Archive for February, 2004
Today is the last day of “Shirts off Summer” So to go out with a bang, I’m not wearing a shirt whilst making this entry.
Its quite cold so I’ll put my shirt back on as soon as its posted
Well if you dont live is Sydney you might not know that our train service has gone to the dogs, well it has, and today jen got this email at work and i laughed a lot and decided i would share it with you all, so just click on the cityrail logo’s to download each mp3 and laugh away!
I didn’t really know what to expect, I was quite un-enthused at going and seeing a subtitled film as I can never keep up with the subtitles and the thought that the whole film may not be subtitled defiantly made me consider not going, but I went maybe partly because if I didn’t go I would have nothing to contribute to conversations in the next few weeks as the whole world goes out and sees this film, especially fellow Christians. So I went!
During the film I managed to keep up with all the subtitles, and I didn’t loose the impact of the film because I was spending my whole time reading.
There was something about the violence in this film, that really got to me, like watching kill bill or something like that, seeing heads get chopped off and stuff doesn’t really impact or affect me much, a bit de sensitised to it all I guess. Damn modern culture!
Anyway Sitting there watching Jesus get whipped and whipped really disturbed me, Just the fact that I knew this was Jesus. If it was some guy in a war movie or something I would not have been nearly affected as much, I don’t know anyone from war, I have no connection with those people. But Jesus, he knows me, He was there being whipped for me and I was sitting there watching,
There was this strange feeling, Having these very graphic images right in front of me, sure I could have turned away and sure I could have walked out. I mean I know how the movie ends, I know what happens next. But that’s the thing, I know what happens next and I know that one of the things that happens next is that I have eternal life because of what Jesus was going through on that screen, so I could at least show him the courtesy of watching it. This was for me, This man was having his body torn apart by the soldier’s, he was being spat on and shouted at, wounds weeping all over his body, gash’s and lash’s and cuts and bruises, whip after whip after whip, his body so so weak. All for me. All for you.
Big nails driven through his palms, bones breaking and shattering, for me and you,
Death, for me and you.
Isn’t that crazy to think about, and there is something about physically watching it that drives it home more and more, reading the words in the Bible tell the story, Having pictures to go with the words makes the whole thing much more realistic, much more full on.
I think this film is good, it scares you, it disturbs you, it shakes you, we need to be shaken we need to see how much Jesus really has done for us,
I say Mel, make a film about the whole Bible, sure it might be 6 weeks long, but how powerful would it be, how much would it re enforce beliefs and create new ones,
I’m not saying that this film should replace the Bible or anything, like if you wanna know the Story of Jesus dying read the Bible, This film is just a tool to assist in telling the story.
Like that Francis of acyesis said “go out into the world and preach the gospel, and if you need to, use words”
Pictures can paint a thousand words.
Last night in the pouring rain, when everyone was indoors rugging up, there was a bunch of us out in the street with big poncho’s on playing all weather Frisbee, the water pelting down. But it was a good game, it was fun, it was endurance, that because we are elite sports men and women, oh yes Frisbee is an extreme sport, only played but the brave and courageous, those of us who are committed to our sport.
Yu too can be an elite sports person,
Throw a Frisbee
It could change your life
Shredding is so much fun, I think every office should have a shredder, maybe every office does have a shredder and we have just been missing out on all the fun. But its so much fun, I love it, shred shred shred.
Sometimes I cant think of much to blog about
The department on Immigration and multicultural affairs
Today as I strolled to the office I was thinking about how my life was financially getting back on track that my debts where wearing off and I could finally breath easy knowing that no big corporations where going to send their goons around to knock me into shape until I payed up! And if I didn’t pay up they where going to slowly torture me with a little Japanese man who is famous in the underworld for pulling the human body apart with chop sticks whilst keeping the person alive for up to 48 hours.
