12 July 2006

Run for your crumb-lovin lives!!

If I made a short film today, that's what it would be called. Plot: The ants in my kitchen and their teeny tiny yet fierce battle for survival in linoleum jungles full of gargantuan beings thundering every which way in their own struggle for survival (i.e. eating bowls of life-threateningly stale Aldi cheerios and attempting to cook anything in a kitchen which has zero counter space (where the top of the microwave becomes a viable cutting board)).

Cornerstone was a blast. I love camping, and taking long walks that start at 1:30 am in the misty night after punkrock shows(cause who can do that on the west side?).

I love sitting around and talking with best friends about life--freedom, grace, disappointments, fears and blessings.

I love surprising gifts from God, which include but are in no way limited to: pirate praise music; playing cards; watching volleyball; elephant ears; pimp legs; impressions of the Godfather; henna tatoos; visits from NCF familyfriends to our campsite; the unicorn boy in the trailer park. Oh, and I almost forgot, music and art and people watching.

This is Neil's photo of some of the thought-provoking artwork.
And camping with rock stars. Wait a minute, is that....

I got an earplug stuck in my ear and started talking too loud to my campmates. "CHICKENS? Um, no....Tippins." That's something. Don't worry, the doctor in the first aid trailer fished it out and my ears are pretty clean, which impressed me. And you didn't need to know.

Some pics are here in the Cornerstone 2006 album. I can't take credit; most of the photos are courtesy of Dassler, as I was not really in a photo-taking mood.

Watch Sophie Scholl, an excellent film. It'll make you wanna do something drastic for this broken world. Let's go, kids.

Summer is half over. Better git your asteriskes to a park, run through a sprinkler, watch the fireflies and eat some ice cream for goodness sake.


Blogger Liz said...

coffee is dangerous, even in small quantities. i feel fortunate that i haven't really had a true india chai craving in a long time, because i know it will never be filled. cornerstone sounds like a blast! and i'm so excited to know the sister of Bono, dude!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

i am sooooo jealous! i have not been to cornerstone for like 15 years or more...i used to go in the late eighties...it was our family vacation. maybe i will get to go next year and sell Sari Bari Blankets before the staff retreat :) looks like you had lots of fun. love ya!

12:03 AM  
Blogger Heidi V. said...

Run for your crumb loving lives! I love it! Hey, do you write short stories at all? Just curious

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Claire said...

i am actually very glad to know that your ears are very clean and that you were wearing earplugs! glad to hear you had a good time at cornerstone.
:) claire

10:31 PM  
Anonymous claire said...

oh my word, either i'm too tired or i've been out of st. louis too long. i just realized i wrote andrea (which is my supervisor's name) instead of angela! time for me to get some sleep :)

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Neil said...

Angela, nice new masthead. Is it from a Van Gogh?

1:08 AM  
Blogger angela said...

heidi, i don't write short stories, but they are some of my favorite type of fiction. maybe i'll give it try. i particularly love endo--he wrote collections called "the final martyrs" and "stained glass elegies" among others--just beautiful.

claire--it's ok...i slept 10 hours last night, and i don't really have an excuse! sometimes being in school taakes away normal everyday brain function!

neil, yup, nice work. it's van gogh's "almond tree". i wish the title didn't look all weird...maybe i need to do some tweaking.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Tanya said...

fun pics... like the henna work and the pic of the amazing dragonfly... glad to hear you had a great time... I hope the ants flee...wanna eat ice cream and watch fireflies before summer is done? (I recommend chocolate therapy from Ben and Jerry's.)
Love ya,

11:37 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

oooh, I visited your myspace... I'm your stalker!

I would be up for some therapy, especially if it was chocolate and involved hanging out with you and Tanya.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Heidi V. said...

Hum...I bet you've got some short stories just dying to get out...perhaps a screen play even! I say…oh my yes…give it a go! I would love to read them! I’m excited to check out “Stained Glass Elegies”!

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Neil said...

I have not read it yet or seen the film, but here is a review of Sophie Scholl from a reviewer I like: http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/reviews/2006/sophiescholl.html

2:01 AM  

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