Guest blogger bio: Colin Harman wears a lot of hats for Blue Ridge Community Church in Lynchburg Virginia, the main one being graphic designer. Colin has been a great friend for 10 years and he’s one of the most talented guys I know.
I’ve been giving this list some thought over time, and though this is only a portion of them, but here we go.
1. Trendy Tattoos
If there is one thing about tattoos that makes my brain nervous is that 99.99% of them are born out of and defined by some trend. I think with enough experience you could train a monkey to identify what time period and under what conditions a person got theirÂ sweet tat. We’ve all heard a story like, “Oh ya, I was belligerent drunk one night and since that’s when I catapult into my high quality decision making mind-state, that was when I got my tattoo of Optimus Prime fighting the Ninja Turtles over who liked Chuck Norris the most on my lower back. I thought it’d be cool.” Wrong. Have fun explaining that one to your grand kids who are going to be asking you to tell them stories about the days when you “used to use paper.” Don’t be that guy or girl.
I know logging in every late at night and playing the joint campaign until the morning sunrise with guys from Germany and Albania is totally awesome but winning that Tricidian 3-edged up-angled spirit sword is not only lame, but also dipped in a vat of real-life-friend retardant. The amount of time you spend playing video games is only that, time spent. Sure you can say it improves your “hand-eye coordination” but really it’s just going to melt your corneas and give you carpel tunnel. Your Xplay-Weestation-Box is not going to get you a job testing video games. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
11. Bad Credit
That Louis Vuitton matched luggage set is not an investment no matter how you spin it. Don’t confuse something you want with something you don’t need. Having bad credit will only make your life difficult in nearly every way. Frivolous spending, though promoted in our culture is not the way to happiness. Pay your bills on time, don’t buy useless crap you can’t afford, and for goodness sakes get a savings account that isn’t shaped like a piggy on your dresser.
12. Being Lazy
This one is nothing but a choice. I can’t think of one person that sits at home all day,Â covered in cheetos,Â watching infomercials about knives that can cut through shoes and exhaust pipes that is doing something meaningful with their lives. Do something people. Be passionate about something and do everything you can to achieve it. We live in a world that tells you to relax, do nothing, take time off, and don’t do more than is asked of you. While I agree there is a time for that in life, it’s no way to live your life. While you sit on your couch watching PBS trying to mimic the sound of a weasel’s mating call to impress your sister, I’ll be working on something worthwhile so I can make something of my life for a purpose bigger than myself. I challenge you to do something and do it better than you originally thought you could.
That’s all I’ve got for now, but I know there’s more spinning in your head.
thElement High School Midweek Kickoff Party August 25th!
Lazar tag, Dodge ball tournament, DJ, and special performance by Kings Offspring (http://www.myspace.com/thekingsoffspring).
Come hang out, bring a friend, get some FREE PIZZA and lets start the semester off right!
This is a FREE event!
John wrote theÂ unforgettableÂ anthem, “How He Loves” (check out the behind the scenes film he made and try not to be moved):
He has a brand new album, The Medicine, which is amazing. John is one of our favorite artists, and we’re honored to host him in concert. If you can come, you NEED to.
Bellarive will also be playing this night and if you’ve been around the blog you know that they’re one of my absolute favorites!
This will be a great opportunity for parents and students to worship together!
Doors open at 7 pm. Come early to get a good seat.
The Millers have a newÂ addition to the family and we need your help to name him.
Here are the names we’re deciding between…
1. Thelonious (Theo for short)
2. Finley (Fin for short)
3. Huxtable (Hux for short)
4. Your write-in vote
Ashley and I will take all blog, facebook, twitter, andÂ in-personÂ votes intoÂ consideration.