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Finally a time to blog and not get caught up in things

For the first time in a while, I can finally relax. This past week or so I was so caught up in busyness that I never really got to blog as much as I wanted to this month.

Done with VBS as it took a lot out of me to watch the kids and get sunburn on my scalp.

Done with V3con in which I no longer have to stress about writing sponsorship posts and working through social media.

Done with Family Promise’s overnight stay on Sunday.

Welcome to being the new official prayer leader.

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No cell phone for a week is gonna be challenging

This thing is done!

So after almost three years of using my cell phone and refusing to get a new one just because it was working, it finally died on me last night. The battery is dead and it won’t charge or turn back on. It’s officially done.

I was planning to get a new phone next week anyway. But until then I won’t have anything to use. So yeah, this sucks. Surprisingly, I am not like most smartphone users. I actually don’t spend a whole deal of my time on my apps or anything. Really, I am just concerned for people trying to communicate with me via calls or text. I don’t have that through Christmas. That’s not fun.

But yeah, so I have to find a way to get to a computer more often during this time just in case someone wants to contact me via Facebook or email or something. What a bummer. But hey, I can manage. It’s not going to be that hard. Just super inconvenient.

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Random thoughts as the year comes to an end

Here are some random thoughts. I never really care about end of the year, new year, or whatever but as we are actually approaching it, here are some thoughts.

  • I have the Madi Diaz concert tomorrow. This is the second time I am seeing her this year. This comes after seeing Fleetwood Mac in Oakland on Wednesday. And that came after seeing Nikki Lane in concert. I also saw Paul McCartney again. Even saw Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Diddy and the whole Maybach Music gang. I got concerts lined up the wazoo this year. Saw MC Jin and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers this year as well. Woo that was fun. Been to a couple other shows. And also some sweet events like the Grammy show. Up next year is Lana Del Rey, The Who and possibly The Ting Tings? I don’t know.
  • I hate Christmas. I don’t like what it has become. I love Jesus. But I can’t stand three months of Christmas leading up to the actual Christmas day. I don’t give gifts. I just find it too stressful and unnecessary. Yet lately, I have just ended up buying things for myself. I feel like I need to stop. I don’t keep track of everything well but I can feel that I need to start saving up.


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Custom Tony La Russa Oakland Athletics bobblehead

Before and after.

This was something I had thought about for some time but never got to it. But after the two-year hiatus, I got an old Tony La Russa Cardinals bobblehead and converted it into what he wore when managing the A’s.

From the socks to the uniform, I think I captured it well. It wasn’t an easy conversion but I am happy with what I ended up with.

One issue I did encounter was that the head fell off. I don’t have any glue so I will glue it back on later.

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Custom Jim Johnson Oakland Athletics bobblehead

The before and after.

After a two-year hiatus, I have returned to paint bobbleheads. I had planned this for a while but since I moved to LA, I didn’t bring any of my bobblehead tools, which basically meant i didn’t paint.

But with the A’s picking up Jim Johnson, I decided to paint his bobblehead. He didn’t start off well but I think he’s going to get it right soon.

The process for this was simple. Dremel sand off all the logos I didn’t want to keep. I gave a quick white coating to the entire thing before I started painting it. The gallery will show the progression of it.

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Uncertainty again!

I think one of the craziest things about my career is that it’s ever changing. Whether or not it’s my position or the assignments I do, it’s always changing. Most times these things are unpredictable but that’s what I love about my job. It’s not your M-F, 9-5 kind of deal. Every day is different. The hours are different. It’s fun.

So I sit here wondering what is my next step. I’ve gotten real far and I know I got the skills. But where do I go from here? I think that maybe I’ll figure it out soon. But until then, I know where I stand and where I’ll go.

To be continued and onward and upward. Life’s good because God is good.

BTW, I can’t wait to head back to the Bay this weekend. Oh yeah!!!

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In one month, my bobblehead project is revived with Jim Johnson

In one month I’ll get my supplies back and I’ll work on this. I hope by then we’ll officially know his number so I can paint it on.

This might feature that new green alt and cap. We’ll see.

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