Friday, June 10, 2011


Call Webster.  I have an addition.  Blaupunkt.  It all started when we were trying to watch a movie today in the bus.  The video would, on occasion, simply stop playing, at which time the brand logo for the DVD player would appear on the screen (Blaupunkt is the brand).  I was frustrated by this, and said out loud, "Oh, man, we've been blaupunkt!"  It seemed a useful word to me.  If something is messed up, it's blaupunkt (as in, "This DVD player is blaupunkt.").  It can also be a verb (as in, "You totally blaupunkt dinner; let's go get a pizza.").  It's also just plain fun to say.

It was raining last night and this morning.  We departed just a bit late from Chicago, but still made it to our concert in Louisville in plenty of time.  And Louisville is a small city.  It routinely took more than an hour to get anywhere in Chicago.  We can get anywhere down here in about 10 minutes.

The drive today was uneventful.  We stopped for lunch at Chick-Fil-A.  We arrived just in time for our concert this afternoon.  It was the firs time I've done a concert where the residents were eating dinner.  They enjoyed our presentation.  Several of them approached me to talk about how wonderful the kids were (their words, not mine!).

While there, we took the now-popular "picture taken from above the group while they look up at the camera.

Dinner at Hard Rock was wonderful, and afterward we gathered to say a word to the seniors and to recognize those who are on tour for the first time this year.

That's a great sight, isn't it?  All those youth finding people to connect with.  Our audiences like good music, sure.  But what they really want is to talk with someone they feel is young.

One more day.  And not a moment too soon.  After several days of late nights and early mornigns, I'm ready to get to bed before midnight.

Looking forward to a fun day tomorrow riding on the bus and then singing in KY.  And then, HOME WITH THE FAMILY!!!!

Good night, moon.

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