Thursday, March 08, 2007

Random things that have nothing to do with each other except that they are on the same post...

Under the threat of being fined by Elisa Jane, here ya go:

1. I went to pick up my mountain bike from the hospital (bike shop) today over lunch. When I walked in, the man behind the counter said to me, "Can I ask you something? How much do you weigh?" I looked at him in astonishment for a second then replied, "Why?" He proceeded to explain something about my tire pressure being at too high a setting- for a much bigger person. I explained that I only weigh 90 lbs, but usually have 2 or 3 friends with me on my bike which explains the need for excess tire pressure. Ha. What a presumptious question to ask a woman!

2. I begin my annual class series this week for my 8th grade girls to help prepare them for HS. It is one of favorite times- we have a blast. Question: Looking back, what do you wish you had known/someone had told you as you entered high school?

3. I had a retreat last weekend (theme: "KING") and as part of the fun we had teens "jousting" with pool noodles loaded with peanut butter up on stage. They wore T-shirts with targets on them and ran at one another, attempting to get closest to the opponents "mark." It seemed fool-proof except we loaded too much PB on the noodles and at the first run, I'M STILL NOT SURE HOW THIS HAPPENED- a huge (I mean HUGE) glob of PB was launched 15 feet into the air and stuck to the projector screen about 15 feet up. Let's just say, I totally fell apart as the MC of the event and we will probably never be allowed back at this facility. Ever.

Love you guys. Ta ta for now.


The Best Family said...

that pb story sounds like a best family experience at a public restaraunt. Kidding! I can totally hear you telling the story!
About the question... I wish someone would have told me that I was not going to marry anyone that I knew in HS. I was so busy on a husband hunt that I missed out on some things that I wish I had done more of. This is nothing religious-based, but it was the first thing that came to mind... I will keep on thinking to see if I can come up with something a little more deep....

Elisa said...

1. Weird.

2. I wish I had know that every person is nervous and wanting to be accepted and liked and loved, from the most obviously insecure person to the most seemingly together person. I think that knowing that can help you overlook comments or situations that you might otherwise take as an insult and can give you the confidence to reach out to others to an extent that seems impossible when you feel like you're the only one with insecurities.

3. That's pretty funny, though I imagine it wasn't so hilarious at the time. How do you guys come up with these games? I want to play!

Christina said...

O.K. so I gotta ask... do you seriously weigh 90 pounds because I don't think I would be that light if both my legs, my head, and my butt were amputated.:)

On that note I always hate when my girls complain about their weight (I know I'm a hypocrite!!)and try to tell them that they "should embrace the good years while they last" because 10 years from now they'll be wishing they had that body back!:)

But, on a less superficial note which is what you are probably looking for:) I would have wanted to know that the teenage years are growing years. And kinda like Elisa said- everyone is insecure...and DRAMATIC! I crack up at myself when I read old journal entries.

Naomi said...

It was great catching up a bit on your life. I don't know if you remember me or not from ACU. I did Treadaway Kids with you. It is great to know you are still out there living a life for God! :)