Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Ya ever have one of those Mondays (I know its Tuesday - but as the beginning of the work week it still qualifies) where you just wanted to bang your head against a wall?
This past weekend + (26th - 30th), DKW and I had an enjoyable time at the Moondance Festival in Georgia. So I was totally unprepared for the "feces impacting the air circulatory device". Without going into too much detail - positions I thought I had students hired for fell through (and I'm still scrambling to fill them), the hitch I got for my Mini Cooper won't work (without major refitting and major bucks - so NO),and the main campus library is scheduling a going-away party for my boss on the one day that I can't be here (because of a medical appointment).
I got so aggravated about this I let folks know how I felt. But I did not get over nasty about it - I do want to keep my job.
Anyhooo - I know things will get better. It's just that at the moment - I don't know when.
Everyone have a great day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You Gotta Read This!

Books that really affect me have been few and far between in my life. This book, however, is one that I think will stay with me a long time and at some point in the future I plan to read it again. "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron is a quick, but outstanding, read. Be warned though, that if you do read it (and I strongly urge you to) to have a box of tissues handy. There are definitely a few "tear-jerker" moments. Without giving too much away, "A Dog's Purpose" is a first-person narrative by the subject dog from the time he is born (the first time) and several re-incarnations. I know you might be saying "WTF", but trust me it works. You might be able to see the end coming (I did) but I still couldn't put it down. DKW can tell you that when I finshed it last night I had tears in my eyes. If you are one of those folks that only read one or two books a year (I'm not - I read 100+) make this one of them. You won't regret it.
Everyone have a great day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Busy - But Enjoyable - Weekend

My plate was pretty full the last few days. Friday (20th) was my oldest son's anniversary and I was asked to baby-sit the J-Man (Jonas) - who is 2 - overnight - which I was glad to do. It made me realize how much he has grown - he's almost too big now for the crib I have.
Saturday morning I had to go pick up my Angelfood order by 9 AM. So after Jonas had breakfast we loaded up my car with his stuff and went to Faith Baptist to pick up my order. After that, I took Jonas home and dropped him off a couple of minutes after 9. I then went home and did some pruning and weed trimming for a few hours. Then my oldest grandchild (Trey - almost 12) and I went to MSU's last (regular season) baseball game. Unfortunately, they lost to LSU - but got the help they needed to make the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament as the #6 (of 8) seed. Trey and I left with just enough time to make my (youngest) granddaughter's birthday party at 5 PM. After the party I made my way home to take a shower & relax with DKW. Sunday morning I went to town to pick up my Sunday paper and some crickets at Walmart. I was disappointed because the clerk there told me that they didn't have any crickets because their supplier was out. I purchased some nightcrawlers instead - since I still wanted to go fishing. I fished most of the morning (3 or 4 hours) accompanied by Sophie. She would get real excited everytime I caught a fish - bouncing up and down as if to say "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Don't know what it is - but its mine" She even got to the point of being excited every time I reeled in my rod - whether I had a fish or not. I ended up catching 13 bream - of which only 4 were keepers - but I ended up releasing them all. Just didn't seem to be worth the effort to only clean four. Before I took a shower I had to bathe Sophie, she had gotten wet and muddy - but that's okay - she had a good time and I think she's a pretty good "fishing dog". So that was my weekend - hope yours was just as enjoyable - if not more so.
Everyone have a great day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

My Meandering Mind

Ok - Been a bit since I blogged - so here goes. Just be aware that I'm dragging. I'm dragging so hard that if I was outside the back 40 would already be plowed.
I'm happy to say that I'm not having withdrawals from missing having a motorcycle. My Mini Cooper is fitting my needs quite nicely. Kind of nice to just get dressed and go in the mornings - not having to worry about jacket, gloves, helmet,etc. ORRRR-the weather. Wooo-hoooo!
Last weekend DKW and I went to see the new THOR movie. While (as a long time reader of the THOR comics) I enjoyed the movie - I hated the fact it was in 3D. DKW and I both left the theater with massive headaches. I refuse to go to any future movies that are only available in 3D. If I really want to see it - I'll wait until it comes out on DVD - then go get it from RedBox for a buck - and watch it on my 2D TV. Cheaper and no headache!
I've mentioned before Starkville High is dropping to 5A in the upcoming school year.
Here is their schedule:
2011 Starkville High Football
Aug. 19 – Noxubee County (away)
Aug.26 – Madison Central (HOME)
Sep. 2 – Tupelo (HOME)
Sep. 9 – West Point (away)
Sep. 16 – Open Date
Sep.23 – Lanier (HOME) *
Sep.30 – Provine (HOME)
Oct. 7 – Ridgeland (away)
Oct. 14 – Canton (HOME)
Oct. 21 – Yazoo City (away)
Oct. 28 – Callaway (HOME)
Nov. 4 – Neshoba Central (away)
*Lanier game is first of 7 games against new divisional (5A, Region 2) opponents.
Thats all for now. Everyone have a great day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Well - its official now. I have just come from selling my bike (pictured) and signing the title over. Kind of a bittersweet moment. For years I have ridden a bike but after the near fatal accident (which I have no memory of) I had last year and all the repair done to my right leg - I no longer have the strength or confidence I used to have riding. So it is probably for the best. I wish the new owner many years of riding enjoyment.
Mississippi State wins third consecutive national title! Granted - its not a sport - per se - but you take 'em where you can get 'em!
If you know me - you know I love football. So it was with interest I read "The Worst Loss Ever for All 120 FBS Schools" MSU's game falls at #114. This same site also lists the "Top 10 Bang-for-your-buck Coaches" where MSU's Dan Mullen comes in at #3. I'm looking forward to fooball (again) this year.
Everyone have a great day!