Monday, November 28, 2005

Rob Thomas Concert featuring Anna Nalick

Last night Gina and I saw Rob Thomas at The Louisville Palace. Our friend Jon got us the tickets as an anniversary present. Rob put on a great show. I loved the staging which included these LED boards I believe that put on an amazing light show for us. Too much fun. This newer artist Anna Nalick opened for him. She was really good as well. I don't know much about her expect for her hit song Breathe which is on the radio all the time. Last night reminded me how much I love live music. Too much fun. We were surrounded by lots of screaming drunk girls in the balcony. That was a show in itself. We experienced a few screaming sessions. Some screaming was for Rob the rest was at each other. One of the girls kept on grabbing our friend Jons arm and trying to get him to dance with her. That was hilarious. When all is said and done it was a great show. I would definitely go and see Rob Thomas again.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid has died at 73 years old...

I still can't believe it. I always thought Mr. Miyagi would live forever. He always will in my mind. This article about the Actor Pat Morita taught me a new fact. Mr. Miyagis first name was Kesuke. I had never known that before. I don't recall that ever being mentioned in any of the movies. Maybe thats one of those facts that I've just missed over the years. I now have a new fact to add to my Karate Kid trivia. This article also gives some more insight into Pats life. He was Born in northern California on June 28, 1932, the son of migrant fruit pickers, Morita spent most of his early years in the hospital with spinal tuberculosis. He later recovered only to be sent to a Japanese-American internment camp in Arizona during World War II. After the war, Morita's family tried to repair their finances by operating a Sacramento restaurant. It was there that Morita first tried his comedy on patrons. What a wild life he lived. Its sad that he didn't live longer. Here is a link to a video interview he had with the AP.

Monday, November 21, 2005

JORDAN WOOLLEY joins the cast of ATWT

I couldn't believe it when I heard it. JORDAN WOOLLEY from my Scout Troop, Troop 145 in West Long Branch, NJ is joining the cast of As The World Turns in the role of Mike's cousin Nick Kasnoff, whose first day in Oakdale proves explosive on Tuesday, December 27. I have many memories of Jordan as a younger kid in my troop. He always had this mischievouss grin on his face. He was a little bad ass/ trouble maker. Obviously hes turned out pretty well. Good for him.

Friday, November 18, 2005

EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers

I remember when I first read about blogging. It was going to be this new form on online journaling and a great way to share what's happening in your life with family or friends. It didn't seem like a very hot topic. I'm amazed that now there are schools outlawing blogging. Trying to force students to shut down their blogs. Its just amazing! I came across this website that provides legal rights for bloggers. It's just amazing that its come to this.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Unreality TV: The final frontier

Just when I thought reality television was leveling off. A real life Truman show? These poor folks are going to be tricked into a fake trip into space. Its hard to believe they won't be able to figure it out at some point but I guess when a person is taken out of their comfort zone almost anything can happen. I'm a sucker! Here I am making fun and I'll probably be a huge fan.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

C-J Broadway Webcam

C-J Broadway Webcam
Here at The Courier-Journal we have this really cool web cam that anyone can access. You can totally control the camera. You can pan back and forth and up and down and even zoom in and out. If the newspaper has this technology just think what the government can do.

KUTV: Latin Singer Hospitalized After Fall Off Stage

I promise I'm not laughing. I'm sure falling off a stage can be very dangerous. It just seems like something you would see in a movie or on a TV show. It's kind of funny. Just a bit.

TRPLLC-Experienced Driver Center CALL 800-535-9269

If you want a good laugh call 1-800-535-9269. Pay particular attention to attempt at spanish.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Louisville Chapter of the Red Cross responds to forest fires west of Bardstown in Nelson and Hardin Counties

On Saturday night Fire officials were working two forest fires west of Bardstown in Nelson and Hardin County, and another fire at Fort Knox. The Louisville Chapter of The Red Cross was called in to assist in providing food and beverages for the firefighters. This was my first experience of a forest fire. As we were heading south on I-65 we were able to see the burning in the distance. It was like an orange glow all over the ridge line. Here are a few photos from the scene.


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Volunteering with The Red Cross

A few months ago I started volunteering with The Red Cross. Specifically I'm on the local Disaster Assistance Team. Whenever individuals or families are displaced from their homes by either fire or flood The Red Cross is called in to provide help. Obviously floods don't happen very often but house fires happen all the time. I've been called to about 3 or 4 house fires now. The first one was a total loss. It was so sad. When I arrived the fire department was throwing burning rubble out of the attic onto the ground. Everything was smoking still. These images are stuck in my mind.

Presbyterian Youth Workers Association gathering at Zephyr Point in Lake Tahoe

I just got back from a week in Lake Tahoe. Gina and I flew in early and celebrated our 1st anniversary in Reno. We stayed at this really nice hotel called the Siena. She took advantage of the spa and I took advantage of Wheel of Fortune. Good times shared by all. Monday we drove down to the south end of Lake Tahoe where Zephyr Point is located. It was a very exciting week. I was lucky to be part of the kick off of our NEW Youth Worker association. PYWA. The Mission statement that we adopted is... Connecting, upholding and inspiring Presbyterian Youth Workers to faithfully serve the one triune God among young people. Short and straight to the point. Its another blah day at the office. I'd better get back to my blind calling and harassment.
Andrew

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Bomb Explosion In Baghdad Kills N.J. Native

Its never easy to hear about another death in this war. Its even more painfull when you realize its someone you knew. You group up with playing recreation sports after school. I remember Jimmy being a big husky kid. Pretty popular. Great big smile on his face all the time. A good guy. I'm very sad to hear that he was killed at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the community of Eatontown, NJ that I'm sure is mourning this loss.
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