Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"John, have you called Jason Blankenship yet?"

Today, my family and I went to Plymouth Plantation, where we met the master of the Mayflower and Governor William Bradford.  My, oh my.

On Monday, we went to the MOMA.  This shot looks down at a display by Martin Kippenberger, the current featured artist at the museum.

This photo is bad quality, but I wanted to show you what was probably my favorite work of art at the MOMA.  It's a Jackson Pollock called One: Number 31, 1950.  Runners-up include I am the Village by Chagall and Christina's World by the recently deceased Andrew Wyeth. 

Here's a shot from the Brooklyn Bridge, which we walked across on Sunday.  I love the Brooklyn Bridge.  I wrote a song about it yesterday.  Maybe I'll post it here eventually.

This is the view as we pulled away from the Battery Park area to go see the Statue of Liberty.

John and Dave hammin' it up on the boat ride over.  Yes, we were on a boat.

And here they are again, pointing to our nation's emblem of [endangered] liberty!

It's been a good couple of days.  We're doing a tour of downtown Boston tomorrow, and then heading home.  I'm excited to see Katy and my friends, and the band is taking pictures on Friday.  We've got our first show Saturday.  Should be a blast.  

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated!  Hope everyone is well!

P.S.  I forgot to show off my new glasses.  Whaddup Urban Outfitters.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Italian Cheese Bread is Ambrosia

Today has been good.  Let me tell you why.

I woke up at 7:15 and said, "Hmm... I don't think I'll go to class today."  I woke up at 8:15, called Katy to make sure that she was awake and she told me that she was proud of me for skipping class.  This is only my second time to do so this entire semester.  

I fell back asleep and woke up around 10:30.  I emailed my teachers to make sure that I have my bases covered and then I walked over to Dawson's room.  We looked at each other and just started laughing.  There's snow on the ground.  It's March 12th.  It was 80 degrees outside just the other day.  Hello, Arkansas.

Josh got up and we all came into my room to have a little pow-wow.  Eventually, we decided that pizza was a good idea, so I called Little Caesars and headed out the door.  Four pieces of Italian Cheese Bread and three pieces of pepperoni pizza later, we played some blitz.  I went 2-0, beating Dawson in double overtime.  Whaddup.

And now, I'm thinking about things that I need to do today, like go to work and do some school assignments.  No class tomorrow, of course, and Katy will be coming to see me!  Hooray.  I miss that girl.

On Saturday we're going to Memphis for Lacey's birthday.  We'll hit up the zoo, probably grab some BBQ and then head home.  Should be fun.

Productivity, here I come!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A few brief thoughts from this weekend:

1.  I serve an awesome and powerful God - He loves me more than I deserve to be loved and He forgives me when I don't deserve forgiveness.  
2.  I'm blessed with a beautiful and wonderful family - John and David were amazing in the play, Amy and Jack have given me a splendid little niece, Katie and Elliott have such a beautiful relationship, and my Mom and Dad care for and love me more than I can imagine.

3.  I'm also blessed with the best friends and girlfriend that a guy could ask for - they're loyal, honest, and encouraging.  I love them so much.  

4.  The body of Christ at Redeemer and Vintage Nxt are incredible and uplifting - the love of Christ is expressed in both of these communities of believers.  They mean the world to me.

It's late, and I should go to bed, but I just wanted to take and second and reflect on God's goodness.  I'd encourage you to do the same.  Be still, and know that He is God.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday.