October 24, 2004

in which i discuss swarming seagulls, the sunday that wasn't sunday and sarcastic 'things i love' lists (coming soon: Piety and the Neo-Calvinist Tradition)

waking this morning:

/begin memory

open eyes dark room alarm alarm alarm
slam clock
silence silence silence
8:40 why is it 8:40 am what class do i have what day is it
it is sunday
church must go to church drive car pool responsibility
except not sunday, it is another cloudy day

/end memory

that's right... it has now been a full 12 days since I have seen the sun. nearly got a chance yesterday, there was a definite bright spot where the sun was behind the clouds... bright enough that i could see a distinct shadow. but today, fog. and seagulls. i'm not up on biology or whatever enough to know how seagulls direct themselves but i'm guessing they orient themselves using the sun. have fun with that suckas... they were definitely flying in circles in the field behind aug hall. either that or they were planning to attack the dorms a la The Birds... oh what a scary movie that was... there were so many seagulls... i was panicking let me tell you

but yes it has been nearly two weeks since i have seen my good friend mr. sun. and it makes me sad, or should i say S.A.D. oh seasonal affective disorder, you bring so much depression into my life.

but do you know what makes me happy? p.h. #8:

Lord, our Lord, your glorious name
all your wondrous works proclaim;
in the heavens with radiant signs
evermore your glory shines.
How great your name!

Lord, our Lord, in all the earth, how great your name!
Yours the name of matchless worth, excellent in all the earth.
How great your name!

Who are we that we should share
in your love and tender care--
raised to an exalted height,
crowned with honour in your sight!
How great your name!...

Oh how i love the grey book... and playing hymns & psalms from it with Kimber playing descant on violin and tal screaming uncontrollably in the background... oh sunday afternoons, except not sunday it is another cloudy day

Right. Number three on the list: the matter of the things I love list... so Jo wrote a list but it's a little bit sarcastic (quite surprising really) and Kimber the anti-sarcasm police responded here and apparently now i'm required to respond (don't ask me why i am never told anything apparently i'm invisible.)

so the list items themselves are Jo's and the comments are Kimber's and the bolded stuff is mine:

1. the LCBO: the LCBO Brampton was one of the most interesting trips of the week, therefore it should be on the real list of favorite things, not the sarcastic list. Here is the reason why:

Number one: it was interesting to look at all the colorful bottles. Timmy found a neat ale Bottle for gayle.

Hmm, no comment... except, I hope gayle is happy with that bottle cuz the beer inside it was SUPER GROSS. I drank it all for you gayle and also cuz i was too dutch to pour it out like Jehan wanted me to... also i'm guessing the ground would reject the nasty beer much like water rejects witches... right moving on then...

Number two: there is an interesting story of what happened in front of the LCBO and i don't mean the time when we decided to make the letters while taking pictures, causing undue suspicion. I mean the time when thug number one dropped a five dollar bill and Claire yelled "hey buddy, you dropped your money!" however, he did not hear her. Therefore, i yelled back "excuse me sir, i think you dropped somehting" doubtless, calling a thug sir would cause anyone to look wondering what in the world is up. Then claire walked over to the thug to give him the money. however, she gave it to thug #2 who was not with thug #1. Thug 2 decides to take the money anyways as thug one stands watching as thug 2 walks into the LCBO without giving the money back. We should have just kept the money.

Do you know how hard it is to make a 'B' with your body for a prolonged time (cuz certain parties were taking too long with the camera... i'm looking at you Katie)...

2. mist: I also believe that this should be on the true list of favorite things. here are some more reasons:

#1: it hides the smog
#2: it has a unique smell...i think it is the smell of hamilton actually.
#3: it keeps us from getting sunburn

I have to say mist is one of my favourite things. Except for when it's misty for FIVE FRIGGIN DAYS. OK ENOUGH ALREADY GOD WE'RE AWARE THAT YOU CAN MAKE MIST AND IT'S REALLY REALLY COOL NOW STOP IT. please.

3. kimber's wall decorations. I actually enjoy my wall decorations, you should too

--They are colorful. many pictures of national parks and nature scenes.
--they hide the white walls
--If you use your imagination, they match my sheets. as in, nothing actually matches brightly colored tie-dye, and nothing matches my massive collage of pictures, so therefore they are in the same category and therefore match
--they used up 2 containers of poster putty. *eh-hem* sticky tack.
--you are a part of these decorations. by that i mean that you are in a number of pictures
--you are just jealous that you are not named after a gun, and therefore cannot hang cool pictures that say "Jo. Get it right the first time" or "Jo. The choice of [Canada's] best"

Well it's okay now that you've cleaned your room. but as you are aware (because you were there), messy room + unmade bed with tie-dye sheets + massive collage on one wall + semi random nature posters = timmy whimpering in fetal position.

4. springy. no couch has ever made me feel so comfortable.

I would like to justify having springy in our living room: there is no other place for it and it gives us more room to sit. yes, i sometimes use it. and it's better than springy the first.

sorry kimber you lose this one. mr springy has a spring the size of my fist in his back and when i sit on dear springy that fist goes right through my back resulting in day-long pain. NOT FUN.

5. hair dye. i ignored you for years, and now you make so very happy and blonde in some spots: you have to admit. Amanda's hair was interesting and added excitement to redeemer life. as for you hair, i think it looks good. it makes it brighter. really.

I'm on both sides here... on one hand i dyed my hair all through high school and it was always reasonably cool... on the other hand i have black hair now and it looks better. And I've seen some sketchy dye jobs recently... amanda's being one. I don't think i'd classify that under 'interesting' so much as the 'train wreck' or 'things not to ask some guy to do for you when you've had a lot to drink'. and thinking about other things that might fit under that category... it's definitely time to move on... ouch

6. dirty bathrooms: They are now clean and the month isn't even over.

yeah when i'd rather go home to my guys dorm to use the washroom... there is a problem. on an unrelated note... the seagulls are back... there are seriously at least 40 or 50 and they're right outside the window, swooping and disappearing into the sunday fog oh wait it is not sunday it is another cloudy day

7. Ontario reform churches: what other churches have great organs and sing such great hymns from the gray psalter hymnal (definitely forgot the p in psalter the first time)

what is this ontario reform you speak of? i assume you mean the crc... oh how i love the crc (that wasn't sarcastic by the way... i really do love the crc)

8. philosophy papers: they may be better than history papers that have to be written....again.

agreed. I don't mind philosophy papers... but then i like philosophy a lot.

9. manual transmission vehicles: they are much easier to speed up with. all the race car drivers have them. It does present a problem, however, when you speed up too fast too often and tehrefore wear down your back tire, but that never happens.

i really really want to learn manual. but i never have. so i can't really comment

10. you tell me: oh i will. yea we sure told her.

ok well i'm off for now. have a good sunday. or if you're dutch reformed, SONTAG (must be capitalized for maximum DUTCH effect). speaking of, i wonder if blogging is allowed OP SONTAG. i guess it's not really labour if you're not following grammatical/punctuation rules eh?...

Posted by Tim at October 24, 2004 03:53 PM | TrackBack

i concure

Posted by: Jo at October 25, 2004 12:58 PM

well timmy, you don't blog very often, but when you do blog you more than make up for the absence.

Anyways i enjoyed this entry. and you should learn how to drive a manual transmission car.

and goodbye fog and seagulls, may you never come back.

Posted by: Kimber at October 26, 2004 01:47 AM
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