Tuesday, May 11, 2010

IT'S MINE!

A friend called me about an ad on Craig's list.. He was interested in the leather couch and since I was less than a block away, I told him I'd check it out.
The Craig's List ad said:

Free estate items. Leather couch and loveseat. Another 3 seat couch and love seat, kitchenware and dishes and misc. Knick knacks and pictures in frames. Today from 10am to 11am... Please no emails back, just be there.


9:50 AM I pulled up to the house... and saw this:

I walked around and talked to some of the people there.

Right at 10 am, the garage door opened..
And EVERYONE RAN...


Before the garage door was all the way open,
two big guys jumped on the couch and said:
"I got it first, I got it first! IT'S MINE!"
The guy that jumped best, is just out of the frame on the left.
The one that was yelling is in the red.
The lady on the right was yelling at him.


This is the most exciting day I've had in a while.
This gives me ideas.. If people would kill each other for a leather couch, just think what they would do for something better....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Seth: An Adventure for a Sharp Pencil

Ephesians 5:15-16
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. -esv


I have 2 online college courses. I usually take the test on the very last day, and somehow, I’m actually ready to take the test today, a full 3 days before the last possible day.. But as I got ready to take the test, I realized that my pencil was broken!

OH NO! I cried.
Why do I need a pencil for an online class? I don’t know.. I might, and well, you never know when you need a sharp pencil. On my way to the sharpener, I realized that my room needed some cleaning!

So, I pulled out the vacuum and began to sweep.. As I swept, I glanced out my window.

Imagine my shock to find that there were weeds growing. Me, oh my.. I said to myself. I must get those pulled before they get out of hand!

Shortly after pulling all the weeds, I noticed the lawn needed to be mowed, and knowing that a thing like mowing shouldn't be put off, I quickly sprung to action.


After all that hard work, I sat down to a nice bowl of popcorn to reward myself for a job well done.
Joe suddenly burst into my room, yelling at me that it's time to play chess. Although I needed to do my test, I was willing to be selfless and put my sibling first.

We played.... and played.. and

And before we knew it, the clock struck nine.


As I was heading to the pencil sharpener, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that the living room needed to be straightened up. After all that work, I heard Beth call..


Beth's wall: the only place you can find "Seth." A random picture she displays, to all who are brave enough to enter her room.

"I didn't call you," she replies. "Get back to work," she says.


Just as I was about to sharpen my pencil, so I could finally take my test.. I noticed that the dishes needed to be washed. Out of the goodness of my heart, I took the task upon myself.


As I scrubbed all the pots, pans, plates, forks, spoons, knives, and anything else I could find in the dishwasher, I suddenly realized that my motorcycle needed to be washed! Although I knew that my school was calling, the pencil needed to be sharpened, but washing the motorcycle was a task that couldn't be put off.


After a fine job-well-done, I selflessly cut up an orange and shared it with the family. Although they were all sleeping, I know that they would have enjoyed eating it as much as me.

Finally, I was able to sharpen that pencil.....


I finished sharpening, and looked up.. lo and behold, I was almost out of day.


Imagine that.. well, I still have two full days to do my test....

UH OH! I broke my pencil.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stick With It!