Archive for January, 2006
Letters Burned In My Mind
Posted by on January 31st, 2006, at 12:27pm

This is your daily dose of poison. I’ll spare you and not talk too much. The main content of this today will be a song titled “Embers and Envelopes” (Lyrics) by Mae from their 2003 debut album “Destination: Beautiful.”

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All About Mae:
What is Mae?
WikiPedia entry
The Everglow – Mae’s fantastic 2005 release
PureVolume: Mae
MySpace: Mae
AOL Music: Mae – watch their music video for “Suspension”

Eat More Burritos
Posted by on January 30th, 2006, at 1:28pm

Go to Chipotle a lot, please. No, not the website; the burrito place. Your overconsumption of giant burritos now plays a roll in my future financial success as I recently purchased a few stock shares of the glorious burrito making company (they just started trading a couple weeks ago). I guarantee it tastes better, or at least more normal, than the bachelortilla.

If not for the burritos, do it for me.

The Bachelortilla
Posted by on January 26th, 2006, at 9:14pm

Recipe for the Bachelortilla
• cooked beef-flavored ramen noodles w/ chunks of canned chicken
• tortilla
• shredded cheese

Directions: Add ramen noodles (make sure they’re cooked or this will crunch) w/ chicken chunks to tortilla. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Fold tortilla and microwave till cheese melts (depends on microwave, but mine took about a minute). Eat and enjoy! You know you will. Oh, yeah! Seriously, it’s got cheese, enjoy it.

Sand Will Cover You
Posted by on January 26th, 2006, at 9:38am

“the towers that shoulder your pride
the words you’ve written in stone
sand will cover them, sand will cover you
the streets that suffer your name
your very flesh and your bones
sand will cover them, sand will cover you

so put your faith in more than steel
don’t store your treasures up, with moth and rust
where thieves break in and steal
pull the fangs from out your heel
we live in but a shadow of the real

step out from time, see the dust of nations
step out from time, hear the stars ovation

Saturn will not sleep, until the sand has made us clean
still we stack our stones and bury what we can
but it all will be undone, and nothing built under the sun
will ever stand before the endless march of sand

so put your faith in more than steel
don’t store your treasures up, with moth and rust
where thieves break in and steal
pull the fangs from out your heel
we live in but a shadow of the real

so put your faith in more than steel
don’t store your treasures up, with moth and rust
where thieves break in and steal
pull the fangs from out your heel
we live in but a shadow of the real (Source)”

Thrice – Of Dust and Nations

Sand will cover me, sand will cover you. So while we’re here, do something that matters. Find the real values — the treasures that will follow you beyond death.

Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” He also said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to [God] the Father except through me.” He is the true way to life. The only way to God. (John 14)

Forget whatever you believe that holds you back from investing all you have in this truth. Atheism doesn’t need or want you — your arguments may be interesting and well-constructed, but they serve nothing when you’re dust. Faith in God is not a manyfold path; Jesus says he’s the only way to God, and he meant it. Forget what the Christians say — our words matter not, but the words of God and the words of Christ will get you somewhere other than down-and-out, somewhere other than depressed, something better than despair. And for those of you holding back what you do have — let go of the dirt, the mud, your favorite sins. Let go and listen to truth, listen to God, listen and live.

Hope.

Sand will cover you, but sand is not the climax, it’s not the end — faith leads us beyond.

New Hope is Born Every Second
Posted by on January 20th, 2006, at 11:09am

New hopes are born all the time. How many of them last? How many of them fade away? How much hope is realized in the fullest?

I don’t know. All I know is for whatever reason, I’ve decided to start feeling hopeful again. However, this hope brings fear as well. When I don’t hope, it’s easier not to fear because I don’t think about what I could lose.

Seeing my friends this past weekend was great. For some reason, heading back to the midwest/heartland reminds me that there’s more to life than just myself. This is good. Though not the point, this ends up stirring me to analyze other people, their lives, and their problems instead of my own. That’s how it goes, but I enjoy a nice vacation from my self-established boundries and watching other people live in theirs.

We all live, breathe, love, hurt, sing, laugh, cry, scream, hope, despair, and die. We are “…the all-singing, all-dancing crap of this world.” This is what what we’ve got so live with it before you die with it.

I’m trying to be cheerful here, so deal with it.