Happy 3rd of July

Well, I told you all about being called "huggable" in front of the whole company. Here's the official company photo of me accepting my Award of Service from my boss:

So you see, it's not just me who's a big dork. It's mandated corporately. Thank to Emily for the pic.

And here's another work photo:

That's me finding new accessories for my office (with Heidi's help). What better place is there to find great bargains. I mean, it is a big eagle statue! And yah, I was being paid during the taking of each of these photos. And they both appeared in the last company newsletter so...hear that sound? It's the last vestiges of my credibility being sucked dry.

Lisa has introduced to a new blog fad. Or new to me. Apparently, people "tag" you to write about certain things. It's kinda like a blogging version of chain mail. If I don't do it I think I blow up or something. And we don't want that.

So, I need to list the seven songs I am "into" right now. This is easier to compile than those "5 favorite song" lists because it's about what's bending my ear right now. That's less pressure. So, in no order, here you go:

1. "Represent" by Pettidee
2. "The Coldest Heart" by The Classic Crime
3. "Out of Reach" by Sarah Kelly (This album isn't out yet, but this song features A November Rain-ish guitar solo from Slash. Oh yes, that Slash.)
4. "You Really Got Me" by Van Halen
5. "Grillz" by Nelly. (Who can't love lines like, "You should call me George Foreman, I'm selling so many grillz.")

6. "Jesus Freak" by Chasing Victory. (This comes off of the tribute album to dcTalk. I love when bands scream. )

7. "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera. (Yah, I said it. I like it. But before you start hating, go listen to it. This is some tight stuff.)

If you have a blog, tell me what 7 tunes you can't get away from right now.

So, yesterday was a cool God moment. On Saturday, the Ladyfriend and I drove 4 hours to a picnic with her family. Good times. But we didn't get back to her mom's house until late and decided to stay there instead of driving the additional 30 minutes for The Ladyfriend and hour for me. The main reason we stayed out there was that The Ladyfriend had to work at her church's west campus early Sunday--and that's 10 minutes from her mom's house. So it just made sense to stay. But I wanted to go home. I've been running so much lately, I am never home. I wanted to sleep in and clean my house and just veg. I was kinda burnt out on seeing people.

But instead, The Ladyfriend got up way early and went to work and I got to sleep in and just drove over for the late service. When I got there, I grabbed a seat in the back. But during the greetings, my old friends Becki and Joey came over! I haven't seen them in almost two years. They live out there now. But how weird that we ended up at the same church service. It was my first time there ever. And their first Sunday back after a 5-month absence to church shop. They were going to go to the early service but ran late and just went to the later one. And just on a whim, they'd arranged for a babysitter jsut so they could have a few free hours in the afternoon. So, they got to come out to lunch with us. It was great--and a lot better than vegging on my couch.

Well, this will be the last blog entry for awhile. I am off to Cornerstone! Check out this story about the festival written by a skilled and handsome reporter. I'll be back July 10. Rock on.


the Gat said...
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the Gat said...

1. Prototypes "Je Ne Te Connais Pas" (I Don't Know You, for the non francophiles)
2. Lily Allen "Smile"
3. Sound Team "Your Eyes are Liars"
4. Camera Obscura "Books Written for Girls"
5. Beirut "Postcards from Italy"
6. Evangelicals "Diving"
7. Tapes 'n Tapes "Cowbell"

borat said...

i just saw this video with Christina Aguilera in it. I guess that it’s about Dave Stewart’s (from the Eurythmics) first group in the 70s that never released their album back then, and now there’s a big VH1 special on them July 5th @ 6.

anyone else heard about this?


Anonymous said...

Todd, beware! You may have found your doppelganger. Check to see if he casts a shadow and/or has a reflection in a mirror.

Also, be careful of 'advice' he may give you, particularly around annual review-time.