Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a great day and a great weekend! Here’s a song I love. It’s not specifically designed for Halloween. But it might get you in the mood. Enjoy your freaky friday!

“Forget What You Came For” – The Myriad

Published in: on October 30, 2008 at 9:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

The World’s Largest Cocktail Party.

I hear the Gators have something worked up for retaliation Saturday afternoon. I can’t tell you exactly what it is. But I can tell you it does involve a new way to celebrate Gator touchdown. And I can also tell you that it does involve puppetry.

Man, I wish I could be there down in Jville this weekend for the annual world-class redneck hookup of the Gators of Florida and the Bulldogs of Georgia. Did you know that some of the classiest people in the world show up for this game? It’s one of the most shining examples of humanity you’ll ever see. So I salute you, dawg and gator fans! This one’s for you!

Published in: on October 30, 2008 at 6:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Millennium Falcon Week. We missed it.

Yep, it’s true. It was last week. And you didn’t even know about it, right? I’ll take full responsibility.

But hey! You can still find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Millennium Falcon + things you never even thought of + things you can’t believe some dork somewhere has spent much of their personal time away from friends and family to discover right here on the ole’ Star Wars site.

Hey, I’m not saying that I actually read all of it or anything. But I’m still reeling over the revelation that¬†Dorsal callout 14 turns out to be the water recycling unit from the 1995 AMT/Ertl Millennium Falcon cutaway model. No way!

Published in: on October 29, 2008 at 7:31 am  Leave a Comment  

Fall in North Carolina…

All of these pictures were taken in the last few days no more than an hour’s drive from my home. The mountains are on fire with color. And even in my neighborhood, we’re seeing plunging shades of red alongside brilliant hues of gold. It’s literally God showing off for you.¬†

So with all this in mind, I can’t understand why more of you don’t take advantage of the empty guest room we have. Please come and enjoy it along with us. It’s well worth the drive. And it happens every year. Come see us in North Carolina.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 8:37 pm  Comments (2)  

It’s confession time.

Here it is. My blog confession for the day:

I look through my brother’s pantry for food when I babysit my nephew.

It’s true. And I think they know it. Look, a lot of times they have cool junky kid stuff that I don’t normally buy or even look at. And a lot of times, I have some. One time, I cleared out their whole supply of cheese puff balls. And left the wrappers out as evidence! It was a travesty.

But let’s get past the morality of it and talk about what I really want to talk about. This.

Yes. They had a box of this in their pantry. No, I don’t know why they bought it. And yes, I had a bowl of it. And yes, it was good. When is the last time you had Count Chocula cereal? Or Franken-Berry? Or Boo-Berry? We loved this sugary cereal mix as a kid. We even forced our grandmother to buy us “Kaboom!” one time. And then it turned out to be so sugary and nasty that we ended up throwing almost the whole box away. What were your favorites as a kid?

If you’re wondering, yes, the package looks different. And here’s some thoughts on that, too.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 11:53 am  Comments (1)  

One week away…

…and I couldn’t be more excited about voting for John McCain. He’s a straight-talker. He’s a maverick. And he NEVER, EVER panders to the audience like to many politicians in this era of sound bites and short-term solutions. This guy has me so excited about the future of our country. I hope you feel the same.

In all fairness, I feel I must give equal time to both candidates.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 6:52 am  Leave a Comment  

The March of 1,000 Skeletons.

If this doesn’t get you in the mood, nothing will. About 20,000 people gathered in downtown Oklahoma City this past weekend to celebrate Halloween a little early. It’s called the 2nd annual Ghouls Gone Wild parade and the Flaming Lips‘ March of 1,000 Skeletons. And this has gotta be one of the best Halloween parades ever. I strongly suggest you watch this video. It’s mesmerizing.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 6:07 am  Leave a Comment