Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pine - Sol Woman

Some of my friends don't want to get married. They like their freedom. They like playin' the field. They like their smelly, germ-infested house. As for me, I'm ready to settle down. I'm tired of eating peanut butter and jelly or fast food for dinner. I've had enough of four different piles of laundry: 1) Dirty, 2) Clean, 3) Dirty but wearable, 4) Dirty, not wearable, but I'll get one more day out of it anyway before I throw it in the dirty pile.

Yep, I'm ready for the love, affection, and security that comes with a lasting relationship. She doesn't have to be a beauty queen or a fashion model. Looks are secondary. As long as she has all her teeth and is slender, I'm fine. Sorry, she can't be fat. I know it's what's below the surface that's most important, but if that surface is too big, I'm not interested in drillin' to see what might be below it. Oh, and she should have beautiful green, emerald-like eyes. But other than those traits, looks don't matter. Oh, but she needs to be a brunette and have olive skin. Man, I love brunettes with olive skin. But other than that, looks don't matter.

Heck, I'm not shallow. As long as she's got all her teeth, is slender, has beautiful green eyes, is a brunette, and has olive skin, I'm good... provided she has a curvy figure. I mean, c'mon; if I'm going to have a long-term relationship, she needs to have a nice figure. It's only natural to need that, right? But other than that, looks don't matter. It's all about who she is as a person. Oh, and she needs to have a good job. I'm an open-minded, modern kind of guy. I don't mind a liberated woman who makes more than me. Especially given the fact that my business has been taking a beating lately. Comic book sales aren't what they used to be. Oh, and by the way, Wolverine has to be her favorite X-Man. But other than that, all that matters is that she's a wonderful, sincere person.

There is one last requirement: Pine-Sol. That's right; she's got to know how to wield a mop and a bucket of pine-sol. Pine-Sol rocks!! Forget needing a woman who cooks like mom, I want a woman who cleans like her. When I was a kid, the whole house smelled like Pine-Sol from 9am until noon. Mom kept that house cleaner than a newborn baby. Wait, forget that analogy. Newborn babies are actually pretty disgusting. Oh well, you know what I mean. Mom kept the house clean thanks to the assistance of her trusty Pine-Sol. Pine-sol kills germs and disinfects almost any piece of the house.

Think I'm strange? Not so fast! Have you ever seen photos of all the eerie little creepy germs that live in your clothes, your sheets, on your floors and counter tops? It's frightening. Don't even get me started on all the germs and bacteria you're tracking in on your shoes. That dog poop you stepped in out back, do you really think you wiped it all off with a paper towel and a stick? Add a few snotty-nosed kids to the scenario who've spent the day passing germs and toys back and forth and you've got a horrifying, albeit unseen, situation occurring right in your own home. What will save us from this hopeless pandemic of unnoticed danger? Pine-Sol, baby... Pine-Sol.
The rock band KISS has a song called "Hard Luck Woman." Well, I don't need a hard luck woman-sounds like she'd have too many issues. What I want is a Pine-Sol woman. Just one, Pine-Sol usin', germ annihilating, Wolverine lovin', brunette with a curvy figure, green eyes, olive skin, and all her teeth. That's all I need to keep my house sanitized.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Trip Back To Atlanta Dec 2009

Abbey , Michael and I flew back to Atlanta this week for some orthodontist appointments and client meetings. We all agree that it does not feel like home here any more. Not sure if that is because we don't have a house here any more or because we have been gone for 4 months now.

Anyway, we stayed with Steph and saw some friends and family. We are headed back to Colorado today to brave the cold and snow.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We are having turkey day with Diane and Guy in Pagosa. Kids are having a great time here with the snow and ice. We have been here for a few days since leaving Santa Fe NM. We have been sledding twice and skiing and snowboarding once. And of course, the boys including jakjak love to go down to the river and play on the ice and throw rocks in the river.

Monica is digging grandpas big griddle. Bacon and eggs every morning for breakfast. I cooked a juicy steak this morning as well.

Last night we watched up. Good little movie.

Got to go, time to play on the frozen river some more.

