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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Just For Fun...

Just for fun...

For those of you roller coaster lovers who miss the heat of amusement park season:

Here's a coaster you won't have to wait in line for! This is from the front car on California Screemin' at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim California. Natasha and I went last week and took this video.

Now everybody put your hands in the air and scream!

All Things Possible,



  • At 6:14 PM, October 04, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hi everyone...was stopping by to thank Jaschenka for the encouraging words about and saw the new post. Really appreciate all of you for your following me. On the stats they do for traffic, they were delighted to find people from as far away as Torino, Italy and Germany were tuning in. So, I had a feeling I knew who those people were! Thanks for being fans:) You truly make life ATP. The roller coaster video is awesome. While I know it's the best fun for Dave (thought you'd be the first to post!) and Tanya, I believe she said, Chris and Natasha...and my husband and my two kids...that is one frontier I have yet to cross. Although, I promise...should I ever make it to Anaheim, I would go on that ride with certain people perhaps! You never know, our Marine Corps kids have until next summer in MD and it could be back to California. Well, there you have it...unless this promise slips under the radar:)and I should have to eat my words. I think this could be a very popular video. Mind if we share it?:) The ATP coaster ride! ATB to all the forum family...Sue

  • At 8:06 PM, October 06, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nope Sue you beat me to it - I've just been so busy between work and rehearsals I've barely been on line. By the way Sue, I think you asked about websites for my group once upon a time - we are at - check us out!

    Great POV video Chris, it certainly brought back memories for me of my last trip to DL Resort. And I didn't get on nearly enough coasters this year. But what was up with that groan or sigh at the end of the ride? Shouldn't that have been a whoop!


  • At 6:05 AM, October 07, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Just for Chris wrote ...
    That's what's great about the forum and all who post here. We all love to hang out at this virtual playground! Why do I say that? Because I've intuited it all along, but it's become very apparent to me, now that I'm reading Dr. Stuart Brown's book about Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. I'd heard Dr. Brown in a radio interview, but then was asked to do a book summary for a web e-zine, which I'm working on now.

    It's in the spirit of play that the forum family has become acquainted over the past four years. And I have to be thankful to Chris for generating this virtual playground for us to have fun in.

    I thought of it too, Dave, as I saw your Facebook post of the pictures from your filming experience of your script Upon the Heath. Hoping you'll tell us more about this fun you are having! And hope everyone who is on Facebook will go look at the photos!

    Interestingly, I have to write an article about filming movies here. So amazing how we are all being touched by the film industry now.
    When I first met Chris, I had no clue that I'd be writing about entertainment, rather than education as I had for so long.

    But, I think I was ready to have some fun...and it's been (to use my favorite forum word) supernova fun to be with you all in this ATP playground.

    BTW I found the website. And best wishes for the new play! Also I think I found the FB fan page, right? Let me know and I'll join!

    In the spirit of ATB/P/Fun! Sue

  • At 7:05 PM, October 12, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good observations as always - and I think that's what makes life so interesting, you never know where you'll end up! No matter the plan it seems that you go somewhere you didn't count on and sometimes those are the best trips of all (so to speak).



  • At 4:20 AM, October 16, 2009 , Blogger ufuk_kirtis said...

    Hi everyone,

    i hope all has been well with all of you.. facebook has been great to follow up at least some of the forum family..

    Dearest Chris, the video is great.. thank you for sharing.. indeed the only time had been on one of those coasters was in California too and i had so much fun.. tried to convince my friends that we should do it again..they didn't agree :)))

    i have been busy with work and also started preparation for the web site mostly about how to create health and happiness. So reading a lot about related topics. Not implementing enough yet but that is to follow soon. The very first thing i learned after those reading is that what we eat and exercising matters a lot more than i thought they would.

    My recent reading which i love and recommend to you all is the book called "evolve your brain" by joe dispenza. His video also is great. They both technically explain how ANYTHING IS REALLY POSSIBLE. With both faith and having the technique there is no reason not doing anything we want to do right :))

    Last news is that i was in Amsterdam last week. since it was a sudden decision and i informed Jaschenka too late and we couldn't make arrangements to meet this time.. hopefully next time may be with Ute and Angi.. i had a great time and loved the city.. beautiful, fun, different, relaxing.. has it all..

    Wishing you all ATP fall and winter

    Hugs and love to you all,


  • At 1:14 PM, October 16, 2009 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi everyone!

    Cool video, Chris.

    Dave, I think the sigh at the end might have been the relief that Chris felt about being able to unclench his hands from the camera at last. :)

    Ufuk, it would be awesome if we could meet up next time you come to Amsterdam. Thanks also for the book recommendation, I will check it out.

    Sue, also sounds like an interesting book. Fascinating how we come from rollercoasters to books about brain activity. Hmmmm.

    Have a great weekend everyone!


  • At 1:14 PM, October 16, 2009 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi everyone!

