Falco = Rock Me Amadeus
Nena- 99luft Balons
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)
A Last Minute Order Naturally Demands Specificity.
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?
Definitely back to the 1980's - I go there every week for my Friday Flashback Video Posts.
Name a song that brings back memories for you.
"Patience" by Guns and Roses. We had a classmate die the night before finals our senior year and two guys played guitar and sang this song at our next Younglife meeting.
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?
Thirteen Famous People I have met.
2. Yakov Smirnov - Russian comedian popular in the 80's-90's, met him at a hotel I was working at in FLorida and again outside a comedy club in Orlando.
3. Amy Grant - Contemporary Christian/Pop Singer - I worked for a Christian Bookstore and we hosted several events with her in Atlanta.
4. President Jimmy Carter - My father was a delegate to the 1976 Democratic Convention. I was 5 years old, but I remember meeting him.
5. M.I.A. - MIA is a club/dance singer originally from Sri Lanka and she is dating my brother-in-law Wes (DJ Diplo). MIA has been on MTV and Jimmy Kimmel and just this week was featured on Comcast.net's home page.
6. Ken Block - the lead singer of Sister Hazel. While recording their second CD, Ken took time off to fly back to Orlando from LA and came to see my friend's band at a local gig in Orlando.
7. "The Nature Boy" Rick Flair - While working for a radio station in Orlando he came to an event we hosted to do an autograph session. (note: he is a shrimp. I am bigger than him)
8. S. Truett Cathy - the founder of Chick-fil-a. I honestly think about 80% of Atlanta has met him because they will all tell you this if you make them mad while working at a Chick-fil-a.
9. John Tesh - again due to the Christian Bookstore - he records praise and worship music now and he performed at our manager's conference.
10. Cal Ripkin, Jr. - he came into my Chick-fil-a back in December, about a week before he was announced for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
11. Matt Serletic - Matt was a year ahead of me in my high school and we played in the school band together. He went on to produce records for Collective Soul, Matchbox 20, Edwin McCain, Taylor Hicks, and Aerosmith and to become chairman of Virgin Records.
12. Chris Gardocki - Chris is another high school classmate (also one year ahead of me). He is a professional football player and won a SuperBowl Ring in 2005 as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
13.Several other Christian bands and musicians, again through concerts and other promotions tied to work, including Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Newsboys, Rebecca St. James, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jars of Clay, Smalltown Poets, Geoff Moore, Stacie Orrico, Derek Webb, Across the Sky, Joy Williams, Kristy Starling, Souljahz, TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Vince Gill, Third Day, Chris Rice, Mark Schultz, and Avalon.
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Thirteen Funny Quotations...
1. "Life is like a dogsled team, If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes" - Lewis Grizzard
2. "After three divorces I resolve to never get married again. I will simply find a woman I hate and buy her a house." - Lewis Grizzard
3. "There are few things that are so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker. The upper class knows very little about it. Now and then you find ambassadors who have sort of a general knowledge of the game, but the ignorance of the people is fearful. Why, I have known clergymen, good men, kind-hearted, liberal, sincere, and all that, who did not know the meaning of a "flush." It is enough to make one ashamed of one's species." - Mark Twain
4. "If you work without a shirt on and so does your husband, you might be a redneck." - Jeff Foxworthy
5. "God, she's growing up, and I don't know when it happened, man. I used to buy her Minnie Mouse panties and little Winnie the Pooh underwear. I was helping my wife fold cloths. I picked up a pair of skimpy underwear. I looked at my wife and said: "When you gonna wear these for me?" She goes, "I can't. They're your daughter's." "Aaaaaaahhhhhh! No, No, No!" There was nothing to them! The how-to-wash tag was the biggest piece of cloth on there." - Bill Engvall
6. "I had a rough night. I had a dream that I drank the world's biggest margarita, and I woke up - there was salt around the toilet bowl. That's not good right there." - Larry the Cable Guy.
7. " Always be wary of the Software Engineer who carries a screwdriver." - Robert Paul
8. "Hollywood is where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors." - Walter Winchell
9. "All men hear is blah, blah, blah, blah, SEX, blah, blah, blah, FOOD, blah, blah, blah, BEER." - Dennis Leary
10. "Nobody believes the official spokesman, but everybody trusts an unidentified source." - Ron Nesen
11. "Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them." - Abraham Lincoln
12. "A good rule of thumb is if you've made it to thirty-five and your job still requires you to wear a name tag, you've made a serious vocational error." - Dennis Miller
13. "If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?" - unknown
I've posted this video before, but it is so significant, I have to do it again, and in time I will repeat it again. Casting Crowns is as bluntly truthful as any band I have ever heard, and the video illustration speaks volumes about the problem of so many "church people."
