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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Really, I'm a Bad Boy

I've often written I read my Kindle in church. This isn't an endorsement of such behavior;  simply the facts of my short attention span during the service. To all you sinners out their - knock it off. Don't follow my poor example.

Anyhow, here's a picture I snapped last Sunday of my Kindle...what you can't see is Sweet Wife's tiny and gentle flicks to my side nor her elbow planted firmly in my ribcage - she's mean like that.

I was reading for the umpteenth time, Winter. (Or is it Deep Winter, by Thomas Sherry?) Google it if you're interested. Again, sit straight and give full attention to the minister. I'm sure he'd appreciate it.

Hey, beats my behavior as a teen when in church I'd smuggle copies of Henry Miller novels into church. My mother never had a clue.

Stephen 

25 comments:

  1. Attention span.....on my Kindle Im reading Contact! by Max Velocity, a fellow blogger, also on Kindle I just started the Calvin Coolidge auto-b, on paper Im reading S A Ashe, Southern View of the Invasion of the Southern states and Clement Eaton Freedom of Thought Struggle in the Old South.
    2 for the road and 2 for home.
    I understand attention span.

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    1. Gotta a link for Max's blog? I've read a few of his books. Literature is my weakness, among other things. Thanks, my friend.

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    2. http://www.maxvelocitytactical.com/blog/

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    3. Thanks, Bubba, I do appreciate it.

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  2. Stephen, speaking as a minister, I see it more as a failure of the pastor there to make his sermon an attention-grabber. You may disagree, of course, but I've spent enough time in a pulpit to know when I haven't stirred someone's interest.

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    1. You're correct. He seems as if he likes to hear his voice more than give spiritual guidance.

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  3. I've been pricing Kindles. My love of reading exceeds my shelf space for paper books. With the paper books, I usually have one going in each room. Never tried reading in church, though. And everybody needs to be a little bit naughty once in a while.

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    1. Lovely Lady, skip over to Amazon.com and they have a free Kindle Desk Top download for your computer. Saves you the price of the actual tablet and you may then purchase the 'books' and have them downloaded to your computer. The tablet is handy when traveling or sitting in a doc's office. If you decide on the Kindle handheld, I'd recommend the basic model. It should come loaded with a few extras and I think free wi-fi.

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    2. My computer is a desktop. I'm looking to be able to read downloaded books from my easy chair and that's why I'm looking at Kindle handheld. Will download the one at Amazon.com, though, just to see if I like it. I appreciate your advice. Thanks.

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  4. Tsk, tsk, tsk. You know, if preachers gave good sermons and not the same ole, same ole, more of the congregation might be more inclined to pay attention. At least you did not fall asleep and start snoring, ha ha.

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    1. They should have a tea/coffee girl available....cookies too.

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  5. Your are such a naughty boy. Love the painting. I can see you sitting outside cleaning a gun, with Sweet Wife inside cooking dinner.

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    1. Thank you, Rob. It is a nice painting.

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  6. dear sweet one - i looooove the new header! but you, monsieur, are the epitome of BAD! imagine, reading in church. tsk tsk i say - bahahahaha!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. To be fair, my Kindle holds the King's James Version. So in essence I did take my Bible to church. Thanks, my lovely friend.

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  7. The last time I was at Sunday church, I don't think computers had been invented yet, let alone tablets.

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    1. We're getting old, my friend. When I first attended church the papyrus scroll was high tech.

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  8. I used to play chess in church when I was a wee lad. Had a nice pocket set that fit in my suit coat pocket rather nicely.

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    1. We'd have made great seat mates, Catfish. Nice to meet you, and thanks.

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    2. I figure it beat falling asleep in church and getting my butt whooped when I got home. lol I'm Prior Marine so I wonder if great minds think a like. lol
      Nice to meet you. Love your blog, Stephen. Keep up the good work.

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    3. Thanks, Catfish, nice to meet and know you too...btw, got my butt chewed royal when my wife read this post. She said I should listen to Rev. Paul. Hey, hit the little blue follow button for me.

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  9. I think Rev. Paul was very generous.
    Baaaaad Boy ;)
    (This from a woman who hasn't sat in a pew in years)

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    1. Yep, Rev. Paul has a valid point...you'd think from the butt chew I received after this post I'd change my ways....heh. Hey, church isn't so bad...give it a try. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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