Today is Friday the 13th. Many people consider the number 13 to be unlucky. Not bakers. 13 is considered a baker’s dozen. The Brooklyn Bagel Bakery was opened in 1953 by Seymour Friedman. Interesting.
On Twitter, today is considered #followfriday. Jesus said “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” If you and two other men wanted to go fishing, you’d hop in a 16′ fishing boat. Also Interesting.
16 multiplied by 1953 is 31248. March 12th, 1948 is James Taylor’s birth date. March 12th, 1948 was ALSO a Friday. Interesting. And a little creepy…
1948 was a significant year, not only for James Taylor, but also for Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth, one of the greatest home run hitters in baseball history, died in 1948. Know who else is considered one of the greatest home run hitters in baseball history? With 41 more home runs than Babe Ruth, that would be Hammerin’ Hank Aaron. Hank Aaron wore the number 5. Friday is the 5th day of the work week. VERY Interesting.
And do you know what Hank Aaron and James Taylor have in common? Not much. But they do each share a name with Aaron Taylor, who JUST SO HAPPENS to be the New Hope Intern who is being blogged about today. On Friday. Coincidence? I think not…
Name: Aaron Taylor
Hometown: Christiansburg, VA
Place you wish was your Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Siblings: 3 – one brother, two sisters
Favorite Hobby: Just being outside
Favorite Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 11:6
Sum up your life in a movie line:
“Everything. OK! I’ll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max’s toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog… When my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out… But the worst thing I ever done – I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa – and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.” ~Chunk, Goonies (1985) … (seriously, you need to see the clip. This is amazing)
The GOOD Questions:
Do you have a “stupid human trick” that will one day make you famous? (i.e. double jointed, eyeballs that pop out of your skull, uncanny impersonation of Frank Sinatra, etc): No
Have you ever played Disc Golf? Yes, every chance I get. (good man)
Worst gift you’ve ever been given: Chonies that were too big (yikes)
Worst gift you’ve ever re-gifted: I’ve never re-gifted anything, I always find a place for something.
You, a rabbi and an Avenger walk into a bar. Pick the Avenger. Finish the joke.
I walk into a bar with Captain America and a Rabbi. I say “who put that bar there?”
The zombie apocalypse will happen tomorrow. What advice do you give to mankind? What hiding location do you NOT tell them about? What weapon would you use to defend yourself?
Hmmm, I don’t know; I’ll be busy killing zombies with a spiked club and cricket paddle along with a crossbow. (Sounds like someone has some awesome crossbow skills…)
Imagine for a second that the New Hope staff is the cast of Big Bang Theory. Who is Sheldon?
I’ve never seen Big Bang Theory.
Well, did I lie? Are these interns not the most amazing representation of creativity, wit and outstanding moral fiber? I don’t make this stuff up. As a church, I count us as blessed to have Alexa, Micah and Aaron for the summer. Many thanks to President Mike Larkin for loaning them out to us. Dare I say, I think we …*get ready for it* … hit a home run. Cue the inspirational music!