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The Catch-Up

Posted Monday, October 26, 2009, at 3:39 PM

The Catch-Up

So -- I was going to update this every week but ended up getting behind. Thus, I am now playing catch-up. I've posted the first blog on http://www.mccookgazette.com at this point and will converge the two blogs together so I am only writing one blog instead of three which I was trying to do at one point about a month ago. Needless to say, I quit that pretty quick.

So, to catch up. The new Spotlight Studios is open and running. Our teacher, Nora Lobjanidze, is settling in to McCook and enjoying the people. We've had a good three weeks of classes behind us now and things are starting to settle in. We are both very thankful for all the people that have signed up and started taking classes with us. Divine Productions is implementing a Quick Takes photography day once per month. We started this past Monday (October 19th) with a fall theme and it was lots of fun although a few people were unable to keep thier appointments due to sickness. We've got our next one scheduled for November 15th and 16th with a Christmas theme -- BUT we can also do our standard backgrounds if you prefer to not do a holiday theme. Divine Productions is also gearing up for a busy holiday season doing video transfers and photo slideshows. Game On just turned the corner on 2 full years of being in business and it's been a wild ride. Tanner and myself are getting ready for some pretty spectacular specials for Christmas by doing a daily special on Facebook. Our page is at http://www.facebook.com/gameongames and if you want to learn of the new special everyday -- become a fan and follow our daily deals.

I took a break from movies while getting Spotlight Studios up and running but I've went back with a vengeance this week by watching Surrogates, Where the Wild Things Are, and Transformers 2. Surrogates was a good sci-fi action flick with the usual Bruce Willis awesomeness and I would recommend it. Where the Wild Things Are is not a movie to watch while you are tired -- I fell asleep. So, my review isn't exactly my review -- it's more what I heard about from my wife afterwards. She loved it and thought the symbolism and all that junk was great and very well done. I was obviously just tired. Transformers 2 was reviewed by myself in theatres and is now releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray. The original review can be found at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/15493.... I loved it in theatres and still do. Already bought it on Blu-Ray.

I can't really catch up on gaming as I'm so far behind on video games. I try all of them a bit, but not enough to get into them. On the other hand, I have been doing a decent amount of card games again. World of Warcraft Trading Card Game is a very addictive game and I quit for a bit but now I've got a group of friends that are into it and we have been playing quite a bit down at Game On. Every Sunday, Game On hosts a tournament for the WOW TCG (World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, if you didn't already pick that up) and there has been some intense competition for the title of 'Battleground Master.' You see, each week that you play you score 'points' by playing certain cards, winning and other things. The player with the most points at the end of the month gets named the Battleground Master, but ALSO gets a $30 prize on top of all the prizes that are won on a weekly basis. It's a lot of fun and has been taking up my Sunday Afternoons, but its good to have a little break from work.

Overall, I've just been so busy with all kinds of stuff that I have forgotten to take a few minutes and blog about it all. I hope to change all that, so stay tuned, comment, ask questions and all that jazz as I struggle through updating this blog as often as humanly possible.

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.