Classy All The Way

July 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm (Day to Day, Driving To Work, Employed Posts!, Posts In Pictures, Random Images, Stuff On Trucks, WOW Wednesday) (, , , , , )

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On the Port-A-Potty Express. This picture has many things that I like and am trying to include as new features and categories. Stuff On Trucks. Check. Driving To Work. Check. Random Images. Check. And it’s mostly blue. The color. I like pictures that have a lot of blue in them. Hence all the sky and clouds. But you know, they can’t all be sky and clouds. Of course I took this picture while driving on the highway to work. There was another truck exactly like this one right behind it. Full of the same cargo. I sort of got both in one shot but it doesn’t pack the same punch, I felt, as this one did. So there you go. I have to go to work but I wanted something new up here to jazz it up for Wednesday. Remember WOW Wednesday? Say it with me…WOW!

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And Meanwhile, Driving Down To Kentucky…

June 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm (Big Sky, Clouds, Day to Day, Family, For Stevie, Holiday, Nature, Road Trip, Stevie Pics, Summer, Thank You, Vacation, Weather) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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This was about 2 pm, Saturday, driving down, what I assume to be, I57, near the town of Mattoon. The kids are on their way to grandma’s with their dad. No one confirmed location for me, but the fastest way south is 57 from here. My daughter took this picture while it was happening. It’s a really good picture. Especially from a moving vehicle. She said it was only a funnel cloud when they saw it and she got a picture of it going back up. But I like this one. Very impressive. Then it hailed and rained so hard they couldn’t see and then it cleared. She texted, word for word, “It’s done now. Clear as a bell perfect now!” She sent a picture of the blind windshield but it’s just a grey square that kind of looks like smeary, foggy rain. This is the next picture she sent:

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The girl takes good pictures. I almost feel bad that while the kids are driving through weather and tornadoes, me and the BF are at the liquor store buying all kinds of alcohol for the BBQ we are going to later, and then something for the rest of the weekend. Without children. Eh. Life. I took equally stunning pictures of the new wines I just bought to try out, and then later, post and share my opinions with you, good people. Let me end this with the last two pictures she sent me, because they are also really good, and she knows that I LOVE pictures of the sky and clouds. And you probably, secretly, like them too or you wouldn’t have kept reading!  It’s OK. I thank you! Thank you thank you every day! It’s a peculiar world, this blogging, internet place; big and diverse, the way I like most things, but still managing to feel close and intimate, like we are all sharing this life through our words and images, the way we are taught that we could, if we lived in an ideal world. Hmm. Not one drop to drink yet, I swear it. Anyway, the sky…I’ll take the pics (or my daughter will), and you can look and move on. No one ever has to know. But we’ll know. Here is the first, with her comment, also word for word, “Look at that fat ass cloud.”:

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And the last, below, is just one of the sky. I assume it’s off to the side. It’s very pretty for some reason. Good color/contrast and lighting I think. If I don’t get back here tonight, be careful all. Weather or not, Saturday in the summer can be tricky. Stay safe. Later.

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Just so we’re clear: Spilling a load on the highway is NOT a good thing??

August 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm (Day to Day, News, Pictures, School News) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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For those of you who live and work in Chicago, that may or may not be funnier, than to some others. No one was hurt so I can joke a little. Please see the following news article:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1738200,bracket-interstate-80-082709.article

I have to add it because I didn’t write it. But here is a sample from it if you are too lazy to click, as I often am…It is from the Sun-Times, internet news source/wire…something…I really don’t know how it works, but I am just sharing info here, not claiming it as my own. See if you can spot my favorite part! Below.

Cars damaged after bracket load spills on I-80

August 27, 2009

STNGWire

A dozen vehicles were damaged Thursday morning and the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed after a semi-truck spilled metal brackets onto the road.

Truck driver Douglas Jordan of Houston  was cited with spilling a load onto the highway east of the Des Plaines River bridge, said Illinois State Trooper Mark Dorencz.  (HINT!! It’s right in this sentence!!)

A cardboard box holding the brackets became soaked from the rain and tore open,  Dorencz said. Eastbound I-80 was closed about 7 a.m. for 15 minutes.

OK, back to me now. I’m thinking the guy (or girl–don’t want to assume anything) who wrote the article was being funny. Your job is to write small news items on the internet everyday and you don’t know if anyone actually reads them, or at least beyond the first few lines, so you want to spice it up a bit! Flex the language skills. Make that degree earn its money. I would. There’s nothing really inaccurate about the article, but I love the phrasing. I’m a big word buff. A lover of big words or a big fan of actual English words…See?? I love the way words sound and look and string together to mean a million different things just by moving one around or altering a  punctuation mark. (I find myself to be annoying too most of the time, don’t worry, and I write WAY too much crap)

Anyway, I thought it was clever and humorous. And I am wasting time so I don’t have to study. No excuses. The BF is on his way home! The kids will be here shortly. We have a very quick birthday pop-in to do for the kids’ friend (Happy B-day Devin!) and then it’s Open House for Mason. We have to see the school and chat up the teachers. It’s perfect timing too, because Mason is already going to miss a day of school on Friday and I get to tell the teachers personally. Make sure he doesn’t have any homework like he said! Then dinner, bedtime, playtime, and I think I am getting back up. I am bone-ass tired from this week.  My adrenaline level is too high and I can’t sleep, and coffee builds up in the blood, but I have to get the required things for school done and out of my mind. I like to believe that I can study at any time, but I work best late at night, if, I don’t get on here. My peeps. I need to stay connected to my peeps. Look here! A whole paragraph dedicated to nothing, just so I don’t have to study. Terrible. I should do another playlist. I should go on I-Tunes. I joined FaceBook and that is a whole other connection I have to wire up. And then fight the urge to scope it out. There are too many people in this world that you never knew you knew and then more you forgot you knew. But they are all out there waiting…and your name is about to drop back into their stratosphere. Now how will you get on?

As a disclaimer, I know FaceBook is not new. But I have been avoiding it for those very reasons. This site is hard enough to maintain in an even slightly interesting way, but you get my point. There is no sum up. Just a finish. I’m out of words.

Alright, here’s another picture. It’s the city!

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Long Road Ahead

May 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , )

1. Middle Of The Road / The Pretenders

2. Road To Nowhere / Talking Heads

3. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road / Lucinda Williams

4. Highway To Hell / AC/DC

5. King Of The Road / Roger Miller

6. Thunder Road / Bruce Springsteen

7. Carefree Highway / Gordon Lightfoot

8. Ride / The Vines

9. Hard Road To Travel / Jimmy Cliff

10. Hitchin’ A Ride / Green Day

11. Seven Bridges Road / The Eagles

12. The Road We Travel / Ryan Myddleton

13. Drive / R.E.M.

14. On The Road Again / Canned Heat

15. Free Ride / Edgar Winter

16. Down The Road I Go / Don Williams

17. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road / Elton John

18. Roll On Down The Highway / Bachman-Turner Overdrive

19. Brickyard Road / Johnny Van Zant

20. Ventura Highway / America

21. Road To Nowhere / Ozzy Osbourne

22. Low Rider / War

23. Everyday Is A Winding Road / Sheryl Crow

24. The Road / Tenacious D  (Language Warning !! Rated R)

25. On The Road Again / Willie Nelson

26. Life Is A Highway / Tom Cochrane

27. Drive / Incubus

28. Shut Up & Drive / Rihanna

29. Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler) / Alabama

30.  Take Me Home, Country Roads / John Denver

and one more for good luck….

31. Lake Shore Drive / Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah  (Chicago!!)

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