Sunday, December 6, 2009

Our Christmas Song Game

We don't listen to a lot of radio, choosing instead to listen to our commercial free, talk free ipods. However, during the Christmas season, we will turn the car radio to B101, which plays only Christmas songs. When a song begins, each person tries to be the first person to name the artist. Each person only gets one guess. The person with the most correct, wins.

At this point, it is mostly a competition between my wife and I. Sometimes our kids chip in. Yesterday, our 8 year old son knew that Bing Crosby sang "White Christmas", but he said it was Bill Cosby.

On one hand, it should be easy because we hear the same songs every year. On the other hand, it can be very challenging. The variety of artists is amazing. At what other time of the year can you hear songs sung by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Dean Martin, The Jackson Five, Amy Grant, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gene Autry, Andy Williams, the Carpenters, Taylor Swift, and others? It is a fun game, but can be frustrating when you have heard the song a million times, the name is on the tip of your tongue, but you just can't think of it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thoughts on Tiger Woods

The topic of Tiger Woods has been talked to death in the last week. I only have a couple of extra things to say.

First, I am amazed at how this scandal started. Minor traffic accidents happen all the time. It seems to me that this should have been pretty easy to sweep under the rug. People like Tiger. Tiger wins, so people will overlook his secrets. A minor car accident in the middle of the night should have meant nothing. But this little accident exposed a lot of secrets. Initially, reports surfaced of one other woman. And, then another. And, then another. The story keeps growing. Amazingly, all of these secrets were exposed from just a minor car accident in the middle of the night.

Second, the words of Proverbs 5 are so true. For example, "her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood . . . her feet go down to death" and "The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in cords of his sin."