If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Birthday J. Michael!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to take a minute today to wish my friend Michael (or, J. Michael, as he is listed on my phone) a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope Adrian and the boys make it a GREAT birthday!

While I'm here, I'll share a few pictures with you...  As you know, Scooby and Henry have a love/hate relationship.  Henry has all love for Scooby... but Scooby is about 50/50 love and hate for Henry.  He wants to love him, but I think he blames Henry for Maverick not being with us anymore.  Before you try to explain to me why that doesn't make sense, remember we are talking about what The Wife's dog is thinking.  Anyway, here are some pics of Henry and Scooby (with a couple of bonus pics of some deer I saw while I was in my backyard).

Scooby was between my chair and the wall and had just had a seizure.  Henry went over to comfort him.  It was nice.  One of the only times (outside of all of us being in the bed together) that Scooby let Henry come close to him.

Just taking a little nap on the bed

Henry trying to be good

Henry with his bff, Chickie-McChicken

Scooby loving Henry.  He only seems to be nice to Henry when we are all in bed resting.  I don't think Henry really likes it, but he's too scared to do anything about it.


Deer closer to our house

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know I haven't been posting a lot, but there are times when something important happens and I feel the need to cover it on here.  Today, that something important is that it's my friend Leigh-Ann's birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY LA!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope Kevin and the kids make it a great one for you!

Below are some pics from Girl Scouts in September... We started with a Daisy and a Junior and left with a Brownie and a Cadet.

Monday, October 30, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE KEITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to take a minute this morning to wish my Uncle Keith a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I hope he has a GREAT day!!!!

Speaking of birthday's... I've got a few pics from Ethan's birthday (back in September) that I don't believe I've shared on here yet.  So..... now seems like a good time to share them.

I can't believe he's already 2!

Susie LOVES Ethan... who can blame her?

He likes one of the toys we gave him!  Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure he likes both of them, but I only got a picture of him playing with one of them.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to wish my sweet little (in her words, "fun-sized") girl Susie a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  She is one of a kind, and that's a good thing because I don't know if the world could take 2 of her!  I love her very much and hope she has a GREAT day!

I don't believe I shared our "Back-to-school" pics on here... so here they are!

A group pic at our new house

My 6th grader

My 2nd grader

My 1st grader

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Jane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to wish my Labor Day Cousin Jane a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!  I hope she has a GREAT day!

As you know, Jane has been a long-time supporter of Team I'm just sayin... in our Walk to End Alzheimer's (going back to when it was just me raising money as part of another team).  I can't remember the exact year she started supporting me, but I do know it was the first year I asked her to.  It means a lot to me knowing I can count on her each year... and I would love nothing more than for a cure to be found so I won't have to ask her for a donation anymore.

While we're on the subject... THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Team I'm just sayin... this year.  We were able to raise over $2,000 this year which put us in the Top 10 in the Friends/Family category (Top 20 overall)!!!!  Thank you for your support.

Here are some pics from the day of the walk.  It got postponed, so my full team wasn't able to make it... but we still had fun.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd like to take a minute today to wish my cousin Louis a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! I trust Casey and the girls will make this 39th birthday a great one.

From time to time I like to come on here and share my thoughts with you. It’s been a while, so now seems like a good time to let you know what’s going on in my head…

*Sonny sounds the same complaining as he does when he is happy.

*Building a new office on a lot of land sounds great until it’s time to cut the grass…

*Actually, cutting the grass isn’t so bad… getting gas to put in the lawnmower is the bad part.

*My one wish is life is that my children love one another.

*Susie told me she is going to “On-line College” so she doesn’t have to leave home.

*I don’t think he has announced it, but I assume Daniel is never going to leave.

*I’ll let him stay if he goes to Trident Tech to learn how to be an A/C repair man, a plumber AND a mechanic… I don’t care if he gets a job, it will be worth it just to have him be able to fix our A/C, vehicles and take care of any plumbing issues that come up.

*I’ll let Susie stay if she takes care of Daniel.

*I assume Mary Ruth will go off to college (on scholarship) and then come back to the area to work. Hopefully she won’t move too far away, because she’s the only one I really trust to take care of me AND The Wife (not just one or the other).

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


I’d like to wish my Labor Day Cousin Chandler a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope she has a GREAT day!

And by great day… I mean a better day than Henry has at night with Scooby. Scooby, as you remember, has hated Henry since he entered into our lives. It seems Scooby still hadn’t gotten over Maverick’s passing. At some point after we moved into our new office building, Scooby decided Henry needed a bath. And so every night he has groomed Henry. From what I can tell, Henry doesn’t like it. He doesn’t do anything (big baby), but the look on his face doesn’t seem to be the kind of look one has when he likes being groomed by Scooby.

So to make up for all he’s had to go through, we got Henry a new friend (Cousin Piggy)…

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Before we get to The Walk... I'd like to wish my friend Cory a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!  I hope he has a GREAT day!

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