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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Laser Quest Regional Tournament and Other Stuff

Well, it's going to happen. A few months ago, Rexwilder and I competed in the Nashville Laser Quest North American Challenge (NAC) try outs. Basically, there were about 14 people trying out and you played 16 games in one weekend. If your score was in the top 9 of the 14, then you made the Nashville team and were on your way to the Regional tournament to be held in Richmond, VA. There, you will be competing with other cities from the east who are hoping to make it to the National tournament held this year in Las Vegas.

Rexwilder and I made the team and during the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, we will be driving to Richmond, VA to compete with the best Laser Quest players in the country. It promises to be a memorable weekend.

This crazy upcoming weekend has kind of got me thinking about other crazy little things I have done that have been pretty random. Here are five of those things off the top of my head in no particular order:

1. Driving 18 hours, 27 minutes from Adel, GA to Toronto with my best bud Wildman for one purpose: To watch Hulk Hogan wrestle The Rock at Wrestlemania 18. I could write for hours on that weekend and the depressing nature of the event after Hogan lost that in some strange way changed my life.

2. Contacting the Public Relations director at Dollywood, the theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN owned by Dolly Parton, in an attempt to set the worlds record for the most consecutive hours riding the famous "Blazing Fury." Pete Owens is his name and he answered my inquiry with interest and we are still in the process of working out the details. Once again, my friend Wildman will be with me (I hope).

3. Rexwilder and I have owned season passes to Universal Studios, FL for years now. I live 10 hours and he lives 26 hours from the park. We by far know more about the Universal Theme parks, especially Islands of Adventure, than any other two people who live in a completely different state other than FL.

4. Andi and I have started a Christmas tradition of attending the Gatlinburg Christmas parade. The funny thing is, neither one of us like parades and this past year we waited in sub-zero weather for about an hour for the parade to start, and then after the first 5 minutes of the parade, we went inside a mexican restaurant and ate chips for 2 hours. I can't wait till next year!

5. I perfomed a Kiss tribute show when I was in college in full Kiss makeup for no reason whatsoever. I was "Ace Frehley" and we rented a children's dance studio for the epic performance. In order to make our grand appearance, we were all crowded together in a mini-van outside the back door until the curtain was dropped. Those few minutes in that van with everyone in Kiss makeup was an important moment.

Hey, if you haven't done anything a little crazy lately or pursued that dream, better go for it! These are the things we will be talking about in 30 years.


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