surprise paydays are… well surprising.
Month: June 2010
brazil is definitely putting on a show!
tried to watch batman & robin today. knew it would be bad but I didn’t even make it through the first scene.
new slogan for when work related problems. “time for emergency candy!” -ross
a great article that everyone who cares about anyone should read.
for DPR Korea all I can says “that’s not gone well”
to fear death is to fear life itself.
four bonfires in seven days. nothing better than summer.
Catholic Church Hides Wealth in Germany – no wonder people don’t trust the church. church assets secret? come on people!
I am so stoked for group g action today! it seems like all the games in this group will be really intense
Little liars grow up to be great leaders
Lying involves multiple brain processes, such as integrating sources of information and manipulating the data to their advantage. It is linked to the development of brain regions that allow executive functioning and use higher order thinking and reasoning.
Dr Lee and his team tested 1,200 children aged two to 16 years old. They found at the age of two, 20 per cent of children will lie. This rises to 50 per cent by three and almost 90 per cent at four. The most deceitful age, they discovered, was 12, when almost every child tells lies.
Researchers say there is no link between telling fibs in childhood and any tendency to cheat in exams or to become a fraudster later in life.
the Stanley cup playoffs followed immediately by the world cup is quite possibly the best sporting combo ever.
the world cup opening ceremony really impressive.
today is the day I learn about the doctor.
scientific approaches to god
there was a stage in my life where the staple food was a peanut butter and jam sandwich, I had it every day for lunch and things were great. as a special treat I would indulge in a chocolate bar. as a child this involved a special trip to the corner store with the change I had collected to collect a chocolate bar (and sometimes a pack of hockey cards!).
now imagine the wonder that existed when I realized that I could have these two substances together in one convenient cup styled delivery system! the peanut butter cup is honestly one of mans greatest inventions bar none.
of course you are all thinking ‘well he is right of course but what does that have to do with the title of this post.’ patience everyone, patience. we live in a society where every weekday we go to school/work/family-raising-situation and once a week we make that special trip to some sort of church environment. for the sake of simplicity and my ‘/’ key I will simply say ‘public school’ for the former and ‘sunday school’ for the latter.
so our life is full of public school teachings that live in one place and sunday school teachings that live in a second place. too often both places tell you that they are the one thing you should want and that they are totally incompatible and in the case of sunday school you may even get told ‘you aren’t welcome here’ if you suggest that the two things might be a beautiful combination.
the thing about science is that it is focused on goals, on pushing the boundaries of what we know, of pursuing something. whereas denying all science because you have a couple of chapters of text that very loosely tells you something and you have filled it in one way is the opposite of pursuit. it is stagnation. human beings were not created to stagnate. this is why people have mid life crisisesesss (or whatever the plural of crisis is), it is why there exists the term ‘seven year itch’ for relationships. we are created by an infinite God who wants us to pursue knowing him. we are finite beings and the relationship between finite and infinite has to be one where the finite is trying to keep up.
instead people need to find the deliciousness that is combining pb and chocolate, to blown away by the amazing creation of an astounding God, to marvel at the astoundingly complex systems that are result of his work. even just to sit in complete awe (and I mean speechless, thoughtless, stunned, awe) at the number of things we don’t know.
or we could keep pb and chocolate separate and continue to reject the wonders of creation while ostracizing people simply so that we can say we have the answers.
is it too much to expect that your HR department can read a birthday off a form correctly.
if there is a better book than the lorax I have never heard of it.
why is internet explorer so bad at the internet!!!!!
a life changer
it once again has entered into the realm of too long since my last post but I am going to break that spell with an idea. I believe this to be a super important idea that will absolutely change your life and thus I shall keep it brief so that the there will be no excuse for missing it.
when presented with something, be it an opportunity, a job, a responsibility, or even a physical object, it is your responsibility to make it yours and to own it. to do any less is to deny yourself and to disrespect those that presented it to you.
waking up to pancakes is the best ever.