Friday, June 29, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tonight is the night for Relay for Life. It's a great cause. I am going to be at the Newton High School track from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. Saturday. I am the Emcee and Dj for the event. I don't know if you know the meaning of the Relay, but it is a very good one. It is also special, because Kris lost her mom to cancer and she was a very important person to a lot of people. She was an awesome woman! I will let you know how it goes.
WHY WE RELAY
"Cancer Does Not Stop for Nighttime"
RELAY FOR LIFE starts at dusk and ends the next morning. The light and darkness parallel the physical effects, emotions and mental state of a
cancer patient while undergoing treatment.
RELAY FOR LIFE begins when the sun is setting. This symbolizes the
time that the person receives their cancer diagnosis. The days are getting darker
and this represents the patient's state of mind as they feel that their life is coming to an end.
As the evening goes on, it gets colder and darker, just as the emotions
of the cancer patient do. Between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. represents the time when the cancer patient starts treatment. They become exhausted, some become sick, not wanting to go on and possibly wanting to give up. As a participant in the Relay for Life, you have been walking and feel much the same way. You cannot stop or give up, just as the cancer patient cannot stop or give up.
From 4 a.m. - 5 a.m. symbolizes the coming to the end of treatment for the cancer patient. Once again, they are tired, but they know they will make it.
The sun rising represents the end of treatment for the cancer patient. They see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that life goes on. The morning light brings on a new day, full of life and excitement and hope for new beginnings for the cancer patient. As a participant, you will feel the brightness of the morning and know that the end of the relay is close at hand.
When the relay is over and you leave, think of the cancer patient leaving their last treatment. Just as you are exhausted and weak, so is that person after treatment.
Gone are the Statehouse, golden colors and the wheat. Soon vehicles across Kansas will display a much simpler license plate. The new "Ad Astra Per Aspera" plate is being issued first in Ellis County but soon will be available statewide as the stockpile of existing plates is eliminated.
Unlike the current design with a likeness of the Statehouse that debuted in 2001, the new version uses just one color -- blue -- and features the Great Seal of the State of Kansas.
Kansas law requires the state to make over the basic license plate every five years. The last revision was in 2001, but the Kansas Department of Revenue obtained a one-year reprieve.
The state will issue new versions of the plates only to people who buy a vehicle and have no plate to transfer to it. Carmen Alldritt, state director of motor vehicles, said the approach is expected to save the state $4.2 million.
Changes to the state's vanity plate, which is brown and has a likeness of a bison, aren't expected for a couple of years.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
It all started early Sunday morning. I woke up from a long Saturday. Kristi and I took the kids to K.C. for a Kids/Father's Day weekend outing. I called World's Of Fun and got some media passes on Saturday. Well, apparently, the person that stayed in Room #215 at the Motel 6 in Lenexa, Kansas on Friday night had their own little "fun!" I asked Kris where the remote was when I woke up. She looked around. She said "I can't find the remote, but you might wanna look under the bed!" I looked under the bed and guess what was there? A USED CONDOM!!! Yes! I know! That is disgusting! I called the front desk and told them what the deal was and that I has taken pictures with my camera and I was not going to pay for a room that had something like that in it. They were more than happy to make things right, but, the damage has been done! I will NEVER stay in a Motel 6 again!
Like my dad said when I told him about it. They can change their slogan now to "Motel 6, we'll leave the light on for ya....and a surprise under the bed!"