Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

To my many friends,
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am personally grateful for my family and friends, a house, a job. I'm grateful to my new friends I have "met" as a result of blogging (Hey Jayleigh!) and other internet activities (Yo, Net!). Finally, and of upmost importance, I am thankful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
"In everything give thanks" 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Fifteen minutes of Fame

Let me begin by offering the following disclaimer: I do not endorse,recommend, encourage, or support the programs or networks described in this post. Having said that, let me just beam with a little family pride at my nephew's recent appearance on network television.
On MTV (wait! all my friends who are believers, please don't leave...!) there is a program called MADE, in which young people write in with their desire of what they want to be. A life coach is assigned them and the cameras document their progress.
Imagine my surprise when my sister called me and said MADE was being made in her garage. It seems my nephew has a friend who wanted to be rock star. My nephew, who is an incredibly talented guitar player, volunteered to be in the band. Their main rehearsal place? My sister's garage!
Watching the episode when it finally aired was a fascinating experience. First, I had to find out when MADE was usually on (MTV not being a network I frequent). And then the whole experience of seeing familiar sights and buildings (I grew up in the next town over from Canon City, Colorado). And then there's my nephew...the same age as my youngest daughter, making that guitar sing! I haven't seen him in person for over ten years. I think I really need to get back to Colorado for a visit. .
I know, I know...the show wasn't about my nephew. But who cares? Congratulations, Jessie, on your 15 minutes of fame!