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Friday, February 17, 2012

Milagro de Monterrery Book Available in Digital Format



The picture book, The Miracle of Monterrey, the inspirational story of the of the Little League team from Monterrey, Mexico that, in 1957 was the first foreign team to win the championship is now available in digital format for Kindle, iPad/iPhone and Nook. Check it out at Raining Popcorn Media.

Friday Roundup

Happy Friday to all! It's been pretty crazy here at Rancho Ramirez, as usual. Pammy has been baking fiercely at the Grey Moss Inn because of Valentine's Day and that carried past the big day through the end of this week. We've also been working on a psa script that we hope to shoot in the next week or so. It would be shot outdoors and the weather has been rainy lately which is great because we've got to make up for the serious lack of rain from last year. Once the script is finished we move on to figuring out the shots with storyboards. Fun stuff, man!

I'm still painting the art to be used to pitch the puppet show (puppet covers a huge swathe here) that will be performed in Dallas next year. I can't show any of it to you unfortunately. The final art needs to be completed and sent off by the end of the month. Tick, tock, tick, tock.

I did some shopping for a new costume for Doc Ed. I've been using the two I now have for the last couple of years and they need a vacation. I hope to get something slightly different for his look. We'll see. I'm waiting to see what my supervisors at work have to say once they see what I've selected. I might be wearing the new costume as early as next week. Cool! Costume asides the shows have been going well. I seem to finally be getting into a groove with the Count on the Edwards Aquifer kindergarten show and the Rock Star show too. I've learned how to make it work and flow really well so that it's still educational but also fun and entertaining. It's a balancing act that takes time to perfect. I think I'm proudest of what I've accomplished with the kindergarten show. Talking about the Edwards Aquifer with that grade level is pretty intimidating but I've managed to make it work. Pat myself on the back for that one!

My son and I have a two week break from the stop motion animation class that makes me worry a little. It's not our choice to miss these classes. I think the teacher has some employment obligations that prevent him from being around for two weeks. The class ends in late May meaning we have a lot of work to do once class resumes. Caracoles!!

All in all it's been a good week. Maybe a little stressful but good nonetheless. Have a relaxing weekend. Adios.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On the Road with Doc Ed

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I spent a very fun morning endu-taining the kids as my alter-ego Doc Ed over at Cody Elementary. My next stop is Fort Sam Elementary School. If you'd like to book Doc Ed for your school go to Doc Ed's homepage here . Adios!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Banzai Monday













One of the coolest movies of all time is "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension". It's a movie that should have gotten a sequel but never did. I haven't seen the movie in over twenty five years (yikes!) and a couple of months ago almost bought a vhs copy at a Goodwill but went against my instincts and didn't. Boy, do I regret that. I went back a few days later and of course it was gone. Doh!! I now plan to look for the dvd version with all the added goodies. In the meantime I wanted to share with you a morsel of nerdy goodness.


I've been ionized, but I'm okay now. -- Buckaroo Banzai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckaroo_Banzai

http://www.banzai-institute.com/
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