2/28/2007

A Long Time Ago We Used To Be Friends...

Editor's Note: Readers beware: you are entering dangerous territory. I'm warning you ahead of time to turn back. Seriously. Because what you are about to encounter, no mere mortal has survived to retell. You are about to read a rant that has been building inside of my head for some time. Well I can't hold it in anymore! So, my apologies to you, dear reader, for having to endure my harangue.

There are several categories that humans can be divided up into. Now, I don't typically condone labeling people, but I feel like this is an acceptable deviation from my normal social philosophy. So, what follows is a list of groups of people that make me want to go astronaut diapers. If you belong to any of these groups, I'm sorry, but we can no longer be friends. I look forward to killing you soon...

1) People who walk more than 2 x 2 down the hallway at the mall. Excuse me. Do you how big of a hurry I'm in? I have 130 Middle School students waiting on me in a room the size of half a Taco Bell. And if I don't get 4 rubber chickens for a game that we're playing in 13 minutes then they'll riot like a bunch of 4th graders on Red Bull when you take away their Yu-Gi-Oh! GET OUT OF THE WAY!

2) People who say "I'll call you", but never do. Dude, I never see you. We should hang out. OK, when do you want to do it? I'll call you and let you know. NO YOU WON'T! If you're not going to call me DON'T SAY YOU WILL!

3) People who, even though the giant theater only has 6 other people in it besides me, come and sit in the row right behind me, in the seats right behind me, and talk throughout the whole movie. Do you see the hundreds of other seats in this theater? Do you know that they are vacant? I have now put up with your thoughtlessness for 17 minutes. As a result, you have left me no choice but to do what I have often times thought I was too classy for: I'm going to release the largest barking spider I have, and then get up, pretending to go to the restroom. This will, of course, ensure that the spider has enough room to attack you with all of the aggression it can muster. NEXT TIME GIVE ME SOME PERSONAL SPACE AND KEEP QUIET!

4) People who stand less than 2 feet away from me while I am waiting in line. No, I didn't use a new shampoo today. That means that you don't have to be close enough to smell my hair. BACK UP! You don't know me and I don't let my parents get that close! If you come even an inch closer, I'm going to turn around and let out a giant, fake, wet sneeze that will get all over your shirt. Go ahead, test me...

5) Parents who consistently show up 30 minutes late after every event to pick up their student. Parents, I love your students. I really do. So much, in fact, that I've devoted my life to helping them. But our small groups have ended at 8:30pm FOR TWO YEARS NOW! I just fought off ten 6th grade boys from attacking the smelly kid with wiffle ball bats and I want to go home and eat a Lean Pocket and watch LOST!

Body Double 2: In the Future...

I haven't done a Body Double in a long time, so I figured I'd throw one at you tonight. Is it just me, or does James Morrison who plays Bill Buchanan on 24 look exactly like a future version of Neil Patrick Harris of Doogie Howser, M.D. and How I Met Your Mother fame? Weird...

2/27/2007

Dwight Shrute! Whoa Whoa...

Mmm hmm... Finally, a theme song so amazing that I might legally change my name to go along with it...

No Words...

I saw this while I was home in SC a few weeks ago. If you've ever wanted to see a little person climb a pole to elude a police officer, or try to break handcuffs using his brute strength, then this clip is for you. Holy Crap. This is UH-azing...

Can You Digg It...

Josh just added a new feature to his blog and I figured I'd follow suit. Editor's Note: When blogging, it's always a good idea to observe trends set by other blogs, and evaluate whether or not following them will benefit your own. I've been reading digg.com for a while now. Jonathan Witt got me hooked. (If you follow the link to Josh's blog at the top of this post, you'll see a brief decription of what digg is.) So now, if you like what you read here, and you're a member of digg, you can hit the button found below a post and help others to read it too...

2/26/2007

Thank You, Thank You Very Much...

