Saturday, March 07, 2009

Breakfast Vs. The Afterlife

I read Heaven: A Breakfast-Free Zone this morning. And laughed. Out loud. And almost cried. There HAS to be breakfast in heaven, no matter what the the "No mo' bacon" guy sings.

(Oh, and you should blogstalk Jason Boyett too. He's brilliant.)

See, I spent most of my adolescence* with a certain Newsboys song in my head:
When the toast is burned
And all the milk has turned
And Captain Crunch is waving farewell
When the big one finds you
May this song remind you
That they don't serve breakfast in hell

*I also spent most of my adolescence wishing my hair looked like Phil Joel's. Best blond curls ever. He's from the land of Bret, Jemaine and Brooke Fraser. And New Zealanders have to be awesome. It's in their DNA.

I assumed, naturally, that the absence of breakfast in hell alluded to a breakfast utopia in heaven. With streets of Golden Grahams. 'Cause breakfast is important. Even Jesus thinks so.
Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast."
So I think I'm gonna risk it and anticipate an eternity full of Cheerios. Please bury me with a spoon.

This is me (in Muppet form). I am a cereal girl.


michael lewis said...

oh Newsboys...

They once were the headliners at pitch and praise (before my time), and I remember Emily Helsdon's t-shirt and her stories and pictures of playing volleyball with them.

mike said...

Michael... I'm assuming you mean the Newsboys not the Muppets or the anti-breakfast people.
We had a drama team from Mount Albert at P&P that year... they kicked the Newsboys off the stage so they could practice!

mike said...

Nadine has great taste... you react to the anti-breakfast song the same way I did & posted about

nadine said...

I didn't see your post until this morning. Great minds think alike :)

Anonymous said...

so, what do you think of the Newsboys with Michael Tait as the new front man? Did ya hear?

-Liz G