Saturday, November 08, 2008

strange people-especially me

Isn't it strange how you can run across the strangest people on the Internet and at the same time-meet some of the nicest. Sure is hard to distinguish between the two at first. Unless you are neighbors- HI MARY ANN- its good to hear from you. I chat on instant messenger with a few ladies and have run across money scams, dirty cams and accidentally met some wonderful people. One lady in Holland is fantastic to talk to-no baloney, straight to the point hilarious nut like me. Another lady finally deleted her profile because of her job- but she opened my eyes to many things and I sure enjoyed our chats. I sure miss her allot. And yet another one has captured my heart-but my brain refuses to believe it yet-hahaha-oh well-someday I might learn to live and follow my brain instead of my heart. Till then- I follow my heart. I have one friend in Brazil who is an orthodontist. She is a hand full. Another in China-a dainty little traditional lady who loves this loco Texas slang I guess. A few ladies are from the Philippines. The point is- we exchange daily little comments and brighten up each others world allot. For little or no effort or time-a difference in someones life can be achieved-once in a while or daily. What if everyone tried this at the same time in the US alone. THAT would be something amazing to witness.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

life in the fastlane

OOOOOO - Happy Easter to one and all. I have been so busy with work and kids and friends.... but I haven't forgot about my love of boring you all to death. Things have really been hectic and topsy-turvy here. Hope everyones year is fantastic so far. I'll write more later.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

peach blossums

Between work and kids and school activities, not much day is left open for my getting to play on my pc. I enjoyed this weekends weather so much. It felt like late spring and felt too good to stay indoors. Even the grass invited me to crank up the mower and give it a trim. All the trees have buds all over them and the peach tree is in full bloom. It was so invigorating to spend all that time outside after being cooped up in the house during all the cold weather. Face it folks----SPRING is really a very great time of the year-a fantastic season of blooms and fresh life in old dead looking things. It is hard not to have a fresh "spring" in your step and outlook this time of year. Now I guess I'll go and close the windows and turn on the heaters-supposed to be 36 tonight---boo hoo.

Later gators

Monday, February 04, 2008

Texas weather

Nothing beats living in Texas- nowhere else feels like home to me. Wide open spaces, and plenty of friendly faces, greet you every where you look. WELL-some are friendly and some honestly are quite scary, but you know what I mean. Texas has it all-including the most confusing weather you could imagine. Freezing cold one day and shorts weather the next day. On any given day-as I travel around the area as I work- I encounter nature at its finest. From delightful deer to crazy wild hogs, I never know what to expect. This morning I arrived at work all bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready for another Monday to unfold, feeling rather good. As I unlocked the garage at 630 AM, a little bird flew out and whacked me in the head. Which in turn made me dump my whole cup of hot coffee all over my front side!! I then backed up abruptly and bumped into a coworker who dumped his coffee cup all over my backside!!
Needless to say-I had all the coffee I could possibly want, and the day continued to be a typical Monday. Oh well-guess it could have been worse.
Later gators

Monday, January 28, 2008

meaningless rambling

A daylight shot of my car-love it so much.

I was very proud of additions I made to the car Saturday-so I washed it early Sunday morning in the cold and took this photo. Guess it makes me feel young at heart. All the young pups at work call me the OLD MAN!! Go figure- I am only 44. And I have to wear reading glasses to see fine print. I am not old yet. Just on my way real good. I always have advice for the other boys and they all say {ok DAD}-we hear ya! The boss man scolded me for spinning the tires on one of the trucks and said with a smile-you are supposed to set an example, not be the example. Then we both laughed-never thought I'd be looked upon as the responsible elder others look at for guidance and mentorship. Guess I am growing up a little. Still can't get any of the boys to race me and my car yet, tho. They are afraid this old man would kick their butt. HAHAHA Life is only as much fun as you let it be.

I am having a ball!!!

Later gators.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wonderful Saturdays

I work half a day Sunday evenings instead of Saturdays- so I had the day off. I managed to put brakes on all the way around my car, get the oil changed, replaced the batteries, hoses and belt, checked all fluids, washed and vacuumed it, drove to Sequin and ordered a part for my oven, then drove to San Antonio and bought and installed a set of Koenig wheels on the car, installed a set of Ricaro pilot seats in front of it, installed fender vents on front fenders and red led washer nozzles on hood. All in all- I need to go to work to rest. These days off are tiring. Forgot to go grocery shopping tho. Had to take a pic in the dark.

Later gators

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I believe in...

I believe in ...? That could be a trick question or a start to a fight or a long debate or many different things. So many of the people I see on a daily basis at work or in town, don't seem to believe in a whole lot. ME- I believe in a lot of things. I believe in miracles, my kids, love, being alive, UFOs, reading, listening to good music, Mom and Dads, schools.... the list could go on forever.
I believe in you too! I believe in being kind to others and polite and being on time to work. I guess I believe in a way of life that used to be the norm. So I try to fuse the then and now and make it good. So far it is working.

I believe I have no clue what this post is about- my pain meds are REALLY working good. Love you all.
Later gators.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Thank goodness for DENTIST's

Good god man-I had a toothache and sinus headache all weekend. Made my weekend REALLY long. Started calling dentists this morning trying to find one open on a holiday. Thank goodness -I found one. She asked me after looking at my terrible teeth-would I like to pull it now or schedule another time. DUH-for me to break down and go see a doctor or dentist- it's gotta be bad.
I told her I'm not leaving this chair till that tooth is out-period. So she pulled out 3 teeth!! Two of them surgically. Guess she believed me.
So I then spent the rest of the day with a half deadened face and swole up cheek. At least I didn't drool all afternoon.
All in all- I still thank all the doctors and dentists out there. Everyone hates to see you-but feel better after the visit-sort of.
Later gators-my pain meds are working real good.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Howdy neighbors

After a little break-I'm back ready to bore you to death. Kids asked me the other day what my New Years resolution was-I told em "keep breathing" and so far that's a good one to keep. Told the boss man the other day I sure couldn't wait for the other two kids to grow up and he asked why. Was I going to be glad to get rid of them? NO-just maybe my zoo will stop expanding!
The school sent home a little cabbage plant with my 8 year old for him to grow for an experiment. He was all excited and gave me the papers that they sent. It said to give the cabbage plant 4 square FOOT of growing space.
Its January, freezing cold, and he wants a 4 foot square pot for the living room for his cabbage plant! Have they lost their minds? Think I ought to go fill the teachers pickup bed with soil and plant it in there.
Oh well-life goes on!
Later gators.