Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Who Knew???

I have known that I have the same birthday as Brad Pitt for a while now.  I found out from one of those calenders that have famous people's birthdays for everyday of the year.  Anyways, my dad and I were watching tv one day when I saw something about Brad Pitt.  I had never told my dad about that and the room was kinda quiet so I told him about Brad's and mine similarity.  Little did I know that I was about to find out about something that is pretty awesome.  When I told my dad about this, he was shocked.  I was kind of confused because he was making a much bigger deal out of it then I would have expected.  I mean, everyone has a 1/365 chance to have the same birthday as Brad Pitt.  He then explained to me that he has the same birthday as Robert Redford.  Now, you may be saying, "What's the big deal about that?"  Well, If you look at the picture here, you will see that the two of them almost look like father and son.  They have been considered to look like each other for a while.  If you look at the bottom of the picture, you can see my dad and I.  We look alike and we have the same birthdays as the other two guys.  I thought that it was pretty crazy. Maybe it is just me, but that is a big coincidence.

Pancakes Are the Best Way to Start a Day

This morning was awesome! I decided to make some of my amazing pancakes.  They were supposed to be choco-choco chip pancakes but I could not find the chocolate chips anywhere!? So we settled for some mickey mouse pancakes.  Actually I only made 1 successfully.  All of the other ones that I have tired to make fall apart and I get depressed.  The whole fam liked 'em so I plan on doing it again soon.

What is your favorite breakfast?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Spider Capitol of the World is Right Around the Corner

I woke up this morning feeling quite comfortable.  Everyone else besides Mom was out of the house on a walk at a local lake.  I went downstairs for some hot chocolate and an episode of Without A Trace (one of my favorite shows).  I had just started watching the episode when my dad came into the house and shouted at me to get my camera.  He said that there was one spider at the lake that I had to get a picture of.  I was mad about having to stop Without A Trace but I am always looking for a good picture so I gave it a shot.  I have been to this lake many times you see... and I have seen a couple of tiny spiders there.  So, I was really not expecting a big spider and I was not really expecting to get a good picture. 

When we got there, I got out of the car and I saw the spider.  It was pretty good sized.  It was hanging right in the middle of the walkway.  And not that high over our heads.  The sun was hitting the web pretty good so I gave some pictures a shot.  I was really happy because of some good shots that I got.  I figured that it was worth the trip out there to see it.  We were about to leave when a lady stopped us and told us that there was many more spiders down the path.  We didn't think that they could be anywhere close to the size of the one that we just saw but we still gave it a shot.  I was so surprised at what was revealed when we rounded the corner.  A magnitude of spiders filled the air.  There must have been at least 30 spiders that I saw.  I then began taking a frenzy of pictures and had a great time.  The only downside of this awesome trip was that I now feel as thought I have  million spiders crawling on me.  Seriously!  I have felt that way for the last 5 hours and it is not getting any better.

If you want to feel as creeped out as I am, go look at the pictures on my SmugMug.

Friday, July 25, 2008

My Dad As... The King

Look who he is this week.  Can it get any more hilarious than this.  When I started this whole thing, I thought that I would be giving my dad a new sense of style.  What this has turned out to be, however, is a new way for many people to look at my father in a completely different way.  Whether that is a bad thing or a good thing means nothing to me because I love it. So, keep checking every Friday to see what my dad will turn out to be. 

I still need ideas people! What should I show my Dad as next week?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Going to the Beach Has Its Consequences

Yes, every time that I go to the beach I always find a way to get burned.  Usually I will get burned under my eyes or on my arms or on my neck.  However, as you can see, this time it was not just in those places that the sun did its damage.  My legs are fried.  I had so much fun at the beach today, but there is no way that it is worth this painful and uncomfortable feeling all over my body.

Just in case you are wondering, I did use sunscreen... SPF 60+.  So much for that stuff.  IO think that it would be better for me to just go to the beach without worrying about it.  If I am going to get toasted anyways, why spend all that extra time putting on sticky, white sunscreen every hour.  

Saturday, July 19, 2008

One Olympics Down, One More To Go

Last night was the Summer Sizzler finale, or as we liked to call it, the "closing ceremony".  It went great!  We had many kids that had all gone to a club during the past two weeks which were held in different backyards around the valley.  We had such a great time and most of it was due to the hard work of the leaders. We got there at 10 and and worked vigerously for 7 hours until the kids started showing up at 5.

