Thursday, July 20, 2017

Talkin' Tracks Episode three!

Tried to squeeze you all in!


4th of July party...

The party that Brent and Rosalina asked us to be GODPARENTS!!! (For real!)

Apologies for the cramped shot, hard to get this many Mexicans in one camera shot, tho...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Incognito

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Some mysterious figures were seen lurking around the Jones household the other day. A couple juice boxes are missing. 

Anyone with information please called 1-800-JUICE-TIP.

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Just got done having a visitor, none other than the Godfather himself, Lervik, AKA "JJ." 

Lerv came in on Saturday and went home this afternoon. A great trip, included two trips to Rick's, 47 quarters on Shinobi, dinner with Bauer, barbecue chicken in the backyard, badminton, the casino and a King Tut from Pyramid Pizza.

We will make no mention of how bar sports went against Lervy except to maybe say that I'm finally showing some rust now at age 40. Yeesh.

Great times, look forward to the next time!

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I've got my tickets to Riot Fest! Who's coming with me?!?

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Lipford talked me into seeing a band called Wolf Alice on Sunday. No idea what I'm getting into. But I'm cool with helping my fellow music fan check out a band he likes, that no one else has ever heard of.

He will be called upon one day to return the favor...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

7/1/17



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Good start to the 4th of July weekend here. Lots of errands, plus me + kids got to see the Abasolos this evening.

We ended the night with the family on the back deck, furniture converted to a couch, watching some fireworks and the stars...


Went to the bank this morning and was stunned to learn it was 7/1...

Of 2017.

Seriously, I had to think about it for a minute... It's 2017?!? Wow.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The corner office


Because my company is growing, space is limited in the Cleveland office.

This week I came up and visited the office and the great city of Cleveland. Great trip. Check out the view from my office... Which was actually the corner conference room!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thank you very mulch

Sorry you must wait a little longer for the big launch of Project X!!!

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That's a lotta mulch. This is the summer of mulch. Boyd and I got Mom (AKA Adro) a truckload this spring (oof) then me and Boyd got Judy a truck bed full twice. 

No more mulch for five days.

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BTW we miss Grandma Judy. She's been in Omaha for a month!

(What's that? Not even a week yet? Whatever.)

FREE JUDY!!!

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Got two tix to see Queens of the Stone Age this fall. PUMPED! Surprised they're playing Crossroads, figured them for a bigger venue. 

Opener is ROYAL BLOOD which is really cool, too.

I've seen QOTSA only twice... back when "Songs for the Deaf" just came out, at Lollapalooza in KC. Back when Lolla still toured (2003?) And I saw them at Lollapalooza in Chicago a few summers ago... 2013. MUCH BETTER SET.

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I read the blog back from 2010 last night. I was way funnier back then.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sweet cut!

II haven't posted much lately. Hmmmmm.

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Check out Boyd's sweet summer cut! Looks sharp! 

Grandma Judy and Evey don't like it. 

It's fine by me and Boyd. But if they don't like it, we'll probably try to find a new look.

As long as none of them try to take him to get a perm...

#NeverAgain

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How did my downstairs TV get set on the wrong screen ratio again?!? I was only gone five days!!! (And I think I watched it on the correct setting since I've been back! ...uh-oh.)

#ThatsOnYou

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Uhm, a special announcement. Soon...

Maybe even tomorrow!

Soon... we will have a new original series debuting here at Especially Evey (and sometimes Boydee). 


Seriously. We have even signed a contract with an executive producer (Adro Jones), we have a sponsor (Progresso Soup) and we have talent (Evey and occasional special guest, The Bubster.)

So hopefully the new... whatever... debuts soon. And hopefully you're blown away.

But the good news is... if you hate it... it's OK, we really don't care.

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Boyd stopped me in the hall today and said, "Dad! You have a bug bite!"

He grabbed my arm and twisted it. I looked down. And I saw a giant lump on the backside of my arm.

"Oh, SHIT!" I shouted. I pulled my arm away and looked closely.

Turns out I was tricked by the sight of his thumb pressed up on the back of my arm. There was nothing. 

For a second, I thought I had a nickel-sized lump on the back of my arm that I didn't even know about.

Boydee is good at pushing my buttons.

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Grilled chicken tonight. Big ol' breasts. Took a while to get the internal temperature up to where it needed to be.

But once they were done?

Oh my damn, it was a FEAST over here. Even Boyd was devouring food.

Homemade refried beans, too.

