Tuesday, May 31, 2011


i was going for the firetruck, but got the tree branch instead =) it's a pretty, green branch...

Monday, May 30, 2011

memorial day 2011

a big thanks to all the veterans out there, past and present.

terrell had a nice turnout today for the dedication of the new veteran's memorial in ben gill park.

check out terrell daily photo and the tribune on facebook for other great shots from the event.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

polka fest parade

here are a few shots from the parade in downtown Ennis yesterday following the 10k and 5k runs...

if you look close, jim from terrell daily photo is visible in each shot. an old co-worker is also riding on one of the floats =)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

polka fest 10k

thanks to jim over at terrell daily photo for today's photo of me at the beginning of the polka fest 10k...

my time wasn't great today, but i had an excuse. last night, while preparing for the race, i reached for a 24oz beer from the top of the cooler at the convenience store - and a 24oz can next to my selection fell and hit me on the ankle. i had visible swelling and a bruise! so, i limped along today and finished my 6.2 mile run in 1:20.

It was a nice run, with a cool breeze... and even with my bad time I didn't come in last =) so all's good!

Friday, May 27, 2011

one more

another pic of outdoor kitty... still haven't found that mouse, but the steel wool seems to be doing the trick for the hole on the back porch =)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

outdoor kitty

she can always be found laying around the front porch and driveway...

she needs to catch that mouse i saw outside eating the dog's food monday morning...

saturday morning is my next 10k - the polka fest run in ennis =)

Monday, May 23, 2011

one more tree

today's photo is a tree is located down in ben gill park... it looks like it's had a hard life =)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

rockwall founders day festival

i'm fighting off a cold or allergies or something today, but managed to make it up to rockwall's founders day festival and caught some live music from the django walker band.. good music, and nice cool overcast weather =)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

after thursday

comes friday!! woo hooo!!

rockwall is having a founder's day celebration tomorrow. may have to check that out and eat a funnel cake or something!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


las vegas seemed to have lots of new construction going on. i liked the way these 2 towering buildings lean away from each other.

friday yet?

Monday, May 16, 2011

way too tall

a friend did the Sky Jump Las Vegas while on vacation - it's a free fall jump off the stratosphere with just a harness attached to a couple wires... it breaks at the end, of course. everyone that i saw came out alive, but still...

i'd like to try it, but i know once i got to the top I'd be too chicken to jump or take that first step. Maybe next trip =)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

home sweet home

well, i missed a few days of posts while on vacation...

i love vegas, but it's always nice to get home.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011


jim has a good post over on his site about election material being left in the mailbox. not 'official' election material that was sent through the USPS and paid postage on - nope, this was hand delivered photo-copied pages left in the mailbox. Click over and take a look...

i think the 'scare tactics' make me want to vote against the ordinance.

Just for spite. =)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

weekend enjoyment

an after-race beverage... shiner light =)

the race on saturday started and ended at the ginger man in dallas - they have an extensive selection of beers, but i stuck with shiner...

is the weekend over already? oh yeah, short week. 2 days til VEGAS!! =)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

urban dare 2011

jim and i participated in the Urban Dare 2011 race through Dallas today, and it was HOT! =)

one of the tasks was to get a couple to recreate the famous kiss scene from world war II - taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

pretty close to the original! the couple posing for us were taking part in their own scavenger hunt - the Bachendorf's Diamond Dash Dallas...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

one more week!

next week, at this time, i'll be in vegas!!

we'll be staying right on Fremont Street in the old downtown area - and the new attraction is a zipline that goes right under the 'fremont st experience' light display that occurs periodically throughout the night!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011


still in pain from working out to a p90x tape yesterday... feeling muscles that i haven't felt in over a year, since i did the tape last =) still, i managed to get out and run 3 miles tonight - nonstop - and later walk downtown, logging another mile...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

scary squirrel

squirrels usually look so cute, but this one seemed to have an attitude. i think i see a tooth!

and honestly, if it had ran towards me I would've screamed and ran away. lol

Monday, May 2, 2011

look into my eye

it's going to be a long political season...

i'm an expert at biting my lip, but i will say something when the quacks come out.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

end of an era

with the end of the weekend came a late-night announcement from the White House that Osama Bin Laden is dead!

hard to believe we're 4 months away from the 10 year anniversary of 9-11...