Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Job Search Is Finally Over!

I got a job today! I'm really excited about it, but I'm not going to say where I'll be working. You'll just have to guess. But I'll give you a hint. I'll be wearing a snazzy Hawaiian shirt.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sip & Scan

Now that Carol and I have set a date, and locations for the ceremony and reception following, we're out to conquer other wedding related tasks like creating a gift registry. Apparently, brides and grooms to be get to make this list with everything you want on it, and then people buy those gifts. The whole thing still sounds too good to be true. So, when Carol got word of Macy's Sip & Scan event I said sign us up! I thought to myself, what could be better than running around Macy's with a laser gizmo in one hand and a martini in the other!? Sadly, there was only yucky non-alcoholic cranberry stuff to drink and the task of running around picking out household items was nearly overwhelming. I felt uneducated to make so many hypothetical purchases, and deep pits of American consumerism seemed to be at the bottom of every escalator.

Questions swirling around inside my head trying to create wedding registry at Macy's: Where was this made? Is it safe for the environment? Is it over-priced? Will someone actually buy us a $300 10-piece cookware set? Should we shun this whole ordeal and take a trip down to Village Discount? Why is there nothing good to sip at this event?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Surfing Great Lakes Style

Last night I talked with a guy who surfs Lake Michigan. When I left New Hampshire for Chicago I didn't think I'd try this fabled lake surfing, but now I'm reconsidering. I still have a my wetsuit, so if I can find a board maybe I'll get back in the water. Don't believe you can surf on a lake? Check out this video:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Awkward Side Hugs

This video is a must see for anyone who has worked in youth ministry or currently serves as a youth minister. Enjoy!