A Little Bit of This. Oh, and Also, That.

September 16, 2009

Where have I been all my life? I have not blogged in ages. Ages, people! So, as a result of all of the letters I’ve been getting in the mail lately, pleading with me to please start blogging again, I’ve decided to write you a nice little post. I’ve also decided to quit sending myself letters in the mail.

Let’s see, what’s happened lately? I went to Steve and Ginna’s wedding in Fargo, North Dakota. Aren’t they sweet?

steveandginna

I also got to see my mom, grandma and grandpa while I was there. I would post a picture of that, but I didn’t take any because my mom and I were too busy walking around Target and telling each other secrets. That’s about what we like to do when we get together.

I also got to go to my friend Suzanne’s wedding, which was awesome. She got married at a really cool horse farm–it was delightful. Here we are being cutsey at the wedding.

wedding

I’ve attended my second grad school class. Is it bad that I spent most of it keeping track of how many times my curious friend spoke up during class? I think I’ll call him
Whiskers.

Whiskers was actually much more well behaved than I expected. He did walk into the classroom in the middle of asking someone a question about the quiz we had to take. And then he did ask a question of the professor during the middle of the quiz. And he asked a few during break time as well. But there were only one or two during the actual lecture, which I thought was pretty impressive.

Also, who forgot to tell me that “The Office” premieres this week? I had no clue! Have there been previews and such on NBC? This shocker is causing me to rethink my priorities. I’ve obviously not been watching enough TV lately, so I’m going to have to work on that.

I have managed to keep up on some media, though. This past weekend I saw the movie 500 Days of Summer which I loved. It stars the kid from “3rd Rock from the Sun” and the girl from Elf, otherwise known as Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. (What kind of name is that, Zooey? Did your parents like J.D. Salinger? So do I! Let’s be friends.) I loved the style of the director, I loved the clothes, and I loved the plot — it’s not your typical romantic comedy. Also, it was hilarious. Like a ninja.

I turned 27 recently, so naturally, on my birthday I looked up Jewish birthday traditions. I need psychiatric help. But I did find something cool.

Jews have a yearly Psalm based on how old they are. You take your age plus 1. So, since I am entering my 28th year, I am supposed to memorize Psalm 28 and then recite it every day this year. So far, I’ve not memorized it, but I have been reading it. I like it.

Not only do I think it has some good advice/warning/hope for this year, but verse seven is one of my favorite verses ever. I memorized it a long time ago when I was feeling super depressed as I started college. I would repeat it to myself whenever I was feeling down. Anyhoo, here’s the whole Psalm so you can see what I plan to read/recite this year.

To you I call, O LORD my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who have gone down to the pit.

Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts. Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back upon them what they deserve. Since they show no regard for the works of the LORD and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.

Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trust in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Save your people and bless you inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Good times. My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. What’s your Psalm for this year??

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4 Responses to “A Little Bit of This. Oh, and Also, That.”

  1. Rebekah Largent said

    I love that Psalm of the year tradition! Since I’m an old fart, my Psalm is chapter 29. Yep, 29.

    As always, I love your blogs!:)

  2. Alecia said

    Thank you for reminding me that I am so old. It’s now time to go and take a very long nap in my garage. Shalom.

    But also, Harry Carey quacks me up! It’s really the only thing keeping me from my nap today.

  3. Suzanne said

    Thanks for the hat tip to my wedding. Cute picture! Oh, and I’m sorry to hear about your thumb!

  4. […] Whiskers is going to my church! In case you don’t remember, Whiskers is the guy who asked two or seventy questions in one of my grad school classes at Denver Seminary. He’s curious, like a cat. […]

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