So every once in a while I will look to see what people are searching when they end up on my blog. Typically it’s nothing too exciting. A few different spellings of my name, sometimes a search for a picture that I once used. More often than not there is a search for Jesse James, the cowboy bandit guy that got off’d in his own living room. But today. Today was different.
I was sitting down to send out a quick email and decided that I would take a look to see what people were searching. Here’s the list I got. More Jesse James, and then some negative thoughts on Myspace. Not too out of the ordinary. Then there’s that one third from the bottom. Huh? That’s odd. I’m not entirely sure anyone should be searching for that. In fact I’m really sure that no one should be searching for that. That’s not even something my wife would search for.
I sent the search results to Randy and after a good laugh, asked him to search it and see what happened. My luck would have there be some adult film star with my name and I didn’t need that showing up on my computer, so Randy got to check it out. Turns out it’s some female TV star from Australia, who hosts a “magazine and lifestyle” show. Nothing too racy, but certainly not me.
So, most of these blogs have a way of seeing what people are searching when they end up on your site. What’s the weirdest thing that you have seen bring people to your blog?
So tomorrow I will be running around a bunch and I’m not sure I will have much time to blog. For those of you that don’t know, I am heading to Portland to meet up with Phil to record and video his live album show. Well, I won’t be the one recording it, but I will be there during the recording of it… you get the idea.
I’m excited to be in Portland again. There is something magically artistic about that place and normally when I am there something cool happens. It’s also cool that it’s where Randy is, so we will be able to get some work done and actually be in the same room to do the work for once.
A couple random things from today. I officially made the switch from Safari to Firefox, and am not sure that I really like it yet. Everything seems so bubbly and annoying to me. And I swear it’s slower, but I could be making that up. What are you using?
Also Kristin and I are two episodes away from finishing the second season of LOST. Ana Lucia is dead and the show is now better because of it. Although it’s a bit creepy that Michael is all whacked out now. I think Season One kept my attention a little better but it’s still a great show.
I rode the scooter to my friend Michael’s house today. We did a rad video for his blog (that he never updates) but I think it’s not working or something. Everyone head to Michael’s blog and harass him about blogging and say hello for me.
So that’s it from this place. I will be around tomorrow but mostly on Twitter so check me out there. I am a little curious about how many people that read this blog are going to be at the show on Friday. I know a couple people have commented already about being there, so let’s hear it. Who’s watching online, and who’s going to be there?
**Quick update. I am currently editing this in Safari because Firefox was being lame. One more like that and we are in a fight.**
I know I have already done a “Positive Post Tuesday” about Kristin, but you know what? There’s a lot to brag on her about and I felt like it. Plus it’s my blog and I get to do that if I want.
Kristin is the most loving, genuine person I know. She has dealt with my weird ideas for almost eight years now, and from what I can tell, still likes me enough to hang around me. I remember a handful of people telling us, when we got married so young that it wasn’t going to last and there was no way we were mature enough to start our lives together. Maybe we weren’t mature enough, but we were determined enough to prove them wrong. Now it’s been eight years, we have lived in six different houses, had three kids, and are still figuring things out, but it’s been an exciting adventure so far.
This year has been rough for us. Literally starting at the first of the year, things seemed to have been attacking us from all sides. It hasn’t stopped, and at times has only felt like it has only gotten worse. Kristin and I have had so many long talks that result with only one thing for certain. That we are in this together and that is the only thing that makes us feel like we can make it through. I know for a fact, that there is no way that I could be doing anything without her right next to me, and I hope she feels the same.
Kristin is the hardest worker, most loving mother, caring friend, and creative artist that I know. I know that most men will say that they don’t deserve their wives and they are mostly all right. I too, join in that list of men that truly, honestly don’t deserve to have such an amazing woman in my life. However, I am ambitious today. I am ambitious to treat my wife in a way that she deserves. I don’t know how, but I want to show her how much she means to me and just how much I couldn’t live without her. I could never completely show her how much I need her and love her, but today I want to show her more than I have.
This “Positive Post Tuesday” thing has gone so well and I have been blown away by all the people participating in it. I hope that through this the people writing the posts are being as encouraged as the people that are being written about. I know sometimes it’s hard to come up with something nice to say every week, and it has been for me too, but I think it’s an amazing exercise for us to practice. Let’s see how many posts we can get today. If you are new you can go here and read how this whole thing started. Then the rest is easy. Just write something nice about someone, come back here and add your name and address to the list below. Tell your friends. Let’s make this massive. Sound good?
