1 DON’T TICKLE DARIUS - thanks to this awesome Buzzfeed article, I spent quite some time watching and rewatching ridiculous Vines that made me laugh.
This one may be my favorite:
2 BIRTHDAY MONTH - You guys! It’s almost August which means it’s almost my birthday month!
I’m just really excited because it marks so many new things for me. A new year in life, a new fiscal year for work, a new month for ushering in that last bits sweet summery goodness.
August. I’m happy you’re (almost) here.
3 COREY ON BROADWAY - Have you ever had one of those really proud moments where one of your friends finally “arrived”? Through the years and hard work and hustle … they finally made it?
Well, I had one of those moments recently when my friend Corey Wright was pretty much front and center for most of “Chicago” at the Hollywood Bowl.
That’s him to the right of Samantha Barks (she played Eponine on Les Mis) - who did a phenomenal job! I was a little unsure of Ashlee Simpson playing Roxie but she did a great job too. The whole production was amazing. Cor, you did a great job!!
4 NO MORE XANGA - I know. Some of you are like “what the heck is Xanga?” It’s like the great great grandfather of blogging. Before there was ever a Tumblr, there was this old school blogging platform that I (along with a bunch of other Honor Academy alumni) used to talk to the world.
Even though the act of blogging itself never died, Xanga did become obsolete. But I’ve kept it for myself as a personal journal over all these years just to remind myself of where I’ve been, how far I’ve gone, what God has done through it all - it’s been a great life journal.
And now it’s going away. Permanently. Which means I have to go backup all my old, old posts. It’s going to be good … going through it all. It’s definitely some of my best writings yet.
I’ll have to share some of it to you one day.
5 FAREWELL TO KIDD KRADDICK - yesterday morning I woke up to the sad news that one of my favorite radio personalities passed away this weekend. I’ve been listening to Kidd Kraddick In The Morning for over a decade, pretty much religiously (thanks to podcasts).
And to find out that the host, the glue that kept everything together - Kidd unexpectedly died on Saturday during a charity fundraiser. Listening to the first show without Kidd was soooo sooooooo sad. I could NOT stop crying. To think how much he touched so many lives over the past 20 years and how he brought these wonderful team of people into our lives. It has meant so much!
Goodness. I thought losing Cory Monteith was a shocker (I haven’t been able to watch Glee since he passed). Losing Kidd Kraddick was super hard. Who knew you could feel so close to someone just by listening to their morning show?
Kidd - you’ll be missed! Thanks for all the laughs!