Thursday, April 16, 2009

Something Worth Blogging About...

Once again, I've neglected my blog. I haven't had much to write home about these days.....I've joined the ranks of the unemployed. It's rough hitting those buttons on the phone each week to collect my unemployment. (do you smell sarcasim?) Optimistically on the job hunt, I took a week to travel to the great state of Texas for the wedding of Jim's cousin Amber and her new husband, Daniel.
It was storybook from the word go! With the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin as the backdrop, it was a beautiful evening wedding.
Here's Uncle Jesse (no, he doesn't own a white pick-up, nor does he wear overalls) giving his little girl away in her $10,000 gown. !!!! (she's an attorney for Austin's biggest law cookie, that girl....and she DID pay for that dress on her own.)

Jim even took his suit out of the back of the closet for the shindig.

I finally got to meet his cousin, Corey, who lost his dad (Jim's uncle) 12 days after Jim lost his. Corey's not tall, Jim is just extremely fun sized.

Amber's guy, Dan, is a computer between the 2 of them, I'm sure they are sitting very well.....they are honeymooning in Maui.

It was just about the prettiest wedding I've ever attended. She looked like appears that I do not have my pics in the correct order, but you get the idea.

Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Weigl!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Haven't Blogged in a While....

Damn Facebook.

It has kept me from Blogging in a while....that and a wicked nasty stomach virus that has kept me down and out here and there....

After a few weeks of violent incidents in the bathroom, I decided I needed to visit the doctor.

Much to my surprise, I had a virus that attacks the lining of your stomach and can go dormant if it so desires instead of just going away.

Mine went dormant, and a few glasses of white wine woke it up......with a vengeance.

So its been a rough couple of weeks, and I had no idea my stomach could get so angry at me, but I think I am slowly on the mend - and I'm hoping by the time we go away to Texas for a week in April, I won't have such wicked bathroom emergencies. That could make for a miserable trip.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Becky's Birthday Breakfast.

My baby turned 17 yesterday. Man I feel old.
So for her birthday, we made our maiden voyage to the Donut Whole this morning for some breakfast yumminess. Becky and I are officially in love with the Maple Bacon donuts. Fabulous. I also had a Pumpkin Ginger Snap.......wonderful. I worked my ass off at the gym for those donuts, and I enjoyed every sweet moment of it.

Miss Becky is a tad obsessed with photographing toilets - namely public ones (I'm not sure where she gets her eclectic/odd hobbies, SURELY not me) so of course, she had to snag my camera and make a beeeeeeline for the can.

She was pleasantly suprised:

I'm pretty stoked that the Donut Whole is open 6 a.m. to midnight, and the drive-thru is open 24hrs. RIGHT ON!!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Can someone please tell me,


Apparently he has announced that he is quitting acting forever and is going to be a musician. Whatever man, that's cool, I LOVED LOVED LOVED you in Walk the Line, but COME ON, DUDE! TAKE A FRICKIN' SHOWER, OR SOMETHING. Damn. AND......1986 called, they want their sunglasses back.

Family comes to Visit.

HEY LOOK! My double chin is going away!
Those workouts and dreadful low-fat lunch-cicles must be working!!

My brother, David and his wife and kids came for a Kansas visit. They're in Texas - my brother is an engineer for Fox Sports. For everything Fox, actually. He's my favorite techno-geek. He invited us out to the sticks, just south of Goddard last night, to join them for dinner at his in-laws. Nothin' like country cookin'!

My nephew Joshua turns 5 today. He's having a big Batman themed pizza party. I'm missing it because I'm working, but its just as well - my family is very disfunctional, and I really don't need the stress. Uncle Jimmy and I bought him Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends" - I'm sure he'll be thrilled to pieces to get a damn book for his birthday - but we also got a pirate ship to assemble. Uncle Jimmy got sent to the party to bear the brunt of my family hell.
My niece, Olivia, is growing so fast! She's almost a year old and I can already tell she's going to be a LOT like her Aunt Robyn - chatty, chatty. She's a talker! I have no idea what she's saying, but I am positive its very important.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Went to see The Keeper.....

and found a TROLL.....

Last night, Becky, Jimbo and I went down to see The Keeper of the Plains after dark (lovely, but I couldn't get a good picture to save my life).
Becky drug us on quite a little hike just east of there to a spillover grate illuminated inside by a green light. Creepy.
Right there, down inside the grate was a troll! CREEEEEPY.
I never even knew he was there. Chained to the beams and wearing sandals. He must be seen at night for full effect though....cause he's CREEEEEEEEPY.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday Night with the Kid.

I have discovered that the Daryl Starbird Rod & Custom Show every January is the same old stuff. So I think I'm going to have to skip a few years so I don't get so dreadfully bored. The highlight for me is stalking the folks at the Midwest Airbrush & Pinstriping Guild booth. I'm sure they're sick to death of me.

Becky, Jimbo and myself attended last night, to the tune of $16 a piece. Sheesh. When Mr. Starbird runs off to the big car show in the sky, I hope its on the weekend and his family chooses to run a big gigantic obituary so I can get my damn money back.
Speaking of death, I do believe my favorite exhibit was the copy of "The Black Widow" horse drawn hearse. The undertaker that came with it was one super cool dude....big black top hat and all. Becky & I were in agreement that he looked like Ted Nugent.
I love it when Becky spends time with us on the weekend. Its few and far between with high school and an after school working the weekends......but when the stars are in alignment, she's got a day off from work and there's a teacher in-service Monday, we have us a good time!
She's a tad cooky like her mother though, and just like mom, she appreciates the unusual things in life. Becky and I always seem to find ourselves laughing at the dumbest stuff and embarrassing the heck out of Jimbo......He needs to loosen up.
Here's mommy's little angel checking out some rockabilly boys just out of shot of my camera.