Monday, June 20, 2005

The Vanishing Game

I will be married on Friday to the man of my dreams. On Sunday he and I will head to Maui on our honeymoon. Then a week later we will fly back and drive down to our apartment in Indiana.

Those of you who know me will see me this week at least until I leave from my wedding. To those of you who read my blog, whether you know me in real life or just on the computer, you will not see a new post on here until I come back.

I will vanish for almost two weeks, because who wants to keep up with a weekly couple of posts right after their wedding anyway?

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Foley tagged me, so I have to answer this charge. This is hardly a political thought, but you know me, I can make anything into politics. Why, the other day Craig and I were discussing whether or not Shakespeare was anti-semitic (watching The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino). Craig thought Shakespeare was not, and I thought that everyone at that time was. Then I remembered my Shakespeare on politics class. And I commented, "He might not have been anti-semitic considering his uncommon understanding of politics," or something like that. Shakespeare is so deeply political that all I see in his writing anymore is the political . . .

Anyway, for the tagging!

"Things you enjoy, even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make a list,post it to your journal... and then tag 5 friends and ask them to post it to theirs."

1. Reading my Bible and/or praying. Just thinking about God and everything He has done usually lowers my stress level.

2. Being near Craig, or hearing his voice.

3. Reading politics. Studying politics. Thinking politics. Writing politics. Talking politics. This also puts me into a heightened mode, so I do not notice that people around me are bored sick.

4. Writing in general. I am working on one epic and one novel. Those really help when I am stressed.

5. Hanging out with my awesome friends. Laughing with friends is especially relaxing.

Now I am going to tag people to answer this question. I want to tag Craig, Maria, Alexandra, and Finn & Joe. If you are my friend, or read my blog, and would want to be tagged, then consider yourself tagged and respond accordingly.

Friday, June 10, 2005

A Moment of Quiet. . .

. . . and a thought:

"'Is it true that one man can take upon himself the sin of another? Can he save him that way? Is it really true?'"
"'Yes. If the sinner will accept salvation, it is true."
. . .
"'The man who is the cause of the suffering can be saved by the man who bears it, if the tortured man for love's sake takes the sin upon himself together with the pain. That's the way it is. It is quite simple, if the sinner for love's sake will accept his salvation.'"

~Elizabeth Goudge, The Child From the Sea, (New York: Pyramid Communications, Inc., 1971), pp. 264-5

(Only a poli-sci major would cite a source in Chicago Manual style after quoting a very good book. Anyways, that quotation just reminded me of someone who did bear the sin and the pain "for love's sake.")

Friday, June 03, 2005

I'm a Monster!

I took a political quiz called Determine Your Political Philosophy. It says this is what I am:
  • My #1 result for the selector, POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY--determine your philosophy, is Left-wing Neoliberal (Clinton)

    Fortunately for it after putting five different types of liberal in there my sixth was this:

  • My #6 result for the selector, POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY--determine your philosophy, is Right-wing Neoliberal (Thatcher)

    There had to be something seriously wrong with that quiz. The answers I gave it were definitely not the liberal answers and it labeled me five different kinds of liberal. Either that test was totally off or I am a total misfit and my true liberal streak will soon show itself. Noooooo! I cannot even comprehend such a thought! It can't be, I can't be liberal!

    Stupid personality quizes. I refuse to take another one from that company.