May 8, 2005 @ 1:53 am by sean
Katelyn and Nathan had birthday parties today(Saturday). I like family parties, except this time it was mostly Jen’s side of the family. I especially like when mum, cousin Jen and Steve, and aunt Sue, and Kristyn are there. All, sans Kristyn, are public school teachers, and special ed. at that. Kristyn is in grad. school for social work though, so she participates in conversation quite well. Usually by the end of each conversation, I am more determined that if, God save them, I have children, they will be homeschooled. Not because they are bad teachers, but because of what has happened to our public school system; mosly because of the public. It’s nice to have a voice directly in the system to hear how it really works. I don’t always remember specifics, but by the time I have children, public schools isn’t something I want my kids subject to if I want them to learn something other than the way our vacuous, inane society functions.
Grandpa and all my uncles are or were somehow involved in the building trade, which is something I would somewhat like to avoid myself, but it is always interesting hearing their stories and learning about the lives of builders. Grandpa always has interesting things to talk about, and the union culture is always full of drama. I pretty much don’t fit in with my family besides common blood, and I generally wish they all sought more out of life, but I love to be around them and here what they talk about.
Spiderman came to the birthday party. He gets $175 dollars for every hour he dresses in a spandex costume and plays with children. I’m still not convinced that is enough money.
I was looking through old pictures, most non-school related with the exception of Whahahappe. I miss the state of friendships around the time of Maeve’s confirmation party.
Today was the first Indiana/Boston game I watched. I hope they weren’t all that horrible. If so, that’s good for when one of them plays the Piston’s, but they both seemed to play very dirty. That’s lame.
J.D. showed me that one can download sermons from Mars Hill. I listened to one about being angry. When Jesus was angry, something good came of it, and He was angry about something that was wrong. The other day some guy rear-ended a family of 4 and 3 of them died. He was drunk of course. His blood alcohal content level was .43, and .08 is the limit. 3 counts of murder doesn’t seem like enough. That’s so anger-inflicting when someone does something so stupid it causes other people to die. There were no tread marks, so he just went straight into them at whatever speed he was going. Now just this dad is the only one left in this family. Volvo might introduce a key for all their cars that has a built in breathalyizer, and it won’t start until one blows into it, and if they are above the limit the car won’t start. I know people could get around it, but I’m sure it would prevent quite a bit. Or how about just not drinking at all. I would be totally willing to give up wine if it meant people couldn’t drink alcohal anymore so know one could kill anyone while drunk.
Rob Bell also made the point that when people are in college and trying to decide a major, they are often told to do what they love. He suggested finding what they hate, and then focusing on changing that. Thinking about it that way makes it a lot easier to figure out potential majors, careers, and points to life. It kind of seems like the point of all our lives should be ridding something we hate, assuming what we hate is based on something sinful, like killing people because one thought it would be fun to get drunk, and then drive.