Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Donut Tourism: Seattle

If you know me, you know I love donuts (also doughnuts, but I prefer the simplified spelling). In fact, for my birthday last year, my coworkers built me a donut cake.

So I absolutely love trying new donuts and new donut shops when I'm traveling. I call it Donut Tourism, and I'm going to make it a recurring feature on the blog--especially since we'll be moving and I'll be sampling donuts all over the country! In fact, I also plan to do a couple retroactive posts now that I think of it (i.e. Voodoo Donuts from when Curtis and I went to Portland in 2011).


When we were in Seattle last week (which went quite well, and I should probably post about that, but FIRST THINGS FIRST) we did the normal touristy Pike's Place Market, and Curtis's college friend and old roommate who was our tour guide insisted that we try the cinnamon mini donuts from this little stall/booth.


As you can see from the photo above, we plowed through the first six donuts before I was like "OMG I NEED TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THESE. THESE ARE THE MOST AMAZING DONUTS I'VE EVER EATEN."

So warm. So cinnamon-y. So fluffy and airy and sweet.

Fried, dough-y perfection.

I told my mom she had to try these when she visited the next day, and I extend the commandment to ANYONE READING THIS. If you find yourself in downtown Seattle, nay, anywhere near the Pacific Northwest. You absolutely must make the pilgrimage to this donut place--Daily Dozen.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pug Mug Monday

Ebenezer got to stay with our friends while Curtis and I were in Seattle last week. We are so lucky to have friends who love him as much as we do!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

WTS Paper: Uzzah and the Hemorrhaging Woman

I wrote this paper for my Doctrine of Holiness class with Sam Powell in March 2010. And after THREE YEARS, I am so excited that it's finally getting to see the light of day. I'll be presenting it at the Wesleyan Theological Society on Friday afternoon.

Abstract: This paper explores two passages in which unclean hands came into contact with the holy: Uzzah and the Ark of the Covenant in 1 Samuel and Mark’s portrayal of the hemorrhaging woman and Jesus Christ. I contrast the two stories by demonstrating that in the incarnation the fundamental meaning of holiness seen in the Old Testament as separation is broken down and reversed, so that the character and function of holiness becomes that which does not avoid and destroy, but assumes and heals in love. In the incarnation, God is no longer separate from us, but has become like us in unholiness so that we might become like God in holiness. The uniting of the holy and the unholy in Jesus Christ mirrors the new welcome of the unholy into holiness, which will no longer result in our death, but in our healing.


Please let me know if you read it, and what you think. And feel free to ask any questions--I'll try my best to answer them.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pug Mug Monday

Sometimes Ebenezer falls asleep while chewing on a toy. It's pretty much my absolute favorite thing he does.

What a cute little butthead.

Friday, March 15, 2013


Who decided that glasses were a librarian thing? I mean, I'm sure just as many doctors and baristas wear glasses as librarians.

Anyway, I was asked to review a pair of Firmoo glasses, and since glasses and librarians are somehow inexorably linked, I figured I'd do it. Full disclosure: the company sent them to me for free.

Even if you have to pay for a pair, though, you can afford them. These are the ones I chose, and they're only $16 (not including shipping). I guess they are so cheap because they come straight from the factory in China?  I'm not sure where the company is based, but their website is (adequately, but obviously) translated into English. 

The customer service rep I spoke with was kind and very quick at responding to emails. Shipping only took four days (from China), although it was a week from the day I ordered to the day they shipped. The actual quality of the glasses is about what you'd expect. I mean, I'm not afraid they're going to snap any second, but I'm also not expecting them to last forever.

The only big negative I have about Firmoo is their selection. It's nowhere near as extensive as Warby Parker or Coastal. It was pretty easy to narrow down my options.

Overall, though, definitely worth checking out!

Firmoo gives new customers their first pair of glasses free--you just have to pay shipping. Click HERE if you're interested.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Theologian Thursday Hiatus

I know I posted this on Facebook, but I failed to make an announcement here:

I'm going to put Theologian Thursdays on hold for the next 6 weeks or so, since I'll be traveling, then moving, then settling in in Nashville.

If you're interested in writing a guest post, though, I would happily take it! Just shoot me an email or leave a comment and we can work something out. I know I have lots of brilliant friends out there who want to try their hand at rating a theologian! Just let me know.

Enjoy your Thursday! This time next week I'll be in Seattle for WTS. So excited! I'll be sure to post my paper before I go.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My First Library

My last day of work at Point Loma is in three weeks, and three weeks sounds like so much less than four weeks (especially since I'll only be working two days, three days, and three days of those weeks), which means it's officially kind of scary and sad.

This is the library where I found my path. I remember that day my sophomore year, when I was sitting at the circ desk and thought, "Hey, I like working in a library. Maybe I could do this for real," and proceeded to Google "How do you become a librarian?" (Answer: a master's degree. Yay.)

Like everyone, I did so much growing as a college student, and so much of my college career was spent in this library--either working 9 hour days, 25-hour weeks (Shhh, don't tell. Students are only supposed to work 20 hours per week) or studying, reading, writing. And that one nap that one time during my last finals week.

I've gotten up at 6am countless times to open, and left at midnight to close. I've watched sunsets over the Pacific from the front desk and my office. I've told probably thousands of people where the bathroom is.

Honestly, I don't think I can properly put into words what a perfect environment this library has been for me. It's one of those things that makes me worry about the future because there's no way somewhere else could be as good. But my time here has prepared me for what's next, and I feel so well equipped.

Sorry for getting mushy on you, but I get really sentimental about things.

I have a feeling I'll be in ultra-mushy mode for the next month.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pug Mug Monday

Ebenezer is starting to get stressed out about all the apartment packing and the boxes piling up. He doesn't realize what an exciting adventure is just around the corner! It's going to be very interesting traveling across the country with him in the cab of a moving truck.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nashville Diaries

Just dropping by to let you know that Curtis and I have stared a blog to document our move to Nashville.

If you're interested in following us for the move, the road trip, and living in a new city, you can check it out HERE.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pug Mug Monday

Happy Monday!

It's exactly 5 weeks until we leave for Nashville, so I'm beginning the work of getting things at the library squared away for my departure. Lots of manual and instruction writing await!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Good News!

Curtis, Ebenezer, and I are moving to Nashville!
We are really, really excited about it. I'll get back from Subverting the Norm on April 7, and on April 8 we'll hop in a U-Haul and drive across the country! I'll start my new job at the Vanderbilt Divinity School library on April 15.

In the meantime, I'm researching every bit about the city I can find. I've never been there before!

Have you visited Nashville? What do I need to know? What cool stuff is there?