Today is my 3rd going on the 4th month at Disney as a story artist.
The time has been pretty awesome. People have been kind. There is free ice cream every Wednesday. And I haven't done anything super stupid...until last week.
We were going on the first official team lunch since I started. So I was excited to get all my team together.
And standing over there...
was the other John...
It was probably only a millisecond when this happened, but it sure felt like a full 10 hours long.
So I used one my many ninja tricks...
and got the heck out of there.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Whenever someone asks where I'm from, I answer, "Williamsport, Pennsylvania."
A common response is, "But you wear buttons," so I have to clarify, "No, no...I'm not Amish, but Amish country isn't TOO far away. Williamsport is the Home of Little League Baseball!"
That extra info seems to ring a bell for roughly 1 in 5 people. "Oh! That's that event where adults who painfully regret never making something of themselves put tremendous amounts of pressure on their kids and verbally abuse the umpires so that their team might have a slightly better chance of winning a plastic trophy!"
"Um, kinda...but I think they get medals instead of trophies."
Overall, the Little League World Series is a fun event with hotdogs, slushies, face paint, and a chance to catch a homerun ball. The event brings excitement to the city once a year and flows a little extra cash to the Williamsport economy.
This year is even more exciting for Pennsylvania fans, however, because a team from Clinton County, PA (named "Keystone") has made it to the playoffs. A Pennsylvania team hasn't won the Little League World Series since 1960, so a lot of locals will be losing their voices this weekend, I'm sure.
Best of luck, Keystone!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I used to play basketball 4 times a week. I used to be able to dunk. I used to have a Shetland Sheepdog with the human name, "Kelly," but that's a bit off-topic. Anyway...a new basketball court popped up near work and I've been making time to play for the first time in years. It feels good. Kelly would be happy for me.