Whew! This is good stuff. The best version yet! I'm looking forward to the Gaither Concert all that much more now. David's solo is awesome!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's a list of my pics for winners. My pics are highlighted in yellow.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
So the only time they've ever gone on vacation was the only 4 days we were there! Oh well. Maybe next time.
Saturday it was raining... we had quite the adventure on the bus tour getting soaking wet, and freezing our hind end's off! It wouldn't have been so cold if we were not wet! But it was still fun, and funny to think back on. :) Dana and Lyle's wedding was set for 6:30 on Saturday, and it stopped raining just in time! That was awesome. We took some really neat pictures of them in Central Park. The trees are already budding over there, and the grass is green, so that made it look even prettier.
On Sunday it was nicer. A little windy, but Sunny! We took a bus tour UpTown, along Central Park, through Harlem, The Upper East Side, and down Millionaire Mile. I got lots of pictures of really cool buildings. We went past the Museum of Natural History. We should have gone there after hours to see the people come to life. :) ha ha
In the afternoon we had a Cruise booked to go around the island. We got to see the skyline, and they told us about the buildings, not that I really remember it all, or any of it! :) And we drove right past the Statue of Liberty. We decided not to take the ferry out to the Island since we drove right by it anyway. It looks pretty much the same when you are 50 yards, compared to 50 feet away from it. Just bigger I guess! I took lots of pics of that too. If you want to pretend you were there, just send me a picture of yourself, and I'll photshop you in. :)
Late Sunday night we got in line to go to the top of the Empire State Building. I think we finally got to the top and out on the observation deck about 11pm... it was so beautiful to see the city in lights at night. I'm glad we went at night instead of during the day. Interesting tid bit about the Empire State Building.... They built it in 13 months... building 4 stories a week. They almost went bankrupt because of building so quickly, and no one wanted to rent it, or come see it. But then the movie kind kong came out, and once they filmed him at the top in the movie, everyone wanted to come and go to the top. So the movie saved it from going bankrupt. In fact, so many people came after that, there was a constant 8 hour wait to get to the top for 5 straight years after the movie came out. I could not imagine waiting in line for 8 hours just to go to the top. We only waited for a little over an hour.
Monday morning we went to the Today show, and got to be on TV! Plus I got a picture of LeAnn Rimes. She was right in front of me. I could have touched her if I wanted, but that would be weird. Some of the pics are on facebook. I can't post all 400.... that would take forever. Just think how big my scrapbook is going to be!
Well.... that's the recap. I could say more, but I better keep it short.
Monday, April 13, 2009
She comes home later tonight so she'll have to blog tomorrow and maybe post some pics.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Iowa Hand Model Settles Suit With Martha Stewart
A Clive hand model and magician who lost a fingertip in a mishap with a lounge chair marketed under the Martha Stewart Everyday brand and sold by Kmart has settled a lawsuit with the companies.
An attorney for Patrick Albanese says the confidential settlement was reached Thursday. Albanese filed the lawsuit in November, claiming the chair collapsed when he moved it last June, snipping off the tip of his right index finger.
Albanese claimed Kmart and Martha Stewart were negligent for not issuing a warning about the chair, for not inspecting the chair and in its design.
The fingertip was reattached but Albanese's attorney, Guy Cook, says he still has some loss of feeling in the fingertip, which has affected his slight of hand magic skills.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I'm in the Easter Cantata at church. I'm not singing in the choir, but am speaking. It's a dialogue between Peter, John, Jesus and Mary between songs. I'm John. It's not even really acting. It's just reading. But I have a really hard time reading with passion in my voice without being funny. I'm too much of a comedian. On Saturday evening we had practice at church. Thankfully, it was just the readers. I'm the first one to speak and when I read my first line I read it with a low voice like a radio DJ. Well, that set off Keith(Peter) and Bri(Mary). Jesus wasn't really laughing. So every time we read read we would try not to laugh then someone would hear a little snicker and we would all bust out laughing. It was not good. So we'll see how the real performance is. I'm normally fine during the real thing. Hopefully.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Good news for some of you, including me. The Gaither Vocal Band will be at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, IA on Sunday, Sept. 13th! This is the first time I've ever seen them at a fair. I know they have a big European Tour through October and they are still in some big arenas this fall so it's not like they are getting desperate or anything. This is actually a pretty big fair with some big names. It looks like this will just be the GVB too. There is no one else advertised for this concert and it starts at 7:30pm, so that kinda makes me think it will just be the Vocal Band.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I thought this was pretty good.
Stephanie just got done setting up for the garage sale this weekend. Hopefully she has half decent weather for it. They have a lot more stuff than they thought. After work I drove Stephanie all around town so she could post Garage Sale ads all over. The garage sale starts at 8 am on Friday and it's also on Saturday so come on over.