I've been busy since I last posted here. Here's a simple table of contents:
- Air Conditioner
- Football Game
- Joe Scruggs
We had a football game on Saturday. Warren High School played in an invitational called the Toyota Tundra Texas Football Classic.
Now, I'm not a huge football fan, but I like going to the games because I'm with the band. This invitational was being advertised on the radio as games among the 10 best teams in Texas. In reality, they were all from South Texas, but no matter. Ours was the last game of the weekend. Last year, when we played La Jolla (la hoy-ah), we wiped the field with them, but the way we started the game this year, I figured they were out to try to shellac us. Our guys had so many fumbles in the first five minutes, I figured it was all over, but they got it together to win 41-0. It was fun to watch because I got to stand near the sidelines (as head chaperone with the band) with my camera and caught one of our touchdowns.
This young man won the MVP plaque after the game, presented by the U.S. Army.
We all know that the definition of a football field is a place which football players use while waiting for the band to march. Therefore, here are some feature photos of The Band.
Above: the band just finished its halftime show and has returned to the stands. Notice they're still at attention. Below: DS is self-conscious of having his photo taken, but if I hang around long enough, he forgets I'm there.
How often do you get to catch a photo of your own child on the Jumbotron?
I got to watch the half-time show from the press box, although it was through the viewfinder of a video camera. Our school district videotapes the halftime shows for the band directors, but the Alamodome wouldn't do it it for us, so I was asked to do it. The funny part was that after it was over, I had to go back to the other side of the field and I decided to walk through the tunnel instead of through the other team's fans, like we did going over. Well, as I walked past the locker room, the team started walking out, so I walked with them. Then, we all came out of the tunnel at the same time. Yeah, not so impressive to hear, but you should see how big these high school football boys are! It was fun nonetheless.
We got home about 11:30 that night because of the previous games during the day running behind. Not too far from normal.
Sunday, we had a special guest at church. Joe Scruggs is a nationally known children's entertainer. His most famous concert is The Nanny Nanny Boo Boo Revue. I remember taking my kids to see it over 10 years ago and they loved it. Joe performed a concert at our church yesterday afternoon, but before that he present the children's time during the service. He sang "Bringing in the Sheets." It's quite funny because he talks about being a little kid and hearing words of the songs wrong and what he thought he was hearing. The point is that even if we get the words wrong, as long as we're praising God, that's all that matters.
We gave away 500 tickets to the community in hopes that they would enjoy a free concert by Joe Scruggs. Well, only about 200 tickets came back and we had a few show up without tickets. It was a ministry experiment that didn't quite meet expectations, but the folks that came really enjoyed it. I was working the sales table (CD's, T-Shirts, etc.) and saw one family leaving during the last song and one of the little guys was crying because he didn't want to leave early. I'm not sure why the parents couldn't wait five more minutes, but it wasn't my call to make. I was completely overwhelmed by the crush of people wanting to buy stuff as soon as it was over! By the time the crowd finally left, we had sold a decent amount of product for such a few number of people.
Then, when I got home from that, I did a little scrapbooking. Tammy at 123-scrap.com is teaching a journaling class called "Harvesting Your Thoughts." One of the assignments was to answer the questions "Why do I find scrapbooking important to me? And what do I hope to accomplish?" I answered the questions and then for the extra credit, made a layout of it.
If you want to hone your journaling skills, be sure to sign up for the class. There are prizes and lots of fun.
Until next time, thanks for looking.