Collections Monday, Oct 30 2006 

I remember having about eight million collections as a kid, and as I’ve gotten older I’ve begun to look deeply into collecting things that could make me some cold hard cash.  I recently picked up a copy of a coin collecting book that was suggested to me, and I’m trying to decide if I’m interested in it enough to put some money into it.  I don’t have a clue at this point which ones are valuable coins, so I’ve got a lot of reading and studying to do.  But, at least I’ve matured from my troll collections.  Ha!

Amazing day! Saturday, Oct 21 2006 

Today has been an amazing day.  First of all-I am slowly making my way (due to busy life, not to lack of desire) through Crunchy Cons, and it is totally convicting me and changing the way I am living my daily life!  I am recyling more, eating less processed meats, and thinking deeply about what I want to be known for.  If I claim to be an earthy-type person, then I need to live that way everyday, all the time!  Not, just tote the title.  So, anyways, I went to the local farmer’s market, and I am so sad that I have not been going there every week since I have lived here!  It embodied everything I love!  Small town farmers selling me and allowing me to taste all their wares, with cultural diversity surrounding me and street musicians.  It was amazing!  I bought some tea from the tea lady,  some veggies, and went home to eat an incredible vegetarian fresh lunch.  I then went to visit my parents and road on their scooter around the neighborhood and felt the wind in my air.  Now I’m off to a birthday party with my nephew.  Hooray for relaxing weekends!

Library Tuesday, Oct 10 2006 

Autumn is upon us here in the midwest, and that means good books and hot tea are much needed to survive the lengthening nights and shortening daylight!  I just joined the library in our area, and I have been taking advantage of the free internet, cd checkout, books, and DVDs galore.  They even called me to welcome me to the area a few days after I got a card.  Isn’t that nice of them?  I just hope that I don’t end up using my piggy bank full of my coins to pay for all my late fees that I fear I will accrue.  ha 🙂  Long live the library!

book quote Monday, Oct 2 2006 

So, I haven’t had much time to read lately, but I did find some time this weekend to sit down, suck on my favorite Korean Ginseng Tea Candy and to  read this great quote:

“We poke fun at the sactimony of environmentalits, and try hard to convince ourselves that the sprawling crapulence of big-box stores, strip malls, monotonous housing developments, and other degrading manifestations of our built environment somehow represents progress. We abandon or bulldoze old buildings and human-scaled neighborhoods, then create fake environments (shopping malls) to re-create what we destroyed…
We want a faith that makes us feel good about ourselves, not one that makes demands we’d rather not obey. We’ve turned religion into another consumer good. Our faith does not help us stand against the money-driven materialist culture, but instead baptizes our participation in it.”
-from “Crunchy Cons” by Rod Dreher