The thoughts of a writer.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sick Babies

Our baby boy is teething and not feeling so well. It is so hard to see your baby hurting! Please send your prayers to my nephew and his family as they go through his surgeries, etc. to help his special needs.

One positive note; my wife is amazing as she sings and rocks our baby boy to sleep when he is uncomfortable and crying. What a comfort it must be for him to have his mother close when he is upset or hurting. I love them both very much.

Working on the New House...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cutris' Scandals May Ruin Presidential Bid

Cutris' Scandals May Ruin Presidential Bid
UnAssociated Press
July 27, 2012

If Cutris was considering another presidential bid, his continued scandals may get in the way. This photo appeared again yesterday--which clearly shows that Cutris cannot follow the rules!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

P. Allen Smith Impersonation

I like to impersonate P. Allen Smith for my baby son when it is time to change his diaper. It makes him laugh.
Note* That is not my real hair.

For the record, I have nothing against P. Allen Smith. I would like to visit his farm someday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Penn State Controversy

In our crazy world where history is often changed to reflect political correctness, Penn State's winningest football coach's statue was pulled down and the football team's win record altered (among other things) for a crime committed by someone else. It's very sad.

Ford Fusion Brakes Defective

I like my 2008, Ford Fusion, except the rear disc brakes are defective. At 50,000 miles, I've already had the brakes wearout twice; get scored and last time--stick on one side. I'm told by my mechanic it is because of a poor design that incorporates the parking brake into the rear brake system. While there are other complaints on the WWW of this, Ford has merely noted my complaint and reacted to it by doing nothing.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

3 in Vermillion

My wife and I took our little boy to see the Vermillion Falls yesterday.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cutris and the Beanstalk

One day Cutris climbed up a giant beanstalk that his friend Chump grew from some magic beans—to see what was at the top. Once he arrived in the clouds at the top, he found a city!

It looked pretty nice up there, so Cutris decided to stay for awhile. He needed money, so he got a job at Sensual Burger. He didn't like it though. The people there all wore weird clothes—and they insisted that he wear a condiment at all times! It was too much to take, so Cutris quit.

As he left the restaurant wondering what to do next, he noticed a sign on a doorway that read, "Butt McKinley, Ass Detective." Cutris decided to knock on the door. A man answered and Cutris asked him what an "ass detective" was. The man looked annoyed, and told Cutris' that people lose their asses all the time and need someone to find them. Cutris got scared and ran away.

This place is weird, thought Cutris. I guess this is what happens when you climb up a magic beanstalk and your head is in the clouds. Then Cutris climbed back down to Earth.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Likely Story

:One Possible Explanation for the Gold Guys

Once upon a time in the land of Usuck, there was a medium size boy; who had a large appetite for very small things. His collection of rodent cloth was unmatched anywhere in the land.

Soon rumors began to circulate among his peers, that he was about to land a huge contract with Rat International; in New York City. But these were just rumors and had nothing to do with reality. What was really going on was that the medium size boy named Aberdeen was plotting his escape from Usuck by planting false information among the populace.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen’s best friend, Butt McKinley was digging a hole through the center of the earth trying to escape from the land of Usuck. He and Aberdeen had a pact to escape from Usuck before Valentine’s Day—because they wanted to go on a double-date with Cindy Crawford. Sadly, neither boy seemed to realize that a double-date was generally two boys and two girls—rather than two boys with one girl.

Soon Sheriff Dingleberry found out through the town spies what the two boys were plotting to do; so he set out to stop them. When Sheriff Dingleberry approached the two boys, Aberdeen and Butt McKinley ran away like sissy girls. They ran so fast that they tripped and flew past the invisible fencing that surrounded the town of Usuck like a fortress that was impenetrable! Realizing that they were now outside of the town, they high-fived and ran off to find a phonebook to find Cindy Crawford’s phone number.

Because Dex knows, they were able to find Cindy Crawford’s number. But when they called her, she hung-up on them! Devastated, Butt McKinley and Aberdeen decided that they would become sandwich artists at a local Subway restaurant.

That was when their luck changed! It seemed that Aberdeen had a “gift” for making amazing new sandwiches! The only trouble was, none of them tasted very good.

While sandwich artistry was extremely lucrative, they decided that they would leave the business and buy and sell gold for a living. So they changed their names to Joe and Shane, and became “The Gold Guys.”


Summer Cookout

I love cooking over charcoal...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Ramsey County Fair

We took our baby boy to the Ramsey County Fair today.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Bandiversary Rolling Stones!

Yesterday The Rolling Stones celebrated 50 years since their first concert. As bands come and go, this is a record that will be very hard to beat. Some bands have been around for decades, but if you go see them at one of their "casino gigs," they have one or maybe two original members. The Rolling Stones are unique in both their longevity, and the fact that they are still good! Out of the many things that I could wish for, just one of them would be to see the Stones perform live in a small club. To take my fantasy one step further would be to play one of my original songs with those guys. In my opinion, Mick Jagger is one of the best showmen ever. So congratulations to the Rolling Stones for fifty years of rockin'!

Kevin Costner has a Band?

So apparently Kevin Costner has a band called Adam West! So are they any good or are they "famous" because Costner is a movie actor? I guess if I ever start liking Country music, I'll try to find out.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Green Heron

It would have been really easy to miss this Green Heron yesterday; but I'm glad I didn't. It even let me take this picture!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Restroom Signs





Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Black Dog Fog

The morning fog was visible from 35W in Black Dog; as I drove past.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

It's Been Hot!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Daddy Can't Reach his Beer!

Meanwhile in Gotham City...

The clouds were low this morning so I took this photo of Minneapolis and tweeked it slightly to make it look more like Gotham City.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Swimming for the First Time

We took our baby boy swimming yesterday. He wasn't sure what to think at first, but he had fun kicking his little legs in the water!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Two Bucks!

So while I was walking the other day, I found these two White-tailed deer. I guess there are at least two bucks in the woods where I walk. You can see how their antlers have been growing since the first and second times I saw one of them.