The Cure for Blog Addiction…

OR maybe the title should be simply, “I can’t sleep!” Maybe it’s from all the travel and low sleep at CPC, maybe it is the slight cough I’m fighting, maybe it’s staying out tooooo late with the Aussie’s the other night (post still coming!), or maybe I am just living out the verse I often claim as my life verse, Allow no sleep to your eyes, No slumber to your eyelids. Proverbs 6:4 But whatever the reason, the result is the same: I CAN’T SLEEP, and when I do drift off I’m dreaming about my blog! (I need help, and It’s all Tannerman’s fault!) I have to be up early in the morning for church, and have a zillion things to do, but I’ve been laying here for what seems like ages. If I wake up and missed Sunday, it won’t surprise me. (But it sure will those at church…. like my boss!)So, I decided to test a theory. They say if you can’t stop thinking about something, just do it, and get it out of your system. Well, for many things, that isn’t possible – which is why you dream about them in the first place (No bad thoughts …

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A Grand Evening at VCBkids!

Last night was the Awana Grand Prix at my church. As usual, our Comander Dave Norbeck planned an exciting night… Along with Chuck Caswell, our church racing expert who adds fun, jokes, racing trivia, and more to the evening… It’s a great time to hang out with the kids! Of course, the FOOD is a highlight for the kids! Using my trusty Mac, I was taking pictures and videos with my digital camera, and then running slide shows on a giant screen on the stage. For one video, I strapped my camera to a kid’s car with masking tape, and sent it down the ramp to capture how it looks to a car going down the ramp! To see for yourself, click on this picture… (or right click and ‘save file’) It is a QuickTime video file. For more pictures and videos visit VCBkids.org Grand Prix 2005 Page! (See also 2004 Pics!)And….. those Aussie’s from Atlanta showed up at my church! But more on that later!

OK, I’ll admit it…. I cried.

IT’S HERE! The next star wars trailer is now here. My favorite scenes are always the ships and space battles. It is hard to watch the young Anakin turning… But I’m glad there will be a lot of saber battling… that is always cool! I’ll admit though, I got a little choked up when Obi-Wan says, “But you were the chosen one.” It is definitely a tragic story,and this chapter will be the darkest. Still hard to believe that cute little kid could become Darth Vader! DOWNLOAD QUICKTIME: STAR WARS III trailer. DOWNLOAD AVI: STAR WARS III trailer. They are both BIG, so be patient!

On TOP of the World!!

During the Midnight Madness Exhibit Hall event (sales and performances throughout the exhibit hall) the Fitz Family were letting people try a 6 foot unicycle. I decided to give it a shot – now, I can ride a 3 foot ‘normal’ unicycle, but I’ve always been scared to death of the tall ones! I decided not to tell them I could ride a little one out of fear that they would let go and push me to ride the tall one solo and I’d crash and make a fool out of myself…. they helped me on… they led me for about ten feet and then something snapped… no, not the unicycle! I just could tell I could do this, I let go of them and took off! It was a blast! I was flying through the exhibit hall motioning for people to get out of the way, as I’d never done this before! I looped the entire huge exhibit hall before I realized I didn’t know how to get OFF this thing! After a full lap, I headed back around one more time so I could cut down the Laflin’s row and say hi to them – finally back in …

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Goodbye Friends…

The only downside to a CPC is that you have to leave. Here are a bunch of fun people that I met or got to see while here… I know these guys as “Larry and Bob” because they dress up as Larry and Bob to minister to kids. Sherry and Sam from INCM Jeremy Lee and Mee A Kidology member I met in the elevator! More members that stopped me to say hi (always makes my day) Nancy Keith, the newest Kidology CP Team Member! Rob Biagi and Tanner in the background. Roger Fields of Kidz Blitz. (thanks, Roger, for the yummy steak dinner!) This guy of course has to come back with me… Tanner has just moved up to full time with Kidology as our Director of Web Operations. On Kidology.org, if it looks sharp – Tanner had a hand in it!