Monday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I hope she doesn't find me

"Tom, where are you? I know your in this house somewhere!"

Hey....Chris is looking for me. I don't know what for. But she has that certain
sound. It's either dishes, laundry, paint the house, clean the garage, pull 5 large weeds, or
15 small ones, mow the lawn, go help the neighbor, wash her car, or just a good honest effort of any chore of my choosing. I just want to daydream.......about ice cream.

"Oh, take the dogs for a walk? Sure! Can I take Arthur?"

"Yes Tom, you can take Arthur. He is one of two dogs in the house dummy!"

"Oh...that's right"

See you later pals.

Going to the park with Arthur, Lucy, and Wifey.

I'm not that nervous any more.

Friday, June 18, 2010

More Pictures, Less Thinking, More Humming

Oh, this is fun. It has been suggested to me that I'm supposed to be normal when doing these posts. No problem. Be nice. Don't let the world know you so fast. Take the rest of your life
so people out there (IS there anybody out there?) can appreciate you, and can get to know where you came from.

OK. I can handle that. It's somewhat cloudy and balmy out here in Seattle today. I will prepare my day by setting aside my umbrella. My day will start with Starbucks, then Costco, then feed the ducks, home for a nap, and probably do laundry. Then another nap. Oh crap, don't be funny.
I must say that I am not used to this serious posting stuff. Animals, flowers, countryside travels and all that kind of stuff. It is hard. But I'm going to try. And where are more men for these things? That is the problem. I'm swimming in a sea of women. Women that I like, but hardly know. I'm having a sinking spell. OK, another picture. And by the way, it has taken me about 10 minutes every time I pick a picture.....right click, left click, drag, push, is hard! OK, picture:

Now what should I talk about? I go to work shift.....4 ten hour days, instead of the 3 ten hour days in the past. Looking out the window, less balmy and less cloudy right now, but I'm sure we'll see some rain today. Do all of you people out there realize that here in Seattle when it rains we don't even use umbrellas, rain coats, we wear shorts and tee shirts.....our rain is your sun. If you don't belive me, come and live out here for about a month. You will become a believer.

I gotta go. Like I said.......Starbucks, Costco and all the other places. I'm heading to the bathroom to comb my hair, and apply my make-up. Sorry, I have no flower pictures. Darn.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The most fun I've ever had in my entire life

Just wanted to catch your attention with that title. Today wasn't that day. However, it may be tomorrow, or just maybe, I had that day already. Would somebody look it up and tell me!

I went to work today, to work in a classroom at a local high school. I was late by a few minutes because I fell asleep on my bed......just a little cat nap...I even set my trusty Verizon cell phone (you know, that thing you talk on, text on, look up the stock market on, look up the weather on, etc.) alarm clock feature hoping it would awake luck....slept through it.....late to the classroom. When I did arrive, I felt sluggish, weepy, miserable, sweaty, and hot....102 degrees hot. Pretty darn ill. So, I got on the phone, called the main office, and they told me to go home.

Went home and piled onto my bed in a heap of clothes that I had not folded in a couple of months. Good thing my wife didn't notice about the clothes. She is a stickler when it comes to folding clothes. She has told me several times over our 31 years of marriage, that she wants my clothes folded within a month of washing them. I have trouble with that.

What does 'weepy' mean. Used that in the first paragraph.

Hey....talking about cell phones, here in Warshington State, a new law went into affect that says no more cell phone use...talking or texting...while driving. What a dumb law. People never get in wrecks while doing those phone things at 78 miles per hour on the freeway, zipping in and out of traffic, eating doughnuts, and watching Kaptain Kangaroo. Yea, right. There are alot of sad drivers out here in Warshington because of that new law.....actual tears running down their cheeks because they can't use their cell phones. Big Babies. Thank goodness it's still OK to put my make-up on while driving.

And those that still use their phones....they'll get caught....$124 fine. Fine!!! Big Babies.

Some of my wife's students are putting their cell phones in the glove compartment of their students. I'm going to duct tape my phone to the top of my car. I tested myself. I can actually reach over, open the glove compartment, answer any call, talk a little, and drive the dang's all how you adjust the rear view mirror. Ricochet the mirror off the back window and remember that the image you see is a 'negative' of what you actually see.......My wife is never driving with me again. I still love the girl though.

Our Seattle Mariners keep losing. Good ownership. Good management. Good fans. Good stadium. Horrible hitters. We'll see how they end up come September. And for those of you that think the Mariners still play in the Kingdome.....wrong, wrong wrong. Our stadium is called Safeco field. Google it. If you look carefully, the picture used has me standing on the very top of it....I could not believe they used that picture. You'll need (what my dad use to call) a spyglass, which is really called a magnifying glass. My dad died.

Now.....lets talk weather. Very wet out here. Don't believe those that say it rains quite abit out here in Seattle. They lie. Those liers. It rains all the time out here. We had one day of sun last year. October 7th. Set a record on sun screen sales at our local Wal Marts.

But Costco is where it all happens. It is, hands down, my favorite place to shop. Where else can you buy bermuda shorts, gallon size of pineapple pieces (Love you Kimmy), bump into other shoppers grocery carts and not have them mad at you? Costco is a happy place. Like my son-in-law, I whistle when I shop at Costco.

Now, to say goodbye for now.......Why did God create not one species of penguins, but seventeen different species of Penguins!!! Seventeen! Food for thought. Thank you Lord for this amazing day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I have evidently misplaced the following items at my house.....any donations, or helpful hints, on how to keep track of these, would be appreciated.

1. My roll of duct tape. I have a gutter that needs some work.
2. Ballpeen hammer. I fix lots of stuff with this handy tool. With me always.
3. Gorilla Glue. I just discovered this. It will fix anything.
4. And, I put down my jam sandwich (out of peanut butter...on the Costco list)
I think my neighbor got it.