Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yeah, I'm lovin' it......

Afternoon at Mickey D's. Just got through with shopping for Moma's day, treating the kids to a little fun. I'm not a McDonald's hater, but some things should be not be legal to sell. Yeah, I'm lovin' it, just like prison group shower....

Cause that's the way I roll.....

I don't know who the target customer is for this, but if it's for you then you just know. I'm thinking gold chain and Dingo boots. Oh, and lots of chest hair. Womern's can't resist a dingo man (little shout out to Unknown Hinson).

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A night at the movies......

One good thing about kids is that you get to relive some of your firsts. The first time we took Bug to the movies I was instantly transported to being 5 or 6 years old and my first movie. Now every time we go, I still get that same feeling.

Tonights forecast....Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs....Topped off with dinner at Umi's (Japanese steakhouse)

Tip of the day: Always get the super large popcorn. That's what the kids look forward to the most.

(Sunshine was present but not photogenic)

Friday, September 18, 2009

What about pictures

From the McDonalds on Spillway Road in Jackson MS.

Is this thing on?

Testing. Testing. Is this thing on?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

So much time and so little to do...scratch that..reverse it

They say that the summer solstice is the longest day of the year (June 21). I would like to argue that December 24th is actually the longest day (if you under 10 years old). Today we will spend the day trying to rein in Bug and Sunshine. Entertain. We will spend the day watching Christmas specials on TV and checking the Santa radar on the computer.

Christmas is an emotional time of the year. I think more so than any other. Memories (happy or sad) of Christmas's past come rampaging through. We have had several deaths in our community during the last few weeks. The families affected will be spending their first Christmas without their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, father, son, etc. That makes an impression. I have a link to the Fat Cyclist on my side bar. This will probably be his last Christmas with his wife. How can you cope with that?

Of course their are happy memories too. Those happy times as a child. The Christmas I proposed to my beloved Bride. Each of the kids first Christmas. The family dinners. Times when everything seemed so right in the world.

My heart goes out to those that will have a tough time this year. I'm not talking about not getting that ipod you wanted. I'm talking about grief, depression, loneliness. I offer a word of encouragement. "This too shall pass" It will get better. The sun will shine again. I pray that God will give you peace, comfort, mercy.

To those of you who are having a great Christmas, take a look around. Surely there is someone you could reach out too. Send a card. Take a plate of cookies.

Reach out and put your arm around someone today.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Rain..Rain.. Go Away....

So technically it didn't rain today. But it has rained a lot in the last month (see yesterday's post). The ground is still saturated.

Right here is where I was going to insert a picture of my mountain bike with gobs of red clay stuck all over it.......but I can't find it. That will be a post on it's own.

Anyway, I thought since this was "supposed" to be a blog with a bicycle angle and I had yet to write anything about riding, this would be my first. So use your imagination.

The area in which I live has a high content of clay in the soil. This makes the mud extremely slick and sticky. Is that a contradiction? I can remember as a kid walking through this sticky concoction. With each step, your shoe size grows. Pretty soon, they look like snow shoes (like I'd know what they look like). Now imagine that happening to a bike tire. Pretty quick your bike looks like this.

So what have we learned today.

1. There has to be a better way to organize photos where they can be found.
2. If it's wet stay at home. It's better on your bike and the trail.
3. We learned that Cornbread only has two points.