one of my new favorite things about the TTHM is his new found appreciation for the genius of st. paul and the replacements. i do, of course, take total credit for this, because well, it’s all because of me! it started with the Songs of Loneliness and Heartache that i made for him about 100 years ago. now, he listens to them a lot, and i can’t help it, it tickles me to no end.
i just love when my preaching of the st. paul gospel converts someone new. and well, the only thing i love to talk about more than st. paul and the ‘mats is probably cute boys and/or books.
and well, tonight he called and left a message saying he was gonna sing the first two verses of Nobody, though he never got around to it on the answering machine. eventually, i called him back and we spent a goodly amount of time talking about st. paul and now, i just can’t stop smiling because any sunday where you spend like six hours working can’t be all bad when you get to spend time talking about the ‘mats with one of your favorite people.
when someone i like so much gets into the replacements it just makes me giddy. it’s as though they are really starting understand a whole part of me that not so many people get. and that just feels so good, you know?