I don't have to tell those of you who are involved in youth ministry that, more times than not, it's a thankless job. Most of the time, we have to find our satisfaction and fulfillment in the changes we see in students' lives. This is reduced even more in Middle School ministry. Not because of anymore of a lack of appreciation, but because a lot of ministry to Middle Schoolers is about planting seeds. Seeds that, for the most part, don't grow up (at least that we can see) until High School. So, it's during those rare times that somebody does go out of their way to express thanks or encouragement, that we have to make sure that we take notice and remember. I have a file in my email program that I've labeled "Encouraging Emails" that I save all of my electronic notes of appreciation in. When I'm feeling discouraged, I dive deep into that file and let myself be reminded that people do appreciate me and my ministry.

This morning, I received a BIG addition to that file. One of my 8th grade girls sent me a message via myspace. As I read what she wrote, I felt appreciative, proud, and undeserving. I teared up as I read her words. I know that everything she said is a result of God's work in and through me. I asked her if I could share it with you, in hopes that it would encourage you to keep going in times of discouragement. You never know who God is using you to impact and how much they appreciate it...

Feb 26, 2007 12:16 AM
Subject: Hey...

hey i am so stoked about going to winter camp..its going to be rather awesome!
and i just wanted to let you know that your message 2-day is amazing...i really dont think you relize how tellented you are at being a middle school pastor....i mean not only do you make us feel like we are more then worth somthing...you make us hunger, hunger for Gods friendship..and to be closer to him and learn more and more about him...and most importantly to want that love from him and have that "neked" relationship that was broken..but now i know that it dosent have to be broken and, i know now that he loves me so much, so much that he sent his done to die for me..so much that he thought how many hair's would be on my head, so much that he made a plan for me. ...it almost makes me want to share this love from God with others..i want other people to feel this way as well....
you know through the past three years of my life ive been through a lot of krap in my life and the one thing that has always been their consistantly for me is that middle school group..i feel so at home there and like im safe and i can be myself...
i was talking to ******* and she saise your like a hero to her...not because you where a cape and a speedo but because your doing exactly what God wanted you to do..and it shows....another cool thing that happend today at church is that ******* brought her friend amanda who i invited a while back and she's an athiest and she just loved it so much and wants to come back again and again..i think its so great what you are doing and what all the youth leaders are doing for us kids..and for God..so thanx for all that you do for all us kidz in the riptide..not all the kidz in riptide may send an extremely long message to you..but i know that they all feel the same way....so now that i am done with message i think i will eat some of the Nestle Raisinets that happen to be one of the greatest candies...that i won 2-day at church...so i shall see you on wensday.

Jump On the New Slang Bandwagon...

I would love to take credit for this, but I cannot reap what I did not sow. I read the Best Week Ever Blog every day. Comedy + Pop Culture = Heaven (That's got to be the gratest math problem ever.) One day last week I read a post where the author was calling some celebrity crazy. But, instead of using crazy, they said that the person went all "astronaut diapers". I thought that it was genius and, as a result, couldn't stop laughing. So, on Sunday morning in the middle of the message, I dropped it. The students cracked up. So, I would like to cordially invite you to jump onboard the "astronaut diapers" train. Use it. Love it. Make people laugh with it...

Manamana...

Every now and then, as I journey through the world wide web, I am met by something familiar from my childhood. Undoubtedly, this encounter leaves me reminiscing of simpler times; times of slap bracelets, Trapper-Keepers, and Hypercolor. This morning, I found something that has lurked in the dark recesses of my mind for the past 20 years: the Manamana Song from The Muppet Show. I have had this song in my head since I was 6 years old, but I had no idea where it was from. I thought maybe Sesame Street. But I wasn't sure. So, as a gift to you (and a little bit of a curse, since it will now be stuck in your head); I give you the Manamana Song...

2/25/2007

A Stich In Time Saves Nothing; Because Time Is An Abstract Concept And Not a Physical Object That You Can Stich...

