Friday, September 3, 2010
Don't get me wrong.....I don't want any property or people hurt, but if we're going to have a hurricane....well....better not jinx us. There's a few more depressions out at sea just waiting to nail us. The Jersey Shore is overdue for the 100 year storm, so I really shouldn't tempt fate.....but.....it's sort of boring! It's been gray all day, a few very brief showers that steam up. Barely a breeze, but then just when one stirs up, it stops. The pool was hastily covered....as much of the garden flotsam and jetsam cleared to make way for actual flotsam and jetsam.....honestly, that's probably why I'm most annoyed at the lack of storm....at least if we had a storm everyone's back garden would be a tip...now it's just mine! No excuse other than...well....not doing a blinking thing in it all summer.
So. That's the summer done I guess. Blah. Very, very uneventful.
The children and their friends, on one of the last days of freedom, have been arguing over what dvd to watch....looks like they've decided on "Beowulf". A super-violent computer generated film from a few years back with the cartoony characters very much resembling the actors that provide the voice. Grendel's mother is hot....Now the argument is whether it's ok to see a naked, character generated Angelina Jolie, as a hideous monster that shape-shifts into a shapely babe, or not.....the friends are English boys....so I'll just tell their mum it's part of their rich, cultural history! I'm pretty sure they won't be harmed....pretty sure.
The semester has begun for me....This will be a semester of reading and writing to the n-th power...much different from last year. Feels like much more. All I can say is "ouch". The preaching bitis always with me....the images from the lectionary texts like stones in a swift river...I'm jumping from image to image not too sure of where it's taking me! I might add, too, that I'm not feeling great about the swiftness of the river.
I suppose I can't help but remind myself to just go with flow...sorry...that cliche just couldn't be helped.
Wind might be picking up a bit, actually......
I must now supervise the Beowulf.....Grendelesque behavior from the minors with NOT be tolerated!!!!