I realized two things recently. The first is that you guys submit some great ideas for the monthly theme and because I’m only writing one post a day, I can only cover 6-10 of the ideas every month. That’s not cool. Your ideas need more room to shine.
The second is that I want to change up Saturdays at Stuff Christians Like. The weekdays are pretty structured as far as the posts go. And I think it would be fun to make Saturday a little more free form. Maybe I can open up a conversation with a single sentence topic. Or post an edition of the “Like List.” Or we can talk about which words need to be added to the SCL dictionary. I think there are a million fun things we can do on Saturday.
So I’m starting “Short Saturdays.” And I’m kicking it off with some ideas that you guys submitted for September’s theme, school. The topics might grow into a full post at some point, but for now, they are hopefully just a short burst of laughter and sarcasm. And they’re straight from comments you made or ideas you emailed me.
September – School Month Ideas
“The person on your hall who is shocked that the Christian college they now attend has all sorts of rules. (what did you expect?) They then go out and break most of the rules within the first week.”
“The yearbook editor at our Christian college got in trouble for WRITING ABOUT dancing. Not actually dancing. Writing about it. Technically, he wrote, “they don’t dance.” When the admin tried to get everyone to trade in that yearbook for a new “sanctioned” version, you can bet most of us didn’t.”
“Watching that one guy who goes to two of your 4 classes, and how he wears his “drowning in the sea of mercy” shirt or “jc university” sweater. You spot him, then proceed to meticulously pull apart every instance where he is a “horrible representative of Christ” (or just start counting his cuss words) to make yourself feel better about anything that sucks that day. Then spend the other two classes repenting for being so judgmental towards him.”
“That one soloist girl who every guy wants to date but no one asks her out because she seems too angelic and out of their league so she ends up without a ring by spring.”
“Praying before your lunch and hoping nobody sees you.”
”Sitting with that hot girl from church at lunch and praying and hoping that everybody sees you.
“I’m not sure if it’s been covered yet but “Promotion Sunday” was always a big day as a kid. There were banners and streamers and all the teachers were nice on that day. The next week, the banners and streamers disappeared and the old lady that was nice the previous week, turned back into the old lady who was going to throw you out the window if you didn’t say your verses in the King James version.”
p.s. New theme for October will be announced next week.