Thursday, January 26, 2006

Grandpas "girlfriend"


Grandpas girlfriend
Originally uploaded by Drewsyboy.
After waiting in line for 30 minutes I was able to spend a few minutes with Rebecca St. James. After introducing myself I mentioned that my grandfather was a big fan, especially of her devotional books. As soon as I mentioned South Carolina she said Greenville. I couldn't believe it. She remembered him. What a cool thing. She then went on to write him a letter on one of her posters. My grandfather is a pretty amazing person.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Swimming


Swimming
Originally uploaded by Drewsyboy.
The water seems so inviting. Anyone wanna go for a swim? Darn, I forgot my bathing suit.

Biodome


Biodome
Originally uploaded by Drewsyboy.
I feel like I'm on the set of Biodome. At any moment Pauly Shore is going to show up.

CBA Expo at Opryland


CBA Expo at Opryland
Originally uploaded by Drewsyboy.
I'm on my first PPC business trip currently. My colleague Laura and I are exhibiting at the Christian Booksellers Advance Expo. Its being held at Opryland in Nashville, TN. Its been a very interesting experience thus far. We are across the aisle from Bob Jones University Press. Its kind of scary.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Overlooking the skate park in traffic

Why did I even bother trying to drive home on a major highway during 5:00pm traffic. I have no clue what I was thinking. Here I am sitting on the highway watching kids skate at the extreme skate park in Louisville. It looks like the delay is because of this car accident that I'm creeping by.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

BBC News - The Open News Archive



BBC News - The Open News Archive
BBC news has a really cool new feature on their web site. You can download and view around 80 news clips from major events over the last 50 years. Everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the September 11th attacks. Its a pretty impressive one stop shop of major events in the worlds history through video. When you have a few minutes check it out.

AirTroductions - There's Something in the Air


I was surfing the net and came across this really cool website. It's called AirTroductions. Its not just a catchy name. This website creates a online community for travelers. Specifically it gives you an opportunity to be introduced ahead of time to folks you might be flying with. Check out this website if you'd like to make sure you don't have to sit next to a freak on your next flight.
AirTroductions™ - There's Something in the Air

Friday, January 20, 2006

Taxi ride


Taxi ride
Originally uploaded by Drewsyboy.
I decided to meet up with my friends from the courier-journal for lunch today. Since ginas car is in the shop I had to take a taxi. It was a fun little ride across town.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Delta flight delayed


Delta flight delayed
Originally uploaded by Drewsyboy.
Its a rain delay in Atlanta.



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Sunset at Disneys Animal Kingdom


Saturday, January 14, 2006

Coronado springs convention center

This is the spot where we transported 2200 participants from the convention center to the parks by bus.

Good times at MGM Studios


Gina and I spent the afternoon after MGM Studios. We saw The Little Mermaid show and saw a movie about Walt Disney. Then we had lunch at The Brown Derby. At least I think that's what it was called. Our waitress Patti was very sweet. She said we looked like newlyweds so we got free champagne. It was very fun! Check out this random monkey I found.

Faith in 3D kicks off with a blast...

Last night was the opening worship celebration entitled Faith Meets Me. We were introduced to 6 young people representing the three different denominations. They shared with us where faith has met them in their lives. Here are a few photos from the Celebration. We even had a visit from Mickey Mouse and all of his friends. It was quite a night.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

What's the rush anyhow?


What's the rush anyhow?
Originally uploaded by Drewsyboy.
Airports are such funny places. People are always in a rush at the airport. They might be here three hours early and still might feel the need to cut you off in the parking lot and then push against you in the security line. I wish people would just chill out. Why be in a rush to get to your gate for your flight for a trip that you don't even want to go on. So much so that you run straight to the airport bar and begin to overshare. Save us all a ton of stress and quit your job and stay home. What's the rush anyhow?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

I'm going to Disney World for Faith in 3D


Tomorrow is the big day I travel to Disney World for Faith in 3D. I'm looking forward to it. I'll be exhibiting for PPC a few hours a day. Its mostly a little vacation for me. I guess I'll be providing moral support for Gina. It should be a lot of fun. As soon as I get home I have to start packing. I hate packing. I always end up forgetting something. I know, I should make a list but I hate making lists. I'm sure I'll do fine. I'll be posting pictures from time to time. I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Google Book Search


Should google be allowed to make all of the worlds books available online at no cost to them? It's a very interesting question. I just got off the phone with a sales rep from google books. They are actively pursuing publishing companies like Presbyterian Publishing Corporation to get us on board. Its a very flashy presentation and it makes total sense. This program does really nothing more than organize information that's already available. In some ways it's more controlled than some of the information that you can currently find through google or yahoo. I remember a few years ago I was able to find the whole Good Will Hunting (Good Will Hunting (Miramax Collector's Series)) manuscript on yahoo.com. I was able to download it and print out certain scenes that I was looking for. Did Yahoo pay for that screenplay? Of course not, one of their crawlers grabbed it off some other site. Google's plan is to put all of the worlds information in one searchable place. It gives people like you and me the opportunity to read some random pages and then choose to purchase if we would like from the publisher or another approved vendor. They are not interested in being in the retail business at this time. Just information gathering and sharing. It feels legal. What do you think?

Sunday, January 08, 2006

writely.com, web document sharing


I found this really cool website today. Its kind of like Microsoft Word but fully online. You have the ability to create word documents and collaborate online with others. I could see this working great for long distance committees and groups like that. Check it out at http://www.writely.com/

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A friends animation

My friend Mathias sent me this animation that he created a few months ago. He calls it Karate Kick. Its fun! Click here to view

Friday, January 06, 2006

The Gospel according to …


This past Sunday The Courier-Journal did a feature article on a series of Books that my new company publishes. The series is called "The Gospel According to". I would say its out most popular series of books. The latest one to come out in the series is The Gospel According to Oprah. Its a really nice article. Check it out when you have a chance. Link to Article

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Years Eve at Jillians


Last night Gina, Ben and myself went to Jillians for their New Years party. We saw Evil Engine #9, Saving Jane and The Muckrakers. We didn't get there until 10:30 so we missed most of Evil Engine #9's show. What we did see was exhausting. Their style was just not my thing. Loud and annoying. Anyhow Saving Jane was pretty cool. I liked their sound and energy. A very fun show. The final act was The Muckrakers. They were really the only reason why we went. Gina and I really wanted to introduce her brother to them. It wasn't their best performance ever. It was actually pretty disappointing. The plan was that they were to start playing right after New Years. They were having sound problems so there was a delay. It was kind of awkward. People started leaving and they lost that natural New Years energy. Once they did start playing it was kind of a downer. They played all of their slower paced songs. Anyhow we ended up leaving as well after about 7 or 8 songs. We ended up having some regrets on our choice for new years.