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Four More, Shut the Door

Semi-daily preaching by a Semi-daily Preacher on a semi-daily basis

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher
Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

I’m realizing that this whole “it’s end of the world this Saturday” stuff can be a little tough to get used to.

Let’s face it, these are SERIOUS times.  When you’ve only got FOUR DAYS before it’s all over, you really don’t have the luxury to mess around much.  Which for a guy like me, is asking a lot.  Messing around is one of my God-given talents.

Still, I’m worried that I might not be spending my last few days on earth the way I should. I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing wrong.

You see yesterday, after posting another award-winning Blermon, I went out (as is my custom) and got a waffle at my favorite diner.  I do this nearly every day, except on the days I get waffles from the truck stop vending machines.

It’s not that Gidget doesn’t make a fan-TAST-tic waffle at home, it’s more the fact that I like the way the diner stools SPIN when I sit on ’em.  And if I’m wearing shorts and am lucky enough to be “thigh sweating” at the time,  I can make the “pleather” (plastic leather) diner stools squeak out “Oh Susannah” in 2-part harmony.

And if you’ve never done THAT before, you haven’t LIVED, Sister!

I often eat alone.


I got so carried away with the waffles and the spinin’, squeakin’ stools, that before I knew it, it was already 2:00 in the afternoon, which is when I usually either do hospital visits or have lunch, depending on who’s sick and how hungry I am.

So since I was already AT the diner, I thought it best to go ahead and have lunch, and see if I could squeak out a little “London Bridge” – which, it turns out, I do quite beautifully.

After that I was so full and my thigh was so chapped from all those songs, I took a nap in the park and then had a water balloon fight with some Boy Scouts (I DESTROYED ’em, by the way.  I’m a Webelo man, myself).

After that, it was back home for dinner with Gidget, and some Celebrity Apprentice on the DVR action, and then to bed.

It wasn’t until my head hit the pillow that I realized, “Oh MAN!  I have completely BLOWN one of my last 5 days on Earth!  What a Moron!”

Then I asked the Lord for forgiveness and had a donut.

What a mess of a day.  I do NOT want to repeat it.  The days are REALLY too short now.

So I have determined that today will be different.  I want Tuesday to COUNT.  To mean something.  Now there are only FOUR DAYS left on this Earth and I want them to be meaningful and special and profound.

So right after I post this, I’m going to put on some LONG pants and grab a quick waffle at the diner and then…you know…do something cool.

I’ll keep you posted.


As together we stand and sing.

Greg Lee
Greg Leehttp://brotherpreachercantype.blogspot.com/
For five years, Greg was host and contributing producer of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS show, "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" He also hosted Nickelodeon’s "Total Panic", the ESPN music video show "Max Out", several segments of NBC's "Inside Stuff" with Ahmad Rashad, and a number of specials for the premium movie channel SHOWTIME. For 6 years he co-hosted the NBA’s “Stay In School Spectacular” for NBC, working with Sinbad, Queen Latifa, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Kid N Play, Boys II Men, Salt N Peppa, and Wil Smith. As an actor, Greg appeared on "The George Lopez Show", "The District", "The Drew Carey Show", "Newsradio", "Mad About You", "Sesame Street", "Ghost Writer", and "World Cup Comedy" as well as many TV and radio commercials for Honday, Subaru, Nestle's, Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, Delta Airlines, Dell Computers, Buick, Mitsubishi, Sprint, McDonald's, Charles Schwab and others. Greg received strong reviews for his portrayal of a crazed acting teacher in the play ACTOR! at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. He starred in the independent films "Interviewing GOD", "Chaos Theory", appeared with Katharine Ross in "Eye Of The Dolphin", and it’s sequel, "Way Of The Dolphin". This year he produced and starred in the short comedy film, "Killer", which he also wrote. For over eight years he was the voice of Principal (Mayor) White on the Award-winning cartoon, DOUG. He’s voiced several episodes of "The E! Hollywood True Story", two Documentaries, the video cartoon series "Hoop Dogs", and a video for the "Sundance Institute" with Robert Redford. After sharing the stage with such notable improvisers as Fred Willard, Wayne Brady, and Edie McClure, Greg went on to share his improvisation-based creative training course, “Throw The Bunny”, for MATTEL, Disney, IDEO, Proctor & Gamble, The American Film Institute, J.W. Tumbles and Old Nave to high acclaim. As a writer, Greg worked on the award-wining cartoon, DOUG, P.B. & J. OTTER, The Sundance Channel, MATTEL, The Longaberger Company, Disney, PBS, ESPN ZONE, J.W. Tumbles, Proctor & Gamble, Lucastudios and FOX. He co-created and wrote an original children’s television series entitled, SCOOBS, for The Britt Allcroft Company of Thomas The Tank Engine fame. He wrote, produced and performed three one-man shows entitled, Satan's In The Toaster, Converstational Insanity, and When Bad Things Happen to Good Sermons. He currently writes and performs for the stage show TOKENS, and recently toured with The Apostles Of Comedy. Greg has written and produced music for Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS and MATTEL, and is currently recording a collection of his own original music in Nashville. Greg was been involved in both television and stage show development with Nickelodeon, Disney, Jumbo Pictures, Klutz Toys, Cartoon Pizza, Nelvana, The Britt Allcroft Company and country music legend, Marty Stewart.

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