Thursday, December 15, 2005

School's out for winter

Ok, so I'm not the only one who has been lax about posting this month. I'm done with finals and papers and now I'm free (. . . to start reading for next semester *sigh*).

I've had to force myself to limit my blog time so that I wouldn't just spend all my time in the blogosphere instead of writing papers. During that time I've had numerous thoughts that I wanted to blog, so I will try to get some of the more interesting and entertaining ones out into cyberspace soon.

I've been really engaged in this conversation that is going on among several of the grad students here about what might be done to bring the Restoration Movement (Church of Christ and Christian Churches) into the future. It's thought provoking if you want to join in (*Disclaimer* these are grad students so there is no shortage of "bible-nerd-ese" being spoken. You have been warned).

I've also been thinking about Christmas letters lately (since I've been getting them in the mail). Now, I know that I will very likely offend everyone in the world with what I'm about to say, but that's why it needs to be said. I do need to say that I love to hear from friends and family. Christmas letters are a great way to let everyone know what's going on in your life. Great idea . . . but like so many great ideas, they have gone awry somewhere.

So, here are my rules for Christmas letters:
  • Any font smaller than 12 point is not allowed.
  • They must be no longer than one page.
  • Paragraphs are an important indication of thought groupings, don't be affraid to use them.
  • I'm a child of MTV and the internet, so please use short, colorful sentences; my attention . . .
  • Remeber in history class, which did you like better: a dry recitation of the facts, or a few illustrative stories? Can you guess what I like better?
  • Money enclosed will encourage me to read it.

Thanks for playing nice (i.e. not getting too mad at me if I was talking about you). I'm not trying to be mean, just sharing my preferences.

More to come soon . . .

1 comment:

tabitha jane said...

when we got married and our first christmas came around, jon looked at me and said "we aren't going to be a newsletter, christmas card type family are we?"

"no way" quoth i.

so we aren't. we've sent one christmas card this year. and might send four more.

maybe one to you. but sans letter. who has time to write those things??