Monday, October 31, 2005

Ok, I think I've fixed my video problem. This is a song by Mr. Smith. He looks kinda freaky, but he has cool music. And so, today, a song by The Cure is being featured, "Lovesong".

[For lyrics, go here.]

[To see Ultra Cool Song #2, go here.]

// Video Factoid: To see the video without it stopping every few seconds, I would suggest you first press the big play button on the video screen, then press pause and wait until it finishes loading, THEN press play. :) \\

Almost thirty years ago, these were my parents. My mom says that this was at a wedding. I remember that party. No, I'm just kidding, I wasn't even born yet. Ha Ha. At that time, people didn't know how to dance cumbias.... Well, I should rephrase that. They danced in a "unique" fashion. They did this chicken wing flapping movement. My mom has an old video of my dad dancing in this peculiar and odd manner. Kind of disturbing, but relieved we didn't learn from him.

// French Factoid: "Ami, c'est l'amour" means "Friend, it is the love." IT'S ALSO THE QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!! \
** Quote of the Day - "Ami, c'est l'amour." - Genie, Aladdin. **

Well, actually, i'm experiencing them. These videos don't let you decide to play them or not. They just play. And now, both videos that I put up are playing at the same time. SO, I'm going to upload them at a diffent site. Anyway, keep checking back for more musica. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

[To see the previous 10, go here NOW! HURRY! GO NOW!!]

31. Wear a puppet on your hand and make it converse with the other passengers.
32. Start a sing-along.
33. When the elevator is silent, look around and ask, "Is that your beeper?"
34. Play the harmonica.
35. Shadow box.
36. Say, "Ding!" at each floor.
37. Lean against the button panel.
38. Say, "I wonder what all these do," and push the red buttons.
39. Listen to the elevator walls with a stethoscope.
40. Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your "personal space".

** Quote of the Day - "There is no way this winter is EVER going to end as long as that groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don't see any way out of it. He's got to be stopped. And I have to stop him." – Phil Connors, Groundhog Day **

Monday, October 24, 2005

I have now found a way to post videos up on this here blog. And for my first video, I have decided to post, not only one of my favorite songs, but one of my favorite videos. It's so sad. It... makes me.... weep... at times. [sniff]


[To read the lyrics to this song, go here.]

Anyway, if you are not able to see it, you may need the newest version on Windows Media Player. Click here and follow the simple instructions to install it.


** Quote of the Day - "Are you trying to develop a sense of humor or am I going deaf?" – Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom **

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Ok, here the next 10 fun things to do in an elevator.
[For the previous 10, go to these coordinates.]

21. Bet the other passengers you can fit a quarter in your nose.
22. Frown and mutter "Gotta go, gotta go," then sigh and say, "Oops".
23. Show other passengers a wound and ask if it looks infected.
24. Sing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while continually pushing buttons.
25. Holler, "Chutes away!" whenever the elevator descends.
26. Walk on with a cooler that says "human head" on the side.
27. Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce, "You're one of THEM!" and move to the far corner of the elevator.
28. Burp, and then say "Mmmm...tasty".
29. When someone comes in, say, "Hi! I haven't seen you in SO long!..." etc. See if they play along to avoid embarrassment.
30. Exitedly ask each passenger getting on if you can push the button for them.

¡Hasta luego!

** In this galaxy, there's a mathematical probability of three million earth-type planets. And in all of the universe, three million, million, galaxies like this. And in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us." - Dr. Leonard McCoy **

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mr. Bear and Mr. Rabbit lived in the same forest, but they didn't like each other very much. One day, while walking through the woods, they came across Javier, the golden frog. They were amazed when the frog talked to them. Javier stated that he was from Happy Land. He said that when he would enter our world, he seldom met anyone. But when he did, he always gave them six wishes. So he told them that they could each have three wishes.

Mr. Bear immediately wished that all the other bears in the forest were females. POOF! All the bears in the forest were now females.

Mr. Rabbit, after thinking for a while, wished for a crash helmet. One appeared immediately, and he placed it on his head.

Mr. Bear was perplexed at Mr. Rabbit's wish, but carried on with his second wish. He wished that all the bears in the neighboring forests were females as well, and POOF!

Mr. Rabbit then wished for a motorcycle. It appeared before him, and he climbed on board and started revving the engine.

Mr. Bear COULD NOT believe it and complained that Mr. Rabbit had wasted two wishes. He could've just wished for all the money in the world, and then buy the motorcycle and helmet. "Idiot", said Mr. Bear, disappointingly shaking his head.

Mr. Bear made his final wish. “I wish that all the other bears in the WORLD were females as well, leaving me as the only male bear in the world!”

POOF! Javier replied that it had been done.

They then both turned to Mr. Rabbit for his last wish.

Mr. Rabbit revved the engine, thought for a second, smiled, then said, “I wish that Mr. Bear was GAY!” and rode off as fast as he could.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

“Report, Mr. Data.”

“Captain, it is a life form we have not yet encountered before.”

“Try hailing it.”

“No reply.”

“It doesn’t seem to be showing signs of being hostile.”

“True, Number One, but I’m not taking any cha—“


“Yes, Mr. LaForge.”

“The creature is venting off some sort of radiation. It’s affecting our life support system!”

“Mr. Worf. Shields up. Ready phasers and quantum torpedoes. Fire at my command.”

“Captain, it is getting closer.”

“Fire!….. Mr. Worf?”

“Sir, weapons are offline! The radiation must be affecting them!”

“Geordi? Do we have propulsion?”

“Yes captain.”

“Mr. Data, get us out of here. Maximum warp.”

“The creature is closing in on us pretty quickly. It’s catching up!”

The captain gets up, looks to the ceiling, “KHAN! KHAN!”


