Sunday, November 2, 2008

Post Gratia Posting

In order to avoid the stack-of-tests-to-be-graded, I have been organizing every other aspect of my life. I have balanced my checkbook, gone grocery shopping, cleaned my room, washed clothes, cooked, washed dishes, and probably something else that I'm forgetting. Now, I will update my blog. I hope you all appreciate the work I am sacrificing to make this happen.
  • I love orange juice. I never liked it when I was little. If given a choice between apple juice and orange juice I would always pick apple. I thought it was sweeter and yummier. I also don't really like the way orange juice tastes with other foods. But now I think there is nothing better than a glass of high-quality, high-pulp orange juice when I'm thirsty.
  • I have also started to enjoy tea. When I was little we always had herbal tea, which pretty much tastes like water with a fruity smell. But real tea - mmm, so good! Laura is lending me her electric kettle that we used to use at Hillsdale and it's taking me back.
  • The church I went to this morning (and have visited twice previously - I think it's winning the best church contest) has a five minute sharing of the peace. It's like social hour in the middle of the service. It's kind of neat. Instead of just greeting the people within reach, you get to see just about everyone.
  • The service was contemporary, since I didn't wake up early enough for the "heritage" service. And it wasn't terrible. However, I was sad I didn't get to sing "For All the Saints" and other such wonderful All Saints Day hymns. That church has a great organ.
  • Speaking of organs, the reason I didn't wake up in time for the 8:30 traditional service (despite getting back that extra hour of sleep) was because of the Naval Academy's Halloween Organ Concert the night before. Laura and I went with several of our tenth grade students (as their guest) and had a great time. The program was a little bizarre but amazingly spectacular and very fun. It ranged from the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor to "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast to a tribute to fallen soldiers set to Barber's Adagio for Strings. And best of all, it opened with this. Even though the caliber of the singing is...well...the best you could expect from midshipmen at the Naval Academy, just imagine being in a huge chapel with the live organ music and soaring ceilings and balconies and spotlights. So neat.

Thanks for reading the worst-written post in the history of this blog!

8 comments:

jessica said...
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jessica said...

I used to not really like orange juice. I think it may have had to do with the quality of the juice. I stopped drinking it all together when we had to eat at Saga. All that watery-from-concentrate-but-still-super-sugary juice just wasn't that appetizing

Emily J said...

*bows*
Thank you, O Great Katie! However can I repay you for the pure selflessness you have shown in updating your blog with random information.

I'm still not a fan of orange juice, actually, unless it's homemade, and that's just too much trouble. I do like pulp in it more than I used to, though.

I hate the greeting part of church services. Another opportunity to be ignored by cute guys and to spread everyone's germs.

MDK said...

I felt the same way about orange juice when I was young, and my tastes have changed similarly. :-P And I totally understand putting of test grading...

Megan said...

thanks for the post! I thought of a latin (or greek) word for you:
salpi
used in salpingopharyngeus muscle
and mesosalpinx of the uterus

thanks :) hope maryland is lotsa fun!

Emily J said...

Re: Your comment on my blog.

I think it was the Anti-Federalists who said that lots of factions were a good thing, because they would argue each other and balance each other out. So yeah, Americans have been divided ever since the beginning. I doubt the founders would have been pleased with the two-party system of interchangeable candidates that argue over non-issues and ignore the ginormous causes of the major problems, though. As the Aimee Allen song goes, "Mr. Jefferson's rollin' in his grave."

Anna said...

Wow... I almost burst out laughing when that poor guy belted the first notes of "Phantom of the Opera"... HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna said...

hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... are you existant?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Post Gratia Posting

In order to avoid the stack-of-tests-to-be-graded, I have been organizing every other aspect of my life. I have balanced my checkbook, gone grocery shopping, cleaned my room, washed clothes, cooked, washed dishes, and probably something else that I'm forgetting. Now, I will update my blog. I hope you all appreciate the work I am sacrificing to make this happen.
  • I love orange juice. I never liked it when I was little. If given a choice between apple juice and orange juice I would always pick apple. I thought it was sweeter and yummier. I also don't really like the way orange juice tastes with other foods. But now I think there is nothing better than a glass of high-quality, high-pulp orange juice when I'm thirsty.
  • I have also started to enjoy tea. When I was little we always had herbal tea, which pretty much tastes like water with a fruity smell. But real tea - mmm, so good! Laura is lending me her electric kettle that we used to use at Hillsdale and it's taking me back.
  • The church I went to this morning (and have visited twice previously - I think it's winning the best church contest) has a five minute sharing of the peace. It's like social hour in the middle of the service. It's kind of neat. Instead of just greeting the people within reach, you get to see just about everyone.
  • The service was contemporary, since I didn't wake up early enough for the "heritage" service. And it wasn't terrible. However, I was sad I didn't get to sing "For All the Saints" and other such wonderful All Saints Day hymns. That church has a great organ.
  • Speaking of organs, the reason I didn't wake up in time for the 8:30 traditional service (despite getting back that extra hour of sleep) was because of the Naval Academy's Halloween Organ Concert the night before. Laura and I went with several of our tenth grade students (as their guest) and had a great time. The program was a little bizarre but amazingly spectacular and very fun. It ranged from the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor to "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast to a tribute to fallen soldiers set to Barber's Adagio for Strings. And best of all, it opened with this. Even though the caliber of the singing is...well...the best you could expect from midshipmen at the Naval Academy, just imagine being in a huge chapel with the live organ music and soaring ceilings and balconies and spotlights. So neat.

Thanks for reading the worst-written post in the history of this blog!

8 comments:

jessica said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
jessica said...

I used to not really like orange juice. I think it may have had to do with the quality of the juice. I stopped drinking it all together when we had to eat at Saga. All that watery-from-concentrate-but-still-super-sugary juice just wasn't that appetizing

Emily J said...

*bows*
Thank you, O Great Katie! However can I repay you for the pure selflessness you have shown in updating your blog with random information.

I'm still not a fan of orange juice, actually, unless it's homemade, and that's just too much trouble. I do like pulp in it more than I used to, though.

I hate the greeting part of church services. Another opportunity to be ignored by cute guys and to spread everyone's germs.

MDK said...

I felt the same way about orange juice when I was young, and my tastes have changed similarly. :-P And I totally understand putting of test grading...

Megan said...

thanks for the post! I thought of a latin (or greek) word for you:
salpi
used in salpingopharyngeus muscle
and mesosalpinx of the uterus

thanks :) hope maryland is lotsa fun!

Emily J said...

Re: Your comment on my blog.

I think it was the Anti-Federalists who said that lots of factions were a good thing, because they would argue each other and balance each other out. So yeah, Americans have been divided ever since the beginning. I doubt the founders would have been pleased with the two-party system of interchangeable candidates that argue over non-issues and ignore the ginormous causes of the major problems, though. As the Aimee Allen song goes, "Mr. Jefferson's rollin' in his grave."

Anna said...

Wow... I almost burst out laughing when that poor guy belted the first notes of "Phantom of the Opera"... HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna said...

hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... are you existant?