Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Wife is Bored

She says it is time for a new post.

Its hard to blog when nothing slaps you in the face like a cold, wet trout of absurdity. I don't really care about politics (What WILL you do if Obama is elected??? a Christian?).

Here's some good curmudgeon quotes about politics that I enjoyed:

"Politcs, noun: Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles." Ambrose Bierce

"Being in politics is like being a football coach: you have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it is important." Eugene McCarthy

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy." Ernest Benn

and my favorite: "Some trust in horses and some in chariots, but we will call on the name of the Lord." some king in the Bible.

The economy is a little more interesting, but I've been self employed through 3 recessions now and have gained weight through all of them. Work has slacked off lately, actually. Christmas might be a little sparse this year, but I still have my internet connection and the light comes on in the refrigerator that has a Sam Adams Cream Stout calling my name. Jesus said "Seek first the kingdom and all these things will be added to you..." Some people I know think that means we kick back and hope money drops out of the sky while I read the Bible, but if we look at the birds of the air, they fly around from dawn to dusk looking for all that food that "God provides" laying all over the ground. If they're hungry enough they'll eat garbage in a Circle K parking lot. I've been hungry enough to mow lawns, dig ditches, build storage shelving in a 150 degree attic for a week, shovel ...well, anyway, if it paid money, I've done it. Pride goes before a fall, but I've learned that lack of pride goes before a meal.

The reality is, if the economy tanks and I lose my house, cars and God forbid, my internet connection and have to move into a trailer park and brush up on "Quieres papas fritas con eso?... Para ir o aqui?" yeah, I could do it and be happy....maybe happier.

Anyway, its late. Nothing earthshattering here, or very interesting. But it is NEW. Much like our government.


Trevor said...

Love your take on the economy, but the title of your post looks like half the subject lines in my spam folder.

Eric said...

by politics, do you include the election of +Jonah?

s-p said...

Trevor: ROTFL! But for the sake keeping this a PG-13 blog: No comment. LOL!
Eric: I know +Jonah (we have a son who is a monk at his former monastery). I'm a curmudgeon when it comes to both secular and Church politics (that's another post some day) but I truly believe his election was by the Holy Spirit even if it can be seen as an expedient political move by the Synod by those more cynical than I. We do not have a politician or cleric, but a Christian for a Bishop. (Lest I be misinterpreted, this is NOT an assessment of any other is merely a statement about +Jonah). May he remain pure and unspotted by the world for many years.

Fr. James Early said...

It's great to hear some more of your wit and wisdom after so long, Steve. May the Lord bless you.

One of your sons is a monk? How cool!

Fr. Christian Mathis said...

"What WILL you do if Obama is elected??? a Christian?"

my sentiments exactly. and right now I understand your struggle with writing....maybe I am just tired this week, but nothing is hitting me over the head to write about.

Anonymous said...

Trevor...this also might explain the bored wife.

Mimi said...

Good to see you posting, I love your first line.

Anonymous said...

I'm bored too and can't think of anything to comment


Anonymous said...

My older brother always said though, "your only bored if you're boring." I'm Boring