Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
A Bad Thing Happened at the WalMart Bathroom....
Elaine and I had to make a run to a pretty ghetto Wal-Mart last night for some supplies...and we both had really horrible bathroom experiences.
The walmart bathrooms have those automatic sinks that turn on when you put your hands under them --- but they are so extremely shallow that you are almost forced to touch the sides or bottom of the sink to get your hands underneath the flow of water.....which wouldn't be that big of a deal if there wasn't a baseball size gooey mess of gum that some kid had placed in the sink.
Elaine experienced a little exhibitionism when she walked in...2 larger ladies using the toilets with the doors open. (blech).
I won't be going to the bathroom anymore there. Scared. Truly scared.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
First we shot 2 different 12 gauge shotguns...one pump-action police issue overstock that kicked nicely. I like it when the recoil is pretty harsh...seems a little more sporting that way.
Then we stepped over to the pistol range where I got to try out a couple of different hand guns. My favorite was the glock... Today felt very redneck - but very fun.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
Elaine recently moved to the Uptown branch of Republic Title. At the bottom of her building, there is a sandwich place called Which Wich. Pretty good stuff.
For all you Wacoans, it's kinda like Quizno's goes to Heitmiller's where you fill out your order on a little form and turn it in.
Tonight, we're going to see :
The Omen. Everyone needs a good horror flick now and again.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Elaine and I are on our little mini-vacation....tonight was filled with big band music in an awesome Brentwood park...
Earlier in the week, we were at the wedding of Ray and Sarah Green. Even though it was regularly meant to be outside and was rained out --- it was very cool.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Elaine and I went to see Gavin perform at Gilley's on Monday night. Though it was initally a little odd to be at Gilley's after Reunion had held church there a few months back, it turned out to be an awesome night.
Gavin. What can you say? He's normal, he's cool, and he's dang talented. He threw in a couple of new ones, and I'm excited to see what comes out on his next album.
In other news - there's a guy that's a little Gavin-esque. His name is Jimmy Needham. Check him out... www.jimmyneedham.com
Monday, May 08, 2006
While Elaine and I were displaced from our house, we stayed in the Verandas on Gaston.
While we were there we met a guy (who we'll call Jack for the sake of our story).
Jack was a cool guy. Manager of a store in North Park Mall and pretty friendly. He also had a cool dog that Harrison really got along with. We'll call the dog Spot.
One night we pass Jack on the stairs up to our place and he asks, "Are you guys up to no good?" I reply no. And then as he continues walking away from us I yell , "At least not yet" and follow it up with a healthy fake laugh.
20 minutes later he comes up to our place and asks if we want to come hang out. Even though it's almost 11 on a Thrusday night, we agree to go. By this time we can kinda tell that Jack's a little jacked....probably just a little tipsy.
We go down to his place. Harrison and Spot are having a great time playing. Jack is really relaxed on his couch. Then all the sudden he pops up and grabs a device under his cabinet. It looked something like this :
As he started lighting the thing up he said, "I'm so glad you guys are stoners." Elaine and I exchange pretty bewildered glances and I say, "Well, actually, we're not." He says, "You're not?!?" And after having already taken a few drags, attempts to put the thing out and then gets up and shoves it back under a counter.
Before we know it, he's saying how early he has to get up the next morning to go to work.
It was so wild to encounter Mary Jane at this stage in life. But, at least Jack didn't think I was a stiff, rigid person...
Friday, April 28, 2006
When it rains it pours. Seriously. I'm currently trying to get our Impala towed across town because it decided to die last night around 10. I had just started getting used to living in our home again since the tree incident... It's always something.
In other good news, I've passed both my Series 6 & 63 licensing exams in order to be able to sell securities. I'm excited about building my business. Hopefully all the rain in April will bring about great things in May.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
But I got to thinking this morning that everyone might be a little happier if they were a little more animalistic. My dog, Harrison, has the same exact routine everyday, but he's always happy to do it. If he ever does get bored, he doesn't take it out on anyone else. If we could all be a little more like that....
Friday, March 24, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
On top of all that, Dallas took 10+ inches of rain. Luckily, my father and cousin were here to help secure the roof so that we weren't swimming in our house.
