Friday, May 27, 2011

Under Conviction...

We have been having really great meeting at church this week. Br. James Knox came up from Florida to preach it. On the way home, we somehow started talking about an incident from when I was little. I don't know how it came up, but it sure was funny and its definitly worth sharing.

When I was young, 5 or 6, we lived in a trailer in Florida. We had a long hallway (I suppose it wasn't really that long, but it sure seemed long to me at the time!) that, on several occasions, I would run up and down. I had been told multiple times not to run in that hall but on this particular day, I did it anyways. There was an air vent at one end of the hall and I somehow managed to trip on it and send myself sprawling. I skinned up my knee and started crying. When Mom came running to see what was wrong, I made the statement "God gave me a spankin' for running in the hall!"

As Mom recounted the tale, she looked back ay me, smiled and said "You sure were under conviction."

And I started laughing. Really hard. She looked back at me, not getting what was so funny. See, that was definitly not what I was thinking. What I was really thinking was "If I explain to Mom that God already gave me a spanking, then I don't need to get in trouble with her!!!"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hats, Coats, and Cloaks

I felt like talking about my love of dramatic accessories today. Anyone who knows me knows I have a love of coats. Big dramatic coats. Especially leather coats. Coats and cloaks are kinda my thing. I own a black leather trench coat that is my absolute favorite. Cloaks too. They're so big and flowy.

My lesser known fashion obsession: hats. Its lesser known because I dont own very many. Sure, I have several beanies for winter but I'm talking cute hats. Like this one:

The Newsboy

And this one:

The Cadet

But my favorite hat is...... the FEDORA!!

And NOT just because Indiana Jones wears one, although his is pretty great. It is not just a guys hat either. They make cute girl ones too!

It seems no hero is complete without a hat, a coat, or both. Even Jesus had a great coat! It must have been a nice coat because the soldiers didn't want to rip it apart, they cast lots over it instead!!! I wonder if He had any hats.....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Do You Hear the People Sing? Pt 3

Back on track today....

Valjean arrives at the barricade and joins in the battle. After the first wave of the attack Enjolras thanks him for his valiant efforts. Valjean asks for one favor: that he be alloowed to "take care" of Javert, who is still being held prisoner. Enjolras agrees and Valjean takes a rifle and goes into the alley with Javert, where he then pulls out a knife. Javert bitterly declares that he is not suprised that a con like Valjean will take his revenge with a knife. To his suprise, Valjean cuts his bonds and releases him, saying that he, Javert, is free to go. "I won't be bought or bribed! I will not make a deal with you!" He then declares, thinking that it what Valjean wants. Again, he is shocked when Valjean says "I hold no grudge against you. You did what was your duty in hunting me. You are free with no strings attatched." He even tells Javert where to find him if he manages to survive the battle. He then shootstherifle in theair, so that the others will think he killed the prisoner.

The next wave of battle hits and many are injured, including Marius. Seeing him fall, Valjean picks him up and carries him into the sewers, praying for God to spare him.

Not yet home, he is cornerd by Javert. He pleads for the life of the boy, who has done nothing. Javert agrees to allow Valjean to carry Marius to saftey and then intends to rearrest him. While he is waiting for Valjean to return, Javert ponders what has happened. He could not fathom why Valjean, who had every reason to hate him, would release him and willingly return to his imprisionment after rescuing Marius. Javert operates only by Law and could not handle the idea of Grace, and so, not wanting to live in debted to a con, shackles himself and throws himself into the river and drowns.

Marius and Cosette are married but I wont tell you the very end: you'll have to watch and/or read it for yourself!

One Day More!! Ignore what the begining says At the end of the day, because thats not right...

-Can I just say here, Nick Jonas doesn't sing terrible, its just, compared to Alfie Boe (Valjean) and Ramin Karimloo (Enjolras) he just doesn't have a strong voice. Also, gotta love the way Enjolras attacks that micrphone!
And, yes, I know, a black Javert is not time-period but he sure sings nice!
Lastly, Valjean, your coat. It is made of awesomeness!

I hope you have enjoyed my Les Miserables presentation!