Saturday, July 28, 2007

Summer = Kill bugs

I don't really like summer. Let me clarify, I think the time of summer is great. The weather and temperature of summer is not so great. Reason being, bugs. And I don't like bugs. So then what happens? I get revenge.

Electrocute the bugs, (in this case an annoying-non-stop-buzzing housefly, usually they're moths or craneflies), then drown them in a pool of cool water!!! That's "a bug's life!" Hahaha, take that Disney, I mean.... stupid bugs!

I also don't like ants. Grrrrr ants. The are so fascinating to watch, I just don't like being around them too long. I'm going to end this now and go get something to drink. This was a really boring post. Sorry.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

More Cartoon Fun

I had a good laught at myself doing the Dragonball Z thing, and when I stumbled across this site, I thought, "I could use another laugh!" And so I made this (see above), and laughed again. Tell me that's not cool! (You have to click on the thingy that says "Create your Simpsons avatar")

Even though I watch a lot of TV, I'm glad life is not TV, because God made life so much more complex, interesting, and abundant! To be fair, 24 is complex and interesting, but it's not really abundant... ok going off topic. I was wondering/daydreaming today, about why some things are so simple to others, yet so difficult for the next person. For example, after taking my mandatory core accounting courses, I still have no idea what amortization is, yet the rest of the class knows AND understands what it is. Or maybe you've played with someone who isn't good at sports and you wonder, "It isn't that hard to kick a ball straight is it?"

God made everyone equal, but at the same time He made each unique, with special gifts and abilities. I think it'd be safe to expand on Ephesians 4:11, that He also gave some to be cooks, some to be artists, some to be athletes, some to be musicians, some to be engineers, etc. But what about some to be leaders?

Now, for the record, I'm just thinking out loud, none of my ideas are concrete. Sometimes, I think that not everyone can be a leader. But at the same time, sometimes I think that everyone has some capacity to lead. And sometimes it seems really evident that some people are born leaders. And sometimes people are trained to be a leader. I think that's so tough (um, not manly tough like "grrrr, I'm awesome", but tough as in difficult.... maybe that's a bad word choice....), to be a leader. But wow, what a bigger challenge to be a godly leader! The expectations and standards are high, but I guess that's nothing compared to the results. Aaaah Heaven!

Currently, I've been reading (very slowly) the book D.L. Moody on Spiritual Leadership by Steve Miller. It's pretty good, but wow, what a challenge. Giving your life to Jesus, and actually following Him... thats huge.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Hat Perspiration

There was this one day on the missions trip that we were out and about. It was really hot, so I was wearing my baseball hat to keep the sun out of my eye. The hottest it got, I remember vividly on another day was 38°C! I got that information second hand, so I wonder if humidity was factored in or not.... or smog for that matter. Whew!

So.... on hot days, one usually sweats. I always sweat a lot. Anyways, The forehead part of my baseball hat, naturally started to absorb the sweat that was starting to drip down my face. Phew, it was really really hot! At the end of the day, I looked underneath the hat brim, and there was this light greenish/yellowish tinge that had a pattern that followed my sweat stain. And I could not figure out where this came from, or what happened. But, after coming back, I think about two weeks ago, I remembered, I was drinking this sports drink.... and it was lime flavoured. I had sweated out the drink! Hehehe....fascinating!

Why am I writing about this now? Well, according to the newscast, parts of the Lower Mainland today reached 37°C (parts of the Fraser Valley definitely got that high today). Our house thermometre right now reads 31°C but I know that's wrong because the stuffiness is similar to those hot days I experienced during OEX. Oh yeah, I wore my hat today too, and I noticed a gigantic sweat stain, and then I saw the greenish/yellowish stain from before. I'm going to go wash my hat now.

Random thought for the day: Life would be easier, if we had subtitles whenever we spoke. But that would mean, we'd all need advertisers or sponsors to pay for our live closed captions.... Hey wait, are subtitles and closed captions the same?

Sunday, July 08, 2007

This post is irrelevant in light of eternity

It's been just over three weeks that I've gotten back, but I'm still adjusting really slowly. For example, I have a tendency to not look at traffic when I'm crossing paved areas... it was sort of ingrained while in country, that cars will honk and avoid me if I'm in the way/ walking in the middle of the street. That's how it was done. Heheheheeee... I miss that.

Nothing too "exciting" has really been happening; nothing new that I can think of. However, I want something big to happen. On the other hand, I'm so lazy. But I will. One step at a time.

I saw a bumper sticker today that made me smile: "Crazy driver on board."

My nose is running, so I'm going to go and catch it.
Haha, couldn't help it. I meant to say, I'm going to go blow the mucus out of my nostrils.

.....and irrelevant post out!