Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy All Saints' Day

Okay, it’s late, 10:55 PM to be exact, but we’ve had a lot going on today. After school we had practice for Future Problem Solving, a Halloween party for our 21st Century students, Youth Group at Belle’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and I got my new iPhone 5. So, a full evening has been had by all. We are MAP testing in science tomorrow (11/1/12) and election time is almost here. At this moment I would really love to have an Elwood sandwich from the House of Blues. MMMMMMmmmm. Hot and spicy chicken with hot and spicy mayonnaise. I guess I shall just give you your excuses, hit the bed, and dream of eating in Orlando.

79 AD Pompeii was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. You need to get deep into the Italy pavilion in World Showcase at EPCOT. My son, Matt, was part of a living work of art exhibited by some of the World Showcase players on our last trip. It looked something like this:

Michelangelo lay on his back on a high scaffold and painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo’s art was first exhibited on this date in 1512. You can watch him at work in the tableau of Spaceship Earth. Look for some hidden Mickey action there as well. By the way, Spaceship Earth is the iconic geodesic sphere at the entrance to EPCOT but I bet you knew that already.

As if we didn’t already have enough love for EPCOT, today is Alfred Wegener’s birthday (1880). Wegener had this really cool theory that no one took seriously until way later, continental drift. Wegener said that all the landmasses of the planet rest upon plates that shift and move over time. In the past, the continents have been in various configurations with cool names like Pangaea and Gondwanaland. EPCOT rearranges the world for you without moving any plates at all and BONUS: Animal Kingdom also gives you several continents, as well as periods in time, all within walking distance.

Happy All Saints Day and always remember, your best excuse is: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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