Friday, November 23, 2007

Confessions of an Absent Blogger

Well, here is another post after a long absence. I feel so sheepish coming back here after slouching off for a while. Julie has been giving me a hard time for not posting and now my friends are taking me to task. I have been pondering why I have been uninspired to post and I have come to the conclusion that I have been self-conscious. I started to worry about what people would think after reading the site. I guess I started this after the iPhone post. I would look at that post and think 'what a shallow guy.' Yet, the post is true. Its me......its something I wanted and I thought I could be funny about it. Those of you who truly know me, know that this is who I am. Let's be honest here, I am a materialistic guy sometimes (sometimes?). I guess I just need to be myself here and not sweat it. You'll just have to to take all of me, the good and the bad.


Doah said...

Well, well, we were just yanking your chain. Hope you were not hurt, but based on your "confessions" it would seem you are your own worst enemy as far as judging goes. I don't know if you realize this, but this most recent post, being so honest and transparent, proves you are not shallow. Maybe like me, you are shallow and deep? Like all humans you're an enigma. Consider this Brennan Manning quote:

"When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and I get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer."

So, perhaps to this we add that we are materialistic and spiritual too?

Tony, there was nothing wrong with you wanting an iPhone any more than me wanting to go to a second night of Bruce Springsteen on Tuesday when I had just went on Monday. I get self-conscious too and I often wonder what people will think after reading my site, "Oh, boy, four Springsteen posts in a row, is Bruce his god now or what?" Screw it dude, who cares what people think? God knows my heart and he knows yours too.

The iWant post was actually very cleaver and funny and mostly because I DO know you. God made you that way to love electronics the same way he made me love music. God knows our hearts, Jesus is your Lord, not stuff, all of us who know you well know that so feel free to be you.

I promise to take all the good with the bad, you've always done the same for me. Miss you bro.!

Cat said...

I agree with Doah.

It was witty.

You're not a selfish, materialistic guy. My friends have lately helped me reevaluate "materialism" since I feel materialistic for wanting my house to look nicer or for a car that's younger than 12 years old. They reminded me that even rich people aren't necessarily materialistic, it's how much importance you place on items. If you love your tv more than you love God, well, then we'll talk. But I know that you don't. You're good, dude, you're good.