Friday, January 19, 2007

A Journalistic Friday Five

Greetings! I come to you this evening from a motel room a few miles from my lay ministry retreat. I am luxuriating in free wi-fi, ripping a CD and blogging, all at once. Anyway, our questions of the week are:

Who? Dr. Walter Taylor of Trinity Lutheran Seminary -- our visiting professor this weekend. He's a great friend of our program, and a very engaging speaker. And he made me not hate Revelation today.

What? k.d. lang's "Hymns of the 49th Parallel" -- the album I'm loading into my Nano. And Diana Krall's "The Look of Love."

When? Around four o'clock tomorrow -- when I'll finally be home with my family, two- and four-legged.

Where? In bed -- where I am right now.

Why? Because I am too middle-aged and weary to go out partying with the gang tonight. There's a nice restaurant in town with classy weekend piano or guitar at the bar, but it's one of Fellow Traveler's and my favorite places -- one of those relational milestone landmarks -- it would be depressing to go somewhere like that without FT, in my guise as earnestly nerdy, sexless singleton.

Bonus: How? Not easily -- how I'll sleep with a noisy motel heater rattling away, and nattering others making merry in the hallway.

6 comments:

Songbird said...

Sounds like good listening and resting tonight...

reverendmother said...

Good night!

Sally said...

on balance a good time I hope? sleep well

Anonymous said...

k.d.lang's Hymns is one of my favourites! Love her cover of Alleluia!

DP gave it to me one year for my birthday and threatened to take it back a month later because it was all I would play on the car CD...

Enjoy!

Leah said...

What a life--I'd love to be there! You say you're playing late, but I'm commenting late, due to my home puter getting slower and slower and blogger getting more impossible and less posible. Great play, anyway!

Anonymous said...

I had Wally Taylor as a Sem Prof and there's no one quite like him to make you dig deep into the NT and LOVE doing it! I'm glad you got to spend time with him. Thanks for the great F5!