Random Thoughts For Tonight

Some random thoughts tonight from my day:

1) Mexican Coke is really, really good.

I usually drink a ton of Coke Zero, or something diet, but my wife is trying to get us to move to more water and less “bad stuff” in drinks. Of course, tons of sugar isn’t good, but it is nice to have a pick-me-up every now and then. So, she went to Earthfare to get a few things for us, including Mexican Coke. It was A-MAZING. I can’t tell if it is just that I haven’t had pure sugar in a drink in so long or if regular sugar is better than the deathly HFCS.

2) Does anyone really want phone service packaged with TV & Internet?

I keep thinking about adding TV to our internet service but don’t feel like paying all of the extra fees for HD, DVR, etc. Whenever I look at the Time Warner site, I laugh because they try to make it sound like an amazing deal to get VOIP phone service, as if anyone still wants that!

3) The South Carolina Gamecock Baseball team is pure baseball fun.

It’s been quite a ride for these guys during the last 3+ years. My dad and I got to go to the game on Sunday against that team from up to the north. It was freezing cold, but worth standing through to see an 8-0 beatdown. The best part of these teams has been the chemistry and depth of fun these guys have.

I can’t remember what inning but at one point between the top of the inning and the bottom, the “Harlem Shake” music came on. I looked over and saw Cocky on top of the dugout dancing it up. When the beat dropped in, the entire Gamecock dugout went nuts and joined in. That’s on of those moments in life that just makes you smile. Thanks guys!

4) The Atoms for Peace album is really good.

I love Radiohead but I wasn’t sure I would like Thom Yorke’s new endeavor with the artists that played on his Eraser tour. But once again I was pleasantly surprised. I still am not exactly sure if he is singing or moaning, but I enjoy the beats and sounds. Plus, it is great music to work along to as it gets my foot tapping while I crank out tasks.

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Time to Blog

So, I decided to start a blog. I have been thinking about it for some time. I used to love to write when I was in high school and college, but the world will be a better place if that stuff never sees the light of day. I always thought that I would write again when my life slowed down.

[Insert laughter from other parents of young children]

I am not really sure of what I will write about or whether I’ll have themes. I’ll probably write a lot about my faith in Jesus and the experiences I’ve had. I’ll probably write about culture, and music and movies and TV. Sports, too.

I did title my blog on purpose. (I wanted to call it “Nothing New Under the Sun” but like the other 87 names I tried, it was taken!) I really do have nothing new to add to this world. It all has been said and done before. I don’t see myself as a unique flower that has something praiseworthy to say, but I enjoy thinking and writing. I think this blog will help me to think more deeply and stay accountable to writing.

I’m sure that I will feel pride when people respond and like posts. I also fear comment battles like so many I have read on other blogs. I don’t know the lingo and don’t know the etiquette, so feel free to help me out.

I have many values in life but vulnerability, honesty and authenticity are some of the highest. I hope those values will come out in my writing.

So, to be completely transparent, the thing that kick-started me into blogging was actually to fulfill a requirement for a conference I am attending in March. But since, brevity is better in the (or on the?) blogosphere, I’ll make that its own post.

I welcome input, comments and seriously welcome help on formatting the blog. Bring on the angry bloggers and grammar Nazis.

Away we go!

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