So, the other day, the whole family was just sitting around in the living room messing around yelling and being funny and Kiara yells out (not at anyone) "Shut Up!" We immediately stop, look at her, and she get's the "uh oh, I'm in trouble" face. We say to her, "what did you say?"...she gets more red..."you won't get in trouble, what did you say?...did you say, shut up?"...she nods..."that's a bad word, where did you hear that...
oops! you know when you're excited about something and you say, "no way, shut up!" yeah, Jacinda says that all the time. We have both really been trying to watch what we say, like stupid, dumb, shut up, suck...etc. But when Kiara does say something, it's so funny that we are trying to scold her for saying a bad word, but we are turning our heads away because we are laughing so hard. this video is a perfect example (update: this is not my daughter):
Delirious was is one of my favorite bands. Martin Smith's voice was an experience in itself. Here's a group of guys who have sold out Wembley Stadium and they were playing to a couple hundred people in Clovis, CA last night! Like their song, "History Maker" kind of talks about, these 5 guys have changed and effected change in so many ways around this world. I can't imagine how the journey has come from, "hey, check out this chorus I just wrote! I could sing of your love forever. Do you like it?" in some living room in England, to recording that same song in 20-30 different languages for people all around the world! What a trip.
Vicky Beeching opened up the show and she was really good too. A classic, worship leader, who, I'm sure we will be hearing for years to come. Rebecca St. James was just what I expected. It was very late 90's feeling. The colors, the songs, the style...I didn't care for it. (Go to bathroom and visit the T-shirt table at this part of the show). But Delirious came through in the end. I wish I could get my hands on what they were showing on the screens behind them. So creative. It's just amazing to be in a worship experience like that. They are definitely just blessed by God with the gift of leading others in worship. It's that simple. I laughed, I cried, I jumped, all in all: great concert. Now there are only 2 other groups/people I must see before I die. U2 and Matt Redman.
Jacinda and I are seeing Delirious tonight! I've followed and loved this band ever since cutting edge came out way back in the late '90's for us in the US. I can remember, I was working in the music department at our local Bible House Store, and the news about delirious, this band from across the pond, started forming. A couple people asked about them, but we couldn't get them yet. Finally, Cutting Edge came in. I was amazed. I couldn't believe that worship music could sound like this. The coolest thing we had before delirious was vineyard stuff and these guys blew it out of the water. Songs like "I could sing of your love forever" and "did you feel the mountains tremble" were instant hits in our college group and around the world. One of my favorite songs of all time, who even David Crowder has covered now, is "Obsession". The weirdest thing...I've never seen them play live. I can't wait until tonight!
Well, after talking to Jacinda for a long time on Friday night, I decided to quit the Master Cleanse. My stomach felt like it was being eaten by all the acidic lemon/lime juices and if I had to open that bag of cayenne pepper one more time to make that drink, I thought I would hurl. My reasoning, "people live to 100 everyday without ever doing an intense detox like this." All I really wanted out of a detox was a colon cleanse, and believe me, I got that after the 2nd day. I feel like anyone can lose weight when you only put 500 calories a day in your body. This is definitely an extreme measure for someone who needs it. I felt as though my routine was finally becoming disciplined and this thing through me off.
I felt good about my decision, but still wanted a little back-up so on Sunday I saw my doctor at church, and asked him if he had ever heard of this. He replied, "uh oh, no, what's it all about?" I told him the whole deal as to which his reply was a hesitated, "...um, that doesn't...sound...healthy." Thank you Lord. Why did I ever even start this thing! I guess I should have talked to him before I started anything this extreme. It's a good lesson learned.
I did lose several pounds even in those 4+ days, but I'll be interested to see if I regain them. Plus, on Saturday, I had OJ for breakfast, a couple bites of salad for lunch, chicken broth for dinner, OJ again on Sunday, a sandwich for lunch with banana, and chicken for dinner... So Turk and JD wouldn't be able to find out what's wrong with me yet...
Section 124, row...A!!! Front row of the risers! These are going to be great seats. I actually like sitting on the risers better than being on the floor because you can see better. So June 6th, Jacinda and I will be rockin' with Mr. John Mayer and Ben Folds!
See my post below if you want the "presale" code. Who else is coming?
John Mayer is coming to Fresno on June 6th. It's a Wednesday night because we obviously aren't a big enough venue to have someone big come here on a weekend. Anyways! He was amazing last time I saw him with Maroon 5. One of my favorite concerts, great musicality, amazing "band" feel (opposed to the Pussycatdolls running around and shaking their rump to some track played on a CD player backstage) I have a special code to buy pre-sale tickets. Go to Ticketmaster via this link:
Mrs. Flowerdust.net, Anne Jackson, has a new article on Relevant Magazine's web site. Anne is one of those bloggers that I have communicated with for about a year now. Carlos just got to meet her in person last month, even though she lives in Texas. What a crazy blog world we live in. She's a great writer and has done several movie reviews for the mungles and several articles for Relevant Magazine (my favorite mag right now!) Go check out her article here:
The Master Cleanse is meant first and foremost as a detox; to rid your body of toxins. Weight loss will occur because you're only taking in 500-700 calories a day. Also an important note: there are 2 recovery days. My trainer told me that if you decide to have a hamburger on day 11, you WILL go to the hospital.
Here's what you will need: (all can be found at Whole Foods)
smooth move laxative tea
2 - 32oz. organic maple syrup "grade B"
cayenne pepper powder
5 gallons of bottled water (non floridated, I'm using crystal geyser)
2 bottles - celtic sea salt (it's a light grey color)
40 lemons or 80 limes
mint tea (decaf)
Here's the plan:
the night before you start you drink one cup of laxative tea before bed. you do this every night.
each morning: 32oz of water with 2 tsp. of sea salt (bathroom in 30 min to an hour so watch out)
drink through the day: 6-10 of these concoctions
10oz of water, 2 tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 tbsp of maple syrup, 1/10 of a tsp (or a small pinch) of cayenne pepper
day 11: fresh squeezed OJ, a couple drinks (from above), soup for lunch, soup for dinner, sliced apple or pear for dessert
day 12: fresh squeezed OJ, a couple drinks, salads for lunch and dinner
i'm only on day 2, so i don't know what to expect throughout the whole deal. try to wean off the caffeine before time. Also, you can't deviate from this plan at all. no multi-vitamins, no protein, no advil. If you are taking prescription medicine that you need to live, you probably shouldn't stop taking that. in any case, ask your doctor. I might be a fool.