I don't know if you've seen this infomercial but it's some of the best acting I've seen since my high school english class project on "A Separate Peace". This video is funny, but the newer version of the commercial is even funnier because the whole idea of this thing is to amplify sound and in one of the screenshots, there is a guy hunting.
If the guy wasn't completely deaf before, try wearing a sound amplifier on your ear and fire a shotgun. genius!
These two guys, Tripp and Tyler, were the hosts of the Catalyst West conference we went to last week. They showed this video as if they were presenting Venture Capitalist, Guy Kawasaki, with a new tech idea.
You have a Facebook right? It's part of our culture. You here people say, "Yeah, I facebooked them and they are totally fat now!" or "on facebook last night I..." it's amazing. It's taken over. I even heard a guy call it "F Booking" which sounded really crass, but try it, it's much easier to say.
When I was standing in line to sign up Kiara for Kindergarten I had a "Facebook" conversation with some soccer moms that made me think it's really not that cool anymore. But, until someone starts the next underground social network, it's what I'll use to connect to people with.
Anyway, being the finance geek I am, I subscribe to Fortune magazine and they had this article with the Creator of Facebook and were talking about it's rise. I know that the population has increased greatly in the last century, but these numbers are still crazy to look at.
This is how long it took some of the major inventions in the last 150 years to reach 150,000,000 users:
my mom and I are both emotional wrecks and fall into and pass along to each other all those sappy emails about kids and getting older and stuff. She sent this one to me not too long ago with an inscription that read, "I hope this touches you the way it touched me - mom"
A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around. If he stopped, she stopped. Furthermore she kept staring at him.
She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said,
'I hope I haven't made you feel ill at ease;
it's just that you look so much like my late son.'
He answered, 'That's okay.'
'I know it's silly, but if you'd call out 'Good bye, Mom' as I leave the store, it would make me feel so happy.'
She then went through the checkout, and as she was on her way out of the store, the man called out, 'Goodbye, Mom.'
The little old lady waved, and smiled back at him..
Pleased that he had brought a little sunshine into someone's day, he went to pay for his groceries.
That comes to $121.85, said the clerk.
'How come so much .. I only bought 5 items...'
The clerk replied, 'Yeah, but your Mother said you'd be paying for her things, too.'
If you notice, I've had a couple blog posts in a row here. I'm trying to catch up with things and I have all these things that I'm looking back at that we did.
Jacinda have started up our date nights again, taking the girls to my parent's house, and bringing the baby out with us. We went to our first movie in awhile a couple weeks ago. We went to the ever-so-famous $3 theater in Clovis and saw Bride Wars.
Before you judge me, I have mentioned several times on this blog and in public that I'm an emotional sap and I love chick/teenie bopper films. They always start nice, create some kind of problem, have climactic music building up to an end that is perfect. It's kind of like watching an episode of Full House. What's wrong with that?
Bride Wars didn't disappoint. classic story line that ended all happy. Nothing special, just entertaining.
This is one of my best friends in the world. His name is Carlos and you might think he looks familiar because he is the force and spirit of "Ragamuffin Soul". My girls call him Uncle Carlos and Kiara says it with such vigor and with a little accent as she tries to roll her R's.
It's no news to any of you out there, but Carlos is a pretty cool dude who is seriously involved in church culture. His success and ability to shape culture has taken him from Georgia to Fresno to LA, and now to Atlanta. He has been asked to speak again at the "Saddleback Worship Conference" this year and as I was looking at the website I just think it is so cool to see his picture there, so, here you go: That's him on the bottom right. I mean, look who else is in those pictures! I know they are just people like us, but to be included with the likes of Francis Chan, Vicky Beeching, and Rick Warren is pretty cool.
Carlos, even though we live a whole country apart, I love being part of you and your family's life and it doesn't hurt that at the mention of your name, my cool meter goes up, I get better tables and famous celebrities want to kiss my baby. You guys are family to us, and I'm proud to call you a friend. Expecting big things!