Thursday, May 31, 2012


Had a GREAT time at the Big Dawes' for Memorial Day.  Good food, good friends, good music!  Huge shout out to them for hiring Gray, Black and White to play!  Love those boys...and my friends.  I am truly blessed.

Friday, May 25, 2012


There is nothing like a Friday before a 3 day weekend.  Really, there is nothing like a Friday before a 3 day weekend when you take off.  Of course, I wouldn't know.  But I know some people who do...Rayray, Wash, TCW, Btut, Lisa TutB...can I just say I am jealous?

There is also nothing like a Thursday night smoking lounge party!  Remember, what happens in the car port stays in the car port!

The next 2 weeks are crazy busy for me...Shop for an outfit to wear to Breazy's wedding tomorrow, grill out at TCW's, go to said wedding on Sunday, get back to Decatur for the Big Dawes annual Memorial Day Party, hear Gray, Black and White band at said party, Monday - rest.  Baby shower the next weekend for Jimaymay's son's wife. Rayray's birthday is the 4th of June - Jimaymay's birthday is the 5th! The next weekend, attend Jimamay's other daughter's wedding and celebration party on Saturday, where Gray, Black and White will also be performing....

Man, I am tired for just having to type all of that stuff!  Calgon, take me away.

I'm on a horse.

the end

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


~  In Roman Numerals, the year 2012 is MMXII.

~  In geography, a col is a gap or saddle like depression between mountain peaks that often serves as a pass.

~  Under federal law, a product must be made of at least 90% peanuts in order to be labeled as peanut butter.

~  A broken chain lies at the Statue of Liberty's feet, symbolizing Lady Liberty's freedom from oppression and bondage.  It is protruding from the bottom of the statue's robe and visible only from her torch or the sky above.

~  Vera Wand was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2009.  Wang, a competitive figure skater in her youth, hung up her skates in 1968 after she failed to make the U.S. Olympic team.  She won admission into the hall of fame through her costume designs for skaters Michelle Kwan and Nancy Kerrigan.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Relaxing Friday night at home - check

BBQ Competition with LBOS in Hartselle - check

Gray, Black and White at Glasses - check

Daughter not passing a kidney stone - priceless

Friday, May 18, 2012


Rachel and I (as I have mentioned before) are addicted to The Big Bang Theory.  I thought I would start off the weekend with a funny blog about Sheldon quotes.  Enjoy!

PS - Lil Bit O Smoke is representing in Hartselle this weekend!
PSS - Gray, Black and White are playing tomorrow at Glasses!

Sheldon: Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.

Sheldon: Why are you crying?
Penny: Because I'm stupid!
Sheldon: That's no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.

Sheldon: I'm not insane, my mother had me tested!

Raj: I don't like bugs, okay? They freak me out.
Sheldon: Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

Sheldon: I wouldn't tell you the secret. (pause) Shhhhh!!!!
Leonard: What secret? Tell me the secret.
Sheldon: Mom smokes in the car. Jesus is okay with it, but we can't tell dad.
Leonard: Not that secret, the other secret.
Sheldon: I'M BATMAN!!!! SHHHH!!!
(Howard had slipped him some of his mom's valium)

Sheldon: I need to sleep here tonight.
Rajesh: Why?
Sheldon: Howard is a total ass, Bernadette is in Penny's bed, Amy bites and Penny may or may not have coitus with Leonard.
Rajesh: OK, come in.

Sheldon: At my age do you know how I'm statistically most likely to die?
Leonard: At the hands of your room mate?
Sheldon: An accident.
Leonard: That's how I'm going to make it look.

Sheldon: Is my hamburger medium-well?
Leonard: Yes.
Sheldon: Dill slices not sweet?
Leonard: Yes.
Sheldon: Individual relish packets?
Leonard: Yes.
Sheldon: Onion rings?
Leonard: Yes.
Sheldon: Extra-breading?
Leonard: I asked.
Sheldon: What did they say?
Leonard: No.
Sheldon: Did you protest?
Leonard: Yes.
Sheldon: Vociferously?
Leonard: No.
Sheldon: Well, then what took you so long?

Sheldon: Ah, gravity - thou art a heartless bitch.

Sheldon: I made tea.
Leonard: I don't want tea.
Sheldon: I didn't make tea for you. This is my tea.
Leonard: Then why are you telling me?
Sheldon: It's a conversation starter.
Leonard: That's a lousy conversation starter.
Sheldon: Oh, is it? We're conversing. Checkmate.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


We had a BLAST last night at the Hard Dock listening to Gray, Black and White!  I am so proud of those boys.  Mr. Jimmy came to listen, and he was thoroughly impressed!

