So I watched some of the Amazing Race today, and I thought to myself, "I'd love to be on that show." Then I thought about who I'd bring as my team mate. The first person that came to mind was, of course, Crystal. She's super smart, super competitive and if I was going to see the world, I'd want her at my side. Then as the show went on I thought maybe my wife would be a bad choice. The couples on the show always fight. And since we're both super competitive we'd probably get in our fair share of arguments. I never actually decided on my hypothetical team mate, rather my mind decided to wander in a different direction. How many relationships have been destroyed because of this tv show? It seems like everyone fights and only the winners (and sometimes not even them) end up staying as friends. Check out this vid.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. Almost 30 years ago one man had a crazy dream to start an all sports tv channel. Now it's ESPN. In 1976 one man had a dream to have computers available to the public. That dream turned into the company that is now Apple. Whether the dream is something small (like teaching developmentally challenged people life skills) or something big (saving the world's endangered species), I think we all have dreams inside of us. Dreams that God has put inside of us. Dreams that are bigger than we are. Dreams that could change the course of human history forever. Nurture those dreams, let them take root and grow inside of you. And don't let anyone try to tell you it can't be done.
That's all for now. Thanks for listening/reading.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
There have been multiple times I have gone to the video store, with no idea what I wanted to rent. Usually it's with someone else and we walk around the store, trying to find a movie that will appeal to all the parties involved. There's a problem though. I'm usually the difficult one. I like documentaries and indie films. Try finding someone else who gets excited to see a movie no one's ever heard of before. Or someone who goes to the film festival section first. Well Sharkwater is one of those movies I want to see, but haven't found the right audience yet. Watch the trailer below, and maybe we can have a Sharkwater party if you're into it!
Friday, June 13, 2008
The author actually writes about going to a real church, Church of The Outer Banks, and how it really impressed him. The pastor began with a simple prayer in which he said: "we just want to feel your presence God." That line stuck with the writer and he claims that what surfing does. When's he's out riding a wave, big or small, he feels God's presence. It's actually a very interesting read, and almost an advertisement for Christianity.
In the pages following the feature story, they interview seven surfers about what they believe and one surfer, CJ Hobgood, goes all evangelist on the guys. He gives the whole salvation message and talks about how he is just as messed up as everyone else, but he has a relationship with Jesus Christ and has been redeemed through the cross. CRAZY! In a surf magazine! It was pretty sweet. Way to go CJ!
If you have some time to kill, go to Chapters, pick up the magazine, and just read that one story.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
BMW has come out with what they think is the car of the future. A car that is radically different from anything you've seen before. A car whose "skin" is not made of metal, but of cloth. Wait... it gets better. This car can change shape! Add a spoiler, blink, adjust its lines to make it more aerodynamic. Watch the video and be blown away.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sam trying his hand at wake surfing.
The hilite of my weekend was wake surfing... So Sweet!
Monday, June 2, 2008
1. Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
2. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: Shut up, All of you just shut UP!
3. Whistle the first seven notes of It's a Small World incessantly.
4. Sell Girl Scout cookies.
5. On a long ride, sway side to side at the natural frequency of the elevator.
7. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside ask: Got enough air in there?
8. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.
9. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
10. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, and then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
11. Lean over to another passenger and whisper: Noogie patrol coming!
12. Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.
13. On the highest floor, hold the door open and demand that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go plink at the bottom.
14. Do Tai Chi exercises.
15. Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: I've got new socks on!
16. Meow occasionally.
17. Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
18. Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
19. Sing Mary had a little lamb while continually pushing buttons.
20. Holler Chutes away! Whenever the elevator descends.
21. Walk on with a cooler that says human head on the side.
22. Stare at another passenger for a while, and then announce You’re one of THEM! and move to the far corner of the elevator.
23. Leave a box between the doors.
24. Ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.
25. Wear a puppet on your hand and talk to other passengers through it.
26. Start a sing-along.
27. When the elevators is silent, look around and ask is that your beeper?
28. Play the harmonica.
29. Shadow boxing.
30. Say Ding! at each floor.
31. Lean against the button panel.
32. Say I wonder what all these do and push the red buttons.
33. Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.
34. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your personal space.
35. Bring a chair along.
36. Take a bite of a sandwich and ask another passenger: Wanna see wha in muh mouf?
37. Carry a blanket and clutch it protectively.
38. Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
39. Stare at your thumb and say I think it's getting larger.
40. If anyone brushes against you, recoil and holler Bad touch!