Thursday, June 09, 2011

ADVANTAGE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its that time again… high pressure at work and at pan has me feeling rather overwhelmed at times. Can i tell you though, Machel’s road march song this year has lifted my spirits so many times… sigh.

Let me give you the break down:

♫ The Stage is in front of us, time to get advantageous!♫

This is a call to arms. To face the up coming panfest season, and new application projects with joy and anticipation. It is a reminder that I am once again being called to do what i was born to do, what i love to do. Don’t let the obstacles fool you, they are but props on the stage we were meant to take advantage of.

♫Stamp On it! Stamp On it! Stamp On it! Stamp On it!
Trample it! Trample it! Trample it! Trample it!♫

This is almost self explanatory. It is a clear and unequivocal instruction to mercilessly and ruthlessly annihilate all obstacles. It is a battle cry, a war chant. It is a rhythm, a beat, that all that stand in your way will fall to.

♫Stamp On it! Jump On it! Wave On it!
Wine it! trample on it! Run on it! ♫

This is the most important reminder… why this song will forever live in my heart.

This my, friends is the reminder to have fun, to enjoy yourself, to not be inhibited, to let loose and live!.

Friday, June 03, 2011

My Wedding

While having a discussion with a friend I started to give her the only wedding that I would be willing to participate in and while listing out the requirements I realized it would make a good post.... so here goes.

  • To start, my wedding outfit will consist of my face being painted in a blue and white stripes and i will also be wearing a quilt (reference: Braveheart).
  • To enter i will kick open the chapel doors screaming "THIS IS SPARTA!" (reference: 300)
  • Upon reaching the altar i would greet the pastor with: "Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutant"
    (this is latin for "We who are about to die salute you". It was the greeting gladiators gave to Ceasar before that start of a bout)
  • When the ring is put on my finger i will cry; "FREEDOM!"
    (reference Braveheart)
  • Once the ring is one my finger, my captor... er I mean wife, will the latch the ceremonial ball and chain to my ankle and swallow the the key and the ceremoniously say:
    To retrieve this key this bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;
    The words expressly are 'till death do us part':
    Take then thy bond, take thou thy key to freedom;
    But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed
    One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods
    Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate

(reference: Merchant of venice.)

If ANY woman shall be found willing to have such a wedding I Mark Paul Errol Hylton will assiduously and seriously, diligently and deliberately consider taking this woman for my wife.