Man, that was cute!
Anyway, I think the Makomiya (prayer sticks) are awesome. I read somewhere that one of the symbolic interpretations for using the drum and stick is - the stick represents the sound of the stripes that hit His back (Christ) and the drum is the sound of the slaps He took in the face. And they have a dual purpose, standing and praying the notches (instead of knots), so I thought, Wow!, how convenient! I could stand in church much longer this way!
You think anyone would mind in the Eastern Church if I was using this?