Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Totally Inappropriate Christmas Cards

I often give out humorous Christmas cards and last year I discovered a whole bunch of whacky cards at engrish.com - it's a site that posts various things in butchered English. Most everyone enjoys my sense of humor, however some don't always quite "get it". Below are the cards I gave out this year along with a video of my niece who is feigning indignation...



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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy 1st Day of Winter

Yesterday the high was like 78 degrees, currently it's 36. Winter is fail. Wake me when it's spring. (only 90 days 'til then!)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow Envy...

After going to one of my nephew's shows the other night, I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of sleet hitting against the windows and in the morning this is what I saw:

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It's funny how just the day before I pulled this off the rose bush:


This morning I got a text message just before 7am from a friend who live near Beaumont. I pretty much guessed what it was going to be and I was somewhat right:


So how can they get this much snow down in the swamp, but central Texas gets bupkus? I officially have a case of "snow envy".

Returning Empty Handed

I went an saw my nephew's band (or at least the band he's in) play Tuesday night at a place called The Parlor. At first I was trying to come up with an excuse (it's too early traffic will suck, it's too late I gotta work in the morning, etc.) but I really didn't have one. It was cold though. The temperature had dropped down into the mid 30's and then it started to rain. Believe it or not, the rain actually spurred me to go. I was afraid that no one else would show up and I kept thinking: oh man, he's gotta drive from San Antonio to Austin, lug his equipment in the freezing rain, and then play for free to an empty club. Well at least it will build character. I was wrong. They had a nice crowd turn out. I'm glad to see their band actually play some "real" places instead of just messing around at friends' parties and what not. I'll link to a clip they have on myspace. Their music is in the screamo vein, which is not exactly my type, but I'll still go and see them whenever I can - just for morale.

Link: www.myspace.com/returningemptyhandedtx

Video (be warned - it's screamo):

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Redneck Thanksgiving

You might have had a redneck thanksgiving if...

1. Everyone parked their cars in the front yard.

2. The beer drinking started before noon.

3. Everyone had dinner on the front porch.

4. You can hit golf balls in your front yard (and not worry about breaking anything).

5. You use a frontend loader to get your kids down from the roof.