November 11, 2009

This & That...

Lotus Quandry

"Don't Reply to All!"
Firmly went the reply
to all
for the twelfth time
leading someone else to say
"Stop saying 'stop replying to all.'"
"You are more of the problem then the actual emails."
____

Heard one of those magical country songs, on XM Willie's Place, titled "Pearl Snaps" by a Jason Boland. About the constancy over time of pearl-snap shirts, those country shirts of yesteryear:
Cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl-snap shirts
Are two things that stay the same
So when the world starts spinnin' and your head hurts
There's a cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl-snap shirt

Yeah the Shade Tree mechanic is a dinosaur
You can't cuss, you can't smoke or spit on the floor
And don't you hit on a woman 'cause she might sue
You can't buy beer in the state past two

But that cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl-snap shirts
Are two things that stay the same
So when the world starts spinnin' and your head hurts
There's a cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl-snap shirt

Well now Buddha is legal but Jesus ain't
The saints are all sinners and the sinners are saints
And it's not how you play, it's the final score
They don't show M*A*S*H* on the tube anymore

But that cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl-snap shirts
Are two things that stay the same
So when the world starts spinnin' and your head hurts
There's a cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl-snap shirt

Well now your lovers usually leave at the drop of a ring
And Daddy doesn't smile when a mockingbird sings
The kids are in school, but they're all packin' a gun
The losers live forever and the good die young
____

Over the weekend headed south to Cincy to Jungle Jim's mart where I would hunt down exotic beers using only a mild-mannered credit card. Unfortunately there was no Deseret nitro stout for me, even granted that the bottled version could not possibly match the draught version. Also rode bikes as the sun hung by a thread on the horizon. A family member confessed her biblical angst, quoting a former pastor whose words years ago about "not knowing where Jesus was born" (nevermind Matthew & Luke) seemingly resonates with her far more than any other words about Christ he might've said, which only goes to show that we remember only what shocks us. As the Crossan scholars race against each other towards the goal of unbelief, may God's love shock us instead.

4 comments:

sriddle415 said...

Dear TSO,

That first--oh yeah. One day I received something like 260 replies to all that were telling people not to reply to all and then replies to all that apologized for replying to all and telling everyone that they firmly resolved never to sin again. And then others berating the apologies. By the end of day, we must have brought the e-mail server to its knees. Boy, do I sympathize.

shalom,

Steven

Betty Duffy said...

What is this Jungle Jim's phenomenon? I keep hearing about people taking pilgrimages there even from my neck of the woods.

TS said...

Yes it's something else. Anytime you take pictures in a grocery store you know it's not a typical grocery; it's especially good for "foodies". The irony is that it's tem minutes from my parent's house and this was the first time I'd been there.

TS said...

Steven, we ended up with about 18 people replying to all and hurting mail performance. The last one said she was going to go to HR, so I guess that got everybody's attention. I really admire the confidence in his job security of one who wrote, apropos of nothing, "My cat's breath smells like cat food." There's a comedian in every crowd. (And no that wasn't me.)