    Cool video, Chris.

    Dave, I think the sigh at the end might have been the relief that Chris felt about being able to unclench his hands from the camera at last. :)

    Ufuk, it would be awesome if we could meet up next time you come to Amsterdam. Thanks also for the book recommendation, I will check it out.

    Sue, also sounds like an interesting book. Fascinating how we come from rollercoasters to books about brain activity. Hmmmm.

    Have a great weekend everyone!


  • At 7:49 PM, October 17, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Dave, thanks. You're right. The best things come when you least expect it. Just like getting acquainted with the forum family. Or this new writing thing...out of the blue. Hope you are all having ATB out of the blue things coming into your life. One day you have an interview with someone, the next day you're friends:) One day you get an email? The next day you're in a whole new endeavor.

    Ufuk, so great to hear from you on the forum...and about your website. Looks like we think on the same wavelength...I've been planning a site similar to what you're talking about. Of course it has ATB in the name:) It's parked and ready to be created. Maybe we can encourage each other in our endeavors. I need a new computer and the gift of time and better organization!:) the book sounds great too! Very ATP...and I hope you and Ute and Angi and Jaschenka may all coordinate!

    As for movies, we finally rented The Soloist...had been wanting to see it. So powerful...that I was moved to copy this quote from Robert Downey, Jr. in his role as Steve Lopez, the LA columnist. Of course now I'm wondering if Chris was familiar with him. But the quote sounds like ATP stuff to me...see what you think:

    "I've learned the dignity of being loyal to something you believe in...of holding on to it, above all else...of believing without question that it will carry you home."

    I love that. In fact, I think it would be an ATB quote for my site.

    Ha, Ute...rollercoasters to brain activity? Well, we're just very well-rounded! Hugs and Happy Sunday to everyone...Sue

  • At 9:23 AM, October 20, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


    Great Video, thanks for the share.

    I can not believe that Oct is almost over. I missed a lot this month. I hope this finds you all well. Sending out all my love.


  • At 8:13 PM, October 21, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Tanya...greetings back to you...and thanks for the well wishes. I, too, can't believe October is almost over.
    Sending warm ATB thoughts to all the forum family for a supernova ride on the holiday roller coaster ahead! Sue

  • At 9:05 PM, October 21, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Where has the month gone? But at least it was nice today. Just a quick note to let everyone know that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. This week is show week for the production I'm in "Of Mice and Men" and between work and rehearsals I haven't had much time to post!

    I'm joing Sue in sending those ATP thoughts out to the world - holiday coaster's coming quickly (anyone else see that Disney's new "Christmas Carol" opens soon?).


  • At 11:04 AM, October 22, 2009 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hey Dave,
    yes, saw a preview for "Christmas Carol" when we saw "My Life in Ruins" (hilarious fun!) last Saturday.
    Guys, it's only 9 more weeks til Christmas! Hard to believe.
    Keep warm, everyone, and big hugs to you all!

  • At 7:44 AM, October 23, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Dave...have a supernova ATB production! Wish we could all be there to cheer you on!

    Christmas Carol sounds like a great holiday film. The only film I've been able to see in the theatre recently is Whip It. I enjoyed it ... mainly because I'm writing about it and liked the idea of local actors being in it. Hoping the film incentive will stay, so that the industry can build here in Michigan.

    And, can it really be only 9 weeks until Christmas?!! And we thought we were busy all summer...ha. Roller coaster weeks ahead for sure! Now if I could just Whip It and get a little extra oomph handed to me to win this time and stuff to do game:)... ATP weekend everyone! Sue

  • At 4:25 PM, October 26, 2009 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Hi dear friends. Hope all is well with you and yours.

    Thanks Chris for sharing with us throught that video, fun moments that Natasha and you had at the amusement park.
    It was fun to hear your sigh at the end of the video too! :) I and i'm sure all of us here are look forward to hearing from
    you soon.

    Great to read all of your comments as always and Ufuk's comments and thoughts again on the forum. Welcome back here!
    Your new website project and Sue's ATB website project sounds interesting; i hope to know more about both of them.

    Best wishes to you, Dave for the production.

    Hope you are all having a great automn. Take care all!


  • At 7:54 PM, October 27, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey everyone - for those who are interested my show is now over and I can't remember when I've las gotten such good comments from audience members (okay, I usually get good comments, but not so many and from folks who didn't have to say a thing). I was worried that my portrayal of Lennie might come across as comic, but one woman who came to me - with tears in her eyes - told me that she has a family member who is mentally challenged and that my performance was very respectful and captured what she saw in her sister. My mother mentioned that she saw her late uncle in my performance which was the biggest compliment to me of all as he was one of the inspirations I used while developing Lennie's character.

    All in all I'm very happy. Now it's on to a different type of role all together - Daddy Warbucks in Annie! Can I play a rich man? Time will tell.

