Gender of Inanimate Objects

This came in today and I liked it:

You might not have known this, but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female.

Here are some examples:

FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.

PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again.They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong buttons.

TYRES: Tyres are male, because they go bald easily and are often over inflated.

HOT AIR BALLOONS: Also a male object, because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under their arse

SPONGES: These are female, because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.

WEB PAGES: Female, because they’re constantly being looked at and frequently getting hit on.

TRAINS: Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people.

EGG TIMERS: Egg timers are female because, over time, all the weight shifts to the bottom.

HAMMERS: Male, because in the last 5000 years, they’ve hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

THE REMOTE CONTROL: Female. Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he’d be lost without it, and while he doesn’t always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying

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Coffee With The Rev

It was great to hang out with John and family for the last few days. They are very hospitable folks without any airs and graces. I really like it that way! John is also one of my favourite missionaries – hard core and extreme in every way. We talked a lot about cricket, fighting and Jesus… I don’t know if they are connected, but they were good conversations.

As we headed out on Friday John took us to Saint Ali’s – apparently Melbourne’s top coffee spot – and we indulged in a couple of very nice brews!

It was almost good enough to surpass a Grendel home roast…

I do love Melbourne!

Madonna & Missionaries

For a while today I thought I was popular!

While at the Baptist Union meetings I checked my email and found one from an Aussie journo in London seeking info about two of my good friends who are missionaries in Malawi – John and Angie Wilmot.

I thought that was weird – why would they want to know about them?…

Then an hour later the phone rang and it was the ‘Today’ show and they wanted info about the Wilmots. The story began to unfold. If you haven’t caught it then basically it was said to involve Madonna and the Wilmots in a tug of war for the same little girl, with Madonna as the adoption ‘queue jumper’.

Shortly after Rod Olsen called and then the Sydney Telegraph… I had no idea the story was even happening, but after a few calls realised it was hot news.

Its amazing how easy it is to find someone on the net. It seems because of an article in The Baptist Advocate a few months back I have been connected with John and Angie.

And now for the truth – I do know them and they are much valued friends – but the story isn’t true. I had an email from John and Angie tonight stating that there is no ‘tug of war with Madonna’ but that they are pursuing the adoption of the girl in question. They explained the situation and how it got to where it is today, but the simple fact is that it aint true.

I guess it just makes better news if Madonna is fighting them!…


I Have a Laptop…

No – its true…

I bought another one on ebay – the Sony machine I was hoping for (COD this time) and it is sensational!

I picked it up on Monday night when I got to Melbourne and have been setting it up. So far I reckon it was a great buy. So the saga ends… Well it ends for me, but not for the bloke who I bought off originally. He is still hoping that my original purchase turns up because he is out of pocket $1500.00.

Team Minus 1

Over the 3 years we have been living in Brighton we have developed into a great team of people who work well together, recognise each others strengths and who ‘get the job done’.

So yesterday it was sad to finally farewell the Robins family, one of the ‘originals’, who are moving back towards the hills area after 3 years with us. It was lunch, presents and a few tears. It was a great way to sign off on this part of the journey with people who have been devoted, faithful and full of encouragement.

Occasionally there are people you are glad to see go, but these guys were definitely not in that category! We will miss them heaps, and our kids will miss them too, but we are grateful for the time we have been able to spend with them. (That’s them on the bottom left)

Now – if only that stupid house would sell…

Off to Melbourne

On Monday I am off to Melbourne for the week.

Monday-Wednesday I have meetings with the Baptist National Youth Crew at the Rydges hotel in Preston and then on Thursday I am off to the Rev’s place to hang out for a bit and join the crew at the Vic Forge Intensive on the weekend. I’ll be doing my ‘Heart of an Apostolic Leader’ talk on the Saturday.

I’m really looking forward to catching up with people from all around Oz and to seeing what’s developing in Forge Vic.

If you’re a reader of ‘BackyardMissionary’then please say ‘g’day’!

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Lonnie Frisbee ‘Jesus Freak’ – What Can We Learn?…

I am a keen watcher of history and love to learn from the heroes of the past.

I dunno whether Lonnie Frisbee

joy ride end of the road free

is a hero or just an interesting human that God chose to use in unique ways.

Whatever the deal I bought the DVD as I am intrigued by the life he lived and its incongruities. Here is a true blue Jesus freak from the 60’s who led many to faith and then died of aids. should be an interesting story!

As TSK has said, there is some similarities between Lonnie’s story and that of a recent fallen leader. Perhaps part of the problem is we expect leaders to be better than everybody else in every way which is why we are so disappointed when they turn out to be human.

But for the grace of God…