Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Snow in Seattle

OK, we've been all over the news. A little bit of snow and everyone in Seattle pees their pants. We must look like a bunch of goobers. I don't get it. I've been living here for 40 years, and I know how to drive in the snow. The first time it snowed when I was 16, my step-father took me out and taught me how to handle snow.

There are two major problems with people in Seattle and snow

1. 90% of them don't know how to drive in the snow. Worse than that, they don't know they don't know how to drive in the snow.
2. 90% of them drive 4 wheel drive cars and don't know that 4 wheel drive does not mean 4 wheel stop.

OK, I feel better now.

Today, Sweety Pie had the day off work. We went to the movies and saw "Stranger Than Fiction." It was cool. All authors and would be authors should see it. Will Farell gives what I think is an Oscar worthy performance. It was the feel good movie of the year.

Thought for the day -

If you don't know how to drive in the snow, don't drive in the snow!!!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Winter Wonderland.

I'm sitting here mourning another Steelers loss (They suck and are officially out of the playoff hunt) and I don't care. Why, you ask?

Because it's snowing out!!!!

I know those members of Drew's crew on the east coast are shaking their heads and thinking I'm insane right now. Just remember that here in the great pacific northwest snow is an event. It never hangs around more than a week and some years we don't get any at all. Normally if we want to see snow, we have to go up into the mountains (Real mountains, not those hills on the east coast).

So anyway, I'm just going to sit by the fire, watch the snow and think happy thoughts.

Peace out.

Thought for the day -

"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful." Jimmy Buffett.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

This is pretty cool.

We had a bit of a storm here yesterday. I thought that this picture was cool.

Peace out.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's wishing Drew's crew a very happy Thanksgiving. To those of you outside of the USA, (Rose, Trish, and Boo) here's wishing you a very happy Thursday.

Thought for the day -

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ. - 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Feeling the love.

Thanks to Drew's crew for the kind words. I am so feeling the love right now. I have just been catching my breath for a while. Don't worry, I'm OK and I'm still reading your stuff. See y'all soon.

Thought for the day -

You can't force creativity.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A parakeet goes to Vegas Baby! part three.

I am finally getting back to my Vegas Baby! story. Thanks to Drew's Crew for you patience.

Saturday night and time to go to the MGM Grand and see Jimmy Buffett. Sweety Pie and I donned our beach/carnival attire, bid Ross and Rachel a good evening, and joined the throng heading to the show.

The Parrotheads were decked out in grass skirts and coconut bras. The women also got dressed up. It was aloha print as far as the eye could see. I take a certain amount of pride in the fact that I don't change my "look" when I go to see Buffett.

Here's me and Sweety Pie at the show.

Now a Buffett show is like no other concert you have ever seen. The crowd is part of the show. Most of the Parrotheads have been drinking (Because we don't drink, Sweety Pie and I are in the minority here) all day and don't stop during the show. I like to say that when you attend a Jimmy Buffett show, you are part of the worlds largest drunk choir. It's kind of funny to think that all these people are doctors, lawyers, business professionals, ETC... who are just letting their hair down for the show. Everyone knows all the words and all the times when participation is required.

The show was a blast. Mr. Buffett hasn't lost a step since I first saw him almost 30 years ago. He puts on the most fun (non-Christian) show anywhere.

After the show, we played the slots till 2:30 and went to bed. We were worn out, but it was worth it. It was a day well spent.

Thought for the day -

"I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead." - Jimmy Buffett

Monday, November 13, 2006

Houston, we have a problem.

Hey there. I'm back from the conference and it was awesome. It's great to hang out with a bunch of people with common interests and motivation.

This morning, I was checking the blogosphere, and I found out that the agent that was looking at my partial has left the agency. Now the head of the agency is going to be looking at my work. She is one of the best and well known agents in the business. This is good and bad.

Good - If she likes it, I'm on the fast track.

Bad - She has a huge client list and will probably be very picky about who she takes on. She may not want to waste her time on unproven writers.

The sound you hear is the start of my ulcer. I have a feeling that the next few weeks are going to be long ones. If you happen to be talking to God, please mention me. Thanks

Thought for the day -

Even though they won yesterday, the Steelers still suck.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Call off the search party.

Sorry to all of Drew's Crew for the recent lack of posts. I just haven't been in a very bloggy mood this week. I'm going to a Christian music conference this weekend, so I should have stuff to say next week.

Thought for the day -


Sunday, November 05, 2006

These guys still suck

Denver: 31. My beloved Pittsburgh Steelers: 20.

Need I say more?

Thought for the day -

They are still the Super Bowl champions until January.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

What is up with these kids?

Today we take a small break from the Vegas Baby! saga to complain about last night.

Now I love Halloween and handing out candy and costumes and all that, but the kids in my hood need to get their act together.

This is Sweety Pie and my third Halloween in this house. The first year, I bought enough candy for 50 kids and we had six trick or treater's. Last year I bought less candy and we had around 200 kids. By the end of the night, I was handing out Tums.

So this year, I bought a butt load of candy. 30 kids. That's it.


Now I've got bags of candy bars and I don't even like chocolate. It looks like my youth group really scored this year.

Thought for the day -

Always get candy you like to eat to hand out on Halloween.