Monday, June 30, 2008

Scott's Bday

Yup, a whole week has passed since I turned 32. I just didn't post pictures because I was depressed and crying from getting old. I mean I'm on the down swing to 40 now, which might as well be 50 or 60, which means I'm pretty much bald, gray (what hair is left), wrinkly, and crippled. I'm over that now and sitting here at 5:50 am writing a blog update on a Monday morning.

Bec made a lovely cake for my birthday, which we just finished yesterday! It was good, but we were trying not to eat it all at once, which was a distinct possibiity without self control. I got a great grill cover, finally, to cover the grill that Bob and Susan had given us as a house warming present. I finally got one, now that I have to replace a burner since it burned itself into 2 pieces. Lowe's doesn't carry them of course, so I need to order it. Uh.

Anyway, I also got a lovely bottle of Gentleman's Jack and several pictures/posters framed that are now hanging in the utility room and office. Plus my diplomas from back in the dark ages when I graduated with some college degrees are now framed nicely and hanging in the office. Bec didn't want them next to her diploma (yes singular) as she only has one (not counting HS). Yes, I'm in trouble now.

So here are some picts of the picts and my cake.

My cake had a chasm/fjord/fault in it.

Me and my cake.

Diplomas looming over the desktop.

Poster by the cat food.

3 frames over the mini-beer cooler and cat poop spot. Looking sharp!!

Evidently I don't have a picture of the other picture. Oops. Time to make some food and go to work.

Thanks to all of you reading that contributed to the great framed picts!!!
To the rest of you, where's my present:)

Off to the lake house this week. I ought to take a ton of picts up there.

Monday, June 16, 2008

I know, I know......

I had nothing better to do for the last 5 weeks, but I posted nothing (thanks Kelly). So I took some picts of the yard and utility room (new window treatments) and here you go, a silly little post.

All in all, not much happening. I am fat and trying to get riding again to shed to some beer pounds. Then I got sick for a week (last week and it is lingering) and did nothing but get OD'd by my doctor (she prescribed me way too much of my antibiotic), snot all over the house, and lay on the couch watching reruns of such classic shows as Crossing Jordan, Scrubs, and MASH. Bec and I watched bike racing this past weekend in Nashville (cheering on my teammates), which was a lot of fun. Some really good bike racing too!!

Here you go:

This is the view from the top of Unaka Mtn in east TN, near Erwin. Cloudy, but gorgeous view. I was up there in mid-May for a bird ID refresher course we put on every spring.

Gladiola in the front yard. We have some yellow ones too, but was too lazy to take a couple more shots.

New schnazy window treatments in the utility room. They are blue and white. Now if I just had pictures/posters framed to put on the big bare walls:)

Click on picture for larger version.
Twilight criterium race Saturday night in Nashville. These were the pros, who were smoking fast!! This was my first attempt to use an extended shutter speed to catch and blur moving objects. I really needed a tripod, but I leaned against a tree and it worked ok.

One more blur of bikes.

So from here on out, I will attempt to post more often to prevent ridicule, which will happen anyway, so maybe I won't post much:) Things will be happening before long, including the man of the house getting older and a vacation to the lake house (which will include a LOT of bike riding-YAY!!!).