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Long Kiss Goodnight

Advent-y

Had to go to the office yesterday morning in hopes that the repairman could get our ailing copier up and running. No joy there, but moving to Plan B was pretty easy, and it gave me the chance to get together with Anne over coffee. We don't get to catch up much during Community Group, and I'm too busy with work on Sundays to have much of a conversation.

Nathan checked in yesterday evening to grab a bite and a pint at Murphy's. As with Anne, I don't get much of a chance to keep up with him unless we spend time like this.

Watched Super Size Me later last night and am now paranoid about my eating and buying habits. I'm aware that, like most "documentaries" of our time, the film was misleading and agenda-driven. Even so...wow. We do some really creepy stuff in order to create food, practices that weren't even considered back in my Iowa boyhood. And most of us don't need much convincing to admit our eating habits are rotten. I'm a lazy (non)cook and eater, habits I'd do well to change.

Was excited to start an Advent devotional this week, even though I've been slack and didn't really dig in until today. Unfortunately for me, it's turning out to be written extremely simply (hopefully with family devotions in mind), and I'm not sticking with it (not that I was doing such a great job before). Bummer. Maybe I can find something else.

Christmas decorations should probably go up today. Should. Probably.

Comments

H & I watched Supersize Me on HBO this summer, and I was impressed w/ the documentary-- even if he has an agenda, I think its a good one.

I think I'll go to McDonald's for lunch.

c.
I was similarly skeptical and freaked out by that movie.
you seriously think it was misleading??

(I had to come check after chippa mentioned you BY NAME. :) )
I think all the documentaries of this type are pretty agenda-driven and make deliberate choices on what to present and what to conceal in order to support those agendas. I mean, really—the filmmaker with the vegan chef girlfriend (now wife) is an unbiased, scientific experimenter? Come on...

Not saying it didn't bring up lots of important stuff. There's just no reason to be naive about what's going on. "The other guys have a huge agenda but we don't" is pretty darned unlikely.

(Spurlock's wikipedia entry is a good start if you're interested in some of the other perspectives. Just makes for a more complete picture.)