 Awwww...a little father/daughter bonding.  Jamee (Jimmy's daughter) and her fiance John came too.

Here they are sitting with my beautiful Rayray!  And yes, she finally passed that nasty kidney stone after 13 days.  Thank goodness!

Surprise, surprise!  My friend Lisa came and brought her friend.  They loved the band too.

Jamee with her Daddy's shades on.  I guess you can tell we were all having a great time!

And who else came to show his support?  Yep, Andyrandy!  We laughed our asses off all night!  That's Gray's Daddy sitting behind Andyrandy.

Here Rayray is bonding with the "step-sister."  (That's what Jamee was referring to herself as).  She loved the band so much she wants them to play at her wedding celebration party in June.  I hope it happens.  Morgan brought his Daddy last night too.  The are sitting behind Rachel at the table. 

Good times, good music, good friends, good family...who could ask for more!              

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


~  There is no monetary reward for winning yacht in an America's Cup race.  Despite the mega-millions spent to compete, the only prize is the trophy, the oldest trophy in international sports competition.

~  The King Cobra is the only snake known to build a nest for its eggs.  (We should have remembered this from Riki Tiki Tavi).

~  Oregon is the only state flag with different designs on its front and back.

~  Van Gogh's 1889 painting, Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear  is misleading.  The painting shows his right ear bandaged, but it was his left earlobe that he cut.  Experts believe the self-portrait is a mirror image.

~  The two terms combined to create the name TiVo for the digital recorder were TV and i/o.  I/o is the engineering acronym that stands for input/output.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Huge shout out to TCW for hosting the 5th Annual Survivor Finale Party.  It was so much fun spending the evening with Rayray, Wash, Btut, Wino Bill, Lisa TutB and him.  We had a wonderful dinner (Rachel's chicken), great cupcakes (TutB) and good company.

As we all thought, Kim was the sole survivor.  We have so much fun watching that show together and making fun of people.  We really let them have it last night!  I am kinda surprised the house didn't get struck by lightening.

It was a good end to a rather stressful Mother's Day.  Taking Gma to lunch proved to be quit an event.  I will just leave it at that...I have to stop before my blood pressure gets to high.  Thanks to Wash and Rayray for being there with me.  I love you.  And thanks to all the everyone at TCW's for sharing in our pain.

Happy Monday....(is that an oxymoron?)

Thursday, May 10, 2012



There, I said it.  I am so fortunate to have each and everyone of you in my life!  Today is "Appreciation for Tuesday at the Hard Dock" Day!

Thanks to all of you who came out and showed support for Gray, Black, and White.  It really meant a lot to me and especially to them.

So HUGE shout outs for the Blog regulars:   BTut, TCW, the Beeje, BLT, the Big Dawes, AndyRandy, Khef, Jenfer and the Long Girls, the Ardmores (new), and even the Right Wrights ventured out! (So glad y'all are feeling better)

Thanks again to everyone who came!  I am one lucky girl!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


~  The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

~  If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

~  Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten.

~   Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

~  Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

Sorry no pictures....pressed for time.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"CEDAR SPRINGS!....." Mom barked at the billings clerk at Decatur General Emergency room this morning at 12:45.

She has this idea that everyone in Decatur knows the street address of Cedar Springs Retirement Community by heart, and all she has to say is she lives at "CEDAR SPRINGS."  She has barked it as her address at the DMV.  She has barked it as her address at the Social Security Administration.  The next time you see Rayray, get her to do her Gma impersonation.

Back at the hospital...

LL:  That is not the street address, she needs the street address.  2505 Spring Avenue.
Mom:  Where did you get that?
LL:  Off your drivers license.
Mom:  There's a green card in there with the address on it.
LL:  I don't need the green card.  I already gave her your address.  Just because the card has "Cedar Springs" at the top does not mean it is part of your physical address.
Mom:  Well, let me see it.
LL:  Your drivers license?
Mom:  No, the green card.
LL:  (handing her the green card in exasperation)  See.
Mom:'re right.

Anyway, we got home (me at 1:30) and she is alright.

I was planning on spending my Wednesday at happy hour then watching Survivor.  I guess God thought I needed a dose of humility.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


 ~  A female ferret will die if she goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

~  A 2 x 4 is actually a 1.5 x 3.5.

 ~  Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.


~  The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.

~  A rat can last longer without water than a camel.