Sunday, January 23, 2005

Groovin' On a Sunday Afternoon

Fellow bloggers, friends and family, I am here to write about what a great weekend I had. Family time is crucial and so rewarding. Makes the work week almost worthwhile. Hanging out with my wife and kids all weekend was awesome to say the least. Threw Delaney in the snow..trying to teach Lil G' about potty training....watching Paytons grins and reach for things. Totally laying on the couch when the kids are asleep and snuggling up with the Wifey and watching a good movie...I can honestly say that it can't get any better than this. The sub zero temps outside are so petty compared to the love on the inside. I know it sounds kinda mushy, but hey, feelings are feelings and people are people.
Have a great week!!
God Bless you all.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Let it Snow, Let it snow..let it snow..

I love this stuff..spent most of the morning snowblowing and shoveling out the salon..then our house. I think we got about a foot of snow at least. Due to some of the rude comments from some of my best friends, I guess I am going to have to blog more about more interesting stuff instead of church and gatherings and God. Seems I can't seem to make everyone happy.. and I do care. I blog about things that matter to me most. If I get called out....I'm not going to change what I blog about oh yeah (smiley face). Or how often I blog. My real friends are going to like me for who I am not for what I believe in. Sorry if this blog offends you but I gotta get it out.
I love the snow when the weather is above 20 degrees ( with the wind chill). I was contemplating taking my kids sledding today, but I think it might have to wait until tomorrow. Last night at the restaurant was a great time for all who showed up. We continue to get compliment after compliment on our new age jazzy musical arrangements, it sure is great playing with such inspiring and dedicated musician that never ceases to teach or learn from others. I've met a handful of musically talented people that claim to be good or great. What I have found is that the most humble musicians that I have met are in fact the most talented and always strive to learn more an more about that particular field. Kind of like an artist..they always feel that the paintings could be better or that this is not their best they are never satisfied with the work that they do...people who say that they are good at something might be their own personal good is good? How great is great? I guess it falls under the same ol',"You can't read a book by it's cover".
I've never been so good at something that I would tell people I was good. I have always just enjoyed sharing my gifts for others to enjoy. People have told me that I was good, but I remain helps me to continue to try and learn more. I haven't given any autographs yet but I have had kids dancing and alot of heads bobbing in the restaurant due to the rhythms and grooves that Tony and I are laying down. To me...when I can give someone the feeling of happiness or wanting to dance or even taking their minds off of something stressful and helping them to relax a little or groove alot....this is more important to me than being good or great. It gives me a feeling that I am sharing my gift of rhythm for others to enjoy.

The beat goes on...
and the groove makes you move.
Peace Out

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Life's Been Good So Far..

Good time at Watermark today, sermon was about truth and post modernism. Truth is such a huge word, it was described as not being a lie, and described as a feeling of spiritual fullness.
Had an awesome couple over for lunch today after the gathering (you know who you are) and their kids. KFC and they bought..we'll get ya next time and thank you was a wonderful time indeed.
Poker tournament at Brians house was a huge success. We raised 600 dollars for Travis Linds headstone and it was a great time of spending time together with old and new friends. The food that everyone brought was excellent to say the least. A HUGE thank you to Brian and Brenda for putting on such a successful and well planned event. It's a real blessing to have friends like that.
We are currently putting together a small life groups for every other Sunday afternoon. It will be a time to grow, share and have fun learning about stuff that matters most. Open invitation if anyone is interested. Give me a call or send me an e-mail with any questions or suggestions.
Song by Switchfoot
Only the losers win
They've got nothin to prove
They'll leave the world with nothing to lose
You can laugh at the wierdos now
wait till wrongs are right
They'll be the ones with nothing to hide
'Cause I've been thinking, thinking
I've got a plan to lose it all
I've got a contract pending on eternity
If I haven't already given it away
I've got a plan to lose it all
I've been the burnout kid
I've been the idiot
I'll turn the other cheek to be hit
You can take what you want from me
Empty me till I'm depleated
I'll be around if I'm ever needed
I wrote this song for you
To show how I'm selling out
I'll take the benefit of the doubt
This is RKdrumdude saying,
"Peace out and have
have a great tomorrow
Grand Haven".

Monday, January 10, 2005

O.K. Let's talk about this

One at a time on the comment's intended purpose is solely to add suggestions, opinions, and some of the most humorous statements ending in "what"?( U know who you r).
Today I am blogging..first time since Christmas. I am thinking how can I make it worth your while? How can I make this blog so interesting and try to break my record for 11 comments? I could talk about how my PACKERS choked on Viking smoke. At least I'm not a Lions Fan(yet).
I could simply ramble on about things that have occured in my life since Christmas but that would be short and somewhat boring(to some).
I will tell you that on Friday nights I will be playing a gig from 5 to 8 at a hip new restaurant with a guitar player that is unbelievably good and extremely talented. E-mail me for location....too many anonymous commenters..they could be stalkers!!
Work is same ol' same ol'! Diversity training taught me....that I am a people person. Go figure..I thought I was an introvert..NOT. Turns out that I am the exact same person that I was before I even went to the class...maybe a little more wired on caffeine, a little chubbier from the doughnuts..but I am the same as I was before I went. Figure that one out.
For some goofy unknown reason I found the song that I want played at my funeral...why do I think of these things? I DON'T KNOW!! I was just in the car listening to it and thought that ALL my friends would enjoy this song IF they got the might even be a little helpful on my way out. Thinking about stuff that doesn't make that possible? Doesn't everything make sense..if you think about it?
Saturday Night at 5 p.m. I am attending a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at Brians house. I have been in two tournaments and placed 2nd and 1st. Am I nervous?..Would I tell you if I was? Probably not..This is me trying not to get a swelled head. The first tourney I played was a lot of luck...second ..I feel I am getting better simply because I am becoming more aware of the odds of the hands and the patience involved....This tourney is open to fellow bloggers if you are interested call me...if you are a friend you have my number, if you are not a friend..please remain anonymous and don't get involved.
I am curious to see if Boo has taught her cat any new tricks...
Going to Moto Monday night with a friends kid and possibly my nephew..will be a fun time I'm sure. Gonna try real hard to make it to the gathering on Sunday..then we are meeting with( as Big Dog calls him) our Spiritual Leader and his wife...then it is off to the RV show with the kids.
Song for my funeral follows
Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone's here
Everyone's here
Everybody's watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before
Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to moveI dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself
Lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before

Nuff' Said
God Bless and Peace Out
Back on the Beat Again