Wednesday, July 23, 2008

24: Exile


Is this legit?

Jack in Aftrica? He is supposed to defend the U.S. from terrorists - Jack is supposed to be in AMERICA!

Here is the latest:

“24,” missing this season because of the three-month writer’s strike, will finally begin its seventh season in January, settling back into its usual 9-10 p.m. Monday time slot. To bridge the long gap between agent Jack Bauer’s Day Six and Seven, Fox will air a two-hour prequel special at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. (Source)

I have learned the hard way that some of this 'news' that is posted on supposedly verifiable sources is often WRONG.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

A night at the races~ The WIENER NATIONALS

A group of us are heading to the Los Alamitos Racetrack on July 19th at 6pm to watch the 13 running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals - wanna join us?

From the official website:

Admission is $3 for adults; Children 17 and under are free. General parking
is free. Los Alamitos Race Course is located at 4961 Katella Avenue in Los
Alamitos. For more info call, 714-820-2690.

The 13th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals will be on
Saturday, July 19, 2008, with proceeds to benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care
Center. The Care Center is a non-profit group dedicated to finding home for
stray animals in the Orange County area.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Evan D'Angeles - as the Hunchback

Our own Evan D'Angeles is starring in Victor Hugo's classic, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" as Quasimodo in Chicago beginning July 24th.

Evan told me that Dennis DeYoung (of Styx) adapted this into a rock version. I sure hope it comes to LA sometime!

Check out the article in Playbill here!
Yahoo news has an article here.

Break a leg Evan!

Here are some clips of Evan from YouTube:

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Kevin Bacon

Wow - Kevin Bacon turns 50 today.
Have you ever hear his band - the Bacon Brothers?
One of my favorite Albums of all time is FOROSOCO.

SPORK - it's coming!

Hey loyal readers - and Revolution attenders...

Spork is on July 19th at El Dorado Park this year from 11 - 3.

Dawn & I are in charge of getting beverages for the event. In the past, someone has donated the drinks for the event - only this year - we are very short on beverages. We need about 25 cases of some sort of beverage for the event - so if you have a connection to where we can get some of it donated - or if you are willing to donate a case or two yourself, let me know. We would really appreciate it!

We have the water bottles for the event covered already!

See you at SPORK!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Garhett's at College! B-I-O-L-A !

Well, this week will be interesting - as Dawn and I took our eldest, Garhett to a week long conference at Biola University called Wheatstone. If you aren't familiar with this program - you really should check out their website or ask me about it.

This is an excerpt from their website:

"Wheatstone Academy is preparing the next generation of Christian leaders."

Wheatstone Academy is entirely unique as the only youth summer conference that combines mentor-guided discussion, world-class cultural experiences and personal interaction with top Christian scholars. The Wheatstone experience challenges and equips students for a lifestyle of passionate learning for the sake of Jesus Christ. We are commited to keeping each Wheatstone Academy conference small and custom-tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. The result is a conference of extraordinary quality and impact.

The conference is headed up by J.P. Moreland and John Mark Reynolds - so we'll see if he comes home a changed boy... er... man...

The weird part is that it was truly like we were taking him to his college dorm to begin his college career...

We checked him into his dorm room in Hope Hall - on the floor that had "The Brotherhood of Deuteronomy" emblazened on the wall.

We got our boy situated in his dorm room - then we said our good-bye's. He is on his own (well sort of, three of our good friends, Alishia, Breanna (and her husband, John) & Crystal Fry are there to keep an eye on him).

I actually think he is kinda proud to be going off on his own this week - I can't wait to discuss the merits of Aristotle, Plato and Socrates when he gets home. During his weeklong conference they visit a ropes course in Irvine, The Getty Museum, they go to an opera, see Henry V on stage, read tons of (gulp) books every day and discuss, discuss, discuss...

Dawn & I are so proud of our young man.

Garhett is currently going into the 11th grade of High School and as soon as he returns from BIOLA he will enroll via "dual enrollment" in Cypress College while completing his final 2 years of High School and upon graduation from High School (by the way, he already has enough credits and courses to graduate by "California's standards") he will have his Diploma and his Associates of Arts Degree (God willing)! Whoopie!

Then we get to really send him off to college to complete his more advanced degrees - I am so happy he isn't going on the 17 year plan to his Masters like I did.