it’s been a busy week and a birthday week… not my birthday, but half oh my household officially ages tomorrow and littler boy is turning 4 in about a week and a half… So this weekend is chock full of plans including Sunday’s trip to see Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Jjars of Clay for the Music Builds Tour… maybe i’ll get to thank Mark Lee for the whole book club thingamabob… or at least congratulate him for the birth of his daughter… we’ll see…

However, given the time, the fact that i’m tired and that my a/c is on the fritz, i’m getting this fire-breathing laptop dragon off of me ASAP… football, books, and that’s about it… let’s go…

WEEK TWO
– to the tune of Heavy Action (MNF Theme) – Johnny Pearson

so, apparently NFL Quarterback is no longer the most desirable position… Tom Brady is out for the season and Vince Young is out of his head… and the game rolls on… i lost my first week of fantasy football… in both leagues… but i’m fine with that… i lay in wait and will eventually take over… and really, the most important thing about week one was the emergence of the dominant force destined to crush all those who stand in their way… the BUFFALO BILLS!… well, of course, time will tell, but they apparently looked good… i can’t wait until i will get the chance to watch them this season…

anyway, let’s see how i did with my picks last week and who i’m picking this week…

i started off really strong picking the first 6 right, but then it caught up with me and i ended up with 10 right and 6 wrong… still good, but i’d like to do better… this week, i’m doing away with the scores because they don’t really make much sense anyway… so here goes…this week’s winners are as follows…

Bears, Titans, Packers, Bills
Chiefs, Colts, Giants, Redskins
Hawks, Falcons, Cards, Chargers
Jets, Steelers, Eagles, Texans

so that’s how it’s going to go… hope i didn’t ruin any surprises…

THE READING ROOM
– to the tune of This Is Who I Am – Third Day

well, i wanted to talk about the Donald, but i left the book at work… sometime soon… i promise… here’s how the rest break down…

Completed…


Working through…

The Writing Life (Dillard) [about 25 pages left]
The Parent You Want to Be (Parrott) [about 150 pages left]
Quiet Strength (Dungy) [about 175 pages left]
My Name Is Russell Fink (Snyder) [about 190 pages left]
New Way to Be Human (Peacock) [about 200 pages left]
At the Crossroads (Peacock)
Deliver Us from Evelyn (Wells)
The Two Towers (Tolkien)
UnChristian (Kinnaman & Lyons)
FlashBang (Steele)
Sinner (Dekker)

FULL LIST HERE

THE FINISH LINE

hey, this time around i’ve got some goodies up at the main site… first off, there’s a new iTRu-nes playlist and an interview with Warren Barfield… besides all THAT goodness, i branched out and tried something new… IN RE:TRuSPECT, which finds me grabbing a couple of older CDs and revisiting them… i think it’s kind of cool since i get to listen to some CDs that i’ve almost forgotten… let me know what you think…

peace… love… bdg….