Finally I have found a little bit of time to sit and blog a little bit. The past week has been a little crazy a crazy, if that makes any sense. Last weekend my schedule was full with private home galleries and I found myself really looking forward to my days off. Saturday night after a private gallery in New Jersey Bob and I headed into Philly to see the Phillies play the Blue Jay's.
I have not been to a Phillies game in what seems to be forever. Bob won the tickets during an event the radio station had for their sponsors. We had excellent seats a few rows up from the field between third base and home. Even though the Phillies let us down by losing that night we still had a good time.
Monday Bob and I meet up with our friends Melissa and Leo for a day of fun at Six Flags Great Adventure. Yes it was a little bit on the chilly side, but at least it was not a wash out. I picked this time of year because there are no crowds. We didn't wait more then fifteen minutes to get on a ride. The longest wait was for their new ride the dark knight. If you go don't waste your time in line for that one, it was horrible. They hype the ride up making it look like its something great in which it certainly is not.
The roller coasters are my favorite and Six Flags has some really good ones. We made it onto every roller coaster except for rolling thunder because it really gives you whiplash. I really have a hard time trying to decide which one of the eight roller coasters is my favorite. First there is the Great American Scream Machine which kept us all screaming all the way down its 15.5 story drop. My thing with coasters is that I liked to be scared. The scarier the better.
Next comes the Superman coaster. This one was scary for me just because of the way they have you strapped in. You are literally face down and all that went through my head was if the strap fails I'm going face first to most likely my death. A very scary thought but it was fun!
The next coaster was just absolutely in sane and has to be my favorite pick. The Kinda Ka is the fastest and highest roller coaster in the world. You know its high when there is a blinking light at the top for airplanes to see. In 3.5 seconds you are shot to a speed of 128 miles per hour and 45 stories high. You just have to ride in the first car for this one. Especially when it comes to the 45 story drop. Wild!
El Tora was another one of my favorites and rated one of the top three in the world for peoples favorite coaster. This wooden coaster makes you lift off your seat giving you that scary feeling that your gonna come right out of that seat. El Tora has the steepest drop of any wooden coaster in the country with a record breaking 76 degree drop.
There was also batman which has been there for a long time and I really enjoy it. We also hit Medusa, the worlds first floor less roller coaster with a 13 story drop and a speed of 67 miles per hour. Another good one is Nitro which has an amazing 215 foot drop. I had to ride the front car for this one. Nitro goes up to 80 miles an hour. We definitely got our moneys worth this time. Recently I found out that you can buy tickets for theme parks, museums and the zoo really cheap at the local township municipal building. We got the Six Flags tickets for $30,00, thats less then half price. All worth the sore back that I had when I got home.
Tuesday was the radio show at four o'clock which went very well. One thing that bothered me a bit was the repeat callers. I said to listeners right before we opened up the lines that if you have called the show over the past few weeks please do not call. It is not at all fare for others who try to call and can't get through. Even our regular listeners are getting familiar hearing the same repeat callers every week. If you call in to the show and get a connection from a deceased loved one then there really is no need to keep calling every week wanting another connection. So if you are one of those repeat callers please give others a chance to call and get through.
With all the rain I did not get a chance to get all of the gardening done right away. I love planting my own vegetables every year. I had my first vegetable garden when I was four years old. I remember that well, I planted pumpkins. I did finally get the rest of the vegetables in yesterday before a private gallery I had last night. This year I have tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, zucchini, celery, watermelon, cantaloupe and yes of course pumpkins. I took a few extra days off this week so we could do the Six Flags trip and get the garden in. I also wanted to be here for Bob because he had oral surgery. No fun at all. Bob is recovering in pain so we closed up the office for the next week.
Tomorrow is my event Messages From The Other Side at Ashes To Ashes CigarParlor in Bordentown New Jersey. I enjoy doing events there and The owners Joe and Stacy are wonderful people. We hold an event here usually every other month. Space is limited to 35 and this event has been sold out for quite some time. I like the energy at this event and it seems more intimate.
We will be holding another event at Ashes To Ashes Sunday June 29th. This will be a special fund raiser to benefit children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
$15.00 from each ticket sale will go to purchase gift cards which will be donated to Camp Kindle and Camp Dreamcatcher so that counselors can purchase items for the kids at the camp. You may also bring additional gift cards to the event to be donated or mail them in to us or directly to the camp. Tickets will be available some time next week. If you are interested keep an eye on the web site because tickets will go fast.
For all the radio listeners out there. This Tuesdays show will air at 2 o'clock in place of the normal 4 o'clock time slot. Once again baseball is screwing up the schedule. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Till the next time- Be well and take care of yourself and the ones you love.