Aside from math, playing the flute, and pretty much any sport; one of the things that I am the worst at is managing my time. I was perusing through Digg.com today when I found this awesome article on 61 Time Saving Tips. You should check it out. Editor's Note: What's ironic about this is that the article is so long, you need to read another article on how to save time so that you'll have the time to read it...

2/24/2007

Hope For Dave Merk...

Marko has an incredible post on one of our friends who has a ministry to the homeless in San Diego. I suppose if I posted on it here, it would defeat the purpose of you reading about it on his blog. So, check out the post here. Seriously, it's awesome...

2/22/2007

This House Protected By GOD Security...

I went to one of my 6th grade student's basketball games at his private Christian school yesterday. I kid you not, this sign was placed in multiple locations throughout the campus. Good to know that, when it comes to security, they hire the best...

Don't Go Breakin' My Heart (Or My Car Window)...

I walked out of my apartment this morning to go to work and discovered that my truck had been broken into. The driver's side, passenger (back) door stationary window was busted out. As I got closer to the window and looked inside, I began to pray that nothing was missing and that it was somehow an accident. You know, like someone accidentally dropped their crowbar and it bounced into the window. But, that wasn't the case. My iPod, iPod car charger, cell phone charger, cellphone earpiece, and loose change were stolen. Pretty much everything in my center console. Everything except my Visine.

There was also a note left under my windshield wiper saying, "Please do not park in my spot any more. If it doesn't stop I will call and have you towed. Thank you." I've parked in the same spot, the spot that I was assigned, since I moved into my apartment. But, knowing how forgetful I am, I went by the complex office to double check. Turns out I'm in the right space. But now I'm worried that it might have had something to do with the break in. And I'm left wondering if it's safe to park at my own apartment anymore.

If there's one thing I've learned from watching Veronica Mars, it's the importance of using deductive reasoning. So, in honor of my (and Joss Whedon's) favorite TV heroine; here are some things I've learned from carefully examining the crime scene:

1) Upon inspection of the ground around the truck, I found lots of pennies. The thief probably dropped these as he or she ran off. (I kept my change in a holder I bought from Target. I kept the pennies in the bottom, which detached. Since I had a lot of pennies, if you tried to pick it up without holding the bottom, it would fall off.) This allows me to eliminate my first suspect: Benjamin Franklin. It's widely known that he once quipped, "A penny saved is a penny earned." Since the thief didn't save these copper portraits of our 16th president, we can see a clear deviation from what we know to be a major character trait in him: thriftiness. Mr. Franklin, you're safe for now. But as Gordon Sumner once sang, I'll be watching you...

2) I noticed that, while taking all of my chargers with them, the thief left behind my Oakleys and Visine. Therefore, we can conclude that they do not have light sensitive, dry eyes.

3) The driver's seat was found in a completely reclined position. It's completely logical for us to infer that the thief became tired from his or her larceny and required a nap. Upon waking and feeling refreshed, they made their getaway.

So, from my keen Monk-like observations, I can safely conclude that we should be searching for a well-rested person with eyes of a normal dryness who is not Benjamin Franklin. Somebody get John Walsh on the case.

Anyone want to make a contribution to the Josh Needs a New iPod fund...

2/20/2007

Dealing With Loss: Part 2...

Five months ago, I posted on the death of my Granny Pou. When it happened, I flew home immediately to be with my Mom. In earnest, I had my own grief, but I hadn't been close to her in some time. Because of this, my main concern was for my Mom. I wanted to be there for her.

Two Sundays ago, my mom called me to tell me that my Grandmama (my dad's mom) had died.

Grandmama had a stroke two Christmases ago and never fully recovered. In fact, for the most part, she physically digressed over the course of the year. While I was home for Christmas this year, she was rushed to the hospital at 4:30am. Because I was on CA time, I was awake. So I drove there and sat with her in her room while they raised her blood sugar back to a more normal level. (She was diabetic.) As I sat and held her hand while she rocked back and forth and moaned, I couldn't help but think of all that I still wanted to do with her. There was still so much to see. When I left Columbia, I told my mom that I felt like I would be flying home in a couple of months for her funeral.

