Friday, February 22, 2013

shaved eyebrows and dishwasher regurgitations

The other day I was contemplating the fact that when some things happen, we just simply don't know why.

We can ask

We can surmise

We can reason

We can try to explain

We can scratch our heads

But there are a few things in this scientific life, that cannot be explained away... 

Do ya'll remember Dave?  He is the autistic guy I hang out with daily.  (You can read about Dave in more depth in my post from last year "autism, titanic and upsidown world"- Jan 13, 2012) 

There are many things about  Dave, that cannot be explained.  And he can't explain them to me, since he is not very verbal, and has a hard time expressing himself.  About 2 times a year, Dave randomly shaves off his eyebrows. 

What in the ever loving cat hair? 

 His parents and I have tried to explain it: 

maybe they are itchy?  

maybe he is trying to look like one of his favorite villains in a movie? 

maybe he saw someone on the street like that? 

We just don't know. 

Likewise, about 2 times a year, my dishwasher has to throw up all over my floor.  

She just feels like it.

Each time my husband pulls her out and looks at her mechanics, finds nothing wrong, and pushes her back in. She works fine for 6 months, then pukes soapy water again.  

She doesn't even explain herself.

You know the guys on The Big Bang Theory?

They are forever explaining many scientific things that happen in our world. (they just can't seem to have any lasting relationships but that's a blog for another day)  I would like to see these fellas explain away the eyebrows and dishwasher stuff in my life:)

 I have come to the conclusion that I will NOT try to explain away these two fascinating phenomena.  

They just ARE

And that's OK

I take them as a gift from God, something we humans can't dissect, divide, or conquer.

What has God put in your life, good or bad that you just can't explain away? 

 That you just accept, with (some would say) blind faith?

Something that you have decided NOT to strive against, but  take at face value.

Maybe even a little sumthin your Jesus is teaching you, through it

 about YOU,  and how you are living THIS LIFE   He has given you.

Think about it the next time somebody you know shaves his or her eyebrows, or your dishwasher overflows.  

or anything else that gets you to say "what in the cathair?"





What He is showing you.  

You just might learn something.

About eyebrows

or dishwashers

or better yet: YOURSELF

"Look at the Nations and watch- and be utterly amazed.  For I am going to do something in YOUR days, that you would not believe , even if you were told."   Habakkuk 1:5


Monday, February 18, 2013


The Harlem Shake?

What in the Cat Hair?

When Evan told me Friday evening on skype that he had just gotten finished meeting with about 1000 other students in the middle of the campus at App State to do a 15 second dance i DID say "What in the Cathair, son?"


What are the meanings?  

How can we explain it?

Let's wring our hands excessively and examine this phenomena deeply......

I consider myself at least minimally aware of pop culture and what is going on, but this befuddled me, to say the least. So doing a little research....I think I figured it out.  

It is silly

just for fun,

no reasons

and anyone can do it.  

THAT  is the kind of stuff I LOVE:)  

Here is what Wikipedia had to say about it, dated a few days ago:

"The videos last 30-something seconds and feature an excerpt from the song "Harlem Shake" by electronic musician Baauer. Usually, a video begins with one person (often helmeted or masked) dancing to the song alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people not paying attention or unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the video switches to the entire crowd doing a crazy convulsive dance for the next 15 seconds... Also, in the second half of the video, people often wear  crazy outfits or costumes while wielding strange props."

OK sounds good to me, why not?

Go on to u-tube and you will find about 4000 different 

renditions of it....many claiming to be the first, Feb 

something of this year.

Here is the one my son was in just to give you a peek of

what all the college campuses, sports teams, office groups, 

and high schools are doing... just for fun.

The Washington Post, NY Times, and other fabulous publications are trying to figure it out... 

why is this so popular? What does it mean?  How will it affect the future of mankind??  What will be the significance in the annuls of history?  

They give lots of in-depth reasons:)

For me...  

I like it.  

It's fun.

That's it. 

What in the cathair is the meaning behind "the wave" at sports events?? 

Sometimes, on a dreary Monday morning, we all need a little fun, for absolutely NO good reason.


I can't wait to see the first missionary Harlem Shake....

I think God will smile at that...He might even laugh out loud:)

Lastly, Our family has a great reason to do a Sieges rendition of the Harlem Shake.  We were blessed 3 weeks ago with a fabulous new life.  

Emelia Margaret Born Jan 27 in Waco, TX

Harlem Shake?

Let me at it!