July 28, 2009 by



Categories: fun, random stuff, What the heck was THAT?

Here’s a little puzzle for you to solve. (Yes, it’s THAT kind of a post.)

Can you guess why the number fifty is significant to me today?

A little help narrowing it down:

  • It’s not the number of posts I’ve written (shoot, I’m almost to ten times that many)
  • Today is not my birthday (not that old)
  • Nor my anniversary (puh-leaze)

So…any guesses?

(Immediate family, church family and mother of the blogger are not eligible for the prize–if there was one, that is. So don’t give it away.)

I’ll update later today with the answer….


And the answer is…as of this morning…
FIFTY is the number of pounds I have lost since January 1.

Whitey got the answer right. Actually, Angela did, too…but simply by sheer volume. (She made probably 20 guesses.)

Fifty pounds so far this year; 64 pounds total loss from my peak weight. Woo hoo!

Musician. Composer. Recovering perfectionist. Minister-in-transition. Lover of puns. Hijacker of rock song references. Questioner of the status quo. I'm not really a rebel. Just a sincere Christ-follower with a thirst for significance that gets me into trouble. My quest has taken me over the fence of institutional Christianity. Here are some of my random thoughts along the way. Read along, join in the conversation. Just be nice.

13 Responses to Fifty

  1. Angela

    Hmmmn. . .
    – You found $50 which you invested in a top 50 company which multiplied your investment 50 times over?
    – You've gone on 50 dates with your wife in the past 50 weeks?
    – You lost 50 lbs?
    – You've written 50 songs?
    – 50 days after getting your driver's license, you got pulled over for going 50 in a 45 zone, and the amount of your speeding ticket was $50?
    – Now people from all 50 states have visited and commented on your blog?

    I give up. What is it?

  2. Jeff McQ

    Nope. Try again. (House church people aren't supposed to care about numbers, anyway…) 🙂

    1) See note to Kari.
    2) I wish. Paypal, anyone?

    Busy, aren't we? Or perhaps not busy enough? So many guesses I almost forgot what this was about… 🙂

    Even so, here's a hint for you all…amid all Angela's guesses sits the correct answer. See if you can narrow it down.

  3. Erin

    Congratulations! That's fabulous Jeff and I should have known that one.

    I know how hard it is, considering I've only been able to lose 12 since March. The goal is 40, but at this rate it will take two years!

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