Thursday, June 30, 2011

finally friday

it's been a long week at work. my workgroup was reduced by 1. always seems to happen at the end of a quarter, so i guess i'm safe for 3 more months...

today's photo is taken from my front porch... late at night... beer in hand =)

happy holiday weekend!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

hump day!

3 down 2 to go...

today's photo is frosty... disturbed from slumber. he'll live.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

solar energy

i really like these new $4 solar yard lights from walmart =)

they look like a cracked crystal ball...

Monday, June 27, 2011

cool waters

the lake water was nice and cool this weekend - a refreshing place to cool down in the 100 degree heat!

the happy thought of the week is 4th of july ... long weekend... =)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

saturday fun

spent the day with a few friends at lake texoma today.

so glad i left my phone, wallet and keys on shore =) i was dry when i got on... and after turning over and falling in the water, i don't think my phone would've survived.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

rockwall harbor

thursday evenings during the summer means a free concert at the harbor in Rockwall.

tonight was django walker, son of jerry jeff walker.

fun times and a very cool setting.

happy friday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

and then there was rain

after what seemed like a long hot spell this month, we finally got some rain yesterday... and a little cooler weather. always nice to have the cooler air to run in!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

old habits

today's photo is my last pack of cigarettes.

i bought it about 3 years ago, since my quit date was 6-24-08. i don't even think they're called 'ultra' anymore...

happy anniversary to me=)

Monday, June 20, 2011

local heroes

On Saturday afternoon Bradley Justin Gaudet, killed in Afghanistan on June 5, 2011, passed through Terrell on the way to his hometown of Gladewater.

Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

sunday treat

trying to decide if my shirts are shrinking... or if my belly's growing =)

(not requesting any idle speculation, just wondering internally)

thanks to Terrell Daily Photo for the pic!

i need to run an extra 10 miles this week to make up for that delicious peach/strawberry swirl ice cream from Ham's Orchard!

Monday Update - apparently a car accidentally drove through the front of Ham's orchards building today! Click over to the tribune for a pic. Luckily, the bench we were sitting on is not the one involved =)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

saturday fun

he's all decked out for the pioneer day festivities in eustace!

i walked a little in my 5k today, so no new personal records... i finished in 34:07 and worked up a good sweat. so it's all good =)

Friday, June 17, 2011


one final pic taken from dublin - today's photo came from one of the museums in downtown dublin.

poor campfire girls from days past... they must've been attacked by some militant rights activists way back when...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

bottle checker

one more pic from the dr pepper bottling plant. this guy's job was to sit and look at bottles passing along the line all day - pulling out any dirty, cloudy, cracked or chipped bottles.

so glad tomorrow is friday. and happy for this week to come to an end.

saturday will be the frontier days 5k out in eustace, tx. i hope to win a horseshoe trophy this year... and get to keep it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

reading material

today's photo is a wall of old mini books on display at one of the museums in downtown Dublin. I remember reading a couple of these books as a kid.

A neat idea for a wall display too =)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

rolling down the line

it's only tuesday and i can tell it's going to be one of those weeks... like the assembly line, i'm just rolling along....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

dr pepper

i've lost count of how many Dublin Dr Peppers that I've drank today... but i brought home 2 small bottle 6-packs to enjoy this week. I can definitely tell the difference with these made with Imperial sugar vs the high fructose corn syrup ones...

i walked a little on my 10k today. but not as much as my last 10k in Ennis =) today I finished in 1:14:38. Not great (last in my age group =)) but i had a good workout and worked up a sweat, so it's all good.

purple weed

one more photo taken near the peanut mill today... a pretty weed =)

Woldert Peanut Mill

Today's photo is the Woldert Peanut Mill building that I ran past in my 10k today. After the race I went back to snap a few photos. It was built in 1928 and was a major peanut processor for Dublin through the years. Looks abandoned for quite some time now.

Friday, June 10, 2011

off to the races

tomorrow morning is the 10-2-4k race in Dublin, Texas - renamed Dr Pepper, Texas for the 120th birthday of the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company. Tomorrow they have all you can drink Dr Pepper and free tours of the bottling company museum!

i signed up for the 10k. it'll be my 5th 10k race this year... and hopefully I'll beat the time from my last one =)

happy weekend~!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

ahh friday

it's friday, friday! (almost)

sittin in the front seat, sittin in the back seat. which one should i choose?
(it's a song reference, grandma - click the link below) =)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

life's rush

this week seems like a blur. busy at work, and busy at home getting ready for my 10k on Saturday....

right now? sleep sounds good =)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

saturday drives

took a drive around east texas this morning before an early morning run across the rockwall bridge spanning lake ray hubbard. i really liked the scenery running across the lake - a boat pulling a skier came by at one point.

is it officially summer now? time for vacation? =)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

almost friday...

finally... this has been a long week! tonight's photo is one from the archives, from last summer.

hard to believe summer's already here. but with 97 degree temp, well... feels like summer to me!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011



some of my favorite runs are the ones that serve beer after the race. i dunno why... it was nice to get to the end of the polka fest 10k and be greeted by a nice cold cerveza!