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  • Andrea 2:56 pm on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I’ll have the uh…Serious, with a dash of salt and hold the mayo. 

    Here’s that post from March 16 that I’ve been letting age gracefully.

    Is it seriously uncool to be serious online?
    Or is it all the time
    that you feel sublime?

    I don’t know what it is, but I feel like everybody just shrugs off all of the serious things that are brought up. The subject is quickly averted, and I feel no one truly listens to what I have to say unless it’s
    some kind of joke
    and it really provokes

    It doesn’t float my boat to always be bouncing off surface waves of laughter and chuckles. It’s avoidance to the Nth degree and it’s no way to be satisfied with life, which is more than mere intermittent exhalation. Somewhere along the line someone’s feelings will get hurt and then what? Everybody shrugs it off–they don’t know how to deal with it any other way. And that hurt person will feel there is no other way but to isolate themselves from those people, or otherwise join them and forget their feelings–become a robot.

    You know the jobs that they don’t need people anymore for, like factories and phone calls, because they have machines to do it for them? The way things are going, you won’t need friends.

    Now…I know people who wouldn’t even take this post seriously if they read it. They would say I’m “overreacting”, “complaining”, or just blow it off and move on, like birthday candles. That’s it.
    I don’t know what else to do
    if language doesn’t even get through
    to you.

    I’m not saying everything needs to be serious. Not at all.
    No, you need not let your spirit fall.
    But please hearken to my earnest call.
    Use your sense before you “lol”.

    Now, the reason I’ve held this draft without posting it is because I was going to post a link to a sermon preached recently after I drafted this that had something interesting in it, though I can’t recall what it was now, but I tried going through the sermons and couldn’t find it. You’re free to listen to them at http://www.lynchburgfaithbaptist.com/sermons-music/sermons/

    • erchamion5 9:08 pm on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Dear girl,
      You are a realist. Realists of the past knew how to balance the careless energy of temporal thought, with all its frivolity and ephemeral satisfactions, with the sure gravity of the eternal viewpoint. Temporal thoughts give us what Solomon called “vanity and vexation of spirit.” The eternal viewpoint dares to ask the question, “Does this really matter? I mean, really?”
      Too often people find realism to be dark and brooding, but I say that it is rather too bright to look it. People avoid it for the same reason that those who flourish in the dark flee from the light of truth.
      Accountability? True empathy? The problem of pain? Gravity and soberness? Our flesh wants not these things. Give us candy! Let us eat cake!

  • Andrea 7:52 pm on February 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Do I really have to title every blog? 

    I realize my last (and first) entry was a bit lame and instead of going back and editing it, which would be an endless cycle, I’m moving on with a second post.

    I feel as if I left out a couple of my purposes, like documenting my feelings/what has happened recently, like a journal, and pasting things I find useful or interesting.

    Recently, I have had an epiphany. There’s this person who is a close friend of someone close to me. This person always seems to want to put me down while exalting themself sneakily. I feel as if people constantly take their side over mine simply because this person seems more educated by using superfluous words and somehow has this persuasive factor about them that people seem to blindly follow. This person takes (apparently to others) subtle swings at me. It’s like they feel the need to put me down and in doing so, feel better about themself, even though this would be eloquently denied by them while knawing on my reputation in return and then giving me a pat on the head like any mutt deserves. Now that that’s out, I’ll clue you in to my epiphany. Yesterday I was thinking of how to describe how this person is, and it finally came to me: CONDESCENDING. It was like I realized a cliche in my life.

    So there it is, folks. Right now I’m enjoying my morning OJ (no, not Simpson) and wondering if that Advil I took a while ago is working for my headache.

    I got a new bed yesterday. My old bed was like 3 feet off the ground, so this new regularly-sized bed seems like it’s meant for one of Snow White’s friends. The good news is I didn’t feel any springs poking me (yay!). The bad news is I slept in quite possibly the latest I ever have.

    Another thing knawing at me in my brain is my English 102 paper. I haven’t started it yet, though I was supposed to have. I should have already completed an outline and started my rough draft for 1500 words. That’s 6 pages! The longest thing I’ve ever written was my parody for AP English in high school at 2220 words.

    Haha, Chuck Norris is in my living room right now hypnotizing a little girl. On TV of course.

    I guess it’s time to end for now. Until next time, Andrea (in life)

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