Day: December 6, 2004

but, God…

This week, our church is hosting it’s annual Christmas “whatchamacallit” (they actually say that) and the title is “but, God…” The two most beautiful words in the English language, right? Definitely a “devine but” (yes, they actually said that too). Usually, “but” followed by something means negativity. But in this case, it means something good came out of something sucky because of God.

Last week, I crashed big time. I don’t know if it was the higher dosage in the medication, or just circumstances, or maybe a combination of both. I crashed and I wanted it to be over. But God (heehee) showed me reasons why it’s not time yet. Firstly, there is Aidan. He gives me so much joy. I live to see that child smile. He’s special and precious and wonderful and amazing and funny as all bananas. Then there were my friends. The ones who took the time to email me, IM me, talk to me. The ones who were right there, praying for me, thinking of me, sending me hugs from thousands of miles away. The ones who tell me they need to hang out with me. Little Lucy, my kitty who cuddles with me every night and watches me type away on this laptop every night before I go to bed. How could I want to leave this?

God gives me gentle reminders of things I’ll miss out on if I were to leave this earth before He was ready. Little, silly things. Like Christmas. What’s in my stocking? I want to know! Aidan at age 5. That’s a biggie, but there it is. What new music will come out next year? What will happen next week on The O.C. Just little things to look forward to, little reasons to keep going. When I focus on those, I forget the overwhelming big picture and I stop freaking out so much.

So, that’s my “But God” story. For now, anyway. I’m interested to see this program. I’m not sure which show I will go to–there are plenty to choose from! :) I’m looking forward to it. Good night.

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1.) Run one lap around the office at top speed.

2.) Groan out loud in the bathroom cubicle (at least one other ‘non-player’ must be in the bathroom at the time).

3.) Ignore the first five people who say ‘good morning’ to you.

4.) Phone someone in the office you barely know, leave your name and say “Just called to say I can’t talk right now. Bye”.

5.) To signal the end of a conversation, clamp your hands over your ears and grimace.

6.) Leave your zipper open for one hour. If anyone points it out, say,”Sorry, I really prefer it this way”.

7.) Walk sideways to the photocopier.

8.) While riding an elevator, gasp dramatically every time the doors open.


9.) Say to your boss, “I like your style” and shoot him with double-barrelled fingers.

10.) Babble incoherently at a fellow employee then ask “Did you get all that, I don’t want to have to repeat it”.

11.) Page yourself over the intercom (do not disguise your voice).

12.) Kneel in front of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle (there must be a ‘non-player’ within sight).

13.) Shout random numbers while someone is counting.


14.) At the end of a meeting, suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing of the national anthem (extra points if you actually launch into it yourself).

15.) Walk into a very busy person’s office and while they watch you with growing irritation, turn the light switch on/off 10 times.

16.) For an hour, refer to everyone you speak to as “Bob”.

17) Announce to everyone in a meeting that you “really have to go do a number two”.

18.) After every sentence, say ‘mon’ in a really bad Jamaican accent. As in “the report is on your desk, mon”. Keep this up for one hour.

19.) While an office mate is out, move their chair into the elevator.

20.) In a meeting or crowded situation, slap your forehead repeatedly and mutter, “Shut up, damn it, all of you just shut up!”.

21.) At lunchtime, get down on your knees and announce “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again”.

22.) In a colleagues diary, write in 10am: “See how I look in tights”.

23.) Carry your keyboard over to your colleague and ask “You wanna trade?”.

24.) Repeat the following conversation 10 times to the same person:”Do you hear that?” “What?””Never mind, it’s gone now”.

25.) Come to work in army fatigues and when asked why, say, “I can’t talk about it”.

26.) Posing as a maitre d’, call a colleague and tell him he’s won a lunch for four at a local restaurant. Let him go.

27.) Speak with an accent (French, German, Porky Pig, etc) during a very important conference call.

28.) Find the vacuum and start vacuuming around your desk.

29.) Hang a two-foot long piece of toilet roll from the back of your pants and act genuinely surprised when someone points it out.

30.) Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

31.) Put your garbage can on your desk and label it “In.”

32.) Put decaf in the coffee maker for three Weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

33.) Finish all your sentences with “In Accordance With The Prophecy.”

34.) Don’t use any punctuation

35.) Have your co-workers address you by your wrestling name: Rock

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