Monday, March 24, 2003

Urine Trouble

Psalm 143
In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;
destroy all my foes,
for I am your servant.

Do we still pray to this God? Should we be ashamed to pray this way? At times like this I almost feel more comfortable in an Old Testament world.. I'm sure it will pass. Thank God for grace...I need it.

Baghdad Bingo:
SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash) -- A new drinking game is hitting U.S. barrooms and college campuses harder than Scud missiles in Saddam Hussein's palaces.
Boozehounds play the so-called "Baghdad Bingo" by watching the news and taking a shot every time they hear a journalist use buzzwords like "shock and awe."
Other lush lingo includes "embedded journalists," "weapons of mass destruction," "decapitation attack," and "bunker buster bombs."

Some folks are passing out before Peter Jennings says goodnight.

The urinal cake debate-Why do "urinal cakes" exist? First off, I don't want to think of urinals and cakes in the same sentence. I like to think of cakes in terms of festive events. I don't want to wear a party hat around the urinal.

In any case, I walked into the men's room at church on Sunday to be overpowered by this pungent aroma of "industrial cherry" or something. One of my fellow congregants took it upon himself to install a "urinal cake". He and his wife are wonderful "doers". They see jobs that need to be done and do them. We need more people in the church like them.
In addition to the pleasantly pink "cake", he also installed a "duel purpose mat" which serves to hold the "cake" and prevent cigarette butts from clogging up the urinal.

I love it when people in the church contribute...this contribution though didn't hit me right.

To make a long story longer, I ended up in this protracted email conversation asking about the origin of the church urinal cake and trying to politely explain that I didn't think it was necessary. I pray I didn't offend the "givers" but we agreed I would stick my hand in the dirty urinal and remove it. The duel function catch all mat is going too.

First time I've ever turned down cake.
Of course in this day and age of increased federal wiretapping and surveillance, maybe I should be more SUSPICIOUS.