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Friday, December 12, 2008

10 ways to get a million dollars in 5 days

Here is some randomness for you. What are 10 ways to get a million dollars in 5 days? They are not necessarily morally sound, easy to happen, or whatever, but here they are:

  1. Find a random suitcase full of cash
  2. Have a rich relative that you did not know about die and leave you money
  3. Rob a bank
  4. Buy a lottery ticket and win
  5. Do what the government does and just print more money
  6. Find a diamond mine in your backyard
  7. Become a beneficary of life insurance and have the person that has the policy die accidentally
  8. Start a website and put pay per click advertising on your website and immediately have a billion people or so click on the ad
  9. Global warming takes place and melts the icecaps and your land is one of the only surviving pieces of land
  10. Get a bailout from the government

Thanks to my brother for some of those ideas.

WH

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Is praying for past events before you know the results beneficial?

I am writing the body of this blog before I write the title only because I am not entirely sure of the subject matter, so you may say, "well, this is a waste of my time!" Or you may not. I am not predicting the future, so do not be concerned. I am only stating what could be for no apparent reason.

Actually, I do have a thought that just came to mind: do you ever pray for something to "go right" even when the decision or result of that event has already been made, but has yet to reveal itself? For example, do you pray after someone had an operation, but before you have yet to determine if it was a success, asking the Lord that the surgery has done its job? Or have you prayed that the test you worked really hard on and have already taken, but do not know the results, was a success? Unfortunately, no amount of prayer will change how the operation was or how well you did on the test because the past has already determined those things.

Lets take this even further: do you think that prayer could still affect that event that the past has already determined the outcome, but has yet to reveal itself? Personally, I would venture to say yes because God is outside of time according to the Bible, so since time does not mean anything to him, then praying for something that the past has already determined, but has yet to show the result, could still mean something to God. How do I know God is outside of time? Genesis 1:1 states, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Before time, God existed.

Though one needs to consider Job 9:29, "Since I am already found guilty, why should I struggle in vain?" Since the past has already determined the outcome and it only has yet to reveal itself, why should you pray in vain? Well, if you looked at the context of that verse you would realize that it is saying man is guilty and nothing humanly can stop that, but later you realize that God is the one that has the power to give man his innocence back (when they had lost it in the Garden of Eden). This goes to show that God is all powerful and even though the event has already happened, God can do anything.

What this does not mean: this does not mean that you should stop trying and just let prayer do the job. Romans 16:12 states, "Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord." Working hard for the Lord glorifies Him.

Well thankfully I now know the subject matter that I wrote about now I can come up with a title...

WH

Monday, November 3, 2008

How to remember Church sermons


When people listen to sermons, people do various things during the sermon. Some take notes. Some do not, but still listen. Some got up too early and it is their nap time. You may wonder, so what ones has WeirdHamster done? Well, unfortunately, that is not what this blog is about. Eventually, most people forget the sermons that were preached (including the people that have taken notes); I have even experienced this.

Anyway, how do we combat this forgetfulness? And believe me, I have a terrible memory! My childhood is like three or four flashbacks (OK, maybe more, but you get the idea). No, I do not have trouble with flashbacks. So yeah. For me, notes do not help because I may write the notes, but I never end up looking at them again. Instead, pictures help me remember more than notes (yeah, you may have noticed the big white picture to the right); this is something new to me as well. I am a little sarcastic, I admit, with the pictures in relation to the verses, but it gets the idea across.

The pictures are about Galatians 5:13-15 that our Pastor was preaching on: "13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!"

First verse: the picture was getting the idea that we are to be a "light" to others through "serving" one another.

Second verse: the idea that you should love others as yourself.

Third verse: Sorry for the graphic nature of this picture, but the idea you need to trend carefully and apply the previous verses to your own life otherwise well, you get the idea.

I do not remember the entire sermon, but I do remember some of it because of these pictures! This will not work for everyone. You do not need to be sarcastic in order for this to work, but it may keep you awake in order to listen to the sermon!

These drawings (or picture) have given me another idea for a different content section of the site; I will have more on this soon, so please check back! Yes, I am trying to give some incentive for you all to come back, but if the weird nature of this website drives you away forever, then I hope you are at least driving away with good fuel mileage. So yeah.

OK, now I am just going to write about nothing in order to make sure the text goes past the picture. Is nothing something? I think it may be considering I am writing about nothing, but something is appearing. Remember, from out of nothing God created. So if nothing is not something, at least we know some One can make it something.

Well, it looks like that is enough for at least half of the monitor resolutions out there, so have fun!

WH

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Random blog entry before bedtime...

So I really don't have much to say or anything intelligent to offer considering I am doing this just for pure randomness before my bedtime. Well, not really bedtime, but it is getting close. I actually don't have a bedtime! I am considered an adult, but that doesn't mean adults don't have bedtimes. Hmmm, I wonder what the definition of bedtime is: "the time at which a person usually goes to bed: It's past my bedtime?" (dictionary.com). Wow, I was right, because "a person" can mean an adult or child. No, I am not going to look up person in the dictionary.

