Friday, May 21, 2010

I Don't Have a Clever Title...

...but I feel the need to write. Titles are the most difficult part of anything I write. Oh well.

I need to call UHEAA. They own my student loans. And, apparently, I'm not in deferment, even though I'm in school full time. I'd like to find out why. If I have to make payments this summer, I'm not going to be able to save up for anything I'd like to acquire. Oh well.

I think I may need to find a different ward to attend. The people in the ward I went to last week were very friendly. That was nice. Made me feel welcome. But when it came time to sing hymns, I felt I was the only one singing. Being able to sing the bass line of hymns with a group of people was one of the principle reasons I decided to attend church again. If I can't have that because everyone else is mumbling the hymn, then what's the point? Oh well.

On a brighter note, I really, really like the show Eli Stone. I realize I'm just setting myself up for disappointment, as it only lasted 2 seasons. However, it is a very inspirational show that resonates emotionally with me.

As far as shows that are currently being broadcast go, I can't wait for the series finale of Lost. It airs this Sunday. Also, this week's episode of Glee was phenomenal. Neil Patrick Harris was fun to watch and listen to. He has a great voice. Some surprising reveals as far as character motivations go. The season finale of Bones was very emotional for the characters, and for me. I can't wait to see where they go when it comes back in the fall. And I can't wait for the DVDs of this season to come out so I can buy them.

I can't ride my bike to work just yet. Actually, that isn't true. I could ride it to work just fine. It would just take me a long time to get home. The return trip is all uphill. So i will build up some endurance first, and see where I'm at in a couple weeks. I enjoy riding though, and it's a great workout.

Things are, overall, going well for me. Too bad I think I can feel a panic attack coming on.


refugee from reason said...

"When you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.” (Winston Churchill)

Wanting a "Clever Title" infers you want something "catchy" to draw in readers. I enjoy your posts and couldn't remember I title on any of them, but do remember the substance. My view is that's what counts: The impact. Titles of books don't draw me in either.

"Being able to sing the bass line of hymns with a group of people was one of the principle reasons I decided to attend church again." Glad you're singing.

"Eli Stone:" We enjoyed it as well, but have come to accept that most of what we like (and I'm fairly indescriminate when it comes to television: I'll watch almost anything except cartoons) is removed from the air.

"Bones" is absolutely a favorite. I tried to read one of ours and we're pleased it seems to be returning. However, I did try to read a Kathy Reichs book and found it a bit stale and uncompelling.

Though we've wanted to, we've never watched "Glee," but Neil Patrick Harris is delightful on "Rules."

"Panic Attacks:" Ice cream does it for me.

Stay well and have a nice weekend.

julie said...

Maybe your ward was just having an off week. And, remember that it's summer. Maybe the singers are away for a bit. Don't give up on them so quickly. :)

You're really inspiring me to get a bike. Thanks!!

See you soon!

Adam said...

I think ice cream got me through my last panic attack. That and a good friend and a sister.

I also tried a Kathy Reich book. I thought it was okay-ish, but I have had no desire to read any more.

I've decided to give the ward a month. If the singing doesn't improve, I'll try another ward.

refugee from reason said...

I'm not a fan at all of Reich. However, I am of Lawrence Block, especially the Matt Scudder series and Michael Connelly, but not especially his latest, "Caught."

I don't get all the "ward" stuff (I'm Jewish)...but whatever's best for you, as they say, is best for you.