I never thought it would be this soon.

So, when I got the call, I felt a mixture of shock, grief, and relief for her. But I didn't cry. And I didn't know why.

My mom and dad told me that they were having a little bit of trouble finding a pastor to do the funeral. My Grandmama didn't go to church and our pastor had retired. So, hearing this and feeling a very strong leading from God that someone needed to do a Gospel message at the service, I volunteered. Now, you should probably know that I had never done a funeral before. But I felt strongly about it.

So, I flew home to lead my family and others in grieving my Grandmama's death.

I didn't cry when I got home. Not until Friday afternoon, when I sat down to write the eulogy. As I came to find out, the only reason I had not had an emotional reaction to my Grandmama's death was that I had not let myself think about it. I had said emotional reaction on the third floor of the Richland County Public Library.

This was definitely one of the toughest things I have ever done.

I'm not going to write much more on this, as I'm still doing my share of grieving. But, in all of this, I wanted to make sure I shared this with you: I felt God leading me to present His love to those who would attend the service, and I did. Afterwards, no one came up to me to pray. No one made a profession of faith. But lots of people were talking. Lots came up to my dad and talked about it. Lots of people began processing it.

I don't know what will come of what others heard last Friday, but I do know some seeds were planted. May God bless those seeds and grow them fully. Most of all, I had a chance to talk about God with my dad, who I hadn't talked to since last April. That may have been the best part. I'm praying the most for that seed.

I'll leave you with this last memory; My Grandmama had four sisters (my great-aunts): Daisy, Myrtle, Patsy, and Betty. They were like a great team. And I love them all. The picture above is of the five of them. (My Grandmama's in the middle.) One of my aunts found this picture last week, and upon closer inspection, found a little red-haired surprise towards the bottom. (Go ahead, click on it and look for yourself.)

I love this picture. I love it because it shows them doing what they do a lot of: laughing.

I'm going to miss my Grandmama so much...

2/15/2007

Pie Are Square...

Editor's Note: Please understand that, right now, it is 4:41am and I can't sleep. Therefore, there is a slight chance that this post will be a waste of time. Moving on.

Over the past year, I have been told that I remind people of four different dudes. Part of me is flattered, as I am a fan of all four dudes. But part of me is a little offended, as I would like to think that I am somewhat of an individual.

I wonder; is this the recipe for Josh(ua)...

Little Miss Sunshine...

"So you stopped talking because of Friedrich Nietzsche? Far out."

I had to fly home to South Carolina today for some family stuff (more on that later this week), and since I was flying United, I figured I would need to bring somethings to occupy my mind. Editor's Note: I knew this because of all of the trouble I had getting home during Christmas. So, in keeping with my goal of watching all of the oscar nominated movies before the ceremony, I decided to rent some movies for the flight home. Editor's Note: Good thing too. I got stuck in Chicago for an extra hour and a half when the captain for my flight didn't show. There was a plane, a co-pilot, and a flight-attendant. But no pilot. So I decided to start with Little Miss Sunshine.

Little Miss Sunshine
Running Time: 1 hr 41 mins.
Directed By: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Starring: Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano

This movie is absolutely Uh-mazing. I can definitely see why it's nominated for best picture and has swept the awards show circuit so far. Abigail Breslin is adorable. Steve Carell is great in his restraint. Greg Kinnear is the best person alive to play his part. Paul Dano is great as the Proust reading test-pilot wannabe brother. I love the family dynamic that the cast has here. It's not always perfect or even healthy, but it is real. Oh my gosh! And I forgot to mention that Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe from 24) has a small part!

And so, to Little Miss Sunshine, I give the honor of being awarded a certified 4 Yarmulke™ rating.


Such a great flick! You should do everything you can to see it and soon...

2/13/2007

A New Blog About Middle School Ministry...

