High Five Awareness

You can’t make proper high five contact, you can’t make a 10 foot putt, it’s science.

You guys, we need to talk about something terrible I have noticed over the past few months. No, not the fact that the Bird Flu might go viral in real life, something much worse.

The horrifying thing I am thinking of is how bad we seem to be becoming at simple high fives. You know how it happens, it starts with poor high five technique, then you start missing lay ups, then people get angry.

From there it escalates to where missed high fives turn into missed hand shakes and everyone’s hand eye coordination goes blurry as we struggle to cope.

When high fives get missed, someone might take a slap to the head, or a fist bump to the nose, it could be anything and you know what blows to the head mean….concussions! Becoming concussed is one of the biggest concerns for athletes today. We need to protect the high five to eliminate the worry of concussions.

This small miss could have been a concussion, we all know how serious sports are taking concussions lately.

We’ve seen it a lot in golf this year, how is a sport where hand eye coordination is so important also so difficult to connect on a high five. Maybe it is because they grew up playing the game and keeping quiet, maybe we need to let golfers have more fun as they clearly don’t know how to high five.

And, we all know that if you can’t high five properly it then becomes difficult connect on a hand shake as well. You get confused and don’t know what hand to grab and when.

Evidence that if you can’t high five, hand shaking becomes difficult.

In Game 2 of the NBA finals we see Chris Bosh and Ronny Turiaf have a failed high five (see below) that could have been avoided with some simple communication. Turiaf starts with the palm out and up waiting for the five spot from Bosh. Bosh goes for the attempt too slow and Turiaf gets impatient. He switches to the high five, but it’s too late and things become a dangerous moment of hands swinging at nothing in the air. All could have been saved with someone saying “High Five!”

Communication could have saved this interaction.

Now, I am not here to fix this problem that is becoming more and more wide spread each day. I can only make you aware of what is happening.

Please watch the following video to help you with your high five etiquette and technique. And spread the word, because sharing is caring and awareness makes for careness… or something like that.



Coffee: yay or nay?

So I am drinking a cup of coffee this morning for the 1st time since who knows when, maybe college, when my boss tried to make me a coffee drinker.

Having this cup of grossness brought the following questions to my mind.

Why do people drink this nasty drink?

How do I hold the mug? (seriously, I have no idea.)

How much sugary stuff do I put in?

Do I look cool with my moose mug I picked out?

Will I become addicted now?

Oh no, this isn’t too bad, will you please quit drinking this?

Anywho, that is how my morning has started out. Are you a coffee drinker? Please answer the following poll. If you are a coffee connoisseur please leave us some tips in the comments. If you can spell connoisseur without having to look it up that is good for you.

Ordinary Everyday Activities

Time to tell how I do ordinary everyday activities.

Today’s Topic

The Dishes
We live in Seminary housing so we do not have a dishwasher……well, I do not, Miriam does. I go old school on dishes and wash by hand. It is pretty simple, just use the brush and dish soap and wash that nasty off there. Ok…fun post right…you can pretty much be done reading now….or continue on if you want more pointless rambling on uninteresting activities.
I am not a fan of doing the dishes, but I will say this humbly….I am a machine at them after a little over 2 years. Each day while Miriam and I are preparing dinner I am in there washing dishes as we cook. The more I can do before we eat the less I have to do later. I wash with speed and precision, and if you dare be a dish that touched raw meat or chicken you better look out. You are about to get rinsed on by others, washed, rewashed, rewashed, and dominated by me, because I am not getting no salmonella.
But what happens every time we do the dishes…..I finish up feel good about what I just accomplished, but when I turn around….there are always more on the stove, ALWAYS! It is the most frustrating feeling in the world. 
Being in Seminary housing we have limited (bolded for emphasis! said for extra emphasis) counter space. I don’t know if you read that last sentence….our counter space is very limited. I say this because if you set a dish on the small counter by the sink…it will be washed by me. It is a solid source of frustration as I often wash something still in use because it got set on my pre-wash counter. Don’t you dare set something there….it will be washed.
Welp….there you have it…that is how dishes are done. Wasn’t that fun (unintentional rhyme)? Don’t shoot me with a gun (intentional). I hope my team won (unnecessary).