Tuesday, February 22, 2011

First Pitch - Miss.State Baseball

Well, I expected this past Friday to be eventful as I was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at MSU's baseball season opener - but man, I got more than I expected.
I had a great time at the ball park, but I will admit to being worried and didn't stay long because DKW had had an accident in her little car (2009 Toyota Yaris). On her way to visit a friend in a local mobile home park she dropped into the huge pothole that went across the entire road and was 2 to 3 feet deep. The car was damaged somewhat (in the front) and is in the shop but what worried me is that DKW suffered a wrenched shoulder and a concussion. (I'm really glad the airbag didn't deploy). I took her to the emergency room and was prepared to stay but she insisted that I go do my first pitch. I did and came back to pick her up. I didn't stay for the game - but MSU did win 8-0. As a matter of fact, they are 4-0 going into today's game with Northwestern (LA.) State.


Everyone have a great day!

video

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day


Today is a day when most of the world celebrates that one true love. I've told DKW more than once that I don't need a special day to tell her how much I love her- and that's very true. That being said, I have love for many folks. DKW first, because she is my spouse and the one I've chosen to spend the rest of my life with. My children (and their families) for many varied reasons. My children's mother - though she is no longer with us - love goes on. My mother & father - Dad is also no longer with us but Momma is and without them I wouldn't be here. My puppies - Shaddow, Beider and Sophie.

Remember - Live life large, keep ego small, and value those things that matter.

Everyone have a great day

Friday, February 11, 2011

Snow Daze


Ok! As DKW alluded to in her blog - its rare that we get a lot of snow in Mississippi. Well - that said - I'm 55 (almost 56) years old and I've never written my name in the snow - until yesterday - and here it is. So - if you're grossed out -too bad. I may be juvenile - but at my age I'm entitled!


Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guilty Pleasure


Okay - I think I may have mentioned it sometime in the past that I have been a fan of the Power Rangers since their original incarnation (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) in 1993. Well, last night Nickelodeon premiered the latest (and 16th) incarnation "Power Rangers: Samurai". I have seen each and every episode of every PR variant. The original remains my favorite because (at the time) they were so different and set the bar for all following versions. After MMPR though I think the 5th incarnation is my favorite because it deals with how the team copes with the death of a Ranger and comes back strong.

Yes its juvenile. Yes its very formulaic. But thats why its a guilty pleasure -Can't explain why I like it - I just do. I'm reserving judgement on PR:S until this season ends - but after last night's episode - its off to a rousing start!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Miss Ya Dad!


Okay. Haven't blogged for a while and no excuse for it except - I didn't feel like it. The SuperBowl was yesterday and it was just that! Super! I am soooo glad that the Packers took down Big Ben and the Steelers. As a fan with a long history of disliking the Steelers (I'm a Raiders fan - 'nuff said) I have to admit they had me worried. Especially when half-way thru the 4th quarter they cut the Packer's lead to 3. But Steeler miscues and Packers defense teamed up for a Titletown victory.


I've had a lot of time just to think lately as I take little Sophie out while trying to housebreak her. Yesterday my mind was on my dad. He passed away in 1991 and was a life-long Packer fan. I miss him. I can just see him perched back in his recliner, Swisher Sweet cigar in his mouth, yelling at the TV. (I yell at the TV too - just without the smokes).


Enjoy the pic! DKW took it while I was sleeping (obviously) with little Sophie. (Isn't she a cutie?)


Everyone have a Great Day!