We started out with an awesome obstacle course that went around the whole youth room, and required quite a bit of skill to complete in my opinion.  The kids then were split into three groups: Russia, Greece and Kenya.  We then transitioned into worship.  Hannah and I led that part of the event and I think that we did an okay job considering neither of us can sing.  Well... Hannah is not that bad but I am just horrible.  It was really fun to do all of the songs with the band and I think that the kids had fun with it.  After that we started the rotations in which each team was trying to gather points.  The five stations included a basketball game, a volleyball game, a blow-up obstacle course, a running track event and a classic game of jump the river.  I was one of the people in charge of the obstacle course seeing as how I am and expert at those things.  I ended up taking pictures most of the time however.  
After all of the events were completed, we all went back inside for the crowning of the winner. I thought that Russia was going to win but I was dead wrong as Greece got first, Kenya got second and Russia got third.  We then went on to watch a slideshow of all of the clubs that had taken place for the last 2 weeks.  We also got to eat some delicious mud cups (chocolate pudding, cookie crumbs and gummy worms).  The slideshow was so much fun to watch with the kids and it capped off the night so great.  

After all of the fun, we then had to clean up.  That was a challenge, especially after there had been over 200 kids in the youth room for 3 and a half hours.  It went by pretty fast though as we had about 40 leaders to pitch in.

This year, Summer Sizzlers brought 40+ kids to the Lord.  Thanks for all of your prayers and support.  It was great!

My Dad As The Joker

If this picture of my dad does not freak you out then you have something wrong with you or you are just in a really good mood.  This depiction of a pastor, i think, has never been seen before and I now see why no one has dared to show it.  I was inspired by a spectacular performance by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight which I saw at Midnight on Thursday/Friday.  It was very well made and I enjoyed it thoroughly.  I do think, however, that the Joker in the movie looked nothing like my dad and that is why I decided to let all of you see the new Joker.  Greg Sid!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I will be seeing Batman.  If anyone else is then let me know and maybe we can hang out as we wait in line together!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Movie Review: Hancock

This film was not that bad actually.  I actually felt like I had spent my $10.50 in a good way.  Most of the people that I talked to before I went to go see it said that it was not as good as they thought that it was going to be and that it disappointed them. I don't know... maybe my taste in movies is different than everyone else's.  I thought that Will Smith did a good job again. He can take on so many different roles. It is amazing!  The thing that I did not like about this film was all of the cursing.  Overall, I thought that it is a movie worth spending your money to go and see.  

Anyone else think differently?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Dad As A Magician

This week, I decided to be a little bit random with my choice of outfit for my dad.  He is now a skilled magician that can pull a rabbit out of his top hat.  I think that he should do an act for us on Sunday morning instead of sharing a sermon.  Wouldn't that be great?

What would you like to see my dad as next week?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

This Tuesday, the church went to a baseball game at the local Single A baseball team, the Lake Elsinore Storm.

A lot of people from the church attended the game.  We had a whole section to ourselves and I would deffinetly say that we had the most people in any one section of seats.  I have never rooted for the Storm whenever I go to a game and I was not about to change that for this occasion.  I rooted for the Lancaster Jethawks.  They were not bad as they won the game 5-1.  They hit two homers in the first two innings.  It was a good game for me, but not for everyone else there.  
The best thing about the whole thing was the fact that my dad got to through the first pitch.  I thought that this was hilarious and it was really 
fun to watch him out there.  We all cheered for him and 
he threw a decent pitch that made it to the plate but was a ball.  He had me warm up with him before we left for the game and he was not that bad for a guy who does not play all that many sports anymore.  He played in high school and stuff but that was like three decades ago, so that didn't really help him.  He also was asked to sign autographs before he went out to throw the pitch and I could not stop laughing about that.  
Overall, I think that it was a great time of fellowship for all of us that went and I hope that we can do it again.

If you would like to see all of the pictures form the game, go to http://sidders.smugmug.com and click on Sunridge.

If you went to the game, what were some of your favorite things that happened?