I just wanted to let you guys know about a new blog that I just started tonight. It's called "What's Going On In Riptide?", and it's all about the latest happenings in our ministry to Middle School students. I'll be updating it on the latest things going on in our Weekend Service, Small Groups, Special Events, and any Extra Things we're communicating to parents. Brian, our High School Pastor, has also started a blog for Encounter, our High School Ministry. Our hope in starting these blogs is to better communicate with parents so that we can increase our teamwork with them. I should also say that these aren't youth group websites, as they're not targeted to students. They're targeted towards parents. I'm curious to know how many of you who run ministries have some type of online regularly updated presence...

2/12/2007

Joss the Office Slayer...

Ok, I know that I've been posting a lot of videos lately. But, I couldn't go without sharing this with you guys. Especially fellow fans of The Office. So, it is with great pleasure that I present this: a clip of an episode directed by none other than Joss Whedon...

Hotel, Hotel...

Holy crap Jake! You've done it again...

2/10/2007

Norbit...

I got 6 or 7 tickets to the movies for Christmas. (I love my friends!) But, I haven't had the chance to use any of them until now. (Partly because I was busy, mostly because no good movies have come out in a long time.) I used one last night on Norbit. Now, I'm not going to waste your time by writing a whole review of this movie. I'm just going to say this: It's funny. Not Coming to America funny, or even Nutty Professor funny. But funny. Most reviews for this movie are calling it bad, while at the same time drawing attention to Rick Baker's special effects make-up on Eddie Murphy.

Maybe not an opening night movie, but definitely a fun movie to watch with friends.

And so, to Norbit, I give the honor of being awarded a certified 2 ½ Yarmulke™ rating.

May I Make A Suggestion...

It's been a while since I've posted a list. So, I thought it might be fun to do another. Now, I should state up front that I would not consider myself an expert in music. I don't think that I have exquisite taste in music. I just like what I like. And with that, I offer up this list. Editor's Note: I even included a video where I could find one...

Five Songs You Need On Your iPod

1) Waiting For My Real Life To Begin by Colin Hay
I first heard this song on an episode of Scrubs, but it wasn't until I got a Colin Hay album that I began to love it. Sometimes, I totally feel like this describes my life perfectly.

2) Something That We Do by Clint Black
I know that some of you don't like country. But, I'm telling you, one listen to these lyrics and you'll know that you have to download it.

3) Fields Of Gold (New Version) by Sting
An amazing song by an amazing artist. Who would have thought that it could be made better? I already posted on it here, but take a listen for yourself.

4) Zebra by John Butler Trio
If only I could play a twelve string guitar like this...and be a white rasta dude. These guys are simply Uh-mazing.

5) What It Takes by Aerosmith
Ok, so maybe this is the dessert portion of this otherwise healthy meal. But, Aerosmith was the first rock band that I ever listened to. And I still think that they are the greatest American rock band. I love to sing this song as loud as I can in the truck.

2/09/2007

Microsoft Clippy, RIP: 1997 - 2007...

In all the excitement or lack of excitement for the Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 Launch, a pivotal character at Microsoft has passed away and was almost forgotten. We knew him as Clippy, but perhaps you called him the Paper Clip Man. Always ready to help us brave the world of Office, the little guy was there to serve us with tips and guides. Now Clippy has moved on and joined Microsoft Bob in the place where all phased out software icons pass on to. Check out AppScout for the complete Eulogy.

HT to Chip Chick

2/08/2007

Get Up, Come On Get Down With the Sickness...

Last week, while I was in Tahoe, one of my students' moms emailed me about getting her daughter registered for winter camp. It just so happens that this student's mom is married to one of my volunteers; her dad. So, I said that I would swing by his office today and drop off the registration. But, bad news: he went home early because he got sick. So, I had a great idea.


I decided to make him a care package.

When I was a kid, and I got sick, my mom used to make sure that I ate three things: Chicken Noodle Soup, Ginger Ale, and Saltine Crackers. To be completely honest, I have no idea why. Does this trio of food have magical powers? If they were, collectively, an X-man, would their power be to sooth an upset stomach, reduce fever, and stop a cough? Would their mutant name be Ny-Kill? Editor's Note: Get it? Like Nyquil?

