Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wacky Wednesday - People Are Awesome (Feb)

Happy Wacky Wednesday Everyone! This week I bring you the best of February People Are Awesome video! Check-out their YouTube channel, I could share them almost every week (but like to provide some variety so I'll keep it to the best of). Enjoy!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Leadership Quote - Maya Angelou

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My apologies for the missing posts. I've been away with the family on vacation and we ran into a problem with the scheduled posts. Hopefully we can return to our regular program this week. 

Recently my family and I revisited an old stomping ground of mine: The Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama. Way back in 6th grade I paid half of the price to attend Space Camp for 1 week and it was a fantastic time. My wife loves the pictures and VHS of me in my flight suit and going through simulators. She always laughs and says: "You were such a dork!" Is it any wonder that I love her?

At the Center there are all types of things that can grab a kid's (or kid trapped in a grown-up's body) attention. You can see how impacts affect the different types of shielding on the space shuttle, adjust vibrations through material to see what happens when you hit the resonance frequency, and even design your own jet and fly it through a simulated obstacle course (mine took 5th for the day!).

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wacky Wednesday - Celebrities in Japanese Commericials

I use to frequent a movie theatre called the Alamo Drafthouse, which was originally an old movie theatre with sloped seating and a kind of dive bar feel. They served real food, had beer and alcohol and very often would show old movies along with new releases. You haven't experienced Mony Python and the Holy Grail until you are gleefully clopping away with two halves of a coconut and counting "1, 2, 5!"  in unison with everyone else in the theatre. Or perhaps screaming "Inconceivable!" while watching The Princess Bride and eating a pizza and drinking a local beer.

One other gem from the theatre was they would find obscure videos related to the main stars, genres, or themes of the movie and play those until it was time for the previews (much more entertaining than watching constant commercials in most major movie chains today). It was during a screening of The Running Man when I was first exposed to Japanese Commercials with U.S. Celebrities (Specifically Arnold Schwarzenegger). Here's a video with 5 from Rhett and Link, who are trying to guess what the person is doing/selling in each commercial. Enjoy!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Leadership Quote - General Robert Baden-Powell

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Cub Scouts Arrow of Light

This was a big weekend in the Morey household. Our oldest son crossed-over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, earning the Arrow of Light badge and the Super Achiever accolade. In this day and age, where there are so few milestones to celebrate within a growing child's life, we decided to treat it as a big deal, presenting him with several gifts as well as acknowledging the work he did to earn this recognition and the significance of his accomplishments.

As he moves into Boy Scouts, my wife and I found ourselves thinking of Baden Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts. As we reflected on what to share this week for a quote we came across one that stands out not only for the boys but for the teams that these boys will hopefully lead one day (and you may be leading now):