Friday, September 19, 2008

Recent Trip to Fort Worth

It's been a while, but we recently drove to FW for a quick visit. On the way up, stopped at Health Camp and met their most famous customer. He is sort of the Ambassador of Hamburgers. He is in his 90's, eats a hamburger a day, and loves to meet people. When you eat there (on the circle in Waco) his framed photos are by the drink machine.

On our way back, we stopped by the water gardens, and Joey was determined to have me take 20 photos of him "meditating". I've got tons! He took it very seriously.

Monday, September 15, 2008

This was an email forwarded to me from a friend:

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

* If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."

* Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

* Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

* Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

* If you teach children about sexual predators, you are irresponsible and eroding the fiber of society.

* If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.

* If your wife is a Harvard graduate laywer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America 's.

* If you're husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that hates America and advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Roof

Our new Galvalume Standing Seam Metal Roof!
... and if you live in Austin, we highly recommend our roofers!
Straight Solutions is awesome.

During construction....

The May hailstorm that caused all this.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

awful collectable

This is just wrong.

I threatened to buy this for Davids' next Christmas gift.