Friday, August 24, 2007

we think David is allergic to carrots.

Wednesday morning, Kallie received an email from Allison that she had a death in the family. So sad. We are going to reschedule when things settle down for her family. So instead of the photoshoot, Kallie went shopping for her studio office. She shopped and shopped, spray painted, and found things around the house to make her office feel more official and appealing.
Thursday, Kallie edited photos all day. She also bought hosting for her website and is working on a page of proofs for the party photos. That will be announced early next week. We went to Macaroni Grill when David got home from work, thanks to a lovely gift card from David's momma and Hank. The sunset was extra gorgeous, so we walked out to the "lake" at our apartment complex to take photos. [wish the colors transfered better on our blog photos! the photos are so much brighter!]
Tuesday through Thursday nights of this week, Christiane Amanpour did two-hour segments on "God's Warriors." We watched most of all of them. The first night was about Judaism, the second about Islam (Muslims), and the third about Christians (solely in the US). She did a pretty good job. The first hour last night showed the (unfortunately) common Jerry Falwell and Tim LaHaye type doom and gloom brand of Christianity; naturally only covering the abortion issue with a little bit of gay marriage sprinkled on top. These guys are still our brothers in Christ, so we won't rip on them too badly for "straining out the gnat but swallowing the camel" (Matthew 23:24). It was refreshing to see an interview with Greg Boyd and a Senator whose name I now forget in the second hour, however. They talked mostly about the Christians role in taking care of God's creation and alleviating poverty, which are often overlooked "Sanctity of Human Life" issues, not to mention scriptural mandates. Kallie had a particularly rough time with Christiane showing a group of twelve year old girls talking about how they had a commitment night when they made a purity commitment to God to be celibate until marriage. David said something like, "good luck to you," which I'm [Kallie...I'm going to use "I's" now] sure was the response, accompanied by a laugh, of most people watching the documentary. I just get upset that the numbers put these girls in a terrible situation. They probably will have sex before they're married. And it sucks. I wish girls like me and my friends, like Alisa, who have been there and actually done it...waited until marriage, could be more prevalent in the "news". These poor girls need to know that it can be done and you don't have to be a complete social "loser" or an ugly betty to do it. (hah). And I think people think it's easy for us. They think that because we're Christians, somehow we find it to be easy. So they think that they could never do it, because it would never be easy for them. And that's not true. It's not easy. But have some self respect and some dignity and be a strong woman and show the world that you have the balls to stand up to men. Seriously. And show the world that you have the balls to stand up to yourself. I mean...isn't that the most empowering thing? Women are trying to be so powerful and prove themselves over men. So show that you're strong enough to have will power over yourself and anyone else. Ok, I need to stop.

Tonight we go to a seafood cooking class in Sarasota with David's dad. Yum and fun.

love, d&k.


Alisa Kelleen said...

just thought I'd let you know, I didn't read anything about David maybe being allergic to carrots....

Allison said...

I was just thinking the same thing about the alleged aforementioned carrot allergy. were on a role, Kallie...preach on sister!

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