Monday Night Recap?

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OK, so I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I last posted, and for that I’m truly sorry!  Things have been quite busy lately, and it’s going to get even more hectic, but that’s no excuse.  Don’t worry, I’ll get back on track with all of this.  But while I’m here, I figured I’d give a bit of an update of what’s been going on.

MacBook Pro
One of the main reasons why I’d been MIA: the logic board on my MBP fried.  At first I thought it was my hard drive that crashed, and was just going to replace it (lucky for my I backup).  Apple looked at it, though, and confirmed it was the logic board that was gone, so they got that replaced for me.  Took about a week to get my laptop back- I felt so alone during that time.  But it finally came home this past weekend, and I’m good to go!  Thanks for your concern.

Since I haven’t been doing the MNR anymore, unless you follow me on twitter you didn’t get updated on my following of America’s Best Dance Crew!  Much respect to the top teams, but Quest Crew seriously was amazing.  There was a heated debate between friends about who deserved to win based on the entire season- Quest Crew or Beat Freaks.  My take:  Beat Freaks were amazing.  They had some great performances, EXCEPT for the last show, where both performances were unimpressive.  Quest Crew brought something new each week.  Some shows they were outperformed by Beat Freaks, but there wasn’t a single performance where they didn’t show up.  Based on creativity and consistency, the best team definitely won.


Cornerstone Fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago held their second annual SALT Conference, and I was blessed to help cover part of the event for them again.  Now that I’ve got my laptop back I can start catching up on my editing again, and will get a full post up about soon.


One thing that I have a serious problem with is design:  I am never satisfied and constantly try to design and re-design the heck out of things.  I’m already thinking of revamping this site again, and I’m surprised I’ve kept it like this for as long as I have.  One thing I decide to change up, which was a semi-quick one, was redesigning my twitter home page.  I realized that more and more people me check out my tweets who might not actually “know” me or follow my blog like the three of you, so I re-designed it a bit to give a bit more info and ways to connect with me.  So go to my page and check it out! (and follow me if you’re on twitter…you’ll definitely get updates much faster than just reading the blog :))

Wedding Website

This was the other big design undertaking that I took.  Last fall I built my wedding website, and I was semi-pleased with it, but definitely not satisfied.  About 6 months have gone by since it went live, and I felt I needed to completely overhaul it.  We wanted to make it more fun for people to come to the site and bring people back more often.  And since I’m already a blogging fiend, I think you already how I redesigned it. :)  Once again, big ups to Kenny Kim for his e-session pics that are scattered throughout the site.  Head over to our new and improved wedding website ( and let me know what you think!  (Don’t forget to sign the guestbook (multiple times if you’d like :)), and if there’s anything you’d like me to blog about over there, let me know!)

NCAA Tournament
It’s that time of the year again!  This is one of my favorite sporting events of all time because you seriously do not know what’s going to happen next.  My beloved Illinois is definitely in the tourney again, and it’s only a question of what seed they get (looking for a good showing in the Big Ten tourney this week to help them out).  all 65 teams will be announced this weekend, and then the fun begins!  I’ve set up a pool over on ESPN so you can go and get setup right now, but you’ll only be able to make your bracket after Selection Sunday.  I’ll get another post up when it opens up to remind everyone, but head over there right now to create your logins and stuff (and tell your friends too…the more the merrier!).

Group Name: NMP Tourney Challenge

Also, to sweeten the deal a bit, winner of the tourney will get a $10 iTunes gift card!  (If I win, I’ll wait patiently for one of you to send me a gift card :))  If that’s not reason to get involved, I don’t know what is!  So again, let people know and get ready for the madness we all love, starting this weekend!

Alright, that should hold you guys over for a bit longer, right? ;)