Hope you all are having a great Christmas. We’ve had a really good day. We started with presents this morning. The kids are totally jacked as you can imagine. I surprised Kim with a mac mini which I am so excited about. She had been using an old blue and white G3 that couldn’t even play a video on YouTube without it stalling. She totally surprised me with a new grill. My old one was out of commission in a bad way. The Grillmaster is BACK!
We went over to my parents’ house in North Augusta for about 3 hours and then back to the house for some chill family time.
Speaking of Christmas, one of my favorite Christmas movies is Home Alone. I don’t know what it is, but ever since I saw the first one in like high school I have loved these movies. I think it is a combination of 1. being a Christmas movie 2. the music and 3. the comedy. Back in 2000 I took some students on a missions/service trip to Chicago to work on homes in impoverished neighborhoods. Being the Home Alone fan that I was (I know..it is very sad), I thought that the movie was centered in Chicago so I wondered if the home really existed. If it did, it would make for a great photo opp. while there. Well, sure enough, after some googling, I found the actual home. The actual home is located about 30 miles north of Chicago in Winnetka. So, while we had a free day, me, my intern and another student took off to find the house and lo and behold, there it was. We spoke to the owner and found out all kinds of interesting stuff. For example, the basement has not exterior door with steps leading down to it. So, the crew dug out and built a false entry in one day, did the shoot, and covered it back up.
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