Thursday, March 19, 2009


Boy, my ankles are hurting. Particularly my right one - the one I sprained back in October. I went walking again tonight... about a mile. Does it eventually get easier if I keep it up on a regular basis?

Last night I accompanied Alex for a talent show tryout; he did 500 Miles by the proclaimers, similar to the following video:

Yeah, I did the guitar, he sang. I think we need to get him a tambourine for the actual talent show (yes, he made it). It was kind of funny: we went in and one of the girls judging asked, "What are you going to sing for us?" And Alex said, "500 Miles." She replied, "You mean the one that goes, 'I would walk 500 miles' [in a sung manner]? I know that song - my brother and I used to sing that! How neat!"

The principle, who'd been over adjusting the sound system (as the mic was a little hot and he knew that Alex would have no trouble singing into the mic since he'd done the solo at their choir concert, "Beatles Revue"), came back and asked what he was going to sing, and commented something like, "We're in a generation that remembers that song" (or something like that - I didn't hear him very clearly). So I played, Alex sang, and he's in. We did it up 3 half steps (key of G instead of E) to make it fit his vocal range a little better.

By the way, I really like that version from the video - a guitar, a tambourine, and their voices. Pretty nice. Oh, and we changed the lyric from "when I get drunk" to "when I have fun" ("I'm gonna be the man who's havin' fun with you") - much safer, especially for a 10-year-old.

Well, about 6 months in the new house now, and we're still not unpacked. Guess it's time to just throw away the things we haven't unpacked, eh?

If you want a challenge, take a look at Ephesians 4. Imagine what it would be like if we (Christians) all lived that!

1 comment:

Christy said...

Tell Alex congrats! He would be great in Fiddler on the Roof. Both Haley and Dawson are villagers in it. They seem to be enjoying it so far.