(Post title is a Homer Simpson quote.)
I don’t know man…I just haven’t been very focused lately and the blog’s suffered for it. So for the sake of keeping this thing going, here’s another random post…
- I didn’t lead worship at church this week, but I did last week…and I forgot to post the song list, like I said a while back I would be doing… I think I forgot about it because I was a little disappointed in my performance that day. It’s a boomy room to begin with and I mixed it all wrong, so it was extra-boomy…that’s the problem with being your own engineer. Anyway, it worked out okay, and it was better this week…so now that I’m remembering it, this is what I played on 9/18/11:
I’ve been doing some new stuff at work the past couple weeks, and I am having mixed emotions on how I’m doing at it. Tomorrow may be a good test of my instincts, as I’ve got a couple of things on my calendar that are “let’s see how they work out” type things. The results will either be just fine or a gigantic pain in the ass for all involved. I’m hoping for the former, of course. I like my job, and more than that I like being good at my job…so I hope I’m still good at it, come tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.
I think there’s going to be progress on my kitchen this week. Fingers crossed on that as well.
I’ve had a lot of Penn Station in the past week. I like it…but man am I full.
Thanks to anyone and everyone who heeded my request to keep my friend Jimmi in your thoughts last week during her son’s funeral. I won’t go into detail because despite what the local news stations may think, it’s no one’s damned business…but it was a difficult, awful, kind of disturbing situation. Jimmi’s coming through it like a champ, and I think the funeral was therapeutic for all involved, even if it was occasionally uncomfortable.
Caught up on Doctor Who this weekend. I was a week behind because of the super-awesome Foo Fighters concert last week. This has been an intense, weird, fun season. I’ve enjoyed it a lot. Next week is the season finale, and I hope we get all the answers we need! I love this freaking show.
I recently realized that on the route I take to work every week, I can see the Arch in the distance. I never realized it before, due to that dumbass building some jerk built in front of it a while back…but if you look, it’s there behind it. I get to see the biggest landmark in St. Louis every day, if I remember it’s there. And that’s kind of awesome.
I bought a six-pack of Guinness Black Lager. I’ve been a Guinness fan ever since I started seriously drinking. (That may be the most depressing sentence I’ve ever written in my life… “Seriously” drinking?) I was excited to hear that they were putting out a lager in the US, and a dark one at that. I snapped up a pack as soon as I saw it. I got it home and opened it, expecting to have a new favorite lager. And… Not quite. It’s a GOOD lager, but it’s ONLY a good one. It tastes like a fizzy Guinness…like someone poured Club Soda and barley into a Guinness Stout. It’s an obvious attempt to sell more of the Guinness name in the United States…and it’s a big disappointment, if you were expecting more than that. I guess it’s a good introduction if you’ve always wondered about Guinness but are gun-shy about it…but if you’re already a Guinness fan, pass it by and pick up a Draught or Stout. Preferably a Stout.
Due to a series of mishaps with my weekend, I’m not going to get a podcast recorded before bedtime. I may take some time to record one during the week…but if not, my apologies to the Empty Checking faithful (if any).
Got a nice complement at church about the New Year’s Eve project I put on the website for ABSOLUTELY FREE a while back. That was cool. I re-listened to it afterward, and good news! I still stand by it. 🙂 Check it out if you somehow haven’t over the past couple of years.
I think the change in the weather has been affecting/effecting/iffecting/offecting/uffecting/and-sometimes-yffecting me this week. Not so long ago, St. Louis was suffering a heat-wave (100-degree+ for weeks). Lately, it’s been getting up to only about 70-75-degrees. (I can’t figure out how to make the “degrees” sign in Windows. How is that not a button on the keyboard, but “~” is?) I love autumn, and I love this kind of weather, but it’s a pretty major drop in a short time period…and I’ve been feeling it in my joints and sinuses. Also, I am 76 years old.
Note to self: Buy wine. Delicious wine.
- Nothing But the Blood
- Wonderful Words of Life
- I’ll Fly Away
- How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
…and that seems as good a thought to end on as any. I swear I’ll try to write more. It’s just been boring lately.
- My friend Doug: “Well, it was good to see you. See you at the next funeral.”
- Lucas (from church): “It’s great to see you brother! When was the last time you sinned?”
- Anthony Jeselnik (comedian): “The only reason [Charlie Sheen] got on TV in the first place is because God hates Michael J. Fox.”