Sunday, January 8, 2012

Church

Truly wonderful people at the church I am going to.  I mean, I haven't connected with everyone there - yet - but everyone that I have, well, it's pretty cool.  Susan showed up a few minutes late, no biggies.  She had told me that "all churches are the same" within the same types of churches, which I simply stated my opinion: "Oh no, they are NOT!".

Susan was warmly greeted by numerous individuals, including an older lady who encouraged her to become a part of the family - I mean it was such a genuine offering of love it was amazing.  But, I guess that's what you expect from a sweet, little older lady : )  Susan was astounded by the entire experience, but mostly with the pastor himself. We were leaving after several people introduced themselves to Susan and the pastor came up quickly. Susan asked if he would come to her church, lol, that it was "dead" and he could infuse some motivation into it.

I was a little surprised to find out about a 21 day fast that starts tomorrow.  Lol.  I wasn't prepared for that.  I have done up to something like 10 days fasting, but definitely not 21 days.  I'm gonna have to give that some thought and prayer today and see how I can do that.  This isn't any particular type of fast,  there are many kinds of fasts and we were all urged to seek the Lord and find what He wants us to do.

Well, anyway, Susan had this gift card to Paradise Bakery - I gave it to her for Christmas, lol - she invited me and we went and had a good time eating delicious salads and talking about a wide range of things.  She repeatedly informed me how "good looking" I am, somewhat suggestive to say the least at least from what I read into it - but nothing to get too concerned about.  I am not biting right now.  Interest in finding a mate - yes - interest in rushing into anything with anyone - definitely on the NOT list.  If I am to find anyone, it's going to start out as a friendship first - and that  means no sex involved.

Well, we left the restaurant, I bid her goodbye and headed to the Chinese buffet.  Not to eat again, but because Mark and Lynnette have been feeding me regularly, actually.  I don't ask them for it and I don't really want to take their food - they aren't exactly rich.  But they always say it's cool.  They LOVE the food from this particular Chinese restaurant.  There are 8 buffet tables with all kinds of very good food on it.  Not all soggy and gross like many Chinese buffets.  They have an employee monitoring the buffets at all times and that person calls out - in some form of Chinese - whatever is needed.  The food is made fresh is the point, not gobbs of it made hours in advance and sitting around - getting gooey and nasty.

The point?  It's VERY low-priced compared to any other Chinese restaurant around and considering the quality of the food, it's no wonder that place is doing bustling business every time I go in there.  $3.97 per pound, that's what their take-out costs.  You pick and choose what you want and that's the cost.

Mark is a very picky eater - but he devours all that food whenever I bring it home.  Lynnette the same.  Caleb loves it, too and yes, I have always loved Chinese food, just not the stuff that sits around  for hours or is even served "fresh" but is still quite soggy - YUCK!!

Day winding down.  Weekends never seem to last long enough and then the new work week arrives.  I got a  lot of nothing done this weekend.  I guess the push I forced myself through with the Christmas party and all that I did every day - working after getting off of work in an attempt to get the place "perfect" - sort of took it all out of me.  I am "recovering" from that push.  At the same time, someone I know has "invited" me to work out with him 4 days a week at the gym.  I have not given an answer to that - yet.  That's a lot of working out - but it's always easier when you are doing it with someone else.  The problem is that person lives in Avondale - it's something like 20 - 25 mile drive one way.  Doing that 4 days a week after work is hardly palatable.

However, working out again - is.

G'nite.

ben
Lol, just got done watching a short video of Samuel Jackson scolding whoever owns guns because you "won't put them down".  http://www.takepart.com/video/samuel-l-jackson-blames-you-not-guns   You are, apparently, the problem.  I wonder where America would be right now if this same sort of rhetoric held true 200 years ago.

I don't go around taunting people with my guns - I don't even let people know I have them for the most part.  It's quite amusing to me that a man can stand there saying such when, in reality, he is on the big screen in several movies, seen using guns and threatening people with them.  Not real?  No, it's not, but it makes him like a true, unadulterated hypocrite.  If he REALLY believed that guns are so terribly bad, then he should not have taken roles in movies that basically glorify guns.

It's a nice, cool winter morning and I am headed off to the shower.  Love to take a long, hot shower on weekends when I have time to do it - weekdays it's less than 5 minutes and I am out of it to get pre-work rituals done.

Off to the races!

Dad

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