Friday, May 30, 2008

Girls Gone Wild.

"Its Friday night and I feel all right the party's here on the Westside."

I have never been more excited for it to be Friday.

* My best friend Maria is HOME!
* I have a bachelorette party to go to tomorrow.
* Girls night out in Portland.
* 3 Day Weekend baby!

Here are some fun things to look forward to..

1.) Girls night out in P-town.

2.) Via Stretch Limosine.

3.) Cocktails with a few close friends.

... the only thing that would make this weekend complete.. would be to go see the Sex and the City movie tonight.. on opening night... and have a few cosmos to celebrate the occasion.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

If I ruled the world...

So.. last week was really cool. I don't know if any of you knew this but the big New York Rapper NAS was in the Northwest. He was in Eugene Wednesday, Portland on Thursday and Seattle on Friday. I really wanted to go to his concert.. but admit I didn't know much of his new stuff.. only the old school days of .."If I ruled the world." So, I didn't want to pay $30 for the ticket. But, Wednesday afternoon I was on my way home from work when they announced on the radio (and yes, I listen to the radio in my hooptie ride.. not an iPod, or even a CD player) that they were giving away NAS tickets. So, I called in only to my dismay I did not win. The DJ told me they would be giving away their last set of tickets within the hour, so I should stay close to the radio. I did just that, cranked 94.9 Jamz in my house while doing some cleaning... I heard the announcement to call back in and be caller 21. I did. Caller 9, busy, busy, busy, busy, caller 16, busy, busy, CALLER 21! The call sounded something like this.

DJ: 94.9 Jamz
Mac: You better tell me I'm caller 21.
DJ: You're caller 21.
DJ: Woah girl, you don't gotta tell me to shut up, I'm giving you some NAS tickets.
Mac: My bad, I just didn't think I would win..

Hillarious.. and awesome.. who really wins crap off the radio? The show was amazing! I'm glad I won!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stop Killing the Children...

In October 2007, ten year-old Arthur Jones was on his way to buy some candy when he was caught in the crossfire of a gang feud in Englewood. Arthur is just one of 24 Chicago Public School children who have died this school year due to violence. The situation is tragic and alarming. So what is being done to stop the violence? I watched a town hall meeting tonight aimed at solving the problem of violence in Chicago. Solutions offered were many and varied, touching on education, employment, parenting and policing. As city leaders shared, it became obvious that the problem facing our city is complex and widespread. Though certain neighborhoods are considered hot spots, the affects of violence reach everyone and everywhere. That means everyone, everywhere needs to be part of the solution. Sadly, it seems much of the Body of Christ isn’t getting involved. There are some concerned groups of believers who are hitting the streets to make their presence known. I joined a prayer group this morning outside a public school in Englewood. It was good to pray, but I left thinking, ‘If more believers and more churches were actively pursuing peace, then we could really make an impact.’

... although I am not in Chicago.. I am still very much touched by what is going on there.. this was taken from a recent prayer letter I recieve from the Harry family who is serving there with Here's Life Inner City Chicago. Its alarming.. and scary to me, and I wanted to share it with you guys. The last time I was there about a year ago, a 16 year old student was killed while riding the city bus when to boys opened fire. The 16 year old boy jumped in front of a bullet that was aimed at a young high school girl. Just wanted to give you an idea of what's going on there and how you can be praying for the city of Chicago, and those seeking to bring peace to the city.