So I was feeling quite happy, I decided to ring optus to see when they could re-instate my mobile phone service, and they tell me in the next two weeks they are going to issue me with a $400+ fee “disconnection fee”. I can’t just re-connect my plan and keep paying that. My phone number will be re issued into the system in two weeks, I can retain my number if I move to optus prepaid within the next 2 weeks.
Back to square one, this is still defiantly the international month of debt collection
I just hung my washing out and now its raining.
I have another load in the machine
I just had a mental block and couldn’t remember for the life of me what number came after 4,
I have now remembered that its 5
I think tom just got the one of the ugliest mobile phones I have ever seen
Sorry tom, its ugly!
2 hours late,
2 minute paddle,
1 second capsize,
10 minute wade back to the launch spot,
5 minute canoe back on car,
15 minute drive home,
I bought a new CD yesterday, I haven’t bought a new cd in such a long time, but it’s a damn good cd I tell you what!
“swing when you’re winning”
as far as albums go I give it 9.5 / 10
Yesterday at work david sent me a fax but I only got the first page then the fax machine had a fit and died, then today another fax came through for jen, but it didn’t work either, so steve and I walked across to Westfield to buy a new fax machine, first we went to dick smith, we looked there, then went down to tandy and looked there, then went back to dick smith, at dick smith we where served by dama, who tom david and I went to primary school with, anyway steve bought a $30 paper shredder, what fun, then we went back to tandy and bought a fax machine, after the sales assistant had talked steve into extending the warranty and the credit card transaction was complete she said “there is no toner for this fax in Australia as of yet because its such a new machine” Well that’s good to know after we have just bought it and paid for it.
“there is a small ribbon in the fax that will last for 25 pages or so, and there should be new ribbons available in the next few weeks”
Bit silly if you ask me, silly tandy, anyway we went back to the office and steve unpacked the shredder and plugged it in and we where both quite excited about shredding stuff, so steve sat there for ages just shredding bits of paper,
It says on it “Up to 5 sheets at a time”. So I said to steve “put in 6, come on I bet it can take 6, it will be fine” then I went and set up the fax and came back in a few minutes and steve said “this is 7″ and began to feed it into the shredder, it all got jammed, and when steve pressed the reverse button all the previously shredded paper began coming out the top, and onto the floor, it got all jammed and steve spent the next little while un-jamming out new shredder with a screw driver.
I told him 6 pages, but oh no he had to go one better!
The new fax machine is fun.
If I include hannah minding I work a 46 hour week, and if i turned up to work on time it would be a 48 and a half hour working week
Over the whole year with 5 weeks holidays taken out it comes to 2,279.h hours
In a year there is 8,736 hours
26% of my year is at work.
Dont know if thats a good thing or a bad thing
* Friction. It’s such a drag. And gravity sucks too.
* When I was a child, my duties in the church included helping to shorten or lengthen the holy robes. I was an alter boy
* What do you call a person who just downloaded 1,000 puns from the Internet?
* A con-man called me on the telephone, but he didn’t fool me – I could tell-he’s-phone-y.
* I know a farmer who has 200 head of cattle. He thought there were only 196 until he rounded them up.
* Why couldn’t anyone play cards on the ark? Because Noah sat on the deck.
its tropfest on sunday night!
who is coming with me?
While I was in NZ, there was no Frisbee playing, the whole time, I go away for 10 days and you all give up!
Lucky I came back when I did, or the whole country would have fallen into another great depression.
We played Frisbee at community dinner tonight and as usual it was a lot of fun, we started off with the franklin “ryans orange one” then we moved onto the glow in the dark, lit, “night lighting”
I love frisbee
Cityrail is to blame for everything bad
NSW police should get a job
Pepsi should go bankrupt
There should be a national Frisbee public holiday
New Zealand should invade Tasmania just because it would be funny
John Howard should resign
Kaye should get a blog
Foodcourt day should be webcast
Tom should get a woman
Coke should have no GST
I should get fit