Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Fun

For Memorial Day we had a cook-out at the house.

My PF's, and my brother and sister-in-law came down and spent the whole afternoon.

We grilled, played some games, and had a great afternoon hanging out.

We also taught Mom & Dad to play Mario Kart on the Wii.

It was great!

Dad also played some Little Mermaid Checkers with Ellie.

Mom got really into the Wii Bowling.

Silas decided he was finished with us.

It was a great day. Loving it when we can all get together and hang out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I think it's really cool too...

Mark Lee had an amazing blog post last week...

I asked his permission before I used his concept, and...

I think it's really cool that he took the time to respond to me...

I think it's really cool that even though I haven't really spent much time with him or her since High School, that I still know what is happening in their lives...

I think it is really cool that the reason I know him, him, her, and her is because of a video game...

I think it's really cool that she and I could meet each other, bump into him and him, and that he could capture the moment, even though I hadn't met him or her before that weekend...

I think it's really cool that he made it a point to remember her name, and that she could share it here...

I think it's really cool that he and I are friends, and can keep up with each other here...

I think it is really cool that he and I can have these kind of conversations...

I think it is soo cool that she did this while they did this, and she wrote this...

And I too, think it's really cool that you are where you are and I am where I am and we are both, well, here.

(Thanks Mark!)

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Other (Other) blog...

Ok. So you already know about my other blog, right ?

http://eli.roogles.com is where I post those things that just don't really go on a "real" blog, whatever that means. You know, web surveys (What kind of fish are you? What is your super-power? How many three year olds could you take in a fight?) That sort of thing...

It is also the site where I test concepts, toss around blog design ideas, and don't worry about how it looks, how it feels, or who looks at it. Nothing that goes there is really important. If you 're not already reading it, you're not missing anything.


Now I have another blog...

I know, I know.. I don't post often enough on this one to warrant one more, but hear me out.

A couple of weeks ago, Mark Lee introduced me to the concept of a Tumblelog.

The W defines a tumblelog like this :
A tumblelog (or tlog) is a variation of a blog that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, tumblelogs are frequently used to share the author's creations, discoveries, or experiences while providing little or no commentary.
See full article here - Tumbleblog on the W

There are a variety of sites (like http://www.tumblr.com) for setting up tumbl blogs.

Mark Lee's tumbl blog (which again, is the first one that I ever saw ) is located here - http://markleerocks.com/


Now, I really like this idea for a couple of reasons.
  1. I love blogging. I like reading them, writing them, commenting on them, and getting comments on mine.
  2. I don't have the time to write great blog posts, and I'm obsessive about them when I do write them. This particular post, which was meant to be a quick ad for my tumblr site, has been in process for 30 minutes...
  3. Numbers 1 and 2 on this list are in HUGE conflict with one another.
So... without further ado, let me point you over to my very own tumbl blog.

This is where I (s)tumbl(e)... http://tumbl.roogles.com/

If you do the whole RSS reader (or Google reader) thing, then you can simply add the RSS link to your reader, and you'll know when I post to it.

They will likely be short, random, and possibly silly.

Looking forward to the journey,


Friday, May 2, 2008

Bite Back!

On April 25, 2008 students from the Jr. High and Sr. High youth groups from River Valley Community Church came together for a one evening event to Bite Back, and help stop malaria from killing thousands in Africa.

We met out at the Milestone Lodge for an evening of fellowship, games, discussion, worship, and of course food.

Following hot dogs around the fire, the youth jumped in a played some crazy mosquioto and African themed games before we settled down to hear Wayne Beam share about his trip to Africa with Wes in 2006, and about the effect malaria has there on so many people.

At the end of the evening we were blessed by worship with The [All New] Marty Ford Experience, and even more blessed to have Sarah, one of our seniors, express her worship by painting during the worship set.

The event was a great success, and I'm pleased to say that thanks to the amazing support of our church we are sending $2380 dollars to Compassion International for the purchase of 238 mosquito nets to help Bite Back and put an end to malaria in Africa!

BiteBack.net is the official website of Compassion's Bite Back campaign.
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