Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bright Side

The market went down 800 points and people are lining up to buy bread, milk and gas and we're probably all gonna die. At least my fantasy football team won.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Nashville's biggest star accompanied by a young river dance duo.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dairy Queen

During a road trip to west Texas last year, we stopped in at a Dairy Queen where locals had a wall to hang their individual coffee mugs. I assume Al and Stubby were laid to rest with their faithful cups that carried them through each and every west Texas morning.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008


For reasons I can't explain, this life sized replica was inside TGI
Fridays. It's probably the coolest thing ever.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


The LA galaxy were staying in our hotel last night in Chicago. A girl
in our group took this pic of Mr. fancy pants.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Her Royal Highness

Generic Business Guy Part 2

I even ordered a tall even though that means small.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


For the first time in my life I'm going out of town on a business trip
and debating if this is a step up or a step down. I'm also trying
desperately hard to blend in with the masses of generic business guy.
I plan on using words like projects and integration, I've tucked in my
shirt, and....iPhone...lots of iPhone.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Last Monday's To do list:

Fix Mailbox
Tar over roof spots
Spray mold remover in attic and above kitchen waterspots
Bathroom : cocking and saw off screws
Add baseboards
Sell cabinet on craigslist. Attach doors.
Clean garage
Oil change for suburban
Call lowes about rebate
Check library for Deep Survival
Buy DVD and burn pictures

Sunday, September 21, 2008


My brother Alan correctly suggests that this guy should be granted instant US Citizenship.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Both my kids and my wife love black licorice. It's so nasty. I'm the
only sane one under this roof, and I'm starting to feel like Will Smith in I am Legend.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Senior Adult Banquet

The senior adult pastor aka Woody managed to sweet talk the local
tractor dealership in aiding his effort to decorate the quarterly held
Senior Adult Banquet. One check mark in the victory column please.

Helicopter Ride


Thursday, September 18, 2008

You make the call

North American cultures collide daily in our house, and I'm seeking the undisputed wisdom of internet surfer for a ruling. What is the proper name of this advanced swinging maneuver?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The New Bathroom

Here it is - - the new & improved bathroom (still awaiting baseboards):
It was definitely a learning experience doing the whole thing ourselves....

***Note to self - next time, before buying & staining a new cabinet, make sure that it will fit through the door. That would be much better than not measuring correctly, and having to buy two new cabinets, one of which will now sit in your garage forevermore.***

Even with a few minor detours, it turned out really well - thanks to Ryan & my Dad!

The Face

In my mind youtube has a face.  And that face is Andy Mckee.  This one is for you Mirk.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Vitek's: Waco, TX

Get ready to live.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Avoiding the Cardinal Sin

The cardinal sin in poker, worse than playing bad cards, worse even than figuring your odds incorrectly, is becoming emotionally involved." - Katy Lederer

That's why it's sometimes best to fold your hand and place an order for some Chernobyl sized shrimp.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jury Duty Part 2

One day of jury selection. One day of trial. And about 4 hours of
jury deliberation before returning a verdict of guilty for the
transport of a controlled substance. I did feel at one point, like I
was witnessing a legendary game of mafia.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Blue Bell's new flavor

Hello?...(tap, tap) this thing on?'s been awhile since I have posted. A long while. So long that one friend threw down a blogging challenge to me, and another threatened to cancel her subscription. So, I'm back. The computer is functional now, so watch out.....especially you Ana.
Since I have been gone awhile, I thought I would do a quick run through of the last....while.
We spent some (more) time in Ohio:

Then we went to Colorado:

I had never been to Colorado in the summer before, and I loved it!

Larson has picked up a new hobby.

Secily, of course, wanted to join in the fun.

We have had to re-do our bathroom

And I have officially become....a soccer Mom.

The summer went by too fast!
We are now getting into fall schedule, and starting to get busy. One of my favorite memories as a girl was coming home from Wednesday night church activities; we would come home in the freezing cold and into the house where my Mom would have popcorn and hot chocolate waiting for us. Tonight was the first night of Wednesday night activities at our church. Larson started Cubbies. I guess I'm going to have to stock up on my popcorn.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

True Story

5th grade. The only year I played school basketball. That is until I decided to try out for the the Wylie High School varsity team my Senior year. A senior could not be cut from the varsity team because they weren't eligible for the JV team. In the school's history only once a Senior failed to make the team. This individual was told he wasn't quite good enough to ever play but he decided to stay on the team anyway. I made up my mind early that if faced with "the talk" I would save face and quit. The summer before my senior year I went to three basketball camps and spent countless hours in the gym. I affectionately earned the label gym rat and well established members of the team would say things like "Coach has to keep you on the team as at least a defensive specialist". It was apparent to all that I was highly dedicated and hustle was my motto. Equally apparent was a lack of basketball knowledge and athleticism.

Day one Abilene Christian Basketball camp- First thing we did was divide into groups and practice drills so the Coaches could evaluate our strengths. "Alright guys, three man weave". "Go". Starting at half court a guy to my right passed me the ball. I took two dribbles and launched a wide open three. Air. I think one coach shook his head. I had never heard of the 3 man weave.

One week before the start of the season the Coach calls me into his office.

"I appreciate you coming out for the team this year." Pause. I feel slightly sick like I just sucked on a battery. "If you want to stay on the team you can but you won't play". We shook hands and with those words this picture remains the only one of me in uniform.

The only senior in school history to get "cut" from the team before me? His name was Chunk.

True Story.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

The Good Life

A golf course with cows? Destination: Vernon, TX U.S.A.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Emergency Dinner

When all else fails, its time to call for back up. Four TV dinners
and an industrial size pitcher of Kool Aid.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008


NFL starts Thursday, and I'm ready.