Whirlwind Missions

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Lester! Podcast! Mission! Groceries! 1.16.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:40 pm  

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery -627- “Polite Awakening.”

Just click on the title and GROOVE! Be polite and improve!

It got cold outside and in my room last night!

I keep my Mac on my lap in the bed with a blanket over it. It warms up nicely!

Studied. Progress!

I’m continuing my resolution from 2018 of memorizing scripture and poetry. Usually I come across a passage of scripture that I really resonate with, and I focus on that. Poetry is a little different. LOTS of stuff out there. What’s the most fun to learn by heart. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carol and Ozymandius by Percy Bysshe Shelley are my two favorites to quote. Although I really enjoy Tyger by William Blake. I found a book on Amazon titled “100 Best Poems to Memorize.” Pretty much a book for everything!

Great lunch with my brother Lester Ruiz! What a blessing he is to me. I’m glad I’ve started reaching out to people.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery. Love it.

Today was my Indian name, “Full Sun Moon.”

Great time at the mission with the kids!

I shot a promo for Meadowbrook church today. Trying to do something in 20 seconds takes skill.

Maybe you heard that the Super Bowl will be in Atlanta this year!

Got the groceries.

I got comms in for the Playa! I’m hoping to put them into good use here in the ATL as well.

It’s a compact size and has a loop for a carabiner at the top. Great thinking. I charges nigh batteries via USB. I will probably use standard AA batteries. They have more oomph than the rechargeables.

Model # SC307-3C

I got the thin mirror sheets in as well. I cut some of it up and put it on my jacket to see who it will look on the lab coat. I think it’ll be terrific.

Absolutely shocked I didn’t take a picture of it.

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Matt! Tito! Anthony! Azalea! 1.15.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:05 pm  

Had a great talk with my buddy, Matt Hale last night! All the way from Perth, Australia! That’s 13 hours ahead of us in the ATL. Great talking plans for the desert trip in August!

Fun lunch with my brother Tito Ruiz today!

He’s part of my Contact Resolution for 2019!

Deposited checks on the way to the mission.

Also got in touch with my best friend Anthony. Fun talk with him as well.

Great time with the mission kids!

Studied Español when I got home from the mission. Listened to Tito’s sermon on the way home. Great for learning!

Admin duties now.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Girls! Aldi! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:08 pm  

I thought I had lunch meeting with some church friends today. Turns out I was a week early! More time with the girls!

I went for groceries with Ashley. I saw this sign on the way in to Aldis.

Aldis was an interesting place. I normally only shop at Walmart.

Worked with the kids at the mission!

They finished their studies pretty quick then went into play mode. After a while I sent them home. Just gets too crazy.

Imagine this going back and forth about 50 mph.

Talked to AAA this evening about a bill. The chip on my card stopped working so I had to get a replacement. It’s the same number, but the expiration date is different. I had to let them know the change or the service stops. We’ve had lots of older cars. AAA is pretty much mandatory IMH.

Heard from my buddy Matt Hale today! Looks like he’ll be going to Burning Man with us! Super psyched about that.

Studied Español when I got home from the mission.

I listened to Eng/Span sermons by Tito on the way home. Great practice.

Admin duties now.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Podcast! Plants! 1.13.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:29 pm  

Studied. You know it!

There are a lot of things to research when you’re going to the desert for a week. One of the challenges is comms. Phones do not work out there, or shouldn’t be counted on. These little two ways should do the trick, plus will be fun with the kids.

Recorded a new podcast! Always my best therapy!

Played some BO4.

Watered my plants.

Put the new recordings onto my computer.

Admin duties now.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Burning Man! Anthony! Rob! 1.12.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:12 pm  

Saw two raccoons last night. Always fills me with joy.

Studied. You know the drill.

I started actively doing research on my upcoming trip to the desert in August. Burning Man is considered the largest installation of modern art on the planet.

I’ll be part of this camp. I’ll do entertaining things!

Had a great talk with my buddy Anthony about it.

As well as my new friend Rob Gould.

Played some Black Ops 4.

Admin duties now.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Girls! Plaza Fiesta! 1.11.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:02 pm  

Another poem I’m working on.

Studied. Shocking news.

