Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Time to turn this mother out......

Isn't that what all DJ's say before they start playing their music? I need your help! I am responsible for putting together a few cd's of music that can be played during the women's basketball games at ACU this year. Last year, we had several complaints (rightfully so!) on some of the music that was being played. So, I'm doing something about it. The only problem is that there could not be a more ill-equipped person to find and burn music than yours truly. I mean, I don't think George Strait and Air Supply songs will really get the crowd fired up!

Please list for me some songs that are upbeat and fun (yet clean!) that I can burn. Please list both the song and the artist. It does not matter what genre the music comes from just so long as it's good. Here's a few examples I have so far:

Foreigner - Hot Blooded
Eagles - Heartache Tonight and Start me Up
John Mellencamp - Hurst so Good
Nickelback - Someday
Loverboy - Loving Every Minute of It
Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
Kool and the Gang - Celebration

I need some that would be good for timeouts and deadballs during the game and then some that would be good to play after a victory (Hence - Celebration). Thanks!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

How and Why......

On Sunday afternoon, I leave for a 3-day conference in Chicago and then travel on to Minnesota to visit my sister and brother-in-law and my three nephews who just moved there 4 months ago. I cannot wait to see them all as I miss them more than I thought I would before they left. When I'm around my nephews, I often hear many how and why questions. I guess that's just the development of young minds.

However, over the past few days, I've found myself asking several how and why questions too. One of my anticipations of getting to heaven is having the opportunity to ask God my share of how and why questions. Here are some of the questions I've pondered lately -- some serious, others definitley not!

-- How do airplanes stay in the air?
-- How did I ever live without the internet?
-- How come the Rangers can never have both good starting and relief pitching in the same year?
-- How come we cannot find a cure for cancer?
-- How come we cannot find a cure for alzheimers?
-- How does President Bush keep his cool in the midst of all the terrorist bombings?
-- How does corn pop into popcorn?
-- How will my fantasy football team do this year?

-- Why don't I save more money?
-- Why do I have a love/hate relationship with golf?
-- Why does my grandmother have to have alzheimers?
-- Why does my grandfather have to have 4 broken vertebrae in his back?
-- Why don't I tell my wife I love her more than I already do?
-- Why do I BLOG when I'm the only person that really reads my BLOG?
-- Why does my house stay constantly dirty even though it's only me and Shawna?
-- Why does a 50+ year old wife/mother have to be diagnosed with dementia?
-- Why does a young single mother have a husband that leaves her and then finds out she has cancer?
-- Why did Jesus die for me?