With a little misinformation about the history of the land FCA sits on, some bulldozer work to prepare the trail, a lot of hard work from a lot of parents and volunteers, and many a night planning and working out details, I think the Fall Fest Hayride is going to be great.
Spooky trail through the woods? Check
Creepy graveyard with surprises? Check
Gallows tree? Check
Giant arachnids? Check
Freaky old dead people havinga talking head for dinner? Check
Many ghouls to jump out of trees, from behind bushes, and out of the woods? Check
Chainsaws. Oh yeah
Lighting? Strobes? Blacklights? Check
Fog machine? Check
Super enthusiastic college students. Check
This is going to be fun.
Connor found a pet rock last week while he was in the mountains of N. Georgia. It was from all accounts a good rock. It would sit, stay and if kicked hard enough roll over. (Much like a dog I had as a kid.) this rock went with con all over. It climbed mountains with him, it jumped in the creek, it went fishing in trout stream. It was a good rock.
Like most pet rocks, it wasn't overly bright. In fact, one could say it was quite dense. (As proved by it's inablility to swim).
Now many of you know that I have a best friend. (well outside of AJ, but that should go without saying). Anyways, my friend spends a lot of time at our house. He eats with us ( often bringing the dinner) watches tv with us, and sometimes goes on vacation with us. Conman calls him 'uncle" and knows him quite well.
So when it came time to name the dense, slow thinking pet rock that couldn't learn new tricks, only one name came to mind
STEVE. Yep he named his rock...STEVE. What a legacy.
In good news, Florida did not lose this week in college football. Of course they had a bye, but I try to look on the bright siade of things.
And in ironically funny/scary news.
Son was staying with my parents in Gulf Shores this past weekend. We were going to get him on Saturday...we ll aj was going to get him. Anyways, we get a call wed. night telling us that connor had a lot of blood in his diaper. ALOT. we called our local pediatrician and he said to take him to the ER ASAP. Andrea and I called my parents and told them to get going. At the same time we threw a few clothes in bags and hit the road..ready to drive all night if he was going in the hospital. My mom remembered giving him a cherry icee earlier in the day, however she felt that it couldn't have been what caused the issue. As we passed Lake city and were getting onto I-10, we get a call from my parents. the ER doc was VERY concerned when he saw the diaper. ( All this time Con was happy as could be playing with the instruments at the ER.) Doc ran a few test and declared Con fine. It wasn't blood. But what could have caused this disturbuing diaper?
Well, there is no way of knowing for sure. the Doc wanted us to watch for the next 48 hours and just make sure...but I think it was a combination of a week of eating poorly (on vacation in the mountains) and then a lot of traveling and then a nice big RED icee.
My Dad claims he suffered from accute icceeitis.
But Aj and I still had to make a fast and somewhat disturbing trip to gulf Shores in the middle of the night. We got to spend Friday with my parents, and then came back on Sat. A fast, not relaxing, but good to see my parents type trip.
No more Icee's at grandma's for the conman.
1. Zach Snyder has signed on to direct the new Superman movie. This makes me happy. Actuallly anything that will remove the memory and aftertaste of the last Superman movie makes me happy. Can we all just pretend that Brandon Routh never happened. ( I would also like to pretend that his role on Chuck never happened. The guy just cannot act.) In case you do not know, Snyder also was in charge of 300, Watchmen, and most recently, some movie about fighting owls. Rumors claim that General Zod will be returning as the bad guy and (CHEER) Routh will not be reprising his role as the most fairy of fairy supermen.
2. Spiderman is getting a reboot. Apparently Toby McGuire just wasn't tough enough, dark enough or let's face it...man enough. Of course the guy they picked isn't exactly Captain Testosterone. Andrew Scarfield is his name. He was in Dr. Parnassium's imaginarium. You probably didn't see it. that is ok. It was weird, and Scarfiled really didn't do too much. I will add that it is the last movie that Heath Ledger worked on. In the new movie Spiderman's love intrest will be Gwen Stacey. She will be played by Emma Stone. It will be interesting to see where this goes.
3. Transformers 3 has a title. I really do not care. Micheal Bay ruined these movies for me. Since he is still attached to them I can only assume that I will go, spend my money and be disappointed. At least I know what to look forward to. In other news I am sure I will need another colonoscopy in near future too. It's about the same amount of fun as a micheal bay movie. At least in one of them I get put to sleep by drugs, not really bad dialogue. I will say that Optimus Prime is still the best sounding superhero of all time. Even James Earl Jones couldn't have said it better.
