I have six months to reshape my life. I can do this.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Alright already. A new post.

There is so much to write about. And some of you people are pretty much in my face about not posting. So, I will try to get back on track. Below are some bullet points, in order of importance.

God Stuff: Man is God so very good. Honestly the past two months have revealed to me how great He really is. I am amazed at how God blesses me. I also realized that I need to spend more of who I am for God. I should really exhaust myself for the sake of the Father. When I die, I do NOT want to look great. I want to look spent. I want to pour myself out serving my Lord. I think so many of us hang on to a reserve of energy for really no good reason. Like Paul, pour yourself out until there is nothing left.

Love Stuff: I honestly think I met her. I mean, I technically met her ten years ago when she was still in, uhm, high school. But I sort of reconnected with her two months ago. She is amazing. In her and in this relationship I am experiencing the faithfulness of a God that I find to be frustratingly quiet sometimes, those awful moments when God is playing hard to get. But those are just his ways. And I refuse to complain about them now. She is so much more than I could have wanted or hoped for. Plus she is a hottie. And I am like a 4. Seriously, to quote Steve Bullard, I really out-punted my coverage. She is out of my league. I am Brian Wilson. She is Paul McCartney. Seriously, she is soooo much more amazing than I deserve.

Job Stuff: Still going. Sometimes I get frustrated. But I can always do a better job. Always.

Music Stuff: Three new groups have become iPod staples: The Dave Brubeck Quartet, The White Stripes and Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. Brubeck is just so interesting and endearing. Plus I love how he plays with time. Check out "Take Five." The White Stripes are huge. ELEPHANT is an AMAZING album. So, so good. And I love the song "Icky Thump" off of the album with the same name. My fave line? "You can't be a pimp and a prostitute too. ' Jack White is a genius. Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. They are sort of rock, punk, cowboy, rockabilly. Cowpunkabilly. Check out their album BELIEVE. So good.

Macca Stuff: New McCartney album out. Not as good as he previous effort CHAOS AND CREATION IN THE BACKYARD. Not as good as RUN DEVIL RUN or FLAMING PIE, the zenith of his late career resurgence. But MEMORY ALMOST FULL is still really good, more interesting than 99 percent of the rest of the music out there. "Ever Present Past" is good. So is "Mr. Bellamy" and "Only Mama Knows." But the high point is his five song medley ala ABBEY ROAD. It is very reflective. "Vintage Clothes" is catchy but it leads into my favorite song on the album "That Was Me." Great stuff. Check it out.

I have been doing a lot of reading. I will throw some stuff about that up later. Till then, leave me alone. I posted.