1. Going to college with Heisman Trophy candidate and future NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
2. Attending football games at the Florida Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando. UCF is opening thier on-campus stadium this September, so no more 15 mile commutes to the games.
3. Fall of 1998, the opening home game of Daunte's senior year (as he decided to play rather than go into the NFL draft) against the Idaho Vandals (a large crow-like bird).
4. Writing editorials and features for both Knight Times and the Central Florida Future. I later shot photos for the CFF as well.
5. Being around in '93/' 94 when the CFF got kicked off campus. They were unofficial but had space in a trailer and they got in trouble for an editorial cartoon of President Hitt as Hitler. It had to do with rules about rollerblades, skateboards, and bikes on sidewalks in heavily pedestrian trafficked areas of the campus.
6. Many years of good times with the Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist Campus Ministry. I was there for two different leaders, both of whom were in my wedding, one as a groomsman (Rev. Steve Binkley) and the other (Rev. Anna Jackson) did a reading.
7. Two mission trips from Orlando to the Cumberland Mountains in Tennessee.
8. Two road trips from Orlando to Tallahassee for football games at FSU, one with my groomsman and UF grad Mike McNamara, and one without. The one with Mike was fun as it included staying at the Motel 6, dinner with Shelly (a mutual friend) and going to a Village People/KC and the Sunshine Band concert and clubbing Friday night. Wings, beer and football all day at Buffalos and the night time ESPN game of FSU and Clemson.
9. Graduation in 1994 with the surprise arrival of my Nana when my dad and brother flew in from Atlanta. Nana got to sit on the floor of the arena behind the students because of her wheelchair.
10. The homecoming comedy concert with one of my favorite comedians, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.
11. Knowing my friend Melinda and getting to use her parent's theatre tickets to see Big the Musical, and State Fair.
12. Discovering the internet with help from Heidi "Boing" Ferrell, who BTW is now a friend and coworker of my brother Tim and attended his wedding.
13. Covering the news story about Jesus coming to UCF. Campus Crusade for Christ arranged for the Jesus film to be broadcast on the outdoor movie set-up at the reflecting pond in front of the library.
Thirteen Things About My Day At Six Flags Today
1…. Amy and I went with my father-in-law, Tom, my sister-in-law, Kelly, and our neice Janie and nephew Seth.
2... We indulged in the unlimited refills souvenier cups for $11.99.
3... We Started off by taking pictures with the characters just inside the entrance. I had my picture taken with Batman, Bugs Bunny, and Marvin the Martian.
4... The first ride we went on was the Georgia Cyclone, a wooden roller coaster which rides rough (needs shock absorbers) and is a lot longer than it looks.
5... We then rode the Dahlonega Mine Train (similar to Disney's Thunder Railroad but tamer). It was the first roller coaster built at Six Flags back when it opened in 1967.
6... As you can tell from the above item, Six Flags over Georgia is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
7... I'm told that Six Flags has a fairly new CEO and he has done a LOT to make it a better place (cleaner public areas (especially the restrooms) and dress code and behavior enforcement). It made a real difference.
8... We spent time in Bugs Bunny Land where the kids rode just about every ride.
9... While Janie and Kelly went on one ride, I took Seth to the restroom and then we played one of the carnival games where you shoot water at a target to lift a meter to determine the winner. Seth is 4 years old and he beat me! I waited to make sure he knew what he needed to do and he took off ahead of me, so he won a large plush Bugs Bunny!
10... Amy rode a total of two rides, the carousel and the Six Flags Railroad which tours through the park.
11... This is the place to be if you like roller coasters. They have, The Georgia Cyclone, the Great American Scream Machine, Superman Flight, Batman the Ride, The Mindbender, The Ninja, The Dahlonega Mine Train, The Georgia Scorcher, Deja Vu, and Goliath.
12... We spent just 6 hours there, in over 90 degree heat, but we had a good time!
13... We've reunited with my mother-in-law, Barbara and nephew Owen and we're headed out to dinner and back to their hotel for a swim!
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