Archive for January, 2008

How does a middle school student

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I drove by the neighborhood bus stop this morning and there was a little  middle school boy standing there is short sleeves and shorts. How does he get out of the house wearing only that? (it was 35 degrees according to my trusty digital readout in my car) I know, I have a middle schooler, too, they do have a particular idea about fashion. However, shouldn't we have a particular idea about what is wise? I'm dressed in layers sweatshirt on top trying to keep both hands warm cradling my cup of coffee while I try to steer.

McDonald’s competing with Starbucks

Friday, January 11th, 2008

You are lucky you are sitting down as you read this. I was driving when I heard it!

Evidently McDonald's is putting coffee bars under the Golden Arches of many of their restaurants and they will begin to make custom coffee drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. I'm not sure if Starbucks is "worried" because McDonald's is the restaurant that introduced us to Chicken McNuggets "formed" with chicken parts and McRib sandwiches that contains a rib meat shaped patty without any bones. Who knows, McDonald's does do things with excellence and they research and usually make good decisions. However, Starbucks has the brand name and people's expectation as well as the total experience that will trump any fast food environment. Moreover there's the aroma…that might be a draw back to McDonald's experience, fries frying up in the deep fryer and mingled with fresh espresso…um, I don't know about that.

I'll try anything once so I'll probably experience the McDonald's version someday soon. Let me know where the nearest coffee serving McDonald's is!

Can you play my game with me?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

I know it has been a while since a post; "they" told me it would happen when I wanted to start a blog, too, I thought "Not me…" Sorry, but here is something…

Christmas is great as an adult, isn't it! All of these games we never had as kids are given to our kids and we get to play them. There was a time when they were babies that they would play with the box or wrapping paper more than the actual toy but now that they are a little older there are so many pieces and things that require thought.

Just last week I was asked, "can you play my game with me?" One of the big gifts was a Wii and it is pretty cool. They definitely have put in more hours than I have but not by much. I couldn't help but to say "sure."

As I thought about the request I couldn't help but think about my relationship with my heavenly Father. What an invitation to Him! I should ask that question a lot.  Can you play, Can you listen, Can you talk Can you…