Friday, May 11, 2007

Two things...

Okay, I am not posting a long entry today because I only have two things to say...

1. Did you know that the median age of the people in the US, according to the United States Census, is 36.4? Not that I noticed I have ANOTHER birthday coming up and I am ALREADY above that....

and

2. If you have never posted a comment on my blog, PLEASE READ the iPod entry and COMMENT. I'm desperate here....

Monday, May 07, 2007

Here's what's on my mind....


In two weeks, our youth group is giving away an iPod Nano. The kids have been bringing friends and getting their name in a drawing so they can win the Nano. My job, as of yesterday, thank you very much, is to find a creative way to pull off this drawing.
I know I could always do the old "put your hand in a box and pull out a name" trick. But, that's just so lame and boring and old-fashioned. I need something new, creative, techno-geek, iPod worthy... oh, and it can't involve any $ because my budget for this is nill... you know, youth group style.
So, any suggestions out there? Anything? We already mentioned one, which is pretty good. But, I don't want to settle for the first idea that comes my way.... it was this:
Have the person drawing stand under a ladder while someone (not me of course) dumps the names on his head and he grabs one out of the air while they fall.
I tried google... "creative drawings" gives me some list of well, you know, creative drawings!
So I tried "creative ways to do a drawing" and it's creative ways to teach drawing!
So I knew it was the word "drawing". thesauras.com gave me another word. "raffle"
Back to google. "Creative raffles" gives me creative raffle prizes...
Yeah, this isn't working.
So, I'm blogging.... you got any ideas?