Summer Fun, yet again!!

Greetings once again, my semi-loyal readership (all 5 of you!).

Life has been interesting lately. It’s summer, obviously, and that means it’s freaking hot. Like, really freaking hot. I’m talking “wondering-why-my-face-hasn’t-melted-off” hot. I suppose the actual face melting will come during August, since it seems to always be hottest that month.

But summer USED to mean fun times cause there was no school and you had off a few months to have yourself a good time. Well, not so much anymore. Now I’ve gotta work. Side effect of growing up.

Well this summer looks to be very very different. Lots of different plans are coming together to make this one truly enjoyable. Some of them have already begun.

This past Sunday, myself and a gang of my friends hit up Six Flags over Texas. We all decided we want to try and hit as many theme parks in the state of Texas as is humanly possible this summer, and this was the first of what I hope will be many. Despite the stifling heat, my gut-churning fear of roller coasters, and the missing of one of our Alliance (specifically Megan) we had some good times all the same.

I still don’t know HOW they did it, but they talked me into going on the freaking Mr. Freeze. Yeah, that one. The one that is incredibly tall, loops around a bunch, then goes straight up, and then drops you to do the whole thing in reverse. It actually wasn’t terribly bad, mostly because the whole thing is over in less than 20 seconds, and there’s no “slowly ascending a big hill in anticipation, they use magnets to accelerate you to 60 mph in 4 seconds. If ya think about it, the coaster is essentially a giant railgun. Still, yes I did scream in horrified terror the whole ride. I sat out the Titan, the Texas Giant, and the Batman though. Babysteps, people, babysteps.

Going on Sunday and getting there just after it opened meant we had nearly zero wait time for everything. I recommend it.

I’m not sure what’s next on the list of parks. Hurricane Harbor is obviously right next door, and there’s always the little-known but still tons of fun Burger’s Lake. Not to mention the trifecta of Seaworld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Schlitterbahn down a little further south in San Antonio (or close to it). Astroworld’s in Houston as well. Lots to look forward to.

There’s also the Extralife Nerdtacular next month as well. For those who don’t know what that is yet, last year, Scott Johnson of hosted a gathering in Utah for any local fans of his comic and podcasts (including Extralife Radio, The Instance, and Infendo Radio), as well as anyone willing to fly out there. Everyone got together, hung out, and watched the premeir of Spider-Man 3. Well, this year he’s doing it again, this time with the premeir of Batman: The Dark Knight. And this year, I’m going to go. I’ve got my ticket for the film already reserved, and am looking forward to meeting Scott, as well as a few of the other peoples I’ve met via his message boards and the World of Warcraft guild. These guys are very interesting people, and I think it will be worth it to meet them in person, not to mention enjoy what is shaping up to be a stellar film.

But I think the one thing I’m looking forward to more than anything this summer is the next musical project I’m going to be a part of. Yes, that’s right. It’s coming to pass. Currently code named “This is Love 2”, the original foursome who brought “This is Love” from the mind of God to your ears is getting together to do it again. But this time, we have some additions to the crew: Holland Butler and Stephanie Hahn will be joining the project. I can’t say much about in what capacity, cause that would spoil the suprise, but I think this one can only get better from the last.

But for that to happen, I am asking for your prayers. Please be praying for us. Be praying for our artistic abilities. For our minds to be open to what God wants to do with this. For us to be able to clear our schedules. For everything. This is Love was one of the coolest experiences of my life, and I desperately want this one to be just as good.

Incidentally, if anyone is wanting a copy of the original, I have acquired a few more from David. Let me know in any of the usual means, I’ll set it aside for you.

I think this is shaping up to be one of the greatest summers I’ve had in a long time. I look forward to sharing it with all of you.

Til later

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