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Nadal... A Wimbledon Champion

Today, I witnessed something that I will never forget.  Rafa finally beat Roger on grass in a match that was full with rain delays, amazing shots, and unbelievable rallies!  I did not get to watch this final live, but as soon as I got home from church I made sure that I watched every single point.  I was so surprised when I watched Rafa take the first two sets.  I thought that it was all over and that it was going to be a blowout just like at the French Open.  However, Federer came out in the third set with a different attitude and seemed to really take over.  There was then a rain delay in the middle of the set.  It seemed to work in Roger's favor as he came out and won the next two sets in tiebreaks.  

With everyone now very interested and energetic at Center Court, everything seemed to be unreal.  There was just no way that one match could be this exciting... and for this amazing match to be the final? WOW! The final set went until Rafa broke Federer and then won on his serve to clinch his first Wimbledon championship. Although I was not rooting for Nadal, I am still glad for him and I am glad that we were able to crown a new champ.  If you did not see the final, you really need to go see the highlights. 

Sid's Photography

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4th and 5th of July Parties

This last weekend was full of fun and excitement as there have been many things going on. 
On Friday, we swam at the Tremayne's house and i got a black eye from Riley's flying elbows.  After all of that excitement, we went to Cody's house to play boche ball and to watch the fireworks. We had a pretty decent view from the middle of the street outside of 
his house.  We then capped everything off with a bonfire.  I had to leave earlier than everyone else though because of my stupid curfew with my license.  So that was a fun day.
Then on the 5th, there was a junior high party at Kenny's which pretty much turned out as an adult and high school party because of the ratio.  There was an abundance off people being thrown into the pool and I did not want anything to do with that so I stayed away as much as possible.  I think that everyone that I know got thrown in except for me, so I am pretty happy about that.  After all of the pool business, we set off some awesome fireworks in the front yard. Then it was time to watch another firework show.  it was not as good as the cities but it was not that bad.  I tried to take pictures but found my tripod wobbling because of the slope that their house has. GRRR.

What were some things that you did this 4th of July weekend?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

My Dad As A Patriotic Swimmer

This week, I was inspired to show my dad as a Patriotic Swimmer as Friday was the 4th of July.  I can say that he is definetly not this ripped and he does not own a rediculously short pair of American Flag swim trunks.  I just thought that it would be fun to show him as an enthusiastic American that loves the 4th of July.  He does love the 4th... just not this much

Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Night Of Worship, Some BJ's Chili ($5.25) and 25% of Rich's Pizza (Free) Thanks Again!

Wednesday's Night of Worship was soo awesome.  It was one of the best worship times that I have ever had and I hope that we can do it again soon.  Thanks to all of the band for comin out for us. 

Then we went to BJ's and I realized whenever I parked in the parking lot that I only had $4.  What a pickle I was in.  I was going to go to the bank but decided not to because of the late hour.  So I walked into el resterante and looked for something on the menu that could possibly be under 4 bucks.  So I finally found something... a bowl of chili for $5.25.  Bobby spotted me the extra and it worked out. Plus, Rich got a mini pizza that was still huge and he gave me a piece of that so I was nice and full by the time I left.  
Just had to share the experience with all of you.  The moral of this story is to not go into BJ's with only a couple bucks.  You will suffer greatly unless you have some great friends like me :)


I got a new phone as you can see here. It is actually pretty cool.  I thought that it was just going to be a good replacement for the one that I used to have which was a replacement for a replacement of a replacement of my original 2 year contract phone which i had in my pocket while jumping in the pool at the Tremaynes house. Anyways, I am really happy to finally have something that everyone else has and I am REALLY happy that I don't have to cover the phone with my hand when I talk on it. haha

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Just Taking A Little Nap

Just thought that I would share this moment with all of you.  My bro and Elway decided that they would take a nap together as they were both really tired. haha.

Summer Sizzlers Training: Day 2-3

These two days at the church were full of a lot of information.  I always seem to forget how much work that the interns put into this.  Everything has been really organized this year and there has not been too many problems so far.  Britt came in today for our second devotion and he really helped us all realize that we need to just slow down sometimes and think about the one who gave us all that we have and the one that gave us the opportunity of doing Summer Sizzlers.   It is really fun to be a part of this program as I am learning to change lives while hanging out with my friends.  It is a great opportunity.  Hopefully everything will stay the same and we will have another productive tear of transforming the lives of kids and their families.

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