The biggest thing I did this past weekend was my trip to Phoenix. Besides dinner at Pizzeria Bianco, it was a pretty low key visit. I did go to church with my friend and her family on Sunday morning. It was a non-denominational style church (though technically they have a denomination of some sort apparently). The guy giving the sermon referenced the fast spreading coffee chain “Dutch Brothers” from Oregon. He had gone there while in Oregon for a funeral. He used the enthusiasm of the employees he encountered at Dutch Brothers as a good example of how we could be a “REP” for Jesus. I found it a little amusing, because a bunch of my friends referred to the Dutch Brothers employees as “coffee tweakers” because they always seemed to be way hopped up on caffeine. Other than that, I found the service mainly fluff, with little substance. Basically, Jesus is cool and we are cool cuz we love Jesus.
Last night, a friend and I went and saw Spring Awakening at the Ahmanson Theatre here in LA. It was the big musical winner at the 2007 Tony awards. From wikipedia: “The musical is based on the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The original play was banned in Germany due to its portrayal of masturbation, abortion, rape and suicide.” I thought the musical was enjoyable, and it was nice to dress up and see a show.
I’m still not really sure what I’ll be doing for Thanksgiving. Perhaps a smallish dinner at home with a friend or two. Perhaps nothing. Who knows.