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Youth worker? bored?

So, in my time at the office I stumble across from time to time a combination of resources worth sharing (this is actually the first of such instances).  As a youth worker I find it my duty to create announcement slides that aren’t boring.  My thought process is that if they can laugh at the slide then they will remember what it said (don’t ask where the connection is drawn on this one). 

Today, while creating said slides, I remembered a sight recommended my Marko, president of Youth Specialties.  This site is called Speechable.  It is basically a site where you can add comic book-like speech bubbles to pictures on your computer. 

Now all I was in need of was a good picture or two.  That is where resource number two came in to play.  The beauty of Google is that you can type in what you are looking for and 9 times out of 10 you’ll find what you’re looking for from the get go.  There are also times when you don’t find what you’re looking for, but instead something much much better. 

What I went to Google initially looking for were the “vintage” pictures that seem to have become so popular like this.  What I found was something much better.  Old Pictures.  That’s right.  Old Pictures.com is the place you want to go for some grade A material.  Here are a couple of slides that I put together.  I didn’t take too much time on the wording so stop prejudging me. 

Hopefully you can get as much of a kick out of this as I did.  Enjoy.

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Lend me your opinions

One of the many hats I wear as the youth director at FUMC Euless is one of a vending machine manager.  That’s right.  How many TCU grads do you know of that can sport their own vending machine key?  Not many; that’s for sure. 

Anyway, I’ve tried my best to put stuff in the machine that people would actually like and would buy before it expires.  I’ve noticed that certain things sell better than others (people love Welch’s Fruit Snacks).  I’ve tried the healthy route (energy/nutrition bars) and the typical non-healthy traditional route (snickers & potato chips).  It is my observation thus far that people still like the traditional vending machine fare as opposed to the healthy route. 

So, if you wanted to buy something out of a vending machine what would you be most inclined to purchase?  Lend me your suggestions.  I’m due for a Sams’ Trip in the near future and will use what you tell me as an aid in my quest for the world’s best vending machine selection. 

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