Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sing a Long Long Winded song. I Would be Content to Hum Along

First, I must apologize to all of my Lord of the Rings fans out there as this is my first title that does not have a LoTR reference. I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.

Evidence that I now live in Kentucky:
-I just grew a 3 month beard... no one noticed or thought it unattractive.
-3 Days ago, in my car, I passed up a dog running in the right lane (going about 3 mph), a cow, and a heard of goats all on the same road.
-I travel 35 minutes to the nearest store (a Wal-Mart)
-Christian rock and Bluegrass/Country make up about 95 percent of radio stations and the closest thing to music I like is "Delila"
-2 stores in the nearest town; Family Dollar and Dollar General
- I was lucky enough to see my mountain woman (aka "hold me tighter" lady) at another contra dance event...no words were exchanged...or need be exchanged.
-It just this week came down out of the upper 80's, the winter coats were broken out...as were my long sleeve t shirts.
-today i counted 4...yes 4 pickup trucks with wheels that were as high as my chest.

Over the weekend, we had a retreat with all 55 volunteers from around CAP. And, it was actually really fun; got to see some of my favorite people for 3 days, hang out, and whatnot. But, probably the highlight for me was a 'praise and worship' session in the mornings. For those of you who don't know P and W, is kind of like a Christian jam session where people sing as a form of prayer. Usually, I do not like P and W (with the exception of K mass of course) but today it was really fun. We even sang the "light the fire" song...which has male and female call and answer parts....and I was the only guy who knew it. So I rocked the hell out of it. It reminded me of the snow day last year when a bunch of us from around fever drank hot chocolate, sang P and W and just hung out with nothing to do and nowhere to be.

Today I made some French pastries for my house mates. It was the first time I had baked since retiring from the bakery in the late Spring. I even re-created my trademark "baker's delight" drink, which consists of hot chocolate, chocolate sauce, whole mile, a 1/4 cup of sugar, coffee, and whole milk....its what makes baking possible. But I did want to tell you something. There is a great great difference between baking for those you do not know and those you love. AND once you start to understand the Christian principle of loving those you do not know...or even those you do not like.... you will begin to understand why I am in Kentucky at all. Sorry to get so deep so early, but I've had some coffee.

Cheers mates.

now listening to: The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
now reading: The Lord of the Rings (2 Towers) and James Joyce "Dubliners"...(cram it Dave)
now eating: cherry puff pastries topped with a vanilla glaze.

Quote of the moment: "I am nothing of a builder, but here I dreamt I was an architect"
-The Decemberists

3 comments:

jennie marie said...

Thanks for the pastries! They were delish!!

Em J. said...

Richie Calls "Dollar General" the "poor man's wal-mart."

Tiffany said...

You love Rockcastle House...right :-) Feel free to host a pastry night sometime. My desserts tonight won't come close!