Monthly Archive: December 2009

Goodbye, 2009. I Don’t Think I’ll Miss You At All. 12

Goodbye, 2009. I Don’t Think I’ll Miss You At All.

Well…today is the last day of 2009. The year I lost my Dad and got laid off. My Mom was also hospitalized for a week, needing to have her gallbladder removed. And just two days ago, my in-laws lost their canine matriarch after a long life. No matter how long you’ve had a dog, the loss is always still very sad and Prissy dying just solidifies 2009 in my mind as THE YEAR FROM HELL. But…there have been a lot of moments I won’t forget, or don’t want to forget. And lucky for me, I capture most of them on...

Hopefully This Will Be My “Stupidest Food Mistake” Story Forever 27

Hopefully This Will Be My “Stupidest Food Mistake” Story Forever

Have you ever done something SOOOOOO stupid that you decide it’s better to never ever speak of it again? Well, what if it kinda has to be addressed because people who don’t realize your stupid mistake keeping bringing it up. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN? Well, if you have a blog, you write a blog entry about it. But then you’re faced with the dilemma: How do I write about this in a way to make myself seem maybe not so terribly stupid? And then you realize: You can’t. You’re a total dumbass. Where to begin? Let’s start with...

Realistically Speaking 8

Realistically Speaking

Every year I make resolutions. I just like the idea of it. Hell, every Sunday I feel like I mentally resolve to do things differently the next week, so of course I’m going to take advantage of the biggest Monday of all! There’s just something refreshing about the beginning of a new week, a new month, a new year. It’s so easy to convince yourself you have a clean slate…so why not take advantage of it by writing on it what you WANT to write? But this year I’m doing things a little bit differently. I’ve found myself thinking more...

A little bit more about Knoxville, a lot about my awesome teenager… 11

A little bit more about Knoxville, a lot about my awesome teenager…

I was rehashing Rick and my trip to Knoxville with a friend when I realized there was a whole section of the trip I forgot to mention yesterday. The part where I left a note with a $20 bill for housekeeping when I checked out of my hotel and how I lifted all cell phone curfews from LilZ’s phone as a payback for being the best son ever. We only stayed in Knoxville two nights but my brother got us a hotel room adjoining his downtown so he could just get up and run in the morning and me and...

Fallen Trees, Vagrants, Poop-Bags…Oh My! 9

Fallen Trees, Vagrants, Poop-Bags…Oh My!

While I’d love to tell you all about our wonderful Christmas, I feel like I need to back up a few days and fill you in on our Dad Trip to Knoxville last week. It was too eventful to just let pass without documenting. And by “eventful” I mean “seriously depressing and also maybe creepy.” When my brother and I got to town, we dropped by Dad’s house and this is what we found. This is the only picture I have of it, however, as the company helping tend the yard at Dad’s removed it before we had time to...