MMC November 24, 2008

weekend in review: Had a really long weekend.  Worked a bunch with the Strategic Leadership Team at the church.  Played a load of video games with LJ.  Watched Star Wars 1 with Lj and Khobi.  Got gold medal 100 on Blockles.  The most fun part, though, was watching LJ play his last ball game.  He got 3 or 4 baskets, but didn’t pass even once.  Not surprising though, since there were about 5 passes in the whole game.  We also had a riot yelling at the TV during the Beavers game.  I think Riley should get coach of the year for putting that kicker back in the game to win it after the missed extra point.  Bring on the Ducks! …and Penn State?

on my list this week: Thanksgiving.  It’s getting to be so much fun to do family gatherings as the kids get older.  I know this is only like a 10-20 year window too.  So I’m always really trying to live in the moment.

current books: Starting Purpose Driven Churches by Sylvia.  I didn’t read a single page of it last week.  I was enthralled by a Rolling Stone article on the Taliban in Afganistan though.  Super fascinating.

current writing: nada.

culture that’s caught me: Kanye West continually amazes me with his creativity.  Here’s his newish video for Love Lockdown.

question I’d ask God: where did plaid come from?

how i’m feeling about this week: Awesome. Nobody likes turkeys anyways. And there’s good movies coming out for DVD

Quote for the week:

“It’s our responsibility as musicians to keep pushing each other, to keep competing with each other. It’s a really great competition. I see artists like Beyonce and Alicia Keys and Rihanna and Chris Brown and Chris Martin all in the same room and we’re going to push this music to the point where it was like in the 1960s and ’70s where you talk about Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. We will be the new Beatles. We will be the new Hendrix. They say in any other industry, you know, you’re supposed to do better than the past … but when you say, ‘I want to be Elvis,’ they say, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ Well, I wanna be Elvis.”

~Kanye West at the American Music Awards.

Running Report: I actually ran 2 miles this week.  More than nothing.

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