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First time for that, I guess--

Besides my mother, of course, who always gets a bit pissy when I go all non-mainstream. I was discussing the Unitarian service with which I'd been helping out with my new boss, and realized that the conversation was getting a bit bizaare (she was operating under the not-uncommon assumption that Unitarians were a fringe group of Christianity). So I clarified that it was a pagan-led service, to which she accidentally vocalized a brief "eew!" I snapped back "watch it," as it's not good to get adversarial with your support staff *or* your boss. A day or two later I was discussing how one of my co-workers was really hamming it up for the kiddies at the corp picnic dunking booth, and I said that was probably all the church work he did--church youth group work does tend to make one a bit of a ham, from experience. She said, "Yes, he's a good Christian man."

I really do love Christianity, but I'm going to have to step a bit carefully here.


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Aug. 18th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
Austin or not, I suppose we do still live in Texas.
Aug. 18th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
True, and she's from Dallas. Dallas is not a good place for the weird.
Aug. 18th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
Tell me about it. Everyone here is straight, Christian, conservative and normal. Want to box up a few gay-heathen-socialist-vegan-gamer-activist-writers and mail them northward?
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Aug. 18th, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC)
Hey! Prudish Unitarians are sexy!

I hope...
Aug. 18th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
What, and deplete the local resources? Those are valuable commodities!
Aug. 18th, 2004 12:27 pm (UTC)
Can you spare even a starving country-rock musician with slightly left-of-center tendancies?
Aug. 18th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC)
Is s/he cute? That's really the deciding factor.
Aug. 18th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I was hoping you guys hada few to spare. We are completely out of wierd up here. I haven't gotten ahold of these mythical creatures.
Aug. 18th, 2004 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ugh! Kick her in the balls a few times.
Aug. 18th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, some folks are for freedom of religion only as long as it's THEIR religion!

Aug. 19th, 2004 05:08 am (UTC)
As I'm not being actually persecuted, I'll chalk this one down as "interesting" rather than "offensive," it hasn't come up since, and she doesn't preach or anything, no crosses littering her office. I didn't know she had any religious preference at all until that one.
Aug. 18th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)

So if VEGItarians eat vegetables, what do UNITarians eat?

hmmmmmmmmmm....... *ponderponder*

Aug. 19th, 2004 03:06 am (UTC)
Spotty: Digital camera powers on and takes pictures but the USB port must be kiboshed - the device just doesn't connect to a PC or Mac. So it's $20 down the drain... which is not good, but it was worth the shot.

In the meantime, I got my monitor back! Yay.
Aug. 19th, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
What does it use to store images? A flash card?
Aug. 19th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC)
no - just a direct USB-to-USB connection and that seems to be where the problem is.
Aug. 19th, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)
Individual servings?
Aug. 19th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
I was going to say "unicorns," but that might be taken the wrong way.
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