Monday, February 4, 2008

And I've never been to Boston in the fall

Now this is Good Stuff! We saw The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. It was at the Naperville Ogden Theater where the tickets are $3.00 and there are free refills on all popcorn and drinks. I think our large popcorn got refilled three times! How good can it get and there is more! Grandpa decided to go with us. It was a new cultural experience for him. We laughed out loud at the cheese curls chasing Sedgewick on the Island of the Walking Rocks. Some thought the Rock Monster song after the credits was the best. Grandpa’s highlight was hearing Steven giggle! What fun! And. . .there was a good message for old and young. We are inadequate heroes—we are bumbling losers with no experience and skills. If God calls us, He equips us. 1 Corinthians 1: 26-31 from The Message says it well.

Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don't see many of "the brightest and the best" among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn't it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these "nobodies" to expose the hollow pretensions of the "somebodies"? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That's why we have the saying, "If you're going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God."

After those great Bible verses, I should probably quit but I have to include a couple of verses from the theme song. They will make you smile.

I've never plucked a rooster
and I am not too good at ping-pong
and I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall
and I've never kissed a chipmunk,and I've never gotten head lice
and I have never been to Boston in the fall

we don't know what he did
but we're down with Captain Kidd
we don't wake up before lunch
but we all eat Captain Crunch
we don't smoke, we don't chew
we watch Captain Kangaroo

and I've never licked a spark-plug
and I've never sniffed a stink bug
and I've never painted Daisies on a big red rubber ball
and I've never bathed in yogurt
and I don't look good in leggings
and I've never been to Boston in the fall

we are the pirates who don't do anything
we just stay at home, and lie around
and if you ask us, to do anything
we'll just tell you, we don't do anything

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