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Greetings from Iowa

In many of my facebook posts, and daily logs, and this mailer…I try and make positive comments and express positive thoughts. THIS IS EASY when things are good. The real challenge is maintaining these thoughts when what you want is so close…and yet you can not have it. I guess it is the same with faith; easy to have when you don’t need it.

Greetings from Iowa. Ya know what? There is actually more out here than just cornfields, and the scenery is kinda cool.

“Is this Heaven?”-Shoeless Joe Jackson
“No It’s Iowa”- Ray Kinsella (Field Of Dreams)

Speaking of scenery, O-H-I-O weather has been amazing. Sunny days and cool evening breezes make it great to sit on the deck and watch the lightning storms blow in late at night. The recent storms have been particularly intense and beautiful. However that beauty can also be destructive. On Monday I was in Dayton with a client. I wanted to hit the gym down there, knowing I would not get back in time to lift here. After I was done I was on my way home and enjoying Mother Nature’s light show. There was something simple yet powerful in the heavens above. My visual senses were interrupted by the smell of a fire pit or barbeque. I thought “why would anyone be grilling out in a lighting storm?!?

Then I saw the 6 story “Touchdown Jesus” up in flames. It was kinda weird, and gotta ask…is someone above sending a message, OR , is Mother Nature really a Notre Dame fan and does not want more than one “Touchdown Jesus’?” Regardless it had me thinking.

Speaking of thinking…has anyone tried the new M&M pretzels? Oh Dear Lord they are good. Two of my favorites wrapped up in a candy shell!

I guess “Touchdown Jesus” is not the only thing that has me thinkin this week. It is also Fathers Day. FIRST OFF, QUIT SENDING ME FATHERS DAY CARDS! It is not funny anymore! Second as I was looking for cards on Weds, I got a little chocked up. I was buying a card for my hero, my Grandfather. How can a piece of cardboard paper make up for the things he has done for me, and more importantly, the things I have seen him do for others that makes him my hero?!?!

I got to thinking…I am missing out. I don’t have someone to give back to and try to help raise-and maybe keep from making the same mistakes I have made. BUT I am realizing a fathers love never goes away, even at thirty (fill In the blanks of age) my dad offered to put my new bike together for me. In the last few years I am realizing it would be pretty cool to have someone to better me. Only in the last 2 years did I find someone who I could even think about that with…the problem is, we are not together.

I was lucky enough to spend a minute or two with her last week. This short time was amazing to me, and filled a gap that has been a void since February (and well…before). I take full accountability for this. Not because I did anything wrong but did not go out of my way to show her how I feel, I was hiding behind the “image” I created to protect myself.

Last week was an amazing week. I got to rock Nashville, hang with celebrities, help a GREAT cause, make new friends in the industry, and see some great old friends do what they do! I also got to rock Park Street and see some friends do what they do best, and another say goodbye. As well as, be part of a Global event for The World Cup.

It all made feel like I was in heaven. BUT with the utmost respect to Nashville, James Gage, LDNL, LoveSick Radio, and Saving Jane…it had nothing to do with them! This was the best weekend of my life because I got to share it with someone I care about and love! I got to hang with stars for the week, but the stars that sparkled in her eyes are the only ones that meant anything to me. I want to thank her for the chance to be around her. If only for a while, those few hours…went by like seconds.

If I was reading this I would roll my eyes and make some derogatory crack. BUT a fool proclaims his love…I am ready to be a fool. And if anyone has anything negative to say…I have a pair of steel toed boots I will plant squarely up yer behind!

I often say I don’t know what I do for a living…but for once in my life, I do know how I feel.

You know who you are, and I thank God I got the chance to get to know you, and I pray that I get the chance to spend more time with you!!!

Speaking of the Big Guy above who knows a he** of lot more than any of us, has a preacher who speaks HIS good name. I could not sleep on Sunday night and was channel surfing. I ran across a Minster on TV. I know…I know, I did not like television preachers either, but, this dude was cool! His name is Ed Young. I kinda dug what he had to say, and how he said some things that hit home. PLUS he didn’t wear sleeves and has some guns. It was kinda cool to hear from someone who did not make me feel like a used car salesman from hell was on tv. Check him out for yourself

Hope y’all have a GREAT weekend, and if going out of state…safe travels.

There are 5 things in life you cannot recover:
1. The stone…after it is thrown
2.The word..after it is said
3.The occasion..after it is missed
4.The time..after it is gone
5.A person..after they die.

