Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Last night DKW and I went to Mexico Tipico with her friend Meredith and her 2 boys - 3 and 1 1/2 (I think). Anyway - we had an enjoyable time though the boys were getting a bit fussy by the time we left. For some reason we didn't get the usual swift service we usually get when we go there. To me, it seemed they were understaffed for the number of customers and there were a lot of new (staff) faces - so both of these reasons may have contributed. But we weren't in a hurry and the waiter we had was very apologetic and "comped" us our appetizer and part of our meal. He was a very nice guy too, so yeah - I tipped him nicely.
Saturday DKW and I will be making a trip over to Birmingham for her friend Ferah's wedding. Its about a 3 hour trip and the wedding is at 6 PM, so we probably won't be getting back until late, but thats okay. The only concern I have is the possible severe weather that is predicted. We had tornadoes in the area last week and predictions are that this weekend could be as bad or worse - but I hope not.
As of Tuesday, we finally have all our vehicles back and running. Hope not to go through that situation again for a long time, if ever! We have been really pleased with our 2009 Toyota Yaris. Its a comfortable ride for a small car and gets great gas mileage. I've even been thinking ahead to when we pay it off (in 4 years time) that we may trade it in and get a 2014 or 2015 model. Just thinking - nothing definite. With all the auto changes that occur every year there may be something we like more by then - but not at the moment. Besides, when I'm not riding my motorcycle I drive a clunker (1985 GMC S15 P/U) - so I think we need to have one really dependable vehicle.
Everyone have a great day!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Glad I took off and mowed yesterday. Now they are predicting bad stormy weather tonight and nearly 100% chance of rain tomorrow. I'm a bit stiff, sore and burnt - but not too bad overall.
While I was mowing yesterday I ran over an old pair of someone's boxer briefs. Well, they wound tightly around my blades and I knew I would have to cut them off before I could continue to mow. Since they were on the blade on the side opposite the discharge vent I couldn't quite reach them. So I had the idea of running my mower over the edge of the driveway, this would give me 6 -8 inches of space to manuver with the knife to cut them off. I still think it was a good idea, and it would have worked perfectly - except that after a minute or so I realized that the spot I picked to carry out this out had me laying on an ant hill. After spending a few minutes removing all the ants from my arms, neck, and head - I moved the mower and after about 10 minutes of cutting, removed the offending garment and continued on. The ants are gone, but I have many welts to remind me - at least for a few days.
Everyone have a great day!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I think I'll take a nap when I get off work today. Since DKW and I are going out tonight to see "The Molly Ringwalds" play at a local club and tomorrow starts the "mowing" season for me. When I get up in the morning I'll have to go and get my gas cans filled before I start mowing. I have 5+ acres I cut, so it takes me several hours.
Last night I watched the Marx Brother's movie "The Big Store" (1941). I had never seen it before and I thought I had seen them all. Typical Marx Brother's fare - but I enjoyed it.
While I was watching the movie, as I usually do, I was observing some of the background extras. Noticed a couple of them wander through the background more than once during one of the musical numbers. Since extras are usually uncredited - couldn't help but wonder if they had much of a movie career. The real "Molly Ringwald" did !- - - and I've always liked redheads - although at the moment I'm partial to pink. Love ya my CCQ!
Everyone have a great weekend!