I don't know. In fact, I'm not even sure if they'll help him feel better. But, one things for sure, at least they'll serve as comfort food...

Unless his mom didn't do the same...

In which case, it may just seem creepy...

Dang it...

Great Guitar Player + Great Guitar Player = Great Music...

Holy crap. Here I am at 12:18am, sitting in my apartment, having just finished a jam sesh on Guitar Hero 2, when an amazing show comes on CMT. It's called CMT crossroads. On this show, they regularly take a country music artist, and pair them with an artist of another genre. They play each other's songs and, sometimes, magic happens. Well, tonight was one of those times. John Mayer was paired with Brad Paisley. I wish you could have seen them play Bigger Than My Body. I searched all over youtube to find a video of this, but they've all been taken down. So, myspace video will have to do. Check this out...

Play Me Some Mountain Music...

Last Wednesday I was fortunate enough to be asked to travel to Lake Tahoe to teach at my friend Robbie's church. Now, it should be known that this isn't exactly suffering. Hey Josh, wanna come hang out with Middle School students in one of the most beautiful places in the world, teach on Genesis, and get paid for it? Yeah, doy... It should also be known that Robbie could ask me to eat bees, and just because it's him, I would say yes. So, I went.

I know that he'll probably murder me in the face for doing this, but I had to post this picture of Robbie and Jeff doing the rules for the weekend in full Luchador costume. (See above)

At the beginning of the trip, I took a day to myself to spend time with God. During that day, as well as the rest of my time in Tahoe, I was constantly reminded of how God has blessed me by placing me at my church. I love my church! I love the heart of it, the people I work with, and the people who are part of the community we have here.

Ooh, I also wanted to post this: It's the view from Robbie's front yard.

Let's say we walk outside and look to the left. What would we see?

Normal looking neighborhood, right?


But what happens when we look to the right?

Yeah... I guess if you have to have a view. This one will do.

Man, I love Tahoe...

2/07/2007

Lost: A Horrible TV Show Character. Reward: None...

I don't like Michael, the character that Harold Perrineau plays on LOST. I find him to be completely selfish and mostly annoying. Editor's Note: Seriously, does he have to use "man" before and after every sentence? But, it looks like I'm not going to have to worry about it much longer. I got this from comingsoon.net...

Lost Star Perrineau Moves to Demons
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
February 7, 2007


Former "Lost" cast member Harold Perrineau has landed a co-starring role on CBS' drama pilot "Demons," says The Hollywood Reporter.

The project, from CBS Paramount Network TV, centers on Gus, an ex-Jesuit priest-psychologist who performs exorcisms. Perrineau will play a priest who has known Gus since seminary and is his confessor, confidante and good friend.

For two seasons, Perrineau co-starred on "Lost" as single father Michael Dawson who sailed off with his son in the show's Season 2 finale.

There has been talk about Perrineau possibly returning to the ABC series, but trade says the sides could not reach an agreement.

Perrineau will next be seen in the features 28 Weeks Later, Gardens of the Night and Your Name Here.

2/06/2007

My ABC's: Movie Edition...

Marko tagged me back (can he do that?) to do my ABC's. So, I figured I'd do everybody one better and theme out the whole thing! So here are my ABC's: movie edition...

