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Archive for April, 2009

Missy Fodor: Still With That Great Laugh

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

missy2I was a little skeptical about requesting Missy Fodor as a friend on Facebook when I first saw her on there. Afterall, she may have remembered what an upstart and troublemaker I had been at times throughout my formative years at Fairbrook Elementary, Ankeney Junior High, and Beavercreek High School and decided to deny me! We had attended every school year together with the exception of  our senior year at BHS – twelve years in all. So over the years we had crossed paths many times. Read the rest of this entry »

Hangin’ With Big Bird

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

bigbird3Of the myriad of celebrities I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in recent days, one of the greatest thrills was getting to meet Carroll Spinney. You might know him better as the puppeteer and voice of one of the most endearing residents of Sesame Street, Big Bird. Although the costume was originally created by Jim Henson and his puppeteers, it was Spinney who stepped up in the plate and operated Big Bird from within and developed his voice and character. In addition, Carroll Spinney also voiced and operated Oscar the Grouch from within the trashcan – all the way back to his earliest days, when he used to be orange rather than green. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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Antigua, Guatemala

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

antxI knew that at least one aspect of our Guatamalan week-long excursion was going to be outstanding when Bob and I made our way down to our hotel restaurant first thing on the morning of Sunday, March 29, 2009. We were welcomed witha mammoth breakfast buffet which not only included the staples eggs, bacon, sausages, breads, cereals, fruits, yogurts, etc. – but also an omelette chef, cheeses, deli meats, and several latin delicacies such as plantains, chilaquiles en salsa roja, black beans, and an array of exotic juices: banana milk, cucumber orange, mango, and many others. And what would the kickoff breakfast be without me starting a small fire…thanks to a faulty toaster. Still, if the trip had included breakfast and nothing else, I would have nearly been satisfied. Read the rest of this entry »

Dorinda, The Quiet One…At Least Back Then

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

dorinDorinda Dohner (not to be confused with Debbie Downer) and I go so far back during our weeks at Camp Woodland Altars that I can scarcely remember just when we first met. She was two years younger than me so it is likely that we shared a lodge camp in 1983. We know from photos that she has that we were at lodge camp together in 1984. But it was not until our days in Eco-Adventures in 1985 and (as she appears above right) 1986 that we finally became friends. Read the rest of this entry »