You know I’ve never been the type that would ever want to
stay Bring ’em home at night and they’re gone the next day
But that all changed when she walked into my life (on that night in December a few years ago)
And people askin why it is Tell them I don’t know
Just something about the woman makes my heart go haywire
And she’s gonna be my wife…

(Not embarrassed at all…) every time I try to tell her how I feel it comes out, “I love You”)

I need a new calendar program/method does anyone have any suggestions to link between my phone and computer?

Jesus, for the second time

I wonder if the Big Guy above is sending a message or he is just a Notre Dame Fan, and does not want more than one “Touchdown Jesus.” I was lucky (or unlucky however you look at it) to see the 6 story “Touchdown Jesus” up in flames. It was kinda strange; I was enjoying the light show, and at peace…then saw the destruction that took place.

6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning

MONROE, Ohio – A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.

The “King of Kings” statue, one of southwest Ohio’s most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.

The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Monroe police dispatchers said.

The sculpture, about 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained Tuesday.

The nickname is the same used for a famous mural of the resurrected Jesus that overlooks the Notre Dame Football stadium.

The fire spread from the statue to an adjacent amphitheater but was confined to the attic area, and no one was injured, police Chief Mark Neu said.

Estimated damage from the fire was set at $700,000 — $300,000 for the statue and $400,000 for the amphitheater, Fire Capt. Richard Mascarella said Tuesday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was at the scene Tuesday to prevent traffic jams and potential accidents from motorists stopping along the highway to take photographs.

The patrol began issuing citations about 4 p.m. Tuesday to motorists for stopping on the side of the highway, dispatcher Adam Brown said. The number of gawkers coupled with construction had slowed I-75 traffic in the area to a crawl, the state Highway Patrol said.

Some people were scooping up pieces of the statue’s foam from the nearby pond to take home with them, said church co-pastor Darlene Bishop.

“This meant a lot to a lot of people,” she said.

Keith Lewis, of nearby Middletown, arrived at the church around 7 a.m. Tuesday to photograph the remains for his wife. Lewis said he had viewed the statue as both an oddity and an inspiration.

Cassie Browning, a church member from Dayton, said she was driving home when she saw smoke and noticed the statue was missing.

Travelers on I-75 often were startled to come upon the huge statue by the roadside, but many said America needs more symbols like it. So many people stopped at the church campus that church officials had to build a walkway to accommodate them.

Bishop said the statue will be rebuilt.

“It will be back, but this time we are going to try for something fireproof,” she said.

The 4,000-member, nondenominational church was founded by Bishop and her husband, former horse trader Lawrence Bishop.

Lawrence Bishop said in 2004 he was trying to help people, not impress them, with the statue. He said his wife proposed the Jesus figure as a beacon of hope and salvation.


22 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Don’t Know

You know the characters, but you might not know their full names. Store these away for future trivia nights.

1. Did you know the Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons has a name? It’s Jeff Albertson. But that wasn’t the decision of creator Matt Groening. “I was out of the room when [the writers] named him,” he told MTV in 2007. “In my mind, ‘Louis Lane’ was his name, and he was obsessed and tormented by Lois Lane.”

2. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. (Ken’s last name is Carson.)

3. Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch

4. Snuffleupagus has a first name—Aloysius.

5. In the Peanuts comic strip, Peppermint Patty’s real name is Patricia Reichardt.

6. The Wizard of Oz rolls off the tongue a lot easier than his full name, Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs. From Frank Baum’s Dorothy And the Wizard in Oz:
“It was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name. When I grew up I just called myself O.Z., because the other initials were P-I-N-H-E-A-D; and that spelled ‘pinhead,’ which was a reflection on my intelligence.”

7. Mr. Clean has a seldom-used first name—”Veritably.” The name came from a “Give Mr. Clean a First Name” promotion in 1962.

8. In a deleted scene in the 2006 Curious George movie, The Man With the Yellow Hat’s name was revealed as Ted Shackleford. (Since the scene was deleted, perhaps this doesn’t count.)

9. The real name of Monopoly mascot Rich Uncle Pennybags is Milburn Pennybags.

10. The policeman in Monopoly has a name, too. You can thank Officer Edgar Mallory the next time he sends you to jail.

11. On Night Court, Nostradamus Shannon was better known as Bull.

12. On Entourage, Turtle’s real name is Salvatore Assante.

13. Sesame Street’s resident game show host Guy Smiley was using a pseudonym all these years. He was born Bernie Liederkrantz.