Friday, November 13, 2009

First Epic of 2009 Road Trip

Well, it was bound to happen, but we had our first little epic tonight. After driving 7 hours from Amarillo, Tx to Santa Fe, NM, our nav system took us up a weird route. It looked normal on the nav map until we hit dirt, which was mud from the rain. I went up a little ways, then turned around and backtracked 15 miles to take another road.

Well, after 14 miles on this road, it turned to dirt (mud) and I went a little too far and got the truck and trailer stuck. The mud was like oil. So by this time, it is 7 pm and dark and 36 degrees out at 7000 ft elevation. After debating about just sleeping right there in the trailer with the 4 kids and braving the 20 degree night, we decided to walk down the road for a mile to the last house we saw and use their phone, since we had no cell coverage.

So we went down to the house, kind of scary, but they were very nice and helped us. Unfortunately, we could not get a wrecker to understand where we were.

So I then walked back up the road, unhooked the trailer and blasted my way out with the truck. Man, that mud is terrible. So we headed back down to Santa Fe, which was an hour backwards and got a hotel. 11pm by this time. I talked to some wreckers who did not think they could get the truck out, so I kept calling and found a gung ho guy that is going to meet me in the morning to head up there and get the trailer. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Oh and did I mention I stepped in dog shit and got it on my rug in the truck.
What a f... night.
Hopefully no one will mess with our trailer.

Oklahoma City was a blast. We stayed with James and Chrissy for 4 days. The kids played wonderfully together and Chrissy cooked up some great food. I have put on way too much weight in Texas and Oklahoma. I am a sucker for TexMex. And we got to climb in some silos, fun, fun..

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lake Murray Oklahoma

We are now camping in southern Oklahoma on Lake Murray. Our campsite is 15 feet from the water. The boys and I swam out to elephant rock today. The water was freezing cold.
Wyatt busted his a.. on his bike today. I turned around and he was head over heels with the bike flying over his head.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Austin and San Antonio Texas

So we rolled into Austin Texas and have been staying with Mike and Brandy Jones. Austin is a beautiful city and area. I have to admit, I wouldn't mind living there. And there is even a little bit of climbing in the limestone canyons along the rivers. Weather has been perfect and we are having a great time and eating some awesome food Mike has been cooking up. Tex Mex rocks.

Mike and Brandy convinced us to go down to San Antonio today since we were so close. What a cool city. We took the kids to see the Alamo. That was cool.

Heading back to Austin tomorrow, then Oklahoma City. James and Chrissy, here we come.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Texas 2009

We are in Dallas today heading to Austin to see my old buddy Mike Jones and his family. It has been raining for days and days.
We mined for diamonds yesterday in Arkansas with no luck. It was a giant mud hole from all the rain. Most of the rivers in Arkansas are overflowing. It has been a rainy year.

Ohhh yeah, before I forget, we got our new VRV trailer. 8x16 with 2 sleeper sofas and a pullout bunk. Pretty cool. We slept in it in a walmart parking lot the other night to test it out.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Egypt 2009 Post Trip

So Egypt was interesting. The pyramids are obviously amazing and we saw some of the oldest churches in the world along with some cave churches.

The city of Cairo itself, though, is very, very dirty and polluted. 20 million people with tons of traffic and garbage. I guess that is where the US is heading if obama and his muslim buddies succeed in destroying our country from the inside out. Nobody smiles there either.

The orphanage in Cairo, on the other hand, is like a beacon of light shining in the darkness. Everyone smiles, the place is clean, and the kids are great. I would have brought a couple of them home with me, but the muslim obamunists won't let you adopt.

We set up a computer lab and hired a teacher to teach computers and english to the children. We started a playground, finished another room, got the kids some scooters, and basically had a good time there. Hopefully, these kids will grow up and shine like diamonds to everyone around them.

Today, we are heading to Arkansas to search for diamonds, the hard kind. Then off to Dallas.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Egypt 2009

Since my last post, we have been through the Adirondacks in upstate NY and we have visited Niagara Falls. Very impressive. I highly recomment everyone see Niagara Falls at least once in their lifetime.

It was raining up their for days so we headed back down to Atlanta. We stopped in Kentucky for a few days at the red river gorge. Didn't get to do any climbing because I messed up my left calf which is still healing. But we get a mac daddy pizza from Miguels place.

