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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Yoga Photo Shoot #3

My favorite shots from a yoga photo shoot I did last night.







BTW - I'm planning my big comeback, expect an explosive can't-take-your-eyes-off-it posting bonanza here at blurp in a couple weeks.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hitting the Snooze

Um... yeah. I need a little more time away from the blog.

It's not you, it's me - no really. The weather is too nice to waste in front of the computer; not that spending time with you is a waste... that's not what I meant, forgive me.

But don't give up on us, there will be a post before the week is out - I promise.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Nap Time

To my dearest modest but growing readership:

I'm taking a short break from blogging yo.

For the next week, I will be running, canoeing, reading, fishing, skipping, sunbathing, swimming, photography-ing, laughing, BBQing, biking, and much much more; but not blogging.

Please check back in a week or so - I promise delectably interesting content when I return.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Daily Dose - Analysis

I've completed my month long journey of documenting the religious background noise in my life.

Here are all the Daily Dose posts:

Day 1
Prayer Rug
Weekend Edition (1)
Third [actually fourth] Installment
Prayer Email
Memorial Day Weekend Edition
Last official Post

I set this up as a month long project but it doesn't quite feel done to me yet.

I was fully expecting to discover that the level of religious background noise in my life was not as high as I originally perceived it to be. I suspected that because I'm so sensitive [or I thought I was...] to uninvited religious intrusion that as I looked more closely I would discover not a huge quantity of dogmatic noise but just a few loud holy cankers.

Holy buckets was I wrong! I am exposed to a ton more religiousness than I ever dreamed in every single aspect of my life AND I've been subconsciously tuning most of it out!

There is so much more that I didn't even post about: phone calls with family always ending with "God bless you" (which I, for some reason, always parrot back "God bless you too"), people on TV saying "it was a miracle" or "by God's grace" or "first, I'd like to thank JC", seeing cross jewelry on people and in big box stores, watching the guy on the bus read the bible, seeing cross-shaped clouds in the sky...

I now feel inundated in a religious culture the weight of which is suffocating and I'm appalled at how drastically I've been tiptoeing around strapped with animal fur Jacob/Isaac-style to trick everyone into thinking I'm a member of the family so I can get their blessing.

I need to keep doing this Daily Dose thing for a little while longer; there's more to learn here.

Interestingly, PhychoDiva (in the UK) is having a hard time finding any religious background noise to document. I'm very interested to hear her concluding thoughts when she finishes her version of the daily dose project.

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Daily Dose - Last Official Entry

Here is the last "official" entry of the Daily Dose project.

Priest on a street corner in downtown St. Paul.

He's got the collar and some other heavenly garment. Why do priests wear those anyway?

More "JC loves you graffiti" in the middle of an intersection in south Minneapolis.

Close up.

This beaut' was spotted when I was sans camera - so I borrowed one, printed the picture out (I was also sans internet), and then scanned it in here at home.

Wii Bowling Record!

5 strikes in a row! Wooohoooo