This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Okay . . . PLEASE Don't Look At The Time Stamp

You stinker!  You looked . . . even after I said please!

No, I'm not so addicted to blogging that I wake up in the middle of the night with the urge to blog.  Actually, I'm having a Garlic Festival of sorts in my stomach!  I'm not really sick again...but all the garlic we ate at our Programming Team lunch yesterday was a bit much for my already "delicate" system. All afternoon and evening yesterday I reeked of garlic from my pores and breath.  (And the bulk of it was from the salad dressing!  Delicious, but Turbo-charged!)  Then our small group met for a Valentine's dinner outing last night--again ITALIAN!!!  (I only ordered minestrone, but when it came I looked at it for about 10 seconds and asked the waiter to box it up for me.  It was a no-can-do situation.)  After going to bed,  I was tossing and turning and moaning and having weird dreams; so I decided I'd let Lyn have some peace and quiet for a while.  Thus I came downstairs and treated myself to a couple of Tums and a few minutes at the iMac.

I would have blogged last night, but I left my laptop at the office yesterday afternoon.  Since we had 3 hours of American Idol to watch last night (my undying thanks to the "Techno-Muse" for DVR!!), I wasn't about to come into our little isolation chamber of a home office and work at the desktop!) 

Poor Josiah!  If you watch AI, you know what I mean.  With all the apparent talent in the new Top 24, I'm sure Randy, Paula, and Prince Simon made the right choice regarding him.  But it was still heart-breaking to see his rejection in HD.  Like Kristi said yesterday, he seems like one of those "wounded soul" musicians.  As a dad, it's hard for me to not be concerned for his emotional health.  Hopefully, in the intervening time since Hollywood Week and the broadcast, he's had some nurturing from his family and friends.  No kid that fragile needs to be living out of his car, no matter how free-spirited he may be.  Correction:  noBODY needs to be living out of a car, period.

Ahhh, yes.  It IS officially Valentine's Day now...So let me be one of the first to wish you and your loved one(s) a wonderful day.  Just go easy on the garlic!!!!


Kristi said...

you know, Josiah was my fave...but after a day of letting it sink in, they made the right choice. He wouldn't have done well with the songs that they would make him do. He just needs to keep writing/playing/performing...he'll be fine. And i would still buy his record.

johnsonandjohnson said...

Thanks to DVR, I was able to watch American Idol last night instead of Wednesday---however, I read your blog before I watched AI. So, alas, I was quite bummed when I read that he was kicked off. He was also one of our favs so I was a bit in shock to read it! You should have had one of those: warning! Spoiler ahead!

Don said...

You're the second person I spoiled it for! (That I know of.) My sincere apologies! I s'pose I could edit in the warning, but it may be a bit late now. SORRY!!!