Monday, September 19, 2005

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Monday, September 12, 2005

You Ate WHAT?!!!

The other day we were returning from the Cowboy Youth Festival when one of the teens asked to stop at a gas station to get some snacks. Like any good youth minister, I slowed down and stopped the minivan at a gas station just outside of Stillwater.
When the kids climbed back in, I turned around...curious to see what kind of snacks they had purchased. At first, I saw the usual...chips, chocolate, sour straws...things that teens always get. But Chelsea had something different.
"Is that beef jerky?" someone asked.
"No," she replied matter-of-factly, "it's a Firecracker."
For those of you who don't know, a Firecracker is a "red-hot pickled sausage" that can be found in most convenience stores.
You also may not know that anything that is pickled...well, it smells awful!
As soon as she opened it, I heard, "Eeeeewwwww...that smells like my socks after marching around in band all day!"
"What?" she said defensively, "It's just like beef jerky!"
If she had left it at that, we might have believed her. Instead, she started reading the ingredients...
"Beef, beef lips..."
"WHAAAAAT? Did you say 'beef lips?' That's like kissing a cow! Oh, sick!"
She should have stopped there, because we soon found out that it also contains "mechanically separated chicken." So, basically, we told her she was eating the leftovers of just about any animal that was ever created!!!
Of course, the rest of us did not share the GROSS things that WE sometimes eat! For example, I have had roasted flying ants (termites) and they weren't that bad! Or what about octopus? Or have you ever read the ingredients of hot dogs?
So, what about you out there? What are some disgusting things that YOU have eaten?

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Most Morbid Day in History

I love the teens in my youth group...they are so creative! However, one day their creativity got a little weird. Sometimes we just make up stories when we talk, but on this day, we made up stories of how each other would DIE on the way home!
It actually got pretty funny, not because of the gruesome details, but because of the absurdity! For example, I had one girl in our youth group (Maggie Taylor) smoking a cigarette in the church van (in the story of course!) In the story, I got mad at her, snatched the cig out of her mouth and threw it out the window. She yelped angrily and jumped out after the cigarette, only to be run over by the van. The funy thing is that Maggie would NEVER smoke (I hope!)
Do you guys remember any of those stories? OR do you have other stories of when people around you had morbid thoughts?