The Prodigal Altar Boy

Friday, November 16, 2012

T-63 Days to Go 16 November 2012 Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown

T-63 Days to Go
16 November 2012
Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown

Goal:  2 hours per day working on the film
·     Updated mailing list
·     Processed returned mail
·     Moved opt out addresses to the failure file
·     Generated additional fundraising letters
Total time:  2 hours

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
·     Warm up – Roland Ready Stratocaster
·     All Things Possible – Roland Ready Stratocaster
·     Sunday Set list
Total time:  30 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Body Opus Week 12 Depletion Workout
Escalating Density Training
A1 – T-Bar Row 70lbs 17 sets of 8
A2 – Pushups Body weight 17 sets of 8

Roc-It Lat Pulldowns
99lbs 8X8
Dumbbell Bench Press
35lbs(X2) 8X8
Treadmill work:  60sec/60sec intervals 5.0/6.0 mph 16 sets 3.1 miles 33:10 minutes
Total time: 34 minutes

Goal:  30 Minutes  “Tangential Endeavors”
“Standing in the Shadows of Motown” – DVD
Forget about the great story, in the extras of the first disc there is a feature called “How it All Began,” which is montage of photos of the Funk Brothers.  That montage was the beginning and the power of those pictures echoes through the whole film.
Total time:  110 minutes

Rejection, rejection, rejection
Okay, it’s not that bad, but I did get a letter today from a person on the mailing list who said she wanted to be removed from the list.  Not a big deal; one person off of a 700+ list.  Still it stung a little.  It’s good because it gives me a taste of what TQ experienced throughout his entire career.  If you elicit strong reactions, it’s because you’re sending a strong message.  If I’m hitting a nerve, I must be doing something right.  Coincidentally (NOT) I gor the following from Robin Crow:

"I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level."

Diana Nyad
Author, Journalist and World Record Long-Distance Swimmer

“The Trouble With TQ” Donor Roll
Name                                       Premium Level
Carrie J. Hughes                      Fan
Toni Fesel                                Fan +
Minnie Thomas                       Patron
Nancy Dixon                           Fan
Mary Emmert                          Fan
Bruce McKenna                      Supporter
Eugene Strelka                        Fan+
Fr. John Dorgan                      Patron 
William J. Griggs                    Supporter
John & Katie Zawacki            Fan
Eileen Kanzler                         Supporter
Hank & Claire Tessandori       Fan
Pete & Margie Langlands       Fan                     Supporter
Richard Mooney                     Supporter
Rev. Francis J. Gargani           Fan     
Hal & Sally Neher                   Patron
William T. Prince                    Patron
Tom & Mary McFeely            Fan