Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nigel, this blog has been hijacked on your 27th birthday

It was a complicated process, but I have managed to break into Nigel's blog and hijack it today on his birthday. This is Nigel's brother Ted.

As you have seen in the post below Nigel made an ad for single Christian women without my knowledge or consent on my 30th birthday. Some things in that ad are accurate enough, e.g. “Ted is a huge, ripped individual,” but there are other things that I would have done a little differently, e.g. the picture of me eating a banana in the boat was taken at a time of particular flabbiness when my rippedness wasn't as obvious as it usually is.

Anyway, just five days later it's Nigel's birthday (Shirley-Anne's birthday as well was just ten days ago) and I decided that I would do the same for Nigel.

Nigel is much more modest than this, so I'm going to say what he could have said if he were much less modest than he is:

Single Christian young women, consider me your number one option.

  • I could win Canadian Idol easily—I have performed several number one hit singles at weddings, including “Strong as a Lion, Loyal as a Puppy Dog,” “Ain't No One Like Rizzo,” and “Hole in His Heart.”
  • I could have been a male supermodel.

  • I am the next Bill Gates or Donald Trump—as evidence of my entrepreneurial success look at my site

  • I could have been American president. (If only I wasn't Canadian.)

A prayer for Nigel

It would also be nice to end with a prayer for Nigel.

Heavenly Father, Thank you for what you have done through and in Nigel in the past year. Thank you for how you blessed his time with George Verwer so much, and we thank you again for the desire that Nigel had in the first place to take that opportunity of a lifetime to learn and to have an effect on so many people. Thank you for how he invests in people so heavily. Thank you for giving him so many talents. Thank you for your help in his business. Thank you for bringing him through the disappointments and also the joys of the past year. Thank you for how you are using him back in Toronto. Bless him in every way, and help him to keep living to glorify you. In the name of the Lord Jesus we pray, Amen.

Happy Birthday Nigel!

ar TORONTO, CANADA | 2023+



27 Sat (1) 11am Commencement speaker at R. University, (2) ~3pm+ time w/ V/AR+
29 Mon (1) 9:30am VT prayer, (2) 3pm mtg DerCh - Mississauga
30 Tue (1) 10am ph call (AA), (2) 5:30pm video mtg (IsTan), (3) 8pm neighbourhood prayer mtg

1 Thu (1) 11:30am Zoom mtg (LM), (2) 4pm mtg (VS,KBr)
2 Fri (1) 10:30am ph call (PVDW; SL w/ boys; ~J working)
3 Sat SL w/ boys and MG
5 Mon (1) 9:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 2pm Europe call, (3) 5pm mtg/walk (YM)
6 Tue (1) 11:30am lunch (GD) - St. Jacobs, (2) 4pm mtg (AF) - Cambridge, (3) 7:30pm worship night
9 Fri ~J's b'day
10 Sat North Bay trip
13 Tue 11am mtg (DAy) (~J school trip w/ ~Co | text BD)
14 Wed 9:30am time w/ BD
15 Thu 4:30pm video mtg (Paul T.)
16 Fri (1) 9am video med appt, (2) 15-km run (Prayer Journey "warm-up")
17 Sat Prayer Journey (my own: 50km GTA bike-ride; Jessie's: 5KM) and speaking at GTA after-party
23-25 Fri-Sat poss. SL
26 Mon 2pm Europe monthly call
29 ... July 7 Thu-Fri poss. holiday in Arkansas

... 7 Thu-Fri poss. holiday in Arkansas
~8-17 SA+ in Toronto; P/H Bell likely visiting too
15 Sat aft+ baptism (Saj; NaB may be coming)
17-21 Mon-Fri Kids Kapers camp
24 Mon 2:45pm med. appt
26 Wed (1) 11am video mtg (SM), (2) 3pm Zoom mtg (SMa,SB), (3) 7pm ~J speaking at Greenhouse/Zoe - UofT downtown
27 Thu 10am video MVT board mtg
31 Mon 3:05pm med. appt
July/Aug CCWM board mtg / AGM

2 Wed 11am video mtg (SM+)
6-12 Sun-Fri Cottage w/ O/DN+ and UB/AC - Windermere; plus Muskoka
19 Sat poss. ~J fam beach day - Brighton area
25-29 Fri-Tue MoveIn staff retreat - southern Ontario

Sep 21 Thu - MVT board mtg
Sep 23 Sat poss. date of GV memorial
Sep 24 Sun ~Ch's b'day
Sep ~26-28 Poss. time in Lushnjë, Albania
Sep 29 - Oct 6 MoveIn Europe Conference+ - Durrës, Albania
Oct 21 Sat poss./unlikely date of GV memorial
Oct 21-27 Dollar-a-Day week
Early Nov Poss. fundraising event - Niagara
Nov-Jan Poss. time in India - Goa; Philippines - Manila+; Indonesia - Jakarta/Bali; LA/San Diego