It's below zero here in Louisiana! Of course, I am using the Centigrade scale, but still, that's cold.
In Honduras, people are anxious when the temperatures are below 60 F. In South Louisiana, we bar the doors and stay inside when the thermometer gets below 40 F. I wonder if I will lose my flip-flop tan, which I cultivated carefully for eight years of living in the land of sandals?
I am trying to not buy lots of stuff since arriving in Gringolandia in July. I came back to the US from Honduras with just a few boxes and my dog, that traveled courtesy of a friend driving from Honduras to Texas. Right now, I have a lawn chair, a reclining chair, a TV and a bed. Oh yes, I bought a used lamp yesterday. And a car, of course. Can't live in the US without a car.
I am singing this song in my head for weeks, It Will Be Alright, by Crispin Schroeder. It's not on Youtube, yet, but you can hear the entire song on Spotify or sample on iTunes. If you are in the area, you can hear the song live tonight in Covington. The song is part of a CD released through Vineyard Music.
Crispin is my pastor, too. He sings, and he speaks. More than that, he thinks. I like this quote featured in last week's church bulletin.
"You can safely assume you've created God in your image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." Anne Lamott
I don't know about you, but I am tired of political ads that focus on who hates
undocumented immigrants, welfare recipients, and criminals more than the other guy. Let's just hate on all of the poor and marginalized? That sounds like what a good government is about, right? Then, we mix in a bit of God in the mix, and suddenly, God hates people. Really?
Okay. Let's laugh a bit. I left a clip from Portlandia. Here's a clip featuring Carrie Brownstein who declares social bankruptcy, deleting all social media accounts, which ends up being a satire of the film, Eternal Sunshine of the Eternal Mind.
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