Friday, July 27, 2012

Church Shopping

I have been church shopping since last October...Someone asked me why I hadn't found a church yet and I decided to blog it just to get others input etc. This list jsut reflects sentimental reasons and doesn't even begin to touch the issue of proper theology.

1)Pretty much every church I've walked into, waited around in the lobby for a bit(greater than 10 minutes), sat down, and walked out without one person other than the occasional door greater talking to me. The church is suppose to be a fellowship of believers and I have not sensed said fellowship in quite some time.

2)Looking around I see almost NO ONE my age. I want to be able to fellowship with people my age in a meaningful way. Its quite disappointing to see no one my age there.

3)The feeling of wasting my sunday morning. Honestly when i go to a church i hope it to be a good one. I've done research, visited the website, and deemed it a possibility(almost like trying to date ^.^) When that church doesn't live up to my expectations I frankly get even more depressed. No bueno

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Today i started a 90 day  body building/muscle gaining workout called body beast. Operation Still trying to get a 6 pack is in affect.

Monday, July 9, 2012


I am soo soo so excited. Tomorrow is the release of Young Man Follow by Future of Forestry. But that's not all. Also, being released is Cold Hard Want by House of Heroes. These bands are pure awesomesauce and have their own styles.

The End is not the End by House of Heroes is possible the greatest CD ever and the Travel EP's from Future of Forestry are a rich an elegant parade of awesomeness for your ears. Your ears will love you for listening to these two bands.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

new pick up line

Planning to ask a girl out? Slip her a note that says the following:

Want to go on a date? Yes = Smile. No = back flip.

it works every time...unless you ask a gymnast...never ask a gymnast.

Saturday, June 30, 2012


I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooo excited. I'm going to have vistors at my house today. Specifically my super duper awesome friend Lindsey and her boyfriend brendan. They are two steps of awesome. I went to college with lindsey and she lives in Florida so this is an extra special treat! Fun FUN FUN!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Things you Learn

Things you learn randomly: Duck brand duct tape is, in fact, not used for air ducts, but rather a very competitive sport in the Netherlands wherein the goal is to capture and subdue, with the tape, a wild duck. This is accomplished by running with tape and a long pole towards a duck. When the duck starts to fly, one simply pole-vaults into the air and must capture and tape the duck's legs and beak before landing.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


These musings are the sole property of the brain of Michael Harper. They do reflect how scatterbrained he is. This post is not copied right from wikipedia and may be used without the expressed written consent of the National Football League

  • I went blackberry picking recently and made some delicious jam. 
  • I recently got a chance to play walmart tag. You don't know what walmart tag is? Only one of the greatest games ever. Two people start off with an item(say a candy bar) and have to place it in a different section of walmart whilst picking up another item from that section(so place candy bar in toy section and pick up GI Joe figurine). You continue this until you have switched ten items. Once you retrieve the last item you return back to the starting point and give your last item to your opponent. First person to place all items back in their correct position and get back to the candy bar stand wins! Obstacles include hurdling small children, pesky employees who place items back in their original position, and security guards who think you look really suspicious. Needless to say, I won. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Camp Stories

I use to counsel at an inner city camp called camp hope haven(run by the union mission). There are soooo many stories i could tell that would make some one laugh: the invention of shafer sphere, camp skits, camp songs....really an amazingly fun time.

One week we had a camper come up to us(the junior counselors) and ask us where Bobby was. None of the counselors knew who Bobby was so we started scouring the campus for any one named bobby. Panic set in as we feared that a camper had been lost. Finally, we found the senior counselor for that camper and he informed us that Bobby was actually an imaginary friend. For the rest of the summer, any thing that went wrong and/or missing was blamed on Bobby. At the end of the year camp fire we had a testimonial/story sharing time. One person threw there walking stick into the camp fire to as it was starting to die. Rob(head of activities) then goes "i know something else we can throw in the fire! Bobby!" while mimicking placing someone in the fire. Everyone laughed.

I still like to blame stuff on bobby....or sean . It is always Sean's fault.

Monday, June 18, 2012

you too! Take Luck!

I'm not going to pretend I came up with the saying of this title.Its solely the pure brilliance of Brian Regan. But in case  you don't get it or you haven't heard it before *cough* Meghan *cough* here is something for you to watch :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day

Today marks one of my favorite days of the calender. Why? I love going up to random people and wishing them happy fathers day! the reactions are priceless.

Me: "happy fathers day"
Cute girl at the gym: O.o um...i'm not a father.
Me: "oh you should work on that. I hear fathers are awesome"

Friday, June 15, 2012

new pickup line

I like to pride myself on the ability to say/attempt and pick up line with a straight face. My friend Erin told me a story of a line i'm going to have to use in the future. Erin is currently working at Chic-fil-a and a guys comes up to the counter.

Guy: I'll have 2 number 1's and I don't see your number on the menu but I'll take that too.

Erin: Sorry we don't sell that here.

I thought the line was UH-MAZING! but Erin's reply was sooo much better. She is the super hero of witty turn downs.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Check ..Check.. Check it out

So one of my very good friends is out of the states and i made a promise to blog all the fun that happened too me.I'm not sure this is even possible but I'm going to do my best. Yesterday I got a new phone so I could keep my unlimited plan. I got the Droid Razr MAXX so that I could be cool and act like a total boss. It has a huge size of my palm display. When Jess saw it she asked why i didn't just buy an ipad and then use skype to talk. I imagine I would totally get all the ladies walking around holding an ipad up against my face whilst smooth talking them over skype lol. Keeping this first post short because i'm not sure how much awesome i want to share here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I'm on week 9 of p90x and doing really good. I miss workouts here and there but I've been sticking to it pretty well and seeing decent results. I'm definitely in better shape but I would say I'm ripped. I bought some powerblocks last night so that I can up my weight on a lot of my workouts. Also, My birfday is a week away. I'm I'm I'm so excited

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

week 5 update

I'm on week 5 of p90x and still chugging a long. did back & biceps last night and my arms are mucho sore.

On February 17 I'm going to see RED, TFK, and Manafest at the National.

Not a lot to update on any other front. February still has my least favorite holiday and I'm ready for March(MY BIRTHDAY!)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

p90x log

did day 3 yesterday...did not do the super set..used my 15 lb weights for most the workouts. Still trying to figure out the best way to use the bands to get that resistance...I'm not as sore today as i thought i would/should be. That might be might also mean I'm not pushing hard enough. Today I get to do an hour and a half of yogaX...this should be interesting. lol

Monday, January 9, 2012

p90x log

I'll be updating this occasionally with a log of how I am doing. Not sure if i should do multiple posts.

Today will be day 3 of week 1...tbh I've never attempted this exercise in all my attempts at p90x...I'm always so sore and'm still sore but i will do the exercise.

right now: 5 foot 11 inches @ 190lbs. Lots of stomach fat + no upper body strength.