When numbers mean, well … not much

Although my career choice doesn’t make it obvious, I really like math. My math SAT score was 80 points higher than my English. Go figure. Our three sons are all math-heads. Tom, a math major, just started a position at JPL. (Now we can’t joke with him, Hey, it’s not rocket science! Sigh.) Tom and…

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Climbing the family tree

I sometimes wonder what the rest of the office staff thinks while Will and the park directors are in our weekly "staff meeting." …'cause we laugh a lot. Often, quite raucously. Lori really set us all off with this story… She's the director of the water park. The other day, a female guest approached her…

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Maybe it’s a guy thing

It’s amazing how many emails we’ve received regarding Will’s search for the Bigfoot creator. Or maybe I should refer to the missives as “emales,” given the gender of the various senders. One came from a fellow who worked here many years ago. Arte Bausman was the magician at Santa Claus Land long ago (see page…

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Stick a fork in it

… ’cause this turkey is well done! That’s Mike, our Maintenance & Safety Director and his wife, Kathy, all snuggled up in one of Turkey Whirl’s feathered friends. The bird was on display at the huge IAAPA Convention in Atlanta a few weeks ago. I was only there for one day, and never found that…

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Watch Will Thursday on “Colbert”

Emily from The Colbert Report just called to confirm that the “Santa vs. Lincoln” segment is slated to air tomorrow evening. As you may remember, this started out as a satellite interview on September. It didn’t air that night, as the-powers-that-be decided to send a crew out to shoot more interviews and footage of our…

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A learning experience

Abraham Lincoln, it is said of his formative years in Indiana, learned by “littles.” On Saturday, unfortunately, I learned by … um, biggles. Lesson Learned: A digital camera (ours, anyway) requires a memory card in order to capture the fabulous photos of the Colbert Report crew that visited our county. Sigh! Here’s a photo from…

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Bumped, not scrapped

What a relief. It seems the delay in the satellite taping yesterday (Will had a bad microphone at first and it took a while to get another hooked up to the sat truck) threw off the editing time. So we’ve been bumped. …but not scrapped. Should air within a few weeks. They’ll let us know….

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I’m putting Colbert “On Notice”

Great. That shoots my credibility all to heck. If you were among the tons of people who stayed up a little later last night to watch The Colbert Report, you may have noticed Will was nowhere to be seen. Hmmm. No naive assumptions had been made on this end. The direct question had been asked…

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A conversation

Will: I can't believe how many people watch The Colbert Report. Me: And to think we'd never even heard of the guy until a month ago. Will: (My daughter) Leah says her History teacher talks about him in class. Me: And to think we'd never even heard of the guy until a month ago. Will:…

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Prepping for Colbert

You'd think Will was getting ready to run the marathon. Just picture him, slightly out of breath, towel around his neck, dashing about … soaking in everyone's advice. "Will! Tell him you hate bears!" Change the name of Eagle's Flight to "Steagle's Flight"! "Tell Colbert your next coaster will be made out of Lincoln Logs."…

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