...but it's really not. There's just little nagging irritations.
The good has been really good. I got a 'thumbs up' from my advisor on the conference paper I present next week, I've got my wedding invitations in the mail from drjoan
, and I've gotten to spend time with my goddaughter and her family.
But, that doesn't stop the irritating bits. Besides, the irritating bits are always more interesting, aren't they?
1. Don't give the hymns to the organist/pianist the day before church. You wouldn't do that to the preacher. Or, if you did, you'd not be surprised when they preached something they've done previously. You don't give them a new topic and say 'you must use this one!' (I've always kindof wondered what you do in that sort of circumstance, vicarchori
?)Stop trying to make me play campfire songs at church. It makes me sad to have to be a big bitch and tell you I won't play drivel.
2. If you're going to argue with me about the language of the Bible, New Testament or Tanakh, please...I beg of you...try to have a small idea of what you're getting into. I don't care what translation you use, IT'S STILL A TRANSLATION. *ahem* Also, if we're not good friends, I'm not going to argue with you on a spiritual level, only an academic one. I don't feel comfortable making faith statements about my spirituality with strangers. And if that makes me a left wing crazy for engaging with the historical critical method academically, than fine.
3. I still beat myself up about not going to medical school. I don't need anyone to tell me I'm better suited for what I'm doing currently. I know that. But sometimes, academia seems futile compared to jobs that make an immediate difference in the world.kthxbai.
That's all for now, folks.