Monday, January 28, 2008

Every once in a while I like to stick my head out the window, look up at the sky & smile for a satellite picture.

I bought a humidifier and a dehumidifier... I put them in the same room and let em fight it out.

Why is it a penny for your thoughts but you got to put your two cents in? someone is getting a penny.

I once got poison oak on my brain and the only way I could scratch it was to think about sand paper.


P.s. hi!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Just being me! & disappointment

this might not be the aLeX that you know.
now that looks a little more normal.

now, onto other matters. You may have wandered at the word "disappointment" in the heading. Well my reason for it was that I chanced to look at the poll that I put up and!....

P.S. please vote fiddle.
P.P.S. please vote fiddle.
P.P.P.S. please vote mandolin

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Speech, Music & Christ.... AND Taco Bell

Well the speech thing is over and I must say it was a lot of fun.
Yup... a whole lot of fun...

It was really great to meet so many other kid's, but now that it's over I am directing my attention to musical studies.So why am I always tying everything into music you may ask?

For me, music is a constant companion. It's a way of communicating how I feel without anyone knowing. For example if I am in an edgy mood, than I will usually play in a minor key. But if I am in a good mood than I will play a standard fiddle tune, or a slow complicated song. However if I am depressed or confused than I go back to basic scales and runs.. something I'm familiar with.
I believe that music is most enjoyable when you come to the place where you can feel it. Maybe it sounds silly to you but I believe that music is one of my greatest blessings.
I do sometimes.... many times struggle with pride and conceit but God is faithful to correct me and point me toward Christ. If it where not for His sovereign intervention I would be hopelessly lost and destined for damnation with no hope or desire for salvation. In the course of the past few years I have been confused about what it meant to put Christ first and foremost, especially in regards to music. I will not say that I am certain of where I am now, but I will say that when I look to Christ and not to myself I will find the answers to life's many questions.
(True as this may be, I would appreciate any suggestions/comments you might have.)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

a renewed interest & the man who tops all else

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the best grandpa in the world? Most have not fore the simple reason that each person is prone to be partial toward their own family. But partiality aside, Ken Anderson is surely the greatest of all.
At the age of 62, ken Anderson is still very strong and is undefeated in arm wrestling (believe me I've tried). He is constantly teaching me something new and interesting and loves to teach about health. My grandpa always lives what he says no matter what.
Yesterday he turned 62 and we had a wrestling party for him since he used to be a wrestler before he hurt his knees. Alright, maybe I'm a little partial but you have to admit this is one heck of a guy.
Love you grandpa