Saturday, August 30, 2008

Rev Gen in the Rain

My boys are going with their youth ministry to Rev Gen today. Right now, Dr. D is picking out appropriate shoes to wear in the muddy wet fields. Apparently, flip flops aren't appropriate for mosh pits. Can I just tell you that this information is not the kind of thing that they should be hitting Mom with at 8 a.m. on a Saturday. Before my coffee has hit my bloodstream? The pictures in my head are not pretty! Let's just say that Dr. D is not on the upper end of the growth curves. And his favorite acts appearing today are all screamo metal bands. 'Nuff said.

This outdoor event (yes, of course it's pouring rain today!) is an awesome venue for the youth to check out new bands, hear some great speakers, and have a fun day connecting with each other. It's one of those days that makes me really glad for an awesome youth pastor (whoooo hooo, shout out to Pastor Mike and Taneka!) who exposes the kids to the great stuff that's out there. I love that it helps build up and encourage my boys in their faith. But I'm a little jealous. My boys get to hear Stephen Baldwin speak today.

My little celebrity crush on Stephen Baldwin has been fairly well-documented (here, here, and here) on this forum of mine. I figure, it's my blog and I can have little heroes if I want to. Last night, I made a bet with Shaggy. If he boldly approaches Stephen Baldwin for an autograph and tells him in person about my little celebrity crush and my multiple blog posts about said crush, I will double the money I owe him for his various summer chores. I'm kinda regretting that bet now, by the light of day. Shaggy is highly motivated by the green these days. He's got a great new drum set to pay off and is enjoying the (mini) taste of freedom that his earning potential can purchase. I can only assume that the bet was made in the haze of my mini-adrenaline rush that came in the wake of my BFF's arrival. And the buzz of frantic-joy that followed the email about preparing for a flight to China. I don't know what I was thinking. But you can bet, if I get that autograph, you'll all hear about it!!!!!

And if Stephen Baldwin stops by the blog, how cool would that be?!

1 comment:

ComfyDenim said...

Can't wait to hear all about it.