Filed under: — joe @ 12:17 pm

Well, it’s Vacation Bible School week at our church and Rhonda and I are helping out for the week as rally leaders (and recreation). So I probably won’t post another journal till the weekend or after when I actually have 2 seconds of free time. Speaking of VBS, what is up with the songs that they use for these programs? This years theme is Racing to the Son (a Japanese theme) and the songs that are included are ridiculous. I could barely sing them, let alone a kid! I miss the good old days when VBS songs weren’t written by Eminem’s hyper little brother or something. I haven’t heard that many words strung together in one line since DMX had a seizure mid-rap. The good thing is we get to pick our own songs, so we won’t be singing any of those. Question for my reformed peeps… even though I’m Calvinist and or Reformed, I don’t go to a reformed church… is the VBS stuff the same/better/theologically superior to you and your dog??? I’m curious since I attend a Baptist church what other churches use. Same goes for you other theologically incorrect folks (just kidding… sort of… it’s all in good Christian fun!!!!). Let me know what y’all do for VBS at your churches.

In other news…

If you’ve seen the front page (or have come from the land of rocksmyfaceoff.net), you’ve probably seen that the cd is at the printers and nearly done. We’re listing the release date as July 1st and will mostly likely ship them out on that day (if not before) if you’ve pre-ordered it. If you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, than what are you waiting for!!

In other-er news…

Will Ferrell’s new movie Anchorman looks brilliant! Everything the guy does makes me laugh and this looks no different.

Spiderman 2 could possibly be the greatest movie of the year (I still need to see Harry Potter 3)… June 30th can’t get here soon enough.

Scary Movie 3 stole almost 2 hours from my life!!!

The dvd from the band Wilco called I’m trying to break your heart may be the best documentary on the recording of an album EVER. It’s fascinating to watch the band not only record, but deal with getting dropped by there label and losing a bandmember (who was fired). If you haven’t already seen it, check it out.

Nascar weekend came and went here (after I yelled “get out of my state you stinkin’ freaks!!!!”)… I counted at least 37 mullets and was nearly hit with a stray shot of skoal. It truly is the darkest weekend of the year. I don’t know who won the race, I don’t care and no, I don’t want to see your tanlines sir… but thank you anyway.

Confession time….. I watched the new Peter Pan and got a little teary eyed at one point… what is up with that??!!!??? It’s freakin Peter Pan!!!!!!! It wasn’t even that great of a movie nor was it a very emotional scene! I seriously need to be on medication because I’ve been one large emotional wreck for the last few weeks… I think it’s because of the Nascar freaks. Bring on the Prozac!!!

Wal-mart is the entry way to Hell.

Customer Service is at an all time low… I went into Mcdonalds and was able to order, get my food…. get my order fixed (because they screwed it up) and leave without the cashier saying one word to me (or even really look at me for that matter)! I mean, how hard is it to say “Welcome” or “May I take your order” or “Hey, aren’t you that Joe Bassett guy” or “I still can’t get my GED because I apparently have no motor functions” or just grunt… I’d take a grunt at this point. Good grief.

I’m watching the dvd’s for the Dick Van Dyke Show and I truly believe that tv was funnier back then… with the exception of Seinfeld, The Simpson’s and MST3k.

Also, I’m trying out Netflix (thanks Derek!) to see if I like it… I like the idea of getting movies at my door, it’ll be like Christmas!!!

and finally… on a sad note. Bob Dylan played up in Wilmington last week and I forgot! How could I forget Bob Dylan, what the heck??!!!? I remembered the next day and was seriously bummed. It doesn’t help that I don’t know a single person in Delaware that likes Dylan (they’re all Toby Keith fans or something) so I had no one to go with… but still, I would’ve gone alone. So yeah, I’m still smarting from that… I think it’s gonna leave a scar.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to tip your waitresses!

Grace and Peace


No Responses to “VBSopalooza!”

  1. mego Says:

    do reformed churches even HAVE vbs? i thought that was kind of a baptist thing to begin with? i have no idea, and i have no suggestions for you regarding the songs. songs in church scare me in general, but the modern ones are really and truly terrifying.

    i am sad to have missed mulletfest ’04.. you should’ve taken pictures. what else? oh, harry potter rules. i have no idea how they hooked cuaron up with that gig, but it actually worked. it’s definitely the best hp film to date.
    lastly, netflix is of the devil. i doubledamnguarantee you will end up getting those movies and never returning them, because it is actually harder to remember to put that thing into your mailbox than it is to simply return the movie to the store. you will see.

  2. joe Says:

    see, that’s what i thought… surely reformed churches don’t have vbs, but i don’t know. they had it in the nazarene churches i grew up in, so who knows.

    the great thing about mulletfest is that it happens every year! next year you should come out and throw stuff at the nascar fans with me.

    and yeah, i figure i might end up hating netflix but i’ll try it for free and see. i’ll keep you updated… if i hate it, i’m going after derek with a midget in one hand and patrick swayze in the other!

  3. the Sage Says:

    Calvin on VBS (in Institutes vol. VI: “And of this faction who persist among us with their vacation Bible schools. Are they not truly clinging to Romanist ideals? Can it be named among us that we would use the words “vacation” and “Bible” in the same sentence? For have not the Romanists taken a vacation from the Bible for lo too many years?”

  4. SillyJoe Says:

    It will be so fun! Racing to the Son!

    Sing a song of ABC WITH ME!!!!!

  5. joe Says:

    ugh… that song has haunted my dreams for the last few weeks. if i ever see a rickshaw again it’ll be too soon!

  6. megan Says:

    if you need help mauling derek for recommending netflix, i’d be happy to aid using patrick duffy’s leg.

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