Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Easter Egg Hunts 1 & 2 (and other updates)

I don't know what our deal is with these outdoor activities. Maybe it's just bad luck, I don't know, but over the weekend, we had two Easter Egg Hunts and the weather was awful for both of them. Perhaps a few of you remember back in October, 2004 when we had a series of Fall parties for which we had terrible weather.

The first Easter Egg Hunt was Saturday morning at Gaither Family Resources. They were concerned about the turnout partly due to Alexandria Schools being in session to make up missed days from the ice storm in January, and were doubly concerned about the turnout due to inclement weather, but luckily there are enough people (myself included) who know what Easter is all about to brave the rain and the cold and make their children hunt and collect plastic containers shaped like eggs which are filled with candy, toys, and treats!
Here are a couple of pictures from Saturday:

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Easter Egg Hunt #2 was sponsored by Christy's work and was located at the same place here in Anderson where her company had their Harvest Party. Unfortunately, they also ordered the same weather as they had back in October. At least it wasn't raining, but we were out in the country where the wind really gets going so it was just cold.

Here are a few pictures from Sunday:
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In Other News...

I've held out through several times when gas prices in Anderson and surrounding areas have jumped above $2.00/gallon, but finally was forced to fill-up well above the $2 mark. From the sounds of things, it's not going to get any better for a while, if it ever does. I think I did well to make it this long. That's why I'm posting about it.

Widescreen Wins!! I exchanged e-mails with my music pastor who was responsible for making the decision between the OAR (Original Aspect Ratio) and MAR (Modified Aspect Ratio) versions of "The Passion Of The Christ." I am very pleased to say that the film will be shown it all of its 2.35 glory. I must also say that I had nothing to do with this decision. Apparently, at one point they were planning to use our normal projection screens which we use for announcements, lyrics, etc. during our services. These two screens are quite high and to the far left and right of our Worship center. He felt that anywhere in the rear third of the available seating, the 2.35 image was too small to view comfortably and considered showing the MAR version. Fortunately, they decided to use a larger screen in the center of the room which will also be considerably closer to the viewers and the OAR version of the film will be shown. I am officially calling off both the boycott of the event as well as the violent protests. Oh well; all's well that ends well.

F.Y.I. - A standard Crayola crayon fits in standard 3.5" floppy drive. I am quite certain that it goes in easier than it comes out. Don't ask me how I know this.

Films Recently Watched:

The Incredibles (2004) dir. by Brad Bird
This wonderful film received the "Supa-Genious" Pixar treatment on DVD. I'm enjoying this more and more every time I watch it. The Brad Bird/John Walker commentary is insightful and entertaining. Lots of bonus features. Amazing picture & sound.

Friendly Persuasion (1956) dir. by William Wyler
The story of a Quaker family in southern Indiana during the Civil War. Torn between their pacifist religious beliefs and a need to defend their property and their very lives, each member of the family has choices to make and lessons to be learned. With horse races, a wild circus, and many other humorous bits thrown in too, there is something here for the whole family!

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