14. The Michelin Man’s name is Bibendum.

15. On Gilligan’s Island, Jonas Grumby was simply called The Skipper.

16. Staying on Gilligan’s Island, The Professor was Roy Hinkley.

17. The unkempt Shaggy of Scooby-Doo fame has a rather proper real name—Norville Rogers.

18. The Pillsbury Doughboy’s name is Poppin’ Fresh. He has a wife, Poppie Fresh, and two kids, Popper and Bun Bun.

19. The patient in the classic game Operation is Cavity Sam.

20. The true identity of The Lone Ranger was John Reid.

21 & 22. OK, these last two aren’t fictional, but just in case it comes up, Bono was born Paul David Hewson, and The Edge’s name is David Howell Evans.


I am currently reading a GREAT BOOK. It can be a useful and insightful tool for anyone (no matter what side of the Political Isle).

John Kasich asks “Where do you go when the water rises?” in his new book ‘Every Other Monday’ Released on Tuesday. I recommend this to ANYONE.

For more than twenty years, John Kasich has sought the answer to this question and many of life’s most fundamental challenges in an unlikely place: his twice-a-month lunches with an irreverent, thoughtful, and spirited circle of guys who are members of a Bible study group. Every other Monday over lunch at an Italian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, Kasich and half a dozen friends use the stories of the Good Book as a launching pad to ask questions running the gamut from “Does God exist?” to “What do you do if faith fails you?” This group, in reaching for life’s biggest mysteries while standing firmly rooted in the everyday, has become a cornerstone of Kasich’s life, one to which he consistently turns when the waters threaten to rise.

Every Other Monday is an honest look at how to build faith and find solace, even during the most heartbreaking circumstances, and offers a template for reconsidering how we make everyday choices as well as life-changing decisions. Along with rousing personal anecdotes and poignant memories, Kasich shares some of the group’s frank discussions on the major themes found in the Bible–and in our daily lives–such as:

� CHARITY–How do you determine whether you’re giving enough (i.e., “the fatted calf” vs. “the skinny calf”) and why does it matter?

� JUSTICE–How do you deal with frustration when justice doesn’t always happen here on earth?

� ENVY–How do you absorb the inevitable disappointment when someone else gets the good fortune that you know was meant for you?

� FORGIVENESS–What do you do when you encounter hurtful behavior?

� AMBITION–How do you balance the demands of work and the material world while still growing spiritually?

Every Other Monday is a refreshing and forthright account of one group’s search for answers and meaning. From rebuilding trust to understanding why we sometimes fail in matters of morality even when we know better, it lays out a practical path for finding strength and resilience through faith and friendship

Notes from CMT awards last week
Kid rock cowboy with hank, zac brown, trace, martinao,o kelly pickler, jamie johnson, randy howser…any better way to start?

Sound was not great

Lady A group of year

Trisha yearwood said it best…Nashville is back

Paula Dean was hammered!

Did pickler get fat?

Duo of year Brooks & Dunn…Kix was funny calling out Ronnie Dunn

Miranda looked amazing

Sound back at 100%

Luke Bryant breakthrough video

In a week where the A-Team and Karate kid Carrie Underwood went Cindi Lauper 80s in her dress

Best performance of night Trailer Choir with Tailgate

Reba and Kenan were histarical!

Colaberation Blake and Trace

Brad Paisley showed he has balls!

Skynyrd who? Jamie Johnson Was amazing with Lil Abigail Town Backing Up-and Jeremy from Lit was playing back up

What the he** are kids from Jersey Shore doing here?

Carrie won? I was getting drinks IT IS REALLY WARM IN ARENA!

Blake Shelton and Laura Bell Bundy threw out the telipromtors

LeAnn Rimes was awesme on swingin

Even though butchered opening lyrics red white and blue stage show was amazing!

Free Zac Brown=amazing brought tears…

Male video Keith Urban, shout out to the Gulf families

Carrie was butchered by in house sound. They found her at end

Female video of year Miranda lambert

Keith Urban and John Mayer=best performance of night with hand signals Keith Was in charge

Video of year caries Underwood there goes sweep

If looks good, you’ll feel it. If it sound good you’ll hear it. If it touches you you feel it-Kid Rock

Gov. Bobby Jindal Defies Obama Administration
The National Guard lifts sandbags in Buras, Louisiana, on June 11 to fill in gaps between barrier islands. (CNN)

Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) defied the Obama Administration today and ordered the National Guard to build sand barrier walls off the Louisiana coast.

