It’s been a while, and I apologize for that (to the two readers who actually care – you know who you are). I’ve been super busy, for one, and for two, I haven’t felt all that effervescent and clever. That usually makes for some pretty “blah” blogging, as you can tell from some of my older entries… “Gee I have a migraine again” or, ” I hope I’m not getting sick” Not very interesting, I’m afraid.
So here are a few snippets of things that have occupied/amused me in the past few days that I thought I’d share with you:
1. I saw some real Gideons. They were giving out tiny green Bibles on campus on Tuesday. The tiny Bible has the New Testament, and also Proverbs and Psalms. It’s like a “best of” compilation…all the important Jesus stuff plus all the highly quotable and frequently quoted stuff. The man handed it to me and said, “Keys to the kingdom?” I thanked him and smiled. Later, walking to a class, I saw one of the tiny green Bibles on the ground in Schafer Court. Its cover was slightly crumpled. That made me sad. I picked it up (it was slightly sticky) and carried it to my next class, and put it on a bookshelf in the conference room. There. That was better.
Incidentally, I’d like to admit freely that in retrospect I really wanted the Gideons to be wearing fezzes.
2. Speaking of fezzes, Hubs and I went to the Pork Festival at RIR a few weekends ago. I was DD, because the guys fully intended on abusing the “all you can drink” portion of the event. Hubs didn’t really believe it was “all you can drink” and hightailed it over to the beer truck asking the attendant “can I really come back as many times as I want?” to which she replied, “Yep.” He wasn’t so much asking for himself, but for our friends who might have incited a riot if told that there was a minimum. Hubs didn’t get housed, but friends got pretty toasty and sang hymns on the way back to the car (which, even with me sober, took 20 minutes to find).
Right. Fezzes. The Pork Festival was put on by the Acca Temple, who are Shriners. I was expecting lots of fezzes and maybe even some tiny cars. I was truly hoping for the opportunity to ask a Shriner where they buy their tiny cars. Do they come in kits? This is a question that I’ve wondered about for a long time. Alas, there were only two Dudes in Fezzes and no tiny cars.
This tiny picture represents my very favorite part of the festival. These guys are the Acca Temple Country Western Band. As you see, the upright bass player is one of the two fez-wearers I could find. They were awesome. I would seriously go to a Shriner event to see them play again. I want to write them up on that Richmond website I write for.
So that’s just two, Folks. I have to go finish this crazy project I’m working on (crazy because I got WAY too in depth on it) and then write some articles, go make copies of the crazy presentation, and head myself down to VCU.
I won’t be such a stranger. Promise. Plus, I should have a guest blogger coming up sometime soon. Won’t that be nice?