Here are a few broad announcements.
1. Love my photography? Ever wonder what it would like if you were in it? Here is your chance! I’m doing portrait photography as a fundraiser for the youth group at my church tomorrow night. So come down to the First United Methodist Church of Boone, Iowa from 5-8 pm and get your picture taken. The rate? $25 – cheap. What do you get? A couple of digital pictures of you and/or your loved ones next to the First United Methodist Church of Boone’s Christmas Tree. It is a pretty sweet tree. On top of that every last penny of your 25 smackers goes to the Youth Group to help finance their mission trip to Kansas City next Summer. A mission trip that I may or may not be chaperoning. I’d guess “may not” at this point, but we’ll see. No appointment is necessary. Any questions, you most likely have my number or email address.
2. The 2011 Calendar. Every year I post something about not being sure if there will be a calendar next year. Every year it is usually a lie. Not this year. After steady growth for the last few years, there is a chance that the calendar will not be published this year. The guy that printed the calendars the last couple of years is refusing to print the calendars this year because I didn’t pay him for the calendars last year. The fact that I asked for a bill at least 5 times and never received one is apparently irrelevant to the gent, so I have to come up with a new plan. It is possible that I won’t come up with that plan. But one thing that is a certainty is that the run of calendars this year will be significantly less than the last couple of years. So if you don’t get a calendar for next year, it is because of market fluctuations and what-have-you, the calendar just isn’t economically viable to be printed in as large of numbers as the last few years. If nothing else, my crew will be happier for the cut in workload.
3. Tomorrow marks the beginning of December. The beginning of December marks the beginning of my descent into self-absorption. The time when I look back at the year and answer the Proust Questionnaire. The difference between this year and last year is that I’m giving my loyal droogs (you people that are reading these words) a chance to pick what questions I answer. I will start the questionnaire tomorrow. At the bottom of the questionnaire answer will be a trivia question about Yours Truly. The first person to correctly answer the question in the comments section of this website will get to pick the next questionnaire question I answer. The trivia questions will be difficult and very specific, but I have faith that somebody out there knows me at least a little bit.