ABC News reported:

Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own hands.

In Fort Jackson, La., Jindal has ordered the Guard to start building barrier walls right in the middle of the ocean. The barriers, built nine miles off shore, are intended to keep the oil from reaching the coast by filling the gaps between barrier islands.

Watch ‘World News’ for more on this story tonight on your ABC station.

Today, huge Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters lined up in the air, dropping sandbags one by one into the sea.

“They are lifting up about 7,000 pounds of sandbags,” said 1st Lt. James Tyson Gabler.

Bobby Jindal also called for an end to the Obama moratorium in the Gulf.

Barack Obama’s oil drilling moratorium will cost tens of thousands of American jobs. Oil companies are planning on moving their rigs from the Gulf of Mexico to South America off the coast of Brazil where the government is more friendly to energy corporations.

Armed California Man Held for ‘Hunting’ Osama bin Laden
Construction worker Gary Brooks had a pistol, sword, a dagger and night-vision equipment when he was detained.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An American armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan and told investigators he was on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden, a police officer said Tuesday.

The man, identified as 52-year-old Californian construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner, said he wanted to cross over into the nearby Afghan province of Nuristan because he had “heard bin Laden was living there”, according to officer Mumtaz Ahmad Khan.

Khan also said the man has a small amount of hashish in his possession.

Faulkner was picked up in a forest in the Chitral region late on Sunday, he said.

“We initially laughed when he told us that he wanted to kill Osama bin Laden,” said Khan. But he said when officers seized the pistol, the sword, a dagger and night-vision equipment, “our suspicion grew.”

He was questioned Tuesday by intelligence officials in Peshawar, the main northwestern city.

Faulkner told police he visited Pakistan seven times, and this was his third trip to Chitral, which is a mountainous region that attracts adventurous Western tourists and hikers. Unlike much of northwestern Pakistan, it is considered relatively safe for foreigners.

Chitral and Nuristan are among several rumored hiding places for the al-Qaida leader, who has evaded a massive U.S. effort to capture him since 2001. The focus of that hunt has been along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Bin Laden is accused of being behind the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, as well other terrorist acts. Washington has offered a bounty of $25 million for information leading to his capture.

Khan said Faulkner was also carrying a book containing Christian verses and teachings.

When asked why he thought he had a chance of tracing bin Laden, Faulkner replied, “God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him,” said Khan.

Faulkner arrived in the Chitrali town of Bumburate on June 3 and stayed in a hotel there.

He was assigned a police guard, as is quite common for foreigners visiting remote parts of Pakistan. When he checked out without informing police, officers began hunting for him, said Khan.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire said the mission had received notification from Pakistani officials that an American citizen had been arrested. He said embassy officials were trying to meet the man and confirm his identity.

And you thought your commute to work was “wild?”
England v USA: Americans’ training interrupted by roadside elephant encounter
The United States squad were delayed on the way to training ahead of their game against England by an elephant snacking on a tree.

It was the second time in the same day that the players had been affected by what a team spokesman inventively called an “elephant obstruction”.

Earlier on Friday 10 USA players, who were on their way to an open air market close to their team base near Pretoria before heading north, got stuck behind an elephant in the road.

Friday night’s congestion was caused as the team bus left the Bakubung Bush Lodge – the hotel they are using – on the way to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium where they will play this evening. After a few minutes the elephant moved to the side of the road to allow the US players to participate in their final training session.

“Everybody had their cell phones out, pictures were being taken,” coach Bob Bradley said. “It was all part of the experience.”

“It was cool,” U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra added when speaking about the team’s up-close encounter with the animal kingdom. “A big elephant, just eating on the path out of our hotel.”

I received a call from friends at The Ohio National Guard. The “organized” groups have been promised help to a disabled Vet for 3 months. NO ONE HAS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE. So they called me and all you folks to help out. What is needed? We need help with moving a disabled Vet. He only has one son who’s currently serving in Afghanistan. We will moving this HERO next Tuesday, please give me an hour of your time to help?

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June 14-20th is National Mens Health Week. What are you doing to stay healthy? Me? I am working out less and doing more cardio, along with taking my Visalus shakes. I have not changed that much in my workouts, BUT, my gains are HUGE! I am down to 176 pounds, and a 29 inch waist. I HAVE NOT LOST ANY OF MY STRENGTH!!! Don’t believe me? Look at the attached pixx!!! As I type this I am wearing a pair of pants I had IN HIGH SCHOOL!!!

