Sunday, January 17, 2010

Basketball and church

If I had to pick one word to describe people at Stritch it would definately be friendly. Yesterday, I was watching the student basketballteam (The Stritch Wolves), and got to know one of the players who asked me if I wanted to come over to her aunt and uncle's place to go to church and have lunch afterwards. I saw this as an excelent oppurtunity to get out of campus and to see how church and family lunch is like in the US. To be honest, it was way more fun than I would have imagined. People were standing up while singing, some lifting their hands up, others saying "amen" when they agreed on something, or just singing or clapping along with the most of the audience. Speaches were interresting, and the music was more "catchy" than I am used to, with lyrics such as "God is awesome", which I cannot imagine being sung in a Norwegian church.
After church we had tacos for lunch at her uncle and aunt's place. Tacos here are pretty much the same as in Norway, but they had "beanstew" as a supplement, which was really good. When I came back to the campus, there were a lot of people moving in, who had flown for hours and wanted to eat Chineese, which sounds very tempting, so that is where I will be going now.

2 comments:

Lí - 丽拉 said...

U been in a baptist church? ^^ (*quiet sure that that wasn't a catholic one*) :)

Jørn Bjørn Augestad said...

It was not a baptist church.. I actually think it was one of the more liberal catholic churches:)