Thursday, October 19, 2006
Last weekend I spoke at the high school retreat for my church (where I volunteer as a Dgroup leader). The theme was ourspace.God. We "lifted" it from another camp I spoke at this summer and revamped it for this weekend. It was a great weekend at the coast. We played in the beach; we slipped down a giant slip n slide into an oatmeal pit; we climbed a giant sand hill; we visited the Tillamook cheese factory (mmm...free cheese and yummy ice cream). I had one of those moments that you get so frustrated, but you can't really say anything to anybody that can do anything about it.
I ordered a waffle cone with mint chocolate chip and chocolate peanut butter. I was enjoying my mint chocolate chip, as there was a delicious large chunk of chocolate, but that's where it ended. There was only ONE piece of chocolate in that scoop@ WHAT?!?! Then came the chocolate peanut butter. Why did I joke with Tifani that there probably wouldn't be any peanut butter in it? Turns out there was no peanut butter in my chocolate peanut butter ice cream! MAN WAS I STEAMED!!!
So anyhow, we showed some funny and poignant video clips throughout the weekend. I am including the promo video in here. Hope you enjoy it. It shows a bit of what the addiction and craze of myspace can do to you.
Oh, check out my perspective of what a Jesus' myspace site might look like. Click true on www.erikwithak.com and click on the green button.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Man...the last episode of Lost kicked my butt. There are times when I watch something that I get so pulled in that my emotional strings are played well. Sometimes it's a moment where an extra-terrestial is trying to get home and the tear ducts are opened a bit; from time to time there's the Boy named Tommy who wears a coat that's too small and causes my gut to hurt from laughter; and then there are the OTHERS!!! My ire rose quite high tonight. I wanted to yell, "If you really are just normal then why do you treat them like animals."
I know what you are thinking. Well, yes, I have never denied that I am a bit too into TV. I guess I just drop my "thinking" when I am being entertained and allow myself to be entertained. Sounds a bit weird, but I love watching something that will take me on a journey.
The end of Lost had Henry or Ben telling Jack Shepherd that if he plays nice he will take him back home. Jack didn't believe that Ben had any contact with the outside world. Ben told him that in the 69 days they had been there (it's apparently 2004) Bush was re-elected, Christopher Reeves passed away and the BOSTON RED SOX won the world series. Jack laughed and told him he should've come up with something more believable. Then he showed him the video of the final game.
Ahhhh...it's good to relive one of the greatest moments in baseball history again. Seems soooo long ago and yet seems like it was just yesterday. bitter sweet moment...