A Day in the Life

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  • 09:03 spending some time with Tweetdeck organizing my tweeps into groups… #
  • 09:24 phone calls, phone calls, and more phone calls…. #
  • 10:42 trying to plan an escape out of the house for bride and kids… Everyone is stir crazy except #1 son who just wants to play video games… #
  • 11:23 almost nothing puts me in a good mood faster than Rare Earth’s "I Just Want to Celebrate!"… I said, almost… #
  • 11:34 Can’t be bothered with sorrow, and I can be bothered with hate, no, no… I’m using up my time by feeling fine, every day… #
  • 16:04 Pizza Hut Holiday MP3 giveaway = FAIL … But I knew going in there would be a ginormous catch… #
  • 18:16 Broncos fire Shanahan… next stop J E T S, Jets, Jets, Jets? #
  • 21:37 love having my whole family home for the holiday break… so fun to hang out with the kids… When does school start again? #

A Day in the Life

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  • 11:33 running errands and following up with emails and phone calls… #
  • 13:52 playing with the walkie-talkies the kids got for Christmas… oh, the staticky goodness…. #

A Day in the Life

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  • 11:05 hangin’ @ Rhema Cafe ready to get into the Word… #
  • 15:04 home and everyone has been fed… catching up on things before the Jags-Ravens start… #
  • 18:53 my Jags still have a chance to make the playoffs… but it involves a careful combination of natural disasters and time travel… #
  • 22:16 believing to hear from heaven on some specific things this week… #

Ferret People & Sub-Culture

Was headed to bed the other night and flipping the channels when I got fascinated by a documentary on PBS called “Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence”.

The documentary followed a group of ferret owners at the Buckeye Bash Ferret Show.  These were not just any ferrets.  They were show ferrets.  Ferrets of the highest caliber who had been bred to compete and be judged.  

I started watching out of a bizarre wonder that people would spend that much time grooming, and thinking, and working, and daydreaming about ferrets.  

It seemed to me like a weird little community, but then I realized that is was just like every other sub-culture.  You can change the subject, environment, and lingo, but it’s the emotions that are the same.  

There is nothing different about the “Ferret people” that isn’t exhibited by a group of guys who are cheering on their favorite team, or people who are fans of a certain series of books, or folks like me who are hopelessly addicted to LOST.

We all have lingo and terms that are foreign to people who are on the outside.  Cover 2 and Mike.  Lothlorien and Hogwarts.  The Hatch and the Dharma Initiative.  These are all cultural shorthand within our respective sub-cultures.  Anyone who isn’t a part doesn’t understand.

These respective sub-cultures are made up of people who are looking to connect; people are wanting to be a part of something.  Where they are safe to share their passions and joys without the fear of ridicule.  

More thoughts to come on sub-cultures and how they might relate to the Church.  But first, what sub-cultures do you participate in?  College football?  Are you a Mac fiend?  Cars?  Shoes?

Whether we know it or not, we are all a part of some  sub-culture.

A Day in the Life

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  • 17:03 Papa John’s pizza for dinner for the first time in a LONG time… lil budget splurge that has sent the kids into much rejoicing… #
  • 17:46 watching ‘Mamma Mia’ with my bride… #
  • 18:14 not handling Mamma Mia very well… unless their lil island is suddenly attacked by pirates I have doubts… #
  • 20:25 Bakugan battle with #1 son… if you don’t know what that is then you don’t have an 8 year old boy in your house… #
  • 21:20 flippin’ between Miracle and The Longest Yard… #

A Day in the Life

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  • 16:06 Star Wars Legos are so much fun… #
  • 21:02 realizing we only have two more Sundays at CJAX… #

A Day in the Life

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  • 09:30 kids were up at 6 AM… demonstrated patience until 6:30 AM… #
  • 09:30 Merry Christmas! #
  • 12:59 got just what I wanted for Christmas – seeing my kids happy and grateful… #
  • 18:59 anybody in Jax have a car I might be able to borrow tomorrow? Wow, that rhymed…. #
  • 19:05 twitpic.com/wjte Who knew Jesus was in the hatch? But was He a member of the Dharma Initiative? #