Monday, July 6, 2009


Okay, so I went to the Lynyrd Skynyrd/Kid Rock on July 1st in Dallas. Had a blast. I love southern rock and it was great to get away with no kids for a day. The music was awesome and the crowd was interesting, to say the least. But I will always remember the guy behind me... forever to be known as...

"Bra Head Guy"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Literal Music Videos

New discovery on Youtube...Literal Music Videos...WoW! Funny stuff!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fly Over

My step-dad Joe was a pilot. He had several airplanes through out his life and was an airplane mechanic in the Navy. His latest project and love was a Stearman open cockpit bi-plane. He had a group of budddies that flew the same/similar planes. As they aged and thier friends passed they would do a fly over at the funeral. They flew the missing man formation and Joe was always the pitch man that veered off as they flew over. When Joe passed a few weeks ago it was only fitting that he have the same honor. Unfortunatly, of his group of buddies, there was only one remaining. He gladly flew over the cemetary in Joe's honor and to me, it was one of the most touching moments of the day. Here are a few pics.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

So much passion in baseball...

My previous post reminded me of one of my favorite manager/umpire conflicts. This guy just lost it. Cracks me up!

C'mon Blue!!

Little League baseball season is upon us and I am happy to be out at the ballpark again. I love the exitement of a close game and the pride in watching a group of little athletes come together as team and make some great plays. I also love to hear some of the comments that get thrown at the umpire. Most of them just ump for the love of the game. They can't possible be making much money doing it. Some are better than others. But, one thing is for sure, you have got to have thick skin to be the man in blue. Some of my favorite comments I've heard or read...

How much did you get paid for that call?

You're missing a good game Blue!

I've gotten better calls from my ex-wife!

I thought only horses slept standing up!

Move around blue ...... you're killing the grass!

Blue's got a date tonight!

Dang, Ray Charles could have seen that one!

Hey blue, check your cell phone, you just missed a call!

One dad hollers "Are you blind?" Next dad comes back with "I know he's blind I've seen his wife!"

Anybody else heard any good ones?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Joe Mike Birchum

My Step-Dad Joe was laid to rest today. He was 77 when he died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday morning. He was a really neat person and made my mom very happy.He was so full of life, always had a smile or a joke. We shared many a laugh together. It just didn't seem like it was his time to go. Just goes to show that God has a completely different time table than we do. I will think of him fondly and often. I will miss him greatly, and I know I will see him again someday. Rest in Peace Joe. I love you.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Love Dogos!

National Geographic did a piece on the most awesome dog ever, The Dogo Argentino. They are so beautiful,powerful,loyal,smart and sweet.I have two and don't know that I will ever own any other breed. I love these dogs.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Making up for a 6 Week Delay

Wow! It's been a long time since I posted anything. I hate to admit it, but I have been lost in twitterland. Those random 140 character tweets seem to fit easier into my life these days. I hate to double post here and on twitter so this site usually ends up lacking. But, I saved something very special for my blog readers. A gift! An offering of sort. From my cat, to me, to you...

I awoke to find this lovely offering at my door. Brutis(my 10 yr old gray tabby) had already began plucking the feathers to get to the guts. He must have been so proud to have such a trophy to bring home. Birds are not easy to catch ya know. Especially when you have no front claws and generally do nothing but sleep all day. Long story the end of the day there were only remnants and feathers left from this bird scattered around my back porch. Really gross, I know. But I will admit I was also slightly proud of him for finally catching one of those birds that seem to enjoy taunting him so much.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Pet Lover Post

Happy Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The dangers of little league

Last season we were playing in the World Series over July 4th in Del City. My 10 year old son Casey smacked one hard and low toward left field. It took a bad bounce and this kid caught it with his face.

Ouch! Broke his nose.Casey felt really bad. We saw him out at the fields a few days later and Casey went up and asked if he was okay and told him he was sorry. Tuff little guy.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chef school is paying off...

Soy/Honey Glazed Salmon with sauteed mixed veggies and rice.
Dinner tonight via Chef Tim.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!

Yesterday was a snow day for all of us. The kids played outside. Tim was craigslisting all day, and me and the dogos spent the day on the couch. I finally got caught up on everything I had DVRed. It was nice to have a break from the daily grind.

Friday, January 23, 2009

God is Awesome!

Check out the beautiful sunset He made for me today...

I have a King Size Bed...

Pillow-top mattress, 500 thread count sheets, lots of pillows, very comfy!

This is why I rarely sleep in it....

Lujan, Casey, and Ayden Lynn
They are all migratory sleepers!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tax Time

So I have been working on end of year taxes at work over the last couple of weeks.W2's go out by the end of this month. I just wanted to remind everyone to check and double check and make sure you take "Sensible Deductions"...

Warning: Not Suitable for Children (or adults that don't have a sense of humor)

It's all about the write offs baby!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Neologism- (noun) a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase

Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words.


1.Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

2.Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.

3. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

The Washington Post's Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing ONE letter, and supply a new definition.


1.Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

2.Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.

3.Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

I've decided to make this a weekly post (maybe, we'll see how it goes) just for fun and to give my readers a chance to submit their own and show how clever they really are.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wow! I used to be crazy!

This morning Tim and I decided to drive the bike to church. The kids rode with my inlaws and it was just he and I hittin' the highway. It was a great ride. On the way there I was reflecting on the past when we used to ride together all over this city. Today I had on jeans, leather boots, leather coat, gloves, helmet, and sunglasses. About 15 years ago I didn't give it a second thought to jump on the back of his bike wearing nothing but a bikini top, daisy dukes and cowboy boots. No helmet, no safety gear, nothing to protect myself from the unforgiving asphalt. Wow! I can't believe I used to be that crazy. Never even thought about the ramifications back then if something were to go wrong. Just living free I guess. Older and wiser (somewhat) these days. I do know one thing, Ayden Lynn (my 6 yr. old daughter), wont' be caught dead in an outfit like that and for sure won't be riding on the back of her crazy boyfriend's bike without being leathered up from head to toe!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Panda Puppy!

I didn't know they made these!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Little League

I know it's only January, but "Spring Training" will be upon us soon. That said, I am reminded of some of the parents that I can't stand to listen to at the games. The kind that deserve to hear something like this:

They Deserve It!

Metallica was nominated for the R&R Hall of Fame.

I love this band. I've seen them in concert several times, although not lately, due to life and kids.Best show ever...Guns and Roses and Metallica at Texas Stadium. Those were the days. Well maybe not. I pawned my sewing machine to my mom for $30 so I would have cash to chip in for gas and food for the trip....But , the show rocked!