Monday, February 19, 2007

a hodge podge...

i hate to be yet another blogger with an opinion about britney spears, but here i am. i was never a fan, never thought she was amazing or anything, and over time i have developed a veiw of her that includes words like: skanky, mindless, dumb, trashy, etc. but over the weekend, what with the shaving of the head, i have had to revise that. taking a step back, i have come to think she is a lost girl - with no accountability, no one who tells her the real truth, and no one to trust. i think she must be very lonely, and she has my sympathy. so do her sons. living a life with no meaning or value beyond the next paparazzi picture must be completely debilitating. i still don't think she's particularily talented or amazing, but i am beginning to feel some sympathy.

next.

2 days til lent starts, and i am still torn. i am considering...

a) giving up fiction reading (a huge, huge sacrifice)

b) fasting over lunches & praying for God's direction on the future of my life (i worry about my motives here...i am a murky soul, and i don't want to use lent as a diet, but on the other hand, i really do need a God given vision for my future. sigh)

c) giving up wine (not as much of a sacrifice, really. maybe it's a copout?)

sigh.... i don't know. any opinions?

7 comments:

casey said...

I don't know if I told you this before but I did the skip the lunch thing, and it wasn't so bad. I was able to read my bible and devotion during that time at work and had a moment to pray and reflect. It was good.

rachel said...

huh...you didn't mention that. interesting...

Sabrina said...

guess I'll be giving up lunches with you for Lent. ;)

Steve (Oz) said...

I like Britney's new hair. I don't recommend it for everyone, but, if I recall, she has two little ones at home. I imagine after enough hair pulling from infants, you just want to shave it all off.

Name: Joey said...

I have to admit...I was tempted to shave my head after my second but thankfully did not...not sure it would have grown back!

On the lent issue...I have no advice, it's such a personal thing and I'm none too happy to report that I'm feeling led to give up complaining to anyone other than God for this season of lent (insert panic face and scream)...this is not going to be easy or fun but I trust that it is going to be a good result!!

rachel said...

well, last year i was lead to give up anger and resentment - so i feel your pain!

Name: Joey said...

Thanks Rae!