Sunday, September 30, 2007

Catalyst 2007

This Tuesday afternoon I'm hopping on a plane headed to Atlanta for the Catalyst Conference 2007. It's what they title, a "next generation" leadership conference and I've been really looking forward to this for some time.

There will be some great speakers and general sessions to can go here to check that part out. They offer a variety of workshops to attend as well...the one that I'm going to is being led my Mark Batterson...I read his book, "In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day" back in April...a really good read focusing on one verse taken from 1 Samuel.

Again, there's a host of other speakes that I'm really looking forward to hearing...I think I'm just looking forward to some spiritual renewal...I need that, more than often and sometimes just getting away and out of a routine helps with that "freshness"...and not having any responsibility other than just listening...oooh that sounds real nice!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

CSI is back!

Whewww...after a long summer break from CSI's, it's back! Officially it was back on Monday with CSI:Miami.

You have to understand, I'm a CSI junkie...I don't have a lot of shows that I follow, I mean really follow...I am a fan of all three of them. I blogged about this sometime ago, but all three are so alike in some ways and then really diverse. They all have a “lead” man…Grissom, Mac and Horatio…of course they are investigating ‘crime’ (duh, that’s the idea!)

Monday night kicked off the new season with Miami…got to say, not my favorite…kinda thought it STUNK! Last night was New York…HOME RUN show…really done well and they even added a little something extra that could play out the entire season.

Tonight it the original CSI…Vegas. They left a huge cliffhanger for you to ponder on throughout the summer…and that will come to a close tonight. So we’ll see if they can top New York.

Of the three lead men…I’m a Mac Taylor fan. I’ve always been a fan of Gary Sinise…you know Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump??

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sign spinners

Have you seen these guys? Usually out on the corner somewhere of some busy thoroughfare...of course holding a "sign" advertising a business (fast-food, car dealerships, etc.)

We've got a spinner not to far down from the church who advertises for Little Caesars...and this guy is pretty good. He always has his ipod in his ears, a good pair of gloves (the look like winter ones) and of course his sign. He dances as he flips the sign and it's really a sight to see...and I think it definitely draws attention...and the guy looks like he's having fun!

I wonder if we need to have someone advertising like that in front of the would definitely be innovative. Can you picture a group of deacons in shorts and tee shirts, with winter gloves on, with ipods in their ears out spinning a sign, promoting the church? I can see it!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Broken arm / Green Cast

Last week our son Bryan came home from a friends house all wrapped up in a sling. Apparently they had been skateboarding and Bryan fell...last Friday it was verified that B had broken his arm in two places. He's sporting a rather cool looking lime green cast (I'll post a pic later) and will be wearing it for just a few weeks.

Dang, he's a trooper...this is nothing compared to all that he's went through last year and I think that's helped in deal with this. By the way Bryan's last surgery was back in June...they took "the tube" out and he's been like a new kid since. We get very excited when he...poops! Sorta brings back memories when he was two!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Just so you know...

Great game on Saturday night...yes, I wish it was a better turnout. But just so you know...I'm not a bandwagon fan of the Cards, always have been and always will be. You cut me open...I'll bleed red! Some of the UK fans were in such an uproar whenever Coach Brooks made a play they didn't like or the outcome wasn't the wonder Tubby left for Minnesota.

What stunk last night (other than Louisville's defense) were some of the UK fans...I would venture to say they borderlined STUPIDITY and just plain notice I said "some" of the fans not all. The walk from the stadium to our car was like walking through a gauntlet of sorts. Little kids, big kids reminding me of who won the game as I was proudly wearing my Louisville jersey. As if I didn't know...I simply just said "what a game" to them and waited for a response back...they didn't know how to respond because I had defused the conversation. I think I was "flipped off" (you know the finger!) like a dozen times by, once again, obnoxious UK fans.

I know Cardinal fans aren't innocent of this kind of taunting...there are a few nutty fans there to. But I will say this...I was at the game last year when the Cards won at Pappa Johns stadium over the cats and from what I saw the Cardinal fans had some class about them...even with a victory!

Good game to all the cat fans...maybe this means we'll win the basketball game!

Friday, September 14, 2007

college football

Since the first weekend of the college football season...I've been loving it! I went to the EKU/UK game two weeks ago, and although the Colonels got thumped...the atmosphere was great.

Tomorrow night is the big UL/UK game and I am stoked. A buddy of mine has PREMO tickets (50 yard line, lower level)...the only problem is that we'll be in a sea of blue and we'll be decked out in red.

The Cards have them beat's their defense that's suspect! Ought to be a good game...I'm hoping the Cards roll on top of the kitty cats...that would make my day!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Blogging block

Just not in the mood to blog...

Monday, September 03, 2007

thou shalt not labor

I love labor day...I like these Monday holidays a lot. Today we are having some good friends over for a mom from the Ville is coming as well.

My mom retired back in January of this year and she seems to be loving every minute of it. She's in the process of selling her house and moving into a new place along with my sister and her family.

I really love my family...when you break it all down, that is what really matters the most. I value my family and my time with my family...if you ask my opinion, one of the reasons our world is so out of WHACK today...the breakdown of the family.

Oh yea, I've entered into the Facebook arena of the world. It's been a great way to connect with people...I even had someone send me a message asking if we went to elementary school together! Crazy can go here to check out my Facebook.