Best Week Ever

By benjaminwallis

December 22, 2009

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It’s officially my favorite week of the year.  I wait a grueling 51.177457 weeks every single year just to get back to the beginning of my favorite season: Christmas.  Sure for months there have been lights, songs, Santas at the mall, and commercialism commercialism commercialism.  However without fail, the week of Christmas itself those other things seem to slowly fade.  The focus of the photograph hones in, the edges vignette, and the colors begin to saturate.  The world becomes like a lomograph photo in all its surrealistic splendor, and the Christmas spirit actually takes over.

So its been awhile since I’ve posted a blog entry.  You also might be noticing that even after all this time, there is still no new photo at the top of my page.  Well, that is because of some technical difficulties.  I haven’t updated the blog in awhile out of shear laziness.  Or maybe busyness.  I’ll let you pick.  The photo though, that problem belongs to iPhoto.  I took some pictures of our winter storm here in Philadelphia that I’d love to share with you all, but for some reason my iPhoto and my Photoshop have stopped speaking to each other.  I hope they get over their fight soon so I can actually get some photo work done.

Speaking of photography, I’m getting a great Christmas present this year: my first very big art sale.  I received a custom order for a very large print, the final size will be 48 by something that I forget, but no matter.  48 inches.  ON CANVAS.  Its going to be stunning and I can’t wait to see the final result.  For those of you wondering, it is Arret.  I can’t wait to see it!

Ever since NerdLives ended there has been a whole in my life I haven’t filled.  Its not a big deal, just a little nagging sensation, a desire to talk, write, and live nerd.  My blog just does not cut it.  You know how some good ideas, some ground breaking, earth shattering ideas begin with scratching a note on a paper towel, or a napkin in a restaurant?  Well this isn’t one of those, but I scratched an idea down today in my journal.  I don’t know if anything will come of it but I will convey it to you in its original form:  nerdlives + blogosphere + reality tv = NEW NERDLIVES.  Let me know what you think.

Since I mentioned busyness I think I’ll expand a bit.  The semester is finally over.  Celebration!  It has been one of those end of the semesters, the kind that you can not wait to come to a close.  I turned in my last project yesterday so the tether has been formally cut.  However, you’d think I’d be able to stop and relax now.  Unfortunately thats not the case.  I have a number of things to finish for the ordination, including a long essay on my call to ordained ministry.  That normally wouldn’t be a lot to take care of, except that there are two holidays, a wedding, and getting ready for a little trip I’m taking in two weeks.  Did I mention that I’m going to India for three weeks?  Oh yeah, that’s right, on January 3rd I’m flying to India.  I’ll be back on the 22nd.  Then God willing the postulancy conference will be the next thing on my plate.

So if you are one of the friends I’ve neglected over the last few weeks or months I apologize.  I’m great at making friends, but during the busiest of times, during the most overwhelming of moments, when it seems like all of the work just will not get done, it is easy to forget about the people in your life that you are doing it all for, the reason you wake up every day and go to work.  I mean, we don’t work for works sake right?  We work so we can enjoy our life.  As Christmas comes this week let us remember to take the time to forget the busyness, forget the schedules and the deadlines, and just enjoy the moments with the people we love.  Because if we don’t, we bother with everything else?

I’ll leave you with the words of a certain rumbus pant wearing sponge:

Mr. Sun came out and he smiled at me. Said it’s gonna be a good one just wait and see!
Jumped out of
bed and I ran outside feeling so extra exstatified!

It’s the Best day ever! (Best day ever)
It’s the Best day ever! (Best day ever)

I’m so busy got nothing to do, spent the last two hours just tying my shoe.
flower every grain of sand, is reaching out to shake my hand.

It’s the Best day ever! (Best day ever)
It’s the Best day ever! (Best day ever)

Sometimes the little things start closing in on me, when I’m feeling down I wanna lose that frown I stick my head out the window and look around.
Those clouds don’t scare me they can’t disguise, this
magic that’s happening right before my eyes.
Soon Mr.
Moon will be shining bright so the best day ever will last all night.
Yes the Best day ever’s gonna last all night now.

It’s the Best day ever! (Best day ever)
It’s the Best day ever (Best day ever)
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