Monday, January 29, 2007

Rock the Boat with Michael W Smith


My suggestion for today: watch Michael W Smith's new video, visit his website and his official myspace page.
To be honest, I don't know what to think about that pleasure cruise on board of Holland-America's MS Oosterdam with Michael Double You Smith and his family: If there's some room left on board, maybe a rich blog-friend is willing to pay the tickets for me and my little family?
If not, I guess I'll just have to listen to the cd and take this extravagant Holland-Holland cruise ship... (pic right)
Oh yeah!

10 comments:

Vicki said...

Hey, Paul! As much as I loved visiting Alaska (my hubby and I spent nearly three weeks there in 2004 to celebrate an anniversary), I don't think I can come up with the cash for another trip. It took us years to save for that one. Now, I might be able to afford that smaller boat...

Panda said...

You are too kind! I guess that also answers the question: Who Pays the Ferry Man? It's Vicki! (If I'm lucky). Maybe some amateur praise & worship artist is also willing to sing some MWS songs and play the piano on board of this luxury liner from the Holland-Holland line? I'm sure it will be an experience to remember! :-)

Vicki said...

Oh, I forgot about the Ferry Man! Are ferries there as pricey as they are in the US Pacific Northwest? (By the time I pay to fly to Holland, I may be turning my pockets inside out to find something to pay Ferry Man with!)

Now, I can't play piano, can't read music, can't even carry a tune, but I could bring the CDs and a Boom Box, I guess...there's our entertainment!

For the onboard dining, we could all bring our fishing poles and plan on a shore lunch...now that sounds like a luxury cruise!

When can we do this?! ;-)

Vicki said...

Oh, Art's wife, Stacie, sings...I'll bet she could provide the music!

Carolanne said...

If I was rich, I'd take my family and you along.
By the way, I was talking to my dutch friend (BMF) today about you and he told me how to pronounce your surname. :)

Panda said...

It's like the first part of absolutely and the last part of Liverpool: Abspoel (pronounce: Abspool). But what's in a name? Paul is just OK.

Vicki said...

Paul, speaking of names, is "Panda" a nickname? (Carolanne, Art, and I have been discussing nicknames, and I wondered about Panda!)

Panda said...

Yes, my father used to call me Panda when I was a little boy. He was inspired by a cartoon panda bear created by Dutch cartoonist Maarten Toonder. You can read about this here: http://www.radionetherlands.nl/features/development/toonder020605.html

Now I use PANDA as a nickname on the internet and I also use it as an author pseudonym for some light hearted gift books I wrote. You can also read this name as P and A (Paul & Abspoel)
You can have a look a the books if you cut and paste this in your url
http://www.paletgifts.nl/shoppingarea/search_results.php?sid=0000000173&stitle=Nieuw

Panda said...

The Maarten Toonder link seems to be too big for Blogger comments - Anyway, if you want to have a look at it, you have to cut & paste these parts as one line in the URL:

http://www.radionetherlands.nl/
features/development/
toonder020605.html

Vicki said...

Now that is cute and clever! That's a very nice nickname with a nice story.

I looked at your books, too, but not understanding Dutch limited me from knowing what your books are about! Thanks for the explanation and the links!