- Rides In Windowless Vans
- Free Breast Exams
- Homemade Brownies
- Sexual Invitations
What would you add to the list?
Adventures of Brian
Things you shouldn't accept from strangers.
What would you add to the list?
I conducted an unscientific Facebook poll a few weeks ago. I asked the question, "If I got arrested, what would the reason be?" I don't think it's a crime, but the most popular response from my friends was "brushing your teeth while driving." This only fuels my bad-boy ego. Who else rebels by practicing proper dental hygiene behind the steering wheel? I'm definitely a rebel at heart.
If you got arrested, what the reason be?
At the game night I attend, one of our favorite games to play is "the game of things." A person draws a card that includes a thing, and reads it out loud. Everybody writes down a response. The responses range from funny to creepy to just plain sick. Then everybody takes turns guessing who wrote down what.
I like the game so much, I'm going to dedicate my Thursday postings to it. I will draw a random card, and write down five responses. If you'd like to join in, write a few responses of your own.
Things you would consider strange to include on a resume.
Now you contribute. What are things you consider strange to include on a resume?
What is church?
Is church a building?
Can you go to church? Can you do church? Can you be a church? Which is it? Is it all of the above?
Can a church meet anywhere? A house? A park? McDonalds? How about a comedy club or even a bar?
What's the purpose of church? To get something from God? To give something to God? To give something to others? To bring your friends so they can hear the Gospel? To fellowship and grow with other believers?
How does a church define success?
What's the Bible say a church should be like? What was church like in the New Testament?
This post is from my old blog. For those who have read it before, it has been updated with one more line.
It's so hard to find a single song that paints an accurate picture of how I think my love life will end up. So, I took the initiative to parts of multiple songs together to make a mega-love song. . I set a few rules for myself. First, I can only use no more than one snippet from any given artist. Second, it has to be a song currently in my music library. Third, I'm not going to use anything that's just too plain easy.
She's been on my mind (She's working overtime). She's got perfect reasons, says she loves to talks to Jesus. I think I believe her when she says life can be so simple if we'd all just learn to pray. Every Little Thing - Hawk Nelson
If you own a brain and use it too, you’ve got know that I have a crush on you. Move to Bremerton – MxPx
I won’t run when it looks like love. I won’t hide behind the fear of how my past has come undone. Looks Like Love - Needtobreathe
You shared her with me yesterday, so close yet so far away. It’s the little things she does that magnify your grace And your grace resonates in my soul every time I see her face. Beautiful – Plankeye
But for now I’ll look so longingly, waiting.. for you to want me, for you to need me, for you to notice me. For You to Notice - Dashboard Cofessional
I want so much to open your eyes, ‘cause I need you to look into mine. Open Your Eyes – Snow Patro
A thousand boys could never reach you, how could I have been the one? Black Balloon – Goo Goo Dolls
You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold, your story to remain untold, your love not to grown cold. ….when all I want is you. All I Want Is You – U2
And I’ll promise to love you with all that it is. And I’ll promise to be there whenever you need me, because you’ll always be my best friend. You’ll Always Be My Best Friend – Relient K
Still my heart and hold my tongue. I feel my time, my time has come. Let me in. Unlock the door. I’ve never felt this way before. Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay
Baby, it’s been a long time waiting, such a long, long time. And I can’t stop smiling, no I can’t stop now. Gravity – Embrace
You, you're sex is fire. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
While putting this together there are some things I've noticed. It's hard to find songs about growing old with your wife, with the exception of that Adam Sandler song in the Wedding Singer. It's hard to find "secular" music that paints a picture of love between a man and woman in a wholesome way. It's hard to find "Christian" music which doesn't portray love between a man and woman without attempting to be uber-spiritual about it. Hopefully someday I'll have my own love song to write.
I'm a Foursquare addict. Every time I think of it, I check in when I visit an establishment. This has led to me getting a handful of mayor-ships. Here's why I'm mayor now:
Walmart: What can I say? I only visit this place once every week or two, but I live in a town where Foursquare isn't used much by the locals.
McDonald's: I'm more than the mayor here. I'm "The Batchelor." It seems as though every time I visit, I get hit on by a different girl that works here. It's definitely nothing to brag about.
New York & Company: Let me explain myself... I've only checked in here a couple of times. I've entered this store with a few female friends who like to shop here.
Crosspoint Baptist Church: Everybody here is stuck on Facebook Places. I should try to show them the light (as far as location apps go.)
Pizza Hut: I buy pizza from here about once a week. I use to make my own, but it's just about as cheap to carry-out these days.
Sonic: I'm proud to be the mayor of America's drive-in. I'm a six hour drive from the nearest In-N-Out, and a 90 minute drive from the nearest Whataburger. This is the next best thing.
What mayorships do you hold? Are you proud of them?
Recently, I streamed a movie from Netflix titled One Week. I don't want to spoil the movie for you, so I won't even get in to the plot. I'd just like to leave a quote from the narrator in the film.
When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long… What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfill? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?
What are your answers to the questions the narrator asks?
I'd say I'm an experienced Twitter using. I'm closing in on 3,000 tweets. When traveling somewhere, I try to follow as many places I will be doing business with as possible. It keeps me in the loops on deals and events I would have otherwise not heard of.
Before traveling to Chicago, one of the accounts I began following was @HyattChicago. I soon followed a couple members of their social media team; @jenkedinger and @sarahmordis. With little expectation, I asked them to set me up with a room with a great view. When they said they'd do their best, I thought it was all talk. I began asking them for a few recommendations on things to do in the city. I was surprised when I got replies which were not canned responses. It's at this point I became a believer.
When I get to the hotel, I am blown away by the room I get. I am given a room on the 32nd floor with a view of the river. I don't know if my twitter connections had anything to do with this, but I'm assuming there weren't very many Priceline customers in my neighborhood of the hotel. Early in the evening, room service brings me a couple of beers, a bag of popcorn and a hand-written card from Jennifer. In only a few hours at the hotel, I felt like a VIP
I have a theory about why all this happened. I don't know the exact statistics, but I do know people with negative experiences tend to share their experiences with much more people than those with positive experience. If you're a business, the trick is to find those consumers who will shout about their positive experiences from the rooftop. If you're a consumer, the trick is to be one of those people who shout about their positive experiences from the rooftop.
I'd still be very pleased with Hyatt Regency Chicago if none of the above happened. Because it did happen, I've tweeted about it numerous times, and have made a blog post happen. I made sure I wrote great reviews on Yelp and TravelAdvisor. There's hundreds of hotels to choose from when traveling to Chicago, but they've now got a customer who will choose them.
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
312 565 123
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Jesus follower. Love music, baseball, theater, and traveling. Always up for a new adventure. Always ready to meet new friends.