If you are notified by legitimate sources you’re about to be hit with an ICBM, which probably carries a nuclear warhead, you’re going into a mode most people can’t comprehend. Some people may have even prepared to kill themselves. However, with all that said, I think the employee in Hawaii who made that drastic mistake shouldn’t be fired because I’m certain he or she would never make that mistake again. I imagine the guilt and shame that person feels is overbearing.
Elvis Presley lived 15,561 days. As of yesterday, I’ve lived 15,478. I have to live 83 more days to outlive Elvis Presley.
WifeGeeding’s best friend lives in El Paso and her daughter is in the Girl Scouts. She was going door to door in their neighborhood trying to sell Girl Scout cookies and one lady asked in a jovial way, “Do you know who I am?” The little girl and her mother didn’t have any idea, but the lady revealed she was the CEO of the Girl Scout. While she didn’t buy any cookies she gave her a special patch.
I’ve been rooting for Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings all year. Keenum’s father used to coach at Hardin-Simmons University when I was a student and he was very active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He’d help run the FCA summer camps and I’d help him out as an RA. I wasn’t close to him but really respected the guy. You may recall that I’m one of several trustees of an FCA sponsored memorial scholarship. A few years ago, Case made a sizable but anonymous donation to it totally out of the blue. The scholarship is named in honor of my friend Micah. Case was a friend with Micah’s step-brother who unexpected died and made the donation to honor his friend’s death. This news has never been public until now.
The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints yesterday. Steve Gleason is a legendary player for the Saints, so much so there’s a statue of him outside their stadium. Sadly, Gleason’s battle with ALS left him paralyzed. However, the man has a great sense of humor, check out this tweet he sent out yesterday:
Sometimes I just miss the simpleness, and I dare say humbleness, of using hymnals and a piano (and maybe an organ) in church.
I wonder if it’s possible to attend a church worship service in which an overhead projector or television isn’t used.
I love the rock band U2. I love the band’s guitarist, The Edge, and think he’s pure rock and roll. However, The Ege wearing shorts and hiking sandals is not very rock and roll and something I never wanted to see. It’s like seeing Chuck Norris wear a skirt.
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I loved it, but I wonder if I loved it because I’m a very nostalgic person and I yearn for the days of when Letterman and Obama were a part of my everyday life.
The show is filmed in a studio in New York and the audience doesn’t have any clue who Dave’s guest will be, which I think is a great concept. However, even though the show is named “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman”, Dave still introduces his guest.
While there is an audience, it seems they are encouraged to be reserved. This is great, and for the most part, you think Dave and Obama are alone.
I love the pace of the show, there’s no rush with the interview or conversation trying to wrap things up before the next commercial break. I’m sure a decent amount was left on the cutting room floor, but it seems like their conversation was quite lengthy and they could just enjoy each other’s presence.
I wonder how different it felt for Dave to not be sitting behind a desk during an interview and not having any notecards and such. Simply eliminating a desk makes a conversation or interview more engaging and open.
Dave is still quirky and self-deprecating, but now he does it in a more wiser and reflected manner.
I liked it when Obama started to ask Dave questions and wish Dave would have gone with it more.