Instead of watching a movie… I did this

if-i-had-a-british-accent-id-never-shut-up-7Do you ever have those days where you say to yourself, “I think it’s time we show ah face at the local theatah.” Obviously you’d have a British accent, right? Sunday was one of those days because my fantasy team was tanking. Plus, Sunday Night Football was the Cowboys versus the Saints #whodatwhocares.

But the more I thought about it, the idea of sitting in a theater for 2 hours had the appeal of throwing a Mary Kay party so I came up with a plan.

Instead of going to the theater, I made a list of all the things I could do in the time I would’ve been away from home. Without further explanation, here is what I accomplished in exactly 3 hours:

41NQG0-cVPL._SY344_BO1204203200_♦ Fed my dogs
♦ did 105 push ups
♦ 1 load of laundry
♦ Wrote and posted this blog
♦ 1 phone call to my friend Travis in Florida
♦ Fed 2 other dogs staying with me, thanks to
♦ Worked on editing a documentary trailer
♦ Read more of Scary Close by Donald Miller
♦ Made 2 delicious vegetarian grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner

All in all, I’m very happy with my decision to not go to the movies. And I have nothing against Mary Kay… its just, no.

-Out of the Wilderness

6 Best “Can’t Feel My Face” Parodies or Performances

By now you’ve heard the hit song by The Weeknd(not a misspelling), it’s Can’t Feel My Face. But have you seen these clever renditions of the song?

My favorite is this one, featuring President Barack Obama:

Then there are a couple from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, first one features Tom Cruise:

and the next features Black Simon & Garfunkle:

Then, getting to actual parodies, there’s the one from the dentist’s office:

The next is a mom celebrating her son returning to school:

And then a literal take on the song:

And if you haven’t seen the real video, check it out here:

Which is your favorite? Make your voice heard in the comments below!

-Out of the Wilderness

What exactly is this road sign?

I’m sure we’ve all seen this road sign. I know it means “construction zone” so drivers should be careful. I can also see it’s a man holding “a shovel” but for the life of me I can’t make sense of the image. Does anyone actually have a shovel that looks like this one? What am I missing here?
NM_TM114A wikipedia page offers some suggestions. It may be a guy shoveling a pile of dirt, or lifting something out of a hole. Unless the designer comments on this post, I suppose I’ll never really know.

-Out of the Wilderness

My dad used to drink and drive

dont-drink-and-drive-sign-k-8676When I was a little kid, I often saw commercials that said, “Don’t drink and drive,” and then I’d see my dad drinking while he was driving. It was usually on long trips to visit family in Florida that I remember this happening. And with 4 rowdy kids in the back with no batteries in their Gameboys, could you really blame him?

But before I get in trouble with my dad, I’ll make it crystal clear for you; he didn’t drink alcohol while he was driving. It was usually coffee or ice water. But all I remember from those TV ads is the warning, and so I thought my dad was breaking the law every time we had a family vacation.

I should’ve spoken up. You know, so I wasn’t aiding and abetting a felon! But then I’d find batteries between the crack in my seat and start playing Tetris.

-Out of the Wilderness