Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving, and I also wanted to show you my turkey, what do you think?

Monday, November 24, 2008


I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving. I guess once you graduate school the time just passes by more quickly. In college I would have a whole month for Christmas break. Now I work Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas. Where's the fun in that?

Anyway... I used to love Thanksgiving. I have spent every Thanksgiving in my hometown of Charleston, SC except for my first year of marriage. Now, for the second time in three years I will be unable to go to Charleston.

Thanksgiving day is just not what it used to be anymore. I used to have the same tradition growing up. I would wake up and my mom would make cinnamon rolls and then I would watch the Macy's Day parade. That parade used to be awesome. Who didn't love seeing Sonic the Hedgehog, Tom the Turkey, and all the other balloons? Then Santa would show up, probably drunk, but he kept waving to the crowd. Then somewhere through the years they focused less on the balloons and more on the "Broadway" acts. Who cares about those people jumping around in their little costumes?

By the way I think the worst image that has been engraved in my memory was when the TV station interviewed Richard Simmons. You know that little outfit that he wears? Well it was like 20 degrees that day, and all he was wearing was his little costume. Gross, I think I just threw up...

Anyway, It seems like the bulk of the parade is now just people singing and of course you have the marching bands. I know that these students have to raise a lot of money to get there, but I don't care about watching the Macon, Georgia High School Fighting Bacon Marching Band. I want to see Big Bird and Garfield floating down the street. Instead I see Miley Cyrus and the Jonas brothers lip sync.

By the way, another awkward moment, I had a friend growing up tell me that he thought the middle Hanson sister was hot. I had to inform him that she was in fact he, and that we were no longer friends.

So this year for Thanksgiving I will be staying in town and going to a couple of Leslie's relatives houses. Eating, drinking... hopefully mostly drinking my way to a happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I am Boring...

Apparently I don't have a lot to talk about this week. Usually something happens on a daily basis that seems to hit on one of my pet peeves but I guess society decided to take it easy on me this past week. Since I don't have a lot to talk about I decided I would post some of my favorite pictures that I have taken. I mentioned in a previous post that photography has really started to interest me. Take a look at these photos.

These are pictures that I took while Leslie and I were in Hawaii. One thing that does impress me is that these pictures were taken before we bought our nice new camera. Not bad for a little handheld camera.

Hopefully I will have something interesting tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I just watched a commercial that featured Ipod Nano's using the bathroom all over the place. I don't understand marketing companies. I constantly watch commercials and think, WTF? Apple usually has good commercials, but this one I just don't get. Here, have a look.

You See!! Right at the end of the commercial it's as if the IPOD's get so scared they just pee, and it's gross.

Something else happened to me today that I don't like. People talk to me in elevators. I don't mind talking to you if I know you, but I'm not a fan of when strangers start to talk, unless you look like Carrie Underwood and I will talk to you, alot...

I was getting on an elevator and another gentleman was in there too. After the doors close and we start to move he looks at me and says "how's it going?" I responded with "fine thanks." Apparently that didn't satisfy Mr Small Talk as he then said "It's cold outside, huh?" Of course it's cold outside it's why I'm wearing my OJ Simpson gloves, I don't wear them because I was a fan of his.

Don't get me wrong, I am a friendly person, but I just don't like awkward situations. They say that a crowded elevator is the quietist place on Earth. Apparently this is not the case.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Is it Summer Yet?

I hate cold weather. I grew up at the beach and even though I have been in Tennessee for 10 years, I still don't like the weather. Today it was in the mid 40's and I felt like I was naked in the South Pole, how's that for a mental image? I guess the only good thing about the change in seasons is that it plays into a new hobby of mine.

Recently Leslie and I purchased a really nice digital camera. When we were in Hawaii we just used our regular digital camera and we were dissapointed with some of the pictures. The camera itself is fine, but the pictures just didn't do the scenery justice. So now we have a new camera that I have abslutely no idea how to use. I mean yeah, you turn it on take a picture and BOOM there it is. But since this is a professional camera it can do just about everything, in fact I woke up last night and the camera was drinking a beer and watching Family Guy on the couch... weird. Anyway here are some pictures that I took yesterday while Leslie and I were walking the dogs.

Yeah, we thought about going to Home Depot or Bed, Bath and Beyond afterwards, but there was no time. It was a nice little Sunday. I was going to try to take the restrictor plate off the Trans Am, but that isn't exactly street legal.
Good Night,

Sunday, November 16, 2008

First Blog

So I started a blog. Why not? Everybody else I know has a blog. Mostly these people have a reson to blog. They have children or they have a really interesting job. I mean where did Blog come from? It must mean something important. I guess it doesn't have to mean anything important. Blog, to me just sounds like I just got sick. I can imagine me going to a party and telling a friend, "Hey bud, I'm sorry but I just blog'd in your toilet and it smells really bad."

So I think a lot of my blog is going to consist of things that make me mad. For instance, I work in downtown Nashville. Everyday I see women walking around in their "buisness professional" clothes and tennis shoes. I mean really do you have to walk a whole two blocks to get your lunch in tennis shoes. If the shoes that you are wearing hurt you that bad why did you buy them? I guess I just don't understand. I have two pairs of shoes that I wear to work, a black pair and a brown pair. If I wear black pants I wear the black shoes. If I wear brown pants I wear the brown shoes. Does that makes sense? It does to me.

So I guess I should tell you a little bit about myself. I have 4 very important things in my life today. I am going to tell you those 4 things in reverse order just to make my wife, Leslie, mad. I just bought a 1984 Pontiac Trans Am. I am going to fix it up and make it look just like K.I.T.T. if you have to ask what's K.I.T.T then you smell bad. Here is the future K.I.T.T

I also have two dogs. I have a Jack Russell Terrier named Bailey. We got Bailey about a month before we got married so she has been with us for a little over two years. About 6 months ago, Leslie and I decided to go adopt another dog to keep Bailey company. So we went to a local shelter and adopted a doggy. We ended up adopting a Beagle that we named Mattie.

Yeah, they are cute. I guess the most important person that makes me happy is my wife Leslie. We have known each other for 6 years and she is great. Here is a picture of us.

So that's what I got so far. Don't worry, I see things that usually grind my gears on a daily basis so I will be sure to share them. I will also post pictures of my car as it goes through it's transitions. Bye