From The Boat. Off The Boat. The Boy.

July 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm (Big Sky, Day to Day, For Mason, Mason Pics, Nature, Picture Posts, Posts In Pictures, Summer, Vacation) (, , , , , , , )


Kentucky Lake somewhere. Samsung Galaxy S4. Below is the boat, sort of. He likes the picture because you can see the image so sharply. It’s good. And now I have to go. Should I post his self portrait? I need to update the “About Us” page and I am hoarding all these pictures of the kids as they age. But, what the heck, they are so good looking, multiple postings can’t hurt. I changed the title to suit my comments after the fact. It’s always a work in progress over here. Stick around because later I have pictures of…Fire!! Oh yes, it’s gonna be a good weekend already.



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September 19, 2009 at 11:16 pm (Fire, Pictures) (, , )


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I think we’re the demons…

September 19, 2009 at 10:43 pm (Fire, Movies) (, , , , , , , )

You really can’t watch more opposite movies back to back than Mask (the Cher/Sam Elliott/Eric Stoltz one) and Natural Born Killers.

Rusty and Rocky and Mickey and Mallory.

Add about 10 hours of aging and its effects and loss and grief and death and dying. Throw in a bottle of wine and some drinking music and the unknown isn’t as scary as it was just a few hours ago. Sunday will be here soon and the fun will be over for another week. I’m going to try and do something constructive tomorrow.

But tonight is for mayhem.

[Mickey:] “The whole world’s coming to an end, Mal.” [Mallory:] “I see angels, Mickey. They’re comin’ down for us from
heaven. And I see you ridin’ a big red horse. You’re drivin’ the horses, whippin’ ’em. And they’re spittin’ and barfin’ all
on you now. They’re coming right at us. And I see the future. There’s no death ’cause you and I, we’re angels.” [Mickey:] “I
love you, Mal…” [Mallory:] “I know you do, baby. I’ve loved you since the day we met.”

Anyone who’s ever had a heart
Wouldn’t turn around and break it
And anyone who’s ever played a part
Wouldn’t turn around and hate it

Sweet Jane

You’re waiting for Jimmy down in the alley
Waiting there for him to come back home
Waiting down on the corner
And thinkin’ of ways to get back home

Sweet Jane

Anyone who’s ever had a dream
Anyone who’s ever played a part
Anyone who’s ever been lonely
And anyone who’s ever split apart

Heavenly wine and roses
Seem to aspire to me
When you smile

… Now you can go anywhere you want, baby.

—Rusty Dennis

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Warrior Dash! Video! As promised!

July 20, 2009 at 9:53 am (Day to Day, Video, Warrior Dash) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

These are all pretty short so take a look!

Number 1: Starting the Race

Number 2: The Second Loop–Looking Tired

Number 3: THE MUD!

That’s all for my videos, but I found this one after I posted mine. This was from another competitor who was way ahead of us in the end, but he just so happened to be starting in our same wave. He has some good video of our start from the back as opposed to our footage from the front. You can kind of see us in front of him in line a little bit here and there, but Mason is in the video for a nice cameo at about the 1:25 mark. This runner also has some good shots of the fire and some of the energy before and after the race!

We will be back next year! I hope you enjoy the videos!

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Happy Birthday Amanda!!

July 17, 2009 at 10:29 am (Day to Day, Flowers, Phone Camera, Pictures, Warrior Dash) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It is Friday the 17 th! My sister’s official birthday! And I see we are reading this webpage a little more regularly now. Thank you! AND making comments. Thank you again!

So, I never got back here yesterday because normal people stuff takes up more time than I thought, which is probably why I don’t do it on a regular basis. But I payed the bills, bought some groceries, tidied up the house a bit…we even had an overnight guest (the kids friend). Next up is laundry—have to get that dang pile down, posting more exciting things from yesterday when I was out in the world (Dodge Challenger…oooh) and basically waiting for my sissy today to come over!

The plan is for her to come here. We are going to have as nice birthday dinner while we can still eat through our mouths and not the feeding tube they will have to put in along with the full body casts that they put on when you break every bone in your body doing some crazy athletic race-type event because you think it’s cool. Then we’ll leave at 5 in the morning tomorrow and prepare for an all liquid diet for the next month! Kidding, I’m sure. We are highly trained athletes. Used to extreme adventures and bad terrain. WE ARE WARRIORS!!

