Archives For November 2009

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I found this widget through some clicking and discovery.
I thought the widget would make a great resource of the day, what I did not realize was the amaziness that was in the music.
Check out this awesome Christmas music from Sandals Church

Every once and a while you learn something new. That happened for me on Thanksgiving. My family and another family planned a thanksgiving gathering for the needy in the area. We probably passed out over 800 tickets. Only 40 people showed up. To say that this was not what we were expecting is an understatement. We had over 150 volunteers sign up, $1000 donated, and 27 turkeys cooked and pulled. Like any good event, we improvised and took the food to the city and fed about 200 more people there. The real lesson was not in how many people didn’t show up, it was in how many people showed up to serve.

People are eager to serve. I witnessed that with my own eyes. People are looking for a chance to serve and help. So much so that they will give up their thanksgiving day to help people they do not even know. I just wonder why it took me so long to realize this? On a day that we are giving thanks I was reminded of the thankful heart of serving one another with the love of Christ.

One question for you that I think is important to discuss and dialogue about…
If serving is a desire of our heart, what keeps people (us included) from serving?

*kyle

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This is what I tweet about.
What about yourself?
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Another Sunday is here and another round of Question(s) for you is here….

1) What was your favorite memory from Thanksgiving day?
and
2) If you shopped on Black Friday what was your best purchase or the purchase that you are the most excited about?

Enjoy your Sunday.
Happy Birthday to my sister Kelsie, she is 19 today.

*kyle

I think that black Friday is in existence for Mom’s. I have taken part in my fair share of black Fridays. And like I have said before, I have only purchased one thing in the last 3 years and that was a 3 gig flash drive for $8. What I did notice was the majority of the people that were taking part in black Friday were women. This has lead me to believe that black Friday was invented for stay at home moms.

I do not have any scientific proof that supports this theory, only the science that goes on in my head. But I do have what I like to call “eye proof.” The idea that if I see it then it is true. What I have noticed from Twitter today and other conversations is almost all of the guys do not partake in this day. This leads me to believe that the guys that do participate in this day are one of two things, whipped and under their wives submission (unbiblical—-you make the call) or they secretly want to be stay at home moms. This might be preposterous to you, but consider the following arguments.

1) Who gets excited about shopping?
Most men do not like to shop. This is widely played out in TV shows and in holiday conversations around the Christmas tree with family members that you really do not like and have nothing to talk about and so you bring up a safe conversation that you know they will all agree with and yet in some way will kill the conversation as quickly as possible so that you do not have to hear another story about how your Uncle has another theory about alien abduction. Men do not like to shop, they would rather sleep, drink coffee, watch football, and kill things. Must I say anymore for this argument?

2) All the Deals are targeting who?
It seems that all the deals involve really cheap lame DVD’s (Gilmore girls, One Tree Hill, or Step Up 1 & 2), cheap sweaters or jeans, vacuums, crappy HP computers that cost $200 and can barely handle running facebook and instant messenger (those two are required to be open at all times for stay at home moms), and my favorite of all GPS systems (insert your favorite women driving joke here). The stores understand who is stupid enough to get up at 3 am to stand in the cold and then run like a crazy person to try and get 30 dvds for 30 dollars.

3) Who fights over cookware?
Pretty sure no guy cooks. As well, the only time I get excited about cookware is when I see food in it. This leads me to my last point. The only people that fight over getting a good deal on cookware is women. This argument is pretty self supporting and I do not feel compelled to make a huge case for it.

These are just a couple of the many reasons why Black Friday=Mom Friday. A day for all of the women of the houses to emerge on the streets and the stores and make the rest of our lives miserable.

Are you a Mom Friday person or did you do what normal people do and stay home?

*kyle

PS: I hope you realize that this post was written in a very sarcastic and joking tone. This is best illustrated by the first paragraph in the fact that I have attended many black Fridays myself which in turn makes me either pathetic, a women, or both. I am not sexist and just wrote this for fun.


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you that spend time reading this.

Lets play a little game that the people in Vegas like to call over/under.
Answer in the comment section

Over/Under—-You will eat 5 or more Rolls  today?
Me: Over

Over/Under—-You will take 2 naps and unbutton your pants three times to let your belly “breathe”
Me: Under on the naps Over on the letting the belly breathe, I just naturally do that.

Over/Under—-You have 2 things to be thankful for?
Me:Way Over, I am thankful for to much to even list here.

Happy Holidays to all….Now let the Christmas Music Begin.
Here I a come Sufjan.

*kyle

Idea Camp
This is a must watch video from idea camp. Dan Merchant and Eugene Cho have both taken ideas and turned them into movements.
They give a little info as to how they have done that and some advice to anyone who is working on a project that they are looking to turn into a reality.