Monday, August 21, 2006

Get your Fash'On

Some people find it difficult to fashionably "pull-off" the
eighties fanny pack. Maybe it's not that the fanny pack
is out of style...maybe people have been trying to wear
it too low. When stepping out with your fanny pack...
make sure that it is cinched around the smallest part
of your waist...as not to accidentally slip off.



22 comments:

ToyHelen said...

yeah, nothing is worse than a FAT person with a fanny pack on.... cute dog!!!!

SkyWriting said...

i know this is wierd, but he legs look unshaven, and that also grosses me out.

Jon and Becky said...

Hey at least she is out walking. Let's not be mean.

Roywife said...

Hey, I've been to 3 major parks in August, and have I got the pictures of style to prove it! I just can't bring myself to post them... yet.

Oh yeah, I actually wore my fanny pack from the Varsity 1986 ski trip while biking on Saturday. There, I can admit it in front of this whole blog community. It looked really good with my leg warmers. :-)

Anonymous said...

So what's your point ??????????

You can carry lots of junk in one of those. We had planned to get some new ones for our fall vacation but now we are thinking maybe we should not. What is the verdict? We don't want to embarass our fash On concious family. But then we will not be around the family while we are on vacation.
Will we look like tourists if we wear them? - Hillengrands

Anonymous said...

never seen a dog walking a dog...cool pic!

hillenblogshappywife said...

that was mean!

Anonymous said...

wow... She is special to me! Did you spend as much time getting to know her and sharing my life with her as you did taking her picture, posting it, and making fun of her? -JC

Anonymous said...

jc?...since when did joe cool start reading the blogs?

Hillenblog said...

I thought to myself...WWJD...and I determined that he would not post anonymous comments on a blog.

It must be an imposter...

Anonymous said...

your mom!

Anonymous said...

So. let me see if I got this right. If someone tries to hold you accountable for something...
mock them? Because you are a leader, that is a completely fair question which you should be proud to outwardly answer. --- So, that same day, how much time DID you spend with this womans creator?
This "fish bowl" of a web site reveals more about your life than you may realize.
BTW - I have never commented on this site before. I am another curious onlooker.

SkyWriting said...

allow me to share some wisdom i recently gleaned...if and when you have a problem with someone, you should deal with it in private. the blogs are not a public forum in which we post our problems with eachother. the picture was obviously meant in harmless and clean fun. fanny packs are funny.

Hillenblog said...

Dear Curious Onlooker,

It is true that this blog creates a rather "fish bowl" into me and my families life. One, that on occasion, has made me (when I see it on here) re-think what it is that I say or do...

I'm not sure that I realised that your comment, penned as J.C., was an attempt to "hold me accountable"...in fact, I read it as an attempt at humor on your part.

If your goal is to "hold me accountable" as a "Leader" ...I welcome your thoughts...however I cannot seriously consider your comments if you intend to remain anonymous. If you don't think that your public comments and challenge of my spiritual condition are worthy of your name, (which I think is a fair question, one that you should be proud to outwardly answer...after all, a good name is better to be had than great riches...etc) then I do not think that your questions are worthy of an answer.

You have heard the saying about "People that live in glass houses..." I live in a glass house, that is open to comments from the rest of the world. You live in the shadow and bravado of anonomity.

If you would like to continue this discussion...Step out of the shadows... identify yourself and we can have a dialogue. (My email adress is hillenblog@gmail.com)

If not...feel free to continue lurking here...just know that your comments will be given the creedence and consideration that we can only assume that you feel you deserve...(by not signing your name).

Which is none.

--Hillenblog

Anonymous said...

I am not "JC". I don't have any idea who "JC" is and I adressed it publicly because I arrived here through your church's very public website. I think the original post had humorous merit. It took a turn towards the end. I'm sure you agree, we must be very careful how we answer questions of integrity and accountability. And remember, my identity and credibility are not on trial here. If I spoke truth, or if "JC" did, then truth can stand on its own merit--no matter who the messenger is. Because of the means by which I arrived at this blog...
I could be anyone.

Hillenblog said...

If your not going to identify yourself...then lets at least make this fun.

Let me know if I am getting close.

You are from New Jersey...Maybe a student at (Princeton)...or an employee of McGraw-Hill Publishing Company?

on a scale of 1-10...how close am I?

Anonymous said...

what does "jc" stand for?

julius caesar? joe cool? johnny cash?

surely someone would refer to the Lord by using His initials

almost as repulsive as "the man upstairs!

Chrissy said...

You know what. If you all had seen her walking down the road you would have laughed.

Anonymous said...

Impressive technical prowess. You either know who I am now--or you don't yet know that I work for mhhe. So now that you know me, does it matter? Because you know that my wife and I love your fam, adore your kids and have tried to minister to them, does it make a difference? Because I know you and the testimony of your family, you know that I know your heart---towards this lady and towards accountability. But I'm not the "JC" poster person. So maybe somebody doesn't know your identity and your testimony. And how many people could, at three clicks from our church's website, get a bad impression of you, our church, and even Christ. So, yeah, I get your point. Identity matters---especially when our true identity is in Christ. I love you and your fam. I hope I didn't hurt anybody. I just want all of us (myself included) to think.

Anonymous said...

wow all this trouble from a fanny pack....

Hillenblog said...

To the Blogging Community at large & the (not so Anonymous) Anonymous commenter that has rightfully taken me to task for the content here.

First...although I did think this particular fanny pack was a bit funny, that does not discount this person and her eternal situation and whatever I may or may not have done to effect it.

Second...although I did not realize it...and it was un-intentional, Hillenblog was a short two clicks away from the Church's website. Your point is well taken, that anyone (including this woman) could pop on the the Church website...and hop on over here and see myself, and some named and unnamed others making fun of her. Not the impression that we would necessarily want attributed to ourselves...but especially not our Church or our Lord.

Thirdly...Penning a comment in the name of "J.C." is in poor taste and is over the line...to say the least.

Fourth...Name calling, especially anonymous name calling is childlike...and not funny...and is not needed here.

lastly...I would like to thank the person that took exception to the goings on here...not only were you correct...but you were then big enough to come forward and confront my actions and words in person. Proverbs 27:17 says "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." and I appreciate you taking the time to hone on me a bit.
You and your family had been a huge blessing to me and my family...and kids...and I respect the manner in which you have handled this situation.

Finally: I have elected not to delete this entire post but to make it a reminder to all of us in the blogs...I have however un-connected my Blog...and the Church's website, so any content here currently or in the future may not reflect poorly on the church. I have re-cropped the photo as to not make the identity of this person obvious, and I am happy to proclaim this post closed. Happy Blogging.

K1 said...

Fanny packs... handy for chicks on crutches!