…in case you were wondering.

Hypothetically Of Course
April 24, 2007, 1:18 pm
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So… let’s pretend there is this guy. We’ll call him “Barney”. Let’s pretend “Barney” is supposed to leave for a hypothetical cruise to say… Jamaica. Let’s also pretend that “Barney” needs to leave for this hypothetical cruise in… let’s say… four days.

Still with me?

Okay. Let’s also pretend that “Barney” turned in his Passport application back in the first week of February, but has yet to hear anything back. “Barney” has called the Passport Agency several times and found out that his hypothetical Passport is in the process of being…. well… processed… in New Orleans. “Barney” has requested three times that the “process” be expedited to make it possible for him to attend his hypothetical cruise, but for some reason the three requests haven’t been responded to.

Let’s take it just one step further.

Let’s also pretend that “Barney” is supposed to be working on this hypothetical cruise… working for someone else… that has to go on the cruise. Let’s say he is in charge of…we’ll call it, some sort of “performance” and “Barney” is the only one who knows all the details about the trip and schedule.

If you were “Barney”, what would you do in this situation that “Barney” seems to have found himself in?

Hypothetically of course.


Dressed For A Funeral
April 24, 2007, 12:43 pm
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Last night Shaun and Becky and Kristin and I had the opportunity to attend a Compassion Dinner in Nashville. The dinner was a “thank you” to over 300 people in the music industry that work with Compassion, so it was fun to see a bunch of friends, and point and look at huge Christian rock stars too. Wess Stafford, the president of Compassion, and Bebo Norman spoke about the amazing work that Compassion is doing and is planning on continuing to do. Talk about a pep-talk. Hearing the passion behind a man who has been involved in an organization for thirty years blew me away.

Although it wasn’t a “formal” dinner we did dress up a little, which I don’t do often. Shaun even wore a tie. Sitting at dinner I went to put my phone in my inside jacket pocket, and felt a card. I pulled it out and realized that it was a card from my uncles funeral… in January…. of 2004. 2004?! Seriously?! Was that the last time I have had to wear anything nice?! I told you it was rare.

It’s GMA week here, so this week is pretty busy. Mostly just catching up with people for me, but still pretty busy. Tonight MercyMe and Phil Wickham are playing a showcase downtown, so that will be fun to see. Then later this week we are trying to facilitate the greatest arm wrestling match of all time. Stay tuned…

Blue Rockin Some More
April 22, 2007, 12:33 am
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Here are two more pictures of Blue shooting the confetti at the end of the MercyMe show the other night. (Thanks for sending these to me Jeff.)

Man Parts With Wings
April 21, 2007, 1:43 pm
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I have already made my distaste for birds pretty clear on here, but I would like to take it one step further. This photo is the updated picture from the barbecue, and what Shaun and I can only describe as “man parts with wings and beaks”. Okay… I know it’s pretty nasty, I agree… but so are birds. Kristin thinks they are cute. I don’t know about that, but they are intriguing. I will post more pictures when these things get a little cuter, but aren’t old enough to peck my eyes out.

I am at a GMA Indie (Non) Breakfast in Nashville right now, then off to Texas for a show tonight.

This Great Defeat
April 21, 2007, 12:50 am
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My friend Brian just released his first independent album, and I am pretty impressed. In fact, I think it’s pretty important that you, whoever is reading this, go here immediately and but it.

My honest opinion? This is one of the best independent albums I’ve ever heard. And by independent here is what I mean: Brian played all the instruments except drums, sang, wrote, recorded, engineered, produced, and mixed the entire album himself. Brian also took the photos, and designed the cover layout himself. In fact, I think he may have even sewn the clothes that he is wearing in the photos that were taken himself. Have a listen and then go buy this thing. You won’t be sorry.

Blue At The Rock Show
April 20, 2007, 3:32 pm
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Last night Blue and I drove down to Huntsville, AL to catch the MercyMe, Audio Adrenaline show. It was great to see some good friends and hang out. And since I wasn’t working and with Blue’s future scrapbook in mind, I was able to take a few pictures. That way when he is older he can look at these and ask who these people are.

Blue and Mark flying a remote control airplane in the arena before the show.

MercyMe trying to figure out why “Blue” is spelled E-L-I-O-T.

Blue on the stage, wondering why 6,000 people are looking at him.

Blue and Will celebrating “High Five Day”.

Happy NH5D
April 19, 2007, 12:58 pm
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National High Five Day falls on the third Thursday of April each year, which falls this year on April 19, 2007. The holiday originated at the University of Virginia in 2002, and has since spread across the nation, and around the globe…”

“The first National High Five day began five years ago, when inspiration hit a few college students in the early morning hours. With little expectation or indication of what the reaction would be, the University of Virginia undergraduates summoned their courage and their friends to set their ideas into action. They posted fliers, wrote an article for the paper, and devoted a week’s worth of comics to promoting the newfound holiday. Disregarding class attendance in favor of this important cause, they recruited friends, made gallons of lemonade and set up a booth on the university’s central lawn. Waving handmade signs and blasting music in the spirit of the holiday, they attracted the attention and the high fives of students passing by.”

Who can get the most high fives? I already have three.