How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
Keep your servant from deliberate sins!
Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin.
May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Cape Cod Getaway rider photos are up and you can see me here. The pictures are all small, low-res ones because they want you to pay lots of money for the higher-res ones. I can’t decide if I want to buy one just to commemorate my first-ever charity ride, or if the prices make obtaining one too darn frivolous. In any event, at least I look like I’m having fun in most of them!
Give me your input: If I was going to pay for one photo, which one should I pick?
Now another tidbit, a humorous thing that happened to me yesterday:
While we stood outside and enjoyed our ice cream, I chatted with coworkers X and Y about motorcycles. X has been bidding online for a motorcycle, so the topic proved fruitful. Then another coworker walked up and asked, “Katie, would you ever ride a motorcycle?” I paused, thinking, and he added in a persuasive tone of voice, “I’m sure you wouldn’t, but just think what great gas mileage you’d get!” …to which I had no good response.
A kind of startling fact: The motorcycle my coworker wants, the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, costs $3,500 new. I have been thinking about getting a custom bike, either the Co-Motion Nor’Wester or the Independent Fabrication Club Racer, for a while. Either of those would cost around $3,200 (or more depending on parts I chose) when totally finished. At least with a bike you don’t pay for gas and insurance.
Last random thing out of the Everything Drawer I call my mind: Ian and I saw Wall-E this morning at 9:00. Two other people — a dad and his little girl — in the theater. I found it fabulously well done animation-wise, as all Pixar films are, but also full of more emotion than most movies. A review on RottenTomatoes put it well:
More impressive than its ecologically minded message is its modestly profound portrait of loneliness, obligation and the desire for reciprocated affection.
The whole first half felt extraordinarily melancholy, all the more for being punctuated with moments of humor. Despite the happy ending, I came away feeling more thoughtful than cheerful. Its story is simple enough for kids, but its themes about the environment, rampant consumerism, and our society’s burgeoning selfishness (and the end result of those trends) are fodder for plenty of adult conversations.