September 27, 2009

as if i'm not already in a tizzy...

  Hey Gang.  Don't mind me.  Mild panic attack, but all will be fine.  I was determined to post this morning, and even though I "feel" like I'm running behind, I know it's just nerves, so I'm going to do it.  Not only because it's been forever, but it's gotten to the point where even though Robert mentioned my lack of posts, Pete has given up on begging me.  So I'm taking that as a pretty big sign that it has been way too long.

  At any rate, I'm nearing hysteria because the process of selecting a shirt to wear this morning culminated in my yanking every shirt I haven't worn in over two months out of my closet in a fit of rage.  See, I stopped smoking in my office a couple of months ago in an effort to keep the clothes in my door-less closet clean.  Yet, due to my procrastination in washing said clothes, they're still all covered in dust and nicotine.  That nice white shirt with the blue and black pinstripes I was going to wear today?  Yeah.  Stained.  So I've got the three white shirts I still own (I'm too accident prone to wear white, really. Not to mention the sweaty armpits, but I digress.) in the washing machine right now.  Thank God for sloppy metrosexuals infiltrating our culture, so I won't have to iron the shirt before church.  Slightly wrinkled seems to be the way to go as of late, so I should be in the clear.  The style of shirt, thankfully, does not necessitate a crisp, pressed look.  (Is "necessitate" even a word?)

  So it's been a bit crazy lately, which would normally be perfect fodder for blogging, right?  Not so much.  I still can't get back into the swing of it.  I am still just as addicted as ever to reading all manner of blogs.  I just don't have enough "umph" to actually write one.  Good intentions, yes.  Horrible follow-through.

  So I've had a couple of rants stewing as of late, which may still be forthcoming.  Today I don't have the time though.  In addition to the laundry crisis, I still have to shave and shower before church, too.  Today's kinda a big day for me, so I want to stay "up" and not bog myself down with the aggravation that ranting would be sure to cause.

  Today is my



  I won't panic.  I won't panic. I won't... I'm lying.  I'm freaking out.  I now have one hour and fifteen minutes to get my clothes cleaned and dried, shave and take a shower, get dressed and pack my bag for church.  Yes, I have to pack a bag for church.  Today is the day I get baptized!

  I joined the church a while back, and re-affirmed my faith at the same time (Something I try to do regularly anyway, being the heathen that I am. It's just usually between God and myself, rather than in front of a congregation.), and I asked Pastor if I could be baptized.  I have been baptized once, long long ago, but wanted to participate in the affirmation of my faith as an adult. 

  I had a couple of friends at work get a little bent out of shape when I mentioned it in passing this past week while telling a little anecdote about Cody thinking that Pastor was messing with him ("Is Titus really a book in the Bible?!"), so I'm now rather conscious of the fact that some people may be aggravated with me when they read this post because I didn't tell them either. 

  I didn't really tell anyone, actually.  So please don't be hurt if you feel I've left you out of the loop.  There wasn't really a loop to begin with.

  I'm excited though, because (as you'll see if you follow my little linky-loo), Pastor and the worship team went out of there way to make an awesome service out of this day.  Pastor decided, and I agreed, that it would be a great opportunity for one of the more "contemporary" services, and I'm stoked to see what they've come up with.

  Plus, my friend Jeanette is going to come watch me get dunked, which is awesome cause I always want my friends to come check out how fantastic my church is!  Although she's threatening to bring a camera, too.  I may have to hurt her.

  M'kay. I really do need to get my butt in gear.  This face ain't gonna shave itself!

  OOOOOOHHHHHH!  I almost forgot!  Come to this concert tonight if you can make it!  We'd love to have you!!!!!!!!


Katy said...

Congratulations on your baptism, Jake! I'm very excited for you! I'm also very happy you posted. I know how hard it can be when you feel like you have something to say and then you just stare at the blank screen. Anyway, I hope you take time to breath and slow down this afternoon.

Love you!!

Pete said...

Congrats Jake!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!

I gave up begging because I have just accepted you're not a regular poster, it's part of who you are and it just makes me enjoy your posts when you do post that much more!!! You are who you are. :)

But if you'd like I can start begging again. lol.

I'm very happy for you and hope you had a wonderful day!! I've totally had those fits of rage when it comes to the closet and/or dresser drawers. lol. It will be just fine and it will all work out in the end. :)

ellenjane said...

Congrats on getting baptized darling. I'm very proud of you!
I literally have a lite of topics that I've been collecting on a notecard that I want to write about. But the timing just feels silent for now.
I'll post again at some point, I just don't know when. So no pressure from me!

WV: nutspec- I am totally NOT going there!