Monday, October 18, 2004

MORE Fun Things To Do During Boring Sermons

Start from the back of the church and try to crawl all the way to the front, under the pews, without being noticed.

Raise your hand and ask for permission to go to the rest room.

Whip out a hanky and blow your nose. Vary the pressure exerted on your nostrils and trumpet out a rendition of your favorite hymn.

Chew gum; if the sermon goes on for more than 15 minutes, start blowing bubbles.

By unobtrusively drawing your arms up into your sleeves, turn your shirt around backwards.

Try to raise one eyebrow.

Crack your knuckles.

Twiddle your thumbs.

Twiddle your neighbor's thumbs.

Wiggle your ears so that the people behind you will notice.

(found on the internet several years ago)

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Fun Things To Do During Boring Sermons

Pass a note to the organist asking whether he/she plays requests.

See if a yawn really is contagious.

Slap your neighbor. See if they turn the other cheek. If not, raise your hand and tell the preacher.

Devise ways of climbing into the balcony without using the stairs.

Listen for your preacher to use a word beginning with 'A' then 'B' and so on through the alphabet.

Sit in the back row and roll a handful of marbles under the pews ahead of you. After the service, credit yourself with 10 points for every marble that made it to the front.

Using church bulletins or visitor cards for raw materials, design, test, and modify a collection of paper airplanes.

to be continued...........

Friday, October 08, 2004

More Nothing Much

"The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again."
--Humorist Erma Bombeck

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Not a Newbie

Several days ago I was cleaning some files and drawers when I came across a paper with some of the specs on my last computer. It is unbelievable: my Zire 72 has a faster processor and the same amount of memory that the computer had--and I can hold the Zire in one hand! I can't even imagine how obsolete my FIRST computer would be today!

Compared to most people using computers today, I would have to say I know a bit more than a lot of them about the workings of computers. Now, that doesn't mean I am so very close to being an alpha geek, it just has to do with how easy computers are compared to what they used to be. Granted, computers are much better and complex than before, it is just that they are much easier to operate today. Programs have come a long way in becoming user-friendly. My first computer's operating system was Windows 3.1--something a lot of people never heard of, much less used! Considering I actually started out with a Windows OS, I am considered a newbie by some REAL geeks, and I truly admire their knowledge and longevity in the computer community. This is why, when some people consider me their computer guru, I can't get big-headed--I am too much of a newbie in certain ways. I wish I knew a lot more about computers and then I would NEVER have to depend on tech support again!!!!! Oh, happy day.