I tweeted this a few weeks ago. I HAD to add it to my blog. Halo 3 is such a fun part of our family life. The 80′s sounding metal makes this video super awesome.
How do you tell somebody that you care about deeply ‘I told you so?’
Gently, with a rose? In a funny way like it’s a hilarious joke? Or do you just let it go because saying it would just make things worse?
Probably the funny way…
Michael Scott, The Office
“Save your heart for love and use your brains for business.” Dwight Shrute on “The Office” when trying to talk Michael into doing something that would destroy a kind man’s family business.
Here’s what’s on my mind, Monday afternoon, January 12:
1) FOSM yestarday was AWESOME. I know I always say that but…. Todd Mayo rocked, the sound guys kicked tail, we had lots of new faces, and the talk really challenged me. It was a blast doing the talk, by the way.
2) FOSM’s volunteer staff met afterwards with our new Home Team guru, Marty Mosher. (Marty started at FOSM on Jan 1 of this year. I’m excited about the energy and freash ideas he brings to the table.) The meeting with Marty was encouraging and challenging. Way to go Marty.
3) Wow, the Monday funk is strong today even after coffee. I hope everyone I saw at the gym this morning knows I wasn’t mad at them. Or that I wasn’t hoping to start a fight.
4) Speaking of gym… it’s time for the “Eight Week, Weigh Down, Throw Down” update… drum roll please… all week 1 totals are in… I’m in 5th out of 22 people with 2.4775 percent body weight lost! I’m just a pound or two from first place. If I only hadn’t eaten those three pieces of pizza yesterday! 7 more weeks to go. http://claytonbellonline.com/?p=1430
5) Had a great talk with my friend Tony at the coffee shop today. It’s fun to talk with people who don’t believe the same as me and are also intellectually honest.
6) 24 last night was OFF THE CHAIN. Bic pen in the eye baby! Can’t wait until tonight’s episode.
7) FOSM volunteer/leaders meeting at 5:30 today. Can’t wait!
8) Can’t wait until Sunday! Crazy message on RISK from the story of Jonathan and his sword bearer taking on the Philistines in 1 Samuel 14. http://youversion.com/reader.php?startverse=1Sam.14.1
I thought this would be a funny way to end the day. Off theology, but funny:
While walking down the street one day a U.S. senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.
His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
‘Welcome to heaven,’ says St. Peter. ‘Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.’
‘No problem, just let me in,’ says the man.
‘Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.’
‘Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,’ says the senator.
‘I’m sorry, but we have our rules.’
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises…
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.
‘Now it’s time to visit heaven.’
So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
‘Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.’
The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: ‘Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.’
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ‘I don’t understand,’ stammers the senator. ‘Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?’
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ‘Yesterday we were campaigning.. ..
Today you voted.
My 13 year old son and I went to the Texas A&M Aggie vs. Texas Tech game today. I meant to post these in real time but I think T-mobile was blocking Twitter.
“Babies are just one of my many areas of expertise. Growing up I performed my own circumcision.”
Dwight on ‘The Office’ as he was belong Michael prepare for a new baby arrival.