…in case you were wondering.


Blue’s Band
January 18, 2007, 7:43 pm
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And The Award Goes To…
January 17, 2007, 8:28 pm
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I watched about fifteen minutes of the Golden Globes the other night. Sometimes my wife and I like to watch these things just long enough to get our sarcastic, making fun of celebrity, fix and then move on to other things.

In the fifteen minutes I watched, the award for “Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television” was being given away.

The camera scanned the room showing the four or five women that were about to win something to solidify their career, announce that they had officially “arrived” in the “made for T.V. Movie” world. All of those hard earned nights memorizing lines, and spending money to look perfect would finally pay off. I don’t remember the first three or four actresses announced, but then the camera stopped on a woman holding a half empty glass of champagne, and wearing a dress that cost more than most peoples cars. She was smiling, obviously so proud of her achievements. After all Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were at the table directly behind her.

The announcer said her name. “Sophie Okonedo – Tsunami, The Aftermath”.

Everyone clapped.

I don’t even know if she won, but I couldn’t help but think of how difficult it must have been for her to have to pretend to have her life completely devastated by a seemingly unfair act of God. What a struggle to make believe that her house was torn apart by a wave the size of a skyscraper and her family lost. I’m glad we pay such high regard for people willing to do this sort of job. How else could we see the pain and suffering in the world if it wasn’t for high priced celebrities pretending to be them? Clearly, these awards are well earned and well deserved.



It’s Better Than Hell
January 15, 2007, 4:36 pm
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We had to wake up around 6:15 AM to shuttle to the airport to wait in line to drop off bags, so we could wait in line with our shoes off, to walk through radio active, possibly life shortening, metal detector things, to get to a gate, to shuttle to a different, temporary terminal building, to wait for a late flight, so we could wait in line to board a plane to sit down, only then to be asked to get off the plane, to wait in the temporary terminal building again for a different, unscheduled flight home. But from what I learned this week, it’s better than Hell.



From New York City
January 15, 2007, 1:20 am
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We have had a great day today. Woke up near JFK Airport and cabbed in to Manhattan. Shaun spoke at two church services this morning and we had the afternoon off. We walked an unbelievable amount, saw MacMecca,, went to the bathroom in Trump Towers, ate at an authentic New York Subway and ended up here for the last of the three services today. Two days, six states, three church services and fifty-seven blocks later, we are still alive, and headed home. Memphis on Tuesday.



The Top Of The Mountain
January 14, 2007, 8:36 pm
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We have been to the top of the mountain. And it is good. (But mostly bad with no money.)



Blades Of Glory
January 14, 2007, 1:00 am
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(HT:JB)



Six States… One Day
January 13, 2007, 11:25 pm
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Nashville to Baltimore to Providence to Sturbridge thru Connecticut to New York to bed.