Here are some true excerpts from the e-mail we got:


Brace yourselves for the wildest 3.75 miles of your life, a battleground full of dangerous and insane obstacles!  Warriors, prepare to battle.

That doesn’t seem to bad, right? Then it’s all blah, blah, details about packet pick-up, parking, etc… And then this:

Danger Warning

Please understand portions of Warrior Dash are truly extreme – your best judgment and respect for every participant is expected and appreciated.

This is no joke:  there really will be fire, swamps, extreme hills, etc.  We urge you to take special caution when entering the forest immediately before Splintering Spools because the hill is extremely steep (too steep to run down) and there’s limestone jutting out of the hill in several areas.

Excuse me, while I go poo in my pants. “Splintering” spools doesn’t sound too bad, you know, splinters in my knees and hands maybe…unless it’s like giant shards of wood sticking out…It’s the “steep hill” and “jutting limestone” that concerns me. I would like to NOT crack my skull open on a piece of extreme rock. Fire, swamps…I guess if I’m wet already I can’t technically catch on fire right??

At any rate, I’m getting a stomach ache thinking about it!

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER!! We are going to have SO much fun tomorrow!! I’ll make sure Mom gets us a room at the hospital together!!

Here are some flowers from my front wildflower landscape thing I tried to create! Aren’t they pretty? Won’t they be soothing to look at through giant, swollen, teary, puffy, black and blue eyes?? Ha.

For all you other folks who can only imagine…check out the web here for the actual event,

And here for the Face Book Link.

I don’t have it but some of the comments are funny.

Here’s your pictures Amanda! Happy B-day! Love, Me!


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Learning all kinds of new tricks!

June 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm (Butterflies, Caterpillars, Day to Day) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I know I’ve been doing this about 4 months now, but I need LOTS of time to learn, use, embrace, cherish and share the technology I come across. Most things, almost everyone that can work a mouse, already knows, but I have been blind to. Ah, regrets.

Anyway, I’ve been off a few days putting out fires…THAT I STARTED!! Lesson to self…STOP BURNING SH*T!! But I think everything is OK now. Now I can get back to boring my very limited audience in all the mundane, stupid things I do all day, every day. Lucky.

Today I: (sister style) (please check back later for a post explaining  her newly acquired nickname—see if you can figure out which one it is!—we had FUN over the weekend!!)

1. Checked E-mail.

2. Paid some bills.

3. Balanced checkbooks.

4. Went to doctor. (First of my physical exams/tests/etc…that I need for school!! Went smooth! Accomplished much. Yay! Love helping other people….hate going to the doc myself.)

5. Went to final Honor Roll Assembly for year at kids school. (Missed Stevie’s[10:15 am], made Mason’s[1:30 pm]. Actually almost didn’t make it to the later one because there was a scuffle at the bank I stopped at to deposit a check. Crazy. I was soooo sorry I sent my check up that little tube and was stuck sitting there waiting for my stuff. This was outside too! I thought for sure cops were going to pull up any minute…anyway, I got to leave after like 10 minutes so I have to check the news later and see if anything went down…)

Oh yeah…and the kids both got High Honors AND medals for having High Honors all year, every semester. Plus Perfect Attendence. Good job guys!!!

6. Mailed bills.

7. Picked up kids.

8. Went over to BF’s Mom’s to take out garbage and what not…(she had minor foot surgery in case you forgot–she’s ok).

9. Went to CVS. (Snacks—starving!! Didn’t want to eat in case I needed fasting blood work, and then kind of ran out of time–bought really healthy stuff like Trail Mix, but actually ate Cheese Puffs…staying on the track ain’t easy…)(Also, check back for another, later post about the huge mistake I made at the Fuddrucker’s eating Establishment…wasn’t quite “eating-until-I-die”…but it wasn’t the “healthiest choice” (even though I thought it might be at the time) either.).

(What’s up with all these parenthesis and periods??)