Hey there. I haven’t been around much at all. Obviously today is Tuesday and I haven’t posted anything for “Positive Post Tuesday”, though many of you have. I don’t have a whole lot of time right now to post, but I did want to point out a guy that I have been hanging out with all week and has been a friend of mine for a couple years, Wes.
Wes is the production manager for MercyMe and basically runs around and makes sure everything works at a show. I first met Wes on the Third Day tour. He was helping out on that tour and we hung out quite a bit. After the tour ended we kept in contact and eventually Wes was the one that offered me the job with MercyMe. The last couple days Wes hasn’t had much to do because MercyMe hasn’t really done anything that requires him setting anything up, so him and I have had some time to hang out. We went to the shows last night together and hung out the night before.
Wes is Texas to me. He’s a super cool laid back guy, but as intense as they come when he’s mad. Being on two different tours with him, I have seen a bunch of different emotion and every one makes me laugh. He’s got the thick accent, and loves all things Texas. One thing that has always stuck out to me an even continues to is Wes’ work ethic. There are very few people in the industry that work as hard as Wes. He is always running around at shows making sure things are in order. For what ever reason it is Wes and I have just clicked and it’s great to continue to be able to work together on some level. Check out MercyMe’s Crew Blog and say hey to Wes for me.
Sorry this “Positive Post Tuesday” took so long. It’s been a weird week. Even if you don’t get to it today, write something and get it on here. It’s the thought that counts, right? So let’s see what you’ve got. You know the drill. Ready? Go.
Kristin and I, for whatever reason, like to compare our kids to animals. We have ever since Blue was born. Originally we though of him as a snail. You know the personality of a snail. Just kind of sitting there. Then we realized that all babies do that. They just sit there for a while. Then he became mobile and hyper and all that so we decided that he was more like a rabbit. He prefers something cooler like a cheetah but it’s our game so he has to be a rabbit to us.
Aiden is more like a turtle or something like that. Slow and steady. He will do the same thing for hours and never seem to get bored. Now, as he gets older we are thinking of him more like a cat. A cat that lays in the sun all day, and isn’t really interested in what you have to say unless it’s directly affecting him. He’s not interested in all that much affection unless he wants it and when he does he’s constantly rubbing against you. For years we have described Aiden as “calm like a bomb”. He’s mellow until something happens that he really doesn’t like and then the claws are out.
Cooper is a rhino. He’s the baby that figures out how to break everything. If he cant get something to work he will smash it as much as possible to get it to work. He’s the “head down, full force” runner and, even as young as he is, likes to pick on cats. Especially ones named Aiden.
I think Kristin is a little like a bird. Focussed but distracted. She knows how to make nests and junk like that, but if she wanted to she could fly into the wilderness and come back whenever she decided. She wouldn’t be a nasty pigeon or anything like that. She’d be something cool looking and clean. Not one of those dirty birds that lives under a bridge and attacks you for climbing into their nasty home. She’d land on your shoulder and tell you some cool bird stuff and then fly away to tell someone else cool bird stuff. I would like that kind of bird.
I think I am a little like a frog. I don’t know why. I like frogs. I like how they are hard to see at night unless you almost step on them. I like how they can climb on stuff. I like how they are kind of gross, but not as gross as snakes, but still interesting to look at. They look like you would want to hang out with them, but still gooey and slimy enough that demands personal space. And there’s always that possibility they might pee on you. I like that. I think I’m a frog.
So what kind of animal are you? Come on, don’t be shy.
It’s not that I have a ton to do in Nashville this week. It’s more that the people I am with have a ton to do and I am watching them do it. I got to Downtown around 3:00 yesterday and was basically running around and “hanging out” until about 1:00 in the morning. It really is fun to continually be bumping into people that I haven’t seen in a long time and that happened all day yesterday.
I was able to meet two “blog friends”, and talk to them a while even though our conversations seemed to get interrupted every five minutes. First I ran into Hannah and talked with her a bit about her new job prospects here in Music City. She’s on to something good and has a lot to talk about over at her blog. Then a little while later at MercyMe’s sound check I was able to sit down with Dale for a little while. Dale works in radio and I always have a hard time following what those guys do. They seem like they are always busy and always working, but Dale is doing great documenting the week over at his blog so make sure you stop in and say hey to him.
