italian ymca

I’m embarassed.

I’m watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics and there is an Italian marching band playing “YMCA” by the Village People.

And the dancers on the stadium floor are doing the Y, M, C, and A motions to the song.

They must have been to any American wedding recently for inspiration.

UPDATE: I’m also embarassed I can’t spell “italian”.


This weekend I had a couple of “what the?” moments.

First, I was at Wal Mart. Yes, that was the first problem. I’m now used to Target so I guess I’m a little high-nosed about my large, discount, buy-everything stores.

Anyway, I’m walking through Wal Mart and all of a sudden, in the reddest-necked shrill voice I hear lofting through the isles, “Mommy! A pillow! A pillow! And it’s just two bucks! Mommy!”

Mentally I played the same game you’re probably playing right now of “how old is this little girl?” Answer? About 30.

That’ll teach me to not go to Target.

Then on the way home, we were stopped at a stoplight. All of a sudden the light turned green so I started driving. So did the person beside me. Both of us at a normal pace, he a bit faster than I.

Soon, while I’m still getting up to speed, he cuts me off changing lanes. He was about 20 yards in front of me when he changed. He didn’t need to change either since there was no traffic, he wasn’t turning for another mile, oh, and he didn’t use his blinker to cut me off.

I flashed my lights once to say, “Hey! What gives?”

He flashed his undercover police lights.

I guess that was his way of saying, “So? I’m a cop. I can drive how I want and you can’t do anything about it.”

But at least I ended the weekend having some good BBQ and blogging.

[tags]walmart, target, cops, bbq[/tags]

the lent challenge

crossI’ve created my own challenge during Lent: a daily reading schedule to read the four gospels in the 40 days of Lent. I’m going to use that blog to:

  1. Personally keep me accountable to the daily readings and subscribing to the RSS feed
  2. Encourage others to read along with me and leave comments

Will you join me? I ask you to do two things:

  1. Take up the challenge to read the four Gospels during Lent by accepting The Lent Challenge
  2. Promote the site to anyone — but do it now! Lent starts Wednesday.

I’m excited about this idea and curious about how it’ll work out. At the very least, it’ll help me read the story of Jesus.

[tags]lent, gospel, reading the bible, bible, easter[/tags]

clarifying the orangejack brand

Okay, let me try and straighten this out. Some are asking me about why we have different websites and what they are for. Let me try and explain the purposes of each site:

Now then, there’s also this business about the orangejack network of website ™. All that is is adding the following websites we author or co-author to the above:

For an overview of the latest from all of these sites, check out our lens.

Got all that? I think I do too.