The 7 Types of Christian Camp Counselors

If you have ever been to any kind of church summer camp, then this will ring so true to you.  Stuff Christians Like has put together a list of the 7 types of camp counselors you might have run into back in the day.  Here is one:

4. The Nicest Person that Ever Lived
Aliases:
Sunshine
Natural Enemy:
That’s not very nice of you to ask.
Background:
This is the only counselor that will write you when camp is over. No, scratch that, this is the only person from camp that will write you. And I’m not talking about emails or text messages. I’m talking about real letters, made of paper and stamp and time. Probably on her own personal stationary. She loves camp. She always has and takes feels true joy from helping you enjoy it too. Sometimes this person may be the daughter of the person that owns the camp, although occasionally the kids of camp owners are too close to the camp to see how special it is. It’s just where their dad works.

That’s so true!  Others include the guy that doesn’t shower, the rebel, and the disciple.

See the rest here.

RagamuffinTop Challenge week 8

😦

Eh, just watch the video:

I’m right where I was 2 weeks ago.  Crap!

Remember, if you want to take part in the RagamuffinTop Challenge, go here to read all about the details.  Basically, you set a goal and post the results weekly.  The best part is that the entire world is your accountability partner!

  • Starting weight: 289.0
  • Last’s week’s weight: 274.4
  • Today’s weigh-in weight:275.2
  • Today’s weight loss/gain: +0.8
  • TOTAL +/-: -13.8 pounds

Poster from the new Star Trek movie

I don’t consider myself a Trekkie, but I enjoyed the old Star Trek movies, and I am looking forward to the new one coming out.  After all,  JJ Abrams, the creator of LOST, is behind it, so I bet it will be good.  Anyways, here is a new poster for it:

Yep, that’s Silar from Heroes playing Spock.

Read about the movie here.

Improv Everywhere – Human Mirror

If you haven’t seen some of Improv Everywhere’s videos, they are awesome.  Basically, it is a group of people who go out into public places and do large-scale improv comedy.

In their most recent video, for example, they found several “twins”, got them to dress alike, and had them ride a crowded subway train.  People’s reactions are great.  Check it out:

And in case you have not seen the “Frozen Grand Central Station”, here it is.  It’s my personal favorite:

Song of the week – “What You Want” by Caedmon’s Call

“What You Want” is a song by Caedmon’s Call that is one of my top 5 songs of all time, and for 2 reasons.  First of all, the lyrics are simple yet have a big impact.  Also, the way that Derek Webb sings parts of it is just awesome.  He tends to scream at certain parts for emphasis, and in mixing, they added a lot of reverb to those parts.  I have bold-ed the parts I am referring to in the lyrics below.  Press the little play button to listen.

What You Want by Caedmon’s Call

You’re softer than a cannon blast
But your effects much longer last
And I want you just like a hole in my head
But I need you like a meal and a bed
And you say, “Come on, I’m not what you’re after.”
But I know you’re not just anyone, anyone

But I’m not what you want
No, I’m not anyone
But if you needed me
Then I could be someone

And you’re an army in a horse
And you have taken me by force
And all the freedom in this world could not resist
The sweet temptation of your sweet elusiveness
So I say “Come on!” as the gate swings open
Cause I know you’re not just anyone, anyone
And the lie’s always cheaper than the truth
But the lie’s all I’ve ever known of you
Maybe none of this is true

But I’m not what you want
No, I’m not anyone
But if you needed me
Then I could be someone

CDC lab containing deadly virus suffers power outage

Here in Atlanta, we are fortunate to be the home to many awesome things.  Coca Cola.  Chick Fil A.  The Braves.  And also, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Well, last Friday, there was a power outage there which lasted for about an hour:

 

A laboratory building that contains a deadly strain of avian flu and other germs is among four that lost power for more than an hour Friday when a backup generator system failed again at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The outage affected air flow systems in labs that help contain such germs as the H5N1 flu virus, which some experts fear could cause a pandemic.

Maybe it’s just me, but I hope they get that dang generator fixed!

RagamuffinTop Challenge week 7

This week was pretty standard as far as exercise goes.  I try to jog Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  Food-wise, I ate pretty well (minus Monday night), so let’s see how I did:

A loss is a loss, but I would still have liked to done better.  Here’s to another week of eating healthy and exercising!

Remember, if you want to take part in the RagamuffinTop Challenge, go here to read all about the details.  Basically, you set a goal and post the results weekly.  The best part is that the entire world is your accountability partner!

  • Starting weight: 289.0
  • Last’s week’s weight: 275.2
  • Today’s weigh-in weight:274.4
  • Today’s weight loss/gain: -0.8
  • TOTAL +/-: -14.6 pounds!

Man loses 80 pounds by eating only at McDonald’s

No, not by eating that.

A man in Virginia decided that eating McDonald’s was a convenient way to eat, so he did it for a few months.  And the results?

Chris Coleson tipped the scales at 278 pounds in December. The 5-foot-8 Coleson now weighs 199 pounds and his waist size has dropped from 50 to 36.

He did it by eating wraps, salads, and the Apple Dippers they have (minus the caramel dipping sauce).  The result was some pretty serious weight-loss!

There is a common misconception that you can’t lose weight if you eat out all the time.  I know from personal experience that you really can, and it isn’t even that hard.  I eat out more than I eat in during the week, and it’s really just a matter of what you order.

McDonalds has grilled Snack Wraps, which are actually quite low in fat and calories.  They are filling, and about $1.50 each.  Subway has tons of choices for healthy eats, as do most other restaraunts, both fast food and sit-down.

I think the hard part comes when you see other things on the nenu that you really want.  You know, the loaded cheese fries or the platter of hot wings.  If you are really hungry, you might fall into that temptation and before you know it, you have wing sauce all over your face and you feel guilty.

So I guess the takeaway form this story is that if you go out, you still can eat healthy.  Look up the menu online and pick out what you want before you get there.  Then, there is less time to change your mind.

Read the article.

I’m THAT guy

Ever seen an email with these kind of subjects come across the email?:

Fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd: OBAMA IS REALLY A MUSLIM OMG!!!11!!

Fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd:THIS VIRUS WILL WIPE OUT YOUR PC!

Fwd:fwd:fwd:fwd:DON’T BUY GAS ON APRIL 1ST!!!one1!

These emails go onto say a bunch of stuff that is usually pretty far out there.  At the end, you are normally told to send the email to 15 people so a miracle will happen to you in the next 24 hours.  Ever seen an email like that?  I HATE THOSE!

Well, as soon as I get one of those, I immediately head over to www.snopes.com to find out if it is true or completely false.  Normally, they are false.  After copying the link, I then immediately send it back to whoever sent that dumb email to me.  I’m that guy.  And I get so much satisfaction from it!

So, are you a sender, deleter, or a teach-the-sender-a-lesson-er like me?