Today I head back up there to catch Phil play a showcase and then hopefully see a little bit of the Third Day / Switchfoot show. Most likely there will be more running around, but I’m having a good time seeing everyone. I will try to get some pictures today. I was lazy yesterday.
On a work related note, MercyMe has a hot new blog layout, so check that out. They are also documenting this week like crazy, so there will more coming from them. Also, Natalie is now on Twitter so make sure to follow her there. She hasn’t updated it yet, but I am going to try to meet up with her today to get her going on that. I am also occasionally updating my Twitter so you can check that out there. I think that’s it for now. Talk to you soon.
Blue and I had some meetings tonight in Chattanooga. We met with the guys from Leeland for a while and talked about blogging. They all seem pretty interested and I’m excited to hopefully start working with them. It was the first time I was able to meet them and they all blew me away with how cool they were. Totally personable, totally down to earth guys. I hope to be able to hang out with them a little more this week during GMA week. (No, it’s not Good Morning America week here in Nashville.)
We were also able to hang out with and talk a while with these guys. Again, super nice, super down to earth folks that love to talk and hang out and get to know people. It was fun to be in a place where the only person I knew going into it was Jeff Culmer, which by the way, celebrated a birthday tonight. So everyone head over to Jeff’s blog and fill his comment box with birthday wishes. He was the one that set up me being able to hang out and talk to the bands so that was really cool of him.
Blue had a great time, sang along with all the songs, and gave some high fives at the end. All in all a good night and a productive one. Tomorrow we are headed to the Fee and MercyMe show. For now, we are headed to bed.
I sat on the runway in Southern California for about forty-five minutes this morning. I fell asleep, then woke up still on the ground. Forty-five minutes that would prove to cause me to miss my short flight from Atlanta to Nashville. Forty-five minutes that would force me to walk from Gate B19 to gate A33, which happens to be at the end of a different terminal. Once getting to gate A33 I was told that my flight to Nashville was still boarding but was boarding from gate T1, which happens to be at the very end of yet another terminal. By the time I made it there, the flight was gone and I had been booked at a flight at nine-thirty tomorrow morning. Huh.
“What about a hotel?”
“You can have one at a discounted rate, but Delta won’t pay for the whole thing.”
“How much is a discounted rate?”
“Not much of a discount. Shouldn’t Delta pay for more since it was, you know, their fault and all that I am here?”
“It’s not really Delta’s fault.”
“It’s not really Delta’s fault. Maybe the weather was bad. Delta can’t control the weather.”
“Well, the weather in Southern California was fine, how was it here?”
“It might have been raining.”
“Might have been? Was it raining when you came to work?”
“Can I leave now?”
So instead of hanging out in Gate A33 (that’s right, the gate I started in) for twelve and a half hours, Twitter came to the rescue. Thank you everyone that helped out bombarding Carlos’ phone with suggestions to rescue me, including you Daley.
So here I am, sitting on the Wittaker couch watching one of the Ocean movies, but haven’t been able to figure out which one. Beats the heck out of an airport floor. Thanks Carlos, and no thanks Delta. Eventually I will be home.
Well, Kristin and I have been talking about it for a while, but we finally started watching Lost last night.
Neither one of us had seen even a minute of the show previous to last night. It’s not like we had something against it, it’s just that, at first, we couldn’t commit to being in the same place in front of our TV every time the show was on. We don’t have anything to record it, so if we missed one we would be stuck. Then it got to the point where we were too behind to start watching.
I have continued to hear how amazing this show is, and how it’s like a movie and not like regular TV, and how it keeps getting better and all that, but still didn’t have time to give it a chance. Now with ABC running full screen, high definition, full episodes for free, we decided to give it a shot. We started at the beginning and watched the two pilot episodes last night. I think it just might be as good as everyone has been saying. Right up front though, I am a little annoyed that Jack seems to know everything about everything, but I’m sure that something weird will happen with him.
So anyway, we are a little behind all of you, but I’m cool with that. I think it’s awesome that we are so far behind and we have so many episode to watch to be current. No waiting for the next one.
I assume most of you watch Lost, but is there anyone that doesn’t watch it? More interesting to me, is there anyone that doesn’t like it?