Laminate flooring. Just a bit of advice here about laminate flooring. DON'T BUY IT! Its horrible. After a while it gets a really ugly cloudy/streaky mess on it and seems to have some sort of residue on it that will not come off unless you scrub hard for a long, long time. With my bad knees, that isn't going to happen. Especially when the next day it will be back to looking awful again. I wish he had put in hardwood floors.
I'm a bit late in posting this, but I did pick up the new U2 cd No Line on the Horizon. I love it. It took me a few listens to really get into it, but now I'm as crazy about it as all of their past albums. The bad news is - they announced their tour dates and they will not be anywhere near Cincy unless they announce more dates later. That is more than a little disappointing because I've never been to a U2 concert and was planning on making this one. The closest city is Chicago which is not all that close - and Brian has a wedding on that day. :/
I went shopping the other day. I ended up buying one of those short tops/jackets that make me wonder what the fashion designers were thinking. I mean really, do these really flatter anybody? OK, maybe if you're a size 1 they might work, but most of us are not a size 1 so we just end up looking short and squat in them. On the positive side, they are full and you can hide a lot in them, but the short length just cuts you in two at the WRONG place. Isn't the idea to appear longer and leaner? I always thought you wanted to dress in a way that elongates your body. These just make you look ... short and squat. .
There was something I noticed on Myspace the other day... you can put your friends into categories. Actually, I've used that feature on the Backpacks myspace because it makes it easier to find bands, businesses, etc. But I was recently put into a category of a "Church friend", which made me start wondering what the difference is between a "church friend" and a friend? I would really like to think that I was just a regular friend ... somehow saying "church friend" just implies something that doesn't seem right to me in some way. Maybe it just that I dislike having lines drawn between the church and the rest of the world. Not that I'm saying that there shouldn't be a difference in how we behave (even though there is often not much of a difference at all), its just that I have a strong aversion to the way a lot of Church try to separate themselves into holy huddles that only make them ineffective.
While I'm talking about such things, let me just say that I really don't like being introduced to someone as a "Pastor's wife". What the heck is a pastor's wife anyway? I'm just someone who happens to be married to a pastor but that is not my identity. Never mind that it brings to mind a picture that is SO NOT ME. Introducing me as a pastor's wife just makes it that much harder to ever really connect with the person you're introducing me too - because now they have an image of someone else stuck in their head and it takes a lot to get past that. I MUCH prefer to be introduced as your friend. Unless I'm not your friend ... and sometimes I wonder if I really have any friends or if I really am just "the pastor's wife". So you wont find me wearing this t-shirt. I'll either be wearing a U2 t-shirt or my new short and squat jacket.