A Post About Nothing. But Maybe a Little Something.

March 3, 2011

Folks,

Wouldn’t it be great if I could sip coffee, clack out some words on Spiff City, and spend all of my days writing blog posts about sipping coffee and clacking out some words on Spiff City? I would love to be a Blogger. I would love it if my resoom said, Professional Blogger of Awesome: March 2011 — Present. I would love it if my work involved me saying absolutely nothing useful about things like Walnut Grove and pipes and evil camera machines.

(As a side note, Spiff City is not doing too well. See:

He operates OK (although he has some issues with Hulu every once in awhile), but overall, he’s having some hinge iss-ues. I could apparently order a new hinge and fix him up, but that would require me to 1. Figure out what kind of hinge to order, 2. Go to the Interwebs and order said hinge, 3. Wait for UPS to deliver the hinge, 4. Stare at the hinge for a long time because I have no idea how to get it onto the computer, 5. Stick the hinge in the drawer after realizing that there’s no way I’ll ever get it onto Spiff City. That whole process seems a bit unnecessary to me, which is why Spiffy remains in his hobbled condition.)

Getting back to the important stuff. How can we help me get rich off of blogging? Pretend that you would care to read a blog about nothing — the Seinfeld of the 21st century — every day. Let’s make it work. Let’s get me some money.

Now that you’ve stopped reading and switched to something half useful, let me give you an update on my day. I have gone to class, I have bought some coffee, I have entered the library with the intention of writing my paper that I can no longer put off, I have turned on my computer, I have checked the Facebooks, I have checked some blogs, I have written a few emails, I have felt the urgent need to look up an article about all the people who are upset about the 2012 Olympic logo (which is apparently a Rorschach test), and I have started working on this incredibly boring blog post in which I whine about how I should apparently be making money for doing absolutely nothing.

In Other News: I think I’m going to do that 30 for 30 challenge, guys! I’m nervous. I’m not sure when I will start it because I need to carefully pick out my 30 items, and lose 14.7 pounds. So, I’ll probably start it sometime in 2015. I’ll let you know, though.

Umm, as I’ve been writing this, I’ve discovered some weird spots on my hand. It’s like four dark dots that form a square. I don’t know what they are. Age spots, spider bites, vampire tooth marks? None of the options sound very good.

Finally, here’s something that may be even slightly interesting. In class today, we were talking about Isaiah and what it means to be a people who attract others to God, people who are a light in the world. We were talking about it first as it related to Israel in the OT and now how it relates to all of us as Christians.

My professor picked up on the theme of light and pointed out something really interesting from Isaiah 9. Basically, at that time the Hebrew nation was divided into two — Israel in the north and Judah in the south. During this time, the northern kingdom of Israel was under threat by the powerful Assyrians (just stick with this, it gets cooler). Isaiah prophecies this destruction that was coming to the northern kingdom, and talks of it in relation to darkness and heavy oppression, like this:

“Distressed and hungry, they will roam through the land; when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. Then they will look toward the earth and see only distress and darkness and fearful gloom, and they will be thrust into utter darkness.” — Isaiah 8:21-22

So, in 734 B.C. the very top part of the northern kingdom of Israel was taken over by the Assyrians. The area that fell was the region of the Galilee — it is where the tribes of Zebulon and Naphtali had settled. It is then, that Isaiah 9 comes into play. Isaiah starts talking about the light that will eventually come back to this dark area:

“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” — Isaiah 9:1-2

It is the Galilee, the area that has fallen first, the area that experienced darkness and heaviness before the rest of the nation, that will also be the first to receive the light. In Galilee the light will dawn and life will be restored.

A town called Nazareth is in the region of the Galilee. A man named Jesus came from that town. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. Amen and amen.

OK, so we got one useful thing out of this post — it is my shining moment; I’m quite proud of myself. So, before I ruin things and get back to discussing things like the geese outside the window, I should be going.

Have a great day, friends. Walk in the light and reflect Him to others.

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7 Responses to “A Post About Nothing. But Maybe a Little Something.”

  1. Denise, I think this challenge would be much easier. and also, thank you for the reminder to walk in the light. I was treading on the dark side this morning after breaking up my boys’ arguments for the hundredth time. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1220464/Could-wear-dress-month-One-woman-did-changed-way-thinks-clothes-forever.html

  2. denisemorris said

    Kerry, that’s so interesting! I think I’d have a hard time wearing the same thing for that long. It’s cool, though. I just like that it gets you thinking in a different way.

    Sorry about the boys. Make them take a five-mile hike in the cold. Maybe that will sober them up. 😉

  3. Micah said

    Doge,
    That was some seriously entertaining rambling. I love it when you have a paper due and just blog instead. Makes my day so much better.
    Yours always,
    Blue Screen

  4. denisemorris said

    Doge, maybe I should just accept the broken hinge as something I like. I love that broken hinge. It is also my doge.

  5. denisemorris said

    Of course cool.

  6. […] I am sipping coffee and clacking out words on Spiff City. Just thought you should know. […]

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