Friday, May 22, 2009

Finally Friday

Okay, so after reading way too many people's blogs I've decided to start my own fun theme. I'm going to call it "Finally Friday" and it's just a recap of what I've done this week. The highs and lows, the sunny days and the cloudy ones and...okay, who am I kidding, it's basically what I can remember from the week. Sometimes that isn't a lot. we go!

So this week has been pretty hectic. I think as the phrase goes, "When it rains, it pours." It has been pouring this week. Last night, for instance, my wife and I tried a new recipe courtesy of my sister. We made cheesy potatoes and baked chicken. While the potatoes were in the oven, my choir accompanist called and asked if we wanted to go to dinner and sit outside some place over a few drinks. Ugh! Of course we do!! But then we can't eat cheesy potatoes.

This all happened before I had choir practice to rehearse for a wedding this weekend. We have an event called Walnut Hills Has Talent and the choir was "up for bids" as Drew Carey would say. We were won by a member of the church for her son's wedding. I'm a little put out by this because the process of getting the songs picked and then rehearsed has not been worth the outcome. But, it will all be over tomorrow after the wedding.

So, after a pretty fun choir rehearsal where I gave out prizes like duct tape, toothpaste and old t-shirts, all of which I found in a cabinet in my room, we went home and watched the last hour of "So You Think You Can Dance."

SYTYCD can only come too soon since American Idol ended on Tuesday. And, boy, what a finally. I told my wife that the show was going to have to go on hiatis for a year after that huge KISS performance. I figured the show is bankrupt after all those effects. I was happy with the outcome. Many people pointed out reasons for Adam not winning, which was an upset since he is clearly the far more talented of the two, but as my wife pointed out Kris would have faded into the background if he didn't win. Adam will do well no matter what.

Of course, it was also pointed out to me by someone at my church that perhaps Adam didn't win because he was gay.

This is where the record squeeks and I say, "Whaaaaaat?!"

That is a rediculous reason. First of all, how do we know? So he wears a little bit too much eye liner and paints his nails. So...big deal. I think they call that "Emo." It was also pointed out that his voice is just soooo high. Therefore, woman-like.

Second we go...Whaaaaaaaat?!


I'm going to move on. You can draw your own conclusions of how that conversation went.

So, back to Thursday. SYTYCD is BACK!!! Unfortunately, three things were weighing against watching it: 1. Mary Murphy drives me nuts. I think her voice is like the Seinfeld episode where Kramer has seisures every time he hears a certain woman's voice. That's how bad her voice drives me crazy. 2. The Ugly Betty season finale was on. Now if you don't watch Ugly Betty...shame on you. Such a funny, sarcastic show with lots of heart. We haven't been too faithful to the series this year since choir is on the same day, but we've tried to catch it whenever we can. 3. 30 Rock was on. Crap!!! There are too many options! How to choose. Luckily for 30 Rock, it was a rerun so we only scanned over to NBC a few times, just for some giggles.

As for work, everything has wound down. Preschool is finished, so no more Peanut Butter song until next year. Thank goodness. My programming is ending for the year, although I have started two new things for the summer: Youth Choir, which I HOPE HOPE HOPE is a success and Summer Choir, which is already looking like it's going to be a success.

Emerging worship is actually looking like at some point it might happen. Of course, that may be in 2012, but at least we're talking about it and moving forward. We had a meeting this week and I did the agenda. We actually stayed a little more on task. It's an odd meeting because all of us in it are "leaders" (I use the term loosely) of our own programming. So, in this case, I'm not really sure who is leading the meetings. I've kind of taken on the leadership role and I like it.

The Ad Council met this week, which is always a frustrating time. I wasn't at the meeting, but they decided that the programming people needed to come up with more "stuff" to do during the summer months to keep people connected to the church. Really? Becuase I'm pretty sure my summer is my time to work on next year's music and catch up from this year....not to plan more stuff for nobody to come to during the summer.

Well, I think that's all that has happened this week, at least that I can remember. Really, it's a journey through what I watched on TV this week, but like I said, it was a big week. I hope that everyone has a great weekend and enjoys their holiday. Hopefully, it won't be too rainy here. Join me next week for Finally Friday!!


  1. turned down a dinner date for cheesy potatoes? Uh-oh, have you become an old married couple?!! (Although, Lauren said they turned out really good - so, good!)

    I watched Ugly Betty for a while, but kind of lost track this year. Maybe I'll catch up this summer.

    And...YAY!!!!!! for SYTYCD! I was definitely ready for Idol to be over. And I liked Kris; I think he's very talented and nice. But Adam is crazy talented and who the heck cares who he dates? I don't think that had anything to do with it; then again, I don't vote, so maybe I don't know. Either way you look at it, though - at least he doesn't have to record that horrible song! (And I really liked the Kiss performance. I thought Adam's shoulder pad/wings/things were cool.) :)

  2. Oh yeah - I really like the Finally Friday idea!