This begs the question, not really, does everyone have a bedtime? Did I lie when I said, "I actually don't have a bedtime"? Not necessarily, if I went to bed at different times every night out of pure randomness, then I wouldn't really have a usual bedtime.

This begs another question, I bet I don't receive any money for this begging, should everyone have a bedtime? In a word, no. Why? Because of the word weird. Oh yes, I am tying this blog entry, whatever it is, back into the word weird. If I had a bedtime I normally went to bed, then that wouldn't be weird! And weird is always good, right (the answer to this question is another blog post)? Well, unfortunately, because of the normality of the world creeping in, I end up having normal bedtimes (sigh). I work at a specific time. My normal body needs a certain amount of sleep in order to function well at for work. Therefore, I need to go to bed before a certain time, otherwise, my work isn't work.

Does the answer to the second question answer my first? Kind of. Except for the occasionally weird person, most everyone ends up having a bedtime at a certain time because of the normality of the world, so in a sense, I did lie when I typed...well, you know what I typed..., but it wasn't lie because I was thinking in the sense of my other self that is disconnected from the normality of the world, but that self doesn't get to come out much (no, I am not crazy, I was typing figuratively).

Just think, I bet in Heaven, there are no bedtimes! Now that will be a good weird.

WH

Friday, October 17, 2008

Relationship to God: Friend of God?

Our different relationships to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit



Relationship with God:

In regards to our relationship with God, You know that song I am a friend of God? Well, I would be a friend of God (strictly speaking) if I lived in the Old Testament time, but I am much more than that now—I am a son of God (obviously friends, but a deeper friendship than the Old Testament term, so it is best not used).

Relationship with Jesus:

Jesus is our friend—Our best friend in a sense considering he married the church (us), which makes him our best friend.

Relationship with Holy Spirit:

Holy Spirit: our mentor, teacher

Let me know what you think!

Please note: I just wanted clarify that I am thinking in terms of our different types of relationship to each Member of the Trinity; though, I am focusing more on our relationship with God.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Do flies have throats?

So there I was, sitting on my deck minding my own business, but that didn't last long as I noticed flies all around. I wouldn't mind if their location didn't equal my location (or close proximity thereof). It was enough to get my fly swatter out and kill nine. Actually, that isn't a lot compared to last year: when one day, I killed sixty-one flies! Since I starting counting my fly killing adventures, I would estimate I have killed about eighty flies (the other ten I killed randomly when their location was inside the house).

Just so we are clear, I didn't make their remains into pies and sell them to the public. I left most of them outside for the birds. Also, I didn't just kill them just because, I had a reason: they were going to blackmail me... I mean, they have bacteria on their bodies and when they are stupid enough to come close enough to my proximity, I kill them; not just for my sake, but for everyone's sake.

So yeah, today, I am going to be a fireworks technician (or whatever you call it), so if I do not write anymore blogs, you will probably know why. Speaking of future, unwritten blogs, I have had so many ideas for blogs, but I forget about them when I actually sit down to write one—if I ever remember any of them as I am sitting down to write, I may actually write it down. It may seem entirely out of context...well nevermind, moving on to the end. Goodbye. Been nice/terrible to know or not know you depending on who you are (sarcastic tone—if written words can have one).

WH

Friday, May 16, 2008

Second entry!

As you can see, I am not one for titles or for daily blogs for that matter. Oh well... Anyway, I just moved my site to a different server and it went very smooth! Now I can focus on updating content and design. My new host has given me more services for a cheaper price, and email that actually works (my previous host was giving me trouble with my email).

Now if you read this far, I am really impressed, because I almost just stopped typing as I was boring myself. So........ummmmmmm something interesting.

Oh yes, something weird, my thoughts have been confirmed about movie critics—that they are called critics because they criticize movies! Pretty astounding wouldn't you say? Take for example, Speed Racer—I loved this movie, but the majority of the critics hated it. The critics told me that I probably wouldn't like it either, and that Iron Man was better. Nope, I liked Speed Racer better, but that is my personal opinion, which means, you still may like Iron Man better. Critics have personal opinions too, which is why I don't blindly take their word for it before I have actually seen it for myself. I liked Speed Racer better because I thought it had a better story, better special effects, and a weird style. It was different, but the critics seem to know the way it should be done: "the best way (i.e. NORMAL way) way to do it would be to...". So yes, I thought Speed Racer was weird in a good way.

If that wasn't interesting, then you probably aren't even reading this far, so I won't bother saying anything more on this sentence. For the rest that did read this far, thank you and don't hesitate to leave comments about what you thought of the movies!

More to come sometime, which could be awhile or not, it's hard to tell.

WH

Friday, April 25, 2008

New Weird Blog!

Hi, this is WeirdHamster. If you haven't already, check out my outdated biography, http://www.redefineweird.com/about-weirdhamster, which I will update soon. I am finally starting to work on my site again. You will continue to see new, weird content in the coming weeks/months/years/decades, etc.

I'm not going to write a book right now—considering I am not really a book reader, and I haven't tried to see if I am a book writer yet, so I will just take it one step at a time. So yeah, have fun.

WH