This is awesome.
My inner-8-year-old just flipped out.
I was in Ethiopia a little while back. Incidentally, you may know that’s where we’re adopting Haven from, but I wasn’t there because of any adoption stuff.
Anyway, while I was there some friends and I went to a “cultural restaurant” called Yod Abyssinia. This was one of those places where you go eat the local cuisine and they have traditional music and dance to entertain you while you eat.
At one point in the program, the dancers left the stage, came out into the audience and randomly selected people to dance with them.
I was one of the people chosen.
I didn’t realize until later, when I was called up on stage, that this had been an audition.
What you may view below is footage of what happened next.
Some say it looks like a giant gorilla and a spider monkey facing off against each other.
Obviously I’m the gorilla.
I hear it’s all the rage to redo your wedding photos (at least for those of us who were young when we initially had them taken and now realize how differently we would do things).
I don’t know about you, but if I were to go that route, the following sequence is what I’d want.
You can check out the photographer HERE.
There’s been a lot of hubbub about the new Star Wars Blu-rays and how Lucas can’t stop messing with his masterpieces.
At times like this, I think it’s helpful to try to remember what we loved about those films in the first place.
And, of course, the shock.
In the last post I let you (formally) know that we (Liza and I) are adopting. I also announced our adoption site, homeforhaven.com.
This is another adoption-related post. Though, I promise that this blog is not going to be all about adoption since that is what Home for Haven is for.
Also, this post is uncomfortable for me to write because… well, I don’t know exactly why. Because I’m proud, maybe. Because talking about money is weird and asking for money is even weirder.
Anyway, I’m just going to get right to it.
Some friends have been kind enough to host a benefit on our behalf.
But really, it’s not benefitting us. It’s all for Haven.
And, if nothing else, knowing the people throwing it, it’s going to be fun, and we’d love for you to be there.
A lot of people know this already. However, there is a vast population here on the interwebs, which means that many of you don’t.
So, I’d like to officially announce to you that we (Liza and I) are adopting.
We’re already about six months into it. But we’re moving pretty slowly. We’re hoping the pace picks up a little bit, at least on our end.
There’s a lot to say about this, and I will say a lot about it in the months and years to come. In fact, I’ve already started.
However, for now, I want to let you know that we’ve created a place where we can focus on telling the story of our adoption.
You can go there if you want to.
In fact, we’d love for you to go there and tell your friends to go there.
Here’s where “it” is: homeforhaven.com
Have you heard of Arc Light Stories? If you have then I’m sure that a smile just appeared on your face. If you haven’t, then, please, allow me a moment to introduce you to the one of the best, most unique night-out opportunities you can experience here in the Magic Steel Pittsburgh of the South (Birmingham, AL). I’ll start with “what”.
What is Arc Light Stories? Here’s what it says on the website.
Imagine sitting around the dinner table with your closest friends. You’ve just cleared the dishes, and you’re moving on to coffee, or possibly a glass of wine. Someone says: you’ll never believe what happened to me today. Listen to this…
That’s Arc Light Stories. Inspired by events like The Moth in NYC, Arc Light Stories features live storytelling. No notes, no outlines. Just great storytellers sharing great (true) stories. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, and always engaging, Arc Light Stories brings people together as only good stories can.