Released Verbal Surgery -626-
“Scary Hair.”

Link on Facebook.

Had a great time with the girls!

We used to call Ashley “Pico” when she was little.

My kids are AWESOME!

Beautiful sunset.

We got our W2s in today.

Started working on plans for a trip to the California and Nevada.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Birmingham! Zoo! Antiques! 1.10.10

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:51 pm  

Studied. You guessed it.

Had a fun chat with my buddy Anthony!

Kathy and I really liked this place.

Super cold this morning. 26!

Went to the Zoo!

Weird, right?

I liked the art on the wall at the Mexican Lindo restaurant we ate at.

I shot a series on the animals of the carousel at the zoo.

This reminded me of home.

Flamingoes were my favorite today. They were super close.

I dig animals.

Everything is beautiful to me.


Went to look at Antique stuff in Leeds. I liked the figurines. I shot these all in Portrait mode which gives a distinctive Depth of field. PLUS, when you upload them to Facebook it can create a 3D image. How groovy is that?

So I’m always looking for good depth of field shots.

I remember this book from the early 70s. I learned a lot of guitar from this book.

I found these glasses at the zoo. I picked them up for Penelope. But I think they look pretty good on me.

Unpacked the car.

Admin duties now. I love having my Mac so I can see up with stuff when I’m on the road. Way better than just trying to do it with my iPhone.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Car! Meadowbrook! 1.9.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:54 pm  

Studied Español!

Working on Dylan Thomas poem, “The force that drives the green fuse.”

Washed my car before the trip.

Blew the leaves out of the garage and off the driveway.

Went on safari to Birmingham, AL to speak at Meadowbrook BC.

I’ve never seen a black toilet before.

I spoke at the Wednesday evening service for the youth.

Fun time with some great kids. Looking forward to seeing them soon on a mission trip to the ATL!

Admin duties now.

Fun to have my Mac Air with me!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Mission! Altima! 1.8.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:06 pm  

Studied Español!

Released Verbal Surgery -625- “Tough Gloves.”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Our relationships need an overhaul regularly. Try on Tough Gloves for size!

Uploaded to server.

Link on Facebook.

Cleaned my shoes yesterday. Gave them a shot of paint last night. Not perfect, but definitely whiter.

Recorded an episode of VS this morning. I had planned to be with my friend Jon Paul. He was sick, so we’ll have to try again.

Helped the kids at the mission.

Went the church to check on the mail as well as get supplies from our storage area for the gig tomorrow in Birmingham, AL.

Listened to Spanish/English sermons on the way to the mission and home.

Played some Black Ops 4.

The screens on my phone.

Admin duties now.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Tire! Azalea! 1.7.19

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:50 pm  

Studied. Yeah. You know the drill.

Talked to the Cars for Kids group to get the Altima donation going. They had my phone number wrong, so I couldn’t access the online account.

I got Kathy’s seat to move forward. Just had to keep jiggling the switch.

Woke up with a text that Kathy’s rear driver’s side tire was going flat. It was about 30 pounds low.

Took around 20 minutes for my little compressor to do that. But she worked!

I’m getting back into my routine of study habits. I’ve continued to work on grammar in the mornings, but I haven’t had the chance to listen Tito’s sermons or the Madrid radio. I’ve spent hours back now. Including for an hour on my bike.

I took the Explorer with the leaking tire over to New Peachtree Tire. He’s the owner. He actually plugged a tire for me. Pretty impressed with that.

I put gas in K’s truck.

Ate lunch at Taco Veloz. I always think of Anthony Bourdain who shot an episode of his show in this location.

Went by FBC Doraville to pick up checks. AMEN!

To Bank of America to get the funds in the account.

Went to the mission. This was parked next to me.

Big crowd of kids came through the mission today.

The concrete jungle.

Welcome to Atlanta.

If Mr. Google took me home this way, I hate to think what the other routes were like. I actually took a right at that first overpass in the distance about 1/2 mile away.

Listened to Tito’s sermon on the way home and way to the mission.

Cleaned my fish tank when I got home.

Played some Black Ops 4.

Added to my Twitter feed. Just noticed that it had run out of posts. I’m usually way ahead. I added about two weeks worth this evening. The tweets are my version of sermon notes.


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