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Friday, March 30, 2007

Photos and Game Shows

So here I am, writing something. I'm not entirely sure what. I'm a bad blogger.

This morning my team and I had a photo shoot for our publicity posters, prayer cards, and such. We all wore Superman shirts (besides Superman, the S is also for Steadfast and South) and took pictures demonstrating our superhuman strength. Look for posters coming soon to a church near you (at least if you live in Georgia, Alabama, or Florida).

Last night Sam and I watched Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? on Fox. We decided that we are both smarter than 5th graders (I only missed one of the questions and all the 5th graders got that one wrong too), but the people who made the show probably were not. They draw everything out excruciatingly ("and we'll find out whether you are right... just after the break") and all the contestants seemed to be missing a few screws ("I can't remember... I think Oprah might be a pronoun?"). I suppose it's probably more difficult if you're actually there in front of all those people, but from what I saw last night I'd say that they to pick their contestants they follow a trail of marbles until they come to the person whose head they are falling out of. I don't think I'll be watching that again.

I really don't know what else to say. I'm a little brain dead after this week of tests and speeches. I am looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend. Tonight my academic advisor is having the communications majors over to his house, which hopefully will be fun. I believe we are going to Zaxby's tomorrow to celebrate someone's birthday, and Sunday I'm making Skyline dip while we watch a movie.

I am being summoned to play online Jeopardy! with my roomie. Way better than 5th grade BrainQuest any day!
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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Facebook Relationships

I am not against the concept of Facebook. I think it's a great idea. It has helped me keep up with my friends from home, and the few who aren't on Facebook I feel I don't even know anymore. There are, however, aspects that I don't like. One of them is the relationship status listing. Right now I am listed as single. That's true, I am single. However, what if I just don't want that listed? I could remove it, but then it would be broadcasted to all my friends that "Christy Humason is no longer listed as single." That doesn't exactly say that I am not single, but it does raise questions. But even worse than that is when people list relationships that don't exist. For example, I know both Jane Doe and John Smith. Suddenly I see they have listed that they are in a relationship. Almighty Facebook says that they went bowling and met randomly in the library and are now dating. But are they? Facebook has taught the world to be skeptical (not necessarily a bad thing). Because it could be that Jane and John have just decided to make a funny joke. Ha ha. They look at their wall posts and laugh at any poor little soul who chooses to congratulate them. Then there are the instances where I know Jane or John, but not both. I think, 'Oh, Jane/John is in a relationship with someone from home.' Still, more often than not, this is also a falsehood. Curses! Why must you lie about your relationship status?! Why can't you just wait until you are actually in a relationship before listing yourself as such, if for no other reason than to avoid being the boy who cried wolf? I suppose that is not my problem. If no one believes you when you actually have found someone date-worthy, who am I to complain?
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Wow. It's been a long time. God is so good! There are many, many reasons, but this is the biggest one right now:

From left to right is Wes, Ashton, Andrew, Me and Allen, i.e. my Summer Ministry Team. These people are amazing! Last weekend the five of us traveled to Virginia to lead a middle school retreat as a sort of trial run before our 10 weeks of travel this summer. I can't even begin to describe what a good time I had. I hope that the middle schoolers got somthing out of the weekend; I know that I did. In fact, I was surprised at how completely refreshed I feel after chasing 11 to 14-year-olds for a weekend. A lot of it was the support of my team. We had quite a bit of time to spend together talking and praying and getting to know each other, which was great. I'm actually really glad that my team (the South team) had the longer drive. The 14+ hours that we spent in the van, especially the drive home, brought us all a lot closer. I cannot wait for this summer!

Andrew, the tumbling man, with Allen on his shoulders (and a few of the kids)

This is hard to see, but Allen (the one squatting in the middle) is teaching a bunch of the middle school guys in some military squad tactics. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more!

Allen and Wes, our music men, in the outdoor chapel where we had our final session with the middle schoolers Sunday morning.

Me and Ashton. I love this girl!

Thanks to Ashton for the pictures. I stole them off her Facebook. Updates to come, I hope!
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