Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Summer Goals Established.

Well friends I have established two amazing goals for the summer.

Goal One. 
Maintain this blog. I want to share with you my trials and tribulations as a modern day circuit rider with the Appalachian Service Project.

Goal Two (and this is important)
Educate myself on the genre of horror. This will include watching the top 25 horror movies of all times, as established by the 2010 IGN movies list. Starting at the bottom of the list and working my way from 25 to 1.

The List.
25- Friday the 13th (1980)
23- Dracula (1931)
22- The Haunting
21- The Blair Witch Project
20- Suspria
19- Let the right one in
18- An American werewolf in London
17- Dawn of the Dead (1978)
16- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
15- The Thing
14- The Fly
13- Poltergeist
12- The Ring
11- Halloween
10- Night of the Living Dead
9- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
8- Rosemary's Baby
7- Bride of Frankenstein
6- The Shining
5- Silence of the Lambs
4- Alien
3- Jaws
2- Psycho
1- The Exorcist

Sadly, I have only seen The Ring and Jaws, so I have my work cut out for me. This was brought on by a recent finals week viewing of the two Paranormal Activity movies. Hopefully I come back a little bit wiser, a whole lot stronger, and able to sleep in rooms alone. Since I do not fully know how ASP will play out I am giving myself until the end of August to complete this list. This means Candler friends be prepared to watch some horror movies with me.

I am still accepting sub-goals. I have many books to read, I paid for them and I might as well.

Brothers and Sisters, Pray for me that I might better understand the Scriptures.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Coming Attractions Summer 2011

The time is now fast upon us. The Summer of 2011! This summer I will be working for Appalachian Service Project as a staff chaplain, I will be working with 10 different sites throughout the western Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky area. My main responsibility is to make sure the staffs are not going crazy, are taking care of themselves, and are spiritually healthy. This job involves many hours of driving between sites (keep this in mind as it will be important later).

So this is my blog, a log of my thoughts and actions for the Summer of 2011, a summer of bear attacks, a summer of hunting down moonshine that has been filtered through the radiator, a summer of eating BBQ at backwoods shacks, a summer of life.

Now last summer I set for myself a goal. It was a simple goal, to watch all the seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." I am pleased to say I succeeded. Now the summer of 2011 is upon me and I feel the need to continue this tradition. So I am reaching out to you, the Internet, for help. Keep in mind if I could achieve this goal while driving that would be amazing, and watching seasons of tv seasons is out, been there done that and now I have a firm grasp of a late 90's tv series.

Here are some things my friends have already suggested...
Learn a Language
Learn Klingon
Get a short story published
Master Mandolin or banjo
Learn to whittle
Quadruple my existing knowledge of knots
Do my own audio book of the bible
Listen to the complete audio book series of Sherlock Holmes

Suggestions? May the best man or woman win!

Saturday, April 9, 2011