Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Picture Scavenger Hunt

So for those of you who don't know (and care), I am in the young men's presidency at church which means I get to hang out with unruly 12-18 year-olds. Last night we did a picture scavenger hunt. Basically you had to drive around and get a picture of different items or people all with a member of your team in the picture. It was actually a lot of fun. The boys had to go up to complete strangers and get their picture taken with them. Most of the people thought the boys were crazy and it was fun to watch them basically dare each other to talk to strangers.

Some of the best ones to watch were when they had to get their picture with someone over 75 years old. They were so scarred of offending the people but the man they asked, turned out to be 79 and seemed proud of it and was pretty spunky putting the boy in a headlock in the photo.

I translated so that they could get a picture of a hispanic man because he was wearing 2 articles of clothing that we needed someone to wear: sports team paraphernalia and shorts (in late october). He was pretty cool about it when I explained what we were doing. His name was Pedro and I'd vote for him any time. I'll have to post some pictures so you can see how much fun we had.

BTW, according to the greeters at wal-mart, they are not allowed to be in pictures. Apparently they are afraid that we would edit the picture and then write bad things about wal-mart (like we couldn't do that anyway). It got me thinking of why they had such a rule. I think it all comes down to this: Rules and especially warnings exist because of stupid people (we all fit that role sometimes, but some more often than others). Some examples of what I am talking about include warnings on "hot" coffee, warnings about smoking while filling up with gas, and all kinds of products that say not to point them in someone's eyes, or at someone in general. Weird about the wal-mart rule though.

What do you guys think?

Anyway, if you want to hear more about my Young Men/Scouts take a look at our blog. It's not much yet. I'm still trying to get the boys access so we can start a blogorama.

Friday, October 19, 2007

My new blog

This is my new blog. Woo hoo! Just in case you are wondering, "eglefino" is Spanish for Haddock (my last name). I have no idea what I'll use this for or how often I will post stuff. Martha and I already have a blog for Dillan: The Monkey Times. Check it out for Dillan's latest adventures. As for this blog, here is something for you to look at in the mean time.

Dillan after figuring out how to get past the chair to climb the stairs.

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