Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stupid Human Tricks

Out at the land today, Stu Hodges (Lead Pastor @ WEC) and I noticed that our retention pond was frozen over. To set the scene, this pond is so big we had to put wave barriers in the pond, you can see one in the background. My first impression, the ice was thin. When Stu tossed a stick out onto the ice, it reassured me a bit. Our curiosity piqued, we decided to check it out.

How cool would it be to "walk on water", albeit in it's frozen form, at our new building. Putting one foot on and testing it with a little weight, there was minor cracking, but that could just be the ice settling. My courage increasing, I shifted my weight fully onto the ice. Spiderwebs ran out in all directions, and an eerie moaning beckoned me to the deep. At this point, Stu was laughing full on.

I may not be able to walk on water, but according to Stu, I may be able to walk on air, because of how high I jumped when everything started to fall apart underneath me.

Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always with the noblest motives.
~Oscar Wilde


BluNBlond said...

sometimes I wonder if I work with little boys! how come you didn't make Stu try? :)

Daniel said...

Noble motives huh? Just keep saying that to yourself. Yah, noble.

Brian Miller said...

Let's face do work with boys trapped in men's bodies.

Dot-Com said...

What a sight it must have been *lol*

jake (to the) holla said...

hahaha that was fun to visualize mentally. i tried that once with a frozen pond, except we tested it first by chucking a cinder block up in the air...... and when it came crashing down, only to bounce off the ice... i was verrrry assured that the ice would hold

carbaby said...

I am laughing but crying because I wish I was there you know I love a good fall.