Friday, April 18, 2008

what's your motivation?

Read this in an article from Trendwatching.

Think our obsession with status as the driver of, well, everything is somewhat far-fetched? Then consider the following: in mature consumer societies, is there really any kind of consumption or even behavior that is entirely devoid of status considerations?

An extreme (consumption) example: is installing a top-of-the-range home spa or cinema, for one's own pleasure and comfort, not to be seen or to be used by anyone but the owner, free of status considerations? Or will the owner, at one point or another, tell peers about the fact he or she had this spa or cinema installed, and is using and enjoying it? What if the owner was not allowed to tell anyone about these assets?

Or how about this one: is the ultimate and ongoing value of going on an exotic trip discovering remote islands that other tourists haven't set foot on before—the experience itself—or is the real value to be found in the impressive stories a traveler can tell his or her peers on return?

It's hard not to tell stories and there's nothing wrong with wanting to tell stories. Heck, Jesus told them all the time. Of course his were for the purpose of furthering God's kingdom. What are mine for?

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I just found the coolest thing ever...

tree tents.

Monday, April 7, 2008

the duck bus told us a joke but then kept driving

if things always went the way they were planned. i suppose there wouldn't be much of a story.

Which is why sometimes I like to walk into things without certain expectations, half-blind. i do this A LOT. Maybe one of the reasons so many people see me as so relaxed (that, and some people are a little too uptight, and need to let go of some of the things they worry about - but we all have those days i guess).

so yeah i really dont like to look at things in advance so much, im more of a short term person. BUT i'm thinking a little planning is wise because I think i'm selling God a bit short, His vision is bigger than me, so mine should fall on the same line.

now, i really have no idea whats going to happen this summer, there are certain things that could, but I AM EXCITED either way :D

I think of Popsicles when i think of summer, and who doesnt smile at the thought of popsicles, only a twisted soul...oh wait.