I had Brie Cheese and crackers for lunch today. That doesn’t matter to you, but I did. It was a late lunch. Something like two o’clock. Yesterday I was only able to grab dinner. It wasn’t Brie Cheese though. Burritos. That Kristin made.
The Roadshow officially came to a close earlier this week. For the most part a success in my book. The bands were great to tour with, the crowds sang loud and collectively the SkörInc sites that were on the tour racked up well over a million visitors checking out what was going on there. And you know what I say to that? “I’ll take it”. Over a million people.
I hit the ground running this week with preparation for MercyMe’s ‘Lovewell’ release, planning for Addison Road’s release, a launch of a site I can talk about in a few days, the re-design of a couple new sites, helping figure out a mess to clean up, and the organization of day to day operations. Not to mention, the family that I love, and want to share Brie Cheese with. It’s no wonder this post is primarily about cheese.
I’ve had coffee today too.
And water out of a cool, new stainless steel bottle.
I’ve got a white board that’s full of things that I’ve added, erased, then added again in different colors. It looks good. I was able to erase one thing on there for good though. Getting my license plate for the car. I got that yesterday. Two months late, but it’s because they had the wrong phone number and address for me so they couldn’t tell me it was ready. I’ve got it now. And it’s erased from my white board. Forever.
That and I’ve got an Apple appointment tomorrow to repair a year of throwing my computer in a backpack and driving all over the country. You Apple users should really consider Apple Care when you buy stuff from them.
I’m not even joking. David Crowder’s ‘Church Music’ is amazing. I’m still not sure it takes ‘A Collision’, but it’s dang close. Is “dang” a Southern thing to say? I think I’m saying that a lot. I blame the MercyMe boys… and Texas.
“So, what should we talk about?”
“I don’t know. What’s this meeting about?”
“Not sure. Who set this up anyway?”
Today Randy and I met Pete and Anne in the cool part of Nashville for some coffee and conversation. The funny thing, and the nice thing about the whole deal, was that there was no real point. No agenda, no goal, nothing anyone was trying to talk anyone into. Do you have any idea how refreshing that is?
Like most nerd blog conversations, it didn’t take long to start talking about the blogging world and how it’s changing and all that. I feel like I talked way more than anyone else, and I feel a little bad about that. It’s not normally what I do, but that’s what happens when I stay up too late, get up too early and opt for a juice over coffee.
Anyway, we had a great time today hanging out. It’s great to get to know people that understand where we are coming from in this whole blogging thing, not to mention just really nice people. See I should have saved that for Positive Post Tuesday, but oh well. Anyway, if have been living under a rock for the last year or so and haven’t gone to Pete’s or Anne’s blogs check them out. Everyone else is.
Today is Kristin’s day to blog for the 40 Day Fast. Today she has blogged about Fair Trade, and the amazing things that simply buying Fair Trade products is doing. There’s also a video on the post that is full of information on what Fair Trade is doing.
One of the many amazing things about Kristin is that she really digs in when she is doing something. She never does anything half-way. Recently I have noticed things around the house with the Fair Trade Logo on them and I have noticed very conscious decisions made by Kristin over the last few months to change the way we do things as a household. Ever since we have been married we have tried to be environmentally and globally focussed, and in a consumerist America that can be a hard thing. The awesome thing about Kristin, is her persistence to make a difference in the world in spite of what others think, feel or say.
Here’s a project today. In your outings today, whether it’s the grocery store or the coffee shop, find something today to purchase that is labeled “Fair Trade”. Then head to Kristin’s blog and comment what is is that you found with the Fair Trade logo on it. Sounds easy right?
We’d met once before and emailed several times but today Andrew Osenga and I finally aligned our schedules and got together. There wasn’t a major point other than to hang out and get to know each other. I have been a fan of Andrew’s solo work and a long time fan of another band that he plays in.
It was cool to hang out, talk music business, talk family, talk blogging, and instead of coffee had blueberry smoothies. It’s always cool to meet someone new and get to know them. Hopefully Andrew and I will be doing some song writing in the future, and getting our kids together to play.
Great hang, Andy. We will do it again. Everyone else, go check out Andy’s blog if you get a chance.