Friday, August 31, 2007

Something funny for your Friday

If you're one of the 1,500,000 plus people who have already seen this, I'm sorry. If you're not one of them, enjoy these two kids on the intercom at Wal-Mart.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Thing-along

I admit I don't know any of the words to this song, so for me it's more of a watch and hum-along. But still, I just love this song and the video is so smooth.

The song is Virtual Insanity from Jamiroquai.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Way Back When-sday

At the top is a picture of Mama that I'm guessing is of her in her teens (late 1950s to early 1960s). She is putting records on a portable record player. For those of you who don't know what a record is, picture a black CD, but larger, with grooves.

Click on the 45 record at right to see what song Mama was putting on.

Want to make your own 45 or 78 record? Then click here.

Draft day for Fantasy Football

We had the draft for our fantasy football league on Sunday. This is a short clip from that featuring the son of our host and hostess as he puts on his favorite Eagles hat. I'm posting this through blogger's new video upload. If it doesn't look or work as good as others I use (such as Vimeo), I'll change it.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Something funny for your Friday

Something of my own, this time ... It's a short clip of a co-worker cleaning out the refrigerator.

Here's where I posted about the fridge Nazi before. Kevin's a great guy ... funny as hell.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thursday Thing-along

Want to see the lyrics so you can sing along? Click here.

For more about Taylor Swift, check her Web site or pay a visit to her myspace page.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Way Back When-sday

This is my seventh-grade picture -- braces and all. It was October 1978 and I was attending Grifton Elementary School in Grifton, N.C. Those were the old school braces -- the kind that if you had them, you really worried about kissing anybody. You especially worried if the other person also had braces -- no matter if the urban legends weren't true. My braces didn't do me a hell of a lot of good. Maybe it's because I didn't really wear the retainer the way I was supposed to afterward and I didn't always use the rubberbands when I was supposed to.

Anyway, here's a little more about 1978.

And for your listening pleasure, here's one of the No. 1 songs of 1978 according to Billboard:

Two kinds of bridges

I took these short clips while we were taking the scenic route back from my parents house over the weekend.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Summer Music in The Park

One of the great things about living in a small but active town is the neat little things you can do by just walking down the street. Every Sunday in the late afternoon during the summer, the Cecil County Arts Council sponsors a free performance in Chesapeake City's Pell Gardens. The park is on the canal and mooring basin and is only three blocks or so from home. This Sunday, the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition is playing. If you like bluegrass at all, you can download three of their songs for free here courtesy of the Washington Post.

Last week it was a solo act. Here's a clip of his performance.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Something funny for your Friday

This is about six minutes long, but worth it if you have the time.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday Thing-along

I can't help but to sing along with this song whenever I hear it.
I dare you to try not to sing a single word.

Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids growin' up in the heartland
Jackie's gonna be a football star
Diane debutante backseat of Jackie's car

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Way Back When-sday

Let me introduce you to one of the pairs of pants that earned me the fourth-grade nickname of Chubby Checkers. These are the red and white ones. Hard to miss, aren't they?

Anyway, this is a picture of my best friend David Isner and me on a school field trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N.C. I can't remember the name of the dweeb butting into the shot and waving like a geek. But who am I to talk about geeks. Look at that camera pack on my belt.

This is the year our parents sent us to Bethel Christian Academy, a private school in Kinston, N.C., because they didn't like the fourth-grade teacher we were going to have at our public school in Grifton, N.C. The experience turned me off of private schools, especially religious-oriented private schools -- but we managed to survive.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

I took this picture a short while ago while sitting in the back yard looking at the sky. I left the shutter open for a minute hoping to catch part of the Perseids meteor shower. No such luck. Maybe later I'll get something like one of these. But I doubt it.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Thursday Thing-along

I took a break for a few days.

Check out Olivia Newton-John's official site here.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Things that make you go hmmmmm....

This video clip is of a house in Delaware right before crossing into Maryland on the way to South Chesapeake City. It seems like more and more stuff is there every time I go past it. Boats, campers, gazebos and piles and piles of stuff. I can't tell if any of it is for sale or if it's just yard ornamentation. Maybe it's an artist's home and he or she is making a statement by using the trappings of the modern world as others may use a pink flamingo or possibly one of those gnomes. Who knows....

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Butterfly kisses

There was lots of action on the butterfly bushes today.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Something funny for your Friday

Sorry. Y'all are on your own today. Maybe you all can post something funny for me to look at later today. I'd appreciate that.


P.S. Here's a little song to go with the picture. Have a great weekend.

Thursday Thing-along

Alison Krauss sings along to some James Taylor.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Way Back When-sday

This picture is from 1970. I'm almost 4 years old here and I was trusted to hold Russell. He's probably a month or so old in this picture.