So, we now embark on finding out the extent of our damage and getting people to work on this house.
I'm proud of our sturdy little house, though. It handled it really well.
Oh - and Harrison was the only one home when it fell. He's been a little trooper as well.
I can't get any of the other pics to upload right now...but i'll do it later
Friday, March 03, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
But this year was better than it's been for me (and I hope for Elaine) in the past.
When I left in the morning to take Harrison to the lake, I noticed that Elaine locked the door behind her as she left for work...and I thought to myself, "ha...my wife locks me in" --- which, is a sweet thing. I guess she doesn't want anyone to come and steal me or something.
So, when I get back from the lake, I notice that the TV is on in the living room, and my Itunes are playing in the study. I didn't really think too much of it. I mean, the door was still locked.
In a few minutes I get an email from Elaine that says, "are you going crazy?". I say no. And she responds with "Are you hearing things". I call her and she answers the phone laughing because she thinks she's so funny. She forget something, and had to run home...and thought it would 'freak me out' to turn everything on. She got the hugest kick out of it....I laughed just because she thought she was so funny.
We finished the night off at Terilli's on Greeneville. If you ever go, get the Italian Nachos...
Thursday, February 09, 2006
The 2006 Grammy Awards in Pictoral Review
Stevie and Alicia opened the evening by singing a little bit of Stevie's "Higher" acapella. Awesome. Set the mood for the entire night. They dedicated it to Coretta Scott King.
U2 let Mary J. Blidge get on stage and sing...why? Good question. She added a few good screams in some way too tight pants.
U2 and Mary sang together on Kirk Franklin's song "Lean on Me" back in the day with Crystal Lewis and R. Kelly. They should've let Crystal sing. But props to U2 for stretching a little and collaborating with someone outside of their box.
But really, what's with the CoExist U2 is always promoting. I believe in peace --- but when you flash the word 'One' in hundreds of languages across the screen and then flash the COEXIST
sign, I get a little confused.
Sly Stone was resurrected. At 61, Sly, with a fake blond mohawk, looked and moved more like a dancer out of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. But we'll cut him slack (a lot...and then some more) for all the great jams.
Madonna, Madge, opened the show...along with Gorillaz (yes...the animated band). She looks pretty dang good for her age.
I think Kelly Clarkson won 2 Grammys. From American Idol to Grammys. Nice. But the poor girl wouldn't stop crying. Her performance was good --- but she just doesn't ever need to speak in public. Ever.
Poor guy. Of all nights to dress poorly. Something about the gloves reminded me of OJ. But the performance of "Gold Digger" with the band theme was amazing.
Mariah hasn't won a grammy since 1990 - but last night she won 3. She sang "Fly like a Bird" with Hezekiah Walker's choir. Amazing singer and songwriter.
Coldplay. Dang good songs.
Worst New Artist : Sugarland.
They remind us of everything we hate about country music.
Probably my favorite part of the night was Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock. Herbie's got some mad piano skilss...and well... Christina -- Way to represent for the white folk.
Monday, February 06, 2006
Feb 6 Today
Sunny with gusty winds. Cooler. High 57F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Feb 6 Tonight
Mostly clear. Low near 35F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 7 Tomorrow
Sunshine. High 64F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 7 Tomorrow night
A few clouds from time to time. Low 38F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 8 Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 30s.
Feb 9 Thursday
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
Feb 10 Friday
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 30s.
Feb 11 Saturday
Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 20s.
Feb 12 Sunday
Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.
Feb 13 Monday
Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 30s.
Feb 14 Tuesday
Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.
Feb 15 Wednesday
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 40s
Friday, January 27, 2006
I like dark movies. Brotherhood of the Wolf, Matrix, The Cell, Underworld.... I'm a fan of them all.
Recently we went to see Underworld II : Evolution. It was great : vampires and the whole bit. But why do they have to throw in the obligatory sex scene? I really don't get it... does anyone really enjoy it? It just seems so pointless to me. They say that sex sells, but who is going to go see Underworld for the 20 second sex scene? I don't think that the scene helps this movie sell --- but what do I know...