Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Men are Happier

It's been a while since I posted-- just been busy with work and Christmas activities. We had a Christmas party for all the adult classes on our floor of the church a couple of weeks ago. We opted not to go the traditional "dirty santa gift exchange" and instead had everyone bring an item to be auctioned. The proceeds (we raised over $1100) of the auction went to Christmas Missions. I got caught up in a bidding war for some homemade deer jerky. I'm not saying what I ended up paying for it; I'm guessing the final cost was somehwhere around $28+ per pound. It was GOOD! As far as the rest of the party went, in typical Baptist fashion, there was more food than we could eat. No one went home hungry--if they did, it was their own fault.

I got the following list in an email from a friend this morning. I think he's on to something.

Men are happier because:

  • Your last name stays put.
  • The garage is all yours.
  • Chocolate is just another snack.
  • You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
  • You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
  • Car mechanics tell you the truth.
  • You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
  • You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
  • Same work, more pay.
  • Wrinkles add character.
  • People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
  • The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
  • New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
  • Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
  • A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
  • You can open all your own jars.
  • You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
  • If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
  • Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
  • You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
  • The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
  • Your belly usually hides your big hips.
  • You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife.

Checking out my list of blogs, I found several to be noteworthy. Calvinist Gadfly had a post by John G. Reisinger entitled God's Part and Man's Part in Salvation that I thought was a pretty good read. Check it out.

If you're still wondering what you should get Benny Hinn for Christmas, Jim at Old Truth has some ideas.

A couple of recent posts by Scott Hill at Fide-O are pretty good. He's found an interesting approach to tithing--bear in mind, he's not endorsing it. Check out God is Faithful 100% Guaranteed and Tithing Money Back Guarantee here.

1 comment:

Brian said...

I like the gadfly post. I'm adding it to my links section. Thanks!