Archive for April 2008

things to do while your co-workers are on vacation

April 26, 2008

I have been known to occasionally “decorate” my coworkers spaces. I already had some ideas from Jim tormenting Dwight on The Office, but these pictures take it to another level!

(Thanks to mom for the pics!)

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Mr. Picassohead

April 24, 2008

Here is the Mr. Picassohead I created today. It was a lot of fun. It looks a little Dr. Seussish… that was not intentional. The website even adds the final touch to your art – your signature!

Send me your twisted creation…

http://www.mrpicassohead.com

Once

April 14, 2008

I watched a movie on the plane last night called “Once”. This movie is about an immensely talented yet poor musician whose songwriting is inspired by love lost. The musician plays for money on the streets of Dublin at night, and works in his fathers “Hoover” shop repairing vacuums by day.

A young woman becomes intrigued by his music while she sells flowers, and is exploring her own pain from her marriage. They form a deep bound of friendship that inspires him to pursue his dreams of recording his music. (I am not sure why the movie got an R rating, other than some harsh language.)

“Once” is a great example of simple and beautiful storytelling weaved together with music and melody. It is not a new or edgy story, but still timeless and emotive. In fact, the names of the main characters are never revealed. The storyline and character development was powerful enough. I just wish I could have had my wife with me to watch it! Check it out.

we think…

April 4, 2008

In the past you were what you owned…. now you are what you share…

[Thanks to Jim Hancock for posting this]

The Dignity to Receive

April 4, 2008

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A powerful excerpt from one of my favorite authors, Henri Nouwen:

“Nobody is so poor that he/she has nothing to give, and nobody is so rich that he/she has nothing to receive.” These words by Pope John-Paul II, offer a powerful direction for all who want to work for peace. No peace is thinkable as long as the world remains divided into two groups: those who give and those who receive. Real human dignity is found in giving as well as receiving. This is true not only for individuals but for nations, cultures, and religious communities as well.

A true vision of peace sees a continuous mutuality between giving and receiving. Let’s never give anything without asking ourselves what we are receiving from those to whom we give, and let’s never receive anything without asking what we have to give to those from whom we receive.”

http://www.henrinouwen.org

Root Beer Kegger!?

April 2, 2008

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No, this is not an April fool’s joke! I just ran across an article on MSNBC about cops busting a teens’ root-beer kegger party. The party was held by a high school student who wanted to show that teens don’t always drink alcohol at their parties.

Nearly 90 breath tests were done, and officers even searched locked rooms for hiding teens. Did they find a clown making balloon animals hiding in the basement?

Yeah, I get it, police were trying to protect students from driving under the influence. Definitely needed. But after the first 50 or so breath tests don’t you think they would have figured out what was going on? The only high the teens had was a sugar buzz… though some may have been impaired by being gassy and bloated.

I would have particularly enjoyed the root beer float bong! Dude! I just got a wicked brain freeze! Cannonball!

What’s next? I can see it now… cops bust in on Amish teens sipping from red plastic cups… I knew they were wild. A butter-milk kegger bash. Mmmm… so rich and creamy! Look… Hezekiah has milk collecting in his budding neck-beard. Co-ed mingling… buggy drag racing… busted… let’s party like it’s 1899!

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23851011/