May 7th, 2006

(hidden) wisdom

[Thursday] EL evening service and adult people

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The pastor chatted with me a bit afterward, but I didn't get a hug, and I was wondering last week as well, how do people like sk8eeyore get these close mentor people?  Pastors are always so busy with everything, on the way from the train station I was thinking, "I'm not sweet/clever/interesting/whatever *enough* to merit the extra effort."  This of course goes back to my issues making friends more generally.
(hidden) wisdom

[Sunday] EL morning service with Vivalidi's Gloria (and more detachment from Christianity on my part

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Post-Communion Prayer:
O God of love, you bind us to yourself in this sacrament, and strengthen us through this meal for service to the world.  Guide us by your Spirit that we may forever witness to the name of Jesus Christ, the Lord of life.
    I find this articulation of "binding" really intriguing.

During the service, I felt so much like I was physically present but had no investment in what was going on -- was so detached I didn't even care about engaging with whether the theology was true or not.  Thusly I wimped out of going to Bible Study.  I did say hello to the pastor on my way out, though, and initiated a hug with him.

aesthetics & picnics

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I also tried out my new sandals, except the weather changed its mind and the high was only ~65F.  Being out in the sun improved matters, though.  The interfaith picnic started ~12:30 and I stayed until the end ~3:30.  Attendees from Emmanuel Lutheran (Pastor Saling was in jeans like at Thursday evening service), First Congregational, Grace Episcopal (Kate was in jeans with a nice shirt and clerical collar), Church of Christ Scientist, and Temple Shaare Tefilah (I didn't officially meet the rabbi but have decided that I like her).  I initiated hugs with both John and Ed as we were leaving.  Weak hugs, though.  I miss real hugs.

I wanna get my hair cut.  Am thinking cut to my hairline at the back of my neck with some sort of chunky layering, maybe bangs?  I sort of have mental visuals of what I want but am so out of my depth when it comes to this sort of stuff.

Oh, did I mention that one of the issues with muchmaterial bras is v-neck tops?  I definitely wore one today and noticed in the bathroom mirror after dinner tonight that I've been kind of smooched by the sun.  Oops.

Dinner also included discussion amongst by parents about Veronica Mars.  Further reminders that my parents are teh awesomest.  I don't actually watch VMars, but I offered to open up a discussion post on my LJ.  Apparently they expect their questions to be resolved in the finale this Tuesday so I needn't.

Also, I kind of regret not getting the PBJ sundae at Friendly's -- black raspberry ice cream with peanut butter toppings. We'll probably go again when my brother comes back from college next weekend, though.

Gay & Lesbian Film/Video Festival at the MFA starts this Wednesday.  Meep.  I need to figure out exactly which ones I want to see (and which don't conflict with other commitments) and get myself a festival pass.

TV time now.