I recieved this email today from World Vision:

A drastic food shortage threatens the lives of more than 15 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, nearly half of them small children.

World Vision, the Christian relief and development organization, has partnered with Provident Music Group to offer the new WOW Worship Aqua double CD set AT NO ADDITIONAL COST to anyone who gives a gift of $20 or more.

Thanks to grants from the U.S. government, your gift will more than double in impact to help provide food to children and families in sub-Saharan Africa! The need is urgent, please respond now!

This isn’t giving. This is a sad attempt at addressing our greed. Now whoever gets this email also gets an ethical dillema. Do I help or is it playing into the hands of, I’m helping because I’m getting something out of it?

Just slap on a little more irony, the CD is a ‘worship’ cd! Yes, so what? Well… shouldn’t we be doing justice and loving kindness without requiring something, shouldn’t we be giving and helping as an act of worship? But no that’s right, worship is singing songs to God because he gets the warm fuzzies.


On a more pleasing note. Work was quite bearable today. Lots to do. Saw Dan (of the bongos variety) as he works upstairs from me and tends to waste time in Dymocks now and then. Had lunch with Anton (Jan’s dad and my dad’s good friend). Quite strange having lunch with someone from that well sphere. Somehow got on to talking about Jan and Warren, then go figure, he asks me if there was any ‘someone’ in my life atm. Uh, no. Quite funny in a way.

Saw The Inside Man tonight with Jess. Rather good. I did slightly not clue into something rather important at the end but hey, nothing like going with someone who was paying close attention. Good movie though, one part I’d rather have not seen as it was slightly disturbing. I shant give any away however, go see it for yourself.


I didn’t quite expect the comments I recieved from the last paragraph of my previous post. I was further accosted on msn and ‘made’ to explain. I thought I’d been clear, but obviously not.

Firstly. The previous post was in no means a plee to be asked out. Hahahahaha I would truly not be happy at all with anyone who used something like that as a reason. Not that any of you would be so erm. shallow. or really in a position to do so anyway.

So, “Why does it suck?”

I don’t exactly see why I have to have a reason. It simply is. It does suck sometimes because I get sick of waiting for that stage of life. I’m not a patient person generally speaking. When it comes down to it, if you want to get all technical or semantic then the bit that sucks, is when you shift into that dissatisfaction.

As I did say before this kind of position is not a good basis for springboarding a relationship – you shouldn’t fill a ‘want’ with someone else. Relationships are certainly not about the you exclusive. The other person must be very much in focus as opposed to fulfilling your own ‘needs’ (or ‘wants’ as the case may be) yes some of that might/will come as you each surely have something to offer, but that cannot be the reason.

I never said being single sucks all the time. Life is generally pretty good. Just because it is something I haven’t experienced doesn’t make it, ‘wow unexplored territory’ it must be better (;P though probably often is).

It appears as if some people danced their late night eyes over the word SOMETIMES. Ach, the selectivity in readership and the falibility of the written word and tone online!