** Quote of the Day - "Happy! Happy! Just taaaap it in. Just tap it in." - Happy Gilmore **

Monday, October 17, 2005

[to see the previous 10, go to these coordinates]

11. When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.
12. Lean over to another passenger and whisper: "I see dead people."
13. Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you "Admiral".
14. One word: Flatulence.
15. On the highest floor, hold the door open and DEMAND that it stay open until you hear the penny you dropped down the shaft go "plink" at the bottom.
16. Do Tai Chi exercises.
17. Stare and grin at another passenger for a while, and then announce, "I''ve got new socks on!"
18. When at least 8 people have boarded, moan from the back, "Oh, not now, Mr.Motion Sickness! Not now!"
19. Every once in a while, softly giggle.
20. Meow occasionally.

Join us next time!!!!

** Quote of the Day - "This is WAR Peacock!" - Colonel Mustard to Mrs. Peacock - Clue

Friday, October 14, 2005

This was during our 2005 District Convention Godly Obedience, Saturday afternoon at about 12:10pm. It was the baptism talk entitled “Let Your Word Yes Mean Yes” (Matthew 5.37). Our C.O. [seen on the middle of the stage] was giving the talk, giving the candidates for baptism as well as everyone else, excellent reminders on the vow every Jehovah’s Witness has made to dedicate our lives to do Jehovah’s will and to not go back on our word. Anyway, the brother gave the talk beautifully. If you notice the first arrow on the picture, it’s pointing to the standing brothers and sisters that were going to get baptized. There were 52 new brothers and sisters added to our grand family that day.

The second arrow denotes where these bros were going to get baptized in, obviously. For everyone that was baptized, there was applause from the audience. More than that, there was about 10 million others rejoicing for each one of them (Luke 15.10).

The third arrow is just pointing at my older brother that was watching over the elevator, making sure none of the little ones were playing around the elevator. If you can see close enough, you can see him waving ecstatically with a huge smile on his face. (Not really. Don't even try to look.)

Other tidbits: Peak attendance was on Sunday afternoon: 5,861 and there were 455 volunteers.

Picture Behind-the-Scenes factoid: where the fourth arrow is pointing, there used to be a U.S. flag that I photo-chopped.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

I found that there is more fun to do in an elevator than to just push all of the buttons and then run out, not that i've done that before. :o THERE'S 50 ways to have fun in an elevator, and perhaps even more. I'm not going to post all 50 yet. I'll do them 10 at a time. "Why?", you ask. [shruggs shoulders] Because I can.

1. Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.
2. Blow your nose and offer to show the contents of your tissue to other passengers.
3. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering, "Shut up! All of you, just shut UP!".
4. Whistle the first seven notes of "It's a Small World" incessantly.
5. Sell Girl Scout cookies.
6. On a long ride, crash from side to side as if you're on rough seas.
7. Shave. (Especially if you''re a woman.)
8. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside, ask: "Got enough air in there?"
9. Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.
10. Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed this first edition of [with deep echoing voice] "50 Fun Things to do While in an Elevator....".

Join me next time as we explore more of the wonderful world of elevator mischief.

**Quote of the Day: Mike Donnelly: [On stage making a fool of himself] That's one small step for man!! One giant.....I have a dream!!! - Black Sheep

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

ok, here's a joke i came across and thought it was funny. my co-workers were looking at me funny because i couldn't stop giggling. anyway, it was originally a blonde joke, but i decided to change it. in defense to blonde women, they are not as they are portrayed in these jokes. so i'm going to refer to the person being made fun of in this joke as a guy and we'll call him "a moron. ok, here goes:

A moron decides to try horseback riding, even though he has had no lessons or prior experience. He mounts the horse unassisted and it immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the moron begins to slip from the saddle. IN TERROR, he grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip.

He tries to throw his arms around the horse's neck, but he slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly ignorant of its slipping rider.

Finally, giving up his frail grip, the moron attempts to leap away from the horse and throw himself to safety. Unfortunately, his foot becomes ensnarled in the stirrup, and he is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as his head is struck against the ground over and over.

As he slowly starts to pass out and lose consciousness, Bobby, the Wal-Mart greeter, sees him and quickly unplugs the horse.

i hope you all enjoyed that one. now go about your business.

** Interesting thought of the day: "Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines." **

Monday, October 10, 2005

this was a few years ago at a district convention. hugo and i were serving as attendants and we were asked to be here. 'here' was behind the stage, outside. we had to watch over the prisoners. yes, you read it correctly, prisoners. prisoners were working way behind the Expo Center and there were guards guarding them. but the brothers wanted us out there just to watch the entrances. so we were out there in the heat and where we couldn't hear the program. i almost missed the presentation of the then new book Benefíciese de la Escuela del Ministerio Teocráctico. when i realized the talk was being given for this book, i made haste and got into the building and just got to see the brother hold up the book and present it and hear thousands of attendees applaud. it's always cool to see the presentation of a new publication. so i am glad i got to see that.

this also shows how the attendants should be appreciated. it might not be that they are always outside watching prisoners, but they do not always get to listen and benefit from the whole program. for the last few years, i've worked out in the hallway. when i would see some of the young people, and others, walk around in the hallways just because, i'd feel sorry for them. they could benefit so much from what Jehovah is telling us. so if you are one of these, STOP IT! and i mean that in the most loving way. and not all young people do this. there are many young brothers and sisters that pay attention during the program. and many others have done it when they were in their ealy teens (me for example), but there comes a time when we just have to realize the importance of the information given to us.

we all just need to keep alert and on the watch, because we do not know when IT'S coming. and when it DOES, it'll be too late to start paying attention to Jehovah's Word(2 Peter 3.10-14; 1 Corinthians 15.58).