Boyd is excited for the Fiesta this weekend because he can't wait to eat some more tamales. Uncle Rick dropped off some tamales at the house, turns out the kid can't eat enough of them.

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Buzz Beach Ball looks pretty good. But so does Queens of the Stone Age with Royal Blood at the Crossroads. And so does Femmes and Bunnymen at Crossroads. And so does Riot Fest in Chicago.

So many good shows this summer/fall! Going to be tough to make a decision.

In case you're wondering, I'm doing the RUN the JEWELS sign with my hands right now. Because Adrianne loves it.

Runnin' jewels fast!

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I learned so much about the next couple Avengers films, from a friend who got some insider access...

But I'm sworn to secrecy. Dang!








Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Today was a pretty good day

Yesterday wasn't the best day, there was a lot of frustration.

Today was better. Much better.

Consider:

A book publisher called me to talk business, get to know me and ask for my help with some of his clients... we made plans to grab a drink together in NYC later this year...

While on that phone call, Mr. Tom Fazio called me and left a message, asking me to call him back. Fazio is arguably the greatest living golf architect today... I called him right back and caught him for a quick interview...

Then I checked Pitchcare.com, a European turfgrass magazine/website, and saw my byline/story batting lead-off on their site today. With 50,000 European members, that's not bad for Golfdom or for Seth A. Jones...

And then I wrapped the day up grilling some steaks that were... better than OK!!!

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A moment only Copy Jesus will appreciate:

Adrianne and I were at the local (Eudora) grocery store together, probably the first time ever we were there together. We're going through the checkout line when the high school girl looks up and says, "I love your shirt!"

Adrianne pauses and says, "Mine?"

I thought that, of course... the girl was talking to her fellow woman, and not the dashing George Clooney looking fella standing next to her... but hearing Adrianne's self doubt made me realize, "maybe me?"

So I looked down at my own shirt and saw that I was wearing... a faded WHAT WOULD JACKO DO? shirt. And then I knew she was talking to me.

Except, OK, she probably wasn't. But that's a'ight. 

I still like my shirt!




Sunday, June 4, 2017

Don't go outside (on Evey's watch)

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Great weekend for the Joneses!

Friday me and Adro hit the casino (didn't win anything again). Saturday morning I posted a bunch of my old toys on eBay wile Adro worked in the backyard. 

In the afternoon we all went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. Me and the kids had already seen it. Adro and Judy joined us this time and they both LOVED it. I was glad because I recommended it to them.

I think Adrianne was most impressed. She liked it top to bottom.

Saturday night we just hung out, enjoyed the weather. My sister and Marina stopped by for a brief visit. Then Adro convinced me to go to sleep early with her and Boydee. We were zonked out instantly.

Sunday was quiet. Adro and kids went to church, I went and picked up some mulch for Judy. A little bit of backyard wiffle ball with the kids, then naps for everyone.

I got up and dinked around the house... cut up all the fruit Adrianne bought from her grocery shopping trip. Then I cooked a Mexican buffet style dinner.

A short walk for the family, then a longer walk for just me and Adro concluded the evening. (And that lousy Game 2 of the NBA Finals.)

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Took off work early to take Evey to see Wonder Woman on Friday.

While it was great hanging with Evey, neither of us enjoyed the movie much. I'm surprised by all the positive reviews it's getting... it was barely mediocre in my book. Oh well, glad others are enjoying it.

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For the first time ever, we left Evey in charge and asked her to watch Boyd for us while me and Adro went on a walk.

I know this made Evey nervous but we knew it would be fine... we walked  a little longer route than normal, just because it was nice outside. We walked until a little past dusk. 

When we walked up to the house, Boyd was looking out the window and gave us a big smile and wave. Evey, however, was not too happy.

She asked me "what happened?" and "what did you do?" I told her, "we went for a walk."

Apparently our walk was too long so Evey assumed we had been kidnapped. When Boyd spotted us, Evey had Adrianne's phone in hand and was about to call... Grandma.

We asked how this would help at all... Grandma was probably asleep anyway. And what would Evey say? "Grandma, Mom and Dad went for a walk... and they've been gone for FIFTEEN MINUTES!!!"

Adrianne asked a good question: Why not just call Dad's cell phone? 

Hm!

Well, we all survived. We'll see if Evey gets less nervous next time.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cisco Kid

Maaaa
aaan. 

I'm still bummed about Chris Cornell, just so you know.

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I'm bummed about Tiger too.

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But hey, it's someone's BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!!

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He drink whiskey, Poncho drink the wine.