    ATP everyone!


  • At 2:44 AM, October 28, 2009 , Blogger ufuk_kirtis said...

    Dave, congratulations.. sounds like one of those special moments and experiences of life.. i am happy for you.. enjoy it..

    Alex, thank you for the note.. always happy to hear from you.. Susan and i will be in touch for our web sites.. we seem to be playing on the similar grounds which makes t easy to share.. and i will let you know more when things are more clear..thank you for your interest..



  • At 7:45 PM, October 28, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Hugs back to all of you from me. You're all truly ATB, which I look forward to expressing in that new website. Looks like it'll be winter before I get a move on, what with needing a new computer, all the writing I'm doing now for LivingstonTalk. I keep getting inspired by all of the forum family who've been sharing ATP from the beginning. I just keep picturing it. And look forward to Ufuk's project and keeping in touch with all the creative people on the forum. Dave, you are really keeping active and hope you imagine us cheering you on when you're on stage. Congrats on the play and I'm sure Daddy Warbucks will be spectacular. Look forward to keeping upon Facebook.
    Alex, your posts are always ATB/ATP! Very much enjoyed by us all. Keep on creating and playing! The expression, "The play's the thing," takes on new meaning when you realize there's actually science behind it! Use or lose it. Play or you don't grow. Thanks, Chris, for the great playground you created here...and hope some new voices will join in the fun!
    Happy Halloween Haunting everyone...Ute, have a great trip, and hope Jaschenka and Angi will share some more Samhain stories before Oct. 31:) Sue

  • At 1:08 AM, October 31, 2009 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hey Forum Family. Good to hear you are all doing well and being busy. It's been the same over here- although my rollercoaster is slowing down a bit as I am working my last days at this job and hopefully be on a new 'ride' soon. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Just a quick note to send you Samhain Blessings and wish you a very Happy Halloween, wherever you are on this planet. Now, if you'll excuse me; I got some jobhaunting to do! ;) Have a Magick weekend and Be Inspired!

  • At 5:53 AM, October 31, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Happy Halloween everyone - tonight's the night that all the kids get free candy (at least in North America, is there trick-or-treating in other parts of the world?) and the adults play dress up and step out of themselves for a little while. Something those of us involved in the theater, film, etc. do on a regular basis. So, what's everyone doing to celebrate? Anything special? I'll be passing out treats to the little ghouls and goblins who come to my door tonight...don't want to get tricked!


  • At 3:29 PM, October 31, 2009 , Anonymous Alex said...

    Hi everyone!

    Thank you Ufuk and Sue for your nice words and for the updates about your projects.
    Congratulations Jaschenka for your beautiful drawings and Dave for the play and such many good
    comments you got from the audience!

    We all here hope to hear from Chris soon. Wishing Happy Halloween and a great weekend to all of you!


  • At 7:13 PM, October 31, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    Samhain blessings back to Jaschenka and of luck to you and fingers are crossed Jaschenka...loved your photo pages! Thanks for sharing...Dave hope the trick or treats went well! What a shivery night for that! Yes, you people in theatre and films have one up on the rest of us. You should all be ATP healthy, because you're fully using your capacity to play! Which means you should be extra smart, as well...did you know that?
    Finishing my book summary tonight of Stuart Brown, MD's book: Play...How it shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul!
    Alex, thanks for your encouraging words as usual. It's great to have a cheering gallery! Keeping fingers crossed for all forum family projects!
    Hard to believe October is over and we have to change our clocks! Be well everyone and keep playing! That's one thing we can do on Halloween and it's expected! Happy 11-1:) Sue

  • At 8:50 AM, November 02, 2009 , Blogger Christopher said...

    Thanks all for the great comments. Dave, I hope the show is going excellent! Ufuk! Great to hear your voice. Thanks for the book recommendation "Evolve Your Brain" By Joe Dispenza. I'll have to check it out. Thanks Sue for keeping us posted on your multitude of activities and for keeping the forum hoppin! Hey Tanya, do they let you wear thermal tights in the winter time when you do your arial act? I know it gets very cold in Vegas starting around this time of year. Finally, thanks Alex for the continued Italian good will!

    I just found out that when we in the northern hemisphere "Fall Back" with our time change, our southern hemisphere pals "Spring ahead". It stands to reason but I just never thought about it till this year. That makes sense why Clint is up so early these days!

    Halloween was fun. We got a football uniform for one of our dogs and a Cheerleader outfit for the other. So I dressed as a football player and Natasha as an official. We had our own team. Fun!

    Hope this finds you all doing excellent!

    All Things Possible,

  • At 5:42 PM, November 03, 2009 , Blogger SusanGail said...

    All Things Excellent:)... Sue

  • At 8:29 PM, November 03, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I never thought of you and Natasha as dog dressers - but hey, as long as it completed the total ensemble!

    Doing excellent over here as well.



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