Share-it Saturday, August 30

August 30, 2008

Happy Saturday from Altus, Oklahoma.  Andrea’s grandmother fell Thursday breaking her hip and dislocating her shoulder.  So we’ve gone down to visit for the weekend.

Fortunately for you, I brought a wireless router for my in-laws with me.  Share-It Saturday continues on…

For you viewing and listening pleasure, this week’s links:

  • Enlightening (pardon the pun) video from Mute Math’s drummer.  He has lights that are keying off his drums. Cool stuff.
  • Free song download from Anberlin, “Feel Good Drag“.  Great song!
  • Freakonomics is at it again with useful Olympics analysis.  Apparently Jamaica won the most gold medals per capita in Beijing.
  • Interesting post on the worst concerts ever.

It’s Time for Football

August 30, 2008

The time has finally arrived.  The OSU Cowboys kick off their season today at Washington State.

It will be interesting to see how the season goes.  It appears that they’ve got a pretty tough conference schedule this year.

I can’t wait!

Jay Leno, Here We Come

August 28, 2008

We got some some cool news today that I thought I’d share.  Okay, I thought I’d brag a bit.

As you may recall, Andrea and I are going to the LA area soon. We found out yesterday that a friend has hooked us up with VIP passes to The Tonight Show on Monday, September 8th.  Very cool stuff.

But even better, Andrea discovered this morning that Mr. Olympics himself, MIchael Phelps, will be a guest that night. Extremely cool stuff.

I must say that we’re quite excited.

Happy Birthday Kevin!

August 27, 2008

It’s time for a little birthday experiment.

Friend and fellow blogger, Kevin Osborne, is experiencing an annual rite of passage today known as a birthday.

If I remember correctly, Kevin turns 33 today (based on some previous blogging banter.)  I’m still disgusted that I’m older…

So, I’d like to ask all of you to do one of three things.

  1. Go to Kevin’s blog – – and add a random “Happy Birthday” comment to any post.  It doesn’t matter which one.
  2. Or, wish Kevin a Happy Birthday on Facebook.
  3. Or, show up at his house and sing Happy Birthday.  I don’t  know where he lives, so the only clue I can give you is that he lives in Wichita, Kansas.  (At least I think he lives in the city limits.  I really don’t know…)

Feel free to add a comment letting me know.


August 26, 2008

I’ve been thinking a lot this year about the presidential election. In my opinion, the most qualified people are either not egotistical enough or too smart to actually run for president.  That means that we have to decide who we’re willing to settle for.  In an interview on NPR yesterday, Michelle Obama talked about the “game” of politics.  It’s really too bad that it is more of a game, than genuine servanthood.

Early on this race, I took a liking to Barack Obama.  My dad said it was because I didn’t know enough about Obama to dislike him.  He was probably right. 

I admit it, I’m drawn to Obama’s charisma.  He’s exciting.  McCain is kind of boring. I really struggle to see him as a maverick.

I don’t see eye-to-eye with Obama on many issues. But I believe him to be a man of character based on what I’ve read.  I believe he is a strong Christian.  I believe he has more capacity to unite than McCain. I believe that he is a change agent. I like the fact that he’s black. 

But a lot of things bother me too… 

I need to do some more research on McCain.  I’m just not sure that he is somebody I can vote for.  Time will tell.

If I vote the issues, I probably lean towards McCain.  If I vote character and leadership and change, I lean towards Obama.

Those are just my thoughts at the moment. I’m sure they’ll change.

Lego Art

August 25, 2008

I saw this guy on the news recently.  His name is Nathan Sawaya, and he’s a lego artist.  He’s my new hero.

Some of his sculptures are absolutely incredible.  He has dozens of photos on his website

Here’s a few examples of his work:



Big Bear

Big Bear

Rebirth of New Orleans

Rebirth of New Orleans

Whip It

August 24, 2008

Once again, it was not your typical Sunday at GracePoint

For one thing, I played in the band for the first time in two months.  For another thing, I played snare drum on one song, Whip It.

But even better, we played Whip It in costume.  Why?, you may ask.  Because we can.

Thanks to Kelly Martin for posting the video.  (I would like to suggest that next time she find a camera angle where I’m not hidden behind Gil…)  🙂