Sunday, May 31, 2009
So, without further ado ...
A Momma Robin dropped these three bundles of joy into a unused nest over the crook of a gutter's downspout.
They're a little messy and a little noisy, but I'm glad they're here munching on the creepy crawlies from the lawn.
The economy really needs a turn around. Was talking with one of my brothers who lives in Kansas. He just survived another round of layoffs. Really need this economy to turn around and show some signs of life.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The first thing I noticed when I pulled the door open was the malty smell of a beer being brewed. The light was perfect and streamed through the big purple, blue and red stained glass windows.
The Church Brew Works
3525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
412-688-8200 fax 412-688-8201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Thursday 11:30 AM to 11:45 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM to 1:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
OK, the beers are really, really good. With the word brew in the name, would you expect less?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Details of Noblesse Award:
The recipient of this award is recognized for the following:
- The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervade amongst different cultures and beliefs.
- Their Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage, and offers solutions
- There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Cultures, Sciences and Beliefs
- The Blog is refreshing and creative
- The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.
The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following:
- Create a post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award
- The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post
- Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved – preferably citing one or more older posts as support
- The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award conditions
- Blogger must display the Award at any location at their Blog.
OK, what has this blog achieved so far? This blog began as an exercise in a writing class. I've changed as time's gone by and so has this blog. I'm only passionate about a few things and that's what I write about. My favorite topic is the love of my life, Miss Sunshine. Food thrills me and a pint of suds makes me happy. I take work very seriously, and have no sympathy for the knuckle-draggers who manage our beloved Evil Corporation. Cite specific examples ... well, of the last five postings, one is about a trip I'm taking to Pittsburgh for the Evil Corporation, and four are about my Sunshine.
I'd like to pass this award along to some people who have made me smile. I hope that they will enjoy receiving this award as much as I have.
Leni Qinan - an interesting writer living in an interesting place at an interesting time.
Technonana - I really appreciate all your kindness Sharon. Thanks.
Amber Star - my neighbor south of the Red River.
Sharilyn - for miracles big and small.
and Grass and her Gugu - for exactly the same reason.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
We went to the world famous Cattleman's Restaurant ... had Long Island Iced Tea in hurricane glasses ...
And some yummy lunch ...
And then my very first pedicure ...
And a pair of new tires ...
Thank you Baby. Your love and companionship are the greatest gifts I've ever been given. I love you more every single day.
PS. How old am I? Here's a hint ...
Monday, May 04, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
This is my favorite suit jacket. It fits me perfectly and it's so comfortable. When I bought it all those years ago, it came with a pair of pants that matched perfectly and fit like they were tailor-made for me.
The problem is that when I needed to wear my suit, I discovered (to my horror) that a seam in the trousers had worn out and split. It wasn't repairable!
So I went to the store where I bought the suit and hoped to find a matching pair of pants for the suit. Several hours later and many visits to other stores, no such luck. Time for a new suit. This time I bought a suit and two pairs of pants. You know, just in case five or ten years later ... Evil Fate strikes again.
So my question is this: What do I with a suit jacket that has no matching trousers?
PS. You may have guessed this already, but I don't wear suits very often.
Friday, May 01, 2009
Yesterday we held the service honoring Sunshine's Mom. She had a large circle of people who loved her very much. So many friends, coworkers and acquaintances came to pay their respects. People filled the church all the way up to the balcony, and there were so many flowers.
Thank you all for your kindness and support.
You should have let me carry you across that red Oklahoma mud. The most beautiful woman in the world deserves some extra attention every once in awile, especially when her eyes are misty. I love you Miss Sunshine.