Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Monday

by Daniel

I hate Mondays. Why? It isn’t because Monday is a “back to work” time for me, but rather because I don’t have a real job (right now). I guess I will have to enjoy it though because it’s the last week before I begin summer research with Dr. Jacobson. I’m really looking forward to it. I’m the kind of person that is a “busy body”— if I’m idling I feel guilty (or worthless!) Moreover, if you’ve been following my blogging over the past weeks you’ve probably noticed that I managed to keep busy with “school stuff” for the fall (albeit the summer)! Regardless, this is the last summer Monday I will have the opportunity to sloth around my apartment.

So Sonia, Cooper, and I have settled down in our new place. It’s commodious. And yes – there’s still lots of little things to do. There’s still a bit of unpacking to do, but it’s mostly the “stuff” that we will probably end up sending home to our parents for storage. I really hope my kids don’t do that to me so someday.

So how will this seminarian kept busy today? My college/seminary buddy Nick and I will likely install a screen for the balcony today. Why? Well—bugs seem to love me. It will also prevent Cooper from falling to his demise. I will also be reading from Birch, Brueggemann, Fretheim, and Peterson’s Theological Introduction to the Old Testament. It’s a useful book (and will likely be useful to my students some day) for topical and elementary explorations of Old Testament theological themes. Being a “milhama” (man of war) I am somewhat discouraged at the lack thereof treatment of war (what I feel to be major themes regarding war), but nonetheless it’s quite the excellent read. I will also be quizzing myself with Akkadian, Greek, German, and GRE high-frequency vocabulary. It’s going to be quite the day, but it’s time that I get back on track. I sincerely wish you a wonderful Monday. Be productive!



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