September 26, 2010

The Beatles Control my Life

Oscar Wilde says "Nothing is so aggravating than calmness."
Well, no offense to Oscar Wilde but I must disagree. I enjoy my quiet lifestyle. Perhaps I am like a child where I need a routine to function.
I like my routines. I like waking up at 8-8:30am for my 9 o'clock on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. I like on Tuesdays and Thursdays that I have breaks between my classes. After my 2:30pm class I have time to go home and watch my Gilmore Girls at 4:00. Friday Night Lights comes on after that and that's when I usually start cleaning the house while it is playing in the background. After church on Sundays, we go to Pizza Hut where they have a buffet. They are starting to know our drink orders. I'm going to be impressed once they memorize our names.

Music is, and always has been, a big part of my life. Somehow I have even made the music I listen to a routine. When I go to school or church, I usually like to have it on my "grown-up" station (see blog above). When I get off work, I usually like to leave any stress work may have caused by blaring a Glee CD and pretending I am halfway decent enough for Broadway. If nothing is on the radio I put one of my CDs in. If I am feeling nostalgic, Nat King Cole... which is funny because I wasn't alive during his time. When I am feeling artsy- Norah Jones. When I am feeling cynical- KT Tunstall. Of course when I am just regular Chelsea- The Beatles.

I don't understand why people don't like organization in their life. If they don't like the routine they are in, simply change it! I guess I just like the simple things in life. I think I feel more content when I am in my daily routine.

It also scares me that I have a routine. Is the way I live my life keeping me from being a willing servant of Christ? I don't want to be so caught up in my routine that I miss out on opportunities to serve. I guess we are constantly needing to evaluate our lives and make sure our "routines" worthy sacrifices to God.

Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

September 15, 2010

Lamentation of the 'Grown up'

I find myself listening to "grown-up" radio stations. Okay, let me clear this up before you assume I'm going to become Hugh Hefner's next girlfriend. The "grown up" station I am referring to is KACU which plays music made from real instruments and they discuss real topics rather than who Paris was wearing while she went to buy a turquoise poncho for her rat-sized dog.

It's the kind of station my mother would play despite the protests of me and my brother. I actually was driving home from class yesterday and I was listening to them talk about quantum physics. I already heard them talk about this Sunday and yet I was still interested.

This makes me sad. It means that I am actually developing taste and I have a brain. It means that I am that much farther from my childhood. Goodbye childhood. I shall miss my trend-following, Backstreet Boy listening, boy obsessed life.

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