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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Santino Fontana and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

I enjoyed watching the Pioneer Day Concert this past July on my computer.  I didn't know much about the guest singer, Broadway singer and actor, Santino Fontana before seeing the concert.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's webpage describes him as:  The artist who brought magic to life as Prince Hans in Disney's blockbuster film Frozen.

This video help me learn a little more about Santino and his thoughts and impressions of singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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You can also view this video by clicking here.  

You can see the the entire concert by clicking here. Enjoy!

Whimsical inventions? In 1962, yes. In 2014, a reality.

This is a picture of me in 1962.
  
I was 6 years old and in the 1st grade.  

On September 23, 1962 the The Jetsons TV show debuted.   
I watched that first show along with all The Jetsons shows. 
I have fond memories the Jetson family. 

Wikipedia explains:  

The Jetsons live in the year 2062 in a futuristic utopia (100 years in the future at the time of the show's debut) of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.

Whimsical inventions.  What are whimsical inventions?
  • home computers?
  • the Internet?
  • microwave ovens?
  • cell phones?
  • modern medical technology such as an EKG or MRI?
NONE of these whimsical inventions were around when I was  6 years old.  
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I got the above clip from this youtube site.  

As a 6 year old I would have never imagined that I would "Skype" with my grandchildren who live in Idaho while I live in California.   

I tried explaining to my son how cool it was to imagine these things as a 6 year old kid.  I never thought that what I saw on The Jetsons show would ever happen in my lifetime.    Now am experiencing many of the Jetson's ways of life today as a 57 year old....just 51 years later.

He wasn't impressed.

I'm just wondering when Rosie, the household robot maid, will be part of my life!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Face Lift for the Mag Pad

After 24 years we decided it was time to paint our house.

Before 

 There was a lot of prep work involved


Welcome to the new MagPad

Home Sweet Home

Thank you Michael and crew.  
We couldn't ask for a better team