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• So it’s Wednesday night and I remembered I have a blog. I’ve been a little extra busy this week since it’s my last week at my “real job” and there have been lots of things to tend to. I had a really great, long overdue, 2-hour talk with my pastor about the layoff situation and some things that have happened in the past 30 days that have really bothered me. I felt it was necessary to put everything out on the table before I left, and I am really glad that I did, because everything was met with genuine sincerity and I feel much better about everything.

• I am excited about tomorrow afternoon because I’m going downtown to photograph Hatch Show Print, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, and Universal Music Group. It’ll be my first field test with my new camera.

• Sebastian is so awesome right now. He’s smiling, giggling, and he’ll have long conversations with you. He’s growing so fast. We’re trying to make sure he wears all his clothes before he grows out of them.

• We’ve decided to actually NOT WORK this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be ours.

• I really like the new Coldplay album.

• I watched a special on the Science channel about this and I’m actually really excited about this.
“The collider will recreate the conditions of less than a millionth of a second after the Big Bang, when there was a hot “soup” of tiny particles called quarks and gluons, to look at how the universe evolved … They say the experiment has the potential to confirm theories that physicists have been working on for decades including the possible existence of extra dimensions. They also hope to find a theoretical particle called the Higgs boson — sometimes referred to as the “God particle,” which has never been detected, but would help explain why matter has mass … Fears have emerged that the collider could produce black holes that could suck up anything around them — including the whole Earth.”

• Things that I once thought were horrifically awful, but now that I am home more and have given them the chance, I no longer have the same feelings:
— 1) The View. I used to think they were just chatty women talking about celebrities without any substance. Then I actually watched an episode. And another. And another. It’s actually really interesting seeing them talk about issues because they bring up great points and don’t agree on lots of things.
— 2) What Not To Wear. I thought a show with two fashion “experts” walking around acting all high-and-mighty telling people how ugly they dress was just pitiful. But they actually seem to care about the people they’re helping and try and bring out the inner beauty that was being covered up. Not bad, actually.
— 3) Diet Mountain Dew. Used to think it tasted like poisoned tap water. For some reason I gave it another chance and it was pretty good compared to the regular stuff.
— 4) Walking to places. Last weekend my car died in the Kroger parking lot. That was a real bummer. Jumping it off didn’t work. But Kroger is right down the road from where we live, so I did something I hadn’t done since I was a kid, I walked home. It took me ten minutes, and except that I was pissed about the car and wearing flip-flops, I really enjoyed it. If I lived downtown where people walk everywhere I wouldn’t think anything of it. But living in the ‘Burbs where people don’t really walk that many places, I feel strange walking. I have no idea why. But I think that’s going to change now that I had this experience. I repeated my walk twice the next day until the tow truck came and got the thing. (Turns out the onboard computer had locked up and they had to reboot it … would not have guessed that.)

• This is the precise reason why I want a Wii and Guitar Hero World Tour for Christmas:

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