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Thursday, September 08, 2005

musings (aka: attack of the yellow jackets)

very funny, matt.

while it looks like auburn has dispelled any rumors of gaining another perfect season, our weekend tour of favorite places was still a good one.  pre-game was spent in montgomery with kristy dean-soon-to-be-crawford and her fiancĂ©, patrick with a few hours of sweet auburn, alabama thrown in there for good measure.  (lunch with daniel mundie & ben blanchard, hellos at the acsc, and a quick catch-up with amy & rocky oliver)  then up to atlanta, where we were delightfully distracted from a painful game by ibby & erin nasmyth.  i know i’m doing a little name dropping, but i love my friends and just wanted to say, “holla!”  we also enjoyed a little time with my fabulous parents, though brief.  and they really are fabulous.  (HOLLA, mom & dad!)  

it’s fun sharing my friends (with nick).  i sometimes agonize over how i wish that he was more a part of my past, of my history, of whatever roots i have.  but it’s also fun letting that unfold before someone.  to watch them begin enjoying what you have always enjoyed in your friends, your school, your family...  to see surprise or wonder or amusement when they hear old memories recounted.

“jane austen book club”: thumbs up.  

okay, i know the only mention i’ve made of katrina was before the magnitude of it had hit.  before anyone had heard how bad it was...  it tore me up, just like it probably tore you up.  but i’m katrina-d out.  not to say i’m done helping or being concerned or having compassion.  i just can’t bring it in here.  (for some reason, i feel a little bit guilty about that.)  

on a lighter note, today was an important day!  my friends (and perhaps yours), russ & amy turman, had their second child today: jack milam turman.  happy birthday jack!  man, i love that family to pieces.  congrats to big brother, cooper.  what a crazy thing to hold a just-born baby in your arms.  liiiiiitle fingernails.  when i think of peace, that’s what i think of.  (not fingernails...babies.)  i know...you’re thinking to yourselves that i OBVIOUSLY do not have children because babies can be really NOT peaceful!  but what i mean is, when i ask God to send me the peace of His Spirit, i desire the feeling i had as i held a sleeping jack in my arms this afternoon.  doesn’t it just make you want to sigh?    

8 comments:

Matt Elliott said...

Does it help to know that Nathan Burton is now an asst. coach at GA Tech?

Okay, probably not that much, I know...

lee said...

I cherish the memory of you cradling a newborn brother in your arms--three times!

What you probably don't remember is that when your first brother was born, Dad and I couldn't contain our excitement. We called Grandma at 4 a.m. and made her wake you up to come to the phone. When you heard our voices, you started to cry and Grandma had to rock you back to sleep!

By the way, this Sunday, I can sit on the aisle and trip Matt if you say so ...

Matt Elliott said...

I'll be watching for that foot, Lee...

I just finished that Donald Miller book you're reading, Jesse. How do you like it? I loved the beginning and the last 75 pages or so, but I got a bit bogged down in the middle. Would be interested to hear what you think.

amanda said...

jess, i went to the auburn game this weekend. great game...war eagle! it's always a memory trip from the time i enter exit 51! i love the Toomer's strip, buffalo connection, Niffer's, Bodega's. we did Tiger Walk, strolled thru campus at night, ripped through Haley Center, but didn't make it to ACSC. Ahhh...sweet memories!

hey, which donald miller book bogged you down? i just read 'blue like jazz' and loved it and currently on SFGKW and having trouble getting thru it.

Matt Elliott said...

Amanda -- it's the book you're reading right now that I got bogged down in. Oddly enough, I liked the good parts of SFGKW better than most of BLJ; I thought it REALLY lost some steam in the middle. Keep plugging, though, because the end is worth it, I think.

JesseFaris said...

matt & amanda,
it's so encouraging to hear you talk about the slowness of the middle of "sfgkw." i am finding it hard to pick up the book now that i'm halfway through. however, i have heard from others that the end is better than any of the "blj" material, which i really enjoyed. so indeed, i will stick with it!

(amanda, do we know each other from auburn?? i keep wondering...)

amanda said...

hey jess, i think we know each other from the ACSC and Auburn CoC. i grad'd from auburn winter quarter (i'm old!) '98, but i was still in auburn till aug'99. we likely know most of the same folks, but i don't know if we were in the same social circle (that makes me sound like such a snot! ;) )
M & J, I'm on about page 60 of SFGKW. I know it's a fabu read, so i'll get thru to the good parts. my sunday school class at OC is doing BLJ (about a chapter a class and journaling about it).

amanda said...

fyi, SFGKW is getting better. i may come out liking better than BLJ.
on another note, anyone know any interesting reads about buddhism other than "Siddhartha"?


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