This is a tip for those who might run where giant swarms of gnats sometimes loiter by the side of the road. This tip stems from a run on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, but I've encountered swarms of gnats in Virginia and Kentucky as well. After your run, always stop and look in a mirror before going into public. Otherwise, you might actually complete a transaction at the resort store and greet five people before realizing you have up to 15 gnats stuck to your face and neck.
We've all been there. We're looking at a site and keep refreshing to see if what we're looking for has been updated. But, often times our browsers will cache items on the page (especially images and Flash™ documents.) This enables faster page loads, and less data transfer, which is actually nice. However, if you're a web developer, or someone who checks the tips site a lot for comments, you want to know that the information you're viewing is perfectly accurate. And, you don't want to empty your cache every time you look at a site. So, here's what you do. To get a page to refresh, and not draw from a cache, simply put a good old-fashioned question mark (?) at the end of your URL, and hit "Enter."
1. camping chair - no matter what the weather, three days of sitting on lumpy grass or gravel or mulch or swampy marsh will be unpleasant
2. plastic tarp - a bevy of uses. Doubles as seating, shelter, superhero cape. Instant waterproofing for yourself and your belongings.
3. poncho - You're thinking, wouldn't a golf umbrella be better? No. Do not carry lightning rods to Ichthus. Plus, we all know that when it monsoons during the festival, the crowds will be wandering up and down that main drag, packed like sardines and as mournful as cattle. You'll poke someone's eye out and fifteen people will want to share the umbrella with you, so you'll all get wet.
Contrary to popular belief, it has actually been nice weather at Ichthus once or twice. Um, twice. '97 was pristine and 2003 was sunny enough that I promised myself I'd never, ever, ever go again. Cherish the memories. Stay warm if you go!
Jay, now we know what to get you for your birthday--you can match Sydney B in your stylin' rain gear.
Everyone will be relieved to note that the word "snow" has left Sunday's forecast. Never mind that there will still be a low of 31 on Saturday.
Those of you who didn't come out last night missed a great concert (Newsboys) and AWESOME weather. It was so beautiful last night!