someone like Ryan to confirm this. But I don't have comments.

And therefore, I will not ask either question.
hoorah! I have successfully changed the title and description, and thoroughly rid my blog of ugly colors. For now, I am happy.

I think my next step is to think of that interesting title. Though at least now I know how to change it.

Also to think of something interesting to post here, so that when I let people know about it, there's something here to read.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

It's still not 5:15. But Girly Social Hour is a very imprecise endeavor, and I have made a satisfactory number of changes for one sitting. I can now stand to look at my blog, though I will continue to play with colors.
A post! a post!