Saturday morning, I will be leaving this town with seventeen others to spend a week working in Ireland. We will spending the week working at Dublin Christian Mission. We will be working in various tasks, from painting to assisting with their youth clubs. Not too much else to say right now about that. This will be the third team I've lead to work at DCM, and the second BFA team I've taken there.
Go to this site and see what the internet was intended for. This has to be the coolest thing I've seen in months.
Someone has put new urinal air fresheners in the men's room at my workplace. The problem is that they smell like Sweetarts. And I fear that if Pavlov's theory is correct, I will someday find myself losing bladder control in the candy isle of a grocery store. That would not be pretty. And all I will say is "Dang those urinal fresheners!" Oh yea, and, "Cleanup on isle three!"
Sorry if this offends anyone out there, but this has to be one of the best news titles I've read all month, "Zombies Push Jesus from Top of North American Box Office"
Today I want to point out a couple of other blogs out there. I've already mentioned Drew's blog in the past, mainly because he banned me from posting comments on one of his entries. Well, in a recent entry of his, he mentioned a friend we have in common, who goes by GI_Chicka. Now, Drew thinks he is all cool because he claims that GI_Chicka told him that he is her best friend. Well, I got news for the Drew, I have witnesses who can confirm that GI_Chicka said that I am "her favorite person in the whole world." I just thought I would share that with everone.
This post is directed to the person who was sneaking around in my mailbox at work.
So, I'm going to take a few of these "which ____ are you" quizes and post the results for my viewers.
I am an Asteroid.
I am a drifter. I go where life leads, which makes me usually a very calm and content sort of person. That or thoroughly apathetic. Usually I keep on doing whatever I'm doing, and it takes something special to make me change my mind. What Video Game Character Are You?
I really don't know what I find interesting about all the stupid web quizes out there, but dang it, I do. So today I'm going to take a few and let you know the results....
As I pass by these type of containers every day to work, but have never thought of Germans actually taking something from them, I find this photo pretty dang funny.
So this guy writes an article title, "RIAA Claims Music On Car Radios Meant Only For Original Vehicle Owner!!!!," but in the first line after the title is the word satire in parenthesis, and then after the last line is another announcement of the fact that it is satire. As one who enjoys a good satirical piece of reading, the one thing that will kill that enjoyment is banners telling me that it is satire. If it is good satire, most people will fall for it, but upon deep thinking later, will kick themselves for being tricked. But then again, that is just my opinion, and this post is not satire.
somehow I delated this post. Sorry
According to Humorscope's Superhero Discovery Page, I am:
Dear reader of this blog. Recently a friend of mine posted a question on his weblog, but specifically listed my name, saying I was not to comment under any of my aliases. And my lame attempt to sneak a comment into his comment section was blocked. (Thanks for trying Corban.) And although this is a minor blip on the grand scheme of things, I am asking all readers to drop by his blog and leave a comment. Be sure to tell him who sent you, as I think he will appreciate the joke.
If you only look at one webpage today, you picked the wrong one. Today you should have checked out the Punk Kittens, cause they just plain rock. I kid you not. Go check out their site. In fact don't even finish reading this sentance, but click over to their site. You will thank me for it. (you finished reading the sentance didn't you, and still didn't click over there, and yet you continue to read this extra sentance as well. I guess we see how well you follow instructions.)
Once in a while the right song enters your world just at the right time. Recently this happened to me. I had the opportunity to hear Stephen Dawson and Diane Christiansen in concert, and they sang the song, "The Thing You Love Is Killing You." Dang, this song moved me like no other has recently. I felt like they had actually seen some of the thoughts in my head, and put it to some beautiful music. To all of you struggling to make a difference in this world, I present the lyrics to you.
I just got a check in the mail for $13.86 as part of the Compact Disc Minimum Advertised Price Settlement. See, last year my brother told me about this lawsuit against some of the big music companies by 43 states' Attorney Generals. Anyone who purchased music on CD, tape, or vinyl between January 1, 1995 to December 22, 2000 was eligible to receive a part of the settlement. And believe it or not, I actually made a couple purchases of music during that time. When I filled out the online form last year, I didn't really expect I would get any money out of the deal, but wow, I now have enough to go out and buy something. Who wants to guess what I'll buy?
Ok, here is another funny article from Lark News regarding missions. While you are there, check out this report debunking the theory that friends are friends forever if the Lord is the Lord of them. Happy reading.
Yesterday I did some shopping in the local grocery store, as my supplies were low. On the list were some eggs, so I picked up 10, as they don't sell them by the dozen over here. When I got them home, I was amazed at how fresh these eggs were, as I saw this....
This morning, as I got up, I debated going to church. It is not that I don't like my church, I really enjoy going. It was that I was aware that my passport was sitting in some office waiting to get a visa renewal, and thus, I probably should not risk crossing the border on the way to church. See, every week I cross the border between Germany and Switzerland usually twice a week at least. (I also get to cross the Rhine River, which is cool to me, not only because it was one of the major rivers of the world I studied in grade school, but it reminds me of a cool band, Over The Rhine.) Well, I decided that since I missed church last week due to the retreat I should go anyway. Plus, I've crossed that border hundreds of times, and have only been stopped three or four times.
As a frequent driver of the German autobahn, I found this short news report kind of funny. I'm almost expecting to have a family member call me to see if I'm alright, as it did happen a near me, and I might have gotten caught in the traffic jam, aka stau. The interesting thing is I've actually hit one of these wild boars with my car. Although, it is not as funny a story as my friend who hit a stork with a van a few years ago.
Well, for those of you keeping score at home, I just got back from a retreat with over two hundred high school students. We headed down to Stoos, Switzerland for a few days of enjoying the surroundings. While we had to attend several meetings, a good chunck of the time was spent hanging with students on the ski slopes. It was a great time for all. Here are a couple shots of the slopes and view from the top.