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June 2011

Andrew's Thoughts

Scale Weighing

June 29, 2011

Haha, at work we do “monkey see monkey do” whenever I have flexibility class the day before. I was learning to extend my back bending (eventually i want ot get into a bridge). So one of the gusy was trying it, to see what I did. We bent over backwards and then put our hands to the wall and slowly walked the rest of the way down. It is so hard on the shoulders and triceps. Pretty fun.



So I had these nanoblocks, mini legos I assume. Built a koala one yesterday. Eventually I will stop buying these cool interesting tinkets, one day….


Never did a mentoring for a youth so late, but I did do one for one of the kids at church. Met him at 9:45pm, after my backbending class. We ate at mcdonalds. =)


Finally, the bank counter offered me, and I found out there is another buyer that is going after the same house. So my dad and I came up with a counteroffer number, and are praying that it is good enough to win/lose. =)


Finally, I was talking to my sister saying if I looked any different in size, because I’ve been doing monkey conditioning for about a month now. So there should be some changes. She said yeah. =)

Andrew's Thoughts

G-Race and Homebuying

June 27, 2011

Sunday was a pretty eventful weekend. We had the young adult “amazing race”. It was a really extravagent planned out game.



There were 17 college students/grads, so we split them into 4 teams.


While there were around 12 of people from young adult group there as race “drivers” and coordinators at different locations.


The basic rule was the contestants could not use a smartphone and had to ask people for directions.


Here is the breakdown of the race

1) Location: Church

The first thing was to find the first word in each book of the bible. Then there was an equation that you got from adding it all up.

2) Location: Hayward Starbucks

They had to go to starbucks to find the next person

3) Location: Hayward Luckys

There they had to find the pricing of 10 items that someone looked at the price of earlier in the morning.

4) Location: Hayward Library

The ran to the library

5) Location: Hayward Caspers Hot Dog

Go to Casper’s hot dog and eat a hot dog with me. So I bought 17 jr. hot dogs. It was funny talking to the lady making the hot dogs. She played a long and made the hot dogs in teams (set of 4 or 5). There was a guy behind us who had to wait around 15-20 minutes for all the hotdogs to be made.



It was Matt (eating the hot dog) and Jeff with me. Those were not the size of the hot dogs the players had to eat. We were just enjoying bigger ones. The dogs were really good, they were cutting the tomatoes, onions, and another one of the condiments in front of us. Everything tasted fresh and delicious.




6) Carlos Bee Park

This was a slight pitstop to all all the teams to catch up. However the first 2 teams didn’t have to do the road block, which was to fly a paper airplane through a hoop.


That picture is when we were testing out the game the day before. To make sure it worked.

7) Location: Japanese Tea Garden

The teams went ot the tea garden and had to put a puzzle togther (it was a cut up cereal box or some type of box)

8) Location: Hayward Cinema

They had choice as a team to eat a whole large box of popcorn, or each person needed to eat an atomic wing.

9) Location: Cannery Park (next to chruch)

There the teams played something like frisbee golf, and each team member only got one throw, and they had to hit a tree around 200 yards away.

10) Location: Southland Mall

Run around inside to find 4 young adults who each had a word, and they had to come up with the phrase


10) Location: Kennedy Park

They had to call Doug first and ask what was the last letter of the tattoo on his leg was (kennedy)

Then at kennedy park they had a choice of either throwing a bocce ball and having it land in a hula hoop 25 feet away,

or throw a football with all 4 members of the team standing at lcations 0, 20, 40, and 60 feet away. Had to throw the ball from 0-20-0-40-0-60-0, and do that two times without dropping the ball and moving both feet outside of the hulahoops they were standing in.


I was so good at delegating, that I really wasn’t there when the first team got there. Such a nice day I went to get ice cream, so I had red velvet cake ice cream, and smores (which I was sharing with valene and joylynn, they loved the red velvet).




11) Location: Pastor Josh’s house

They had to count all the transformers on display throguhout the house (i think we counted 82)


12) Run back to chruch for the win,

first place everyone got a 10 dollar target gift card, everyone else got pop rocks.



Then we just all hung out. Some of hte guys were trying to toss a football through the hula hoops. We would throw the hula hoop up and then you tried to pass the ball through it.


Today, I guess the big news is that I am trying to buy a house. So I made one offer tonight, going to pray that God Willing I get the house.

Andrew's Thoughts

Parkour at Chruch

June 25, 2011

That is going to be my fun title for today. So let me start with what happened. I am so happy at work today, that we celebrated at lunch, and it was a good celebration.


Yesterday, I was out at target making my friend a care package. I always go there to buy random stuff. Came back with the package and also stuff for the young adult amazing race. A hula hoop, and some paper clips.


My coworkers were laughing when I had that dr. Seuss mini tote bag, it actually looked awesome with my shirt. However my co-worker wouldn’t take a picture of me holding it, so I had to go to a window. =(


Just after we were done with work. I was playing with the hula hoop in the pakring lot. How often do you see your co-workers do the hula hoop? Never I think.


Finally, I have been trying to do more parkour outside of the gym. It is so much more painful on cement, my shoulders hurt a lot more. Did a roll or two at work.


Then at church, I got there kind of early because I didn’t know the worship renewal night didn’t start until 8pm. I thought it started at 7:30 so I got there at 7’o clock. To waste some time I did parkour in the portables, and then read.