#getyourpraiseon


Try to understand my taste in music…

I know; it isn’t easy.

Check this out:
I’m the only one in the office tomorrow. Everyone else is quite literally out of town. So that’s 10,000 square feet, a lake, and myself for the entire day.
On top of that, Darco and I get to rock out at Bible study again tomorrow evening. Something that we’re both pretty pumped about.
Finally, by doing my favorite thing in the world [retweeting random things] I just nailed two free tickets to the band that is embedded above for tomorrow night in town at 9:00 PM!

Boom! Bam! Thank you ma’am!

That’s a day that hasn’t even started worthy of getting some praise action on!

-D-

XO: So Long


So long…
And thanks for all the fish…

It only seems natural to use that quotation to define what this post was going to be about. I’ve known this day was coming, at first I tried to deny it, but in the end it became about acceptance and moving on to new adventures with life.

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Mobile Minutes: #Shock2Philly Part V


I have found Kansas City “East”…

It is called Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The similarities between the downtown sectors of each two cities are uncanny in similarity. Recent redevelopment, cleaning, etc…

Now, what were we doing there to begin with?

First, it’s on our way home from Philadelphia. Secondly, the couple that I flew to Baltimore, Maryland two years to watch get married live in Pittsburgh.

They invited us to stay the night, see the city, and rest before our adventure home.

A few thoughts from this experience:

1. Order a sandwich? You’re getting fries…on the sandwich.
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2. Clear outside? It’s going to snow.
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3. Trying to get into Pittsburgh? Enjoy the five million tunnels and ten dozen bridges.
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4. Square Cafe is the place to be for breakfast. Just trust me on this. I had key lime pancakes and my life has changed.
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5. You can get a Mazda3 stuck…
6. There is nothing strange about roaming downtown Pittsburgh in a F-350 diesel truck listen to electronic dance music.
7. One word: Sheetz
8. It’s always a good time when you line up for a photo and the height of the people have the following range: 6’8, 6’2, 6’5, 5’2.
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9. Be ready for amazing quotes at all times:

I have a question about your two specials today.
Yes?
What is their portion?
Like this.
Alright. I’ll take both please.

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10. Lifelong friendships are the best things next to marriage.

Also, they asked me to remind them why I was in such a rush to get home after their wedding. It was a blessing to show them, sitting to my right, why I had to leave their celebration two years ago.

-D-

Mobile Minutes: Recharged


These past two days have been a true test for me.

Those just joining the conversation I had a two day event of management testing and training down south. Involving a lot of accounting. It went from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursday and 8:00 am to 2:00 PM yesterday. Factor in six hundred miles of driving with this, and I can say that I was absolutely exhausted by last night [two more courses Monday and Tuesday...including the five hour exam], and plenty of homework over the weekend.

On top of that I’ve got the 1 Million Cups presentation that I’m working on [and pumped out of my mind], and today the Easter egg launch is at 2:00 PM and I need to be there in an hour. Afterwards it’s a night at Sporting Park to watch Sporting play along side of several friends.

Easter service with my parents at 6:15 AM tomorrow, breakfast at 9:30 AM at MoVal, then service there. By noon I should be toasted again.

I did sleep in today, and I do not regret that. With the rain falling, thunder clapping, slight breeze, and comfortable temperatures…the place was primed for some great sleeping.