10. Typing now, while kids are outside traumatizing innocent catepillars just trying to metamorphisize into beautiful butterflies. They just came flying into the house (the kids) to tell me that,  “There are five, OMG, five MOMMY!!! Monarchs!!”

“Do we have a container to put them in?”

“Do we have a new sponge to make them food?”

Apparently, caterpillar diet is the naturally occuring, sugar-water-on-a-cut-up-sponge.

“No, mom, that’s just what we fed them in class.” Oh. Never raised butterflies at school. I missed out.

OMG!! For real….I have been SUCKED in! My neighbor and the kids are creating a caterpillar nursery in a milk jug and sponges and sugar water and sticks and nets for cocoons…and they really are so interesting and creepy at the same time. There are 8 so far that are crawling all over the ground between our two houses. NEW UPDATE: just in the last 5 minutes: There are 11 now. Eleven orphan caterpillars.

I have to go look up caterpillar/butterfly care/housing on the internet RIGHT NOW! But I’ll be back later. Here’s the first pics of our new family below.

I’m also going to post a YouTube video–my original intent—Video Remake/Bonnie Tyler/Total Eclipse of the Heart (one of my favs as you know if you’ve been reading any of my music lists). Re-done, funny and clever!—that’s after the Nursery pics!

Enjoy a song while you wait for more updates!

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May 20, 2009 at 6:35 pm (Pictures) (, )


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Ethen’s Train & Fire List

May 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

1. Crazy Train / Ozzy Osbourne

2. Morning Train (Nine To Five) / Sheena Easton

3. My Engine Is With You / Bush

4. Rock N Roll Train / AC/DC

5. That’s Alright / Fleetwood Mac

6. Downbound Train / Bruce Springsteen

7. Peace Train / Cat Stevens

8. A Train Not Running / Chris Knight

9. Nightrain / Guns N’ Roses

10. Machinehead / Bush

11. Fire Woman / The Cult

12. Light My Fire / The Doors

13. I’m On Fire / Bruce Springsteen

14. Fire And Ice / Pat Benatar

15. Through The Fire And Flames / Dragonforce

16. Settin’ The Woods On Fire / Johnny Burns

17. Rooms On Fire / Stevie Nicks

18. Fire / Jimi Hendrix

19. House Of Fire / Alice Cooper but sung by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

20. Wildfire / Michael Murphey

21. Crossfire / Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble

22. Paper In Fire / John Mellencamp

23. Play With Fire / The Rolling Stones

24. Fire Burning / Stevie Nicks

25. Ring Of Fire / Johnny Cash

26. She’s On Fire / Train

27. Sex On Fire / Kings Of Leon

28. All Fired Up / Pat Benatar

29. Come On Baby / Wakefield

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Extra Heat

May 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , , )

1. Heat Of The Moment / Asia

2. Burnin’ For You / Blue Oyster Cult

3. Hot Child In The City / Nick Gilder

4. The Heat / Needtobreathe

5. Freewheel Burning / Judas Priest

6. Hot Kiss / Juliette & The Licks

7. Burnin’ Up / Jonas Brothers

8. Heat Wave (Love Is Like A) / Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

9. Burning The Water Brown / Killradio

10. Hot Hot Hot / Arrow

11. Burn, Burn / Lostprophets

12. Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance) / Craig David

13. Burn Up The Road / Operator

14. Hot Rod Rock / Edd Byrnes

15. Which One Of The Two Of Us Is Gonna Burn This House Down? / The Star Spangles

16. Drunk And Hot Girls / Kanye West feat. Mos Def

17. Hot N Cold / Katy Perry

18. This Is Why I’m Hot / Mims

19. You’re So Damn Hot / OK Go

20. One Hot Coma / Paris, Texas

21. Some Like It Hot / The Power Station

22. Burning Heart / Survivor

23. They’re Red Hot / Robert Johnson

24. Burning Down The House / Talking Heads

25. Hot Night Crash / Sahara Hotnights

26. The Heat Is On / Glenn Frey

27. You Make Me Feel Like A Whore / Everclear

28. Hot For Teacher / Van Halen

29. In The Heat Of The Night / Pat Benatar

30. Hot Blooded / Foreigner

31. Burning Love / Wynonna

32. Hot In The City / Billy Idol

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