This Is Me

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Battle Cry

Read this article about what happened at the Battle Cry in San Francisco.

Someone who disagrees with Christians' woldviews without being irrational and/or reverting to ad hominem attacks. I do love a tolerant (truly) person to disagree with me who realizes the illogic of demanding tolerance from me, or else. How refreshing.

I like it when people understand I am not a fascist

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

NCAA Tournament

know nothing about sports. Okay, next to nothing. However, I did enter in my youth groups bracket tournament challenge. Mainly because it cost my nothing and I might be able to win a candy bar (or respect). To fill out my brackets I did my usual: I picked teams to win if I had friends or relatives living in the state, liked the name of the college, if it did well last year etc. My 'strategy' worked this year. I am a frontrunner. Yes, that's right I'm one of apparently 10 people in the country (only a slight exaggeration) who picked a team that actually ended up in the Final Four. That team? Florida. Why? I have several relatives who live there. When I found out that not only am I running second in the youth group's brackets, but if I had entered a pool at work I would have beat out all the guys I work with I started feeling a little smug and self-satisfied. Here is a following conversation:

Me: Hey, Ralph (name changed to protect the guilty), guess how I did on my brackets?

Ralph: I don't even want to know

Me: I picked someone in the Final Four! Florida!

Ralph: Well, you shouldn't have picked them (sourly)

Me: But they made it! And guess how I did it?

Ralph: Don't tell me!

Me: I have relatives who live there

Ralph: I don't *#)$#(% want to hear how people *)#$*#)($* win because they picked their $(%)$()(@# teams based on how they like the #*)$%(#$) animal the mascot is or how cute the*($)%(#$) team uniforms are. )#($%)(#$%...

At this point I walked out the door, only to walk back in armed with helpful advice from another co-worker on how to handle Ralph.

Me: You know Ralph, if you want, I can always help you pick out your teams next year...

I am such a snot.

Monday, March 27, 2006

No one said to be famous you must be smart (or logical)

This is an article well worth reading about different conspiracy theories actors buy into and/or how out of touch with reality they are.

I think my favorite quote is, "....Tom Cruise, who famously dismisses psychiatry as a big conspiracy. Which is a little like a dehydrated man claiming water is a conspiracy."

Get him on anti-psychotics immediately.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Madea's Family Reunion

I went to one of the best movies I have ever seen Saturday night. The movie was Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion. It is definately high up on my favorite movies list and the only movie I can think of that I MUST HAVE that I don't already own. It was hilarious, besides being, for me, one of the most moving movies I have ever seen. I think the only other movie I cried at more was The Passion of the Christ, for rather obvious reasons. Watching Madea's Family Reunion I cried once or twice because the subject matter was so hard and then once or twice because I was so glad that such truth was being spoken. Go here for a great review by my favorite author, Orson Scott Card. It's a great movie and there should be more like it. So, go see it and throw your money at an amazing movie with a great story, hilarious humor, and interesting characters. Because if we want more good movies to be made, we'd better put our money where our mouths are, instead of just going to see the latest, rather predictable, blockbuster. If you hate it, so what. At least you will have helped me out

Friday, March 03, 2006

I've been memed! (whatever THAT means!)

I've made some changes from my myspace one, if any of you read both of my fine blogs:-)

Seven things to do before I die:

1. Travel all over the world. Europe, Thailand, India etc.
2. Get long-term ministries started for the unloved in our culture including, but not limited to, telemarketers and girls who work at strip clubs.
3. Mission work in a foreign country or the inner city
4. Be in a commune
5. Marry the man I love:-)
6. Hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro
7. Be instrumental in starting a revival in the Western church

Seven things I cannot do:

1. Make my friends love God
2. Run fast or far (boy, I hope none of you are stalking me.)
3. not tell puns
4. choose to be alone for long periods of time.
5. not keep myself so busy I'm always running hither and thither
6. Say "No" (see # 5)
7. eat Brussels sprouts without gagging

Seven things that attract me to my other half: (in no particular order)

1. His relationship with God
2. His fire and passion for God's purposes for his life
3. His integrity and character
4. How he makes me laugh
5. How Sexamatastic he is (My regards to Wazoo for this descriptive way of saying 'hot');-)
6. His desire to serve others
7. his mischievous looks

Seven things I say:

1. Like
2. Anyway…
3. tweaky
4. sweetness
5. schmeh!
6. crumb
7. crumpet

Seven books I love:

1. The K-House Mystery
2. Link by Walt Becker
3. The Dark is Rising (the whole series) by Susan Cooper
4. The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
5. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
6. The Westing Game by Ellen Haskin
7. The Attributes of God, Volumes 1 & 2 by A.W. Tozer

Seven movies I like pretty well:

1. Undercover Blues
2. Jurassic Park
3. Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
4. Sneakers
5. Serenity
6. The Chipmunk Adventure
7. Billy Rose's Jumbo

Seven people to meme:

1. Ariana
2. Lisa
3. Jared
4. Jen
5. Does anyone else read this blog who hasn't already done this??? Then do it!!!:-)
6. Rumpelstiltskin
7. Captain America