Cobra Commander: As of now your little project is deader than disco! Hmm..Deader than disco..I like that.. I would have made a great stand-up comedian

well, it’s been a good few weeks. i got a lot of stuff taken care of, off my chest, yada yada yada… so on to the fun stuff.

wasted day.
i try and accomplish five major things every day. i get frustrated when i get in a ‘not accomplishing stuff’ mode. but yesterday i didn’t get a single thing done that i wanted to. when i got here there was an older couple that i like to talk to that told me stories about growing up in the war era. the fun stuff no history book will ever give more than one line to. then i talked to my best friend here for a while which always makes for a great day. then i talked to some of my youth minister friends. then an older gentleman from church stopped by and i got to hear his stories from back in the day. then one of my kiddos stopped in and bought me a jamba juice. after that i got a call from one of our families with an invite to a home cooked meal. the parents left for a bible study and we ended up being locked out of the house for an hour. so we went and watched american idol and laughed for a solid hour. i didn’t get a single thing on my list accomplished yesterday. awesome.

drawlings.
so i was cleaning out my apt the other day and came across a bunch of my old artwork. yikes. i started making fun of it then i realized that i was making fun of a third grader. it’s bad enough when you make fun of yourself, but when you’re making fun of a third grader’s drawing skills you’ve crossed the line, even if you were the third grader.

american idol.
speaking of making fun of people, i have a new favorite show. the american idol auditions. oh man, why was i not watching this sooner. simon may be my favorite tv personality right now, because he says the things that first come to mind when you see and hear these people sing. the highlight so far is the guy he called out for looking like a woodland creature. i couldn’t have said it better myself. even if you disagree with his opinion you have to give it up to him for speaking the truth. all this being said, i think i may try out for next year’s auditions because the way i see it, there are three possible ways it could turn out.
option a) i do really terrible and get made fun of on national tv and am never asked to lead singing at church again. call this the ‘it was just a joke’ route.
option 2) i’m okay, but not bad enough to make the highlights reel. the ‘no harm, no foul’ route.
option c) i end up being pretty good and make it to the next rounds, which is by far the funniest thing that could happen.

speaking of music.
everyone always asks me what kind of music i listen to, so i’m going through and my itunes playlist and putting every type of music that pops up. this way, when people ask me this question in the future i can just refer them to this blog post. so here are the types of music i listen to in no particular order:
ska
reggae
punk
skate punk
pop punk
rap
alt rap
hip-hop
nu-school
rock
rock’n’roll
hard rock
soft rock
light rock
folk rock
classic rock
glam rock
southern rock
arena rock
indie rock
nerd rock
rock/pop
pop
adult contemporary
rocksteady
acappella
gospel
christian
hardcore
softcore
metal
metalcore
hair metal
death metal
screamo
emo
post hardcore
alternative
grung
indie
house
electronica
dub
techno
dance
trip-hop
oi
acoustic
post-punk
celt punk
mod
rockabilly
psychobilly
rat-pack
lounge
new-wave
80’s
classical
oldies
surf
funk
college
soul
neo-soul
doo-wop
inspirational
r&b
afrobeat
primus* (gets its own genre)
jam bands
barbershop
folk
jazz
acid jazz
country
alt-country
texas country
outlaw country
hick-hop
jungle
blues
experimental
americana
comedy
swing
ragtime
bluegrass
industrial
raprock
rapmetal
altmetal
grindcore
ambient
spoken
word
worldbeat
world
tribal
tango
salsa
orchestral
shympohny
chick rock
polka
easy listening
jawaiian
revival
lo-fi
latin
holiday
dance
celtic
big band
and in an effort to be completely honest, showtunes.
if you notice there is no mention of disco in there. that was not an oversight.

FAQ
i guess since i knocked out the answer to one
frequently asked question, i should knock out a few
more.

“Why do you always wear black t-shirts and blue jeans?”
– i don’t. i have some navy t-shirts and a few red ones as well. i do like to keep things simple though, and i really don’t like to put a lot of thought into my clothes. that and i like johnny cash.

“Do you wear a hat every day?”
-only when i get a bad haircut.

“Did you really do that?”
-yes.

“Why don’t you ever respond or leave me a message on myspace?”
-the only time i check myspace or facebook during office hours is when i’m looking in on what my kiddos are up to, or maybe for a few minutes at lunch. if i know i’m going to be at the office kinda late i might take a break for a while and do some personal stuff, but i typically get away from the computer whenever i can and check out the view from outside my office.

“Are you a republican?”
-no. (looking around to make sure no one is watching)

“How long have you had your sideburns?”
-very long.

“Why do you have a plastic Santa?”
-it reminds me of good times, and encourages me to always break out of my shell.

“Why are you still single?”
-i’ll give you a list of female’s phone numbers, you can call and ask them.

“What do you do all day?”
-pray, read, study, phone calls, study some more and then look for ways to put into action the things i’ve learned.

“What did you do last night?”
-called friends, ate dinner, watched tv, played guitar and drew for a while.

“Favorite person in the world?”
-the person i’m talking to at any given moment.

“Really?”
-veterans. they have the greatest stories.

“What made you want to become an artist?”
-my mom and dad always made sure i had plenty of pens and paper around. it’s the only thing that i’ve always been good at.

“Favorite scripture?”
-Romans 12 1:1-2

“Most Awkward date”
-awkward for me was when she asked what we should name our kids after our first date (to the movies). awkward for her was when my date farted in my car.

“Your life goal?”
-this changes pretty frequently, but right now it’s to create and listen to as many people’s stories as possible.

“Funniest thing you’ve done lately?”
-i convinced a friend to dedicate his karaoke song to an old lady. had to be there.

“Why do you end every blog the same way?”
-i don’t really know. if i had to guess i would say it’s because i feel like i needed some sort of signoff. mine has meaning to me.

one love, one heart.

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Author: djiverson

I am a Christian, son, brother, artist and friend. I am blessed to be the Youth & Family Minister at New Vintage Church in San Diego. Know You Are Loved.

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