warning: upgrade ahead…

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my goal during christmas break will be to upgrade my CMS system here. I have a lot of plugins/hacks installed here so it might be kinda rough for a while until i get all the loose ends taken care of during the upgrading process.

So, if you see something funky here between christmas and new years, just know that i’m working on it. if the “funky-ness” still persists after new years, please let me know what you’re seeing. thanks!

have a great christmas! :)


Merry Christmas 2004

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Wow. It’s Christmas time again! The year has gone by blazingly fast, wouldn’t ya say?

Have a great time with friends and family during the holiday season, everybody! take care and see ya next year! :)

more recent photos of the boys are located here.

…and just so you know, I don’t have any..

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Nice. I use the free blogtrick script on my Amazon Wish List page and look at the AD they’ve placed on my page!


…and NO it’s NOT part of my wishlist!!!

no thanks, I don’t need that!

crappy christmas..

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i wanted to expand on what was mentioned in yesterday’s post about Manheim Steamroller songs…here’s my list of crappy Christmas songs that should be banned from radio altogether…see if you agree. and please feel free to post your list of the worst xmas tunes.
All songs by Manheim Steamroller - ’nuff said
I Believe in Santa by REO Speedwagon - they should have broken up right after recording ‘Keep On Loving You’
Christmas Shoes - i normally scream and run as far away from the radio as I can when this one comes on … Oh! the horror… the agony of da feet!!!
Santa Baby - yuck!
War is Over by John and Yoko - double yuck!
Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney - it’s pretty lame, and *I’M* a McCartney fan!!!
Do You Hear What I Hear? by Rosie O’Donnell and Elmo - no words could ever describe what I’m hearing!!!
Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie and Bing Crosby - what were they smoking when they came up with this idea?
Grown Up Christmas List - I think i’ve heard several different versions of this. all of them as sappy as the other. let’s all have a sappy christmas!
speaking of sappy … ummm, am I just too jaded to even listen to this:
ChristmasTime by Bryan Adams - check out these lyrics… see if you can make it through without laughing out loud:
We waited all through the year for the day to appear
when we could be together in harmony
You know the time will come peace on earth for everyone
and we can live forever in a world where we are free
let it shine for you and me
There’s something about Christmas time
something about Christmas time
that makes you wish it was Christmas everyday
To see the joy in the children’s eyes
the way that the old folks smile
says that Christmas will never go away

OK, this isn’t a song from sesame street. it’s some grown up dude with bad acne scars singing these awfully maudlin lyrics and getting *paid* for it. now, that ain’t right. man, Ethan, my second grader can come with better lyrics than that. come on!..oh and finally how about that dreaded remake of Do They Know It’s Christmas by Bland Aid 20. blech. actually they don’t play that one here in the states. thank goodness!…

tis the season..

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well, how’s it going? i’m still busy trying to get some work done along with all the christmas shopping and stuff… yup, in other words, i’m in christmas hell.with all the shopping, spending money i don’t have, traveling, spending time with the relatives/grandparents, christmas decorations, christmas cards, christmas tree, traffic, shopping malls, catching colds and headaches, i’m never a happy camper during this time of the year. yup, i’m just a christmas grump. is it just me? i can’t be the only one. come on admit it! you know, misery loves company. :Pthe following are just various tidbids floating in the ol’ noggin:will someone at clearchannel please stop the madness!! please stop playing those horrid christmas songs by Manheim Steamroller!! those cheesy early eighties sounding synths, those thin, crappy sounding drums, those unimaginative instrumental arrangements, the mind-numbingly simple and bland solos. i can’t take it anymore. who likes this crap? I’m OK with Christmas music around the holidays but Manheim Steamroller??? Someone please tie up these middle-aged balding fogies and don’t let ‘em out til spring!some hackers got into the server that hosts my worship team’s website (the site that i run for the church band/choir.) now, who in their right mind would mess with a church-related site? don’t they know they be messing with God’s work? well, they got cahones!i’m sad. seriously! more evidence that Nick and Jessica’s marriage is indeed on the rocks. someone hand me some tissue!i just love Hi-5. i think i’ll get their CD …. for my nieces for christmas! OK, i admit that i’ve been a fan since they started broadcasting the show in the mornings on TLC last year. is that so wrong? to be a grown up and like the kids in Hi-5? is it a little to pervy? come on, it’s just a well done show!!The choir did an incredible version of Kirk Franklin’s ‘Now Behold the Lamb’ at church this past sunday! I was in tears at the end. it was powerful.
it sort of brings things into perspective.
Now behold the Lamb, the precious Lamb of God
Born into sin that I may live again
The precious Lamb of God
Holy is the Lamb, the precious Lamb of God
Why You love me so Lord I shall never know
The precious Lamb of God
When I always didn’t do right I went left
He told me to go right
But I’m standing here in the midst of my tears
Lord I claim You to be the Lamb of God
Thank you for the Lamb, the precious Lamb of God
Because of Your grace I can finish this race
The precious Lamb of God
Even when i broke Your heart, my sins tore us apart
But I’m standing right here in the midst of my tears
I claim you to be the Lamb of God
Why You love me so Lord I shall never know
The precious Lamb of God
-Kirk Franklin

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