The Prodigal Altar Boy

Monday, November 12, 2012

T-67 Days to Go 12 November 2012 Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown

T-67 Days to Go
12 November 2012
Prodigal Altar Boy 100 Day Countdown

Goal:  2 hours per day working on the film
·     Worked on putting mailing list into spreadsheet
·     Worked on poster of TQ Seated by Window painting
·     Continued edit of TQ autographing Wiz soundtrack
·     Started spreadsheet of mailing list donors
Total time:  2 hours

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
·     Warm ups on Roland Ready Stratocaster
·     “Pat Metheny Practice Etudes” with metronome
·     “Jazz Power Soloing” with metronome
·     “Granby Street” – Roland Ready Stratocaster
·     “Dies Irae” – Roland eady Stratocaster
·     “It’s Your Thing” – Roland Ready Stratocaster
·     Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Roland Ready Stratocaster
Total time:  60 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Body Opus Week 12
Dumbbell Bench Press 8X8 – 2X40lbs
Seated Low Row 8X8 – 80lbs
Rope Pressdown 8X8 – 40lbs
Bicep Curl 8X8 – 60 lbs
Treadmill work
60/60 second intervals
5.0/6.0 mph
17 sets
2.28 miles
Total time: 1 hour

Goal:  30 Minutes  “Tangential Endeavors”
“What the Bleep Do We Know!?” - DVD
Total time:  1 hour 48 minutes

“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             

Amount                   Level               Premium(s)
         $25                         Fan                         Movie poster
         $75                         Supporter              +Poster of matching painting
         $150                       Patron                    + Funeral DVD
         $500                       Film Buff              +Autographed Film thesis
         $1000                    Co-Producer         +Movie credit
         $1500                    Producer                +2 tickets to a preview screening
        $2500                    Director                   +Film-related web domain
Veteran's Day
 That's my father's dog tag.  He retired from the Navy when I was a teenager.  He served his country during a period when the military was still implementing civil rights equality.  He witnessed a lot of chance in the Navy during his career, but I doubt the changes he saw made up for the discrimination he endured prior to the Civil Rights Era.  He never spoke much about those times, but there were things that I observed that I knew weren't right and I know the changes that came did not make up for what I saw.  Instead of resentment, what I inherited from him was a desire to serve.  I learned what he already knew, which was that despite the injustice, the country, as flawed as it may be, deserved to be defended and that defense of the country was the down payment each generation makes on the future.  I wear my father's tag to connect me to him and both of us to the country we swore to defend.