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so today i was beat down after 3 services and ready to just get my chill on. it is playoff time and i was watching kobe destroy the suns. (lakers lost but kobe won). ashlyn begged me to put on high school musical, for the gazzillionth time.

for the first time i caught the lunch room song. it is about the status quo. i was kinda shocked. the premise of the song for those of you who do not have much of a HSM IQ, troy the athlete and star ball player is trying out for the musical. he his good @ both and the song is highlighting all the people in the lunch room who do one thing, and that is kind of the label they get, but deep down they have the desire to do something else:
1. what label do you wear that identifies you?
2. is that label who you really are?
3. are you willing to do something that is SO different from “who you are” to really become who you are?
break the status quo. live outside the box. do not allow who people think you are to prevent you from becoming who you really are.

Jeremy Piven from entourage has an AMAZING commercial for the playoffs. if you are a basketball fan you have to see it. i saw it on TNT today, I am sure it is on YouTube. amazing stuff.

go break the status quo.

A couple of things as I am in a MAJOR rush to write this (which by the way is not the recipe for success).
1. Imus is an idiot. to say what he said and react how he reacted is unacceptable and he deserves his fate. what is amazing about the situation is how nike has taken this event and morphed it into a new campaign. I give them props for jumping in while the iron is hot, and promoting further discussion about race in america. i must say, marketing for nike would be a fantastic gig. in pure amazing nike form their print ad is a white page with black text that reads as follows:
“Thank you, ignorance.
Thank you for starting the conversation.
Thank you for making an entire nation listen to the Rutger’s (sic) team story. And for making us wonder what other great stories we’ve missed. Thank you for reminding us to think before we speak.
Thank you for showing us how strong and poised 18 and 20-year-old women can be.
Thank you for reminding us that another basketball tournament goes on in March.
Thank you for showing us that sport includes more than the time spent on the court.
Thank you for unintentionally moving women’s sport forward.
And thank you for making all of us realize that we still have a long way to go.
Next season starts 11.16.07.”

GENIUS.

2. Transparency: Transparency is the key to remaining genuine. if you can not live transparent, you need to find out what is holding you back from achieving this goal. transparency is a process and a journey. Transparency is difficult. Transparency requires humility, vulnerability, and the ability to embrace criticism. i am not yet as transparent as i need to be. pray for your weaker brother.

3. a friend of mine said this to me today and it was amazing: it is more important to be righteous than it is to be right. wow…that will end a lot of disagreements.

rip hip hop

the end.

Currently listening :
Hip Hop Is Dead
By Nas
Release date: By 19 December, 2006

welcome back to the blogosphere
STOP THE HATE MAIL! i have returned to blog. i have a gazillion things in my head but i have to clear though some of them before i ever get them to the keyboard or paper.

1. the reason i was gone was because easter for calvary is like the super bowl so i was working hard the week of easter. the week after easter i had a TON of personal things going on, and needed to spend some time with my fam. so there you have it.
2. i got a new bible, it is a message bible and it is rocking my world. finally, i can understand what is going on (haha).

NOW FOR THE MEAT and the reason you read this anyway. i doubt is to hear about my life, and more about dancing in my head.
For the past few days i have really been chasing the thought about embracing every moment of life. why get upset over things we can not control or change, even the stuff that matters. I am not saying you should not care, I care to much about a lot of things, but it is VERY important that you enjoy your life. “Smell the roses.” embrace what is happening around you. This thought was driven home today when I went to a memorial service for a friend who had passed. He was an older man, a good man, that left a lot of memories. @ that moment I knew this was the subject for my blog tonight. for the past 8 days i have been trying to not trip on the little things but embrace the moments. take mental snap shots. i remember while watching Elizabeth Town that the girl would take a picture with her fingers of things so she could remember the moment. like tonight, my daughter was walking around with my ipod on, singing tru dogg at the top of her lungs. rather than tell her to be quite, or keep it down, i choose to embrace the moment, get the camera, and keep a record of her cuteness. or earlier in the evening when i went out to water the lawn, my son in FULL CLOTHING ran into the sprinklers. rather than trip, i laughed and let him enjoy the freedom. his clothes got wet, big deal, he had a blast, and hopefully it will be something he remembers as he grows older. Good memories are the currency of your legacy. Some come naturally and some you have to make on your own. Go make memories.

DOUBLE SHOUT OUT SINCE I HAVE BEEN ABSENT:
ashley hidde since she is mad at me

ed cuz he is the bomb and he is going “home” to work at the station. enjoy the office.

CLOSING THOUGHT: Last thursday night was the best 1 hour of comedy since friends, frasier, seinfeld, or the cosby show aired. the office and 30rock amazed me. “Shun On”.

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