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Peeling Plexiglass One Christmas at The Stirring We had 3 levels of scaffolding set up, with plexiglass on the front of the 2nd level. Black curtains on the 1st and 3rd.  During the service, people were standing on the 2nd level. It was very cool! Somebody came up to me about  an hour before the service and said "Wow Mack! That went up pretty fast!" and I said "Sure, if you call 40 people working as hard as they can for 4 hours "Fast", then... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 26, 2020

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The Christmas Tree Now when you get your Christmas tree it's almost too easy.. Drive down the street to Lowes, point at a perfect tree, pay $30, the guy puts that string stuff around it, cuts the bottom off and puts it in your truck. Or it's in a bag in the attic, only 3 parts, lights already on and working, 15 min...  When we first got married (1978) it seemed like every Christmas tree costs $75 - $120 and we couldn't afford it. So every year I had to steal... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 19, 2020

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Creek Jumping A bunch of Coneheads and I were getting ready to go park cars and we were talking about rain and I was thinking how nice it would be if I didn't get soaked and I started thinking about "Creek Jumping"  When you go Creek Jumping, you get a bunch of people (this was all high school and college kids at the time) at midnight, no moon, and run through the woods/creeks/ lakes, etc. The guy in the front has a flashlight, but he's the only one.... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 12, 2020

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Brain Age Years ago my wife got a Nintendo with "Brain Age". "Brain Age" was a program that told you your brain's age. You run through a bunch of math problems and some speed drills and when you finish it tells you your brain's age. The first time, it tells you your brain is 20 to 30 years older than you are. But you can do it over and over till you and your brain get better and younger. My wife told me she had gotten down to 34. I once took an... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 5, 2020