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Last Weekend In My Rearview Mirror

Posted by thesinger on March 25, 2008

Friday lunch, my bros (minus Floyd), my sis, my sister-to-be, and myself got a 30th Anniversary Dinner around for the parents. Their anniversary is actually on the 26th but since they are currently at the Ministers Meetings in Illinois, we had to do something special for them before the actual day. We constructed, in their honor, a meal of Festive Hamburgers, cabbage salad, Bavarian cream, home-made Two-Hour buns, fruit juice, and an Ice Cream Cake. Pictured is the delectable Ice Cream Cake:
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On Friday evening “The Nislys” came over to our house and made papusas which we sent packing into papusa heaven in rapid form. . . It was a GOOD TIME!!! You can see more pics and details at elsalgal.

Saturday was also a fun/friends-filled day. After some necessary work was completed at the home base, I went busting in to Kev’s house to meet him, Sheri, Matt, Ryan, and Jacob. The purpose for the meeting was to go to Wichita, KS, meet Vj, Luke, and Mark, and party the day away. This is us in the Chuck E Cheese’s parking lot, deciding where we would like to eat.
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We decided to eat at La Mesa, a moderately priced Mexican joint. Yes, Sheri, we know you can smile. Way to share that brilliant smile with the rest of us. . .
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After the massive lunch, we played Mini-golf at All-Star Sports. It was a nice time of sharing and being together. We wanted to hit a coffee shop on the way home, so we decided to drink coffee at the Riverside Perk. Since I had learned about the place on the internet, I was not quite expecting what we found. The place was smoky, dark, infested with hippies, and semi-grungy. Thankfully, they had tables outside where the second-hand smoke couldn’t kill us as fast. All-in-all, the place served relatively good coffee, but lacked in the professionalism and atmosphere departments.
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Portraits was the name of the game, since Vj is busting off to SMBI and needed some pics. Here’s a random pic of VJ and Kev.
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Of course, why just not shoot everybody in sight? I did, and came up with a jewel of a picture of rnisly.
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We did a short Goodwill stop on Maize Rd. on the way home. I purchased a magnif short sleeved shirt that fits like an old glove–really well.
That evening, I went to the Oren Yoder residence and played (what else?) Dutch Blitz, otherwise known as “da splits”. I have two pictures to share. The first is of a “touching moment,” and the second is not a jewel of an expression, but a “rosene” of an expression. . .
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Peace I leave with you. . .

thesinger

Posted in Coffee, Food, Friends, Good times, News, Party, Pics | 5 Comments »

Today is the day.

Posted by thesinger on February 7, 2008

I’m not sure if I’m ok with that. . .

Posted in Busy, News, Speech | 3 Comments »

Feeling snowed under.

Posted by thesinger on February 6, 2008

Yeah, I’m home, but feel like a truckload of school is pressing down on me. I’m anticipating more short posts with news as the main subject, rather than lots of beautiful posts with pictures, funny stories, etc.

My speech is due on Thursday. I’m not sure that that is a good thing. Perhaps it is, perhaps it isn’t.

thesinger

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I’m at a Sheraton in KC

Posted by thesinger on February 4, 2008

and I’m enjoying the luxuries. . . Plan to travel home in the morning. . . Need to get off the computer so dad can check email like I just did. . .

thesinger

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Make like a lover and “KISS THE WALL!!!!”

Posted by thesinger on January 14, 2008

It was pretty bad this evening at our first Messiah rehearsal. Neal told story after story after story after story after story after story (repeat ad nauseum). . . Then he would “very patiently” explain just exactly what we had done wrong. Then we would hear about his new weight loss program, or the way his son doesn’t know how to service a car, or how he’s dropping Mountain Dew from his diet. Then perhaps we would run a section of music. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. Peat and Repeat went up the hill. Peat fell down and who was left? Repeat. Correct. . .

And then you’re done with rehearsal and you didn’t get nearly as far as you think you could have.

Oh, you’re probably wondering what the kiss the wall part has to do with it. Well, it has to do with the shape of your lips as you sing. You are supposed to project your sound with pursed lips and attempt to “kiss the opposite wall with your lips.” This is especially true for basses, but also true for everybody. . . Is that lame or what?

thesinger

Posted in Love and Romance, Music, News, Reno County Choral | 12 Comments »

News briefs. . .

Posted by thesinger on January 3, 2008

Kenya is in serious political turmoil. Pray.

On a “slightly” more local level, Benji and Hans Mast are leaving to go attend Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute. It’s just all sadness and gladness at the same time.

I have started school after a rather long and restful break. This also means that I am continuing to practice piano at random and varied households that own a piano. It is good to be playing again and “making much music” after a very long break.

The Anonymous Somebodies are taking a “relaxative” from singing together since Crystal left for Calvary Bible School. We have two more concerts coming up in late February and early March, after which we have no definite plans to sing or not to sing, if you know what I mean.

Songleading at church has been going fairly well and I am enjoying it very much.

I will be taking speech at Pilgrim this next semester under Mr. Schrock. It will probably be a lot of work, but hopefully I can learn the skill of “speechifying” well.

Nothing out of the ordinary is happening this weekend. Work, fellowship, etc., etc., are the norms and I don’t suppose it’ll be any different this weekend.

Such is life. . .

thesinger

edit: I just got home from a ROCKIN’ evening of volleyball. Hobbs got it together and the level of playing was WOW!!!! Perhaps the most fun volleyball I’ve played in who-knows-how-long. Just WOW!!

Posted in Anonymous Somebodies, Friends, Life, Music, News, School, Weekend, Work | 2 Comments »