Barry mentioned how many people on Facebook are posting a story about a new pastor of a megachurch visiting his new church as a homeless person to unexpected (or expected) results. That made me remember a chapel service at Hardin-Simmons in which the speaker talked about a previous trip to the campus as a homeless person, and when it was time to speak at chapel, he did so as the homeless person to the shock of the audience and talked about how he was ignored and referenced the parable of the good Samaritan. I remember feeling conflicted about that sermon because campus officials told us to not to interact with the homeless or suspicious visitors for safety reasons. After all, we weren’t in the safest part in town, and during the first week of my university experience a student was mugged and shot. Heck, there was a dumpster literally outside my from window and everyday I saw a non-student digging inside of it. The hardest was watching mothers put their little kids inside to rummage through.
Speaking of not being in the safest part of town, I remember hearing so many sirens the first few days of living on campus and then told not to worry and I’d get use to it as we lived across the street from a hospital . . . and then someone got mugged and shot.
Regarding chapel, all freshmen and sophomores were required to attend something like 85% of them, and they were held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Tuesday was usually the more serious, preachy one, and the Thursday chapel was more student lead, fun, and not always faith based.
It’s funny how DaughterGeeding will try to bargain or get out of stuff when talking to her mother. WifeGeeding will tell DaughterGeeding to do something, and DaughterGeeding will reply, “OK, mom. But, how about we do/try this?”
CBS11 visited Six Flags one two different days after the accident with hidden cameras to test how ride attendants are watching over ride passengers. They purposely left seat belts unbuckled and didn’t lower lap bars down properly, and the employees caught it each time. Here’s the video segment.
The other day I mentioned how pretzel bread is the new “it” thing. Sonic now has a pretzel hot dog.
I could easily write a ten page paper on the annoyances of Vince Young.
Google has a new piece of hardware called Chromecast. It’s a small device that hooks up to an HDMI outlet and you can use a Chrome web browser on your device (iPad, computer, phone) and watch it on your television. The ad is a bit deceptive as it shows it looks just like a USB thumbdrive, but after closer inspection, the fine print says you have to hook a power adapter to it.