[[image:nycsky.jpg::center:0]]I spent today in NYC. We are staying in Soho which i think is my favorite area of new york city so far. it doesn’t seem as congested as uptown and it’s got a great feel to it. We had the day off for the most part so i did some laundry, saw a movie (Fever Pitch) at union square, bought the new kings of leon album and the i heart huckabees dvd. It was a good day, and “i didn’t even have to use my a-k”. Needless to say, NYC is awesome. i really love it hear, especially when the weather is amazing as was the case today.
so much has happened since i last posted. i guess i’ll mow the events down in chronological order.
i met up with Rob Bell and friends in Detroit. it is always a highlight to hang out with rob. he, his brother John and his neighbor tim made the two hour drive to come hang out and experience my world for a day. we discussed things like john eldridge’s bizarre hunting/nature practices, how donald miller is awesome, church, how a brilliant man named ken wilbur is attempting to boil down the universe and it’s contents down to two words, and the local grand rapids music scene…..over some Johnny Rockets. It was sweet. Rob = Good. Thanks to Rob, John, and Tim for making it out.
next was my brush with some very well educated young men from princeton theological seminary. adam from pomomusings, kellen from fear and trembling and their homies josh, nick, and don. all the guys were super cool and it was great getting to know them. we drank some wine, snacked on some chips and salsa, and talked about how it’s kinda creepy to tell people you’re meeting someone you’ve “met on the internet” face to face for the first time (especially when you’re a dude meeting a dude). but it’s these kinds of connections that make blogging it’s most valuable, right? i got to know a little bit about their experience at princeton and what they are searching/striving for in their journeys. i don’t envy their book lernin’ lifestyle, but hey……someone has to do it, right? as someone who plays in a rock band, they are like rock-stars to me in a way. they do what i know i could never do. so major props to those guys for blowing off the books for some partying and rocking out.
last but not least, my dad came out to visit me in ithica, ny. he’s working in upstate new york for the summer and busted loose just long enough to come hang out, eat dinner and see the band play. it was awesome seeing him. it’s been like three months since i’d seen him last so it was great. i really appreciate my dad, and mom too, for being supportive of me and what i do. even when i was a bum who dropped out of community college to chase the “rock”, they had my back. they are great parents. ( i think my mom found my blog online, so i have to keep it clean now, just in case)
oh, i also got a delphi my-fi which is a portable XM satellite radio tuner. it’s the size of an ipod and it sounds awesome. how cool is it to listen to radio where tom petty has a dj show and herbie hancock hosts a jazz show. amazing. what’s funny are the names for the “christian” stations…”the fish” or “the spirit”. i don’t know, it’s funny….those are easily the worst stations in the whole lot. shocking, isn’t it? ok, maybe not. when will those silly christians ever learn to write good songs? Continue reading