Monday, May 2, 2011

Manic Monday?

It's been quite an interesting Monday - and a pretty good one at that. But still... quite interesting. I've had a few emotion ups and downs in the last twelve hours or so.
I wanna be a Starship Ranger!

I went to bed early last night because I had to be at the Lutheran High School to help with a skit early in the morning so I wanted to get to sleep. After watching some Starship on YouTube, I noticed someone on Twitter mentioned Obama was going to speak, but I figured it could wait until morning. I didn't get any sleep by the way, but that's another story for another time.

So you can imagine my surprise this morning when I flipped on the radio (after getting my Starbucks of course, which was fun because they already knew what drink I wanted) to hear about Osama Bin Laden. I guess that's what I get for attempting to get sleep and watching StarKid musicals.

But then - the DJ's started to talk about how the next Sookie Stackhouse book Dead Reckoning comes out TOMORROW and they will be featuring the author Charlaine Harris.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Naturally - all of my thoughts go to my plan to stop by the book store tomorrow ASAP so I can pick up a copy of the book for myself. I've only been waiting a year for it - and I'm in between novels at the moment. What perfect timing! The news of Osama would just have to wait. The world of vampires and wares were calling my name!

I then pull up to the high school and proceed to hang out with some of my favorite teenagers, and perform a skit with them that was too funny! I mean - a seeing eye camel in the Bible? It was pretty hilarious.

When I get to the office, I pull up my daily newspaper. Twitter and Facebook.

All the posts and updates I see from when I went to sleep to the moment I got in the office are ALL ABOUT OSAMA. Well... I felt pretty sheepish for posting "I wanna be a Starship ranger" right before I went to bed. I must live in a hole! It was one of those "I fail at life" moments. Yet, when I look at Facebook and see that today is "Harry Potter Day" (when us HP fans remember the day Harry defeated YOU KNOW WHO) all I can think is:

"Huh, that's a fun coincidence. It's a good thing I wore my house colors today."

Seriously? That's what I think of? I'm such a bad American.

But then... the best part of my day came. As I was doing my usual website morning rounds... I saw that the Love Drop video for April was up.

Honestly - this has been my favorite Drop so far. Seeing the looks on the faces of those kids, and everything the team did for that family the last four weeks - I felt like it just put everything into perspective. Seeing what can happen when people come together to help others - it's amazing and inspiring. When I see videos like this... I can't help but think that this is what God must want from his people. This is the kind of community he calls us to have. This is the Love he wants us to show to others.

I still don't know how I feel about Osama - but I'm sure I'll post about it at some point. Will this make a difference in the lives of Americans (and possibly people around the world)? I have no idea. I don't know enough about politics or anything to give an answer. But... I do know that the life of the Kahleen family has been touched. I know that even though Harry Potter and YOU KNOW WHO are fictional characters - we can learn lessons about life and love from those books. I know that Dead Reckoning is just a book - but books (in case you haven't noticed) are a big part of my life.

Change - REAL change - It Starts With Us.

Life and love - it's the little things that make us smile, a doll we can give to a kid, a funny skit we can perform or watch, showing our wizard pride, laughing at alien bugs who want to be Starship rangers, and reading a good book.

At least for me.

What are some of the little big things in your life?


  1. i posted an amazingly in depth comment on your blog post about twilight and I was basically stating that I love the books for all the obvious reasons that most people hate them. Embracing the flaws but it was soo much better than words can describe. DARN TECHNOLOGY *shakes fist*... Well, Just wanted to tell you that I had some great things to say that will never be read :(. such a pity. hahaha


  2. I don't think you're a bad American. I think you just acknowledge that there are far more important things in the world than the death of one man. Especially when his death will likely have very little impact on the ongoing situation in the Middle East!

    In other news, OMG THERE'S A NEW SOOKIE STACKHOUSE BOOK??????????????????? Must go to bookstore...

  3. Heck yes there's a new Sookie book!!!!! I'm picking it up on my lunch hour today. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I read all the Charlaine Harris ones up until Dead as a Doornail (I think that was the one...)

    I loved them all.

    I also developed a crush on Vikings.

  5. Yeah! She's awesome! A friend of mine got me hooked last year and I read through all of them in about 2 months. Although... Eric isn't so great in this book. :-/


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