Saturday, June 30, 2007
I will try to give updates daily(providing we have internet service).
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Last week, VCY released a statement telling why they have dropped Swindoll from their stations. Among the bad words Chuck has used since 2000 (yes, they've been keeping a tally for 7 years now): buns, heck, crap, balls, and also for mentioning (and encouraging the viewing of) the Lion King.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
As I sat in church this morning and looked around . . . I am so blessed to be able to connect with so many good people. Oh, there are those who frustrate me and/or those who get frustrated with me. But, I just have to remember that those people "keep me on my toes" and help make me a better person. For the most part, though, I really enjoy the friendships that I have with the people at RMC.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
LANCASTER, Pa. — Maria Holsapple thought she was attending performances at the local community theater, but after twelve weeks, she was angered to learn she had been attending Oak Grove Center, a 3,000-member church. "I would never willingly go into an evangelical church," says Holsapple, a practicing Catholic. She came after Oak Grove mailed her "tickets" to upcoming "drama presentations." She enjoyed the "mini-concert, the play and the motivational speech they threw in at the end," she says. "It worked well as performance art," she says.
"I was convinced it was a groundbreaking new theater company." But when neighbors remarked that they had seen her at church, Holsapple called Oak Grove and discovered it was a house of worship. "The pastor quoted Jesus, but he quoted Socrates, too, and Britney Spears," she says. "How was I to know?" •
I have been feeling old lately as I am forty something and never been married, while a number of these guys are in their twenties and talking about changing diapers and fixing broken toys. However, I do look forward to these monthly get-togethers. We have been getting together for lunch or breakfast for not quite 20 years now, so I am not about to stop now.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Cruiser's Cafe, the little cafe I run in Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA, sponsors a couple different racing vehicles. One of the cars we sponsor, the #21 of AJ Hoffman, a local guy and a pro-stock driver, won on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway for the second time this year. The bad thing is that, while I was as the track on Saturday, I had to leave to take some friends to the airport (Yes, we left at 12 AM) and wasn't able to see AJ take the checkered flag. Continued success AJ!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
The last time we saw Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), he was being tormented by rival Bruce Nolan onscreen, live from their Buffalo TV station. But as time passed and Evan has made up with Bruce, he's gone onto bigger and better things. Newly elected to Washington D.C. as a congressman, Evan has left Buffalo, New York in pursuit of a greater calling. But that calling isn't serving in the illustrious ranks of America's politics, but being summoned by the Almighty himself (Morgan Freeman), who has handed Evan the task of building a new ark, much as Noah did before. With time passing by and his family belittled by Evan's newfound realization, Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country, might actually be serving humanity.
Aaron and I had a good conversation on the 2 and a half hour trip to "Mobtown". We found the Charles Theater and headed toward Inner Harbor. Unfortunately, we were travelling during rush hour, got in the wrong lane and eventually were headed to Washington D.C. After getting turned around, we decided to return to the theater instead of going to our original destination. Next to the theater was "Tapas Teatro" an European Spanish cafe, where we decided to eat. It was perfectness. We sat outside along historic Charles Street. I had Spicy Croquettes de Tapas Teatro, Pan Fried Steak and potatoes. The price was a bit more than I usually pay but it was worth it.
The Charles Theater was really cool. The building has high windows, industrial ceilings, a traditional ticket window and snack counter and boasts 5 theaters. We were some of the first to be seated. About five minutes before the move started a blast from the past entered the theater. Jeremy "Beanie" Heisey, a former youth kid, and three friends walked past me. What a nice surprise. Everyone (even his mom) has called him Beanie since his high school days since he looked a lot like Mr. Bean. (Actually, he now looks a little like "Evan" during his early Noah days in Evan Almighty.) I will post more about this interesting guy at a later time.
We all settled down while the Representative from Universal Pictures announced the movie.
I have a few pics I will post later.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
I have been blessed to have been raised in this small little town in Central PA. It is almost a perfect place to grow up and/or raise a child. We don't have the crime (except bank robberies and ham thieves) and other social problems of the city and yet we are close enough to be able enjoy the activity and cultural aspect of many different places. I can be in Harrisburg or Williamsport within an hour; Philadelphia and Baltimore within 2.5 hours; and Pittsburgh and New York City within 4 hours. I can be on routes 80, 81 or 83 in less than an hour. We have the best of both worlds here. And I love it!