Friday, July 24, 2009

Random Thoughts...

This is the first of many random thoughts blogs. Ever since I was in high school, some of my friends and I used to try to have as random of conversations as possible. This consisted of piecing together the most random words and even creating some new words. Most of the time, the sentences made little to no sense at all. We had a ton of fun with this though! This is going to be a little different...I am just going to put some random things that have popped into my head lately. I think that I am going to limit myself to 15 things...Enjoy! (many of these things have no meaning at all...but some do so if you are confused as to what some of these things mean or want to hear the story behind it...just ask)

1. Do mountain lions really like trail mix?
2. Why does every small town carnival ride go in some kind of a circle?
3. Does clams has heads?
4. Does milk really do a body good?
5. I will one day have a pet Polar Bear!
6. Is there really a pot of gold guarded by a slippery little leprechaun at the end of a rainbow?
7. Running downhill like Mario+little girl flashing a flashlight in your eyes=momentary blindness and an almost imminent crash.
8. No roadtrip is complete without a roadtrip mix! (American Love by Haste the Day is a must for any mix)
9. I wonder what all my friends are doing right now?
10. Couldn't PBR actually stand for Polar Bear Racing?
11. Yard gnomes are worthless but are also a must for any yard!
12. If a person were to snorkel in a pool full of Hawaiian Punch, what kind of treasures would lie beneath?
13. Are scary movies these days actually for scaring people, or for people to make fun of?
14. Toothpicks are one of the greatest inventions ever!
15. Usually when aardvarks are unleashed into a room full of unnaturally speckled checker boards, you will see the spontaneous generation of obstacle courses designed specifically for Northern Pike...

That was a trip into the mind of me, Cody Petersen. Hope you enjoyed your journey. See you in the next installment of...Random Thoughts...

Monday, July 20, 2009

And so it begins...

My first blog...

Not going to lie, I'm pretty excited about this. I have tried keeping journals or recording the various events that are happening in my life, but never had the motivation to write things down freehand. So for my first blog I'm going to give some major props to technology!

Welcome to the information age people! We have been blessed (or cursed as some might think) to have a plethora of technological advances right at our fingertips. From laptop computers to MP3 players to cell phones to Facebook, it has never been easier to keep in touch with your many loved ones. I must admit that without any of these things, my life would be much different.

For starters, I probably wouldn't have landed this great internship and would still be torn between two different majors at school. I would have missed seeing my niece and nephews grow up. I probably wouldn't communicate at all with my immediate family, because I rarely find time to call them as it is. (sorry mom) I wouldn't be able to talk to many of my closest friends. I would miss out on the infinite resources that the internet has for youth ministers. I would pretty much die in class, as I HATE taking notes on anything other than my laptop. (I am much faster at typing than writing) And I would never have been able to start this blog.

Thinking of how different my WHOLE LIFE would be without technology really makes me thankful for the things that God has provided and the way that He has working in my life. I want to encourage you to think about the ways that God has blessed you and thank Him. Often times I find myself taking for granted the little things that God does in my the everyday usage of technology. I am so thankful for the technology that we have today and for the many ways that it allows me to keep in touch with the people I love!