Apologies for the light blogging of late (not to be confused with the light blogging right before then). In my defense, being sick stinks. Even worse, it rarely feels like I'm entirely out of it ... just a slight cough at times, worse at others. Weather, my own self-enforced work schedule, and I'm sure a host of other factors are kicking me on this one. But no more excuses.
I made it out to Wednesday's service, sat amongst a crowd, and probably shared that illness more than I care to admit. So Saturday, I contemplated getting to church just for Koinonia. Weather didn't seem like it would have that. So I get there at a normal early hour and basically play hooky up on the 4th floor, tweak the video stuff I've got to do for Koinonia, help out where I can with the sound crew (don't be too impressed, we're talking minimal level of "help" here), listen to Ryan Bell warm up before his gig at Koinonia, run into my favorite sheep-tossing administrative assistant at Lakewood, catch a little bit of Phil Munsey's sermon via the webcast, and otherwise just try to make sure that nobody else catches a cold because of me.
I'm sure there's a certain level of spiritual punishment for confessing this ... but it was actually kindofa fun way to spend the night. I learn a thing or two from the sound crew. I get to work on my timing for running lyrics to Ryan's music via MediaShout (still needs a little work). I discover that there's actually a minor audience for viewing the sermons upstairs. Oh yeah, and there's also the usual assortment of fun that goes along with working with thousands of dollars worth of AV gizmos. And it probably ought to amaze me more that the sound guys trust me to mess with the board at all when everything is set after a soundcheck. Hint: Don't mess with anything other than "PC Audio" and "CD."
Still, at some point, I need to add in a little live praise & worship with the big band. And Marcos is back on Wednesday night. Here's hoping this cold is over sooner rather than later. The Ryan Bell trio was a good substitute considering the circumstances. Still need to find a little time to do some CD reviewing, don't I?