October 30th, 2006

Chantal

Awesome Food!

Lunch: You know the food is fantastic when you say grace over it twice--on purpose!

I went to the Thai Spice restaurant on 19th Street and had the tofu with pineapplea, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. Mmmmm!

My character Mr. Graves is 50 today. *snickers evilly*

Music: This morning, I woke up hearing the intro piano part of "Sad Lisa." But I was still dreaming, so I thought it was an Elton John song, couldn't remember the title, and I was hearing Elton John sing it.
  • Current Music
    "Sad Lisa" - Cat Stevens
Chantal

Glossolalia and Brain Activity

I came across an article, courtesy of dsgood, about blood flow in the brain and how it relates to glossolalia, aka speaking in tongues.

Speaking in tongues has always weirded me out because it's something we never did in my church and because it's something I can't do--or at least, can't figure out how to do. I'm curious, but not curious enough to really work hard at trying to do it. What I'm most curious about is how the mental state is achieved.

As far as I can tell, you have to mentally switch some part of your brain off. Me, I'm the one staring goggle-eyed at the person speaking in tongues, wondering, "Okay...And the point of this is...?"

I did once have a co-worker who could speak in tongues, and she did so once at a Bible study thing I attended during lunch one day. Verrrry strange. I was never able to figure out how to do it. (g)

Hallowe'en: I'm going to wear my Professor Snape costume at work tomorrow. I totally can't maintain the scowl, though; I always burst out laughing when I try.

LJ Annoyance:

Dear LJ--

Will you PLEASE fix the bloody time-stamp???! It is now doing even weirder things than it's formerly been doing!

Sincerely,

Me