Thats pretty much it really. :)
My wife and I managed to have a weekend where we got to forget we were parents for a bit!
The 2 older ones went to their grandmothers and Lola was babysat by my brothers girlfriend (THANKS!)
So its Saturday night. 2 of our very good friends from bloomington came up to Indy to see the Jason Webley with us! We went to a greek resteraunt (Kourheys i think) and had some pretty good food before the show.
Just before the show Jason sent an email blast for people to bring digi vid cams for a possible music vid shoot for a new song from the collaboration album he is doing with Reverend Paytons Big Damn Band. I didnt have a digital vid cam so I just went w/o one.
Turns out no one had a vid cam at the show. So I offered to get my analog one from home after his set was mostly through. The hope was to get back in time to record him and the paytons doing their song on stage and the crowd dancing (it was to be the last song on the set). Unfortunately... since I dont use the recorder very often I had some trouble hunting down a blank vid cassete. I did finally find one.
I hightailed it back to the venue and found... they had already done the song. I was a bit bummed. Not only because I missed recording it, but I also missed seeing the song live :(
The video they wanted to shoot was for the song "Two Bottles of Wine". I talked to Jason Afterword and Jason said that we could shoot some shots later on in the night. So my wife and I hung out and watched a crappy sideshow for a while.
Finally we took over the back room of the Melody and started collecting people for the video. He wanted people dancing crazy with 2 bottles of wine in their hand. Since we didnt have any music Jason and the Paytons energeticly yelled out the tune to to bottles of wine while people danced and sloshed wine all over. If the footage turns out well it could very well be in the music video.
So that would have been cool enough in and of itself.... HOWEVER!
I had to take the tape and convert it to digital media. So after a grandmas bday party I went home and got to work on the conversion. I got it all converted and ready to burn. Then my dvd burner crapped out on me :(
That night the kids all had fevers. I took monday off to take them all to the doctor (thank god i did). I burned the video to regular cd's and set them on my desk.
At noon Jason called me and asked if i could run the vid to him (he was in ripple at the paytons house very close to where I live)
So i say SURE!
I head up there and give him the video. He asks me to hang out for a bit w/ him and big damn band. So we are hanging out talking about random shit, and they realize they still need to shoot album photos! They need all of them in the pictures. Sooooo guess who gets to be a rock photographer for about an hour!!!!
I even get my name as Photographer on the new payton/webley venture!!!!!
I had an AMAZING weekend!!!!
Here endeth the story.
Thu, Oct. 19th, 2006, 04:28 pm
Last night I bought new brake pads for my car (ive done this many times before). I drove home from work and hung out for a bit to let the brakes cool down.
Went outside and brought all my tools (such that they are). I grabbed the jack from the trunk (standard issue scissor one) and jacked the car up on my gravel driveway. Then I took the tire off of the car and went over to grab my wrenches.
It was at this point that I heard the distinct sound of creaking metal..... My jack promplty folds in half and out from under my car!!!!
Therby putting the front drivers side corner of my car into the gravel driveway...
So... now i have a car with 3 tires and one rotor wedged in the dirt and gravel. AAaaaannd.... no jack
I run up to autozone to see if i can rent a jack (they do tool rental in my area). Well aparently they dont rent jacks ever, you had to buy them.
So 20$ later I have a reletively cheap off brand hydraulic jack.
I head back home and look at my situation again...well the right side of the car is to low to jack up seing as its wedged in the ground.
So i put the jack under the left front end hoping to jack it high enough to raise both sides and drop the tire on the wheel again.
But the cheap jack ... while it will work under normal situations ... will not bring the car high enough. It pulls the other side up about 5 inches off the ground
So now I go door to door (literally) asking if anyone has another floor jack. I FINALLY find a second hydraulic jack.
I used that jack wedge under the no tire side (now 6 inches off the ground) jacked that side up. - then i removed the other jack from the other side and moved it to the center of the car
then i jacked it up there as well.
and i could FINALLY change my brake pads
1. i wasnt under the car when it cam crashing down
2. i dindt break anything on my car when it fell.
if i had been on concrete the best scenario would have been a broken rotor. worst .... i dont even want to think about it..
The brakes work perfectly now btw :)
Mon, Jul. 24th, 2006, 03:58 pm
So we went to the Animal Planet Expo. They had this photo booth with a greenscreen (green backtround and they digitally add the picture around you after the photo) where you could pick a background with an animal and Steve Irwin. Now the lady asked my 4 yr. old if he wanted to take a picture with a tiger or a snake. "SNAKE!" he replied happily. Then we walk out in front of the camera. I thought it would be funny if we both looked surprised. I tell Rune to look surprised. He is still VERY confused as to why we are not taking our picture with a snake. The way the lady worded it he was SURE he was going to hold a snake and take a picture.
So without further adieu... here is me looking surprised and my son looking confused.
Wed, Jul. 5th, 2006, 04:05 pm
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TOM WAITS GOES ON TOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dates are as follows
Tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY/STATE VENUE
Tues, Aug 1 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Wed, Aug 2 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Fri, Aug 4 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
Sat, Aug 5 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Mon, Aug 7 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
Wed, Aug 9 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
Fri, Aug 11 Detroit, MI Opera House
Sun, Aug 13 Akron, OH Akron Civic
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Fri, Mar. 24th, 2006, 06:36 am
Monday - Lisas tooth is hurting her a LOT. I start to get some cold/nasal congestion. Our cat Toe got out on friday and got chased by a dog. When he came back his claws were all torn up like he tried to climb something he shouldnt have. We thought he was fine but a bit shaken up. He was a bit lethargic. Then on Monday he died. Just like that :(
Tues - SNOW TONS of it. Feeling a bit more sick. Take day off work. Drive Rune to preschool. Lisas dentist didnt make it in since he was snowed in. Went to another dentist office. (all this at about 20mph due to snow). Waited for her paperwork and then turned right around to pick up rune. Then drove back to dentist to get lisa. They said they cant fix her tooth because the roots were to deep or something. Reffered to specialist. Specialist not in. Went home and got her prescrip for the pain. Took care of munchkins (lazily hehe). Called dentist about root canal for lisas tooth. Looks like they aint cheap :O! Lisa went to a Mary Kay meeting at 7 where she got pinned (i dont know how she managed). And now it seems like lisa may have the flu.
Wed. - Came into work today, lisa is going to try to get an appt. for an endodontist asap and may call me so i can take the car to her
Im ready for a vacation :P
On the UPSIDE I got rune to ACTUALLY read yesterday. He has been able to recognize words just by the sight. Like "toy" etc. But yesterday I got him to read a word he had not seen much before based on phoenetics (sp?)
AND I got my CCNA books in this morning at work! Time to dive into the network vortex