Thursday, January 31, 2013

February 1, 2013: Danger, Will Robinson

Winter weather makes me crazy. Our academic team did super at district and now we are trying to compete at region, if the weather lets us. The schedule is for our bus to leave Louisa Middle School at 6:30 AM Saturday for Russell Middle School. The problem is…snow. School is off for today, Friday, and it remains to be seen what the conditions are on Saturday morning. There will be no delay or postponement until 5:30 AM but with schools from Rowan County, Carter County, Lawrence County, Boyd County and Greenup County there is a lot of area for potential delay causing weather. Hold onto your seats folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

The good news is that we have a number of students that could advance to State Governor’s Cup. I would love to take a bunch to Louisville.

This is National Freedom Day. National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the resolution that would become the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery. This is a day for Americans to promote harmony and equal opportunity. I believe in the equal opportunity to visit Walt Disney World. While you’re there, visit the Hall of Presidents. No, this is not 365 Excuses to Visit the Hall of Presidents, or is it?

I believe in equal opportunity for all to visit WDW.

This is also National Serpent Day. Snakes not bother me. I like snakes. They make great wallets and belts and boots. Hey, don’t go all PETA on me. They’re snakes.  There aren’t many snakes on official display at Walt Disney World buy it is Florida so nature is nature. If you really want to see a snake at Walt Disney World your best bet is the Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom. Otherwise just look around the bushes at your resort, as much of a fantasy world as WDW is, the animals don’t know it’s a fantasy.

Here's a nice big serpent for you.

 “Danger, Will Robinson.” Man, did I love Lost In Space. In 1954, Bill Mumy, the famous Will Robinson was born in San Gabriel, California. In addition to Lost in Space, Mumy appeared on the Disneyland TV series and in Disney’s movie Rascal. Mumy wrote music for Disney’s Adventures in Wonderland and did voice-over work for Buzz Lightyear: Star Command. So get over to the Magic Kingdom and ride the Buzz Lightyear ride.

We always look for any excuse to visit Hollywood Studios, so, on this date in 1893, Thomas Edison completed the world’s first movie studio. My favorite Thomas Edison movie is the one where he fries an elephant to show the danger of AC electricity (even though he actually used DC to kill the rogue elephant). Thomas Edison was not above a bit of deceit to make a point. Let’s hit the Great Movie ride and leave the elephants at home.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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