We hiked up Stone Mountain this afternoon. It was freezing and steep but we all made it okay. Carlos and I had the little kids in the car with us so we drove home and dropped them off, changed, and drove straight back to church.
They are now doing all of their pre-service "working out the kinks" kind of stuff. The whole process from cameras, to sound, producing, set design, music and worship leading is top notch.
The guy leading today is Seth Condrey. He's great at leading others to God. He's very laid back and seems very in control and comfortable. I don't know what that "x" factor is that some worship leaders have (anointing?favor?), but he's got it. It was great to just connect with God this morning.
Sometimes, when I come into situations like this, my head and heart are so torn open to God, that I can't even sing. I know, I lead worship myself, but If I do, the emotions take over and it's hard to keep it together. It just happens sometimes, not all the time, but when it does I cherish it.
Churches often take for granted what they have right in front of them. This church is blessed with many great worship leaders, pastors and ministries. I'm loving our church more and more each day, but sometimes it's just nice to sit under someone else's leadership and soak it all in.
(I took pictures w/ my Nikon too, but didn't have the cable to transfer them to my Mac. That was from the little camera on my laptop!)
It's called the iFart. I know that I'm so immature, but c'mon...this is hilarious. It costs 99 cents, but it has been worth all the laughs we've gotten from setting it off. There is a security mode on it that after you set it up, whenever someone picks it up, it will make the pre-selected fart noise.
There's also a countdown for a surprise fart.
Carlos has it too, and we were eating lunch yesterday at this place called BrickTop and our waiter started cracking up about fart noises. You see, ladies, your man will never grow up to the point where a wet fart noise will make him snicker.
The day started off with Heather and Carlos renting us a car so we could all get around which was super-cool of them.
We drove down to the MARTA station which is the rapid transit in Atlanta, just like BART in San Francisco.
The kids were way excited just to be all hanging out together.
We had lunch at this awesome pizza place called, The Mellow Mushroom. The kids got to run around a little because we ate outstide and the pizza was really good.
After finally getting some food in us we walked through downtown a bit to the Coca-Cola museum. It was a little more than I wanted to spend to see the history of Coke and to drink some different varieties. I just had a Diet Coke for lunch...so, I was good. Also, I'll just read the history on wikipedia or something. I still think it would be cool, but with all the kids and required funds we thought...nah.
We let the kids play at a park for awhile where we tried to snap a pic of all 9 of us. It almost worked. Melania was the unhappy one again. oh well.
Then, we walked back to the MARTA, which seemed to take forever because it was all uphill, and then rode the train home.
At this point all the kids had hit at least one nerve of each of the parents, but they really were good for the whole day.
The little ones were almost out by the time we got to the MARTA and then they got their second wind on the way home.
The little guys are now sleeping and the big kids are watching Tinkerbell. Carlos is playing Stuntman on XBOX 360, the girls are juicing something, and I'm...well about to close the MacBook and watch Righteous Kill with all the adults.
I switched last night from twitterific to this new twitter app called TwitterFon.
It's the one on the bottom left there.
It's free too, but I really like the way it separates all the different twitter messages (regular, @replies, DMs). It also gives you the option of selecting one of your followees like a contact list instead of having to type in @brianhaleyeah everytime. I do miss the little bird tweets of twitterific though!
I like looking through all the different apps available, but so many of them are either really difficult or just kind of dumb. But, I'm also a penny pincher when it comes to this sort of thing and have only spent money on two apps.
GL Golf, it's really fun and more realistic than a lot of stuff out there and iFart...pretty self-explanatory
Have you found any cool apps that you love?
If you don't know what I'm talking about with Twitter, watch this video:
well, as you know, we're here in Georgia. I came to work with Carlos today because it was "bring your friend from California to work day". What a coincidence!
He's working, so I'm chilling in this little break room that is actually on the top floor in the corner of this picture. I got my MacBook, wifi, and lots of free time. I can't wait! Maybe I'll finally update that year and a half old banner photo up there. no promises though!
I just love dilbert. It's like the guy is in my head. I've fixed a couple computer issues at work and next thing you know, I'm the in-office IT guy (which I'm not qualified for at all). But, it never fails that the most common way to fix a computer or any electronic device for that matter, is to turn it all the way off, take the battery out, or do a master reset.