I must confess, I need to loose some weight. The few times I have been successful at keeping some weight off was when I had money and pride on the line. I was reminded of this the other day when talking with some friends. So the next day I heard this story was going to be on NPR, go listen to it I will wait...go on I will still be here. Done? Promise? Okay, so the next day Merlin Mann over at 43Folders put up a piece about the same story. Then my beloved Lifehacker posted about it as well. I just wish the Lord would be clear when he is trying to motivate me. So I have taken the hint. The stories are all about this site called, StikK. Basically it is a site that people make a bet and whatever the outcome is, StikK pays off the bet. This all revolves around prospect theory, and as I see it, I respond well to loosing things. So here is the deal: I would like to enter a bet with me as one side and anyone else as a whole on the other. Now I need to risk something, so lets say I will match up to $500.00 of my own money to be matched by others on the other side of this bet. Within the next week anyone who would like to enter this bet drop me a line or better yet post something in the comments and lets get this set up ASAP. Deacon Bill said he would hold the money (our own version of StikK). If I win the bet the money you put up will go to CRS. But, I will be open to you suggestions as to where my money will go if I loose the bet. Now the place needs to be something that you think would make me work harder--so that my money will not go to that cause or group. So let me know if you want to be part of the bet and where you think the money should go. Let me hear from you soon. I think we can have some fun with this. Peace!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
We are in the midst of creating a new parish directory. It has been some time since we had a new one; only 4 years. Well the parish is a buzz with people coming in to get there photos taken. Here are some of the loyal blog readers in line for their photo.
I love to play. Games, race, just goofing off...I love to play. I frequently listen to Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett on Sunday mornings when I am getting ready for Mass. I got sent a slide show about a polar bear, from a show from August 2007 dealing with Play, Spirit & Character. You can listen to the show from their site, a nice show. I remember listening it to it last year, so give it a listen in you like. My favorite show was the show about Money and Moral Balance, give it a listen. As for the show in general just know that I really enjoy listening to SoF, so if you hear it know that I am probably listening to it as well, we can enjoy it together. Peace
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
I will try to put the parish bulletin up each week. Here is last weekends bulletin. Enjoy
Read this doc on Scribd: 030208 bulletin
UPDATE: Something with the kerning is driving me nuts on here so I will be trying to fix it, when I have some time. Sorry for the crummy image and kerning. peace
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I have seen this guys site before and thought it was all sorts of science fun. I think this one is really fun. My niece has one of these EyeClops thingys and I thought it was all sorts of fun...too bad they did not have those when I was a kid (maybe it is not too late?) Enjoy the velcro.
This past week Fr. Refugio Onate, from Holy Trinity became a US Citizen, the Staff of Holy Trinity had a nice party for him today. Just so you know Fr. Refugio also celebrates out 7pm Mass in Spanish each Sunday. Congratulations Fr. Refugio.
Did you hear the news? The Deaneries in the Archdiocese have been reorganized. Well we had our first meeting today, it was a good time. Here are some photos. (fwiw, Fr. Jimmy Adams did show up but I forgot to get his photo, sorry Jimmy)