Saturday, September 03, 2005

Way of a Pilgrim- new title, old blog, same old me

Well, for those of you who read my last post, and were wondering, "Did she actually fast?" the answer was: sort of.

I ate LOTS and LOTS of blini (russky pancakes) with sour cream (smetana in Russian). Technically, I wasn't supposed to do that, because smetana is dairy and dairy is verboten. Also, blini are made with butter, also dairy, also technically nonfasting food. But it was quick, and I was hungry, and I figured God would understand.

I haven't posted since March because April was difficult and May still more difficult. June was good, but so busy I hardly had a chance to catch my breath. (Hopefully more on that later.) July was AWFUL. I went home. It was not fun. August was better, since I was working. I was also Little Miz Stressed Out. Just couldn't deal with the thought of updating people.

But now I want to update people again. So here goes. I almost deleted the whole blog altogether, but then I figured I sort of wanted to keep the old posts, as a record of my life, or something. So I left them alone. I've always been a pack rat. :)

The reason I'm calling this blog (The New Old Blog) "Way of a Pilgrim" is because it's the title of a famous Orthodox book about a man who learns to really pray. And also because I do consider going to seminary to be a pilgrimage of sorts for me. Not sure if I'm up to it. The academics, for one thing...and having to wear a skirt EVERY SINGLE DAY for church twice a day...I can take the church- ok, I HOPE I can take the church every day- but the skirt thing? I'm going to break down and wear pants. That is TECHNICALLY allowed, but my momma didn't raise me to be wearing pants in church. That just isn't how I was raised. It's showing respect.

Evil spammers go home! Ugh. How do I delete the bad post responses and leave in the good ones? Not figuring this out.

I start seminary on Tuesday. Well, Tuesday is move-in day. I'm driving up Monday morning and staying with a friend in Long Island, and then driving an hour and a half (or so) to Crestwood, NY. Wherever the heck that is. I have only a vague idea of Places in the Great White North Yankeeland. I plan to wear my Washington Nationals baseball cap in NYC. Perish the thought of a New York Yankees hat touching my scalp. Ew! I would, however, buy me one of those NYPD hats. Or FDNY. But ballcaps aren't allowed on campus anyway. Not that I'm a big ballcap wearer.

Yes, I drive up Tuesday, and have not even BEGUN to pack...

(And If ANY of you reading this have ANY advice on how this whole blog-running thing works, I can use all the help I can get!)


Blogger Kafaleni said...

Hey, hon!

To delete spam.. click on the rubbish bin on that post... then follow instructions. It's all point and click from there.

Best of luck with the travelling and the settling down.

BTW.. shoot me now, but half the time I wear jeans and sneakers to church, along with slouchy shirts. The last time I dressed up (nice clothes, hair AND makeup done.. yes, I regularly go to church without makeup on, too...), so many people did "double takes" that I'm scared to do it again. I don't want to give my loved ones a collective heart attack.

September 04, 2005 4:57 AM  
Blogger Kafaleni said...

oh.. and you won't get any more spam if you've got the word confirmation thing.. because spam will only post once.. it won't know to word verify.. so you should be fine from here on in.

September 04, 2005 4:58 AM  
Blogger Marvin | Paranoid Android said...

I think you need to edit your "Countries I've been to" post, to shorten the URL that you posted. That is what is causing your sidebar to appear at the bottom of the screen. Blogger has a pretty good help system, but if you need any assistance with links or formatting, I'd be willing to help.

September 04, 2005 12:12 PM  

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