Thursday, June 21, 2007

15-in-5 Campaign

Recently I had the good fortune to be a part of something very exciting that renewed my faith in my fellow human being, if only for a few days. You can read about it here.

Naysayers have commented that it's not hard to raise money in Mason, and they're partially right - there's money to be collected, for sure. But to get people to agree on how to spend that money? To rally behind a cause that immediately benefits a friend in need?


Thursday, June 14, 2007


I'm pretty sure this is a sign of the Apocalypse: Xanadu Skates Again Off-Broadway

I'm skeptical, and probably wouldn't pay to see it, unless they're planning to bring back Gene Kelly through some sort of voodoo.

The wheels are so far in motion that one of the stars has already been replaced due to an ankle injury, and the curtain isn't supposed to go up until June 26. Hopefully, the former cast of Starlight Express can offer some tips on healing quickly.

But to be fair, Xanadu isn't the first or last bad movie (soooooo bad it's good and good for ya) to be made into a musical, and Spiderman and the Addams Family are supposed to be coming up in the near future. Xanadu may be the least of our concerns. Judging from their website, they don't take themselves too seriously. Not a bad marketing technique. In the end, it might not be sooo bad... You have to believe we are magic.

Pool Mohawk

The kids have been out of school for a few days, but today is my first day of summer freedom. It's not true that summer break is the best part of teaching - not by a long shot - but it IS a damn nice perk. The kids were already at the pool last night, living it up - or at least the 8 year old was living it up. The baby had no clue what to make of it, except that her sister kept giving her very wet kisses, and the pool mohawk that may become a regular hairdo until she gets more hair.

Monday, June 11, 2007

A Taste of Heaven!

First time for rice cereal last week, and apparently, it's delicious when you've only been tasting breast milk or formula for 6 months. So far, so good! At the very least, she is completely fascinated by spoons and will chew on one all during dinner, making it very easy for us to eat slowly and peacefully. Woo-hoo!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Maybe it IS Adam and Steve

This made my day:

June 7
Creation Museum's "Adam" Shared Sexual Exploits Online

Posted By: Neil Relyea

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The man picked as Adam by a museum based on the Bible's version of Earth's history led quite a different life outside the Garden of Eden, flaunting his sexual exploits online and modeling for a line of clothing with an explicit mascot.

Registration records show that Eric Linden, who portrays Adam taking his first breath in a film at the newly opened Creation Museum, owns a graphic web site called "Bedroom Acrobat."

He has been pictured there, smiling alongside a drag queen, in a T-shirt brandishing the site's sexually suggestive logo.

Linden, a graphic designer, model and actor who grew up in Columbus, also sells clothing for SFX International, whose initials appear on clothing to spell "SEX" from afar and serve as an abbreviation for its mascot, who promotes "free love," "pleasure" and "Thrillz."

The museum's operators, informed on Thursday by The Associated Press of Linden's online appearances, acted swiftly to suspend airing of the 40-second video in which he appeared.

The clip is one of 55 featured on tours of the museum, near Cincinnati in Petersburg, Ky., which tells the Bible's version of Earth's history that the planet was created in a single week just a few thousand years ago.

"We are currently investigating the veracity of these serious claims of his participation in projects that don't align with the biblical standards and moral code upon which the ministry was founded," Answers for Genesis spokesman Mark Looy said in an e-mail statement.

Linden told the AP that he is no longer affiliated with the site. He described it as "from my past."

"It's a different story when you grow up a little bit," said Linden, 27. "I'm a web designer and I was trying to think to the future and capitalize on different domain names, just trying to be clever. I handed the domain name off to somebody, so I really don't know what's going on with it."

Ownership records available through the NetworkSolutions database show Linden registered the site 18 months ago.