Monday, November 23, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Toby swims on the carpet

Toby the Jack Russell went on his first real summer vacation to the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. The salty sea air didn't do much for his skin. This is him scratching his belly.

Toby swims from JeffreyWasHere on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

If just for me .....

I've been gone from here for a bit. Got stuck in a rut of trying to save a job, live a life and feel somehow worthy.
The only thing I've done so far is save my job.
In the process of doing that, I haven't lived much of a life and haven't felt very worthy.
If I didn't have a mortgage and truck payment, it may not have been worth it.
Anyway ..... I'm not sure if anyone is reading or checking this blog anymore.
It doesn't really matter. But I think I'll start posting again ... if just for me.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New basket

I put a new quick-release basket on my bike today. It doubles as a
shopping basket that you can carry with you in the store.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My nephew Trevor at Eagles Junior Combine

This was from a few weeks ago. My brother Stephen shot this of his son Trevor during the Junior Combine with the Philadelphia Eagles. Trevor makes a heck of a catch on the final pass...

Sorry... I'm way behind on blogging. I hope to do better. I'm on my second quarterly furlough right now and have oral surgery this morning. I'll try to make some time later today.

Any of you on Facebook? I don't really like it as much as blogging but it is good for quick hits. I'm not a fan of twitter, though....

I think I may switch to wordpress instead of blogger... Any thoughts.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Boob grab at the Masters

My brother noticed this during the final round of the Masters. We were at our parents for the Easter Sunday family gathering. Funny part is, he noticed it right away.

Pops used DVR service to rewind and watch again and I shot some video.
Guys will love this. For you women... I hope you get a chuckle out of realizing your husband/boyfriend isn't the only one who does this......

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

and for you super Manilow fans.... here's a little Manilow overload

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Way back When-sday

I have no idea why Stephen is crying in this. I'm the one to the right in the jersey. I have no idea who all the others behind us are or why the one dude is pointing and laughing.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Way Back When-sday

This is one of the few old photos in the ones I have with me now that doesn't have any information written on it or that I don't know much about. I know it's a picture of Mama holding Stephen and I'm standing at her side. The dark blue Ford Galaxie 500 in the background is our car. We appear to be dressed for something like church or some other dressy gathering. I would guess the photo is from around 1968 or 1969.
So we have the start to a great story.... anyone want to fill in the details?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Way Back When-sday

Stephen is ready to go to the prom.

Kidding... My brother Stephen is the Mr. Fix-it of the bunch, especially when it comes to cars. It's a hobby he started when he was young and continues to be able to do today. He's saved me hundreds of dollars over the years on repairs to my truck.
The above picture is from the late 1980s and is of Stephen standing on the road at our parents' driveway. Behind him are his motorcycles. My Monte Carlo, which he was working on at the time, is on ramps in the driveway.

Here's a previous post with a similar picture -- but without Stephen in it.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Way Back When-sday

Above is a photo -- it's a little blurry -- of my neighbor and me getting ready to cruise our neighborhood in Grifton, N.C. I'm on my tractor and she's on her trike. That tractor served me well with the ladies ;-)

At right is a picture of me and Papa with the tractor when it was new. I think I posted it before but wanted to post it again as a reminder of how much use good old metal toys were given. I guess well-built plastic lasts, but it sure doesn't take on the same amount of character as metal does as it gets used.

Metal ride-on toys are still being made.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday thing along

Happy 69th birthday Smokey.....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Way Back When-sday

My nephew Trevor when he was a baby is held by his great-granddaddy, my granddaddy. Notice the similar facial expressions.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

Chili Peppers doing some Bee Gees.... Best of both worlds

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Way back When-sday

This is Pops in the late 1980s trying to read the paper and eat while kittycat Bruce (a kitten here) tries to climb up to his face. The paper Pops is reading -- or using to catch any food he dropped -- is the paper I now work for.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Oyster stew

Brandon cooks oyster stew


I went up the bridge steps behind my house today and shot this picture of the Chesapeake City bridge over the C&D Canal. This is on the south side looking north. I like this one because you can see how much the bridge curves.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

Presenting Chester French.....

Digging it?
Download it from here while it lasts.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Way Back When-sday

In honor of my Aunt Betsy coming north this week to visit my parents in Delaware, this is a picture of Pops and Aunt Betsy from the summer of 1977. It was taken in the front yard of Mammy and Granddaddy's house in Roxboro, N.C. The fashion of the year appears to have been polyester and dark socks with white tennis shoes -- let's hope those fashion trends stay in the past.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

Video quality sucks but the audio is there.... Dance, my friends, dance....

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Way Back When-sday

This is a picture of Mama and Daddy from March 1957 -- she was 13 he was 14 or 15 depending on when in March it was taken. Good God they've been hanging around each other a long time.

I guess Pops was trying to show Mama he had game in this picture. From the looks of the houses in the background, the picture looks like it could have been taken in Ca-vel village near Roxboro, N.C.

Monday, January 26, 2009

I'm tired

Toby curls up for a nap

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Toby and Mike

This is a picture of Toby hanging out on Mike's lap.


I cooked some ribs on the wood grill today.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Way Back When-sday

This picture from around 1969-1970 is of me and Stephen in the bathtub at our childhood home in Grifton, N.C. The writing on the back says:

These boys really love to pretend they are shaving.

Based on what we are pretending to be shaving, I'm guessing we wanted to be Olympic swimmers and were trying to rid ourselves of any and all body hair.
***Notice how modest I am.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hit 'em low, hit 'em high

For you Eagles fans out there looking for something to sing along with as the Eagles take on the Arizona Cardinals today .... This is it...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

I haven't been blogging or reading blogs much lately .... and I do miss it.
Been busy with work and other things. I hope to pick up the pace again soon.
I know I'll have at least one week without work this quarter.

Anyway, here's today's thing-along.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Way Back When-sday

This picture from 1968 is of me and Mammy -- my mama's mama -- in the kitchen at Mammy and Granddaddy's house in Roxboro, N.C. I guess I'm eating something but I can't tell what it is.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

I like the way you work it ...