Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Courtesy of my DD at http://thegoldensblog.blogspot.com/
The assignment: 1) Find five things around your house that say something about the person you are and snap a picture of them.
2) Tell us about them.

"Around your house" ... mmm... I assume that past and present are game? For me, it has to be that way because the past is such a great part of who I am.

So, first off is my 1934 Ford. My dad bought this car in Mississippi in 1958. It looks a lot different than it did in this 1971 pic, but that's because of all the BS&T (blood sweat & tears) that have been put into it over the past 36 years.

Next up is our mucho-kool bookcases that are beside our fireplace. My wife and I are readers and pack-rats, so we have things in the bookcases that could be elsewhere...but what the heck- it's OUR house, right? This first one is 'mine', that's on the left of our FP.

This next one is 'hers' and she's on the right of the FP. The trophies are some that she won with her 1955 Ford Town Sedan, Ms Mayberry (see her story down below)

Next up is about the only mascot that I have ever had. He doesn't even have a name, but he has been hanging around my bedroom for 20+ years (no telling what all he has seen or heard... and it's probably a good thing that he can't tell us!) He just stays in his place, swinging from the ceiling fan light.

And lastly, but never the least... my two darlins...(well, one darlin and one bag of Trouble - haha) rollin around our living room in their 1949 Taylor Tot stroller. Ain't they the cutest little rascals?

So, there you have 'em... five things.... thanks Tina....

Friday, February 15, 2008

60 Things you might not know about me...

I stole this from my DD's blog http://thegoldensblog.blogspot.com/

1. What is in the back seat of your truck right now?
A jacket, my resumes, earphones and an umbrella.

2. When was the last time you threw up?
It’s been a while…I can’t really remember.

3. What's your favorite curse word?
Hmmm…is ‘jerk’ a cuss word?

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
My wife, Tina and Dave.

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Praying and catnapping.

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
I was in the ..uh…well… nevermind.

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Getting home from work.

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Yes, I was a Millington, TN Police Officer.
On the job.

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
“You shoulda told him he was the daddy.”

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Butter Pecan.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Diet Coke from Cap’n D’s.

12. What are you wearing right now?
Purple shirt, khakis, NB tennis and underwear.

13. What was the last thing you ate?
Fish & Chips at Cap’n D’s.

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
Nope, but my wife bought me some new trousers for Valentine’s Day.

15. When was the last time you ran?
If bike riding at the gym counts: This morning=21 miles.

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
NASCAR Gatorade Duel yesterday.

17. Do you like to play games?

18. Who is the last person you emailed?

19. Ever go camping?

20. Do you have a tan?
UNUUUH??? Strawberries can’t ‘tan’.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
When it's from a restaurant, yes.

25. What did your last IM say?
Glad it worked.

26. Are you someone's best friend?

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Doing my taxes.

28. Where is your mom right now?
In Memphis: Frayser, TN

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
A wall, a scanner and my diet drink..

30. What color is your watch?
Silver & gold.

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?
Steve Irwin and Olivia Newton John.

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
“Plastic”? Maybe not… “Iron”? Depends on what they were workin on.
But only if they didn’t have to put me under.

33. What is your birthstone?
ZIRCON and TURQUOISE . How’d I get 2?

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
I go in…ya can’t see the people from a car.

35.How many kids do you want?
No more.

36. Do you have a dog?
Yes…a 12 year old Brittney Spaniel.

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
Some woman from Philly.

38. Have you met anyone famous?
Dale Earnhardt – Morgan Shepard – Jimmy Hart – Louise Mandrell.

39. Any plans today?
Work and try to make some money.

40. How many states have you lived in?
Four – TN, MS, VA, FL.

41. Ever go to college?
Yes, and have 3 degrees to show for it.

42. Where are you right now?
In an office.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Instability in the income arena.

44. Last song listened to?
“Praise you in this storm”

46. Are you allergic to anything?

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
House shoes.

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
Nope. My journey is mine.

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I hope not.

51. What time is it?

52. Do any of your friends have children?

Grown ones.

53. Do you eat healthy?
I try…but I’m not as successful as I want to be.

54. What do you usually do during the day?
Depends on if it’s a work day or not.

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
Nope, I refuse to.

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
Yes, answering the phone at work.

57. Are you learning anything new?
I hope so, although I don’t specifically know what it is.

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?

60. How did you get one of your scars?
Ran into a crossmember on a swing set. Busted my cheek wide open.
It was dusk, the crossmember was dark green.