Wednesday, August 27, 2008

pulled a hammy

I pulled my hamstring playing ultimate kickball tonight with college students.


How old am I.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kickball, speed scrabble and foursquare

So we've been in staff meetings all week, but yesterday we took a break.

We played a little kickball, which made this 29 year old a little sore (from all the amazing plays I made). Some of our team also played foursquare. It was funny when the university president drove by and all of our staff team stopped and waved to him. I felt like I was reliving 2nd grade or something.

We also played some speed scrabble

Anyway, it was a good week. I love our staff team and it was awesome to have some new staff, student-staff and interns with us. I'm looking forward to this year...good thing cause student "move in day" is on wednesday

Friday, August 15, 2008

Today in Portland #2

Today in Portland I saw:

-a guy walking down the street with a snake draped over his shoulders.

a SNAKE!

I feel like you might want more info on this sighting.

The guy was probably in his late 20's. He was smoking a cigarette non-chalantly while passing my car as I waited at the stoplight. At first I thought it was fake, and then in the rearview mirror I could see the snake making its way down the guys back.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Today in Portland

Today in Portland I saw:

-A guy riding a bike with giant angel wings attached to his back
-People protesting nicotine testing on animals
-A guy selling backscratchers for $3 (telescoping version available for $5)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Olympics

I've been sucked into the olympics.

I don't normally cry watching TV or movies except anything related to sports stories...and especially the 'underdog beats all odds to win olympic medal' stories.

The sappiest romantic comedy or saddest drama has nothing on those human interest stories like the one about the russion gymnast whose son had leukemia so she moved to Germany and now is competing at the age of 33! Or how about just plain competition to get your eyes a little misty...like the amazing 4x100 swimming relay that the Americans pulled out over the trash talking French. I don't have anything against the French...just trash talking French.

My other thought about the Olympics: China's image obsession about their country seems to be backfiring on them a little bit. This came to a head with the little girl who was pulled from singing in the opening ceremonies because she wasn't perfect looking enough. "It was in the national interest." the organizers said.

Alright men's beach volleyball is on...I gotta go.

Getting learned

I'm heading to Portland for a couple days of seminary class. Should be fun. All my favorite staff friends that live in Portland (that's right...I have favorites) are out of town this week at a big conference...so I'll be studying by myself.

I'm still trying to figure out if seminary is right for me. I love to learn and be challenged in critical thinking and leadership. Sometime classes fulfill that and othertimes they don't. This class will be a good test to see if I want to continue to pursue my Masters degree or put seminary on hold for a while.

Here's what I know about Portland in the summertime...it's green and people ride their bikes.

hmmmm...

Has anyone else been sucked into late night Olympic viewing?