4. True Grit. Look I like the classics...Well unless they are superhero movies and then I like newer darker reboots of the franchise. But in general I like the classics. I like Steve McQueen. Ok more than like. I like Paul Newman. I like the Duke. But I have to say I am looking forward to seeing this new version of True Grit. Rooster Cogburn is played by Jeff Bridges. I am a fan. The movie also includes Josh Brolin. And some guy named Matt Damon. It is directed by the Cohen Brothers. Every single trailer I have seen has been awesome. Including the music.
And on a personal note.
Connor came in the room the other day while I was watching Ultimate Avengers. He was mesmerized. He loved watching Captain America go toe to toe with Hulk. (Actually it was the rest of the Avengers vs. The Hulk, but like his old man, Connor likes Cap't the best.) I am really looking forward to introducing him to the entire Marvel and DC world. (He already plays with his spiderman toys and knows who batman and the green arrow are.)
I spend a lot of time ripping celebs, and be honest...they deserve it. But not today. Today I have to say something nice. Johnny Depp may really be a good guy. I mean, besides being rich, famous, good looking and getting to be Jack Sparrow...he also seems to be genuinely ...well..nice. When his daughter was sick in the hospital Depp came to the hospital dressed as Sparrow and read books to all the kids in the hospital...several times. After his daughter left, he came back and gave a gift of 2 million dollars. Most celebs would have complained about the lack of espresso machines and doggie day care. Most recently he recieved a letter from a elementary school girl claiming she and her classmates wanted to be pirates and were trying tomutiny aainst the teachers..but they needed Sparrow's help. Oh, you guessed it. Jack Sparrow and several of his scaly wag ship mates showed up, unexpected and unannounced and swept through the school. After meeting the young girl he convined her that maybe mutiny wasn't the best idea...too many police keeping an eye on the notorious Jack Sparrow.
I am glad I am married. Pretty soon all the single girls are going to think they need boyfriends like Johnny Depp- Then all you single guys are in real real trouble. Luckily all of us married guys do not have to worry about this. Our wives know better. Johnny Depp is fantasy...as is Jack Sparrow. At least that is what I keep telling AJ.
Just to make sure everyone knows; today is Jessica Athertons birthday. She is old. very old. At this point I am trying to get Connor to quit calling her Aunt Jessi and start calling her Great Aunt Jessi.
In all seriousness, Jess has been one of my closest and oldest friends. She has gone through a LOT of high water with AJ and I and has always been there on the other side. I wish her the best of Birthdays and wish she was here wo that we could uphold our tradition oftaking he out to carraba's for dinner on her birthday. Jess we love you and miss you. But you know that.
In other news.
As was hinted at by Jess in my last post. Yes I watch Vampire Diaries and The Gates. Both are vampire type shows and neither hold a candle to Angel..a show we are watching again and enjoying just as much the second time through. I am man enough to admit this. ( Look, I also read all of the twilight books and have seen all the movies. There. Now I am going to go put on a tutu.)
In the people are really dumb category..
This is usually saved and researved for celebrities and their families. However, if there are people in this world who are consistently more dumb than celebs it is ...papparrazi. Earlier this week the photostalkers surrounded a car that had a celeb and her current beau.( I think it was paris hilton but i cannot remember for sure and do not care enough to look it up.)(besides this is really about the soul sucking paparrazi). Anyway, these primates with cameras surround a moving vehicle, start flashing bulbs and strobes in the drivers eyes and guess what happened. You'll never guess. It is so random and so unexpected.
One of the photostalkers got hit by the car. I mean after blinding the driver multiple times, standing in front of a moving vehicle, in the street no less, can you believe one of these geniuses got hit by the car? Astounding i know. Of course after the accident the paparazzi were OUTRAGED ( but kept flashing pictures...it's their job after all.)
I think the ancient tribes that believed that taking a photo sucked out your soul had it part right. the photo doesn't take the soul of the person in the picture...... No, if the actions of the paparrazzi are any indication, then the person whose soul gets eaten is the one behind the cameras. oh well, can L.A. and hollywood get any stranger?
ggrrSLLJVNPIUBGjnvikun[oenNXOUINuq[9'n mira09t8jhwn n\vckjsvnyhub
He had a lot more to say, but is going to hold off for another day.
That was his p.s.