Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What To Wear...

Hmmmm... I decided I'd do another post on Frisbee before I do one of something else. ;)

That said, I'll share a story and a tip.
When I started playing Frisbee, I always had some sports clothes, some light ones, some dark ones... But there's one problem. We played at night! :) You can probably guess that one time I decided to wear all black... Stealth mode. Well, that game was one of the worst for me! I hardly ever got thrown to (I was a cherry-picker at the time), and when I went to guard people... Well let's just say they couldn't see me so I was always tripping over someone and falling into someone else. :)
Now, there's something to learn from this. Wear at least one light piece of clothing! you might have noticed that I wear white shorts to Frisbee every week. Now you know why I wear them. :)

Frisbeeman Jay

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homeschooling: The Vision

Hey guys, I'm sorry. I know this is supposed to be a "Frisbee Blog", but I get carried away easily. :) (that's why I put "Personal ramblings of a Frisbee guy" under the header) Plus it would get too boring if I only put Frisbee stuff up here.
Well, I like to think while I'm taking my shower... Some people sing (I do occasionally), but I like to take my time thinking. Well, in my last shower, I came up with some words describing why we homeschool. You may disagree with them, but this is the brief description I came up with. (btw, I'm not a parent, but I like thinking like one. Plus I'm laying out what I'll believe when I get there. :)

We homeschool to teach our children to learn and observe God's commandments, and to personally know the Lord Jesus Christ on an intimate level, to serve Him in our world through the unique abilities He has given us.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Obamacare, etc.

Well, on Sunday night, the democrats passed a bill that has bothered the American people since they first heard about it. The health care bill (AKA "Obamacare") is the bill I'm talking about.
And as people are watching it become a reality, some people don't know how far socialized health care goes. I probably don't know even half of it either, but here's a couple things that you might want to know about it.

1. Deficit and more taxes.
Think about how much it is going to cost tax-payers to fund everyone who wants healthcare. I heard (look it up for yourself, I might not be right) that it was going to be about $938,000,000,000. Wow. How can our government get away with that much spending?!

2. Waiting.
In countries that have socialized health care (Canada, Cuba...) there have always been complaints about the wating time.

3. Big daddy government.
How can anyone think that the government is the answer to most of our problems? Who started the government takeover of businesses? This is one of the things that the old Southerners of '61 were afraid of... Too much government control. That leads to the question, why does the government have to regulate everything that we do now? Why is the government's hand in our everyday lives? Like hunting - you have to get lisences, tags, go to hunter's saftey courses, and in some states get FOID cards. Plus you pay taxes on everything you buy to go hunting. That's just one example, we now have state tax, federal tax, income tax, property tax, sales tax, motor vehicle tax, and others! Where does the government get off thinking that they have a right to all of our money and freedom? I don't like big governments. And this one's out of control.

So that brings up another question. What can we do about it?

1. Pray.
The Bible says that we should be praying continually. Pray for those in authority over us.

2. Nullify the law. (call your representatives and senators)
there are several states right now who are suing the federal government for putting this overwhelming burden on their states. If they succeed, their states would be exempt from the health care bill. Now you might be asking - "Is this right? What about the verse in the Bible that says we should submit to every human institution, including kings and governors?" Well... This nation is a 'constitutional republic'. The highest law of the land is not the President, not Congress, not the Supreme Court... It is the constitution! I, for one, believe that the constitution didn't make provisions for nationalized health care for a reason.

3. Wait and Hope.
"And never forget that, until the day comes when God will deign reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!" ~The Count of Monte Cristo.

The passing of the bill might have some people scared of the government, but that's not how we should be acting. The Bible says - "Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." ~ Matthew 10:28

That's my personal rambling for the day.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's here! Frisbee 2010

Thanks everyone who came out last Friday... I know that I had a fun time.

If you didn't come last Friday, I hope you can make it soon! We're going to be playing every Friday until April 30th so far... We'll figure out the schedule as we get there.
I'm trying to figure out how to make a calendar on blogger, so if you know how to make one that you can put events on, let me know!

But yes, Frisbee is here. Take a deep breath. :) Fun.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The search is on!

Hey guys, if you didn't know already, you know now! I really like looking for good quotes... So, I'll put up a few on here for you guys, but then I'd really like to see you guys comment with some of YOUR favorite quotes. Fair enough? :)

Also, I'll leave the names of the people who said them out so that you can guess them.

Here goes.

1. "What one man can invent, another can discover."

The next two were said by people you wouldn't think said them.

2. "Any people whatever have a right to abolish the existing government and form a new one that suits them better."

3. "Tell them - tell the world that I only loved America."

And the super-long one... I actually like this one the best. :)

4. "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

And... Don't guess on this one... I have no clue who said it first.

5. "When a ball dreams, it dreams it's a Frisbee."

So, now it's your turn! Guess the people who said these, and give me your favorite quote.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Frisbee Trailer

Hey guys. I made this myself this afternoon. :) I like making movies... Here's my first one. Enjoy!

Post a comment and let me know if you liked it.


PS. It seems like it lost a little quality half-way through... I don't know how to fix it on Blogger, so, I guess I'll just have to be content with how it turned out. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

March Frisbee Tip

I thought of another tip. And since it's already March, I'll tell you what it is...

Practice, practice, and practice some more. There's a song that goes - "practice makes perfect. I guess if I practice, the better I'll be." And it rings true. You see, when you practice, you get used to the throwing/catching motions that you need to play Frisbee with, plus you expand your different catches and throws. I've practiced so much now that those motions are almost second nature to me. I still drop the Frisbee and make bad throws, but at least I can now tell HOW I messed up... Like what angle I threw the Frisbee at, or where my fingers needed to be to catch that throw I missed. I also mess up less than I used to.

And, if you're like me, it's a really good excuse to get outside and get some fresh air and talk with whoever you're playing catch with.

If you've read this far into my post... GO PLAY CATCH! :)

Frisbeeman Jay

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Question: Why does everyone like Ultimate Frisbee?

1. There aren't too many sports out there that everyone in your family can play. Everyone can play Frisbee. I've seen moms, dads, children, grandparents, you name it, playing Frisbee.

2. The Frisbee itself is one of the easiest things to throw. I've seen little kids quickly catch on to throwing it straight! It's just easy... Naturally.

3. I think some of it has to do with who you play with. If you're playing competitively and not for fun, people will notice and might even stay away. But if you're out there just for the fun of it, people will also notice that and I think they'll have more fun and come back.

4. Exercise! I need my exercise. :) This is just another excuse to do it.

5. Getting outside with some of your best friends is probably another reason... I really enjoy just sitting/playing/walking outside. Just smelling all that fresh air makes me feel good.

Well, if you like Frisbee for any other reasons, let me know! I might have to make another list. ;)

Now go outside and help yourself to some of God's fresh air. He makes it just for us!