Friday, September 30, 2005
If you don't live in Texas, you don't know Mums. This is another case were everything is bigger in Texas. These are worn for Homecoming by the girls
These will make you the envy of your friends
These things are "built" by Mum experts, it is a cottage industry. Although the details are hidden from dads it is rumored that these masterpieces can set you back in the 3 figures range.
The size and level of detail are how these are measured. Every one is custom and usually has little details that say something about it's wearer. Notice the Bass Katie's bear is playing. That is a genuine Fender Bass once played by Peter Tork of the Monkeys.
Saddled up and ready to go
There are rules on Mums. Sarah is a senor so hers is white, it also must be the biggest. The rest of the school wears the school colors green and gold.
You can't tell from this picture but Sarah's mum actually lights up. Embedded in her artwork are no less than 6 AA batteries.
Special carbon fiber white ropes have been developed to hold the mums up.
These are actual photos
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
20 YEARS !!!
Today is our anniversary, we have been married for 20 years today. That does not count the 8 years we were together before going to the church
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
My old friend Maxwell Smart died yesterday, he was 82. I remember watching Get Smart every week when it came out. 99 wasn't bad either. His most famous line . . ." missed it by that much".
He also did the voices of several cartoon characters.
I see him going through all those doors opening just as he gets there (except for the last one), this time he makes it through the last one.
Monday, September 26, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Even luckier than we thought
12:00 AM and all is well
Friday, September 23, 2005
Looks like we are going to escape the brunt of the hurricane. We will still get rain and high winds but probably not hurricane winds . . .
This was taken a few hours ago. It's been kind of a nice day today. We have gone on several walks and ran into many of our neighbors. Our neighborhood is about 35 yrs old so we have some big trees. Most of the time they are a real asset
Thanks for thinking of us
Waiting for Rita
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Something new to try
This is something interesting. It's an application that runs on your desktop. The main attraction is to be able to search all your stuff just like you use goggle to search the web. The results look the same. There is the added benefit of a window that opens kind of like an instant message application (AIM) that offers little windows into photos, news, email and stuff like that. I know, we have all seen them before, and this may not be for you but this one is a little different. The whole is more than the sum of it's parts on this one. It's in beta, still a little buggy but it's really fast at finding stuff in emails and songs in your jumble of MP3s. Just thought you would like to know.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Does this look like fun or what?
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
It happens to the best of us
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
It's really fall now . . .
This is my favorite time of the year. So much to look forward to. For whatever reason, we get the home improvement bug during the fall. There is no lack of potential projects. We made a minor change in our bathroom that we really like. Quite simple, we replaced out shower curtain rod with a "crescent shaped" rod that looks really nice and gives us extra room in the shower. . . . Its the simple things.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
The destruction was amazing even 25 years later you could see how far the blast knocked down huge trees
It was quite impressive, steam was always coming out of the top forming little clouds
Monday, September 05, 2005
News from the road
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Cops looting New Orleans