ryan stiles: I’d like to give you the weather for the next 50 years. Sun in L.A., rain in Seattle.

so trying to teach a dozen or so kids that have never swung a golf club the fundamentals is a lot tougher, and funnier than i thought. gennis is played… hilarity ensues. that’s the whole purpose of the game. it’s like calvinball meets golf. in todays rules, the jr high guys decided that the square foot wherever i was standing was the goal. and they didn’t need clubs, they could just throw their tennis balls at me. way to make your own rules guys, you get the ‘spirit of gennis’ award for the day. needless to say i now have wilson tattooed all over me, and i owe some headlocks to my jr high guys, esp this kid d.j., whom i lovingly refer to as ‘mini me’.

that being said, i love my job! and since i’m way overdue for one, here are my

top ten reasons why i love my job.

10. preacher jokes. i can tell the corniest cheesiest joke out there and you have to laugh, otherwise it’s your soul.

9. i get to call old people by their first name.

8. a kid laughs: 1 church point, a kid cries: 3 church points (dantheman, this one’s for you)

7. people refer to me as ‘shaman’

6. my office is the eqivalent to roughly five and a half cubicles

5. youth events = pizza = nuff said.

4. church league softball

3. i get to wear my checkerboard vans to the office

2. the majority of my work today entailed picking stuff up i could play gennis and eat pizza with my kids, and the days only half over, we still have a bible study later tonight.

1. the kids are always stoked to watch bill and ted’s excellent adventure

there’s one other big thing today. after talking to my friend gennisgirl today, i read her little blog about rainy stormy days in oklahoma. i made a huge realization; i think i may be at a point where i like rainy days again. i can’t emphasize enough how big of a deal this is. i lived in seattle for three years, and the sun was out for maybe 60 days total while i was there. okay maybe 90. either way, i’ve alway hated rainy cloudy days ever since i’ve moved there. but i was reading gennisgirl’s blog today and started to kind of look at today in the same way i look at nice sunny days. the storm clouds today are pretty awesome, and you can tell where the sun is trying to peak out from behind them. i think knowing that they will not be here for the next 6 months is also part of what’s comforting me. so mad props to the oklahomans out there reminding me to appreciate nature. and no props to the hippies up in seattle that love nature for the wrong reasons.

oh yeah, i was looking for a quote for this blog, and i came across an al bundy one that was worth mentioning,”Raymond Burr, Delta Burke, city of Seattle. What’s the difference?”

well, my guitar and my jack johnson cds are calling. one love and one heart.

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Author: djiverson

I am a Christian, son, brother, artist and friend. I am blessed to be the Youth & Family Minister at New Vintage Church in San Diego. Know You Are Loved.

One thought on “ryan stiles: I’d like to give you the weather for the next 50 years. Sun in L.A., rain in Seattle.”

  1. Interesting and enlightenting. Also, I am familiar with Ryan Stiles the comedian. good artcle. I enjoyed the quote from him at the top of the page

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