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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Scamper-by:

K8-E --

Belated *SMISH*.

Mac --

Lurve teh thread pic.

We got up über-early this morning in order to attend JtB’s Ordination ceremony! (It’s almost an hour’s drive, but we like John and are very pleased to have been invited.)

Moar laterz.

Rabbit
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Rabbit
8 years ago

Mornin’ Greetin’s.

Hugs to K8.
And uh, high five (prayer hands) to JtB.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Hugs, Kate, and best wishes, John.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, RabBiT, Fatwa (and by extension, BrendaK), and Sven!
Will Fatwa yell ‘Mazel Tov!’ at the end of the ordination ceremony?

I’d like to ask for prayers for my pastor, whose father past away this morning.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Thoughts and prayers for your pastor and his family, Paddy.

I’m off to Long Beach to have breakfast with my buddy whose wife passed away a few months back. He aint doing all that well with things, but I’ve run out of advice and cliches to say.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Again with the looming govt shutdown--and they say that like it’s a bad thing. I’m looking forward to seeing how America looks with the federal govt out of business for a few days.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Prayers for both you and your friend, Sven. Most times there really isn’t anything to say, other than that you are there for him.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just arrived home from church (weird for me to be saying that) followed by Steak & Shake; woo!!!

And we got to meet TRD!!11!!recoveringdeb! (Who seemed every bit as lovely as you’d expect of Mrs. JtB.) Met his Mom and sister, who were also quite nice.

John did well, and the church really seems to be behind his Chaplaincy. I’m very glad we were able to be there today.

Will Fatwa yell ‘Mazel Tov!’ at the end of the ordination ceremony?

I thought about it but StifleWifeK was pinching me. She completely nixed the compressed air horns, too…along with my Rip Taylor impersonation.

I was also amused to hear exhortations (i.e., “Look here!”, “Watch this!” and the like) which -- while I know they originated largely in SBC churches -- I’m more familiar with from funk/R&B music.

I must admit that I kept imagining the pastor saying “hold my beer” right before every “watch this!”.

The band was decent, given the material they had to work with. (Although several times I really wanted to jump up, run to the drummer’s little plexiglass isolation booth, grab his drum key and tune the danged kit…especially his snare drum.) 😉

John the Baptist
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John the Baptist
8 years ago

Thank you, Fatwa! It was marvelous and a great blessing to have you in our home church today.

Though I have to admit that I was a tad disappointed that you didn’t turn out in “Full Chasidic Jacket,” I was happily anticipating the collection of raised eyebrows and hushed conversations in some parts of the congregation!

If it makes you feel any better, I did overhear our new worship leader saying something about the tuning issue to the band. And on a related note, I just found out yesterday why the drummers have that little plexiglass case to sit in. I always assumed it had something to do with their bathing habits.

As a palette refresher, I will leave this here for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVe-rZBcm4&t=06m20s

JtB

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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JtB --

I was concerned that if I showed-up in Chasidic “mufti” it might have been an inappropriate distraction from your star turn…which would have been more wrongness than I was prepared to exhibit as a guest (or fellow Wheelizen).

I always assumed it had something to do with their bathing habits.

Not far wrong; they were originally used to prevent teh spittle-flecking of bandmates and audience members. It was merely a happy coincidence they also cut down on excessive “ringing” (and cymbals bleeding into the singers’ mics).

As a palette refresher, I will leave this here for you:

Heh. I really dug the cheesy “psychedelic” abuse of the video switcher. This seems like an appropriate rejoinder:

Q: How can you tell when the drummer’s riser is perfectly level?
A: He drools out of both sides of his mouth.

Q: What did the drummer get on his IQ test?
A: Drool.

Q: What’s the difference between a drummer and a savings bond?
A: One will mature and make money.

Q: How can you tell when a drummer’s knocking on your door?
A: He speeds-up.

Q: “Hey…how late does the band play?”
A: “About half a beat behind the drummer.”

BrendaK
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8 years ago

JtB -- the service was great, and I didn’t really have to pinch Fatwa. He was all misty-eyed from your ordination, as were we all.

Truly lovely, and we were just so tickled and honored to be there.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Glad you guys were able to attend and again, John, congratulations and all the best.

Man, I hate football.

Dinner last night with some friends; they were going on about some cremora fireworks that they saw in the Midwest a few months ago. Who knew?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hee!

That was rather astounding.

Man, I hate football.

I guess that means the Raiders lost.

*Checks intertoobz*

Yup; sorry, Sven.

Kate
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Kate
8 years ago

Thank you all for teh Smishes.
JtB: congratulations on the ordination. I wish I could have been there -- especially now that I know Inna Godda Da Vida was on the play list.
Our cook’s wedding was delightful. She and her Mom dressed up KFH&BBQ beautifully. I managed to snag one of the last of 247 Bacon Balls of Glory without hurting anyone too badly.