Monday, August 17, 2009

How To Survive 1 Hour As The Chick-fil-a Cow

Preparation is key for any challenge in life. Here's how you should prepare for 1 hour as the Chick-fil-a cow:
  • First, you must put your body to the test ahead of time to make sure you can handle it
  • Start by getting into a sauna that's around 120° Fahrenheit
  • Then put on some ski bibs and a heavy winter coat; oh, and some gloves too
  • Stand there
  • Then, have a friend rest a 20 pound weight on the back of your neck
  • Then put some shoulder restraints on so you can't raise your arms
  • Have your friend tickle your face with a feather
  • But don't scratch it
  • Another key for the sauna: make sure there is no air flow. This is important
  • Find a restraint to make your head completely stationary - no neck movement allowed
  • Now put a blindfold over the top half of your eyes so all you can see is 24 inches of the ground in front of your feet
  • Stand there some more
  • Pretend cars are driving by, only you can't see them, and then wave
  • But, remember, you can't raise your arms
  • Have some of your friends who you haven't seen in a while come in and wave and scream and say hello
  • But remember, you won't be able to see them
  • Let beads of sweat drip down your face, neck, body, and legs, but never wipe them
  • Continue until 1 hour has elapsed
Once you have completed the exercises as described above, you will have accurate expectations for your hour as the Chick-fil-a cow.

Consider yourself warned. I wasn't so fortunate. I showed up with a smile on my face ready to put on the cow costume and help draw some people in for my brother-in-law's Eagle Scout Car Wash Fundraiser.
All smiles for now.
The fun begins.

A car being washed.
The guy who roped me into it.

If heat was visible in pictures, that's all you'd see here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's a...

We went for our 20-week baby appointment yesterday and it was CLEAR that we are having a boy! His name is Kessler Staton Hill. We hope he comes sometime in the month of December.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


The Young@Heart Chorus is a New England senior citizens chorus, age 73 to 88, that has delighted audiences worldwide with their covers of popular songs. My favorite Young@Heart cover is Fix You by Coldplay. The clicking of the oxygen machine, combined with the sincerity of an older man learning and performing a popular band's music, makes for an enjoyable watch.

Incidentally, we got the hook-up and tomorrow we will be taking in the pleasantries of Coldplay in Charlotte.

If you haven't gotten it yet, they've made a live album available for FREE by clicking here. Highly recommended.