Friday, January 30, 2009

The Office Let Down

After Moroccan Christmas, The Duel, and last week's Shark episode I had high hopes for this weeks episode of the office. Sadly it was a rerun and now my Friday is suffering because of it. I should be cleverly quoting something Dwight said but instead I have nothing. I don't come up with original material, I count on the TV shows and movies I watch to provide the material for me. What the heck? Now I'm just trying to make it through the day quoteless. Anyone who knows me knows that this is pretty much impossible.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I need to watch something quotable.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Rib

So I was recently sharing the 2 biblical creation stories with the youth at OU UMC when I remembered one of the greatest stories I've ever heard. I feel that it is my responsibility to share this story with as many people as possible because, frankly, as I said before, it's a great story.

A friend of mine was on a first date with a guy several years ago. He is very serious about his relationship with God and someone committed to the Christian faith. Clearly a good idea for someone to date. So... he takes my friend on their first date to see "The Passion of the Christ". Obviously, it was a very romantic date... They watch the movie and I'm sure really enjoy each other's company during that time and truly get to know one another. On the car ride home they are talking and he gets very serious. He says the following, which will forever live as one of the greatest lines of all time:

"I believe the bible is true. And I believe that when God took the rib from Adam and gave it to Eve, he also did that for every man and every woman so that for every man out there, there is a woman with his rib. I need to tell you...

"You're just not my rib."


My name is Samantha Lewis and I am not his rib either.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Winter Retreat and Romance Novels

I went to First UMC Montgomery's Winter Retreat this past weekend. It was good to see all of the kids but the set up/clean up/events in between were exhausting as usual. The speaker, David Liggit, did a really good job. He certainly has a gift for relating to youth. All in all, it was a worth while weekend. I think the youth were able to grow a lot over the weekend.

One of the major bonus' for me over the weekend was that Kathryn and Caroline (former youth) were chaperons for the weekend. They may be intentionally inappropriate but they are certainly a lot of fun. One incident that was particularly amusing for me was when Kathryn, for one reason or another, ended up shouting out the word Herpes. I berated her and one of the moms gave her a "you're going to hell look." Kathryn's response was classic: "What? Herpes isn't a bad word, it's a venereal disease." Oh, Kathryn. This along with Caroline and her saying "That's what she said" whenever possible.

On a completely separate note, I've gotten back into reading romance novels. They make my heart flutter a little bit. It's pretty ridiculous.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Oh dear

So, remember how in my last post I said that I get involved in TV series... WELL, Netflix does not have Season 2 of Weeds in Watch Instantly yet and the season 2 finale was pretty intense SO... I am hanging on the edge here.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I am upset.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back in The Ford

So, the places I've lived recently have had nicknames that were good. Like Montgomery was "The Gump", and Oak Ridge was "The Ridge" and my house on Hill Hedge was "The Hedge". These were all publicly accepted. Unfortunately Oxford doesn't have one of said nicknames and I therefore have nothing good to call it when I come back. I've started calling "The Ford". I have high hopes that it will stick. I'm not sure what the best way to spread this new and wonderful nickname for Oxford is. I'm pretty sure I'll just over use it like I do with all of my phrases (ie: "that's why we can't have nice things", "he's an idiot, it comes from upbringing", etc.)

In other news, I've taken to going to High Point Coffee and hanging out there for hours in order to scab their Internet. I am watching Season 2 of Weeds on Netflix. Not quite as great as it was when I discovered Heroes or The Office on "watch instantly" Netflix, but still an entertaining show that I'm pretty into. I tend to let shows that I'm interested in control my life. For that reason, I spend about 4-8 hours a day at the coffee shop. Not Good.

I went to watch bull riding yesterday. It was everything I thought it could be and so much more. Now I'm wearing my cowboy hat as often as possible. It's pretty much one of the best things that has happened to me. Hooray for western wear.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I am a big fan of cowboy hats.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's like coming home...

Every time that I come to Montgomery it's like coming home. Tonight I had dinner with a bunch of friends from HC and it was just lovely. We stayed at the restaurant until they asked us to leave because they were ready to go home, then we came and hung out at Mollie's house. Mollie, by the way, is not in town but, we hung out at her house anyway. She was dearly missed but her hospitality was still here with us. It's just nice to be with friends. We crossed the important lines and discussed both religion AND politics. Nobody was too offended although we unintentionally took shots at Will. First I made a comment about the football players and Will was like "yep, us dumb football players."... whoops. Then we were talking about how they're still finding ballots from 2000 in Florida and Will was like "yep, us dumb people from Florida"... whoops. At that point we figured it was fair game and took free shots at his Communications major.

I'm pretty sleepy so I'm gonna call it a night.

My name is Samantha Lewis and I am going to sleep.