Once we got back to atlanta, we saw the devastation in douglasville from the floods. Truly amazing how high the water came up. The detours right now are a huge pain in the butt, though. And the corrupt obamunist regime is doing nothing to repair the bridges. Where the F... is all the money they steal in property taxes going? Oh, I forgot, they steal that to indoctrinate the next generation of kids instead of fixing the roads. Interesting priorities.

I am going to trade the trailer in for a bigger VRV when I get back from Egypt.
I am currently in Cairo. Craziest place to drive I have ever been to. It's insane. We saw an orphanage yesterday. What a great bunch of kids.

Anyway, I am laying around today because I picked up some stomach bug yesterday.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Hampshire

We left Maryland and headed through NY, stopped in Stamford CT to see my old buddy Matt White for a couple of days. We then headed through Massachusetts to New Hampshire to meet with the people. Very nice people. We may get a place in NH.

Finally we made it to Acadia National Park in Maine. It is an amazing place with granite cliffs, ocean, boats, lobster, .... Very beautiful place. We camped for 4 days. Michael and I did a scary hike that virtually wound its way up a 600 ft rock face with lots of steel ladders. Very exposed.

We spend the last 2 days in the white mountains of NH. What a beautiful place. We went to the top of Mount Washington 6200 ft. We stayed in a fancy old motel called Mountain View Grand which has been around for 150 years. 15 presidents have vacationed there.

We are now at Lake Champlain in VT.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jessica and John Harper's Place

Thanks to Jessica and John for their hospitality at their beautiful home in Maryland. Their 3 sons are a wild bunch. Next stop Philadelphia, home of Benjamin Franklin.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bye Bye Virginia Beach, Hello Maryland

We are taking a trek across a 17 mile bridge/tunnel today on our way to Maryland to visit Jessica and John. Hope the bridge holds out. The rain finally disappeared today, sunny and windy now.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Having Some Fun On Gehrig's Property

We met Gehrig and his girlfriend at his land and rode motorcycles and fished and shot a little. Here is a pic of Wyatt playing with his hunting spear.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

And We Are Off - Day 0

Finally, after months of consolidating all of our stuff into storage and getting a trailer and getting a new truck and selling all of our assets, we are heading for the open road. We are going to explore the US for a few months and who knows, maybe we'll be back in GA, maybe not.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

House Sold

Looks like we have the house sold. Supposed to close Aug 26, 2009. After that, it's road trip time.
4x4 suburban - check
trailer - check
laptops - check
camping gear - check
climbing gear - check
snowboard - check
kids - check


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Myrtle Beach 2009 Father Kids Trip

Another fun father kids trip this year at Myrtle Beach. Francis and his 5 kids came as well as Bob Morrell and his 2 girls. We stayed at Compass Cove in a 3 bedroom condo oceanfront. Some highlights of the trip where Francis and Bob getting wasted on the beach and fried to a crisp. Also the feast on the last night was awesome. I think Francis has found his calling as a chef. Also, we shot off some good fireworks on the beach. Oh, and there was also some good boogy boarding.

Abbey comes home from camp this weekend. Yea!!!

On the downside, my grandfather passed away this week. He was a great man and great capitalist in his day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

What a busy 6 weeks

Wow, time is flying by. In the last 6 weeks, I have been up the east coast to Pennsylvania, down to the Keys, and next week Myrtle Beach.

Abbey has been at camp for 3 weeks now with 2 weeks to go. We get to visit her tomorrow. We miss you Abs. Hope you are having a great time.

Unfortunately grandpa brown has a very rare brain disease called CJD which is terminal. Within 4 weeks, he has gone from walking and talking to bed ridden and not recognizing anything. His brain is being turned to mush. I went down to help mom and Aunt Dorothy take care of him last week. It was sad, but I am glad I went. He recognized me 3 times while I was there, but only for a few seconds before his brain drifted off again.
We love you grandpa.

Aunt Dorothy, my grandpa's sister told me lots of good stories about when they were younger. Aunt Dorothy is the coolest lady around, hands down. We'll be going up to Wisonsin next summer for her big family reunion.

Kudos to John Faucette for a great motorcycle wreck last week. He is now known as the Human Scab. Lesson, don't pop wheelies.

Mikey is testing for his red belt tomorrow. Good luck Michael.

