Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday Thing-along

It's Glen Campbell singing Wichita Lineman.
The band playing with him in this is the Stone Temple Pilots.

By the way, Glen isn't always so put together. Click and scroll down just a little.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Way Back When-sday

At top is a picture of me watching Pops open the AM/FM portable radio he and Mama gave me for my 11th birthday in May of 1977.

At right is an advertisement for the Sears Free Spirit 10 speed I mounted that radio to the front of. It was a cruiser. I even had a whip antenna on the back of it. I'd ride around the neighborhood playing music and pretending I was a real something.

I loved it when this song would come on.
I also liked it when this one came on.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Sorry TLC... No exercising lady so far this year at tailgating before the Eagles. But still plenty of fun. I didn't include any video of the game itself. That would be illegal.

But if you really wanted to see the exercising lady again...

Monday, September 24, 2007

Mullets are among us

The mullet is alive and well in Philadelphia. This one was sighted at Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles game.

Check out this great mullet site.

Here is Billy Ray Cyrus singing "I want my mullet back."

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Thing-along

I'm your boogie man,
that's what I am ...
I'm here to do,
whatever I can...

Want to look at the lyrics and sing along? Click on the picture at right.

Here's the official site for K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Way Back When-sday

This is a picture of my Mammy (on the right) and Aunt Betty working on a quilt. They used to make quilts all the time. I can remember the bags of cut out pieces of fabric -- squares and triangles and rectangles -- Mammy had at her house. I also remember the closet full of quilts and blankets in the attic room. I used to love staying up in that room in the winter. Those quilts were so comforting to bundle up beneath.

The pattern they are working on in the picture above is called The Hole in the Barn Door, although it also has about 20 different names according to the 11th picture down on the right-hand side of this Web page. There are multiple variations of every pattern, many named something different depending on what part of the country they were made in.

I have a couple of quilts that were made by Mammy and her sisters. One of them I don't use. I'll take pictures of it later. And one of them I use all the time. I wrote about it a few years ago in a column I wrote for a newspaper. If you'd like to read it, click on the picture at right to enlarge it.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Living on a prayer

I was mowing the grass today and just barely missed chopping this praying mantis to bits. Don't get me wrong. I realize I probably kill a ton of things by mowing and walking and etc. I'm not a freak about killing insects accidentally. I just don't try to do it unless it's necessary (carpenter ants in the house, for example). So since I didn't hit this guy, I got my camera and came back out to get some video of him.

So for a little while today, I was thinking I actually like this insect. But then I watched this. Ouch.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Something funny for your Friday

From Late Night with Conan.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday Thing-along

Learn more about Natalie Merchant here or see what said here. Natalie Merchant was the voice of 10,000 Maniacs from 1981 until she started a solo career in 1993.

Want a Natalie Merchant song of your own?
How about an acoustic version of 'What's the matter here?"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Way Back When-sday

This is a picture from around 1969 of me kissing Stephen between his eyebrows as Stephen puckers up to kiss me. We are kissing with our eyes closed and that may help explain the awkward appearance of our kiss. I'm also holding a football, so it could just be that it's not a picture of a kiss but instead, is a stop motion action picture Mama snapped. A split second after this was taken I am running over Stephen and knocking him on his ass.... yeah, that's more like it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


So driving home from work last night/this morning, I discovered I completely lose my ability to sing in key when it's storming. I have no problem whatsoever singing off key.

I should be singing with this group of Dutch Idols. I'd fit right in .....

Oh please ... This was pathetic

I'm not saying the rips about an "out of shape" Britney were called for -- she looks pretty damn fine if you ask most men -- but come on ... This Britney Spears performance at the MTV Awards is pitiful. She looks stoned.

The funniest videos are a click away

Friday, September 7, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Happy 40th Stephen

My brother Stephen turns 40 today, giving our parents two sons in their 40s and two others in their 30s. In the picture at top, Stephen is the one in the back center with the overalls on. The picture is from 1970 and was taken at Stephen's third birthday party.

At right is a picture of how Stephen looked at one of last year's Eagles games.

Thursday Thing-along

This is the UC Men's Octet performing an a cappella version of the Bee Gees "Staying Alive."

Here is the Bee Gees version if you want to listen:

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Lazy day around the house

At least I mowed the grass.

Way Back When-sday

I post this picture not because my pops (center) and my mama (back right) are in it. No, they are but background noise in this picture -- the purple pants, pinkish socks and ankle boots that are so prominently featured in the foreground are the true stars of this photograph. It must be the '70s (January 1973 to be exact according to the back of the picture). This is a picture of my parents at Aunt Connie and Uncle Bill's house (he's the other guy you can see a face of). Now they weren't really our aunt and uncle, just close friends of our parents so we called them that. I'm not sure who is wearing the purple pants, but I bet he would love this store.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

You never know what you'll see

This is a picture of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Hollyhock" passing beneath the Chesapeake City Bridge on it's way from Baltimore, Md., back to its home of Port Huron, Mich. The Hollyhock was in Baltimore for a repair, according to this article.

Here's more about the Hollyhock, a sea going buoy tender.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Jeffrey in South Park

This is me as a character on South Park. I made it after seeing a link to a South Park character maker over at Mike's blog, The Worthless Hack.

To get a link to the site where you can create your own, click here and look beneath Mike's South Park character.

As a bonus, here's a 'tasty' South Park song ...

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cast your vote

Click on the photo to make it large enough to read. Click here for the photo on its original page.


Cast a vote in the poll over to the right. I just want to make sure it works and give Kathleen a chance to see how one will look.