Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Brightest of the Head

So, last night, after walking and talking with D about how I spend money on plane tickets and her (mostly food for her. And yes, I know you like it. :D), I decided I should spend some other money. So I hopped on iTunes and started looking at my favorite bands to see if anyone had any new stuff. And discovered that Starflyer59 put out an album last October! How come no one told me? So I bought it and downloaded it last night. Am just listening to it now, and it's pretty good. What I've heard is most like Talking Voice vs Singing Voice, but there's a little of My Island thrown in there too. If you like either of those albums, it's worth checking out at least.

This is a picture of me, Lemur (mine) and Tiger (D's) in Coptic Cairo. It's a little warren of Cairo that has a lot of old Coptic Churches. There's something oddly incongruous about flat screen TVs bolted onto the rough wooden rafters. It was really interesting. It was also where I told the tourist policeman that I would not give him bakshish (a bribe) for showing us where the tombs were. Yeah.

I played Ultimate Frisbee tonight for the first time in almost two months. My throwing has declined, but I've still almost got it. It was a lot of fun. Combine that with the two times we played basketball this week, and I feel like I'm starting to make a comeback towards working out and getting in shape.

We had a team Meeting tonight, and listened to a recording of a man talk about balancing growing up in the U.S. with an American mother and an Iranian father. It was really interesting, and had a good amount of food for thought. D and I talked a good amount while we were walking. It was good.

I struggle to find the Purpose I was sent to this place sometimes. Then when I'm not really looking, it comes at me in an odd way. I'm still kind of trying to figure it all out, but isn't everyone who is really Searching?


MissN said...

The question is, would I like the new album? I'm all about Talking Voice vs Singing Voice, but not so into My Island. I'm also starting to get to the point where I often think to myself, "I've been listening to this song for like 2 years and still can't figure out all the words." So maybe I need to give up on this, but yet I'm not ready to move on. ~Your Friendly Not so Evil Twin

Russ said...

I think you would like it. You can listen to it some when we get back, or you might be able to listen to the samples online on iTunes.