We traded in the van yesterday for a 4x4 chevy suburban. We needed something big and comfy for our road trip coming up. And I got a Flip Video Recorder today as well. Cool toy. Hopefully we can get this house sold in August and hit the open road.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Abbey done with school

We are finally done with school. All 4 will be homeschooled from now on. The flexibility is great and the kids get pushed harder.

Planning a trip up north soon. We'll probably show the kids some historic stuff. Abbey will be off to camp at the end of June.

The boys and I are going to Myrtle Beach with Frank and his kids soon. Should be a blast. We rented a 3 bedroom condo and the place has 22 pools and hot tubs. Right on the beach.

We are hoping to start building our house soon. Hopefully our plans will be approved next week.

Wyatt and Abbey got their brown belts in May. Lauren and Kyle graduated high school. Congratulations.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Swine Flu 2009

People are panicking over the swine flu and driving up sales of purell and masks. We have a lot more important things to worry about than a flu bug going around.
Like the looters day by day destroying the entire system of capitalism that built the wealthiest country in the history of the world.

Anyway, we are still house hunting and talking with builders. Hopefully things will work out right.

Abbey is still acting a little funny. Since she had strep throat in March, she has been very obsessive compulsive.

Jak is still not talking much, but he loves to explore. He really enjoys the outside.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

2009 Tea Party Atlanta

Dad and I went down to the state capital building for a tea party tax protest. It was really neat to see people finally waking up to the communism growing in america. Unfortunately I think it is too little, too late. I don't think it can be turned around peacefully at this point. The satanic politicians in washington will never give up their power now.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hawaii 2009

We just got back from 2 weeks in Hawaii, 1 week on Maui and 1 week on the Big Island.
Really cool place, the environment is incredible. The raw power of the volcanoes, the rainforests, the variety of beaches.

Took the kids to the green sand beach. It has changed since the last time I visited, but still one of the all time coolest beaches on earth.

We found a cool black pebble beach on the big island that was really cool. I liked that one a bunch. Mile Marker 79.

The kids and I snorkeled a lot. The hilton waikoloa has a man made lagoon with sea turtles, eels, and fish. Cool for little kids to snorkel in.

We drove to the top of Mauna Kea. 14,000 ft. Awesome views.
All in all a good trip. Long flight, though.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Obamunism Spreading

Wow, it is still hard for me to believe that this country deteriorated to the point where it elected a full on Marxist Communist as president. This guy is about as bright as a potato. Virtually every move he has made thus far has been wrong. He has spent a trillion dollars in his first 2 months of office on more big government. More looters, more leaches on society.
Yet nothing he has done will make a hill of beans in the overall scheme. It is all about to collapse on itself.

Ammo is hard to find these days. People are stocking up.
We are looking to build on red top mountain soon. That ought to be interesting.

Michael turned 10 last month. Hard to believe our first baby is 10 years old now.
Jak is all over the place now. Climbing and everything.
We'll be heading to Hawaii soon for a nice vacation.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sickness going around

Abbey has been feeling bad for a couple of weeks now. She had strep and I think something else is bothering her. JakJak was puking Tuesday night. Wyatt threw up Wednesday night. I felt queazy Thursday.
A bunch of nasty stuff going around.

We were in Knoxville last weekend for Flipfest. Michael did not do very good, he was tired and did not get enough sleep the night before. Tough with 4 kids in a hotel room.
We raced the Pine Derby Cars last weekend for cub scouts. The kids had a good time. Also, we did an overnight at GAA for the Pack. That was a blast.

We are down to 2 rabbits now. Something picked off a couple of them last night. Not sure what.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wilderness in The Smokies

Jenn, Jaceson, and I took all the kids to Wilderness in the Smokies Indoor Water Park for 4 days. The kids had a blast. They are building like crazy up there. The area in general is a little too touristy for me, but ....
The kids got to do some indoor skydiving in a wind tunnel, which was cool.

Jak is walking all over the place now. We got him a little car bed. He is a cool kid.

On the economy front, came across an article today where Obama says that "heavy spending is needed now to spur the economy". Unbelievable that a complete idiot can get elected to be president of the most advanced country in the world. This idiocy sure does not reflect good on Harvard either. I believe that is where he was educated.