Wednesday, February 4, 2009

i love tuesday afternoons

Tuesdays are just fabulous for a variety of reasons. I mean, really, I'm a dork who loves to go to class and so that's what I do for most of the day. I get to see my friends, be outside, laugh, and play. The very best part of Tuesdays, however, are the afternoons.
I don't want to make any of my friends sad--our shennanigans in class are beautiful bright spots on the otherwise completely normal MRI of my life--but Tuesday afternoons are the greatest because I generally get to sleep and do homework during that time. Every other time that I would have the opportunity to participate in those activities, I would much rather be with the people I love. This is generally how things go, but this Tuesday was a bit different...

Instead of sleeping and doing my homework, I decided to go with Josh (and Cindy) to listen to our friend Matt's paper with Mary and Scot. His paper was AWESOME and he's presenting it at the SBL regional conference a week from Friday! We all had a great time drooling over Mary and Scot's conversation and their very loving critique of Matt's paper, and Cindy and I were imagining what it would be like in a few years when she and I can have conversations like that...then, Scot an I had a beautiful interchange that went something like this:

Me: "Wow, this was so cool. I just loved listening to you guys talk."
Scot: "Well, we thought we'd invite you so as to elevate you to a level of intellectualism to which you would not otherwise attain" (only less eloquently).
Me: (looking at my handful of teabag) "Um, I have this teabag in my hand that I could put right on top of your bald head."
*everyone laughing hysterically, Mary looking really surprised*
Scot: (pauses) "...maybe you should--it might give me some color!"

It was beautifully epic and I will never forget it.

So, by now you're probably thinking that I must be nearly finished with this story...too bad for you. After this lovely meeting and tons of laughs, Matt and Josh and I went back to my place for lunch with Christina. We're so creative that our lunch consisted of Aldi shells and cheese, eggs with various peppers and some onions and cheese, and water. Oh, and the boys had mint chocolate chip ice cream with rainbow sprinkles...which was ridiculous because only minutes before, Josh had started whining about how cold he was, so we gave him a "blankie". He thought he was pretty awesome...
I can't help thinking he looks like the Theotokos--all he needs is a little virginally-conceived baby in his arms...Matt thought he was pretty hilarious...

Seriously, I don't think we're mature enough for this. If we can't wrap ourselves in purple throws, how are we supposed to do dishes or wash our clothes or THINK! What do we DO??

And that is how I spent Tuesday. The End.

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