So hey. I think I forgot to tell you guys that I have a bonified, full-time-with-benefits-and-pension-plan-9-to-5-dress-like-an-adult job. I’m the Web Content Specialist at my Alma Mater (almost), Tyndale University College and Seminary. It’s pretty exciting to be creating things on a (nearly) daily basis, with more coming down the stretch in the next few months. In honour of that, despite the fact that I have had the job for two months, I need to update this place.
My friend Dan pointed on his site to this idea called ‘blogazining.’ The idea is that blogs are too standardized and the creativity of the layout is lacking to the extreme. This inspired me to really analyze my own layouts to see if I can go a different direction than I have before. Playing around with code was an idea I had when I started this whole domain-name thing in the first place, so I really need to sit down and think on this.
Have you ever seen the guys at CSS Zen Garden? Talk about some of the prettiest CSS out there.
Well, that’s all I guess – just wanted to fill in people who didn’t know. Drop a line about where I can find some good ideas for designing this place.
I think I’m starting to understand why I stop blogging for good amounts of time, and it lies mainly in that I spend my creative energies in other, more immediate contexts.
The problem with Biblical Studies, is that you have to always be thinking creatively and out of the box – or just read A LOT. Today I finished a presentation where I espoused the History-of-Religions view of the evolution of Monotheism from the El accounts from the partriarchal stories to Trinitarianism. Before that, I wrote a paper on my own interpretation of Genesis 2:25. Next week I have to write a paper on the use of extra-biblical apocalyptic literature in 1-2 Peter and how it affects exegesis. I still have to come up with a topic for my Acts paper, and I have another paper on why we should use the Septuagint, instead of the Masoretic text, as our primary Christian OT text.
Outside of the classroom, we just finished Airbands, where I artfully rendered Dashboard Confessional’s This Bitter Pill in full emo glory, solo-wise. My co-DM and I are trying to finish our D&D Campaign before the end of the semester, at which point I need to start building a new character for the summer.
So really, I don’t have much to say, not because I’m busy, but because I’m creatively spent. I’ve used up all that energy elsewhere, so that when I have the time to write something, I indulge myself on the creative energies of others, such Battlestar Galactica, Transformers, or the current Bionicle storyline. Nerdy? yes. Relaxing? definitely.
Well there’s 260 words for you to read. Hopefully I’ll have something pertinent to say soon.
As an aside, I cannot get this song out of my head:
And now you can’t either.
If you look to your right, you’ll see a little box that has one or two sentences in it. This is called Twitter, the most popular micro-blogging tool on the internets. That’s right, micro-blogging: the current apex of internet nerditry!
Micro-blogging consists of 140-characters-at-a-time-or-less posts that talk about anything: what you are doing, what you are thinking, answers to others, links, and anything else that can be fit into 140 characters. For those on facebook, it’s basically updating only a facebook status all the freaking time. And then, you follow others’ feeds.
It’s great, and since I got my new iPod Touch (with its bountiful wifi access) from my wife, I use it in excess.
You should too. my twitter page is http://www.twitter.com/wkinchlea. Get jacked in. JOIN US.
Ok, I haven’t left yet, but I’d like everyone to know that my Emerging Church Vision Generator is in the #1 spot on Google for “church vision made simple.”
I feel pretty damn good about myself right now. Holy Crap, will those people be in for a surprise.