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Blue like Friday

Went downtown for lunch with Adam today, heading out a bit early so I could do some book shopping. Regrettably, Adam called to cancel (he's sick), but book shopping was a success. Picked up Blue Like Jazz after recommendations from multiple and varied vectors, most recently Adam and romanaurora. It's an easy read—I'm about a third through it, and a reference to Stumptown Coffee reminded me of jasonmonster and scillymonster.

Annette, Heather, and Nate come over this evening for a couple more installments of Battlestar Galactica via TiVo. That should be fun, and I'm thinking dinner will be pizza from The Northlake, which I haven't enjoyed since happy2beso visited last year. That's a downright shame, bordering on the criminal—it's so good.

Feels like God is reentering my life a bit in areas where I've shut Him out. Honestly, shutting Him out anywhere means shutting Him out everywhere—if I'm trying to hold some part of myself away from His authority, away from Him, I'm rejecting Him outright. I just don't like to admit that, because it's terrifying. And it's terrifying because it should be. We who know Jesus need to stop doing this.

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Feels like God is reentering my life a bit in areas where I've shut Him out. Honestly, shutting Him out anywhere means shutting Him out everywhere—if I'm trying to hold some part of myself away from His authority, away from Him, I'm rejecting Him outright. I just don't like to admit that, because it's terrifying. And it's terrifying because it should be.

true enough. submission means exactly that, and i love it when sheldon vanauken writes about how "the fact of christ is either overwhelmingly first, or nothing. if this *is* then it matters more than anything in the world and it matters to everything in the world." my friend splittingred talks about how what he wants to be said about him as a man is that he is dependent. it's a good prayer. either he has me, or he doesn't. and i want him to have all there is.

have a good weekend, l, and radical encounters with the graciousness of god. i look forward to your thoughts on _blue like jazz_. i liked it until i got to alone and community - and then i loved it. those chapters affected me deeply.
Are your speaking of the Northlake Tavern? Years ago a friend and I went there for dinner...because he said it was the best pizza in the world, I guess everyone else in Seattle thinks so too because it was SO packed that we had to go elswhere. We were just too famished to wait. So I still haven't had the pleasure :(
Yes...it's so good! It's worth near-starvation.
I'm interested in hearing what you think of Blue Like Jazz. I've also heard a few people say good things about it, and wonder if I should check it out.
I think you will really enjoy Blue LIke Jazz. My favorite part is page 242. "I'm somebody! My name's in print! "

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Thank you so much for that!!!! I own that movie. I had a boyfriend once that would make me watch it over and over again. I would whine about it but now it is one of my favorite movies. I love that part, obviously by my reference and now I have it on my itunes :P

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what movie is that from?

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It's from The Jerk. Such a classic!

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hmm. never heard of it!