Monday, February 25, 2008

cool things as of late

aka...ten things that i'm thankful for...
  1. the track i've been eyeing for awhile: belief (live) from the continuum special edition finally showing up on amazon mp3 download store. the only thing hotter than a john mayer album is a LIVE john mayer album. and the only thing hotter than a track being available on an itunes is a DRM-FREE track on amazon.com. C'MON.
  2. engagement is kind of the kingdom here but not yet. you've made the commitment and there are foretastes of what marriage is like, but the real thing is yet to come. its a good place to be but i sure am thankful that i'm getting married sooner or later. :)
  3. new usher tracks. r&b is BACK. i can't wait. movin' mountains. this second one is going to be one of the hottest tracks of 2008. i'm calling it now.
  4. a renewed sense of re-connection with God -- seeing more answered prayer "but most of all I love to hear the voice of God..." - the prophet song, delirious?
  5. getting work done on a monday. YES.
  6. dance as an expression of heart. inspired by watching youtubes of kaba modern from america's best dance crew. dangs.
  7. someone important to me finally getting a girlfriend. HALLELUJAH BOUT FREAKING TIME. sooooo thankful.
  8. coming to the realization that i love technology and how it can change lives...and realizing again that this love is God given. awaiting redeployment!
  9. jesus, justice and poverty. re-envisioned in what it means to love our neighbor. may the Church arise again and show what it means to love beyond fences, political boundaries, sexual orientation, and our preferences. none of this weaksauce convenient love.
  10. finding expensive tea at 40% off (w00t) and running errands with the fiance.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

return from oblivion...

okay not really, but its good that people are back :) ten things i've been thankful since i last wrote....

1. fun time cooking and chatting with the return of the gf!
2. peoples are back. didn't talk too much, but its an incredibly comforting just to have someone you know nearby.
3. late nights that are more productive than my day. just pounded out lingering todos. hiyah!
4. fun chats with jchan, dhoff, jz, and schen.
5. a clean desk. woot.
6. calling my grandfather in hk and wishing him a happy new year.
7. family.
8. my mac. i don't know why, but i'm realizing more than moving to mac made it fun to use the computer again. it reminds me of what i felt when i younger and felt like computers were amazing.
9. having a stocked fridge & clean kitchen. makes cooking so much easier and quite frankly -- not everyone has that luxury of having food.
10. coldstone with the gf :D

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

thankfulness today

1. solitude. "whoever can't live alone should beware of community." dietrich bonhoeffer
2. ipod touch in 32gb model and iphone in 16gb model :D steve jobs why do you torment me so?
3. candles
4. music that moves the soul - listening to the fray, rediscovering jennifer knapp & mat kearney, watching natasha bedingfield.
5. the warmth of the sun and taking a walk in said sun :)
6. spicy ramen noodles and pastrami. (separately, not together.)
7. just a word and moment of the divine changes everything.
8. random texts from my bro.
9. watching the superbowl, laughing and screaming along at the reality that goliaths can still fall. david ftw! :)
10. jamie giving a good word about the politics of jesus. are followers of jesus salt and light to the political process or are we part of the problem?
11. friends and community "whoever is not in community, let him beware solitude." dietrich bonhoeffer