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NEW SPRING 2010 FUNDRAISER MIX RELEASED FROM DJ DETOTO! I just finished 60-minute mixtape that I want you all to have… The catch is that the mix is for a FUNDRAISER..Please preview and download for my “Mixes for Charity” fundraiser at I will donate all proceeds to my wife’s 1/2 marathon in Boston for Crohn’s and Colitis disease! THANKS! Pass This On!

If you looked into my eyes… What would you see?
If you touched my hand… What would you feel?
If you heart could talk to mine… What would it say?
I can’t erase your memories, but I can give you new ones. I can’t see your tears from before, but I can make sure you shed no more. I know you’re scared, I know you feel the need to hide. What happened before was terrible and left you feeling hopeless. I could say I’m sorry for your past, but that is something that has been said so many times before. I could say I’m different, only its exactly how the last one started. Maybe words aren’t what need to be. Here…. take my hand. I want to show you something. Do you feel that. It’s my heart. It beats just like yours. It hurts just like yours. It’s scared just like yours. I don’t want to say I love you because that would just make me like everyone before. I like you… I want to make you smile, hear you laugh, and listen to your words. Life has changed both of us, made us strong in our own unique way, hopefully it continues…together

He was two beats off-referring to a DJ mixing, but really came out wrong…kinda funny!

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into
reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication,
self-discipline, and effort.”-Jesse Owen

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. ~ Maya Angelou

Remember! Sometimes God uses pain to inspect us, correct us, direct us, & perfect us! -R.Warren

Thought! Your career is like starting an engine, once you start it you have to keep the fuel coming. Letting your gas gage get on E is a negative, makes you are feel sluggish with no motivation, time for the “fueling station”, be it a friend, a life coach, or a great motivational engagement, JUST GET THE FUEL! Sometimes it’s just looking in the mirror & saying, “…self, time to FUEL UP! Doc

I want to be “crazy” (someone used to say that a lot 😉
They called them crazy when they started out
Said seventeen’s too young to know what loves about
They’ve been together fifty-eight years now
That’s crazy

He brought home sixty-seven bucks a week
He bought a little 2 bedroom house on Maple Street
Where she blessed him with six more mouths to feed
Yea that’s crazy

Just ask him how he did it; he’ll say pull up a seat
It’ll only take a minute, to tell you everything
Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I Love You
Go to work, do your best, don’t outsmart your common since
Never let your prayin’ knees get lazy
And love like crazy

They called him crazy when he quit his job
Said them home computers, boy they’ll never take off
He sold his one man shop to Microsoft
They paid like crazy

Just ask him how he made it
He’ll tell you faith and sweat
And the heart of a faithful woman,
Who never let him forget

Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I Love You
Go to work, do your best, don’t outsmart your common since
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy

Always treat your woman like a lady
Never get to old to call her baby
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy

They called him crazy when they started out
They’ve been together fifty-eight years now

Aint that crazy?-Lee Brice

Here’s what’s happening in CENTRAL OHIO!

Blu Kuda plays Captain Jack’s

The Olde Cellar Band play Papa Boo’s

JunkBox is at Captain Woody’s

Bill O’Reilly & Glenn Beck show “Right” from wrong at Nationwide Arena. For more info

Fat Dog ROCKS Captain Jack’s

Jenkins and Scott, and These Guys Live play Papa Boo’s

Sonic Tramps and my buddies, DownPlay play Captain Woody’s

Christian Rockers, Switchfoot, rock the Newport Music Hall

Zoofari is for adults only at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. For more info

Robin Lacy & DeZydeco plays Papa Boos

JukeBox Hero play Captain Woody’s

Chad Daniels plays the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton

Skate for Hope to benefit breast cancer awareness at Nationwide Arena. For more info

Tom Hanks, and Tim Allen, are back as Woody, Buzz along with the rest of the “toys” in Disney/Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3.’ I have always loved these movies. Makes me feel like a kid again!

Denzel Washington stars in an amazing story with ‘The Book of Eli’ rated “R.”

A decent date movie, ‘When on Rome,’ rated “PG-13.”

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are back with Mojo

Sarah McLachlan has Laws of Illusion

Downplay w/Matt Sexton at Captain Jack’s FRI June 24th

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