A--Animated Feature Oscar Winner: The Incredibles
B--Bad Guy (of the moment): Wes Mantooth
C--Christmas Vacation Quote: “The BLESSING!”
D--Dracula Movie that Sucked: Vampire In Brooklyn
E--Evil Henchmen: The Flying Monkeys from the Wizard of Oz
F--French Werewolf Movie I Was Bored to Death Watching: The Brotherhood Of the Wolf
G--Gold Bikini: This One
H--Hero: Spider-man
I--Immigrant: Prince Akeem
J--Jersey Movie: Garden State
K--Kevin Costner Movie: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
L--Link, Missing: Link, from Encino Man
M—Michael Hall, Anthony Movie: Weird Science
N--Nicholas Sparks Movie that Puddles Loves: The Notebook
O--Opie Directed Movie: Ransom
P--Prince: Prince
Q--Queen of Naboo: Padmé Amidala
R--Red Haired Actress: Laura Prepon
S--Summer Blockbuster: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
T--Tenth Movie In a Series: The Spy Who Loved Me
U--Underrated Comedy: Bubble Boy
V--Video Game Movie Starring a Future Oscar Nominee: Super Mario Bros.
W--Wednesday: Wednesday
X--xXx Star: El Jefe
Y--Young Guns Star: Keifer Sutherland
Z--Zucker, David Movie: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

I tag no one else. I don't want to do this again...

Ask A Ninja Pt. 5...

You know what? I can't even wait to post this last one. It's that good. Josh, this is for you buddy. Even though this is the last animated episode of "Ask a Ninja", you can see more, but live action, at askaninja.com. Enjoy...

Once again, HT to doogtoons.

Ask A Ninja Pt. 4...

Prepare yourself for even more ninja-y goodness. Enjoy...

Once again, HT to doogtoons.

Ask A Ninja Pt. 3...

If you like ninjas, you will love this. If you don't like ninjas, you are mentally weak. Enjoy...

Once again, HT to doogtoons.

2/05/2007

Ask A Ninja Pt. 2...

Once again, I heap Blessings down upon your life with another amazing video! Enjoy...

Once again, HT to doogtoons.

2/04/2007

Ask A Ninja Pt. 1...

My friend Robbie blessed my life with this series of videos this weekend. In turn, I wanted to bless you. So, enjoy...


By the way, I got these from doogtoons.

Pod People...

My church is finally podcasting! I am so stoked on this! Our teaching pastor is incredibly insightful AND amazing. So, check it out here...

2/03/2007

My ABC's...

Ok, so I was tagged by Brent to practice my ABC's. So, here goes...

A--Animal From a Cartoon: Hypnotoad
B--Bread: King's Hawaiian
C--Christmas Movie: Just Friends
D--Disc Golf Course: Morley Field
E--Eagles Song to Play On the Jukebox In the Waffle House: Hotel California
F--Friends Episode: The One With Chandler In a Box
G--Graphic Novel: Origin
H--Hated Tattoo: The One That Allen, Jamin, and Dave Talked Me Into Getting
I--Inspector: Gadget
J--Job I Had In High School: Working Drive-thru at Schlotzsky's Deli
K--Keifer Sutherland Moment Where He Bites a Man In the Neck: Tie Between Lost Boys/24 Season 6
L--Little Richard Commercial: That Geico Commercial
M--Michael: Knight
N--Nick-at-Nite Show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
O--Office Quote From This Past Week: “I want my son to know the dealy-o. The dealy-o of life.” –Michael Scott
P--Puddles Moment: Singing the Weekend Service Announcements To the Tune of Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
Q--Queen of England: Freddie Mercury
R--Real World Cast Member: Tech $
S--Summer: Summer of 2006
T--Thanksgiving: All Four That I Have Spent With Katie, Ron, The Abs, and Puddles
U--Underwear, Place to Purchase: American Eagle
V--Video Game to Rock to: Guitar Hero 2
W--Wedding: Taffy and Sue’s
X--X-man: Colossus
Y--Yeti: The Bumble
Z--Zero Zero Seven Movie: Casino Royale

I tag Puddles, Marko, and Prof. Lovato. Remember, you can't use mine categories...

So, I Trimmed It A Little...

You might remember this post about how I taught at a beach camp on Genesis 1-3 for 82 minutes. Well, tonight in Tahoe I taught the same lesson. What did I clock in at? 76 minutes. One hour and 26 minutes. Hey, Genesis 1-3 is a big chuck of info! And I trimmed it by 8 minutes! So cut me some slack! More updates on the weekend to come...